Smederevo Fortress near Belgrade

Smederevo Fortress near Belgrade

 

Smederevo Fortress is one of the largest flat ground fortresses in all of Europe spanning an area of nearly 11.3 hectares. It is located in the city of Smederevo about 30 miles south of Belgrade on the right bank of the Danube river. It was built between 1428-1430 on the order of Ruler of Serbian Despotate, Despot Đurađ Branković. When the capital of Belgrade fell to the Hungarian Empire, Smederevo’s Fortress was built to be the next capital of Serbia. Built with an extraordinary amount of manpower and time, this compound stands as quite the controversial structure in Serbian history. Untimely falling to the Turks in the late 15th century, the fortress was not returned to Serbia until the mid-late century. Smoderevo Fortress is described to be “one of the most striking and monumental pieces of architecture from medieval Serbia” and “the witness of Serbian creative force”.

In 1979, Smederevo Fortress has declared as a National Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance. The Fortress was placed on the tentative list for possible nomination as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. If you love European history and discovering medieval structures, this fortress is a sight worth your time and money.

 

Smederevo

 

History

The Fortress was built in the 15th century as the new capital of the medieval state of Serbia. Before Smederevo, Serbia’s capital was Belgrade. In 1426, after despot Stefan Lazarevic died, his heir Đurađ Branković returned the Belgrade to Hungarians and the medieval state of Serbia remained without a capital. To build a new capital, he chose Smederevo due to its location on the Danube. It provided an easy entree to the points along the river, permitted control of Danube traffic, and blocked the Hungarian entry into Morava valley.

The fortress has witnessed many historical events. In 1434, Đurađ Branković’s youngest daughter and Ulrich II Celje got married in the Fortress. In 1435, the brotherhood and friendship contract between Serbia and the Republic of Venice was signed in the Fortresses’ audience hall.

In 1459, The Ottomans conquer the city, which was the final fall of the city under Turks. In 1867, Turk Ottomans left the state, and Serbia was liberated. The surroundings of the Fortress have amassed the evidence of civilizations established over the time between the 15th to 20th centuries, which shows the advancement of the medieval Serbian state.

Architecture

Built-in Byzantine style, Smederevo is classed as a water Fortress because it is surrounded by water. When the fortress was completed few structural modifications were made because of a decline in its military importance. It is surrounded by 1.5 km long and 2 m thick crenelated walls, 25 towers, each 25 m tall. Two sides of the Fortress are bordered by Jezava and Danube rivers while the third side had two moats for a stronger defense.

 

Construction

The construction of Fortress was completed in four phases. First, a fortified manor was built for Đurađ Branković, at the convergence of the rivers. The second phase comprised of brickwork, for which stones, lumber, and lime were collected from different Roman cities. Subsequently, the throne hall to received visitors was built. Hall was built in a Gothic style with four double-arched windows. Hidden doors were built into the Jezava wall to provide safe passage to Hungary. Finally, nine years were spent to expand the fortifications, including a larger suburb a sacral complex, and a Turkish bath.

 

Visit Smederevo Fortress and Avala from Belgrade

 

Transfer from Belgrade to Kopaonik

Transfer from Belgrade to Kopaonik

Transfer to Kopaonik

Transfer from Belgrade to Kopaonik

Private transfer from Belgrade or Belgrade Airport by car

Kopaonik is the best SKI resort in Serbia. But it is not so close to Belgrade. That’s why the private transfer from Belgrade to Kopaonik by car is the most convenient option for your transportation. Enjoy your 4-hour ride to Kopaonik in comfortable chauffeur driven. You can book your ride with us either from Belgrade Airport or from your accommodation. There is no hidden costs of the transfer. Our price is an all-inclusive flat rate. Price not depending on the number of your friends who are traveling to Kopaonik with you.

Highlights:

  • Private transfer by car
  • Pick-up at your accommodation in Belgrade or waiting at “Nikola Tesla” international airport
  • Drop-off at your Hotel in Kopaonik
  • Price is for the whole car
  • No ride-sharing
  • Time of start: Whenever you want
  • Time of traveling: Approximate 4 hours
  • Distance: about 270 kilometers

Includes:

  • Pickup and drop-off: YES
  • Additional addresses: NO
  • English-speaking driver: YES
  • Stops for sightseeing: NO
  • Quick stops for toilet: YES
  • High-way tolls: YES
  • Complimentary water bottles: YES
  • Complimentary WIFI in the car: YES
  • Child seat: +5 €

Transfer price:

shown prices are for the whole car, not per person

  • €  160 – standard class cars such as VW Passat
  • €  170 – estate wagon
  • €  190 – Business class Mercedes E w212, Audi A6, Škoda Superb
  • €  220 – 8+1 minivan
  • Ask for a quote – minibus, coach, Mercedes S, transfer + Sightseeing tour to Kopaonik

 

    One-way transfer to Kopaonik

    Private transfer from your accommodation in Belgrade to the Kopaonik

    When you book your transfer from Belgrade to Kopaonik by car, our driver will pick you up at your address in Belgrade that you provide. You are choosing the time when you wish to go. The price of transfer to Kopaonik is for hire of the whole chauffeured car which is exclusively for you and your travel companions.

    Airport Taxi to Kopaonik

    Airport transfer from or to Kopaonik

    With Belgrade Transfers, you can make the reservation of your airport taxi to or from Kopaonik. Your personal chauffeur will wait for you at the arrivals at “Nikola Tesla” airport in Belgrade, Serbia. The cost of the transfer from the Airport to Koaponik is for hire of the whole chauffeured car which is exclusively for you and your travel companions.

    Transfer with sightseeing

    Private transfer with the sightseeing from Belgrade to Kopaonik

    (Or Vice Versa)

    Maybe 4 hours of driving in the car are too much for you. Or, you want to enjoy sightseeing in the Serbian countryside.  If so, ask for a quote for a private one-way tour. You will finish this taxi tour at your destination, but also you will visit some attractions on the Belgrade – Kopaonik road. We are suggesting places of interesting near the main road such as Maglić Fortress, StudenicaMonastery, and Zica Monastery. But you can suggest some different places.

    Our driver will pick you up at your address in Belgrade that you provide or at the “Nikola Tesla” Airport.  The price of sightseeing transfer to Kopaonik is for hire of the whole chauffeured car which is exclusively for you and your travel companions.

    Hire a minivan from Belgrade to Kopaonik

    If your group includes more than 4 people you can hire a minivan with 9 seats. Private shuttle transfer to Kopaonik with a minivan cost 220 €.  For groups with more than eight people, we can offer you a minibus with 21 seats at additional cost.

    Before you ask us for the price or details about transfer or tour to Zlatibor, press the tabs above. You will find content with pricing and all the details inside them. If you have read it, and you want to make the reservation press the book now button below and you will be redirected on our contact page. Please, provide as many details as you can about your journey to Zlatibor.

    Price from 160 € per car

    Professional drivers

    Experienced and polite English-spoken drivers

    All of our team members are experienced, polite English-spoken professionals who obey the dress and business code.

    Free WIFI in cars

    You can use free  and fast internet during the ride

    Our vehicles, along with all of the up-to-date equipment, are equipped with WIFI internet and DVD players.

    Comfy Cars

    Newer cars produced for long-distance journeys

    Comfortable, air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicles less than 10 years old. Always clean, reliable and ready for the trip.

    Card payment 

    You can pay your transfer with visa or master card

    We accept visa and master cards. You are paying the full amount after the ride. And our driver will give you a bill.

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    Zlatibor

    Zlatibor

    Zlatibor Transfer

    Zlatibor

    Private tours and transfers from Belgrade by car

    We can offer you several options for private transport or excursion from Belgrade to Zlatibor (or vice versa). Zlatibor is a popular tourist destination in Serbia for all lovers of nature and active vacations. However, it is about 4 hours of the car ride from Belgrade, so it is important to find the most comfortable transportation for your journey. With a Belgrade Transfers, on your trip to Zlatibor, you can visit many places of interest on the way from Belgrade.

    One-way transfer to Zlatibor

    Private transfer from your accommodation in Belgrade to the Zlatibor

    When you book your transfer from Belgrade to Zlatibor by car, our driver will pick you up at your address in Belgrade that you provide. You are choosing the time when you wish to go. The price of transfer to Zlatibor is for hire of the whole chauffeured car which is exclusively for you and your travel companions.


    Highlights:

    • Pick-up at your accommodation in Belgrade
    • Drop-off at your Hotel in Zlatibor
    • Private transfer by car
    • Up to 4 passengers with luggage that can fit into the trunk.
    • No ridesharing
    • Time of start: Whenever you want
    • Time of traveling: About 4 hours
    • Distance: about 200 kilometers

    Includes:

    • Pickup and drop-off: YES
    • Additional addresses: NO
    • English-speaking driver: YES
    • Stops for sightseeing: NO
    • Quick stops for toilet: YES
    • High-way tolls: YES
    • Complimentary water bottles: YES
    • Complimentary WIFI in the car: YES
    • Child seat: +5 €

    Cars:

    Standard class (130 €):

    • Škoda Octavia A7 Elegance
    • VW Passat B7, B8 Highline
    • Audi A4 Avant
    • Peugeot 508 GT line

    Business-class(170 €):

    • Mercedes E W212
    • Audi A6
    • Škoda Superb business

    8+1 Minivan(180 €):

    • Renault Traffic
    • Opel Vivaro

      PRICE: 130 €

      Airport Taxi to Zlatibor

      Airport transfer from or to Zlatibor

      With Belgrade Transfers, you can make the reservation of your airport taxi to or from Zlatibor. Your personal chauffeur will wait you at the arrivals at “Nikola Tesla” airport in Belgrade, Serbia. The cost of the transfer from the Airport to Zlatibor is for hire of the whole chauffeured car which is exclusively for you and your travel companions.


      Highlights:

      • A chauffeur will wait for you at the Belgrade Airport holding a name-board
      • Drop-off at your Hotel in Zlatibor
      • Private airport transfer by business-class taxi
      • Up to 4 passengers with luggage that can fit into the trunk.
      • No ridesharing
      • Time of start: We are monitoring your flight
      • Time of traveling: About 4 hours
      • Distance: about 220 kilometers

      Includes:

      • Flight monitoring: YES
      • Waiting with a name-board: YES
      • Pickup and drop-off: YES
      • Additional addresses: NO
      • English-speaking driver: YES
      • Stops for sightseeing: NO
      • Quick stops for toilet: YES
      • High-way tolls: YES
      • Complimentary water bottles: YES
      • Complimentary WIFI in the car: YES
      • Child seat: +5 €

      Cars:

      Standard class (130 €):

      • Škoda Octavia A7 Elegance
      • VW Passat B7, B8 Highline
      • Audi A4 Avant
      • Peugeot 508 GT line

      Business-class(170 €):

      • Mercedes E W212
      • Audi A6
      • Škoda Superb business

      8+1 Minivan(180 €):

      • Renault Traffic
      • Opel Vivaro

       


      PRICE: 130 €

      Transfer with sightseeing

      Private transfer with the sightseeing from Belgrade to Zlatibor

      (Or Vice Versa)

      Maybe 4 hours of driving in the car are too much for you. Or, you want to enjoy sightseeing in the Serbian countryside.  If so, the private one-way tour is a great option for you. You will finish this taxi tour at your destination, but also you will visit some attractions on the Belgrade – Zlatibor road. We are suggesting places of interesting near the main road such as Užice Fortress and Potpeće Cave. But you can suggest some different places and ask for a quote.

      Our driver will pick you up at your address in Belgrade that you provide or at the “Nikola Tesla” Airport.  The price of sightseeing transfer to Zlatibor is for hire of the whole chauffeured car which is exclusively for you and your travel companions.


      Highlights:

      • Pick-up at your accommodation in Belgrade or at the BEG airport
      • Drop-off at your Hotel in Zlatibor
      • Private transfer by car
      • Visiting the Potpeće Cave 1-2 hours
      • Visiting the Užice Fortress up to 1 hour
      • Up to 4 passengers with luggage that can fit into the trunk.
      • No ridesharing
      • Time of start: Whenever you want
      • Time of traveling: About 4 hours +2-3 hour for sightseeing
      • Distance: about 220 kilometers

      Includes:

      • Pickup and drop-off: YES
      • Additional addresses: NO
      • English-speaking driver: YES
      • Stops for sightseeing: YES
      • Entrance fee for the cave: +2,5 €
      • Entrance fee for the Užice Fortress: FREE
      • Quick stops for toilet: YES
      • High-way tolls: YES
      • Complimentary water bottles: YES
      • Complimentary WIFI in the car: YES
      • Child seat: +5 €

      Cars:

      Standard class (160 €):

      • Škoda Octavia A7 Elegance
      • VW Passat B7, B8 Highline
      • Audi A4 Avant
      • Peugeot 508 GT line

      Business-class(200 €):

      • Mercedes E W212
      • Audi A6
      • Škoda Superb business

      8+1 Minivan(220 €):

      • Renault Traffic
      • Opel Vivaro

       


      PRICE: 160 €

      Private Tour to Zlatibor

      Zlatibor day-trip excursion

      If you are staying in Belgrade, and you want to see more of Serbia, round-trip to Zlatibor is a good option for you. You can enjoy a private tour with your family. Day-trip with sightseeing is a fully flexible tour. There is a lot of interesting places to visit in Zlatibor. But it is impossible to visit them all in one day. You can discuss with your driver about places which you want to visit on your road trip.

      Zlatibor Weekend Tour

      Additionally, it is possible to make this trip as a two-day or a 3-day tour including the Uvac Canyon, Tara National Park and Šargan Eight on Mokra Gora.

      Our driver will pick you up at your address in Belgrade that you provide or at the “Nikola Tesla” Airport.  The price of a private tour by car to Zlatibor is for hire of the whole chauffeured car which is exclusively for you and your travel companions.


      Highlights:

      • Pick-up at your accommodation in Belgrade or at the BEG airport at 7:30
      • Sightseeing Tour until 17:30
      • Return in Belgrade around 21:00
      • Up to 3 passengers.
      • No ridesharing

      Attractions:

      • Ovčar Banja
      • Užice Fortress
      • Potpeće Cave
      • Stopića Cave
      • Sirogojno Traditional village
      • Gostilje Waterfall
      • Tornik
      • Zlatibor Monument
      • Zlatibor Tourist center

      Includes:

      • Pickup and drop-off: YES
      • Additional addresses: NO
      • English-speaking driver: YES
      • Stops for sightseeing: YES
      • Entrance fees: NO
      • Quick stops for toilet: YES
      • High-way tolls: YES
      • Complimentary water bottles: YES
      • Complimentary WIFI in the car: YES
      • Child seat: +5 €

      Additions:

      • Extra hours: 10 € per hour
      • Two-day tour: 360 €
      • Three-day tour: 550 €

      Cars:

      Standard class (190 €):

      • Škoda Octavia A7 Elegance
      • VW Passat B7, B8 Highline
      • Audi A4 Avant
      • Peugeot 508 GT line

      Business-class(250 €):

      • Mercedes E W212
      • Audi A6
      • Škoda Superb business

      8+1 Minivan(260 €):

      • Renault Traffic
      • Opel Vivaro

      PRICE of a private day-trip: 190 €

      Before you ask us for the price or details about transfer or tour to Zlatibor, press the tabs above. You will find content with pricing and all the details inside them. If you have read it, and you want to make the reservation press the book now button below and you will be redirected on our contact page. Please, provide as many details as you can about your journey to Zlatibor.

      Professional drivers

      Experienced and polite English-spoken drivers

      All of our team members are experienced, polite English-spoken professionals who obey the dress and business code.

      Free WIFI in cars

      You can use free  and fast internet during the ride

      Our vehicles, along with all of the up-to-date equipment, are equipped with WIFI internet and DVD players.

      Comfy Cars

      Newer cars produced for long-distance journeys

      Comfortable, air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicles less than 10 years old. Always clean, reliable and ready for the trip.

      Card payment 

      You can pay your transfer with visa or master card

      We accept visa and master cards. You are paying the full amount after the ride. And our driver will give you a bill.

      Today, most travelers use Tripadvisor to check how reliable some agency abroad is. We are very dedicated to our business, which as a result has recommendations from travelers on TripAdvisor.