Nis Day Tour

Dates:

1 days / 0 nights

transport: bus

price: 49 €

 
Highlights:
  • Cross border tour to Republic of Serbia
  • Recommended period: All year round
  • Easy booking service - pay by PayPal or any Credit Card. No credit card fees.
  • English speaking guide throughout the day. Personal attention guaranteed!
  • Comfortable air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Guided tour of Plovdiv
  • Free cancellation 3 days before departure.

City of Niš is the third largest city in Republic of Serbia (former Yugoslavia) and it is one of the oldest cities in the Balkans and Europe. It is one of the oldest cities in Balkans and Europe.
Situated at the crossroads of the Balkan and European roads, connecting Asia Minor to Europe, since ancient times Nis was considered a gateway to the heart of Balkans. The town was named after the Nišava River, which was named Navissos by the Celtic inhabitants of the town. Each new conqueror gave the town a new name: Roman Naissus, Byzantine Nysos, Slovene Niš, or German Nissa. Roman Emperor Constantine the Great (306-337) was born born in Naissus in 274, richly endowed his birthplace. He built majestic edifices here, and made Niš an important economic, military and administrative centre. It was named Navissos by the Scordisci in 279 BC, after an invasion of the Balkans. The city was among several taken in the Roman conquest in 75 BC. The Romans built the Via Militaris in the 1st century, with Naissus being one of its key towns; it is also the birthplace of Constantine the Great, the first Christian Emperor and the founder of Constantinople, and Constantius III and Justin I. It is home to one of the oldest churches in Serbia, dating to the 4th century, located in the suburb of Mediana.

Your Day in Niš (Serbia)
  • A full day trip to Nis is a good option who would like to explore two neighbor Balkan countries in one trip. Fortress, nice shopping streets, beautiful garden and many restaurants serving typical Serbian roshtilj (local BBQ) will appeal visitors.
  • The road passes through the deep gorge of the river Nishava, impressive with its towering up to 200 meters white rocks.
  • Upon our arrival in Niš we will first visit the famous Cele Kula (Skull Tower NIS) where you will learn about the atrocities of the Turks against the Serbs and you will see a unique in the world monument for the sacrifice of Serbian revolutionaries. The second important archaeological site in Niš is Medijana. This Roman estate exhibits the remains of a granary, craft centre, villas , thermae, and the remains of ancient villa with with rich mosaics. Most mosaics exhibit geometrical or floral motifs, while two mosaics presenting figures - the head of the Medusa and a semi-prostrate figure of a river deity (probably Neptune). The museum contains sculptures and portraits of Roman gods and goddesses, utensils for daily use (bowls, pitchers, lamps) and remnants of lead pipes used to provide healing hot water from the nearby Niska Banja (Nis Spa).
  • After these two visits you will have some free time to walk around the central square and have some famous Serbian grill or other lunch. At 15:00h we will drive to Niš Concentration Camp - a small but very authentic concentration camp set by the Germans during World War 2 to imprison and kill Jews, Romas and other minorities. We leave back to Sofia around 16:00h and expect to arrive around 18:30h. Please note: museums may not be open on Sundays.


Start:
  • 8:30/End: 18:30h

Recommended period:
  • All year round;

Important: Cele Kula and Concentration camp are closed every Monday! Medijana is closed during the winter.

Driving time:
  • 5h 00m approx.

Walking time:
  • 2h 30m approx.

Handicap accessible:
  • Fairly accessible

Special requirements:
  • Valid passport or ID card for cross-border check in Serbia.
  • Visa may be required, please check before you book.

Prices 1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4-8 persons 9-18 persons


139 Eur / 272 BGN 79 Eur per person 155 BGN 69 Eur per person 135 BGN 59 Eur per person 115 BGN 49 Eur per person 95 BGN

The tour price includes:
  • transfer to/from your hotel/accommodation in Sofia
  • guide in English
  • parking fees
  • entrance fees
  • Meals and personal expenses not included
  • Small group tour
  • Private option +30%
  • Children (1-16yrs) 20% discount