Day 1: ARRIVAL IN BELGRADE
Upon arrival to Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, meet with our representative at the airport and transfer to the chosen hotel. Relax as you enjoy the views the city offers. You will pass through New Belgrade, the socialist era part of the city built after the WWII where modern business centers are located. During your journey you will see the Western Gate, the famous Belgrade Arena and the monumental Palace of Serbia. In the afternoon you will have free time to enjoy the city. Optionally, you can join a gastronomic excursion where you will taste numerous delicacies of the country while listening to traditional music. Accommodation in Belgrade.
Day 2: BELGRADE
After breakfast, meet the guide 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). We 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 Crvena Zvezda (Red Star) football stadium, former champion of the European Cup and continue to the Temple of San Sava, a building of impressive architecture, visible from virtually any angle of the city. It has become the symbol and patron of Belgrade. After a short break in the temple park, 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. This is the most central point of the city, which is surrounded by artistic and cultural institutions, such as the National Theater and the National Museum. We will continue our walk on pedestrianised Knez Mihailova Street, where shops and bars abound. At the end of the street we will find the Congregational Church, located just opposite the building of the Patriarchate of Serbia. You will hear the interesting legend that hides behind the oldest bar in the city. To finish the tour we will pass through the Kalemegdan Park and the Belgrade Fortress, construction of great historical and cultural value.
Day 3: BELGRADE – NOVI SAD – SREMSKI KARLOVCI – BELGRADE
Breakfast. In the morning we will transfer to the northern province of Serbia, Vojvodina. Relax on the bus and enjoy the picturesque landscapes of this famous region, also called “The Holy Land of Serbia”, for hosting 17 Serbian Orthodox monasteries. We will continue our journey towards Sremski Karlovci, baroque city of great cultural and spiritual wealth. There we will admire its Cathedral of St. Nicolas and get to know the first secondary school in Serbia. Later we will visit Novi Sad which was once part of the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empire. City’s development in that era turned it into a multicultural city of great architectural wealth. We will walk through the pedestrian streets of Dunavska and Zmaj Jovina, where the town hall, the Catholic church, the house of Mileva (wife of Albert Einstein), the Matica Srpska cultural foundation and a synagogue are located. In the afternoon, we will continue our journey along the Danube river bank, where we will visit Petrovaradin, the remains of a famous Serbian Fortress. Return to Belgrade, accommodation in Belgrade.
Day 4: BELGRADE – MANASIJA – RESAVSKA CAVE – LISINA – BELGRADE
Breakfast. In the morning we will travel to the outskirts of the city, where we will find the fortress of 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. The tour will continue towards the Cave Resava, considered a natural monument by the Serbian state. Time for lunch at a local restaurant near the waterfalls of Lisina, one of the most special places in the country. It will certainly not disappoint you. Return to Belgrade, accommodation in Belgrade.
Dan 5: BELGRADE – MOKRA GORA MOUNTAIN – ŠARGAN – ZLATIBOR
After breakfast we will leave the hotel and Belgrade. Travelling west we will pass through the Ovčar-Kablar canyons, which extend over the meanders of the Morava River. We will continue through the Natural Park of Tara and ride the famous Šargan 8 railway, this retro train of the 20th century will take you through Mount Šargan where you can enjoy mountainous landscapes, tunnels and numerous viaducts. Later we will go to Drvengrad or “Wooden village” built by the famous film director Emir Kusturica. The entire complex is made with natural materials, mainly wood. In the afternoon, we will make a short trip to the Zlatibor mountain, where Serbian royalty enjoyed their summer vacation. At the end of the day you will be served traditional Serbian dinner. Accommodation in a local hotel.
Day 6: ZLATIBOR – UVAC – SIROGOJNO – BELGRADE
After breakfast we will travel to the Uvac Nature Reserve, located between the Javo and Zlatar mountains. The main attraction of this reserve is the griffon vulture, a raptor of great rarity. Its wings measure 3 meters and can weigh up to 11 kilos which makes it the largest bird in Serbia. We will stop at the village of Bukovnik with great viewpoints and opportunity to appreciate the beauty of these wild animals. Vultures are not the only attraction of this place. Over time a river that crosses Uvac has created deep meanders and natural caves that have become major tourist attractions. We will navigate the meanders by boat and stop at the Ice and Ušač caves. After our naval journey, we will return to Zlatibor and visit the town of Sirogojno, best known for its open-air ethnological museum. Return to Belgrade. Accommodation in Belgrade.
Day 7: BELGRADO – AIRPORT
Breakfast and transfer to the airport. End of our services.
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