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Novi Sad Tours and Ideas for City break

Wheater you are planning a short visit to Novi Sad or you are staying in this city a couple of day, Magelan team is here to provide the best service and to help you in creating and realizing your program.

We suggest the best accommodation, restaurant, visits and activities which will fulfill your stay in Novi Sad and give you the unforgettable memories.

Our regular tours

Novi Sad Tours are programs intended for guests of the city. We offer tours with regular departures. The minimum for the realization is 8 persons, except for private tours that we do for two or one person at adjusted prices.

Sightseeing and city tours

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Novi Sad Walking tour 
Novi Sad from different angle – walking tour 
Novi Sad bike tour
Art&Craft Novi Sad tour
Novi Sad Multicultural Heritage tour
Hidden Secrets of Petrovaradin Fortress

Excursions in the surroundings:

The Wealth of Diversity
The Magic of Taste 
Fruška gora Wine & Spa tour
Fruška gora Jeep Adventure 
Fruška gora tour with Lake swimming
The paths of  Historical Events, Danube myths and Legends
Adventure in Sremski Karlovci for the Young
Dinner at authentic „Salaš 137“ at Čenej
Vojvodina tour – Novi Sad, Sremski Karlovci, Monastery Krušedol – private tour

Novi Sad for Hedonists 6 days, 5 nights with MTTT vouchers

Novi Sad Adventure for the Young – 6 days, 5 nights with MTTT vouchers


Excursions for Novi Sad residents *:
* Foreigners are certainly welcome as well, because the tours take place bilingually, in Serbian and English.

The minimum for the realization of these programs is 35 passengers.


Get to know Vojvodina and Serbia – regular departures from Novi Sad

Free for children up to 7 years old 50% for children up to 14 years old Discount for retirees
Fruška gora pleasure for the whole family – departure from Novi Sad 2nd and 4th Saturday in the month
Fruška gora, Sirmium and Special Nature Reserve Zasavica 3rd Saturday in the month
Fairytale on the North Bačka – Castles, Wine, Farmsteads, Lippizaner horses and much more 2nd Sunday in the month
Upper Danube – Sombor, Bač Fortress and European Amazon 1st Sunday in the month
Castles of Vojvodina and „salaš“ country retreat – departure from Belgrade  2nd Sunday in the month
Topola, Oplenac, Royal winery and Risovača cave – one day in Šumadija
Vojvodina castles, Carka bara and Belo Blato village – departure from Novi Sad 

Cruising the Iron Gate – The best-selling one day excursions in Serbia!   – every Saturday, sometimes and on Sundays, departures from Novi Sada and Belgrade


Weekend programs with an overnight stay, departing from Novi Sad:

Tito’s Blue Train tours to the Užice Republic -two days tour  the last weekend in the month

Višegrad, Andrićgrad, Mokra Gora, Ovčar Kablar Gorge – tow days tour – first Saturday in the month

Magical Eastern Serbia 2 days third Saturday in the month

National Park Tara and Cruising on the Drina river to Višegrad –  two days third Saturday in the month

Treasure Chest of  Spirituality and Beauty Western Serbia first Saturday in the month

Devil’s Town – Nature Wonder and Kopaonik Mountain   13. 06, 08.08, (second Saturday) 05.09 i 03.10 (first Saturday in the month)

The paths of first Serbian royal families – the rise of Serbia, 2 day tour – second Saturday

Valley of Iilac and Kosovo Tour, 3 days/2 nights , second Friday in the month


Transfers from Belgrade airport to Novi Sad or other destinations in the country:

Hotel Centar 4*

Hotel Centar is situated close to the Serbian National Theater in the center of Novi Sad. Near the central pedestrian zone and most of the city sights and monuments. B&B  Hotel Centar,  categorized with 4 ****,  is located in center of Novi Sad. You can very easy get to every part of the city from our hotel, because it is surrounded with business, cultural, historical and trade sites. A pleasant atmosphere, kind staff, big comfortable beds, fast internet and high class service are best guarantees that you will enjoy your stay at the hotel. Within the hotel there are 4 studios and 1 apartment categorized with 3 *. They are located in a residential building, owned by the hotel, just a few meters away.

Explore hidden parts of the city, organize business meetings, discover Novi Sad’s shopping malls, visit museums or spend your time with  loved ones in the hotel.

Hotel Master 4* , the capacity of which is 110 beds, is one of the favourite places for a short stay in Novi Sad. It is located within the Novi Sad Fair complex and Master convention center Master, in the vicinity of downtown Novi Sad. In addition to the top-quality service and polite staff, exquisite comfort and great location attract both modern business people and participants of national and international fairs, as well as tourists who visit the city and various events.

“Planeta Inn“ hotel with 4* is located in the heart of Novi Sad, on the corner of Gajeva and Jevrejska street and just 5 minutes away from the Serbian National Theatre and from the city center. “Planeta Inn” has 24 luxury equipped rooms of different structures. Every room comes with the following: a working desk, a chair, LCD TV with satellite programs, DVD player, a mini bar/fridge, an air conditioning device, a free Wi-Fi connection. The use of underground hotel garage is free of charge for all our guests.

Enjoy and relax in the center of Novi Sad. For your car, we have provided free parking space in our garage. And for you a nice and comfortable rooms, with air conditioning, private bath, TV and mini-bar. The price per night includes breakfast and local taxes.

All guests can use our free wireless internet. Choose a single, double, triple or four-bed room that our guests at site rated a 9 out of 10. Visit us and enjoy a comfortable, clean and luxurious rooms in the center of Novi Sad

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Short walking tour in the city center - duration 1 hour

This sightseeing walking tour will take you through the very center of the city.  During the tour we will see the Liberty Square, surrounded by the Name of Mary Church, City Hall and the main pedestrian area of Novi Sad – Zmaj Jovina Street, Bishop’s Palace, the Orthodox Church, the Dunavska Street and Dunavski Park.

Price includes:

  • Licensed English speaking guide (or other language speaking on request)
  • Optional visit to one museum/gallery or lunch/dinner



You can combine this tour with visiting desired museum or gallery, or with a lunch/dinner in a traditional local restaurant.

This sightseeing tour of Novi Sad and the Petrovaradin Fortress will be taken by bus and on foot. During the tour we will see the Liberty Square, surrounded by the Name of Mary Church, City Hall and the main pedestrian area of Novi Sad – Zmaj Jovina Street, Bishop’s Palace, the Orthodox Church, the Dunavska Street and Dunavski Park. We will cross over one of the bridges in the city by bus, to get to Petrovaradin Fortress, also known as “The Gibraltar of the Danube”, one of the best preserved and the second largest fortification in Europe. This is one of the many fortresses on the Danube, where numerous galleries and artists’ studios can be seen.

Price includes:

  • Licensed English speaking guide (or other language speaking on request)
  • Transfer by bus according to the program
  • Optional visit to 3 galleries or lunch at the fortress


  • Total price depends of the number of persons in the group (the size of the bus/van/car)
  • Coaches are not allowed to drive up to the Petrovaradin Fortress. Passengers will have to walk approx 30 minutes one way. Shoulders and legs should be covered when entering religious buildings. Strenuous walking included.

Start this tour by visiting  small but historic military hospital, one of the oldest in this part of Europe, still located in its original baroque edifice. Walking the alleys of the Lower Town we arrive to the Orthodox church of SS Peter & Paul and the hospital park. Walking through the town high street we will learn about the birth house of Josip Jelačić who came to be Croatian national hero, the seat of the “šajkaši“ river navy and the old building in which the toll for crossing the Danube was charged. Next we arrive to the Roman Catholic church of Saint George with its baroque altar and graves of local nobles, as well as to its cloister. We will climb up the 214 steps to the fortress plateau wherefrom we will descend into its underground where we will spend around 45 minutes discovering its secrets. After enjoying the panorama of Novi Sad below us we will stroll pass the ateliers of local artists. On a nice and peaceful spot we will talk about Petrovaradin’s long history.

The price includes:

  • Licensed English speaking guide (or other language speaking on request)
  • Transfer by bus according to the program
  • Entrance fee to the underground military galleries
  • Optional lunch at the Petrovaradin fortress restaurant


  • Coaches are not allowed to drive up to the Petrovaradin Fortress. The bus can take you to the plateau near the fortress where the passengers have to climb up to 214 steps to the fortress plateau
  • Shoulders and legs should be covered when entering religious buildings. Strenuous walking included.
  • Not recommended for claustrophobic persons
  • The underground tour lasts around 45 minutes
  • Total price depends of the number of persons in the group (the size of the bus/van/car)

Staying in Novi Sad for couple of days? Make the best of your stay and take some of the best full day tours from Novi Sad.

Here are some suggestions and full day tours:

Tours from Novi Sad

Travelling from Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport and need a transfer to Novi Sad?

Belgrade Airport Transfer allows online reservations of transport to/from Belgrade airport. If you didn’t find transfer for your destination, or you need one for you and your group, just click on the link and submit new request.

Vojvodina is known by its messauges – authentic local farms, popular salaši on Serbian language. We will visit one of the most popular and beautiful messauges in this area, known as the Pannonian oasis that exudes an authentic atmosphere of Vojvodina’s farm. The athmosphere of the farms from the late 19th century has been carefully preserved.  You will notice in every corner of the estate a multitude of decorative items and furniture that were once used. These farms are the real hedonism oasis with delicious slow food.

In the most famous traditional farm restaurant near Novi Sad you can enjoy local food and drink with the Vojvodina ethnic music. Lovers of good food will not resist to gibanicastrudel with poppy seeds and nuts, pumpkin, rolled veal, stuffed zucchini, as well as many other specialties. This authentic farm will give you peace, rest, cozy atmosphere and is an excellent choice for a short break. Of course, if you decide to be a little more active, you can attend a riding school, engage in recreational riding or simply take a tour in a carriage.

Vojvodina’s museums


Visit Gallery Square where are located three major galleries in the town of Novi Sad. Here you can visit Pavle Beljanski Memorial Collection, Gallery of Matica Srpska and the Gallery of fine art – gift collection of Rajko Mamuzić.

Pavle Beljanski Memorial Collection

Durationof the visit: 1 hour

Price per person: entrance ticket to all three galleries – 12 EUR


Pavle Beljanski Memorial Collection is a home to many anthological artworks of modern Serbian art from the first half of the 20th century.



Working hours:

Mondays and Tuesdays: closed

Wednesdays: 10-18h

Thursdays: 13-21h

The Gallery of Matica Srpska is the oldest cultural, literary and scientific institution of Serbian people.



Working hours:

Tuesday – Friday: 10-18h

Friday: 12-20h (free entrance)
Sundays and Mondays: open just for group visits

The Gallery of fine arts – gift collection of Rajko Mamuzić – The basic fund of the Gallery represents an anthology of Serbian fine arts from the second half of the 20th century and it contains over 500 works of art, including paintings, sculptures, and drawings by 40 academic artists of the first generation of the post-war Yugoslav painting.

Working hours:

09-17h accept Mondays and Tuesdays

Fruška gora
is a mountain nearby Novi Sad, 80 km long and approximately 15 km wide, with its highest hill of 539 m elevation. Fruška gora is proclaimed a National Park in 1960 in order to provide its permanent protection and to improve its natural resources and beauty. It is also know as “Serbian Athos” because of its monasteries which are lasting for centurioes and were built around 16th and 18th century. Fruška gora is rich also by its twelve artificial lakes, many of these lakes are perfect for fishermen, as well as for swimming with small beaches. What makes this mountain so extraordinary are its rich wineyards. Pathways of Fruška gora are also wine trails, so there are numerous households and wine cellars, where visitors can enjoy a glass of high quality wine.

We suggest some full day tours at Fruška gora mountain: 

– Visit 2 or 3 monasteries at Fruška gora (you can combine it with the wineries and winetasting)

– Visit one or more wineries at Fruška gora (you can combine it with the monasteries)

– Unique workshop in a small village at Fruška gora slopes, where you can learn how to prepare traditional specialities, sweets, traditional alchoholic Serbian drink “rakija” and many more

Sremski Karlovci is a small, baroque town on Fruška gora slopes and on a bank of the Danube, located around 10 kilometers from Novi Sad. It is one of the most important cultural and spiritual centers of Serbia. During the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the 18th and 19th cenutry, it was the religious and cultural center of the Serbian nation, and since 1713 it is the seat of Serbian metropolis. This unique and breathtaking tonw is famous for its good wine cellars and high quality wines that have 17th centuries long history. You can not leave this town without winetastings.


Take a walking sightseeing tour in this wonderful town, starting from the main square surrounded by Four Lions Fountain, the Orthodox Church, the oldest high school in the area Karlovci grammar school, Patriarchy Palace, Karlovci Theological School and Town Hall. All this significant places are almost next to each other and you will have an opportunity to see them all.


You can combine this sightseeing tour with:

Option I: the Patriarchy Palace visit

Option II: Museum of honey and wine visit

Option III: Wine cellar visit with winetasting 

Option IV: Catamaran rides along the Danube all the way to the Petrovaradin Kovilj Marsh

Option V: A visit to workshop of making cakes and traditional pastries


6th International Days of Energy and Investments, 2nd - 3rd March 2017

DATE: 2-3 March 2017, Novi Sad, Serbia


Business events in Serbia Central European Development Forum, CEDEF, Novi Sad Fair and Provincial Secretariat for Energy, Construction and Transport organize the International Energy and Investments Days, that will be held in Novi Sad from 2nd to 3rd of March 2017.

6th International Energy and Investments Days encourage business contacts and cooperation between all relevant actors in the energy sector, construction, environmental protection and local development in Serbia and the region and stimulate greater investment in these areas. It takes place on the eve of the 5th of March, the International Energy Efficiency Day. The aim is to provide a place for the presentation of projects and finding adequate financial and technical partners for their implementation.

DATE: 13th – 17th March 2017, Novi Sad, Serbia

Over the last years, we have seen increased interaction between the fields of optimization and machine learning both due to its theoretical appeal and its practical relevance.  Optimization algorithms are a crucial ingredient in many machine learning techniques and, vice versa, machine learning has been used to improve the performance of optimization algorithms.

The training school aims to equip students with both theoretical insight into state-of-the-art algorithms and hands-on programming experience.

Book online accommodation and transfers for this conference: Also feel free to contact us for any additional information!

DATE: 13-19 May, Novi Sad, Serbia


Business events in Serbia International Agricultural Fair in Novi Sad
, among other recognizable by the Exhibition of agricultural machinery, the National Livestock Exhibition, Exhibition of organic products and products with geographical indications, evaluation of the quality of products and services, professional and business gatherings.
The biggest fair of agriculture in this region, in 2017, from 13 to 19 May brings plenty of new features.  With the largest national exhibition of livestock in the Balkans, herders – participants of exhibitions, as well as customers who visit this event, the 84th International Agricultural Fair, the auction will be able to bid and buy purebred animals of domestic growers.

DATE: 21-24 May 2017, Novi Sad, Serbia 


Business events in Serbia The Technical Committee on Multiple-Valued Logic of the IEEE Computer Society will hold its 47th annual symposium in Novi Sad, Serbia, on May 22-24, 2017.

The symposium will bring together researchers from computer science, engineering, mathematics, and further disciplines to discuss new developments and directions for future research in the area of multi-valued logic and related fields. Research papers, surveys, or tutorial papers on any subject in these areas are within the scope of the symposium.

 DATE: 15-18 June 2017, Novi Sad, Serbia

Business events in Serbia Attend the 94th Workshop on General Algebra – AAA94, in conjunction with the 5th Novi Sad Algebraic Conference – NSAC 2017 . The scientific program of the meeting will start in the morning of June 15, 2017 (Thursday) and end on June 18, 2017 (Sunday) around lunchtime. We expect most of the participants to arrive to Novi Sad on June 14, 2017 (Wednesday).

The workshop is organised by the Department of Mathematics and Informatics (DMI), University of Novi Sad, and the Mathematical Society of Novi Sad.

DATE: 10-12 Oct 2017, Novi Sad, Serbia

Business events in Serbia Attend 23rd International Conference on Safe Communities – Safe Communities are an Essential Need for a Modern-day Society  at October, 10-12, 2017 in Novi Sad, Serbia.

The 23rd International Conference on Safe Communities – Safe Communities are an Essential Need for a Modern-day Society will be a wonderful opportunity to discuss our shared global mission and vision, sharing best practices and learning from one another, as well as meeting or networking with guests and experts in the field of health and quality of life, injury and violence prevention and safe community building.

June 2017 Novi Sad, Serbia (dates still unconfirmed)

Cultural events in Seriba Interfest

A different, an unique… That is Interfest – wine festival. At this festival, wine lovers can enjoy in their favorite drink on Liberty Square in Novi Sad, the European Capital of Culture for 2021. Unique experience for all the visitors, as well as for the participants of the festival. Dozen of wineries from all over Serbia with quality wines are waiting for you. It’s time for you to enjoy in new aromas and flavors !


6-9 July 2017 Novi Sad, Serbia (PETROVARADIN FORTRESS)

Cultural events in Serbia EXIT festival

Exit Festival is an award-winning summer music festival which is held at the Petrovaradin fortress in the city of Novi Sad, Serbia. Exit takes place at the magical Petrovaradin fortress, located on the right bank of the river Danube in Novi Sad. The location is unique in the festival world as it is important for the festival’s atmosphere. it’s considered as one of the largest and most beautiful European medieval fortresses. The location also offers superb acoustics, allowing different events, and allows them to take place one next to another at the same time, without any sound interference.

The festival began in 2000 as a student protest against the government. During its existence, Exit has been visited by over two million people from more than 60 countries. CNN, The New York Times, and many others have on numerous occasions proclaimed Exit amongst the Top Ten world festival destinations.

EXIT Festival 2017 will take place 6–9 July 2017. It will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Next year, EXIT will mark some of the most important events from 1967 when the revolutionary Peace Movement began and changed the world forever. Besides EXIT Festival, EXIT Summer of Love 2017 will present three more festivals – Sea Star Festival in Croatia on 26-27 May 2017, Revolution Festival in Romania on 2-3 June 2017 and Sea Dance Festival in Montenegro on 13-15 July 2017. Along with EXIT Festival, Sea Dance Festival is a part of a special festival package called EXIT Adventure.

EXIT Summer of Love festivals will present a combination of various live and electronic acts, ranging from famous rock, hip-hop and pop acts to techno, punk, hard-core, reggae, experimental and metal music.


Restaurants and caffees

Novi Sad has many amazing restaurants with delicious food and great atmosphere. We are kindly suggesting the best ones!


 Aqua Doria restaurant

All aboard for romance, river views and rich fish dishes! Bobbing in the shadow of Petrovaradin Fortress, this beautiful barge restaurant is popular with locals looking to splurge on exquisitely prepared čorba (fish stew), smoked fish and other Danube delights. Impeccable service, top-notch rakija (fruit brandy), sublime views and live tamburaši (musicians playing mandolin-like instruments) make meals here utterly memorable.

Piknik bar & restaurant

This utterly charming restaurant by the Danube ladles out hearty Vojvodinian cuisine to an appreciative crowd of city slickers, jolly fishers and local families (who visit as much for the wonderful on-site playground and petting zoo as for the grub). The amusing menu alone makes this happy place worth the trip.

Check it out:


Lazin Salaš restaurant

Replete with hay bales and knick-knackery, Lazina Bašta serves up country-mouse cuisine on the most happening street in town. Don’t be surprised if you find a violin in your ear; they love their tamburaši (musicians playing mandolin-like instruments) here.

Terasa- caffe- pizzeria- restaurant

Restaurant Terasa is located on the plateau of the fortress, next to the famous clock and it provides a unique view of the Danube and the city. The ambiance and food offer are adapted to different tastes, there are pizzas, pastas, beefsteaks and a large selection of desserts.

Novi Sad and its surroundings, especially Fruška gora mountain, has numerours restaurants and wine cellars, where you can taste and enjoy in some quality wines.