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Tour through Serbia - 11 days / 10 nights, escorted tour Serbia

Nikolje Monastery in Ovcar Kablar Gorge Nikolje Monastery in Ovcar Kablar Gorge

This tour is a unique possibility to discover special and hidden places in Serbia. Try the best wines from the slopes of Fruska Gora mountains and Vrsac vintages, gather with hospitable people, drive through beautiful nature and enjoy in traditional specialties.

Day 1. Belgrade – Vrsac – Kikinda (cca 220 km)
Arrival to Belgrade airport. Short panoramic and walking sightseeing of Belgrade with local tourist guide - Kalemegdan fortress - primary bulit by Celts in the III century BC, Republica Square, Knez Mihailova Street - main pedestrian zone, Terazije, St.Sava`s temple, Orthodox church, Parliament, St. Mark’s church and Royal Palace. Departure to Vrsac. Lunch. Walking tour through the city – Roman Catholic Church, Orthodox church... Moving on to neighbouring villages, famous after numerous vintners. Visit to wine cellars and wine tasting. Departure to Kikinda. Accommodation in a hotel. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 2. Kikinda – Mokrin - Novi Sad (cca 120km)
Breakfast. Short sightseeing in Kikinda, modern town with numerous archaeological sites, the testifies about the developed civilisation on this area. Visit to the Catholic church, Orthodox church of the Great Martyr St. Marina, the Town Hall, National Museum where the complete skeleton of a steppe elephant, more exactly the mammoth, whose reamins are 60 thousand years old (7 meters long and 4 meters high) is kept. Projection the movie about mammoth. Visit to Suvaca, once used for finest milling of corn and paprika, today is a scene for concerts of classical music or theater performances. Departure to Mokrin village, famous after geese fight. Visit to the church where will be located the museum in the future. Vine tasting at Terzic family, along with the stories about Mokrin geese. Visit to the museum. Lunch on salas farm. Departure to Novi Sad. Accommodation in a hotel. Free time. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 3. Novi Sad – Backi Petrovac – Novi Sad (cca 50km)
Breakfast. Panoramic sightseeing of the most significant city sights, short walk in pedestrian zone (Sloboda Square, Cathedral, City Hall, Zmaj Jovina Street, Dunavska Street, Orthodox Church). Departure to Backi Petrovac. Visit to the ethno house from XIII century, which still has its original architecture and furniture. Lunch with Slovakian cuisine specials (famous Slovakian ’kulen’, ’tvaroh’ cheese and corn cakes; wedding cabbage with beaf or ’sarma’; pork with potato and domestic sausage; dessert – homemade pasta with poppy and honey or ’piroh’ with poopy and homemade jam) with a folklore program. Return to Novi Sad. Free time. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 4. Novi Sad – Monastery Krusedol – Sremski Karlovci – Novi Sad (cca 60km)
Breakfast. Departure to Fruska gora mountain. Visit to Monastery Krusedol, established by Bishop Maksim (Djordje Brankovic) in XVI century. Monastery church is dedicated to Blagovesti and it is painted very plentiful – the oldest frescos date from the half of XVI century. Departure to Sremski Karlovci. Sightseeing of the most significant cultural and historical sites of Sremski Karlovci (Saborna Church, the famous high school, Bogoslovija, Cetiri Lava -the Four Lions spring, Patriarchy court). Lunch on the Danube coast. Visit to one of the wine cellar, with snack and tasting of local branded aromatic wine called Bermet. Return to Novi Sad. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 5. Novi Sad – Pecinci – Sremska Mitrovica – Zasavica – Novi Sad (cca 95km)
Breakfast. Departure to Pecinci. Visit to Bread Museum of famous painter in Pecinci – Jeremije. Departure to Sremska Mitrovica, archeological and historical sight and museum. City sightseeing. Visit to Zasavica – Special nature Reserve, famous for numerous and diverse wildlife, traditional life, historical heritage. Lunch. Return Novi Sad. Free time. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 6. Novi Sad – Valjevo – Zlakusa Village – Zlatibor (cca 220km)
Breakfast. Departure to Valjevo and visit to the most charming part of the town – Tesnjar, the renovated old quarter, with narrow stone streets, numerous shops and galleries. Visit to the monumental complex Brankovina, dedicated to the great Serbian poetess Desanka Maksimovic. Departure to Zlakusa village, on the right bank of Djetinja river. Fresh air, preserved nature, hospitable people, traditional food – presents the small part of this village. Visit to etno – park Terzica Avlija, that presents the former typical village farmyard with two old houses, economic house and souvenir cottage. Lunch. Departure to Potpecka cave, famous after the highest cave entrance in Serbia – around 50m. It is assumed that the cave was a habitat in neolite. Arrival to Zlatibor - mountain of gentle valleys and hilly country. Accommodation in a hotel. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 7. Zlatibor – Sirogojno – Mecavnik – Sargan Eight – Zlatibor (cca 100km)
Breakfast. Introducing the traditional life of a Serbian village in the Ethno Museum of Sirogojno with its open-air museum. Afterwards a visit to the ethno-village of Mecavnik which was created by well-known movie director, Emir Kusturica. Lunch. An enjoyable journey by steam-powered train going through beautiful countryside not far away from Zlatibor and Tara. The train is called ‘’Sarganska osmica’’ or ’’The Figure of Eight of Sargan’’ which is a narrow railroad shaped as number eight. The large elevation change in so short a distance will leave you breathless. Return to Zlatibor. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 8. Zlatibor – Ovcar Kablar Gorge – Monastery Nikolje – Monastery Jovanje – Cacak – Kragujevac (cca 150km)
Breakfast. Departure to Cacak, through the Ovcar – Kablar Gorge, located in the central part of Serbia. This gorge is special also for its exceptional complex of Ovcar – Kablar monasteries, on the left and the right bank of Zapadna Morava. There are ten monasteries and two holy places in this gorge, built in XVI century. Visit to Monastery Nikolje, built probably at the end of the XIV or at the begining of the XV century. The most valuable icon is Mother Virgin Passionate, created at the begining os the XVI century. Visit to monastery Jovanje, bilt after the battle on Marica. Departure to Cacak, town located at the banks of the Zapadna Morava river, in the valley between the woody mountains of Ovcar, Kablar, Jelica and Vujan. Short break. Lunch. Departure to Kragujevac. Accommodation in a hotel. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 9. Kragujevac – Gornji Milanovac – Kragujevac (cca 95km)
Breakfast. Sightseeing in Kragujevac – National Museum, Cathedral, Amidza Quarters, Gimnasium and Memorial park in Sumarice, that comemorates the tragic event of 1941, when innocent civilians among them many schoolchildren, were shot by the German occupiers. Departure to Gornji Milanovac, the town on the Despotovica river, in the bottom of Rudnik and Suvobor mountains. Visit to the Norwegian house – house of friendship between Serbia and Norway, established in II World War. The house presents the joint of Serbian house and Viking boat. Lunch will be organised in this unique house. Return to Kragujevac. Free time. Overnight.

Day 10. Kragujevac – Monastery Ravanica – Monastery Manasija – Monastery Pokajnica – Velika Plana – Smederevo (cca 130km)
Breakfast. Departure and visit to Monastery Ravanica from XIV century, endowment of Serbian prince Lazar where he was buried following his death in the battle of Kosovo. Visit to Monastery Manasija from XV century, endowment of despot Stefan Lazarevic, one of the most significant monuments of medieval Serbian culture. Visit to Monastery Pokajnica from XIX century, built by Duke Vujice Vulićevica, by an order of Prince Milos Obrenovic. The church was built on the exact place were Karadjordje Petrovic was killed. Departure to Velika Plana. Lunch. Departure to Smederevo, on the right bank of the Danube river, originating from the Roman times. Accommodation in a hotel. Visit to Smederevo fortress, the biggest in Serbia and one of the largest in Europe, raised by despot Djuradj Brankovic. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 11. Smederevo – Grocka – Belgrade (cca 60km)
Breakfast. Departure to Grocka. Sightseeing in the old streets along with the story about the history of Grocka and about several houses and events. Visit to church and to Center for culture, where will be organized an interesting program. Short story about the center, and visit to weave workshop. Brandy and wine tasting. Visit to souvenir exhibit and products of weave workshop. Fish specialties on the boat raft on the coast. Departure to Belgrade airport. The end of the program.

Price includes:

  • 1 HB in hotel in Kikinda, 4 HB in hotel in Novi Sad, 2 HB in hotel on Zlatibor mountain, 2 HB in hotel in Kragujevac, 1 HB in hotel in Smederevo
  • 11 x lunches (day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4, day 5, day 6, day 7, day 8, day 9, day 10, day 11)
  • Wine tasting (day 1, day 2, day 4, day 11)
  • Entrance tickets (Royal Palace, National museum, Suvaca, Ethno-house, Patriarchy court, Pecinci, Zasavica, ethno-park Terzica Avlija, Potpecka cave, Ethno museum of Sirogojno, ethno village of Mecavnik, Sargan eight, Norwegian house)
  • icenced guides

Price does not include:

  • Flight to/from Belgrade
  • Other costs not offered in this program

(B) = Breakfast
(L) = Lunch
(D)= Dinner

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Belgrade, Sremska Mitrovica, Sremski Karlovci, Kikinda, Novi Sad, Čačak, Kragujevac, Gornji Milanovac, Zlatibor, Sargan eight, Zasavica, Valjevo, monasteries, manastir Krusedol, Backi Petrovac, Zlakusa, Mokrin, Monastery Nikolje, Grocka

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