Serbia – Extended Weekend
6 Days/5 Nights tour
Day 1 Belgrade
Arrival at Belgrade airport. Transfer to the hotel and check-in.
Dinner at authentic local restaurant in famous bohemian quarter of Skadarlija, in the downtown of Belgrade. There you will enjoy dinner with live traditional music. Skadarlija is often referred to as “the Montmartre of Belgrade”.
Overnight in Belgrade.
Day 2 Belgrade
After breakfast, half day sightseeing city tour with English speaking licensed guide. Panoramic tour,
combination of coach and walking tour. Start the tour visiting Yugoslav History Museum and House of
Flowers, memorial complex devoted to life and deeds of Josip Broz Tito, political leader of Yugoslavia.
Then you will pass by Saint Sava Temple, impressive building that can be seen from any part of the capital. After a short break at the Temple’s plateau, panoramic tour will go on to Saint Mark’s Church, Serbian National Parliament and White Palace. Proceed with walking tour through lively pedestrian zone of Knez Mihailova street, the main walking and shopping zone. Go on to the Orthodox Cathedral, Princess Ljubica’s Residence and continue to Kalemegdan Park and Belgrade Fortress, the most important cultural-historic complex of the city, situated on the confluence of the rivers Sava and Danube.
Enjoy an afternoon river cruise and view the city from the Danube and Sava rivers.
Day 3 Belgrade – Krusedol – Sremski Karlovci – Novi Sad – Belgrade
After breakfast, departure to Vojvodina province with assistance of local throughout English speaking
Visit Krusedol monastery, constructed in the 15th century. Today monastery is dedicated to the Christian holiday Annunciation Day. Continue to visit baroque town of Sremski Karlovci where the one could enjoy the short walk through the city, and also the view to the Patriarchy Court– the most monumental building of the 19th century in Vojvodina, Saborna church – one of the most beautiful examples of the architecture of the 18th century, Roman-Catholic church. Visit to the Museum of beekeeping and winery Zivanovic. Honey and wine tasting. There you could learn more about the production of honey and wine and will have opportunity to taste one of the most famous wines in
region Bermet, served on Titanic ship.
Proceed to Novi Sad, European Capital of Culture in 2022. Lunch at local restaurant on the Danube River. Afterward, proceed to the symbol of Novi Sad, fortification which acquired its present appearance in the 18th century and was one of the main strategic points towards Turkey, Petrovaradin fortress. Walking tour and sightseeing tour of the city center of Novi Sad: Synagogue, Square of Freedom continue the walk through the Street Zmaj Jovina to the Bishop’s Palace, then proceed to Danube Street to Danube Park. Free time to the city center.
Travel back to Belgrade for and overnight.
Day 4 Belgrade – Golubac – Lepenski Vir – Djerdap gorge
After breakfast, departure to Golubac fortress, short photo stop. Golubac Fortress, probably the most beautiful medieval building and a very attractive tourist attraction. There are several legends about the name of the castle, and one is about the Ottoman commander of the city who fell in love with a young girl Golubana. The girl refused to enter the harem of the ruler, and the Turkish commander punished her. Golubana was arched by a rock that protruded from the Danube and looked towards the fortress. The fortress is named after her, and the rock that protrudes from the Danube today is called “Baba-kaj”, which in Turkish means “repent”.
Continue to Lepenski Vir archeological site. The archeological site of Lepenski vir is located at Djerdap Gorge, on the low Danube terrace. It represents the center of one of the most important prehistoric cultures. On this site were uncovered the remains of the sacral architecture, dating from 6500-5500 BC. In the center of the settlement was a large square, a place where different rituals were performed. In order not to be flooded by damming the Danube for the Hydropower “Iron Gate I”, the settlement of Lepenski vir was displaced to a higher level.
Continue the trip through Djerdap Gorge to Donji Milanovac.
Lunch at Ethno village with the best view on the Djerdap gorge.
Cruise along Djerdap gorge from Tekija to Kazani and back. Sail through the longest and deepest gorge in Europe where the Danube is the most beautiful. The unique flora and fauna, testifies to the remains of one of the oldest settlements in Europe. Visit place where the Roman Emperor Traian impressed his indelible mark on the wall, known as the Tabula Traiana. After 2 hours of cruise arrival to Tekia.
Transfer back to Belgrade and overnight.
Day 5 Belgrade – Topola/Oplenac – Belgrade
After breakfast transfer with licensed local English-speaking guide to Topola. Visit Karadjordjevic Endowment. According to the legend, Topola, the birthplace of Karadjordjevic Dynasty arose at the crossroad, where a tree sprang up and branched. In time, the town of Topola got its name after this tree. It is situated on the slopes of hill Oplenac and the park of Oplenac is under favor of the state, it covers nearly 87 hectares (pine, oak, ash, lime and Pancic spruce). The place that used to be the center of the Serbian state at the beginning of the XIX century. There you could see the Church of St. George – built as a temple and mausoleum of the Royal family Karadjordjevic, Peter’s house built in 1912., the Wine grower’s house dated from 1911., King’s cellar. Continue to one of the famous winery in the region to have wine tasting. Transfer back to Belgrade. Overnight to the hotel.
Day 6 Belgrade departure
After breakfast – transfer to the airport for flight back home.