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The Eternal Derby: Red Star Belgrade v Partizan

Specific Tour Belgrade

From AUD466.44 466.44

Duration

4 days

Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

Max 22 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.

2022/23 now on sale!

Provisional date for the Eternal Derby at Partizan is 31.08.2022, while Red Star will host the Derby on 01.03.2023, but this may be subject to minor changes, due to TV broadcasting.

Edition 1: Tuesday August 30th – Friday September 2nd 2022
Edition 2: Tuesday February 28th – Friday March 3rd 2023

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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

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.

What you get

  • 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
  • Flights
  • Single room (available for surcharge)
  • Preset menu at Serbian Dinner (available for surcharge)

The Location

Belgrade

FAQs

Do I have to pay the full amount when I book?

No, you can secure your place with a deposit, then pay the balance at least 4 weeks before your trip date depending on your destination.

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 maximum number of people the host will allow is stated above. However this number may not always be met and it may even be possible that your party is 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!

Can children / young adults join the tour?

If we can accept children there will be an option in the booking flow. However for many trips our local hosts take 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?

Our local hosts will do everything they can to cater to travellers’ needs. It’s 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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Nick

20/04/2022

Belgrade Derby

Wow! This trip was certainly worth the wait as last years planned trip couldn’t go ahead due to Covid. Firstly, I would like to give my appreciation to Andrija, he was brilliant and showed me so much and fitted in 2 extra matches. He made it a fantastic and enjoyable experience for me. Belgrade was absolutely lovely to see and as for the match it completely blew my mind it was an incredible atmosphere from both sets of supporters. Highly recommend The Eternal Derby trip!

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Sokratis Konstantinidis

05/03/2022

What a trip!

This trip managed to go above and beyond my already high expectations! Especially with the addition of a Euroleague basketball game. The Eternal derby is something from another era of passionate football, pyro show, correo, flares, non-stop singing and amazing atmosphere. Every true football fan needs to experience this. Andrija and Djuka, our hosts, and their friends & family made sure that we all had the best time, absolute legends. Highly recommended football (and not only) experience. Hvala Vam Belgrade & Homefans.
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Tim Goudsblom

04/03/2022
We missed some information as the hosts forgot to add us in the group chat. Furthermore, Andrija en Djuka were really helpfull and we got a great time Serbia! The passion of the Eternal derby is what you should have seen! I would definately recommend this trip

Pascal

04/03/2022

A must for the football lovers

A well organized trip. Smooth airport transfers, very nice good located hotel. Our group asked for an extra game in Novi Sad and a basketball match on top and the guides organized it! The derby was like a high-class piece of theatre and not dangerous at all. Don't hesitate to do this. Our life is to short. Just do it!

Paul Hunt

03/03/2022

Belgrade...What a trip!!

What a trip!From the moment we stepped of the plane we was greeted and really looked after by the hosts Andrija and Djuka.I felt like i was meeting old mates!This was my first time on these types of trips.and I was blown away by their hospitality and organisation. They sorted out extra trips..got us everywhere on time and answered all our questions with great knowledge and smiles.The hotel Mint was lovely..great breakfast and really clean and modern.The games ....well....I can't really explain it.Mental.You just have to be there to feel and see it.The tours were brilliaint and the group in total was a great mix of top people from all Nationalities. It really was top notch and I am 100% on another soon!Thanks again Andrija and Djucka and all tje others for making it one to remember!:)
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Callum Boyle

03/03/2022

A dream experience

I couldn’t have asked for a better trip. Andrija and Djuka made us all feel so welcoming and gave a both fantastic and balanced insight into the two teams. The game was everything and more from the atmosphere to the performance on the pitch with several added bonuses. Would absolutely recommend to anyone thinking of going. This was also the first trip I have done abroad on my own and I’d urge anyone who is worried about it to do the same, you won’t regret it
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Ryan

03/03/2022

An absolutely amazing experience

This tour exceeded my already very high expectations. We couldn't have hoped for better local hosts than Andreja and Djuka who will be friends for life! They made us really welcome, arranged additional matches to visit and kept us informed and smiling at all times. The hotel was excellent and in a great location. And The Eternal Derby blew my mind!! Everything I hoped for and more. Firecrackers, flares, fires, non stop deafening singing, riot police galore. Unfortunately Partizan lost :-( I would recommend this trip, I will be back and will do it again and other trips with Home Fans. The best trip and experience ever. Thanks!!!!!
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Bart De Jong

02/03/2022

Fantastic weekend in Belgrade!

We head a fantastic weekend in Belgrade. The hosts, Andrija and Djuka, were really great. They gave us a lot of information and arranged everything we needed. Great guys with passion for the game and their clubs! They even arranged an extra game for us on saturday at Vojvodina. The game was also great with an amazing atmosphere. The hotel was good, the group was nice and the beer was cold. I can recommend this trip to every footballfan. Thanks Homefans!
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Boerrigter

02/03/2022

Amazing experience!

We have just returned from an amazing trip in Belgrade. It was four days with three games. Our guides, Andrija and Djuka, were on hand at any time. They arranged everything for us from football related questions to advice on nightlife. Everything to give us that crazy time in Belgrade. On Thursday a great match in the Conference league of Partizan, a bonus to go to Novi Sad and see Vojvodina and on Sunday the derby! What a match, it couldn't have been better. The Eternal Derby, through this experience it will stay with us forever!
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Silvan

02/03/2022

Great experience!

Had a great time in Belgrade. The hosts were very welcoming and helpful.

Lee Morris

01/03/2022

Amazing Experience!

This game has been on the bucket list for a long time but it was absolutely worth the wait! First and foremost Andrija and Djuka (Serbian hosts) were first class and pulled out all of the stops to ensure our group had an excellent time. They both went above and beyond and absolutely nothing was a hassle for them. The game itself was out of this world and football games back home are going to be a difficult watch now! A phenomenal experience that has to be done by anyone who has an passion for football and fan culture.
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Lewis Gow

28/02/2022

An unforgettable experience!

A must-do bucket list game for any football fan. Hosts Andrija and Djuka were both fantastic, with them - as well as their close circle of friends and family - going beyond and above to look after us. The derby is unbelievable! You get a good balanced view of both teams from the tours and hosts. Also booked this during the pandemic and as a result was cancelled twice. Homefans were great at their comms/reassurance throughout. Have done DIY games abroad before but would recommend doing this one via Homefans for a proper authentic experience!
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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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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