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Sounds of Balkan - 10 days / 9 nights, escorted tour Serbia

Sounds of Balkan - 10 days / 9 nights, escorted tour Serbia

Visit Serbia’s most spectacular cultural and historic sites while you listen to the mesmerizing sounds of string instruments, wooden flutes, trumpets and accordions. Revel in the warm hospitality and ambiance of Serbia. Sample delicious traditional delicacies and fine wine. Let Magelan take you on an unforgettable journey!

Day 1. Belgrade (D) (cca 20 km)
Arrive in Belgrade. Following accomodation in a hotel, the program begins with a walking tour of the Kalemegdan Fortress, Knez Mihajlova Street and downtown. Dinner in Skadarlija, Belgrade’s bohemian quarter. Enjoy traditional Serbian cuisine and the sounds of Serbian music. Overnight.

Day 2. Belgrade (BD) (cca 25 km)
Breakfast. Panoramic sightseeing of Belgrade. Visit to major sites, including Knez Mihajlova Street, the Orthodox Church, Patrijarsija Court, Princess Ljubica Palace, St. Mark’s Church, St. Sava Temple, Dedinje and the House of flowers. Free time. Dinner at a floating restaurant along the Danube. Enjoy the ecclectic mix of turbo folk, traditional folk, contemporary pop and rock music. Overnight.

Day 3. Belgrade - Subotica – Novi Sad (BD) (cca 280 km)
Following breakfast, the tour continues north to Subotica, Vojvodina’s largest city. Sightseeing includes City Hall, Fountain Square, the Sinagogue, Rajhl Palace and a number of buildings reminiscent of the Austro- Hungarian style. Wine tasting. Free time at Lake Palic resort. Depart for Novi Sad. Accommodation. Dinner to the sounds of traditional tambourines on a floating restaurant overlooking Novi Sad’s Petrovaradin Fortress. Overnight.

Day 4. Novi Sad – Grgeteg Monastery –Krusedol Monastery - Sremski Karlovci – Novi Sad (BD) (cca 60 km)
Breakfast. Brief walking tour of Novi Sad, with stops to City Hall, the Cathedral, Zmaj Jovina Street, Dunavska Street, and the Orthodox church. The tour continues to Fruska Gora Mountain and visits to the XVII century Grgeteg and Krusedol orthodox monasteries. Visit to the baroque town of Sremski Karlovci. Sample bermet wine and honey in the city’s oldest wine cellar. Depart for Cenej. Enjoy the sound of traditioanal tambourines while you savor a delectable meal in a salas, a traditional farm house typical of the Vojvodina region. Return to Novi Sad. Overnight.

Day 5. Novi Sad – Smederevo – Iron Gates - Lepenski Vir – Kladovo (BD) (cca 350 km)
Following breakfast, head to the ancient city of Smederevo and Djerdap Cliff, which is known as the Iron Gate of Europe. This beautiful natural wonder is one of Europe’s biggest gorges and was once the site of the ancient Pannonian Sea. Visit the medieval Golubac fortress and Lepenski Vir, a pre-historic archeological site. Enjoy lunch to the beautiful sounds the flute, which features Bulgarian, Romanian, Vlach and Serbian influences. Accommodation in Kladovo, the best-known summer resort on the Danube. Free time. Overnight.

Day 6. Kladovo – Gamzigrad - Nis (BD) (cca 280 km)
Breakfast. Vist the ancient Roman palace of Gamzigrad, also called Felix Romuliana. Arrival in Nis, center of Balkan music and the hometown of Emperor Constantine. Visit to Mediana and Cele Kula. Hotel accommodation. Visit to the fortress and monument of Saban Bajramovic, Balkan gypsy jazz king. Dinner with the famous specialties from the grill where you can enjoy the sounds of the Balkans and southern Serbia. Overnight.

Day 7. Nis - Krusevac – Vrnjacka Spa (BD) (cca 140 km)
After breakfast the tour continues to the Serbian medieval throne of Krusevac. Visit Lazarica church, and the city square. Arrie to Vrnjci Spa (Vrnjacka banja), Serbia’s largest spa. Choose from a number of relaxing treatments. Accommodation. Dinner featuring central Serbian cuisine and the music of the Morava region. Overnight

Day 8. Vrnjacka Spa – Guca – Cacak - Ocar-Kablar Gorge - Poptecka Cave - Zlatibor Mountain (BLD) (cca 150 km)
Breakfast. Tour continues to the heart of Western Serbia. Arrive to Kraljevo and the Zica monastery. Sightseeing in Cacak, featuring the old gimnasium, city square, the house of Jovan Obrenovic and old the old church. Arrive to the Ovcar-Kablar Gorge, also known as Serbia’s Mountain of Athos. The gorge is dotted with over 16 orthodox monasteries. Lunch on a floating restaurant. Tour of Guca vilage, site of Serbia’s world famous summer trumpet festival. After dinner, revel in the beautiful mountain vistas of Zlatibor. Accommodation. Overnight.

Day 9. Zlatibor – Tara – Sargan Eight – Loznica - Belgrade (BD) (cca 300 km)
Breakfast. Journey to Tara mountain and Emir Kusturica’s ethno vilage of Drvengrad (Wooden town). Following a breathtaking journey by the Sarganska Eight steam-powered train, visit Tesnjar, in Valjevo. Return to Belgrade. Accommodation. Free time. A farewell evening dinner at a floating restaurant. Discover why Belgrade is known for its amazing night life! Overnight.

Day 10. Belgrade APT (B) (cca 20 km)
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. The end of the Program.

Price per person (minimum 2 persons): 1939 €

Supplement for 1/1 - 220 €

Price includes:
- Transfers according to the program
- 3 BB hotel 4* in Belgrade, 2 BB hotel 4* in Novi Sad, 1 BB hotel 4* in Kladovo, 1 BB in 4* hotel in Nis, 1 BB in 4* hotel in Vrnjacka spa, 1 BB in 4* hotel on Zlatibor Mountain
- 1 x lunch (day 8)
- 9 x dinner (day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4, day 5, day 6, day 7, day 8, day 9)
- Wine tasting (day 3, day 4)
- Entrance ticket (House of flowers, Princess Ljubica residence, Lepenski Vir, Cele Tower, Mediana, Red cross camp, Mecavnik, Sargan Eight)
- Licensed guides

Price does not include:
- Flight to/from Belgrade
- Other costs not offered in this program
- Entrance tickets during Guca festival in August

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Belgrade, Subotica, Sremski Karlovci, Novi Sad, Čačak, Zlatibor, Nis, Smederevo, Guča, Sargan eight, Gamzigrad, manastir Grgeteg, manastir Krusedol

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