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Serbia for beginers (8 days / 7 nights)

This program is designed for all the curious ones who never been to Serbia before, or they know nothing about this country. Through this program we will travel through time since we will be visiting some of the most significant locations from the Roman period (1-4 b.c), medieval fortresses on Danube, monasteries from 16th century, villages in Vojvodina that were inhabited in 18th century by people from various parts of the Europe, making today a unique cultural diversity of nationalities and  religions. We will also visit places of revolutions out brakes where Serbs begun their fight against Turkish rule that lasted for many centuries, the mausoleum of Serbian royal family 19 and 20 century, the  grave of Tito who was a significant figure during the period of communism in this country, but also during the period of independence. Along the way you will enjoy in natural beauties, taste the famous Serbian wines, and socialize with the hospitable locals, excellent specialties and traditional (worldwide famous) Balkan music.


You will get the chance to meet, not only the Serbs, but also Hungarians, Slovaks, Bulgarians, Danube Schwab’s and numerous other nationalities that live here. You will experience Serbia in authentic way and we are sure that your clients will lose certain prejudges about our country. 


This program offers full comfort for guests considering that the entire program is concentrated only on two locations – two most significant cities:  Belgrade and Novi Sad

 

Price per Person: from 449.- €
(105.- € supplement for single bedroom)

 


Day 1. BELGRADE (D)
Arrival in Belgrade, not later than 13:00h. Accommodation at the hotel. In 15:00 starting of sightseeing of the city (by bus or by walk). This tour will unreveal the treasures that this beautiful city can offer. Our guests will enjoy the view and the story about the most important city sites – City Hall, National Parliament and Old Palace, a former home of the Serbian Obrenovic and Karadjordjevic dynasties. Tour through the squares of Belgrade – Republic Square, the main city square with National Museum, National Theather and numerous monuments; Terazije square with the famous fountain and Nikola Pasic square, named after the great Serbian statesman. St, Sava temple, dedicated to Saint Sava, founder of the Serbian Orthodox Church., Parlament, Republica Square, Kalemegdan, through the famous Belgrade Park and the fortress Kalemegdan, with an opportunity for the best view over the city and the Sava and Danube confluence (Ruzica Churche, Mlitary museum), Ortodox Churche, Patriarchy Court and Lodge of Princess Ljubica. Walking tour along Knez Mihajlova Street, the main pedestrian zone, with numerous boutiques and cafees. Dinner in the bohemian part of Belgrade, Skadarlija, also known as „the Belgrade Monmartr“. Along with the host they will feel the authentic charm of Belgrade and its atmosphere, by enjoying the world of gastronomy and traditional Serbian tambourine orchestra of bohemian Serbia. Overnight.

Day 2. BELGRADE (B, D)

Breakfast. Drive to the residential part of Belgrade called Dedinje and visit the court of the royal family Karadjordjevic. Then visit the mausoleum of Josip Broz Tito. Back to the city center and visit the Museum of Nikola Tesla, the famous Serbian scientists to find meritorious power and the first hydroelectric power plant. Visit the Museum of the Serbian Orthodox Church and Icon Museum. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon: unique river boat one hour tour and unforgetable experience of a special night on waves of Danube, the great European river. Departing from the ship in Zemun, sightseeing tour of the old town with the famous tower Hunyadi (15 century) and then dinner with fish specialties in one of the many restaurants in the old Zemun, or in a raft restaurant on the water. Overnight.


Day 3. BELGRADE – OPLENAC – ORAŠAC - BELGRADE (B, L)

Breakfast. Departure and sightseeing of Topola and Oplenac, picturesque landscapes with endless clearings, valleys in the heart of Serbia which used to be holiday resorts and the place where the Serbian kings of the Karadjordjevic Dynasty were being buried (19. I 20 vek). Visit to old town (churche and museum) and then mausoleum. Visit to the place where in 1804, was decided to rise the first Serbian rebelion against the Turks. Lunch in a rural household in authentic local environment with a beautiful view on this region of Serbia called Shumadija. After lunch, visit one of the most famous Serbian winery and wine tasting. Return to Belgrade. Overnight.

Day 4. BELGRADE (B)
After breakfast, our guests can choose how they will spend their day. Optional – Boat cruise to Viminacium; Roman and nature tour; Ethno-eco tour. Overnight.

Day 5. BELGRADE – VILLAGE KRCEDIN – MONASTERY KRUSEDOL – SREMSKI KARLOVCI – NOVI SAD (B, D)

Breakfast. Tour over the mountain of Fruska Gora, and visit to the monastery Krusedol, one of the most significant monasteries on Fruska Gora, built in the XVI century. Short tour through Sremski Karlovci, small baroque city on a slopes of Fruska Gora Mountain - Chapel of peace, the famous fountain „4 lions“, Patriarchy court, Gymnasium, Orthodox church... Wine break and enjoyment of the aroma, smell and the delicious taste of the famous „Bermet“ desert wine. In Sremski Karlovci you will taste the famous cake Kuglof - which prepare by housewives of Danube Jerry that here has a family. Visit Petrovaradin fortress which is called the Gibraltar of the Danube, one of Europe's best preserved medieval fortress, built by the Austro-Hungary. Visit the museum at the fort and optional underground military galleries. Visit to some of the many art galleries at the fortress. After return to Novi Sad, accommodation in hotel. Dinner with folklore program. Through gastronomy  and folklore try to conjure up a rich multicultural character of this part of Serbia - Vojvodina. Overnight.

Day 6. NOVI SAD (B, D)
Breakfast. Morning walking tour through the center of Novi Sad, also known as „the Serbian Athens“. Starting point on the main square of Sloboda, decorated with the Roman catholic church of the Holly Mary's name. Short walk through the main pedestrian zone - Zmaj Jovina Street and Dunavska street, with numerous boutiques and shops. Visit of Ortodox Churche, Matica Srpska gallerie and optional Museum of Vojvodina or City Museum. Coffe break in the street Laze Teleckog, the most attractive street for young people of Novi Sad. Free time for shopping and individual activities. Dinner in one of the restaurant on Danube or in Petrovaradin fortress. Overnight.

Day 7. NOVI SAD – BACKI PETROVAC (B, D)

Breakfast. One day excursion to Backi Petrovac, village in Vojvodina area (about half an hour). Specify of the ambient of Backi Petrovac is the fact that the majority of Slovaks (one of 25 different nationalities who live in Vojvodina province) are characterized by exceptional diligence, orderliness, folklore and traditions, food specialties and crafts products for which they are unique. The tour will begin with a short walk through the village and introduction to the architectural tradition – the oldest house in Backi Petrovac, built in 1799, examples of Slovak houses recognizable by picturesque rustic tiles on the facade, Evangelical Church, which is the second largest in Europe with an extremely interesting art works and the organ used in church services. Tasting the local traditional specialties – famous peper sausage, chees, brandy, homemade wines. Going then to the castle and museum of agriculture in Kulpin (since this area is known for its production of brushes and the museum is a part and it is dedicated to all ladies have the opportunity to measure and obtain certification that they aren’t witches J).  Going then to Celarevo, where one of the oldest breweries in Serbia (now owned by Carlsberg) and visit the museum of beer. Going then to Farm 137 and a traditional dinner in an authentic ambience of Vojvodina farms. Return to Novi Sad. Overnight.

Day 8. NOVI SAD – BELGRADE (B)
After breakfast, check out from hotel. The end of the program.

 

 

  • Price includes:
  • Accommodation at chosen hotels including overnight and breakfast: 4 BB in hotel in Belgrade, 3 BB in hotel in Novi Sad
  • All meals according to the program (in restaurant – 3 gang meal – drink not include or buffet – drink is include), Lunch (Day 3, 4); Dinner (Day 1, 2, 5, 6, 7)
  • Licensed tour guide (English or German speaking)
  • All entrance tickets according to the program (including day 4)
  • Wine testing  day 3 and 5
  • Boat cruises for day 2 and for day 4 (except in program Viminacium)
  • gratis for the driver and tourist guide in 1/1 rooms

 

Price does not include:

  • transportation
  • Other costs not offered in this Program

 

 

pax

20

30

40

Hotels 2 i 3* city suberb

483 €

460

449 €

with bus transfer
588
542
519

with airplane ticket and bus transfer (without airport taxes) 

738 €

692 €

669 €

 

Hotels 3* wider city center area

530

506

495

with bus transfer
635
588
564

with airplane ticket and bus transfer (without airport taxes) 

785 €

738 €

714 €

 

Hotels 4* wider city center area

609

583

570

with bus transfer
714
664
640

with airplane ticket and bus transfer (without airport taxes) 

859 €

 814 €  

790 €

 

Hotels 3*+ city center

648

621

608

with bus transfer
753
703
678

with airplane ticket and bus transfer (without airport taxes) 

903  €

853 €

828 €

 

 

OPTIONAL PROGRAM FOR DAY 4

Program No. 1

Viminacium and options (cca 200km)
Tour to Smederevo and visit to the fortress, which used to be a medieval fortified city and temporary capital of Serbia. It was built by Despot Djuradj Brankovic in the first half of the XV century, during the era of the Serbian Despot. Continuation of the tour to Viminacium, former major city of the Roman Moesia, which still preserves the remains of this ancient town. Discovering the secrets hidden between the rocky walls and taking a peak in underground tombs. Visit to the Silver Lake, and lunch at the relaxing atmosphere at the lake. (optional: Suggestion no.1 lunch can be in Grocka (suburb of Belgrade – the area that still reminds on Ottoman rule in our capital, and authentic house yard of our host that reminds of the Turkish times with degustation  of traditional specialties and folklore program. Program No.2 Visit to Skorenovac, village populated by Sekeljs and Hungarians – Hungarian tribe who on their migration route from north-east never made it to Hungary, but founded a settlement here. Program No.3 Visit to Ivanovo village, populated by Bulgarians called Palcani –Catholics, banned from Bulgaria in 19th century because they were not of orthodox religion. Return to Belgrade.

Program No. 2
Roman and nature tour (cca 155km)
Visit Sremska Mitrovica an archeological site, once known as Sirmium, one of four capitals of the Roman Empire. The complex is an archeological site of excavated objects that today presents a unique open-air museum. Visit to the Museum of Srem, with the permanent exhibition, mainly inspired by the idea to present the remains from the Roman period and of the existence of Sirmium.. Visit the Zasavica Special Nature Reserve, one of the most dazzling and untouched natural gems of Serbia, famous for its numerous and diverse wildlife. Discovering the rich, peaceful and gentle Zasavica, a sanctuary to plant species, some 180 birds and mammals and enjoyment in the most captivating view to the whole Zasavica from 18 meters high tower. Lunch. Visit to the Serbian Bread Museum, built by the Serbian painter, who has been traveling around Serbia for more then thirty, painting, collecting, preserving, keeping and presenting the objects once used in Serbia for bread production. In the evening arrival to Bojcinska Forrest and optional dinner in authentic ambient. Return to Belgrade.

Program No. 3
Ethno-eco tour (cca 170km)
Admiring the world famous Naive Art Gallery in ethno center Babka, in Kovacica, village with the majority of Slovak population. Enriching the private collection and possibility for buying some of the ethno souvenirs, and listening the story about the hand made violins or local craft man. Departure to Ecka where our guests will feast their eyes on the castle of Count Lazar Lukac and the church from 1711, where Franz List once played for the Count Esterhazy. One can enjoy the boat cruise through one of the biggest ornithology European stations, and stroll the nature. Maybe someone will become the one who solves the mystery of where the legendary military leader of the Huns, Atilla „God's Whip“ is laid to rest. Lunch will be organized in ethno restaurant. Return to Belgrade.

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