Serbia is well-known for its historic sites, chronicling the story of a people that stretches back to Roman times. The numerous groups of people who called Serbia home left and leave behind an artistic tradition that is well-chronicled at the country`s numerous history and art museums. It is also known as a place where visitors can be one with nature, escaping to the beautiful countryside, numerous river valleys, and mountainscapes.
The most popular destination in Serbia is the capital, Belgrade, situated on the Danube River and the Sava River. Also on the Danube is the city of Novi Sad, built around an imposing fortress. Subotica, in the extreme north of the country near the border with Hungary, is also popular with visitors. An off-the-beaten-path destination you should consider visiting is Pristina, capital of the autonomous region of Kosovo.
The shoulder seasons are the best times to visit Serbia, corresponding to the months of April and May and September and October. Temperatures are mild, and in the case of the spring shoulder period, the snow and rain of the earlier months should have ceased by April. Lines at tourist attractions will be at manageable levels during this time too.
We recommend approximately 3-9 days based on what you want to see and do. We offer flexible vacation packages so you can select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities. We suggest a minimum of 3 nights in Belgrade.
We recommend seeing Serbia by car to experience the cities, towns, and countryside away from Belgrade. For those wanting to visit Belgrade, many of our packages offer flights from a number of European cities. Another option is the train: the rail network in Serbia travels to most corners of the country; the rail hubs are located in Belgrade, Lapovo, and Subotica. International train travel connects Serbia with North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, Croatia, and Hungary.
The currency of Serbia is the Serbian dinar (written in shorthand as din). U.S. dollars are not accepted. Be prepared with the correct currency on hand or exchange your dollars (or Euros if you are arriving from the Eurozone) for dinars upon arrival in Serbia. There are currency exchanges and ATMs at the airport, most hotels, and in many other locations across the country.
Many Serbians can speak English with a good degree of fluency. The rule used to be that there were more English speakers under the age of 40, although these days you can find English speakers of all ages in most cities and tourist towns. It will be most difficult to converse in rural areas, where there may not be English translations for signs or menus, and the signs will be written confusingly in both Latin and Cyrillic alphabets. Be prepared to learn basic Serbian phrases like hello/goodbye, please/thank you, how much is it?, where is the bathroom, and the numbers from 1-10 and 50, 100, and 1,000. To say `Do you speak English?`, say `Da li govorite engleski?`