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
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 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.
It was only myself on the trip and my guide Chris was great, really knowledgeable and easy to talk to. This trip is well worth doing if you want to explore another country in a day from Sofia. Plenty of history to Nis, I especially enjoyed visiting the small concentration camp. Great company, tour and guide!