The Best Private Tour in Western Serbia
On this private excursion from Belgrade to western Serbia, you will enjoy sightseeing of nature of Tara national park, Drina River and it’s a famous river house at the rock, wooden town of Mećavnik. The most impressive part of this day-trip is the train raid through the historical Šargan Eight Railway.
West Serbia is probably the most beautiful part of Serbia. A mix of nature and tradition makes this area unique. With Balkan Chauffeur, this private day-trip from Belgrade can be your best day in Serbia. The main attraction on this tour is the famous Šargan Railway and 2 hours of the train ride on it. Most of this area belongs to Tara National Park. The first attraction on this tour is a little less than 3 hours of driving from Belgrade. But driving through the Serbian countryside and mountains is an attraction for itself.
Places of interest in west Serbia
Šargan Railway Train Ride which starts at Mokra Gora mountain is the main attraction of this excursion.
But you will also visit the most popular places of interest in west Serbia. You’ll see the Drina River house in Bajina Bašta at the Bosnian Border, Gate of Podrinje Viewpoint, and Mećavnik Wooden Town (Drven Grad).
Our professional chauffeurs are knowledgeable about all the tourist locations of Tara and Mokra Gora in western Serbia and they will provide you with all the information you need.
The advantage of a private tour by car is that you do not share the Mokra Gora round-trip with anyone else.
- Private Sightseeing Tour only for your group up to 4 travelers (car), or up to 8 travelers (minivan)
- Round-trip from Belgrade
- Start at 7:30 am
- Pick-up/Drop-off location is your accommodation in Belgrade or Belgrade Airport (Ask for a quote for another city)
- The most popular tourist attractions of the west Serbia
Full-day private excursion:
- Pick-up at your accommodation in Belgrade at 7:30
- 2 and a half – 3 hours of driving to the Gate of Podrinje Viewpoint
- 30 minutes of driving to the Drina River House
- 40 minutes to the Wooden Town Mećavnik and pause for a lunch
- Šargan Eight Train ride starts at 13:15
- 4:30 pm return to the Belgrade
- Arrival at your accommodation around 8pm
Available for two-day custom-tailored tours:
- Zlatibor Mountain
- Uvac Lake Cruise
- Užice Fortress
- Perućac Lake
- Ovčar and Kablar Gorge
- Tara, Banjska Stena viewpoint
(you can choose from those places. But it is not visit all of them in two days)
Included in excursion price :
- Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation in Belgrade or BEG airport.
- Private transfer between locations with a comfortable car or minivan
- An informative, professional English-speaking chauffeur with good knowledge about West Serbia and Tara National Park
- All driving expenses(fuel, tolls, parking…)
- Child seat if you need
- Bottled water
- A short stop on the way if you need to
- Licensed Guide
- Ticket for Šargan Eight Train (900 RSD)
- Entrance fee to Mćavnik (200 RSD)
- Food and drink
- Personal expenses
- More time or longer tour than agreed
Start of the tour
Our driver is waiting for you at your address at 7:30 am. Please, don’t be late because of traffic jams which starts just 10-15 minutes later.
Trip from Belgrade
From Belgrade to the first place of interest are less than 3 hours of the ride. The first half of that ride is a comfortable drive via “Miloš The Great Highway”, and the second half is a ride through Mountains between towns of Valjevo and Bajina Bašta. During this ride, you will definitely enjoy the sightseeing of the Serbian countryside and nature. Landscapes which you will see look like that they are edited in a photoshop.
Gate of Podrinje
First stop (except you need a toilet or a coffee stop before) is Gate of Podrinje (Drina valley). This is a viewpoint from a Debelo Brdo (Fat Hill) mountain near Bajina Bašta. From this place, there is a great sight on the Serbian and Bosnian Mountains around Drina River which is the natural border between Serbia and Bosnia. If we have luck, the bottom of this valley is often covered with a mist that gives you a fairytale sighting.
We can guarantee that you will have great pictures from the Gate of Podrinje. It looks really impressive.
Drina River House
After the Drina Gate, we will descend from the mountain to the Drina river for about 20-30 minutes. Shortly after wee sees the colorful Drina, we will arrive at the town of Bajina Bašta, famous for the Drina River House.
This wooden house is unusual because it is built on the rock in the middle of the river. Photos of that cabin won many prices of famous magazines including National Geographic.
Tara National Park
After taking photos at the Drina, we are going on a 40 minutes ride trough Tara National Park. Even do we already had a ride through the mountains, Tara Mountain will be interesting because of completely different scenery. From Fat Hill, we had an “infinite” view at the surrounding mountains. But in Tara National Park you will enjoy a ride through thick pine forest. If you are lucky enough, maybe you will see the bears. Tara National Park is the last protected area for the bears in Serbia.
Mećavnik Wooden Town at Mokra Gora
Mećavnik is an ideal place to have a rest from a ride, and to have lunch before the Šargan train. This is a replica of an old traditional village of this area. It was an idea and a project of a Serbian movie director Emir Kusturica. Because he was working in Hollywood, his guest in Drvengrad (Wooden town) was many Hollywood stars.
Šargan Eight Railway Train Ride
Šargan train station is less than 1 kilometer from the Mećavnik. The train starts at 1:30 pm.
This is maybe the biggest tourist attraction in Serbia. And of course, this is a highlight of this private tour. About the beauty of the surrounding of the railway is needless to spend the words.
Train raid is a 2-hour round-trip through Zlatibor, Mokra Gora, Tara, and Šargan Mountains. On this journey, the train will stop at the many attractions such as viewpoints and waterfall. On that stops you will have enough time to exit from the train and enjoy sightseeing.
Return from Mokra Gora to Belgrade
Return to the Belgrade will be through easier and faster road, but still interesting. It takes about 3 hours to get back.
After Mokra Gora Private Tour, if you have not already paid online, you can pay in the car with either a card or by cash.
We are quite sure that you will be pleased with this trip to West Serbia, and we hope you will find some time to rate us on TripAdvisor.
This is a description of the Sargan and Mokra Gora full-day excursion. If you wish to exclude or include some places, or you wish a two-day tour we are at disposal for an hourly-rated private tour. But keep in mind that Šargan Train has own schedule.
Šargan Eight Railway Season
Šargan Railway is not open during the winter. Because of deep snow on Mokra Gora and Tara Mountains, it operates from April until November. Keep in mind that on the Tara mountain can be up to 10 degrees colder than in Belgrade. Bring your jackets!
Šargan Train Tickets
Ticket for the Sargan train costs 900 rsd (450 rsd for children). The train ride is a 2-hour round-trip with many stops for picturing on a great viewpoint.
Because the train starts at 13:30, if you wish to have lunch at Mećavnik before a ride, we don’t have much time to spend on Drina and Gate of Podrinje. But about 15 minutes on each stop will be more than enough to make some awesome photos of those beautiful places.
Keep in mind that Serbian mountain roads are curvy with a lot of altitude changes. If you have a problem with a car sickness it is better to take some pills against it. But no worries, those roads are safe and view on a landscape during the ride will leave you breathless!
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All shown price for Golubac excursion is priced per car, not per person.
Full-Day private TourRECOMMENDED
- 12-hour excursion
- Round-Trip from Belgrade
- Drina River house, Gate of Podrinje Viewpoint, Mećavnik Wooden Town, Šargan Eight Railway, Tara National Park
Your choice of places:
- Contact us if you wish to exclude or to include some places. It is possible to make custom-tailored two-day excursion
- + 50€ for 8+1 Minivan
- + 10€/h for extra waiting time
Time of driving including return trip