Avala Mountain Tours

Located in the southeastern corner of Belgrade, Avala Mountain stands nearly 1,700 feet above sea level. The only mountain in the area, it features more than 600 plant species and has been protected since 1859 as a monument of nature. The mountain is made of serpentinite, limestone and magmatic rocks and is a source of lead and mercury ore, although mining activities ceased in the 1960s. Today, it is a favorite recreational spot for Belgrade residents and is home to several important monuments. 

The Monument to the Unknown Hero, built on the site of a medieval town called Avalski Grad, is dedicated to unknown soldiers from World War I. The Monument to the Soviet War Veterans honors members of the Soviet military who died in a plane crash on the mountain in 1964 and the Monument to Vasa Carapic remembers one of the leaders of the First Serbian Uprising in 1804. Avala Mountain is also the site of the tallest structure in Serbia: a 202-foot-tall television tower.

Practical Info

Avala Mountain is just 16 kilometers from the center of Belgrade. On summer weekends, the bus company Lasta runs buses to Avala from Nikola Pasic Square at 10:30 a.m., returning at 2:30 p.m. Tickets should be purchased in advance from the tourist information center or from the Lasta offices next to the train station. Additionally, on weekends from early May to the end of August, public bus number 400 leaves from the Vozdovac bus stop every 40 minutes from 8:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
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Full-Day Private Royal Heritage Tour to Oplenac With a Winery Visit

Experience Serbian history by following the path of the Royal Family during this full-day, guided tour. Learn how Serbia gained independence from the Ottoman Empire and visit the churches, the former residence of revolution leader, Karageorge, and a mausoleum atop Mount Avala.  See the marble columns and stunning, painted mosaics of the cathedral adorned with 40-million pieces of colored glass.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Belgrade Big Tour: Top Attractions and Belgrade Neighborhoods

If you only take one tour in Belgrade make it this one—the ‘Big Tour’ offers a comprehensive itinerary packed with all the highlights of the Serbian capital. With an expert guide and a small group of just 8 travelers, visit the Old Town and New Belgrade; explore the atmospheric neighborhoods of Zemun, Dedinje, and Avala; and see sights including the Church of Saint Sava, Belgrade Fortress, the House of Flowers, and Avala Tower.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Drive a Yugo Car Private Tour from Belgrade

Drive a vintage Yugo, the iconic car beloved in the former Yugloslavia, around Belgrade’s outskirts on this fun 6-hour private tour. After a practice drive, get behind the Yugo’s wheel, and with your guide beside you, drive up the nearby slopes of Mt. Avala. Trace the winding roads to the top, and climb the Avala Tower to enjoy stupendous views over the city. Lastly, wind through the lush green woodlands of Šuplja Stena to enjoy some delicious Serbian or international food at a restaurant before driving back to Belgrade.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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