In the heart of the Balkan Peninsula, stretching across Southeastern and Central Europe, lies the mystical and still underexplored Serbia. From prehistoric times to the present day, it was and remains the crossroads of the most important travel routes. Observed geographically, politically and culturally, it has always been between the East and the West, between Byzantium and Rome, the Ottoman Empire and Western Christianity. The Serbs have always remained the East to the West, and they have always been the West to the East, wisely said one of the greatest Serbian saints – Rastko Nemanjić – Saint Sava, 800 years ago.

Tour plan:

Arrival in Belgrade. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. Traditional dinner with music program in Skadarlia – famous bohemian part of the city.  Overnight stay.

Breakfast. After breakfast sightseeing: Kalemegdan Fortress, Republic Square, the Temple of Saint Sava, the National Assembly, Princess Ljubica Residence. Lunch. In the afternoon departure to the Topola. Visiting Karadjordje’s Residence and his Church. Half-hour walk to the church of St. George. Visiting the Mausoleum of Karadjordjević royal family on top of Oplenac hill. Return to Belgrade. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Breakfast. After breakfast, drive to the beautiful slopes of Fruška Gora Mountain and medieval monastery Hopovo. The journey continues to Novi Sad. Panoramic sightseeing and then walk through the city, along the Dunavska and the Zmaj Jovina streets. Free time. We will also visit the Petrovaradin Fortress, known as the Gibraltar of the Danube. Drive to Sremski Karlovci, spiritual and cultural center of the Serbs. Sightseeing: Patriarchate Court, the first Gymnasium founded in Serbia, the Church of the Saint Nicholas… Visit Museum of beekeeping and wine with the tasting of honey and the famous Karlovac wine. Traditional lunch at the farm. Evening arrival in Belgrade. Free time. Overnight stay.

Breakfast. After breakfast, transfer to Požarevac and Viminacium, an exceptional archaeological site, the former capital of the Roman province of Upper Moesia. It was widely known for its wide streets, rich luxurious villas, amphitheatres and baths, palaces… Drive to the Golubac Fortress, one of the best-preserved fortifications on the Danube, situated at the entrance to the National Park Đerdap. Lunch break. Visit to the archeological site Lepenski Vir, a site which dates back to the Mesozoic era. The journey continues to Kladovo. Arrival, accommodation, dinner and overnight stay.

Breakfast. After breakfast departure to Rajac cellars, placed near Negotin. Wine tasting and lunch. Drive to Gamzigrad where we will visit Felix Romuliana, which is under protection of UNESCO. It was a fortified residence of the Roman emperor Galerius. After the visit, our journey continues to Niš. Accommodation in a hotel. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Breakfast. Sightseeing tour: Mediana – the summer residence of the Roman emperors, Skull Tower – a unique building in the Balkans, the Memorial Concentration Camp “Red Cross” – known for the large escape of camp inmates in Europe during the WWII. Lunch break. Transfer to Kruševac, the old Serbian capital. We will visit the old town remains with the church Lazarica. Transfer to Vrnjačka Banja Spa. Accommodation. Free time. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Breakfast. After breakfast we continue the journey to Kraljevo, where we visit another jewel of medieval architecture, the Žiča Monastery. The monastery is from the 13th century and there are crowned seven Serbian kings. The journey continues through the valley of Ibar River to Studenica Monastery, one of the most prominent Serbian monasteries. Tour of the monastery complex. Lunch. Transfer to Novi Pazar. We will visit the St. Peter’s Church, the church where the great Stefan Nemanja, the founder of the dynasty Nemanjić, was baptized. Accommodation. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Breakfast. The journey continues to the Sopoćani Monastery. Visiting the monastery. Over the Pešter plateau our trip continues to the Mileševa Monastery. Lunch. Drive to Sirogojno. Accommodation in ethno village. Traditional dinner. Overnight stay.

Breakfast. Going to Mokra Gora and Šargan Eight, the Europe’s most attractive railway with a narrow track. Transfer to Višegrad, where we will visit the famous bridge on the Drina River. Lunch break. Through magnificent Ovčar – Kablar Gorge, we arrive in Čačak. Accommodation in a hotel. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Breakfast. Departure to Belgrade. Arrival in Belgrade. Transfer to the airport. End of the program.

Details:

• Transportation by minibus or van tourist class on the program
• Accommodation in three-star hotel, 8 nights trip
• Accommodation in etno village Sirogojno, one night
• Service 10 half board in hotels with three stars or more, and ethnic household Sirogojno in ½ and 1/3 room (breakfast and dinner include one drink with a meal, per person)
• 9 lunches on the tour, traditional restaurants, farms, ethnic households
• Tickets provided in the program
• Tour guides throughout your stay
• The costs of organization and leadership of times

• Individual costs of participants
• Additional services in hotels and households throughout the duration of the trip

  • Accommodation in three-star hotel, 8 nights trip
  • Accommodation in etno village Sirogojno, one night
  • Service 10 half board in hotels with three stars or more, and ethnic household Sirogojno in ½ and 1/3 room (breakfast and dinner include one drink with a meal, per person)

In cash, up to 7 days before departure, or in instalments – first instalment 50% when you sign up, the rest next month by cheque.

This program is based on at least 18 applied people. If there occurs a change on the monetary market, commodity market and services, if there is not a sufficient number of travelers, the organizer retains the right to correct the price, change or cancel the program at least 5 days before the beginning of the program.
Deadline: 30 days before the departure.

According to the Serbian Law on Tourism (Article 79), for one-day excursions (trips shorter than 24 hours), protection is not provided in terms of travel guarantee.