One of the first impressions the city makes is that it is a city of well-tended beauty. Its architecture and spirit have been shaped by many a nation. Easy-going and surrounded by fertile lowland, Fruška Mountain and the Danube, the capital city of Vojvodina is a pearl amongst the Serbian cities. It is also called the ‘Serbian Athens’, He is home to south-east Europe’s largest music festival, EXIT. The Fortress of Petrovaradin, with its monumental architecture, its underground galleries and miraculous maze of tunnels, is one of the symbols of the city. From the Clock-Tower plateau, one can have a panoramic view of Novi Sad and the Danube. Within the compound, can be found the City Museum, the Planetarium, and a line of art ateliers. The Lower Town of the Fortress, with its narrow streets and baroque edifices provides a very different ambience. The city centre is dominated by the edifice of the City Hall, the catholic Cathedral of Mary’s Name and the monument of Svetozar Miletić. Next to the Cathedral, in the churchyard, there is a valuable edifice of “Plava banija” (Eng. Blue Banovina) and also the City Cultural Centre.
BELGRADE – SREMSKI KARLOVCI – NOVI SAD – BELGRADE
Pick-up from the hotel and departure to Frushka Gora mountain and visit to the XVII century Krushedol orthodox monastery. 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. (End of program)
Transport with high class coach, english speaking guide during the program, lunch
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Duration: Half day
Minimum pax: 2