6 reasons why British tour operators should include Serbia in their offers
1. Because it is a land of great natural beauty and equally rich history
Serbia is a land of natural beauty, with flowing rivers (Danube, Sava, Drina), crystal-clear mountain lakes (Zlatar, Vlasina, Zaovine), world-recognized national parks (Tara, Kopaonik, Đerdap), foresty mountains (Zlatibor, Kopaonik, Tara, Fruška Gora), spa & health centers (Vrnjačka Banja, Soko Banja, Banja Koviljača), natural wonders (Devil’s Town) and four properties inscribed on the World Heritage List (Romuliana, Stari Ras and Sopoćani, medieval tombstones graveyards and Studenica monastery).
Serbia is a land of varied and rich history; this was where the Ottomans met the Habsburg Empire, where one empire ended and another began, where the East meets the West, and where the history of Europe was pretty much tailored (Treaty of Carlowitz, modern Sremski Karlovci).
That’s why it the whole country is packed with ancient Roman sites (Viminacium, Felix Romuliana), medieval fortresses (Petrovaradin, Golubac, Ram, Niš, Kalemegdan), monasteries (Studenica, Mileševa, Žiča, Sopoćani), romantic castles (Fantast, Kapetanovo) and many other historical and cultural monuments such as Kadinjača, the Skull Tower, Avala mausoleum and many others.
2. Because it is a friendly and safe country
Serbian hospitality and kindness are widely known. The people of Serbia are well-known for being friendly and warm, particularly towards foreigners, therefore Serbia is attractive to tourists and a pretty safe country. Actually, it is not any less safe than any other Europian country opposite to common misconception due to the 90’s conflicts. Indeed, Serbia is the 31st safest country in the world, based on the safest and most dangerous countries ranking.
3. Because it is affordable
Prices in Serbia are very affordable for tourists coming from the United Kingdom, no matter whether food, drink, transfers, accommodation, excursions or site fees are considered.
Belgrade is known as one of the least expensive capitals in Europe. Moreover, the increasing accommodation capacity in the capital of Serbia as well as in all destinations in Serbia provides lower prices and higher standards.
It’s worth mentioning that credit cards are accepted in most places. And that British tourists are now allowed to bring an unlimited sum of foreign currency into Serbia but can only take up to 10,000 EUR out of the country.
4. Because it is reachable
Serbia is the easiest country to get to from the United Kingdom. There are every day flights from London to Belgrade from the Heathrow, Luton and Stansted airports. Plus, British passport holders don’t need a visa to enter the country.
5. Because the capital of Serbia, Belgrade, is well connected with the whole region
If British tourists are looking to experience the Balkans, picking the largest city in the region is a good way to start from. A visit to Belgrade, indeed, is a kind of default for any Serbia or Balkan itinerary as a result. The city sits at a crossroads for entire Europe, with regular connections to other capitals like Zagreb, Sarajevo, Budapest, and Sofia, but also to Bar, the largest Montenegrin port at the Adriatic Sea.
6. Because the English language is widely spoken
In Serbia, the English language is widely spoken, particularly by the younger generation, so all English-speaking travelers can feel welcomed and comfortable.
Why choose us as your partner?
For starters, Magelan Travel is a tourist agency with more than two decades of experience and as such may be considered as a reliable partner for organizing all kinds of tours in the Balkans. Whether you plan to travel by bus, fly to Belgrade or you want to end a trip at the airport in Dubrovnik, Tivat or Tirana, we’re glad to offer a tailor-made tour for your travelers/passengers/guests.
If you find this acceptable, please, fill in the form on this link (link to the query) and you’ll get our offer in the shortest possible time.
Furthermore, Magelan travel tends to become a leading incoming (receptive) agency for trips in Serbia and in the region. Our main goals are to provide the best possible product and the highest quality service, but also we’re committed to social and environmental responsiveness. Our touristic offers aim to reveal Serbia’s cultural and natural richness to foreign tourists. Our itineraries are created and designed in a way to show the visitors diversity of Serbian natural beauties, culture, traditions, and customs. Knowing that modern tourists don’t expect the tour organizer to present them only with old churches and monasteries, we are doing our best to introduce them to the local way of life, people and traditions as well.
The cultural and natural wealth of Serbia is evident in its beautiful landscapes, numerous national parks, protected natural sites, cultural heritage dating back to prehistoric times, through the ancient Roman times and Byzantine heritage, all the way to contemporary art and various manifestations.
Also, Serbia is packed with authentic settlements such as Drvengrad or Sirogojno, as well as with genuine villages and traditional residences. The latter is best represented in the province of Vojvodina which is one of the most ethnically diverse regions in Europe, with more than 25 nationalities living together and 6 different official languages spoken. The multiculturalism of Vojvodinian villages can authentically present the cultural heritage, customs, tradition, old crafts, and most importantly the richness in diversity.
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Our main partners in the UK are: Ramblers Holidays, Regent Holidays, Wildlife and Wilderness, Travel the Unknown and others.
We have organized and still do many different thematic tours for these partners. The tourists from the UK are mainly interested in birdwatching tours, private cultural and historical tours, walking tours, wine tours… Are you interested in something else? If so, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Serbian Adventure.com is our online platform for booking all kinds of excursions and trips in Serbia, so it is an ideal solution for individual exploring of Serbia. We offer a wide range of possibilities, so if a tourist plans to travel alone or rather in a small group), we give him an opportunity to join us on group tours!