On the Yugotour you will be driven around Belgrade, the capital of the non-existing Yugoslavia, looking for the traces of Yugoslavia in it's socialist architecture, learn about the rise & fall of a nation and seeing the bombed buildings that kind of ended it and hear about it's leader Tito! We will drink some rakia or Yugo-cola and have a picnic Yugo-style! All this in a piece of Yugoslav history: the Zastava ! A 4-wheeled miracle of socialist engineering! I call the tour 'The Rise & Fall of a Nation Tour' , because Yugoslavia both started and finished in Belgrade and we'll follow the timeline form the beginning to the end. We start in a concentration camp where now people live and where there are even restaurants, at the beginning of Socialist Yugoslavia. We end at the grave of it's leader, Tito. In between we stop at the former government building, some crazy architecture and interesting places. During the ride I'll tell you about politics, daily live, economy and some crazy stories about Yugoslavia.
In 2011 I moved from Holland to Belgrade and in 2015 I bought my first Yugo-car, a Yugoslavian piece of machinery. I use it to show people the history of Yugoslavia, its architecture and its traces hidden in its former capital. Many people have joined and love it, often described it as the best hing they did in Belgrade and loved seeing so many places they would never have discovered by themselves. For me every tour is great fun, because no tour is the same. And I love to share my passion, stories, city and quirky history and present with everybody.
Coffee and rakia We'll always have some drinks with us, like old-skool Yugo-cola, water and rakia!
We visit many interesting and surprising places and traces of Yugoslavia, hard to discover by yourself. Like an ex-concentration camp which now houses people and even a restaurant and some of the impressive socialist and brutalist housing blocks build during communism. We will end at the Museum of Yugoslavia and grave of Tito and his wife. It will feel like time stood still and your travelling back 40 years.
You will be driven around in a 40-year old car made in socialist Yugoslavia. This is fun, but does mean no aircondition and no seatbelts on the back seat. We are experienced and drive safely.