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Found in the southeast region of the Balkan Peninsula, Serbia has recovered from a troublesome past to become one of Europe's most entertaining destinations.

Blessed with countless museums and galleries, our Serbia tours give travellers a glimpse into yesteryear. Serbia is also home to a wide range of acclaimed restaurants and cafes and is home to one of Europe's best nightlife scenes.

Our Serbia tours take you to some of its most popular attractions, such as its capital city of Belgrade located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, the Church of Saint Sava - one of the largest Orthodox churches on the planet.

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Do you want to know more about Serbia tours and its beauty? Or do you need accurate visa information?

Contact the Serbia tourism board for more information.

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Is it safe to visit Serbia?

Serbia is a safe country for tourists to visit, and the most common concern is pickpockets.

What is the official currency of Serbia

The currency used in Serbia is the Serbian dinar (RSD), which is divided into 100 paras.

When is the best time of the year to visit Serbia?

The best time of the year to visit Serbia is during spring (April), as the temperatures are mild and pleasant.

Should you tip in Serbia?

Tipping is not obligatory in Serbia, but if you are happy with your service then leave a 10-15% tip.

Is the tap water safe to drink in Serbia?

The tap water is safe for drinking in Serbia, and bottled water is also sold everywhere.

How much is a meal in Serbia?

The cost of a meal can Serbia vary, but you're looking at spending around $8 per day on average. If you're heading out to a restaurant, the average meal price is between $3 - $4.

Do people in Serbia speak English?

Yes, most Serbian's speak English. You could get through an entire trip not knowing any Serbian, but we do suggest learning a few words and phrases before your trip, it's a great way to connect with the locals.

Do you need vaccinations to go to Serbia?

Yes, you do. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Serbia: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza.

What should we see in Serbia?

If you are travelling to Serbia with us, we'll take you to all of its top attractions.Here is a checklist of places you should see in Serbia:The Belgrade FortressKalemegdan ParkThe Temple of Saint-SavaThe Nikola Tesla MuseumDrvengrad

How many days in Serbia is enough?

One or two days in Serbia is ample time, but it's often best coupled with a complete Balkans tour. Have a look at some of our Balkan tour options above.


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Serbia Country Guide

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Time: GMT+2
Dial Code: +381
Area: 88,361 km2
Elevation: The lowest points in Serbia are the Danube and Timok Rivers at 35m (115 ft.) | The highest point in Serbia is Midzor at 2,169m (7,116 ft.)
Population: 8,762,027 (2018)
Capital: Belgrade
Government: Republic, Parliamentary republic
Language: Serbian

Serbia, officially the Republic of Serbia, is a country positioned at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe in the southern Pannonian Plain and the Balkans.

Hungary borders this sovereign state to the north, Bulgaria and Romania to the east, Macedonia to the south, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro to the west. The capital of Serbia, Belgrade, is one of the largest and oldest cities in Europe.

The country has adhered to the policy of military neutrality since 2007. Serbia also ranks high by the Human Development Index with an upper-middle income economy. It has a dominant service sector followed by an industrial sector.

Located in the Balkan Peninsula, Serbia's terrain is characterised by hills and rivers. The Dinaric Alps extend to the west and the southwest. The largest Lake in Serbia is ?erdap Lake and the longest river that flows through Serbia is the Danube.

The climate of Serbia is affected by the landmass of Eurasia, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Serbia's climate can be defined as warm-humid continental or humid subtropical climate. In the north of Serbia, the climate is more continental with cold winters and hot summers. In the south, summers and autumns are drier, and winters are cold.

The Constitution of Serbia describes it as a secular state with guaranteed religious freedom. The Serbian Orthodox Church is the largest and most traditional church in the country. The official language of Serbia is Serbian and is the only European language with active digraphia.


  • Nis - the third-largest metropolis in Serbia and one of the oldest cities in the Balkans.
  • Subotica - a beautiful city and the cultural centre of Vojvodina with Art Nouveau buildings.
  • Petrovaradin Citadel - a striking fortress in the town of Petrovaradin, with an iconic clock tower.
  • Gallery of Matica Srpska - a significant cultural institution displaying Serbian artworks from a range of eras.
  • Drvengrad - a traditional village on a hilltop outside of Belgrade, built by a filmmaker in 2002.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art - an art museum in Belgrade exhibiting modern and contemporary art, surrounded by a sculpture park.
  • Church of Saint Sava - a Serbian Orthodox Church and one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world.
  • Derdap National Park - the largest national park in Serbia, located along the bank of the Danube River.


  • Take your shoes off before you enter the home of a local.
  • Dress conservatively when entering monasteries and walk backwards out of a shrine.
  • Learn a few simple phrases of Serbian to engage with the locals.
  • Don't be surprised that smoking is allowed in most places and restaurants in Serbia.
  • Avoid sensitive topics like politics and the war with the locals.
  • Watch your valuables when walking in crowded tourist areas and on public transport.
  • Bring a sturdy pair of shoes for hiking and sightseeing around cities.
  • Many buildings don't have elevators - choose a backpack over a suitcase.


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