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Flavours of Serbia (A multicultural Wine & Gourmet journey) – 8 days / 7 nights, from £579

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An unforgettable Wine & Gourmet journey through vineyards and sleepy towns of Vojvodina province, savouring some amazing culinary delights inspired by the multi-ethnic local communities and unveiling some of Europe's best-kept secret wines.

 

Your Itinerary

Day 1. Belgrade - Mt. Fruška Gora - Sremski Karlovci - Novi Sad

Fly to Belgrade Airport where you will be met by your walking guide and transferred to Novi Sad. On the way, there will be a brief visit to Mt. Fruška Gora and Krušedol monastery, where we can sample and buy some delicacies produced by local monks (brandy, honey, wine…). Continue to Sremski Karlovci, small bank side baroque town on the Danube, nestled at the foot of Mt. Fruška Gora. Here, there is some more sightseeing and wine and honey tasting in local cellar. Arriving to Novi Sad for an overnight stay in a 3* hotel. 

Day 2. Rakovac Convent – Banoštor – Novi Sad

After breakfast, we start our journey in the village of Banoštor, right beneath Mt. Fruška Gora. Here we visit the active Rakovac Convent. In the workshop we will be introduced to the old art craft of “trukanje” - a fashion and handicrafts time machine where more than 1,000 old patterns and fashion journals are kept. We carry on to “Bononia” cellars where the skilful Šijački family introduce us to local wines from the region. We continue to the local bistro on the Danube for a cookery class to master the art of making “fish stew”... Enjoy lunch at leisure and return to Novi Sad in the early evening for an overnight stay.

Day 3. Čelarevo – Kulpin – Bački Petrovac – Novi Sad

Depart for Čelarevo brewery that has been operational here since 1892 - we get introduced to the production process followed by tasting different type of beers and ales. Afterwards there is a visit to Dunđerski medieval castle in Kulplin, before we end up in Slovakian enclave of Bački Petrovac, known for its “Ahoj“ centre – a complex of trade workshops, where we learn more about their ancient trades and get a chance to purchase some souvenirs. Return to Ethnic House for lunch to sample some Slovak specialities - “Kulen“ hot sausage, “nadlačke“ sweet pasta and strudel of sausages with potato... Early evening return to Novi Sad and overnight. 

Day 4. Kelebija - Subotica

On the way to Subotica we visit traditional “Salaš“ farm to experience some true local hospitality. “Salaš“ farms are quite unique in in Vojvodina - built at the outskirts of town and consisting of main building with adjacent barns, but also with with patio where we find 'summer kitchen'. Nowdays, farms are adapted to visiting tourists and even include golf courses, horse riding, wine tasting and gastronomy experiences. After a short break, we carry onto village of Kelebija, famed for horse breeding stables and paddocks. We finish in Subotica, ancient settlement of ethnic Hungarians who fled these parts before the encroaching Turkish armies. There is a short stroll through the town centre before we continue to a unique wine cellar where we taste some exquisite wines produced from local sand grapes. Completing our journey in another salaš farm near Subotica where we indulge in dinner in truly outstanding ambience. Overnight on-site. 

Day 5. Velebit - Donji Tavankut - Subotica

Today we visit two villages that are quite unusual for its population, culture and traditions. Starting in village of Velebit, inhabited by settlers from Lika near the Adriatic Sea during WW2 and meticulously preserving traditions of the original area - folk dances, wool knitting and outstanding cuisine. We savour local specialities: yoghurt dishes, sauerkraut with smoked meats and bacon, polenta with sour cream, baked potato with ham and cracklings, accompanied by traditionally distilled apricot brandy by our hosts. Continue to Donji Tavankut, village that become famous for the amazing wicker-knitting art. Here, local population are Bunjevci, ethnic Catholics that settled here from Herzegovina, who will share their rich heritage of singing and story telling, knitting wicker, folk dancing and village costume designing. Return to Subotica for overnight. 

Day 6. Subotica - Belgrade

On the way to Belgrade we visit Fantast castle, then continue to Biserno Ostrvo, where the famous Krokan Muscat wine is produced. Our tour continues to Belo Blato, a compact village that is home to some 20 different nationalities who carefully preserve their original languages and cuisine. Upon arrival at Idvor, birth place of world famous scientist Mihajlo Pupin and professor at Columbia University, we admire his lifetime achievements at a local museum, before we head for Kovačica, famed for its naive painters and motifs that were often appear on UNICEF greeting cards. Early evening arrival to Belgrade and overnight in 3* hotel. 

Day 7. Belgrade

Last leg of our journey is spent in Serbia's lively capital. We start by relaxed sightseeing of city centre: Kalemegdan fortress, built by Celts in 3rd century BC offers beautiful vistas of Sava and Danube River confluence; strolling on smart Republic Square or pedestrianized Knez Mihajlova Street, Terazije and Parliament Square, then finally St. Mark’s church. We than move on to St. Sava Temple, currently the largest Orthodox Church in the Balkans! We return to Kalemegdan fortress where we start second part of Belgrade sightseeing – an Underground tour. Commencing at Roman hall which preserves bases of original Roman fortress gates, we move onto WW2 bunker and gunpowder storage. Here we have an opportunity to touch the walls that were built by Austrians as last defence from Turkish invasion – we examine Roman lapidarium with sarcophagus, tombstones and sacrificial altars from Serbian lands. We than pass through an underground right up to the main street. Our final stop is in wine cellars in which we are treated to a wine-bohemian cocktail. Time at leisure followed by visit to “Rakija Bar” for grappa tasting, before reaching Skadarlija, a bohemian district of Belgrade for a farewell dinner with live traditional music. Overnight. 

Day 8: Belgrade

Transfer the airport for your homeward journey.

 

Price per person in double room in GBP

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Supplement for single room: 59 GBP per person

What is Included:

  • Accommodation for 7 nights on BB basis
  • Lunches and evening meals as described
  • Entrance fees and charges as listed
  • Airport transfers
  • Travel on comfortable, modern minibus or coach with air-conditioning
  • Services of Magelan guide and local hosts

 

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