Novi Sad

Petrovaradin Fortress and Danube River
Petrovaradin Fortress and Danube River

Although Novi Sad is arguably not as well-known as Belgrade, there is plenty to suggest that Serbia’s second city in fact has much more to offer than its capital. Energetic, creative and multi-cultural, Novi Sad is an expression of modern Serbia, with its bustling pedestrianised thoroughfares and squares, trendy bars and cafés, thriving music scene and interesting museums and galleries. Throw the city’s abundance of historic landmarks into the mix too and it’s easy to understand why Novi Sad is to become the first ever non-EU European Capital of Culture in 2021.

While Novi Sad really comes to life in July, when the annual EXIT Festival – one of the biggest and best music festivals in Europe – attracts thousands of revellers, this stunning city is a delight to explore at any time of the year. Visiting Novi Sad on a river cruise is a particularly rewarding experience, offering you the chance to enjoy the gorgeous scenery of the Danube River as you sail into the city, then take advantage of the chance to simply step ashore and discover the very best attractions.

There are numerous cultural and historical highlights to uncover in Novi Sad, many of which are within walking distance of each other. The pedestrianised thoroughfare of Zmaj Jovina, which stretches from the town square to Dunavska Street, is the gateway to many of the city’s most popular sights. The architectural delights of Trg Slobode (the town square), including the neo-renaissance style Town Hall and the impressive neo-gothic Church of Mary’s Name; the magnificent façade of Hotel Vojvodina, situated in the charming Old Town district; the ornate Bauhaus-style Tanurdžić Palace; and the Bishop’s House are not to be missed.

Petrovaradin Fortress is without doubt Novi Sad’s most iconic site. Situated on the right bank of the river, the Petrovaradin is famous for its ‘reversed’ clock tower that helps fishermen tell the time from afar. It’s also home to the Novi Sad City Museum and the venue for the aforementioned EXIT festival.    

Cruises to Novi Sad

Brabant cruising the Delta Danube Brabant cruising the Delta Danube

Eastern European Discovery to the Danube Delta • R2105

 Budapest
Brabant
Thu 13 May 2021
14 nights
  • Embark on an epic voyage across Europe, sailing to the Danube Delta and back via diverse destinations and regions of spectacular beauty in five countries.
  • Enjoy Serbian tradition, cuisine and culture in Belgrade and Novi Sad; cruise the astonishing Iron Gates gorge; and uncover the gems of Ruse, Bulgaria’s ‘Little Vienna’.
  • Take a boat tour safari of the breathtaking Danube Delta; visit Vukovar in Croatia; and in Hungary, learn of Kalocsa’s ‘red gold’ before revelling in the delights of Budapest.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Flock of white pelicans in the Danube Delta Flock of white pelicans in the Danube Delta

Eastern European Discovery to the Danube Delta • R2107

 Budapest
Brabant
Thu 03 Jun 2021
14 nights
  • Embark on an epic voyage across Europe, sailing to the Danube Delta and back via diverse destinations and regions of spectacular beauty in five countries.
  • Enjoy Serbian tradition, cuisine and culture in Belgrade and Novi Sad; cruise the astonishing Iron Gates gorge; and uncover the gems of Ruse, Bulgaria’s ‘Little Vienna’.
  • Take a boat tour safari of the breathtaking Danube Delta; visit Vukovar in Croatia; and in Hungary, learn of Kalocsa’s ‘red gold’ before revelling in the delights of Budapest.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Boat trip on the Danube Delta Boat trip on the Danube Delta

Eastern European Discovery to the Danube Delta • R2122

 Budapest
Brabant
Mon 04 Oct 2021
14 nights
  • Embark on an epic voyage across Europe, sailing to the Danube Delta and back via diverse destinations and regions of spectacular beauty in five countries.
  • Enjoy Serbian tradition, cuisine and culture in Belgrade and Novi Sad; cruise the astonishing Iron Gates gorge; and uncover the gems of Ruse, Bulgaria’s ‘Little Vienna’.
  • Take a boat tour safari of the breathtaking Danube Delta; visit Vukovar in Croatia; and in Hungary, learn of Kalocsa’s ‘red gold’ before revelling in the delights of Budapest.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Landscape of the Wachau valley, River Danube Landscape of the Wachau valley, River Danube

The Complete Danube • R212223

 Budapest
Brabant
Mon 04 Oct 2021
21 nights
  • Embark on an epic exploration of the complete Danube and immerse yourself in the beauty, history and cultures of inspirational regions and destinations in eight different countries.
  • Enjoy a traditional Serbian folklore show in Belgrade; uncover Ruse’s Bulgarian delights; sail the extraordinary Iron Gates gorge; and explore the Danube Delta, Romania’s natural wonderland.
  • On the return journey, highlights include chances to see Budapest’s iconic attractions; witness the scenic splendour of the Wachau Valley; and engage with Vienna’s legendary musical heritage.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.