1. day …BELGRADE
Arrival to airport ‘’Nikola Tesla’’. Transfer to hotel. Panoramic city tour: Republic Square where are situated National Museum of Serbia, National Theatre, Terazije Square, Hotel Moscow, Parliament, City Hall, St. Marco’s Church, Tashmajdan park, Slavija Square, St. Sava Chatedral, one of the biggest orthodox temples in the world. After visit St. Sava Chaterdal, tour continues to ’’House of Flowers’’, grave of long standing president of former Republic of Yugoslavia – Josip Broz Tito. Accommodation in hotel. Free time. Overnight.
2. day BELGRADE – UNDERGROUND BELGRADE
Breakfast at hotel. Walking city tour, with local guide: the Belgrade fortress Kalemegdan, the mouth of the two largest rivers in Serbia – the Sava in the Danube, the military outdoor museum, the monument Victor (Pobednik) – the most recognizable symbol of Belgrade, tour continues Knez Mihailova street – the pedestrian zone and the most famous street of the city , to the Cathedral church dedicated to Archangel Michael, the Patriarchate, the konak of the princess Ljubica, Kosanchic venac , the Republic Square. Tour continues by a walk by underground Belgrade, which will reveal all secrets – a rich history of the city is hidden by caves, lagoons, enclosed rivers, tunnels, bunkers. The walk begins with a visit to the Roman Hall, continues with a large barutan warehouse and ends with a wine lounge with a wine tasting. Free time for leisure. At 20:00 optional excurson cruise to the Sava and the Danube. The Cruise begins in the heart of the city, at the place where two major European rivers The Sava and The Danube, merge. Lightning from Belgrade Fortress at Kalemegdan, Belgrade Cathedral and numerous bridges, adds a touch of mystique to this voyage. Sights in your horizon tell the history of the city, completing this unique experience of enjoyment in sightseeing, socializing and pleasant atmosphere. You will pass by the Old City, Belgrade Fair, Ada Ciganlija, and “Big War Island”. Back to the hotel. Overnight.
3. day BELGRADE – MONASTERY KRUSHEDOL – SREMSKI KARLOVCI – NOVI SAD – BELGRADE
Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Frushka Gora mountain and visit to the XVII century Krushedol orthodox monaster. Departure to Sremski Karlovci, a charming baroque town known to be spiritual and cultural center of Serbs during Austria – Hungary reign. Degustation of Bernet wine and honey in the city’s oldest wine cellar. After this visit tour continues to Novi Sad. First stop will be Petrovaradin fortress from late 17th century, one of the most impressive symbols of Novi Sad, situated on the bank of Danube river. Due to its prominent location and size it is often referred to as ’’The Gibraltar of Danube’’ from whose viewpoint you can witness magnificent scenery of Novi Sad and Frushka Gora mountain. Lunch at Perovaradin fortress. Next stop will be Novi Sad – ’’Serbian Athens“, center of Serbian Baroque intelectual elite. Walking tour: Dunavska (Danube) and Zmaj Jovina street, the main walking zones of the city, City Hall, Freedom Square, The Name of Mary Church, Katolichka (Catholic) porta, the house of Mileva Einstein – the wife of Albert Einstein, The Synagogue in Jevrejska street, Matica Srpska – the oldest cultural institution of Serbia, and the city beach Shtrand. Free time until departure for Belgrade. Overnight.
4. day BELGRADE – MONASTERY RAVANICA – KRUSHEVAC – NISH
Breakfast at hotel. Leaving the rooms and checking out from hotel. Departure from Belgrade to monastery Ravanica. The Ravanica church is the first monument of the Morava school of the Serbian medieval art. It was built in 1375–1377 as an endowment of prince Lazar of Serbia, who is buried there. After this visit tour continues to Krushevac – which was founded in 1371, as a fortified town in the possession of prince Lazar. Tour of Lazarev Grad. Free time until departure for Nish. Evening departure to Nish. Accommodation in the hotel. Overnight.
5. day NISH – DEVIL’S TOWN – MONASTERY STUDENICA – KOPAONIK
Breakfast at hotel. Leaving the rooms and checking out from hotel. Sightseeing of Nish – the third largest city in Serbia: Nish Fortress, Banovina building, Nish open market and flowers market, the Nishava river bridge, pedestrian street ’’Obrenovicheva”. Departure on a trip to Devil’s Town – that is located in Southern Serbia, on mount Radan. It comprises of more than 200 stone formations, 2 to 15 meters high and up to 3 meters wide, with strange stone caps. That are actually a group of petrified wedding guests, or at least that is what a legend tells, it was nominated for one of the New seven wonders of nature. Lunch. Next stop will be monastery Studenica – it is the biggest and richest of Serbia’s Orthodox monasteries. It was founded in the late 12th century by Stefan Nemanja, also known as Saint Simeon, founder of the medieval Serb state. Studenica was declared Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance, and in 1986 UNESCO included Studenica monastery on the list of World Heritage Sites. Departure to mountain Kopaonik. Accommodation in hotel. Free time. Overnight.
6. day KOPAONIK – UVAC – MOUNTAIN ZLATIBOR
Breakfast at hotel. Driving to Uvac – national park where is home of the largest bird of prey in Europe – Griffon vulture. Visit to the ’’Molitva” viewpoint that provides an amazing view over the entire system of meanders, Pester, mountains Zlatar and Javor. Drive along Uvac lake. Evening departure to Zlatibor. Accommodation in the hotel. Overnight.
7. day MOUNTAIN ZLATIBOR – TARA – PERUCAC – BELGARDE
Breakfast at hotel. Leaving the rooms and checking out from hotel. Departure for Tara mountain. We will go to the viewpoint of the Banjska stena from which one of the most beautiful views of the Drina canyon and Perucac lake is provided. Departure to the river Vrelo – the shortest river in Europe. Last stop will be Drina river house. Outside the town of Bajina Bašta, at the narrows of the Drina River, a curious little house has rested on its rocky perch since 1969. For more than 40 years, this increasingly famous, nameless cabin has balanced atop a rock in the middle of the river. It has been miraculously spared by the annual rising and falling of waters. Evening departure to Belgrade. . Accommodation in the hotel. Overnight.
8. day BELGRADE …
Breakfast at hotel. Leaving the rooms and checking out from hotel. Free time until transfer to the airport ’’Nikola Tesla’’. (End of program)
Transport with high class coach, accommodation in hotel 3* and 4* based on 7 nights on bed and breakfast basis, admissons for museums, english speaking guide during the program.
PRICE NOT INCLUDED:
Individual costs, Optional excursion: Boat tour on Sava and Danube river
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
Minimum: 2 persons