Eight-day adventure in southwestern Serbia (including Belgrade and Novi Sad), in the region known as Starovlaska-raska, the part of Serbia where the oldest cultural and historical monuments and some of the most beautiful natural resources are situated.

If you have a passionate desire to see the most amazing wonders of Serbia-meanders of the river Uvac, a famous Ice cave, and a bird of pray-griffon vulture in close-up, this adventure is perfect for you!

Besides, you will certainly enjoy the landscapes of Zlatar mountain, tasty, traditional food, and a cordial welcome by friendly hosts.

Tour plan:

We start our fellowship is the capital and the largest city in Serbia, and one of the oldest cities in Europe, situated at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers in central Serbia, where the Pannonian Plane meets the Balkans.

Accommodation. Dinner. Overnight.

Belgrade sightseeing after the breakfast. On perfect panoramic tour we will see the most important monuments which marked the history of our capital city: St. Sava Temple, Slavia Square, Palace of Serbia, New and Old Palace, National Theatre, National Museum. The highlight is the walking tour which we start from the fortress.

Belgrade fortress represents an open-air museum that had been changing and developing over time. There are located numerous monuments, such as: The Clock Tower, Roman well, Kula Nebojsa/ Daredevil Tower, as well as the oldest park in Belgrade-Kalemegdan park, with many sports terrains and courts, playgrounds and a zoo. After the Belgrade fortress, we will walk along the famous Knez Mihailova Street, where we will see many 19th-century architectural monuments: the National Bank building, the old “Znak pitanja” cafe, Princess Ljubica’s residence. We will finish our tour at the Beton Hall, where we will have break for lunch. In the afternoon, optionally, anyone who wants can take a boat ride on the Danube and the Sava River (1.5h) and see the city from a different perspective. Throughout the route, the guide will tell you about the tumultuous past of Belgrade. In the evening, we will have traditional dinner with a music program in Skadarlija, the famous bohemian part of the town. Overnight.

 

Breakfast. Transfer to Novi Sad, largest and the most significant city of this region a cultural and economic center of Vojvodina. It lies on the bank of the Danube in the shade of majestic Petrovaradin fortress, leaning on the wooded Fruska Gora mountain. Attractive for its beauty and especially popular during EXIT-the International Music Festival. Sightseeing: Danube Street, Cathedral, Liberty Square … Walking tour throughout Petrovaradin fortress, symbol of Novi Sad well known as “Gibraltar on the Danube”. Lunch break. Free time. In the late afternoon we’ll continue our drive to Valjevo where we spend the night.

After breakfast a drive towards the Tara National Park with breaks for resting and taking photos. The remoteness contributed to this mountain becoming a secluded and unique place for all nature lovers. Transfer to Perucac Lake. Boat ride through the most beautiful part of the Drina Canyon with a  view of the most attractive locations. Lunch break. We go on a hike, with a tour of the most beautiful viewpoint and place in the Tara National Park. The viewpoints in the Tara National Park are the most alluring locations from which you can get to know and experience this protected area. A visit to the viewpoint Banjska Stena which offers a unique view of the Drina Canyon, Perućac Lake, and Republika Srpska. After these activities, drive to Mokra Gora where we will spend the night.

After breakfast, we take a trip to Mokra Gora. Next is a ride on the Šargan Eight, a narrow-track railway in the shape of the number eight. The railway passes through interesting landscape and spans over 300m altitude through intricate tunnels, bridges, viaducts, and gaps. A ride towards Nova Varos and Uvac lake with occasional breaks (coffee break at Zlatibor Mountain, lunch break on Zlatar mountain). Arrival at the Uvac in the afternoon hours. Accommodation. A get-together till evening. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Breakfast. After breakfast transfer to the coast of Uvac lake from where we embark on a wonderful boat for the cruise. We will see the biggest attractions of the Special Nature Reserve:  a griffon vulture up close, the view from the Molitva viewpoint overlooking the incredible Uvac meanders, as well as the Ice Cave, one of the most beautiful caves in Serbia, which together with the entire Ušački Cave System, make a unique speleological object. This cave is accessible to a small number of people because it can only be reached by a boat. You will hear the whole story of the cave. Lunch break after the cruise. We will continue our journey to the ethno village of Sirogojno. The “Old Village”, the open-air Museum, is actually authentic village dating from the late 19th and early 20th century and shows the life of a village family. The old national architecture is exhibited there, well preserved in the villages of the Zlatibor mountain.  About 2000 exhibits in the ethno village, apartment lodgings in cottages, and a souvenir shop with a tavern, will be an unforgettable impression and a wonderful memory you can take home. Dinner. Overnight.

After breakfast we’ll stop off at Terzića Avlija ethno park. A village household hosts a culinary workshop on preparing famous dishes of this area; it includes a tour of Zlakusa sights. We take a break for lunch and then continue the trip to Topola. Visiting Karadjordje church and living quarters. Half-hour walk to the church of St. George at. Visiting the memorial complex of the royal family Karadjordjević. Departure to Belgrade in the late afternoon. Accommodation in a hotel. Dinner. Overnight

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Departure from Belgrade. End of program.

Details:

  • Transportation by minibus or van tourist high class on the program
  • 4-star hotel accommodation with ½ rooms in Belgrade first and last night; Service 2 half board
  • 4-star hotel accommodation with ½ rooms in Mokra Gora, 4th; Service 1 half board
  • Private accommodation and old Serbian house accommodation, 6th and 7th Service 3 half board
  • Accommodation in ethno village Sirogojno, one night
  • One traditional dinner with music program in Skadarlia
  • All other meals according to plan and program
  • Belgrade and Novi Sad sightseeing (panoramic and walking) tour followed by English speaking guide
  • All entrance tickets are provided in the program (museums in Belgrade, Novi Sad, National park Tara, Šargan train ride, Uvac Special Nature reserve, entire day lake cruising, Staro selo Sirogojno – open air museum, Terzic avlija ethno park, entrance fee for the memorial complex of the royal family Karadjordjević.)
  • 24-hour support and professional guiding
  • Guide for tours planned program
  • The costs of organization and leadership of times
  • Airfare tickets
  • Cruising the Danube and Sava in Belgrade
  • Travel medical insurance
  • Optional transfer, activities and excursions
  • Tips for the guide and driver
  • Individual costs of participants

high-top sneakers or hiking shoes, multiple pairs of socks, short sleeved t-shirts, a lightweight jacket with a hoodie (waterproof if possible), a sweatshirt, a back-up pair of pants, sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen. If you want, you can bring candy or sweets, snacks, water and refreshments. Pack up everything in a small backpack. Do not forget: a swimming suit, a towel, a camera, back-up shoes and clothes, and, as always, a good mood!

This program is based on at least 7 applied people. If their changes occur a on the monetary market, commodity and services market, or when there is not a sufficient number of participants, the organizer retains the right to adjust the price, change or cancel the program at least 45 days before the start of the program.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 45 DAYS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE

The trip organizer is Nature Travel Office tourist agency, license OTP 265/2020, issued by the Business Registers Agency, 04.02.2020. Nature Travel Office is insured by the insurance policy from tourist agency responsibility for any case of insolvency and responsibility in case of damage suffered by a passenger, no. 30000016223, by the insurance company “MILENIJUM OSIGURANJE” A.D.O Beograd. The insurance policy is valid from 01.01.2020. to 30.09.2020. With this programme Nature Travel Office’s General Terms and Conditions are effective and they are an integral part of this trip application.