Serbia, like “house by the main road”, witnessed turbulent history. This country on the mountainous Balkan, was recording a long political tradition on whose throne many rulers were being changed, leaving still visible historical traces behind…This tour takes you on a journey through the most beautiful parts of Serbia, historically from the Nemanjic Dynasty who established Serbian Medieval State, the Karadjordjevic Dynasty and the Obrenovic Dynasty who were successfully fighting against the Turkish reign of terror and who finally restored Serbian Statehood in the 19th century, Tito’s years of Communism and finally, the past few years political reality which we cannot be so proud of…
Day 1. Belgrade (D) (cca 30km)
Arrival to Belgrade. Gathering and accommodation in the hotel. A walk from the Kalemegdan Fortress, where fundements of Belgrade were set, towards Knez Mihailo’s Street which is the main pedestrian zone. Evening dinner with folklore program will be served in the bohemian quarter of Skadarlija where many Serbian celebrities used to spend their bohemian nights. Overnight in the hotel in Belgrade.
Day 2. Belgrade (B D) (cca 30km)
After breakfast the program continues with sightseeing bus tour on which buildings from the period of Monarchy till the Communist rule times will be seen: the Parliament, White Court (the Karadjordjevic Residence), the Flowers House (Tito’s tomb) and St. Sava Temple. Free time. Evening boat ride with dinner on Sava and Danube River. Overnight in the hotel in Belgrade.
Day 3. Belgrade – Novi Sad – Sremski Karlovci – Belgrade (B) (cca 150km)
After breakfast, on the way to the city of Novi Sad, you are going to visit the Monestery of Krusedol in which King Milan Obrenovic and Patriarch Arsenije III Carnojevic are buried, the picturesque town of Sremski Karlovci which had an important role in the history of the Serbs in the Habsburg Monarchy with wine degustation in one of cellars, and, finally, the city of Novi Sad which is cultural, political and commercial centre of the north of the country (Autonomous Province of Vojvodina). Visiting Petrovaradin fortress Underground Military Galery and dungel where Titio was captured durung I World War. Return to Belgrade in the afternoon. Overnight in the hotel in Belgrade.
Day 4. Belgrade – Topola – Oplenac – Takovo – Kragujevac (B L) (cca 175 km)
After breakfast the tour leaves to Topola and Takovo where you will get to know about distinguished Dinasties of Karadjordjevic and Obrenovic who marked the fight against the five centuries long reign of Turkish terror and the formation of Serbia as a state of the European values. Lunch in ethno household near Oplenac. Night- time in the City of Kragujevac.
Day 5. Kragujevac (B D) (cca 25km)
After breakfast the Memorial Complex of Sumarice dedicated to the killed pupils of the Kragujevac Grammar School during the World War II is visited and is followed with the visit to Radovanjski Lug where the founder of the Karadjordjevci Dinasty, Karadjordje Petrovic, was killed. Dinner in local restaurant. Overnight in hotel.
Day 6. Kragujevac – Krusevac – Studenica – Zica – Vrnjacka Spa (BL) (cca 170 km)
After breakfast you are going to visit Krusevac which was the Medieval Serbian throne place during the Lazarevic Dynasty. After that you will be delighted with the Monasteries of Studenica. Lunch. Continuing to Zica here you are going to have an opportunity to find out about the Nemanjic Dynasty. Night – time in the Spa of Vrnjci (Vrnjacka Banja).
Day 7. Vrnjacka Spa – Uzice – Potpec cave – Sargan Eight – Zlatibor (B D) (cca 140 km)
After having breakfast and rest, the visit to Uzice is planned. The next stop is Potpec Cave (Potpecka pecina) in which Tito used to reside. Then the World War II Memorial Complex of Kadinjaca is visited followed with an enjoyable journey by steam-powered train going through beautiful countryside not far away from Zlatibor and Tara. The train is called “Sarganska osmica” or “The Figure of Eight of Sargan” which is a narrow railroad shaped as number eight. The large elevation change in so short a distance will leave you breathless. Dinner in local restaurant. Overnight in Zlatibor.
Day 8. Zlatibor – Sirogojno – Belgrade (B) (cca 180 km)
After breakfast you are going to visit Ethno Village of Sirogojno and the Village of Mackat which is famous for its production of smoked ham. Departure to Belgrade. The end of the program.
Price on request.
Transfers according to the program
3 BB hotel 4* in Belgrade, 2 BB hotel 3* in Kragujevac, 1 BB hotel 4* in Vrnjacka banja, 1 BB in hotel 4* on Zlatibor Mountain
2 x lunchs (day 4, day 6 )
4 x dinners (day 1 with folklore program, day 2, day 5, day 7)
Entrance ticket (White Court, Tito’s mausoleum, Wine degustation in Sremski Karlovci, Petrovaradin fortress and Underground Military Galleries, Memorial complex of Karadjordjevic Royal Family, Potpeć cave, Mackat, Sargan Eight, Ethno village Sirogojno)
Price does not include:
Flight to/from Belgrade
Other costs not offered in this program