Delights of Serbia

Itinerary

Visit Serbia, a country of incredible beauty, extraordinary cuisine and historical wealth. Start in Belgrade, a refreshing tourist destination with relaxed atmosphere and exciting nightlife. Continue your trip by exploring the numerous monuments declared World Heritage by UNESCO and the beautiful landscapes that will make you want to visit Serbia again and again.


Day 1: ARRIVAL IN BELGRADE

After landing at the Nikola Tesla Airport, transfer to the center of Belgrade. Time to rest and explore the Serbian capital on your own. Try one of local specialties at a traditional Serbian restaurant. Night in Belgrade.

Day 2: BELGRADE

After breakfast, your guide will take a tour of Belgrade. The capital is famous for its diverse architectural styles, its history and the magnificent views offered by the largest confluence of Europe between two rivers (Sava and Danube). You will visit the Museum of History of Yugoslavia, a commemorative complex dedicated to the life of Josip Broz Tito. Latter we will pass by the Temple of San Sava, a building of impressive architecture, visible from virtually any angle of the city. We will continue with our tour admiring the panoramic views of the Slavija Square, the Church of St. Mark, the National Parliament of Serbia, the Residence of the President and the Republic Square. We will continue our walk on pedestrianised Knez Mihailova Street, where ​​shops and bars abound. To finish the tour, we will pass through the Kalemegdan Park and the Belgrade Fortress, construction of great historical and cultural value. Night in Belgrade.

Visit Serbia - Belgrade & Djerdap National Park

Day 3: BELGRADE – DJERDAP NATIONAL PARK – BELGRADE

After breakfast it’s time to leave Belgrade and visit Serbia ‘s hidden gems. We will follow the mighty Danube River along the border with Romania all the way to the astonishing Iron Gate gorge. The entrance to this spectacular gorge whose cliff rises up to 500 meters high above the river is guarded by the medieval Golubac Fortress. Its 10 towers offer incredible views over the wide Danube which looks more like a lake from here. To get another viewpoint of the river, we will take a short boat ride and enter the Iron Gare gorge. In the afternoon we will return to the capital. Night in Belgrade.

Day 4: BELGRADE – SUBOTICA – NOVI SAD

After breakfast we will transfer to the northern province of Serbia, Vojvodina. Relax and enjoy the picturesque landscapes of this famous region, also called “The Holy Land of Serbia”, for hosting numerous Serbian Orthodox monasteries. Our first stop is the beautiful town of Subotica right by the Hungarian border, which will amaze you with its spectacular art nouveau architecture. Among the most interesting buildings are the red City Hall, the splendid synagogue and the gorgeous Raichle Palace. In the afternoon we will turn back south towards Novi Sad, the most trendy town in the country and a must-see for everyone who visit Serbia. Night in Novi Sad.

 

Visit Serbia – a mysterious land in the heart of the Balkans

 

Day 5: NOVI SAD – MANASIJA – NIŠ

After breakfast, your guide will show you around Novi Sad. This interesting town was once part of the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empire, which made turned it into a multicultural city of great architectural wealth. We will walk through the pedestrian streets of Dunavska and Zmaj Jovina, and see several historic buildings such are the town hall, the Catholic church, the Matica Srpska cultural center and the synagogue. Later we will continue our journey along the Danube River bank, where we will visit Petrovaradin, the remains of a famous Serbian Fortress. On our way toward Niš, we will make a stop at Manasija monastery fortified by eleven towers. Is served as base of Stefan Lazarevic, one of the Serbian emperors with the greatest historical impact, who lived during the 15th century and faced countless skirmishes against the Turks. The Ottoman Empire’s army conquered the monastery during the 15th century and the Austrians did it in the 18th century. Its history resulted in complex mosaics, frescoes on the walls and religious objects on display in the monastery. Night in Niš.

Visit Serbia: Novi sad & Mokra gora

Day 6: NIŠ – KRAGULJEVAC – OVČAR BANJA – MOKRA GORA

The tour of Serbia will continue with a visit of Niš – the country’s third largest city. It has a long and interesting history, which hit its peak during the Roman Empire. No less than three Roman emperors were born in Niš, the most famous of which is of course Constantin the Great. Beside its fortress and the grand orthodox cathedral (second by its size only to Belgrade’s Sveti Sava) we will see the rather scary skull tower built by the Turks after they defeated the Serbs at the beginning of the 19th century. Travelling west we will pass through Kralguljevac (the first capital of the modern Serbian state) and the Ovčar-Kablar canyons, which extend over the meanders of the Morava River. We will reach Mokra Gora in the western Serbia by nightfall. Night in Mokra Gora or Zlatibor.

Day 7: MOKRA GORA – OPLENAC – BELGRADE

After breakfast you will get to visit Drvengrad (“Timber Town”), a place set up by film director Emir Kusturica, where he shot his well-known movie Life is a Miracle. It’s a beautiful place to simply wander and relax as you sip a cup of coffee. Later you can board the Šargan 8 railway, a retro train that once connected Sarajevo and Belgrade through a narrow gorge. While taking a ride on this historic train, you can enjoy the views over the mountainous landscape. After lunch we will return to Belgrade. On the way we will stop at Topola, to visit the Oplenac Royal Complex. Especially interceding is the white-marble Church of St. George, which serves as a mausoleum of Yugoslavian Royal Family. Its interior is coved with breathtaking mosaics, consisting of over 40 million pieces. Night in Belgrade.

Day 8: BELGRADO – END OF TRIP

Breakfast and transfer to the airport. Your tour has come to an end. But since there to see here, we hope you’ll visit Serbia again!


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NEED TO KNOW

This is a private tailor-made trip. The itinerary is only an example based on our personal experiences and can be adapted according to your preferences, time and budget.

If you prefer to visit the Balkans in a group with other visitors, check out the list of escorted tours.

If you have more time, this itinerary can be combined with a visit to Montenegro or North Macedonia. If your prefer to visit even more Balkan countries we recommend our Grand Balkan Tour which will take you to five countries in two weeks.

 

THE PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • English-speaking driver guide (or any other language if available)
  • Accommodation in hotels of selected category with breakfast
  • Hotel taxes
  • Entrances: Kalemegdan Fortress, Museum of Yugoslavia, Tito’s Mausoleum, Golubac Fortress, Manasija monastery, skull tower in Niš, Drvengrad, Oplenac Royal Complex
  • Boat ride into the Iron Gate gorge
  • Train ride on the historic Šargan 8 Railway
  • Transfers in a fitting modern vehicle according to the itinerary
  • Arrival and departure transfers (Belgrade airport)

AVAILABLE AS A SUPPLEMENT:

  • Lunches and dinners
  • Travel insurance
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Flight tickets

 


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