The capital of Serbia has a very interesting tourist and cultural entertainment offer, which every year attracts an increasing number of tourists from the region, as well as from all over the world.
Since Belgrade is one of the few capital cities that lay on two rivers, this is probably one of the most common reasons why people choose to spend time and get to know this city from the banks of the Sava and Danube rivers. There are more and more attractions every year on our rivers. You will find, floating restaurants, cafes, Kafana, and clubs (splavs) , side by side, provide unforgettable time for you and your buddy’s.
People of Belgrade even live on the river, in touch with nature, and yet close to the city centre. Tourists can feel power of Sava by staying in hotels or hostels on the water.
There are tourists who want to get to know Belgrade from the river, so the unavoidable part is to sail by boat and sightseeing the city for the duration of most commonly two hours, such tours are organized by several carriers.
Belgrade boat river cruise
A great opportunity to complete your day in Belgrade is just sightseeing the city from the boat. With guides that will share interesting stories ( on English ) about various sights of the city, such as Kalemegdan Fortress , Saborna Church, Nebojsa Tower, the Great War Island, Museum of Contemporary arts, Old Sava bridge, confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, Brankos Bridge, Belgrade Waterfront, Old Sava bridge, Zemun, Gazela bridge, Old Railway bridge, New Railway bridge, Belgrade Fair, Ada bridge, etc. , you will enjoy the magic of Belgrade with Serbian traditional food and drinks.
Belgrade boat rides
As Belgrade becomes popular with water activities and its beautiful sightseeing of the city become more interesting, there are several shipping companies that are trying to make this experience as beautiful as possible, and to make sure that you will keep Belgrade in a beautiful memory.
Jahting Klub Kej provides several tours, day tour, sunset tour, both lasting around 90 minutes and a party on the boat for three hours.
They have a menu with Serbian traditional dishes, as well as fish, pasta and much more. Price per person is around 10 euros. They have several different riders in their offer and what is very important is that all of their ships are registered and verified with the competent authorities, and all of them holds safety certificates. The ships have eco engines that have minimal combustion and waste mass.
The website is very clearly and simply made, with English language choice. There is a photo gallery, price list, offers, contact, map, reservation can be done online. Boat tours are organized between March and October.
There are also „Belgrade Cruises“ which also offer three options, Day cruise, Magic hour cruise and Private cruises. The maximum is 10 people, prices for the first two options are between 42 – 52e, while for private tours the price ranges between 210-300e, depending on the number of people.
In prices are included welcome drinks, skipper and one crew and WiFi.
Good to know:
The Sava and Danube are two of Belgrade’s largest rivers. However, Belgrade has not yet harnessed this potential and has completely descended to its 200 km long river banks. There are 16 river islands in the city, the most famous of which are Ada Ciganlija, the Great War Island and Grocanska Ada.
It is less known that Belgrade actually lies on more than 40 rivers and streams that have been altered by urbanization of the city or have been carried out below the city streets by underground collectors. Other than the Danube and the Sava, other Belgrade watercourses are not tourist destinations, but it’s nice to know they exist.