Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine officially opened the tourist season for 2019 and invited everyone interested in visiting the Royal Palaces to join the tours during the period from 3 April to 31 October. This season, 2019, is the jubilee 15th one. Before Royal Family’s coming back to Serbia, the Royal Compound was closed for public, and opening it for the tourists was one of the first important decisions of it’s head – HRH Crown Prince Alexander.
“I am very glad to open the Royal Palaces for another tourist season, already the 15th one! It seems like yesterday when me and my family came back to Serbia, to our home where we belong. The history and memories of the Royal Compound are magnificent, so it is very important that they are conveyed to our younger generation. Unfortunately, it is often the case that our people are not fully aware about the history and important works of art which are here, and organized touristic tours are the best opportunity to see the art and learn something new”, said HRH Crown Prince Alexander.
Media representatives who joined the first tour were welcomed by traditional “pogaca“ bread and salt, they enjoyed the national dance performed by Talija folklore dance troupe, and also had the opportunity to refresh themselves with coffee from a wide range of “Bean and Leaf” products.
Mr. Miodrag Popovic, acting Director of the Tourist Organization of Belgrade, thanked Their Royal Highnesses for the cooperation and emphasized once again that the Royal Compound is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Belgrade.
During the tours, visitors will be accompanied by professional tourist guides and will have the opportunity to visit the Royal Palace, the White Palace, the Royal Chapel of St. Andrew the First-Called and the Royal Park, as well as when available to be greeted by Their Royal Highnesses. The tour is a pleasant 1½ hour walk to get acquainted with history, art and culture of our country.
Tourist Organization of Belgrade (TOB) organizes visits to the Royal Palaces every Wednesday at 10:00 am, and on weekends – Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Ticket purchased from Tourist Organization of Belgrade include organized bus transportation from Nikola Pasic Square to the Royal Palaces (meetings for transport on Wednesday 9:30 am (tour in Serbian); Saturday 9:30 am (tour in English) and 12:30 pm (tour in Serbian); Sunday 9:30 am (tour in English) and 12:30 pm (tour in Serbian). Ticket price is 650 RSD. The number of people in a group is restricted to maximum 50 visitors.
Schools, students and pensioner associations can visit the Royal Palaces in Dedinje in announced group visits every working day from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm with the mandatory notification to the Office of HRH Crown Prince Alexander, +381 11 306 4050 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Each group must consist of at least 15 visitors and up to a maximum of 50 visitors. Website: www.dvor.rs