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Sightseeing of Petrovaradin Fortress - 4 hours

Petrovaradin Fortress Petrovaradin Fortress

We gather in front of City Hall in Novi Sad, in the Sloboda Square, the main city square. After a pleasant walk over the Rainbow bridge crossing the Danube River, we arrive to the 114 steps that lead us to the Petrovaradin Fortress. We come to a story old as civilization.

See the Drunk Clock, many plateaus called bastions and military barracks. End the tour with a drink on one of the terraces overlooking the Danube River.

Serbs call it Petrovaradinska Tvrdjava, Hungarians say Péterváradi vár, Germans know it as Peterwardein. It is probably best known as the Gibraltar on Danube, and the symbol of Novi Sad. Built on the 21.000 years old foundations by the best fortification architecture at the time – famous French architecture Voban. It is truly a masterpiece. It was built through history by Romans, Turks, Austrians but the oldest findings date from 19.000 B.C. It lived to see many wars, and outlived many rulers. The Petrovaradin Fortress played a great role in the history of Novi Sad and Petrovaradin, as a part of the city.

During the XVIII century began and ended the construction of system of tunnels, four levels of them, with a total length of 16 km. That much is known for now. Further excavations may reveal more hidden corridors and levels. You will get the chance to explore the first two levels! With a professional guide, of course. Some people even say that there still is a tunnel connecting Novi Sad and the Petrovaradin Fortress beneath the Danube. Others speak of mysterious creatures deep under the fortress in the dungeons and catacombs.

As it may be the case that the fortress saved the city of Novi Sad through the centuries, in 1849. during the Hungarian Revolution, the same city of Novi Sad was bombed from the Petrovaradin Fortress, and 2/3 of the city were destroyed. Nowadays, the Petrovaradin fortress is no longer in use as a military object. It has become a tourist attraction, and a favorite place of locals for walking and relaxing. Several cafes and restaurants offer great domestic food and beverages, excellent wine, brandy and draft beer. From one of the terraces on the fortress spreads a stunning view of the city of Novi Sad and the Danube River.

Petrovaradin Fortress is best known in the world as the place where annually music festival EXIT is held, and it attracts several hundreds of thousands of foreign tourists every time.

Schedule details:
Time of departure: Every day - ideal at 10 am, It can be changed if group wishes so
Place of departure: In front of city hall, on Sloboda Square
Reservations: one day ahead, till 10am
Duration: four hours
Additional info:
This tour must be booked at least one day in advance, till 10am
Confirmation for this product will be received at the time of booking
Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated

Pricing information

No. of persons 1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax 7 pax 8 pax
Price per person   95 €  50 €  35 €  27 €  22 €  18 €  17 €  15 €

Price includes:
English speaking tour guide & on other languages on request
1 drink in famous restaurant in the strict centre of the city

Price does not include:
Transfer from hotel and back
Other costs not offered in this Program
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Novi Sad, Petrovaradin fortress, half day excursion

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