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The roads of Roman Emperors, 11 days tour

This tour will take you through the Roman Serbia - the land where 17 Roman Emperors were born, which presents the region of impressive tracks of glorious Roman Empire (27 B.C. – 476 year), whose rulers, according to historical sources and archaeological examinations, raised their native land till highest point. During these 11 days you’ll be able to follow the roads of Roman Emperors and to visit remain of Roman cities as Singidunum, Viminacium, Felix Romuliana and others. Roman Emperors will not left only cultural heritage and cities, they left us tradition of growing winyards and wine production, so you will have opportunity to visit wine celars and to taste the best wine. Traditional food, best wine and hospitable people will make your staying in Serbia enjoyable. During your way of Roman Emperors you will visit some also interesting place like nature reserves and natural wonders, traditional houses, some monasteries. We are shore that you will enjoy on this tour through Serbia.

 

 

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DAY 1. BELGRADE (D)
Arrival to Belgrade. Accommodation in a hotel. Panoramic and walking sightseeing of Belgrade (Singidunum) with local tourist guide. Visit to the significant sites from antique Singidunum - Kalemegdan fortress - primary bulit by Celts in the III century BC,republic Squere, Knez Mihailova Street - main pedestrian zone, Terazije, St.Sava`s temple, Orthodox church, Parlament and Zemun. Free time. Dinner in a national restaurant. Overnight.

DAY 2. BELGRADE - SREMSKA MITROVICA – ZASAVICA – BELGRADE (B,L,D)
Breakfast. Departure to Sremska Mitrovica, archeological and historical sight and museum. Sightseeing of one of the oldest towns in Europe, that stands on the site of Sirmium, the capital of the Roman Empire. Archaeologists have found a trace of organized human life on the site of Sirmium dating from the 5000 BC. When the Romans conquered the city in the I century BC, Sirmium already was a settlement with a long tradition. The complex of archeological excavated objects of this town, today represents an unique open-air museum. Visit to Zasavica – Special nature Reserve, famous for numerous and diverse wildlife and traditional life. Lunch. Departure to Belgrade. Free time for dinner and fun. Overnight.

 

Day 3 BELGRADE – MONASTERY KRUSEDOL - MARADIK - SREMSKI KARLOVCI - NOVI SAD – BELGRADE (B,L,D)
Breakfast. Visit to monastery Krusedol – this monastery was established by Bishop Maksim (Djordje Brankovic) in XVI century and presents one of the most beautiful monasteries on Fruska Gora. Monastery church is dedicated to Blagovesti and it is painted very plentiful – the oldest frescos date from the half of XVI century. Departure to Maradik. Visit to ethno – house in Maradik, house that is old about 150 years and where the authentic exhibits, between 50 and 200 years old, are kept. Lunch with traditional specialties will be served in this village. Departure to Sremski Karlovci. Sightseeing of Sremski Karlovci - small baroque town, famous for its beautiful architecture. City sightseeing (Orthodox church, Patriarchate court, Orthodox Seminary, The Chapel of peace, Roman Catholic church, Gymnasium). Wine and grape from the nearby vineyard on the brows of the Fruska Gora Mountain, are one more highlights of this town. Visit to one of the wine cellar, with snack and tasting of local branded aromatic wine called Bermet. Free time in Sremski Karlovci, and visit to the vintage event. Enjoy in the wine, traditional specialties and the music. Return to hotel in Belgrade. Dinner. Overnight.

 

Day 4. BELGRADE – VIMINACIUM – GOLUBAC – KLADOVO (B,L,D)
Breakfast. Departure to Viminacium, roman town and military camp, located on the place of Kostolac. This is a place, where numerous graves were discovered on the necropolis of this ancient town. Departure to Golubac, a town where Danube is 6 kilometres wide and for that reason called «Serbian sea». Visit to the famous Golubac fortress, from the XIV century. The fortress was a place of a battle against the Turks in 1428, where the Polish knight Zawisza Czarny was captured and murdered by the Turks. Lunch. Drive through the National Park of Djerdap, the greatest natural and archaeological museum in Europe. Departure to Kladovo. Accommodation. Overnight.

 

Day 5. KLADOVO – TABULA TRAINA - LEPENSKI VIR - KLADOVO (B,L,D)
Breakfast. Boat cruise and sightseeing of the Tabula Traiana from the Danube river. Tabula Traiana presents the stone board of emperor Traian, the preserved monument that remains on time when the emperor built the road through Djerdap region. Departure to Lepenski Vir, Mesolithic archaeological site on the banks of the Danube river. Presents a settlement with around ten villages. Numerous sculptures and peculiar architecture are testimony to a rich social and religious life led by the inhabitants and the high cultural level of these early Europeans. Lunch with traditional specialties. Return to hotel. Dinner. Overnight.

 

Day 6. KLADOVO – VRATNA – PIMNICE OF RAJAC – FELIX ROMULIANA – BOLJEVAC (B,L,D)
Breakfast. Departure to village Vratna and visit to the numerous sites. Monastery Vratna, built in the XIV century, but destroyed in 1813. After the renovation in 1817, become the convent. Nerby is located the unique wonder of nature, Vratanjske Kapije (Vratanjske Gates), rocks which made rare and odd forms hanging over the Gorge of the little Vratna River. The whole area of the village, monastery, and the gate is surrounded with rivers and forests. Lunch.


Departure to Pimnice of Rajac, unique complex of numerous wine cellars, partially dug into the ground. The "pimnice" are built from trimmed stone and beams. The houses are connected by streets and small squares.
The cellars are partially underground and on the ground floor there are rooms to live in during the grape-harvest.Wine tasting of red wines, such as Prokupac, Burgundy, Gamay... Departure to Zajecar. Visit to the Roman complex called "Felix Romuliana", one of the most important late Roman sites in Europe, located in the vicinity of Gamzigrad spa. From last year Felix Romuliana is under protection of UNESCO. Archaeological diggings in the fortress have unearthed the remains of a palace with exceptionally fine mosaics, public baths and impressive city gates. Departure to Boljevac. Accommodation. Dinner. Overnight.

 

Day 7. BOLJEVAC – TIMACUM MINUS – KNJAZEVAC – NIS (B,L,D)
Breakfast. Visit to Timacum Minus (Ravna, Kuline or Gradiste) represent a roman habitation that dates from I century AD and latest until the rebuilt in IV century. The site is located north of Knjazevac on the left bank of the Timok river. It is belived that the location was a military camp at the begining which grew in to the fortress in the III or IV century. Visit to wine cellar in Knjazevac, and vine tasting of of roman wines. Departure to Nis. Accommodation in a hotel. Lunch. Sigthseeing of the most important sights and visit to Nis fortress, a complex and very important cultural and historical monument - an edifice that dominates the urban nucleus of the city. Visit to the monument of Saban Bajramovic, worldwide famous Balkan gypsy jazz king. Departure to Mediana, an important archeological site from the late Roman period. It was a royal property with luxurious residence and highly organized economy, placed in the suburb of the antique Niš - Naissus. Although Roman artefacts can be found scattered all over the area of present-day Nis, Mediana represents the best-preserved part of Roman Naissus. Dinner. Return to hotel. Overnight.

 

Day 8. NIS – CARICIN GRAD – DEWILS TOWN – NIS (B,L,D)
Breakfast. Departure to Leskovac. Visit to Caricin grad (Queens town) – one of the biggest and most significant Byzantine cities of central Balkan, endowment of Byzantine emperor Justinian. This town was raised in Byzantine province Ilirik, where the Byzantine emperor Justinian was born. Departure to Dewils Town, the first-class natural landmark – Djavolja Varos (”Devil’s Town”). Two rare natural phenomena at the same spot: 202 stone formations created by erosion, between two and 15 meters in height and two springs of extremely acid water with high mineral content, make Djavolja Varos a true wonder of nature. Free time for sightseeing. Lunch. Return toNis. Dinner. Overnight.

 

Day 9. NIS - BELGRADE (B,L,D)
Breakfast. Departure to Belgrade. Accommodation in a hotel. Lunch. Free time. Dinner. Overnight.

 

Day 10. BELGRADE (B,L,D)
Breakfast. Panoramic and walking sightseeing of Belgrade with local tourist guide – republica Square, Knez Mihailova Street - main pedestrian zone, Terazije, St.Sava`s temple, Orthodox church, Prlament, Visit to Kalemegdan- primary bulit by Celts in the III century BC. On the fortress is located the symbol of Belgrade – The winner, a warrior with the sword in right and the hawk in the left hand. Departure to Zemun, Sightseeing. Lunch. Free time. Dinner in a national restaurant – traditional specialties. Return to hotel. Overnight.

 

Day 11. BELGRADE (B)
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. The end of the program.

 

Price includes:
• transfers according to program
• 5 BB in hotel 3* in Belgrade, 2 BB in hotel 3* in Kladovo, 1 BB in hotel 3* in Boljevac, 2 BB in hotel 3* in Nis
• 9 x lunch (day 2, day 3, day 4, day 5, day 6, day 7, day 8, day 9, day 10)
• 10 x dinner (day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4, day 5, day 6, day 7, day 8, day 9, day 10)
• Wine tasting (day 3, day 6, day 7)
• Boat cruise (day 2, day 5)
• entrance ticket (Zasavica, ethno-house Maradik, Viminacium, Felix Romuliana, Timacum minus, Dewils town, Mediana )
• licenced guide

 

Price does not include:
• flight to/from Belgrade
• other costs not offered in this Program


Meals:
(B) = breakfast
(L) = lunch
(D) = dinner

 

 

 

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