Belgrade tours and excursions
For a completely different perspective on the city, take a sightseeing boat along the Sava and Danube rivers taking in the sights of Kalemegdan, Zemun and Ada Ciganlija from the water. Details of boat tours are available from the Belgrade Tourist Organisation.Tel: +381 11 324 8404.
One way to get a good overview of the city is to take the hop on/hop off, open-top bus tour that runs seven days a week from April to October from the Sava Passenger Dock and takes in New Belgrade, Central Belgrade and the Old Town. There is also a 90-minute guided bus tour that leaves from Trg Nikole Pašića at 1000 on Sundays during the summer months.Tel: +381 11 324 8404.
Belgrade's relatively compact size and excellent public transport network make it a great city to explore on foot. The expert knowledge and anecdotes of a good local guide can help bring the city alive. The Belgrade Tourist Organisation run several possible tours.Tel: +381 11 324 8404.
Serbia's second city, Novi Sad, is 85km (53 miles) north of Belgrade and a possible day trip, but really worth several days. Don't miss the impressive Petrovaradin Citadel and a stroll along the city's charming pedestrianised streets, dotted with cafés, bars and museums. July is a good month to visit, as the annual Exit Festival sees the town flooded with festival-goers. If you have more time, though, make sure you explore the monasteries and vineyards of Fruška Gora.Tel: +381 21 420 066.
Once an island but now a peninsula, Ada Ciganlija is a fantastic place to while away a summer's afternoon on the beach or at one of the many bars and restaurants overlooking the lake and river. For the more energetic, there are all manner of sports and recreational pursuits on offer from sailing and swimming to bungee-jumping and paint ball. Ada is just 4km (2.5 miles) southwest of the city centre close to New Belgrade and is easily reached by bus or taxi.Tel: +381 11 785 7220.