24. Beautiful Belgrade, Serbia
This part of the world is not widely traveled. The people are friendly, the sites are beautiful and the food is really good and things are pretty inexpensive. Perfect combinations.
Serbia is located in eastern Europe. It is a land-locked country bordered by Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania and Montenegro.
How To Get Here
There is train service from the neighboring countries such as Croatia. Start your search with Eurail.com.
The closest airport is the Nikola Tesla International Airport (BEG), the home of Air Serbia. Air Serbia now has nonstop service from New York-JFK, so that makes it easier if you are coming from the U.S. They fly to several major European cities so no issues there either.
The following airlines has service to Belgrade:
Aegean Airlines (A3), Air Cairo (SM), Air Serbia (JU), AirBaltic (BT), Arkia Israeli Airlines (IZ), Austrian Airlines (OS), EasyJet Airlines (U2), Eurowings (EW), FlyDubai (FZ), Hainan Airlines (HU), Jazeera Airways (J9), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), LOT Polish (LO), Links Air (W2), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Luxair (LG), Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY), Nouvelair Tunisie (BJ), Pegasus Airlines (PC), Qatar Airways (QR), Swiss Airlines (LX), Tarom (RO), Turkish Airlines – Star Alliance (TK), Wizz Air (W6), WizzAir Abu Dhabi (5W) and Wizz Air UK (W9).
There is bus service on eurolines.
If you are already in Europe you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions. It’s about three hours drive.
Where To Stay
The main hotel, located in the heart of the city is the Hotel Moskova. It is grand and is from the Soviet era. There are of course other hotels as well as hostels. Don’t be fooled by the somewhat shabby exteriors they are really nice inside.
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Where To Eat
There’s an abundance of street foods in the walkways around the city. Plus of course restaurants both fast food and sit down places. The pastry is actually quite good and worth the try.
What To Do
The city is an old one so there are lots of historic buildings. The buildings may look derelict outside, but some are quite nice inside. The train station is definitely one to see as there are many old trains which are still in service.
There is also a newer part of the city which is accessible by the local rail service and/or buses.
The city sits on the Danube, so you can follow it and enjoy what it has to offer.
At one end of the city is the Belgrade Fortress which used to be used to protect the city. The views from here of the city and the Danube are worth the visit.
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.