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The Eternal Derby: Red Star Belgrade v Partizan

Created with Sketch. Belgrade, Serbia
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Duration

4 days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

20 people

Languages

English

Overview

Join us in Belgrade for Europe’s fiercest derby!

Red Star and Partizan have dominated Serbian football since the break-up of Yugoslavia. And when these two meet, you can guarantee a battle of epic proportions.

Walking Belgrade’s streets on derby day will give you the shivers. And this only intensifies when you reach the stadium. Where the flags, smoke, and fireworks combine to create a unique football setting. 

It’s a warzone. It’s hell on earth. This derby is simply amazing.  

As you can imagine, this derby is best seen with a local. And we have the very best network of Belgrade football guides waiting to guide you on this weekend and help you experience Belgrade like a local. Plus you will share the experience with a small-group of like-minded sports fans to create a more enjoyable, memorable and connected experience.

You’ll spend 4 days in Belgrade with accommodation included.  This allows plenty of time to explore Belgrade’s rocky history and get the inside track on the incredible sports culture here. Your itinerary includes behind-the-scenes tours at both the Red Star and Partizan stadiums, a Serbian dinner, the Derby itself and plenty of time to discover the city of Belgrade.

Book with total flexibility and security.

The next fixture for this Derby is April, 7th, 2021 (Red Star v Partizan) – Homefans believe the stadium will be open to fans and you can secure your place with a small deposit.  (The tour will begin on Monday 5th April)

However, in the event that fans are not admitted, if you have made a booking the amount paid simply becomes Homefans credit.  You can transfer this to a later date (with no time limit), transfer to another tour, or even give it to a friend.

This flexibility is also offered if for any reason you decide you are not comfortable travelling. For more information visit our “book with confidence” page

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience the famous Eternal Derby
  • Learn about the rivalry and visit stadiums
  • Explore the Serbian capital with best local tips and guidance
  • Try authentic Serbian food and beers
  • Accommodation, match tickets, transfers, food and activities all included

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Arrivals and Pub Night
Day 1 - Arrivals and Pub Night

Welcome to Belgrade, a city rich in history, warm-hearted people, delicious food, hectic football culture, and of course - the allmighty rakija. Day one is arrivals day. Airport transfer arranged by Homefans will take you to the hotel. Meet & greet with the local hosts and the rest of the group, check in and refresh. In no time our first group activity starts - the Pub Night. Get ready for a welcome beer from Homefans, and probably some more local beers to follow.

Day 2 - Stadium Tours and Serbian Dinner
Day 2 - Stadium Tours and Serbian Dinner

Who's up for some stadium tours at vintage grounds for breakfast? First, a private minibus picks us up and we head to the legendary Rajko Mitić stadium (still called Marakana informally) where we get a fantastic firsthand experience on a private tour which includes an official guide, trophy hall, pitch tour, and some surprises along the way. After coming by both the official club shop and the ultras shop, we continue our journey to get to know the Partizan stadium, an old school temple of football. Learn about the club's history in the trophy hall, take awesome photos on the pitch, touch the grass, feel like a Partizan player for a moment. A fully immersive football experience like no other. After visiting the club shop, you'll have some spare time for sightseeing and free activities. Make sure you have some rest and your stomach empty, because in the evening we meet in one of the oldest streets in Belgrade, the renowned Skadarlija, for an authentic Serbian Dinner. This gastronomic experience includes finger-licking food, inevitable Serbian rakija drink, and also local music bands to heat up the atmosphere even more. Feel the spirit of Belgrade and it's people!

Day 3 - Match Day
Day 3 - Match Day

Wake up and try to picture the madness that's coming up. This is not your regular match day. So spend your free time in the morning wisely. In the early afternoon, the group meets in a cozy pub for the warm up. Beers, expectations, tension in the air. The locals will share the latest news about the game, and also their own views and feelings about it. Arranged minibus will take us to the stadium to join the pre-game vibe and maybe catch a corteo. Homefans will have arranged the best seats for our group, from where all the action will be perfectly visible and at the same time close enough to keep your goose bumps for a while even after the last whistle. After the derby, our minibus will pick us up and take us back to our hotel. In a mood for more action (after the Eternal Derby, we doubt it)? No problem, you'll get the best tips, Belgrade has a lot to offer on any given night.

Day 4 - Time to say Goodbye
Day 4 - Time to say Goodbye

Back to normalcy. You will wake up still feeling the blast from the day before. And that's fine, trust us. Time to bid a farewell to your local host and fellow travellers and exchange contacts. Hopefully some new friendships for life. Time to say goodbye...until the next football adventure with Homefans.

Included/Excluded

  • Match ticket (Long Side)
  • 3 nights in a 3* hotel in Belgrade (Twin Room)
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily breakfast
  • Stadium tour of Red Star
  • Stadium tour of Partizan
  • Local host
  • Welcome drink
  • Group activities and warm ups
  • Access to Serbian Dinner
  • Optional preset menu at Serbian Dinner - surcharge
  • Insurance
  • Return Flights
  • Single room (available for surcharge)
  • Preset menu at Serbian Dinner (available for surcharge)

Durations

Multi day

Languages

English

Intensity

High

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Belgrade, Serbia

FAQs

Do I have to pay the full amount when I book?
No, you can secure your place with a deposit of just 30%, then pay the balance at least 4 weeks before your trip date.
Is now a good time to book? What about COVID-19?
We believe so! After all, don't we all need something to look forward to right now?

Homefans believe that this tour will operate for the April fixture. However, in the event that does not happen the amount paid simply becomes Homefans credit. You can transfer this to a later date (with no time limit), transfer to another tour, or even give it to a friend. This flexibility also applies if you decide to cancel for any reason.
Where in the stadium will we be sitting?
If we know where you will be sitting we always mention this is in the inclusions section.

Unfortunately we are not always able to tell you that at the time of booking, however our destination managers work tirelessly to make sure you get the best seats. We always aim for the long side of the home supporters section.
How many people will be on the tour?
The host for this tour will allow a maximum of 20 people. However this number may not always be met and it may even be possible that your party are on the tour on your own. Higher numbers make for a more sociable experience, lower numbers make for more personalised attention from your host. Look at it as a win/win!
Are children/young adults allowed on the tour?
Our local host has taken the decision, based on the content of the tour to open this up to adults only. If you are looking to travel with under 18's please feel free to contact us and we can discuss your options
Can you cater to dietary needs and requirements?
Our locals hosts will do everything they can to cater to travellers needs. Its a good idea to share your requirements at the time of booking so that our host is able to make the required preparations
Will I have to share a room?
In order to keep the costs low we always offer prices based on 2 sharing. If you make a booking for an odd number of people you or another member of your party may be paired with another traveller of the same sex. If you wish you may pay a supplement for a guaranteed single room. Simply make your booking as normal and get in touch with us to arrange this.

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TimE

29/07/2020

Super ervaring in Belgrado

Een fantastisch aantal dagen gehad in Belgrado met Ivan en Homefans. Alles was top geregeld, Ivan was een uitstekende host en de groep was erg gezellig. De derby was een fantastische beleving, een aanrader!

StefanAn

29/07/2020

Great weekend in Belgrade

I joined the first Belgrade trip with my brother via Homefans. We had a great time in Belgrade with Ivan. He showed us around and made us welcome in his city, the seats in the stadium were great, the Serbian dinner was amazing and the group was also fun. Definitely recommended!

Kevin

27/07/2020

What a derby!

I went with Homefans to the Belgrade derby hosted by Ivan in 2018 and I absolutely loved it. An incredible city and amazing experience all around. Ivan was a great host and we enjoyed every minute of the trip!

Tom Whittaker

23/07/2020

Unbelievable atmosphere and a great city break

Had a tremendous time at March's Eternal Derby at the Marakana. I had always wanted to experience the atmosphere at this fixture and it didn't disappoint- one for any football fan's bucket list. The hosts were knowledgeable and genial and we really enjoyed exploring the city-the nightlife is really good and really cheap. The only thing missing was a goal so we will definitely be back to see how things measure up at the Partizan stadium!

Duncan Quinton

23/07/2020

The Eternal Derby > Eternal Memories

Our group attended the Eternal Derby with Homefans in March 2020 for the game at the Marakana stadium. The hosts were an encyclopedia of not only local, but international footballing knowledge and constantly answered our questions around the stadium, fan culture, the city of Belgrade etc. Belgrade has ranked as one of our favourite European cities with great bars and restaurants , whilst the private stadium tours and derby itself were superb. We've since booked for more trips with Homefans and will return one day for the Eternal Derby at the Partizan Stadium to see how it compares
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Ronald_kl

23/07/2020

Great trip in Belgrade

I booked the Belgrade derby with Homefans last year and had a great time in Serbia with Ivan and the group. Derby was great, food was nice and the city is also great. Thanks Ivan!
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Adam_S

15/07/2020

Had the bestime with Homefans in Belgrade

Had the bestime with Homefans in Belgrade! Everything was as promised: the great serbian dinner, the exclusive stadium tours, best tips for Blegrade from Ivan the host and of course the crazy atmosphere on matchday. A must for every football fan.

Jonne

13/07/2020

Thank you Belgrade!

Had an amazing time in Belgrade! The derby between Partizan and Red Star had absolutely everything. A thrilling atmospfhere and an exciting match to watch. Ivan did a great job by showing us around and giving us a real Belgrade experience. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone!

Jonne

13/07/2020
Had an amazing time in Belgrade! The derby had absolutely everyting, great apmosphere by all fans and an exciting game to watch. Ivan did an excellent job by showing us around. I would definitely recommend this trip to everyone!
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danvg83

13/07/2020

Amazing experience in Belgrade!

This derby is well known for its fierceness and boy it was worth it. But thanks to Ivan, we also got to know more about the clubs, the city and the history of Serbia. And on top of that , amazing food and nightlife! Highly recommended!

Luke

07/07/2020

I had a great time in Belgrade

I had a great time with Ivan in Belgrade for the Eternal Derby. He welcomed us at the airport and showed us around his city. He answered all our questions and knows a lot about football. Thanks Ivan!
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