Nis Day Tour From Sofia

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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

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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 for Nis Day Tour From Sofia

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

Exclusions for Nis Day Tour From Sofia

  • 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

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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7 reviews by the users

  • This was a good trip to book. I would never want to plan a trip to Nis on my own since I do not know the language. The only issues I had was that we booked this trip for a Saturday and half the places that this trip promised to take us were closed. We still got to see the city itself but I wish they would of at least given us a heads up on what would be closed.

  • We are very dissatisfied about the Nis day trip from Sofia. This was a complete waste of our time and money, and a very harassed trip for the following reasons.

    1-There was no information about the fact that there are extraordinary long waits when crossing back to Bulgaria from Serbia in the afternoons. Our guide was well aware of this and in fact mentioned that and I quote if they hate someone they should send them out on a trip to Nis!

    During our trip back at the immigration check post, we had to wait for 2 hours in the sweltering heat with no air conditioning since the car would get heated up. From our driver and guide we came to know that this was an everyday occurrence for this tour during these months! We were very disappointed that this information was not made available to us. If we had known we would not have booked this trip, since I am allergic to the heat. I was sick that entire evening, with fever and discomfort due to exposure to the excessive and constant heat, with no a/c for a long time, something that we could have easily avoided had we been warned.

    2-There was no information that there is actually no tower and very few remaining skulls in the skull tower. My sole reason for booking this trip was to see a real skull tower. It was very disappointing to see no tower a 6 ft broken wall can hardly be called a tower!!!. There were barely any skulls on the walls and our guide told us that this was the case for a long time. Apparently, people stole all the skulls, but strangely this is not mentioned in the description. This is misleading customers and very unethical.

    This was not the experience we had paid for.

  • This tour is excellent opportunity to visit Serbia in one day. Nis left pleasant impression and a road to it has very scenic views. Our driver was friendly and sociable person with decent knowledge.

  • Great trip and extremely knowledgeable guide. It was good value for money and I definitely came away feeling I had learnt more about the Balkans.

  • Awesome. Wonderful experience.

  • It was only myself on the trip and my guide Chris was great, really knowledgeable and easy to talk to. This trip is well worth doing if you want to explore another country in a day from Sofia. Plenty of history to Nis, I especially enjoyed visiting the small concentration camp. Great company, tour and guide!

  • A good way to spend a day away from Sofia. There is not a lot to see in Nis, but it is a worthwhile day trip.

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