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Walk with a Historian

Beograd, Serbia

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Experience hosted by Vladimir

2.5 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Belgrade's history is long, intricate and, let's face it, often complicated, so you don’t want to listen to the usual touristy nonsense about it. This is your one visit to Belgrade so I want you to get things right. No sugar-coated platitudes but real history and real Belgrade –good and bad.

On this tour we will focus on history and the way it shaped Belgrade, its streets, buildings and people. We will meet in the very center of the city, on Trg Republike (Republic Square), and then progress through the core of the city seeing remains of previous centuries and epochs, from the Roman to the Ottoman. Next we will visit Kalemegdan Park and the very heart of Belgrade, its Fortress. The last leg of our tour takes us through the quiet historic neighborhood of Dorcol. If you have time and haven't run out of questions we can sit for a drink at the end of the tour and continue our chat.

In order not to waste time stopping, I will bring refreshments.
Other things to note
Though we will do our best to adjust to your pace, bare in mind that there might be other guests on tour. The pace is easy, but it is two hours of walking and standing (only occasionally sitting). There are a few ups and downs and two shorter stairways.
Belgrade's history is long, intricate and, let's face it, often complicated, so you don’t want to listen to the usual touristy nonsense about it. This is your one visit to Belgrade so I want you to get things right. No sugar-coated platitudes but real history and real Belgrade –good and bad.

On this tour we will focus on history and the way it shaped Belgrade, its streets, buildings and people. We will meet in the very center of the c…

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What's included

  • Drinks
From $45
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Vladimir

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 10 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Born and raised in Belgrade, I'm a Master of Central European history, author of the best-selling travel guide about Serbia and, last but not least, a licensed tour guide for Serbia with six years of experience. I got my MA in history from the University of Belgrade and then went on to get a BA (again in history) from the Central European University (Vienna). Since 2013 I’ve led numerous groups and individuals working with companies such as MIR, Ace Travel, Martin Randall, etc. I have written a number of books. First of all, guidebooks for Belgrade, Serbia, Montenegro and I’ve co-authored a guide for Slovenia. These books have been re-printed numerous times and have now sold over 35,000 copies. I have also co-authored a book about Serbia’s national drink, rakija. My newest book, on Serbian churches and monasteries, will be out in October.
Born and raised in Belgrade, I'm a Master of Central European history, author of the best-selling travel guide about Serbia and, last but not least, a licensed tour guide for Serbia with six years of experience. I got my MA in history from the University of Belgrade and then went on to get a BA (again in history) from the Central European University (Vienna). Since 2013 I’ve led numerous groups and individuals working with companies such as MIR, Ace Travel, Martin Randall, etc. I have written a…
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Where you'll be

We will walk along Belgrade's touristy and untouristy streets and you will see details that you would otherwise miss for sure. Details that tell stories, stories that explain the past, present and perhaps future as well. We will observe the Danube from ancient ramparts, see Roman walls, Ottoman mosque, several intriguing monuments and a one of a kind church.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 10 reviews.

Angelica
November 2020
Really fantastic tour to run through the history of Belgrade. Vladimir was knowledgeable and answered many questions I had. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for an interesting historical overview of Belgrade. Thoroughly enjoyed it!
Really fantastic tour to run through the history of Belgrade. Vladimir was knowledgeable and answered many questions I had. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for an intere…
Nikita
September 2019
It was a great tour across the old city. Vladimir told about many history moments of Belgrade, offered juice and water during hot day. Must have tour to know the city and country history better.
Ljubodrag
September 2019
Vladimir was absolutely extraordinary. His deep knowledge of history went far beyond the anecdotal or curious: he made us all understand the bigger picture, the many implications of a complex story. He is extraordinarily qualified - it was an engaging, often humorous but always meaningful experience. I do plan to stay in touch with him and see him again next time in Belgrade!
Vladimir was absolutely extraordinary. His deep knowledge of history went far beyond the anecdotal or curious: he made us all understand the bigger picture, the many implications o…
Geneviève
September 2019
More then information, he told us a real story. He is witty and wise, and we highly recommend his tour. You will learn lots in a fun way! He’s a historian who knows how to share his deep knowledge. The time we spent with him far surpassed our expectations. You could tell he had put time and effort preparing for his tour.
More then information, he told us a real story. He is witty and wise, and we highly recommend his tour. You will learn lots in a fun way! He’s a historian who knows how to share hi…
Tim
August 2019
Vladimir is extremely knowledgeable and happy to share his historical expertise - I highly recommend it if you want to learn anything about Serbian (and Yugoslavian) history. Free walking tours can't compare.
Maren
August 2019
The tour with Vladimir was great. He knows the Serbian history very well and one can ask him every question. I would definitely recommend the tour!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes

Umbrella or a rain coat, in case of rain