Travelling by train used to be a real treat – a slow and steady pace punctuated by the rhythmic sound of the locomotive while enjoying the natural landscape and bustling towns dotted along the route.
Today, modern trains travel at such speed that most aren’t able to appreciate this mode of travel in quite the same way. For those who want to enjoy the more traditional experience of train travel, Serbian Railways offers a unique journey from Belgrade to Sremski Karlovci in a historic tourist train – perfect for the romantic at heart.
Book a first, second or third-class ticket and discover travelling by train through Serbia as it was at the beginning of the 20th Century.
All passengers have access to the restaurant car, which is decorated to fit with the period when steam locomotives ruled supreme on Serbia’s railroads.
Here you can enjoy refreshments, while away the time enjoying the views or strike up a conversation with your fellow passengers and share stories of your Serbian adventures.
When you arrive in Sremski Karlovci, enjoy a walk through the town which is home to the Museum of Beekeeping, fine art galleries, famous wine cellars, the first Serbian Orthodox Seminary, as well as to the first grammar school in Serbia which was built in the late 18th Century.
This romantic journey takes just over two hours, during which you will pass through the Vojvodina plains, darkened railway tunnels, over bridges and through large clearings filling you with longing for times gone by and instil in you a love of trains and railways.
Info: JSC Serbian Railways