Meet your driver at your accommodation in Belgrade and settle into your private vehicle for the 2.5-hour journey to Timisoara. On arrival, greet your local guide and set off on a comprehensive 2.5-hour city tour. This walking tour of Timisoara starts with the downtown quarter of Cetate, to see the essential image of Timisoara – many old buildings in the styles of Art Nouveau or Baroque, large pedestrianized squares touched by European history, as well as the multicultural character of the city and of the Banat region.
Begin with a visit of Victory Square, known also as Opera Square, to visit the impressive Orthodox Cathedral, the Opera and Theatre House. Next is Liberty Square, which is hosting the Old City Hall with the Turkish inscription and shows the mixture of cultures, religions, and civilization.
Union Square is dominated by the Catholic dome-church, the Serbian-orthodox Cathedral and by the President’s Palace – the Arts Museum. Be delighted by a walk through the ruins of the old fortress, constructed in the Vauban Style. Highlights of this walking tour are Victory Square, the Opera building, the Orthodox Cathedral, the Bastion, the Liberty Square, the Old City Hall, The Synagogue, the Union Square, the Catholic Cathedral, the Serbian-Orthodox Church, the President’s Palace, the statue of the Holy Trinity, the Bastion, and more.
For lunch (own expense), enjoy some traditional Romanian cuisine at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, enjoy around three hours of free time to wander around the city independently or hit the shops. At approximately 5pm, meet up with your guide for the return trip to Belgrade and finish your tour with drop-off at your hotel.