Summer in Belgrade: boat tour

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Feel the beauty of the two rivers

One of the people, among many, who were so much fascinated with Belgrade, was Ivo Andric, extraordinarily renowned writer and famous persona in the Balkan region. In my opinion, nobody could depict the beauty of Serbian capital, like he did, especially during the summer. Many people take it for granted, but the sky above Belgrade is so glorious. It is expansive and high, constanly shifting yet remaining beautiful. So blue and clear, it may surprise people with quick and refreshing summer storms that immerse in the gorgeous rivers of Belgrade, Sava and Danube. Andric always claimed them to be beautiful and rich, as a compensation to this unique town for everything that is not there, and a consolation for all that should not be. The splendor of summer sunsets and memorable, blue sky is beautifully reflected in the rivers beneath Belgrade. It would be perfect, almost fairytale-like to capture that remarkable reddish tint of the sun and observe it through Sava and Danube. But what if I told you that all that is indeed possible? You can spend you glorious summer days in Belgrade at its finest spot, by having a memorable boat tour.

This grand city seems to have always been like this: torn and split, as if it never exists but is perpetually being created, built upon and recovered. On one side it waxes and grows, on the other it wanes and deteriorates. Ever in motion and rustle, never calm and never knowing tranquility or quiet. The city upon two rivers, on the grand clearing, bound by the winds. Ivo Andric, a writer.

If you are an adventurous soul, who is constantly planning the next trip and new things to see, then you are lucky. In Belgrade, you can have the most memorable boat tour that allows you to experience the rivers of Sava and Danube through a local perspective. Easy going and passionate guides will allow you to spend several remarkable hours at the boat and experience la crème de la crème of Belgrade’s sunrises and sunsets. Have no worries, even if you get sick on the boat, rivers are usually rather calm. All you need to do is relax and enjoy. Trust me, even the unbearable heat during the summer will seem more pleasant while on the boat.

The usual place to begin a boat tour of Belgrade is at the Promenade 25 Maj (Setaliste 25 Maj), located in Dorcol area. The anchored boats will be there, waiting for you to see the beauty of the two rivers. Most of the boats have a deck where you can sunbathe or simply chill with a drink, read a book and enjoy the most Instagramable views. Usually, the boat tour last from 2 to 5 hours, depending on your preferences and it is extremely affordable, which should definitely rise it at the top of your must do list.

Setaliste 25. Maj
Setaliste 25. Maj
Београд, Србија
Dorcol, Stari Grad Beograd
Dorcol, Stari Grad Beograd
Стари град, Београд, Србија

Once you are on the boat, you will experience breathtaking views of Belgrade’s monuments and prominent bridges. You will see Zemun and Great War Island, or maybe even sunbathe at the Lido beach.

Zemun
Zemun
Земун, Београд, Србија
Great War Island of Belgrade
Great War Island of Belgrade
Велико ратно острво, Београд, Србија
Lido Beach
Lido Beach
Lungomare Argentina 5, 18012 Bordighera

Finally, a day spent on the water is a day well spent. So what are you waiting for? Join this amazing boat tour of Belgrade.


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Lejla Dizdarevic

Lejla Dizdarevic

I am Lejla, from Serbia, passionate about writing, radio and theatre. I would love to show you the hidden gems of my beloved Balkan countries.

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