SERBIA

8 days tour

 

1. DAY : BELGRADE – NOVI SAD

Arrival to the Airport of Belgrade and meeting with our English speaking guide who will be with the group for all 8 days. Transfer to Novi Sad, capital of Vojvodina, dinner and overnight.

2. DAY: NOVI SAD – FRUŠKA GORA – SREMSKI KARLOVCI – NOVI SAD

After the breakfast visit of Petrovaradin Fortress and departure on Fruska Gora, one of the rare Panonian Mountains which, with its highest peak (539 m) gives the impression of a giant in the endless plain of Vojvodina. Visit of two orthodox monasteries Hopovo and Grgeteg; there are 15 more orthodox monasteries on this mountain (called also ‘’Serbian Atos’’) that were built between 15th and 18th century, when the rest of Serbia was occupied by the Turks. We will continue to Sremski Karlovci, town of Serbian culture and spirituality from the times of Habsburg Monarchy. Here we will enjoy a wine tasting of famous regional black wine – bermet.  In the evening arrival to the capital of Vojvodina Novi Sad; dinner at the traditional restaurant by typical gipsy music and tambourine sounds. Overnight at the same hotel.

3. DAY : NOVI SAD – KOVAČICA – VIMINACIUM – LEPENSKI VIR -KLADOVO

In the morning visit the eastern part of Vojvodina. We will begin with the town of Titel, birthplace of Mileva Maric, the wife of Albert Einstein, which had big influence on the famous scientist and his theory of relativity. Continuation to the village Kovacica, populated mostly by Slovaks and capital of naive art. Afterwards visit of the Roman Viminacium and the archaeological park from the Paleolithic named Lepenski vir wich is one of the most famous prehistoric sites in Europe, founded early in 7000 BC. Continuation to Kladovo. Accommodation in hotel, dinner and overnight.

4. DAY : KLADOVO – ZAJEČAR – GAMZIGRAD – NIŠ

In the morning departure to the picturesque areas of eastern Serbia. We will visit  Zajecar and Gamzigrad, where is an antique Roman Villa “Felix Romuliana” wich is since 2007 on the UNESCO’s list of the world cultural heritage. Afterward we will proceed to Nis, the third biggest Serbian town and Serbian capital during the 1st world war. We’ll visit the famous fortress Cele-kula and the camp from the times of German and Bulgarian occupation of Nis in the 2nd world war. Dinner by the typical trumpet sounds at a national restaurant, accommodation and overnight at hotel.

5. DAY : NIŠ – ALEKSANDROVAC – ŽIČA – STUDENICA – IVANJICA

In the morning we will depart for Zupski Aleksandrovac, the heart of the famous wine-growing region in Serbia. Župa is located in a valley between the mountains Kopaonik, and Željina Goca. Many winemakers agree that the climate here is similar to the Bordeaux region of France. After visiting the Museum of wine and a wine tasting in a cellar among the most beautiful vineyards in the region will head towards Zica, the Orthodox monastery built by King Stefan Prvovencani in 1210. Continuation to the royal road of the  richest monastery complex of Serbia, the Orthodox Monastery Studenica, legacy of King Stefan Nemanja, the founder of the Serbian state in the Middle Ages. The complex is under the protection of UNESCO. In the afternoon arrival in Ivanjica, accommodation, dinner and overnight in the hotel.

6. DAY : IVANJICA – SIROGOJNO – ZLATIBOR – UVAC – IVANJICA

The region of Zlatibor is one of the most visited natural areas of Serbia. The mountain has large coniferous forests, meadows, streams (Crni Rzav, Veliki Rzav, Susica). The plateau offers facilities for many sports, particularly skiing and is a place of retreat and preparation of numerous sports teams and sports clubs. Today we will visit the open air museum Sirogojno and then continue up the canyon to more emblematic southern Serbia: Uvac. In the afternoon return to Ivanjica. During the dinner there will be a performance by the musical group of Guca, known for its festival of trumpets. Overnight.

7. DAY : IVANJICA – VIŠEGRAD – OPLENAC – BELGRADO

In the morning we will  a visit the town of Visegrad and its famous bridge, known for the Nobel Prize Ivo Andrić (The Bridge on the Drina). Take a walk across the bridge which is the oldest part of the city, located on a narrow strip of land at the confluence of the two rivers: Rzav and the Drina.  Afterwards we will continue to the town of Valjevo and Topola. We will admire the park and the royal mausoleum. In the early evening arrival in Belgrade. Accommodation at the hotel. Dinner with traditional music in one of the taverns of Skadarlija. Overnight.

8. DAY: BELGRADE – BELGRADE APT

After breakfast we will make a visit of the Serbian capital Belgrade: Kalemegdan fortress, walking tour to the famous promenade of Knez Mihailova, with the possibility to visit the National Museum and the Ethnological Museum, the Cathedral of St. Sava, the largest church Orthodox, and the bustling bohemia part of Skadarlija, known for its cafes and taverns. Leisure. In the late afternoon transfer to the airport for flight back home. End of services.

 

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