Full-day Nis And Serbian History Tour From Sofia

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30am Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Your hotel or accommodations
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:30pm

Overview

Located only 163 kilometers from Sofia, Nis is a fantastic option to add a Serbian stamp in your passport, without checking out from your hotel in Bulgaria. Nis is the third largest city in Serbia and the birthplace of Constantine the Great, one of the most important emperors in the Roman history. Explore the intriguing history of former Yugoslavia, while having delicious authentic Serbian roshtil (grill) in the city, located on the both sides of Nisava river.

Highlights

  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Hotel pickup included

Know More about this tour

Our guide will pick you up at 8:30am from your hotel or accommodation in Sofia. Only 45 minutes of driving will take you to the border between Bulgaria and Serbia. After another hour and a half drive, crossing the wonderful Sicevo gorge you will reach Nis. Your first stop is Mediana - an ancient luxurious residence. Here you will learn about the history of the city, during the Antiquity and how important was Naissos for the Romans, while admiring lovely mosaics on the floor of the atrium in one of the houses of the noble people, lived here.

NOTE: Mediana is still closed for renovation, so visitors are currently not allowed.

Your next stop for the day is Cele kula, or the Skull tower. Built here in 1809 after the battle of Cegar hill between the Serbians and the Ottomans, it represents the atrocities of the Turks against the Serbs. Today the Skull tower is a symbol of the Serbian battle for independence and a cultural monument of exceptional importance for the history of the country.

From over here you will head to the city center for some lovely Serbian grill in traditional restaurant, located in the Old quarter of Nis. After that you will have free time in the city center to buy some souvenirs, before we head towards Nis Concentration camp. The name of the camp is 12th of February and is one of the few preserved in Serbia. Although small in sizes, the history of Nis camp is not different of these of the other camps around occupied Europe. Here you will learn about the occupation of Serbia during WWII, the stories of the imprisoned Jews, Romas and communists.

After our visit of the camp you will head towards Sofia and expect to arrive somewhere around 6:30pm.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Small-group tour
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

A moderate amount of walking is involved