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Full-day Nis and Serbian History Tour from Sofia

София, Bulgaria

From $64.21

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English


Grab your passport and head over the border to Serbia on this full-day tour of Nis from Sofia. Learn about the turbulent history of former Yugoslavia as you visit the Nis concentration camp; visit city sights including the Roman ruins of Mediana, the Skull Tower, and the Nisava riverfront; and sample delicious Serbian cuisine with lunch (own expense) at a local grill house.
  • Full-day Nis and Serbian history tour from Sofia
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the Serbian countryside as you cross the Sicevo gorge
  • See Nis landmarks such as the Roman ruins of Mediana and the Skull Tower
  • Tuck into a traditional lunch (own expense) at a Serbian grill house
  • Learn about the Nazi occupation of former Yugoslavia during a visit to the Nis concentration camp
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pickup, entrance fees, and round-trip transport
  • Small-group tour limited to 8 people ensures a personalized experience
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Departure Point

Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Shuttle Tour Starting Point, ul. Oborishte, ул. „19-ти февруари“, 1000 Old City Center, София, Bulgaria

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
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This activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers.

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  • "I think it was smart to go in the winter, though it was 0 C, but there wasn’t any waiting at the border and not so many tourists." See review
  • "Really great day, did take only 30 mins for border, can take over 2 hours July/Aug." See review


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Skull tower
, Apr 2020
Excellent trip well organised great guide. Saw skull tower and concentration camp. Roads from Sofia were very quiet and the border crossing was quick.
Highly recommend
, Feb 2020
I had an amazing trip through Bulgaria to Nis. Mihail (Michael), our guide, was friendly and a success peen driver. What really set him apart was his precise knowledge of not only Nis but the entire Balkan region. I think it was smart to go in the winter, though it was 0 C, but there wasn’t any waiting at the border and not so many tourists. The concentration camp visit is at the end as it’s a sad and sobering experience. Thanks Michael!!!
Excellent day out
Edward M
, Sep 2019
Really great day, did take only 30 mins for border, can take over 2 hours July/Aug. Guide was very nice and knowledgeable, transport was in an eight seater minivan. The drive through the gorge was stunning. Couple of tips, you can exchange euros to local currency just after the border, toilets at the border you pay for and are squatting, if you can wait normal toilets in the city. For your free time most restaurants speak English, and best facilities are in the shopping mall.
Nalini J
, Sep 2019
Good place to go food shopping. Wonderful farm market. Worth visiting the Skull Tower and Concentration Camp.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thank you! Enjoy more great places around the world!
Excellent tour even though it is a...
Carl C
, Jan 2018
Excellent tour even though it is a bit pricey, but I am the only person so it is worth it. The newly constructed road to Nis is breathtakingly beautiful in autumn!
Red Cross Concentration Camp...which...
, Dec 2017
Red Cross Concentration Camp...which I had never heard of before,was moving and worth the day trip to Serbia.
This was a good trip to book. I...
Adrianna M
, Nov 2017
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...
, Jul 2017
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...
Denis B
, Feb 2017
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...
, Jan 2017
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.

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