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Those flights have an overnight connection in Belgrade. You can share tips and connect with your fellow travelers in this DDF thread. Post your flights and stopover times in the Wiki there in order to organize minyanim, trips, and more!
Here are some helpful tips from Chabad of Serbia for your connection:
Welcome to Serbia!
Serbia is a safe country, Belgrade is a safe city. The Serbs love Jews, and there is no anti-Semitism. You can walk around the street with a kippa without fear. As in all cities, just beware of pickpockets who can try to take money without you noticing.
Transportation to the city
Reliable English-speaking driver: Mr. Aleks.
Phone number / Whatsapp: + 381-693571234
You have to coordinate with him in advance.
Prices For each direction:
4- car seat: $ 25
7- car seat: $ 40
You can pay him in US dollars.
It is recommended to take a taxi from the airport. the estimated cost for each direction is $18 but you can only pay in local currency – Serbian Dinar. You can convert dollars to local currency at the airport. The conversion rate at the airport is high so it is advisable to convert only the necessary amount for a taxi and to convert the rest in the city. There is a money change location in every corner of the city.
Pay attention! You should only take a taxi from the official station where there is a large taxi sign at the airport. local drivers will offer you a taxi please don’t go with them as they will charge you an excessive price. Again, just go to the official station!
You can rent our beautiful newly renovated apartment in Chabad House. There are only 2 rooms and each room has 2 beds. Its suitable for a maximum of 4 people. Price for one room: 40 Euro. Price for 2 rooms 80 Euro. For more information and reservations click on this link.
For recommended hotels in the city center close to the Chabad House please click here.
Please note! Belgrade has no kosher restaurant or shop. even if Google redirects you to “kosher restaurants”, they are not kosher at all!!!
Chabad provides kosher dinners at 7:30pm by reservations only. Please send requests within 2 weeks of your visit. For information and pre-order click here.
Breakfast and lunch can be ordered for groups of 10 or more by sending a request within 2 weeks of your visit.
Usually there is no Minyan on weekdays, but sometimes when there is a group of guests we make a minyan at the Chabad House for Mincha and Arvit.
We recommend that you send us a message two days in advance to see if there is a chance for a Minyan. Also, if you see a lot of Jews on your flight, you can arrange with them and schedule a prayer time at the Chabad House.
Belgrade is a beautiful and interesting city with a fascinating Jewish history. there are many Jewish tour guides in Belgrade who will be happy to take you on a tour.
Here is a list of recommended Jewish tour guides.
- Mr. Yoel Simhony – Phone Number +381-60-550-7150. E-mail: office@noatours-
- Mr. Amnon Glid – Phone Number +381-69-715-517. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mr. Aleksander Benvenisty – Phone/Whatsapp Number +972-52-331-8689. E-mail: email@example.com
- Mr. Yair Arama – Phone Number +381-69-269-3388. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can always reach us by email: email@example.com
Kol tuv and Welcome,
Chabad of Serbia
Dan’s Note: Thanks to Chabad of Serbia for those tips and don’t forget to make a donation so that they can keep up their great work!
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