Serbia Tours & Vacations
Glamorous, grungy and full of character - Serbia is Europe put in a blender, shaken and stirred.
Enjoy the natural beauty of Serbia's mountains, rivers, lakes, and forests. You can hike, ski, kayak, or just relax - Intrepid style. If you are looking for history, culture, adventure, or fun, Serbia has it all. The lush, vineyard-layered countryside and crumbling fortresses hint at the Europe of old. The fiery energy of the heaving nightclubs show Serbia's renewed spirit. If you want a taste of something old, something new and pretty much everything in between - Serbia is the spot for you. Trust us; you won't regret it.
Our Serbia trips
Serbia at a glance
Belgrade (1.2 million)
Serbian Dinar (RSD)
(GMT+01:00) Belgrade, Bratislava, Budapest, Ljubljana, Prague
Type C (European 2-pin) Type F (German 2-pin, side clip earth)
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Best time to visit Serbia
Culture and customs
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Festivals and events in Serbia
Serbia travel FAQs
Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travelers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises).
However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travelers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.
Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveler. Entry requirements can change at any time, so it's important that you check for the latest information. Please visit the relevant consular website of the country or countries you’re visiting for detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to your nationality. Check the Essential Trip Information section of the itinerary for more information.
Tipping isn’t customary in Serbia, but feel free to leave restaurants, drivers or service workers a small tip if the service has been particularly good. It’s always appreciated.
The Internet can be accessed in internet cafes in Belgrade, as well as at some larger hotels, but is limited in rural and remote areas.
Roaming agreements exist with major mobile phone companies. Check with your service provider for more information.
Western-style flushable toilets are the norm in larger cities. In rural areas, squat toilets are more common.
Cup of coffee in a cafe = 40 RSD
Beer in a bar or restaurant = 140 RSD
Basic, takeaway lunch = 285 RSD
Dinner in an inexpensive restaurant = 700 RSD
Tap water is considered safe to drink in Serbia, however, some may get an upset stomach from the different mineral content.
Credit cards are accepted by most large hotels and retailers, but are less commonly accepted at markets and smaller cafes and hotels. It’s a good idea to carry enough cash for smaller purchases in case credit cards are not an option.
ATMs are widely available in larger cities but are less common in small villages and rural areas. Make sure you have enough cash before leaving urban areas.
- 1 Jan: New Year’s Day
- 2-3 Jan: New Year’s Holiday
- 7 Jan: Julian Orthodox Christmas
- 15-16 Feb: Statehood Day
- 14 Apr: Orthodox Good Friday
- 17 Apr: Orthodox Easter Monday
- 1 May: May Day
- 2 May: May Day Holiday
- 11 Nov: Armistice Day
For a current list of public holidays in Serbia go to: https://www.worldtravelguide.net/guides/europe/Serbia/public-holidays/
Discretion is strongly advised for LGBTQI travelers. Serbia is a country where same-sex marriage is not legally recognized and random acts of violence continue to occur against those thought to be gay. Belgrade’s Pride Parade has been marred by riots and has been cancelled several times because of the threat of violence.
Absolutely. All passengers traveling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of their trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.
For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance
Go to: Smart Traveller
Go to: Canada Travel Information
From the UK?
Go to: UK Foreign Travel Advice
From New Zealand?
Go to: Safe Travel
From the US?
Go to: US Department of State
The World Health Organisation also provides useful health information.
Intrepid is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. That’s why we do our best to help as many people see the world as possible, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they might have. However, we’re always happy to talk to travelers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them towards the most suitable itinerary for their needs and where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.
Yes, all Intrepid trips support the Intrepid Foundation. Trips to this country directly support our global Intrepid Foundation partners, Eden Reforestation Projects and World Bicycle Relief. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.
Eden Reforestation Projects
Eden Reforestation Projects are helping to mitigate climate change by restoring forests worldwide; they also hire locally and create job opportunities within vulnerable communities. Donations from our trips support restoration across planting sites in 10 countries around the globe.
Find out more or make a donation
World Bicycle Relief
World Bicycle Relief provides people in low-income communities with bicycles to mobilize school kids, health workers, and farmers in far-out areas – giving them access to vital education, healthcare, and income. Donations help provide Buffalo Bicycles – specifically designed to withstand the rugged terrain and harsh environment of rural regions – to those who need them most.
Find out more or make a donation