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Serbia Tours & Tailormade Holidays

Group Tours    Regional Descriptions    Tailormade Options   Balkans Tours    Route Map

Once in the news for the wrong reasons, Serbia sees little in the way of tourists despite a plethora of exciting places to visit – from cosmopolitan, easy-going Belgrade to its spectacular Orthodox monasteries; from the beautiful landscapes of Devil's Town to the rustic wine cellar village at Rajac. Its stunning hiking trails, delicious cuisine and quirky festivals make Serbia an ideal place for a unique trip.


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Tour Country Dates Days Price
A Taste of Serbia
Discover the unique culinary heritage of Serbia

Off the beaten track :   
Activity :  
Serbia
Contact us for details
6 £ 1,095
Archaeology of Serbia
Follow the path of countless invaders

Off the beaten track :   
Activity :  
Serbia
20 May 2017
10 Sep 2017
19 May 2018
08 Sep 2018
8 £ 1,595
Archaeology of the Balkans
Ancient Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Venetians & Ottomans

Off the beaten track :   
Activity :  
Serbia
Macedonia
Kosovo
Albania
Montenegro
06 May 2017
16 Sep 2017
05 May 2018
15 Sep 2018
19 £ 3,295
Balkan Explorer
Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro & Bosnia

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Activity :  
Albania
Bosnia
Kosovo
Macedonia
Montenegro
Serbia
06 May 2017
30 Sep 2017
02 Jun 2018
29 Sep 2018
20 £ 3,095
Balkan Odyssey
Discover Serbia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro & Bosnia

Off the beaten track :   
Activity :  
Serbia
Macedonia
Montenegro
Kosovo
Bosnia
22 Apr 2017
02 Sep 2017
21 Apr 2018
01 Sep 2018
15 £ 2,395
Belgrade City Tour
Discover this cosmopolitan historic city on the rivers

Off the beaten track :   
Activity :  
Serbia
Contact us for details
4 £ 545
Devil's Town & The Danube
Uncover the hidden gems of Europe's best-kept secret

Off the beaten track :   
Activity :  
Serbia
29 Apr 2017
09 Sep 2017
9 £ 1,725
Festivals of Serbia
Eat, drink and be merry in Europe's forgotten gem

Off the beaten track :   
Activity :  
Serbia
07 Aug 2017
8 £ 1,495
Serbia's Remoter Trails
Hiking and cycling in remote Southeast Serbia

Off the beaten track :   
Activity :  
Serbia
Contact us for details
8 £ 1,295

Regional Descriptions

Belgrade

Belgrade is a fascinating and dynamic city that at times belies its ancient heritage. Sat at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers, Belgrade also straddles the East-West divide and its ancient heritage sits comfortably with the urban charm of its parks, cafés and nightclubs. Come discover Europe's coolest capital city.

Churches & Monasteries

Serbia is a country with a rich religious heritage. Visit the tiny 9th century St. Peter's Church and Borac's simple, hidden church. Admire the sublime frescoes of the UNESCO heritage site of Sopocani and the elegance and beauty of Studenica. Unlike in much of modern day Europe, Serbian monasteries continue to play an active and important role in the spiritual life of its people.

Devil's Town

Devil's Town is a unique geographical phenomenon. Nominated as a UNESCO natural heritage site, the area consists of bizarre rock formations where water erosion has left cone-like pyramid structures of reddish rock, capped with a mysterious 'black hat'. Pyramids are continuously formed and destroyed, leading locals to believe that this was the result of devils fighting each other for power. Local legend has us believe that the eerie sound of the wind whistling between the pyramids is that of the devils trying to communicate.

The Skull Tower of Nis

This ghoulish tower was the Turkish response to an episode during the first Serbian uprising where the Serbian General, Steven Sindelic, realising he was on the point of defeat, blew himself up alongside 3000 Serbian soldiers and about 6000 Turkish soldiers. The Turks built this grisly tower with four walls, each containing eleven rows of seven Serbian skulls, as a warning against further Serbian resistance. Many of the skulls were removed at great danger by Serbian families and buried, but many remain there to this day.

The Danube River

The Danube is Europe's largest and most important river, flowing through four capital cities, more than any other river in the world. It has acted as a critical route for pan-European trade through many centuries resulting in a rich and impressive heritage. The narrowest part of the river is just 300m across and is flanked by striking cliffs of up to 600m. Follow its winding path by foot, by bike or by boat - passing imposing fortresses, dramatic gorges, quaint villages and ancient settlements.

Rajac

The wine cellar village of Rajacka Pimnice, near the actual village of Rajac, consists of 270 stone and wood cellars built between 1750 and 1930. Far off the tourist map, this quaint village is a fantastic opportunity to taste and buy the delicious local wine, eat traditional regional food and meet the friendly locals, who are not averse to a glass or two themselves! For those inclined to explore further, Rajac's unique 3rd century graveyard with its highly unusual gravestones is also worth a visit.

Vojvodina

Vastly different from the more southern regions of Serbia, the semi-autonomous province of Vojvodina is more influenced by the Austro-Hungarian Empire than the Ottomans who ruled the more southerly parts. This is clearly reflected in the architecture and attitude of the people. The beautiful towns of Novi Sad and Subotica look and feel more like central European towns that might be more at home in Hungary.


Tailormade Options

For a private and personal experience we can arrange a bespoke itinerary to cater specifically to your needs. As well as the options available on our group tours, please read on for more ideas which we could incorporate on a private tour.

Hiking & Activities

Experience the warm welcome and the slow pace of rural life
in southeastern Serbia by hiking and cycling through its stunning valleys and gorges. Discover the ghoulish skull tower of Niš, visit a 200 year old water mill and stop off to rejuvenate your muscles in a Turkish bath. Overnight in small lodges and discover true hospitality in a traditional rural homestay. Another option is to hike Tara Mountain with a park ranger – climbing slopes clad in dense forests and exploring deep ravines, karst and limestone caves and steep cliffs. Finally Uvac Canyon is the perfect place to discover nature, watching out for rare Eurasian Griffon. Skiing is also a popular activity in Serbia, with Kopaonik and Zlatibor, the main resorts, also offering snowboarding, monoskiing, hang-gliding, snowmobiling and night skiing. River rafting can also be arranged on the Drina or the Ibar rivers.

Wellbeing / Spas

Serbia has a long tradition of spa resorts going back hundreds of years. As well as over one thousand warm and cold water mineral water springs it also boasts a great wealth of mineral gases and medicinal muds. Many of these have been used to treat ailments and diseases since Roman times, and many spas are located in oases of greenery and tranquillity – on mountain slopes, by thick forests, orchards and grasslands. Modern wellness programmes are also a growing trend.

Culinary Serbia

Experience the rich and flavourful culture and heritage of Serbia - Europe's forgotten culinary giant. Betraying influences from the Balkans, Central Europe and perhaps most obviously Turkey and Greece, Serbian cuisine is a unique and little known blend. Taste rakija (plum brandy) and try unique local wines in authentic 18th Century wine cellars. Sample excellent meats, rich dairy products and learn the use of rare herbs in cooking with a real life druid. Serbia is a true hands-on food experience that you’ll never forget.

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Laurence Mitchell (Author of Bradt Guide: Serbia)
"I am delighted to see that Travel The Unknown have started to run tours to Serbia - it is time that someone did as the country has plenty to offer for all tastes. Looking at their itineraries for both North and South Serbia, it is clear that they manage to visit some of the more out the way places and lesser known sites that few know about. They offer a good degree of variety too, and their tours should give potential visitors a really good taste of this often overlooked destination."








Adrian Mourby (Travel Writer - The Independent)
"I have been extremely well looked after and am grateful to Dejan for showing me his wonderful country."