Serbia Tours & Holidays

Small Group Tours & Tailor-Made Holidays

Overview

Lying at the crossroads of central and southern Europe, Serbia is a land of rich diversity and timeless tradition. Surrounded by its Balkan neighbours, this landlocked gem is still refreshingly unspoiled by the trappings of mass tourism and can boast no fewer than four UNESCO cultural monuments including the medieval capital of Stari Ras and the 13th century monastery of Sopocani. With a history imbued with a rich mix of eastern and western traditions, the region is soaked in Ottoman culture, ...

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Group tours

Travel to Serbia with like-minded people on one of our small group tours (usually max size 12), featuring knowledgeable local guides and an expert tour leader.

HIGHLIGHTS OF SERBIA

BEST EXPERIENCES

Have lunch on a Serbian farm

Have lunch on a Serbian farm

Enjoy a traditional lunch at a Serbian farm, featuring fresh produce and optional home-made vodka.

Discover Belgrade

Discover Belgrade

Discover some of Belgrade's most important historic sites and attractions, including the Kalmegdan Fortress, Karadjordjevic Kings Palace and the stunning setting of St. Sava's Church, one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world. Enjoy an evening dinner and walk to take in the city's vibrant nightlife.

Cruise Along the Danube

Cruise Along the Danube

Cruise along the Danube through Iron Gates National Park, looking out for eagles and buzzards as well as rock-perched fortresses on the way. 

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WHEN TO GO

LGBTQIA+ Guidance

When planning to travel as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, there may be additional things you wish to consider doing, such as:

  • Speaking to one of our travel experts for information about travelling in your chosen destination and local attitudes towards members of the LGBTQIA+ community
  • Checking the Human Dignity Trust map of countries that criminalise LGBTQIA+ people, which highlights potentially dangerous regions and countries
  • Checking the ‘Local laws and customs’ section of your country's official foreign travel advice page
  • Looking for any updates for your desired destination on the Human Rights Watch LGBTQIA+ rights page
  • Buying a recommended guidebook, as many include an LGBTQIA+ section and advice for LGBTQIA+ travellers

USEFUL INFORMATION

Health and Vaccinations 

There are no mandatory immunisations for travellers to Serbia though you should be up to date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis A. We recommend you seek advice from your local GP or travel centre as to the correct immunisations and preventative treatments. 

Currency 

In Serbia the official unit of currency is the Dinar.  

To check out the latest exchange rate for the places that you are visiting you can go to www.oanda.com

Cultural Sensitivity 

On our tours you will frequently interact with local people, each with their own distinct customs and traditions. We therefore ask you to be considerate and to treat them with respect. Your tour-leaders and guides will always be able to advise you accordingly.  

In the churches and cathedrals women should cover their heads with a scarf or hat, while men should take their hats off.   

Language & Religion 

Serbia has been traditionally a Christian country since the Christianization of Serbs by Byzantine Christian missionaries Cyril and Methodius in the 9th century. Therefore, the dominant confession is Eastern Orthodoxy of the Serbian Orthodox Church. During the Ottoman rule of the Balkans, Sunni Islam established itself in the territories of Serbia, mainly in southern regions of Sandžak, Preševo, and Bujanovac. Roman Catholicism has roots in the country since the presence of Hungarians in Vojvodina (mainly in the northern part of the province), while Protestantism arrived in the 18th and 19th century with the settlement of Slovaks in Vojvodina. The Serbian language is spoken in Serbia. 

Time 

Serbia is 1 hour ahead of GMT  

A useful website to check the time zone differences is www.worldtimezone.com.  

Food and drink 

In this region meat seems to be the predominant ingredient although seasonal fruits and vegetables are widely available. The national dishes in Serbia include pljeskavica (a ground beef/pork patty), ćevapi (grilled minced meat), and Karađorđeva šnicla (Karageorge's schniztel). The national drink is the plum brandy šljivovica or homemade rakija. 

Travelling Solo In Serbia

All of our small group tours are designed to cater for solo travellers: the number of solo travellers will vary from tour to tour, but usually over half will be travelling alone. Get all of the excitement of discovering new places combined with the security of travelling with an organised group, with like minded people.