Nis City Tour: Full-Day Trip from Sofia
Visit Nis, one of the oldest cities in Europe and long considered a gateway between the East and the West. You’ll enjoy scenic views on the drive from Sofia. Explore the Roman ruins at Medijana and try a Serbian grill for lunch in the city center.
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- See the famous Cele Kula and learn about the sacrifices of Serbian revolutionaries
- Visit Medijana to explore the remains of an ancient Roman villa
- Drive to a small concentration camp set up by the Germans during WW2
- Take some time to explore Nis on your own
DescriptionThe Serbian city of Nis is growing in popularity as a tourist destination. On this full-day trip from Sofia, you’ll enjoy a scenic drive to this picturesque, relaxed city that dates back to Roman times. Nis was the birthplace of Constantine the Great, the first Christian Emperor. It is home to one of the oldest churches in Serbia, dating to the 4th century, located in the suburb of Medijana. You’ll find some fortress remains, a shopping street, and lovely gardens. The approach to Nis is very scenic, with the road passing through a river gorge. Your first stop is to visit the famous Cele Kula (Skull Tower). Learn about the atrocities committed by the Turks and see the unique monument to the sacrifice of Serbian revolutionaries. The next important site is in suburban Medijana, where you’ll explore an archeological site of a Roman estate. See remains of an ancient villa, a granary, villas, and baths. The museum houses sculptures and portraits of Roman gods and goddesses, utensils for daily use, and other objects unearthed at the site. You’ll have some free time to walk around the central square and try the famous Serbian grill for lunch. After lunch, your driver will take you to a small concentration camp that was set up by the Germans during World War 2 to imprison and exterminate Jews, Romas, and other minorities. At 16:00 you’ll begin the trip back to Sofia, expecting to arrive at about 18:30.
IncludesSofia hotel transfers Guide Parking fees Entrance fees Meals Personal expenses Tips
- A valid passport or ID card is needed for crossing the border into Serbia. A visa may be required. Please check before you book the tour. Recommended period: throughout the year Driving time: 5 hours, approximately Walking time: 2.5 hours, approximately Handicapped accessibility: fairly accessible Please note: museums may not be open on Mondays
Easy cancellationCancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
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