Best of Serbia
Serbia has connected West with East for centuries – a land in which civilisations, cultures, faiths, climates and landscapes meet and mingle.
It is located in the centre of the Balkan Peninsula, in southeastern Europe. The northern portion belongs to central Europe, but in terms of geography and climate it is also partly a Mediterranean country. Serbia is landlocked but as a Danube country it is connected to distant seas and oceans. Serbia is a crossroads of Europe and a geopolitically important territory. The international roads and railway lines, which run through the country’s river valleys, form the shortest link between Western Europe and the Middle East.
Many times during its rich, centuries-long history, Serbia has been at the centre of Europe’s and the world’s attention, out of all proportion to its modest size, economic might and number of inhabitants. Many lessons on bravery, patriotism and the struggle for freedom can be learned wherever you turn in Serbia, as you pass through its cities and regions.
The cultural and historical heritage of Serbia begins with prehistoric archaeological sites and its legacy from classical antiquity. Perhaps its greatest riches, though, are in the many mediaeval Serbian churches and monasteries, some of which are included on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Today, Serbia is a modern, democratic European country, on the path to membership of the European Union, which a diverse range of visitors – from young backpackers to participants in congresses and fairs – visit every day.
Historic tours, Cultural tour, Naturefrom 930 €
The price includes :
- accommodation in 4 **** hotels
- full board with some dinners in typical restaurants with music
- a bottle (half a liter) of still water with the meal
- transfers by GT bus for 8 days
- guide for the whole trip
- entrances to all the locations mentioned in the program
- wine tasting in Sremski Karlovci and Aleksandrovac and tasting of typical products in the Danube velle
- boat trip in the gorges of Uvac with picnic lunch
- accommodation for the driver, the guide
- VAT and all taxes
- 1 FOC for the agency representative in a single room.
- Single supplement 210 Eur per person
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