“A crazy ride from the rise to the fall of Yugoslavia”
From the beginning of socialist Yugoslavia in WWII to the fall down of it in the 1990’s, from the rise of Marshall Tito to the fall of Slobodan Milosevic, this ride will make you experience the communist era of Belgrade to the fullest. Your guide will drive you passed communist architecture to Tito’s grave in a truly historic car: The Yugo! Read all about the tour and the car and join us, comrade!
About the Tour:
The 3,5-hour tour starts in New Belgrade and visits the most remarkable buildings from Yugoslav times. You will not only see the outside, but will also visit a congress center which interior hasn’t changed since 1977. The tour end s at the grave of Tito, at the Museum of History of Yugoslavia. You will be driven around in a classic Yugo car by your guide / driver and half way stop for a drink. If you’re brave enough you can give the car a try yourself too!
The tour starts in New Belgrade, close the USCE tower (the former headquarters of the communist party). From the center of Belgrade you cross Branko’s Bridge and directly on the other side of the bridge you will find the Skate Park. Next to it your Yugo and driver will await you.
Concentration Camp Staro Sajmiste
The foundations for Socialist Yugoslavia were laid while the WWII was raging in the Balkans and Belgrade. The first stop on our tour therefore is probably the only former concentration camp where nowadays people live peacefully and you even have a restaurant…
The political heart of Yugoslavia was SIV, the former government building of Yugoslavia. An impressive piece of architecture, next to the building of the headquarters of the communist party. Nowadays it houses several government institutions, such as the Serbia’s secret police, so be careful while taking pics!
Welcome to the Hotel Yugoslavia / Such a lovely place / Such a lovely face….Once an example of the wealth and popularity of Yugoslavia, now a mere shadow of what it just to be. What were Richard Nixon, Queen Elizabeth and Tina Turner doing here? Why did Tito bring his favorite Hollywood movie stars here? And why did the Americans bomb it in 1999?
Also named the West Gate of Belgrade and one of the most impressive examples of Brutalist architecture in the world. The tallest building in Belgrade with on top the only rotating restaurant in the region (although it never really rotated…).
Yugoslavia was Tito and Tito was Yugoslavia. So when Tito died, Yugoslavia died too. Never in the history of mankind did so many heads of states show up at a funeral, reminding the world how much loved and admired the leader of this special country was. Now you have the chance to pay your respect to him. And take a peek into his live as a leader.
THE YUGO TOUR IN SHORT
11.00 am (or you can choose in case of a private tour)
At USCE Skate Park just across Brankov Bridge [internal link to map]
At the Museum of History of Yugoslavia
45 Euro pp, to be paid at the end of tour
Entrance to the museum and one drink
Number of guests
Minimum 1 guest, maximum 30. Each car fits 3 guests.
If you want to make sure you have a private tour with your own group please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at +381669008386
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