Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, is a city that lies at the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers. It has always been at the crossroads of empires and played a central role in history: Ottoman to the East, Austro-Hungarian to the West, Russian to the North. These varied empires have left their mark, which is what makes Belgrade a fascinating and vibrant capital with bustling streets filled with varied architecture - from Austro-Hungarian grandeur to eye-catching Modernism, Brutalism and Art Nouveau - museums, galleries, restaurants and nightlife.
The city’s excitement reaches fever pitch at the floating nightclubs that line the riverbanks. Coffee houses, bars and ice cream shops make it a great city to just wander around and take in. Stroll down the Knez Mihailova up to the fortifications of the ancient citadel and the Savamala Quarter filled with creative artists.
A visit to Belgrade must include a stop at Marshal Tito’s grave. Art enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to the Gallery of Frescos while the scientifically oriented cannot miss a visit to the Nicola Tesla museum with its interactive exhibits. A city still unraveling its past while it reaches far into the future, Belgrade is not to be missed. Let Exeter International show you the vibrant energy of Serbia’s capital.
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The climate in Belgrade is generally warm and temperate during the spring and summer months. Winters can be cold and wet with the possibility of snowfall during the months of December-February.
The very best time to visit Belgrade is from the months of April – June and then September – October. These months are generally warm and pleasant but do take into consideration that rainfall is highest in the months of May and June. The months of July and August can be very hot for touring with temperatures in the 80’s.
A perfect way to introduce you to this city is by taking a private boat tour along the Danube and Sava rivers to see the city from a different perspective. From there you can move on to exploring the different sites of the capital. Start with the Temple of Saint Sava, the largest Orthodox church in use in the world! Also worth a visit is the Royal Palace complex, the current residence of the Royal Family. If you’re interested in learning about the history of Yugoslavia and and Josip Broz Tito’s rule, then the Museum of Yugoslavia is a must! The museum itself is on the grounds of Tito’s main residence in Belgrade.
When in Belgrade, it is also worth it to take a trip to the countryside to the small town of Kovacica. Here you can have the most fascinating experience of meeting a master violin maker and restorer and learning about his craft and story.
Our team of travel experts can customize a unique program for you, based on our Essential Serbia and Bosnia itinerary. We suggest you allow a minimum of 3 nights in Belgrade.
Belgrade finds itself right in the middle of the Balkan Peninsula making it just a quick flight to the surrounding countries. We can customize a unique program combining Serbia with its neighboring countries of Croatia and Slovenia in the north, Bosnia in the west, Montenegro in the south, and even Romania and Bulgaria in the east!
A trip to Belgrade would not be complete without a stroll down Skadarska Street. This historic street was once known to be a popular meeting point for artists and poets during the 19th and 20th centuries. Walking down the cobble-stone streets, you will find cafes, restaurants, art galleries, antique shops, and more. We recommend a visit at the famous Sebilj fountain located in from of the Skadarlija market while doing some shopping.
A local and celebrity favorite is Tri Šešira, or “three hats”. Located in the heard of Skadarska Street, it has been in operation since 1864. With indoor and outdoor seating in their garden, Tri Šešira offers traditional local cuisine, as well as flamed dishes! For the best experience, pick from their large selection of homemade rakija to try!
Known as the national drink of Serbia, rakija is a traditional drink often used for almost any occasion. Rakija is a fermented fruit brandy that comes in many different flavors, plum and pear being two of the most popular, and is almost guaranteed to be in every home in Serbia. When entering the home of a local, you are often offered rakija as a welcome gift, and it is considered disrespectful to decline.