You are going to feel an unrepeatable uniqueness of the Balkans, sublimation of natural beauties and cultural values imbued with the temperament of the south. Mountain relief clarifies appearance of many canyons, gorges and caves, and the extra beauty provides a treasure of extremely preserved forests with lots of endemic species, richness of waters, streams, springs, pastures… in combination with rich history this makes a constitution of uniqueness and simplicity.
Day 1. Belgrade (D) (cca 20 km)
Arrival in Belgrade airport. Transfer to the hotel. On the way to the hotel, you will see most important sites of Belgrade and visit St. Sava Temple, the bigges Orthodox Temple in the Balkan. Accommodation in the hotel. Dinner in local restaurant, in Skadarlija, bohemian part of Belgrade. Overnight.
Day 2. Belgrade – Smederevo – Topola – Vrnjci Spa (B, L, D) (cca 250 km)
After breakfast, sightseeing of Belgrade and visits to the most important cultural and historical marks of Belgrade are organized. Stroll on the Kalemegdan. Sightseeing will finishes with the visit to “House of Flowers”, grave of long standing president of former Yugoslavia Tito. Trip to Smederevo. Visiting the fortress, capital of despot Djuradja Brankovica, with rich cultural content. Continue to Topola, where is located royal complex Oplenac. It belong to royal family karadjordjevic and was built in the XIX century. Here you will visit church and mausoleum. Lunch in rural household. Continue to Vrnjci Spa, accommodation in one of the local hotel. Dinner in the hotel. Overnight.
Day 3. Vrnjci Spa – Monastery Zica – Monastery Studenica – Novi Pazar (B, L, D) (cca 150 km)
After breakfast visiting of Monastery Zica, a principal endowment of King Stefan Prvovencani (1195-1223). After that visiting of the most famous Serbian Monastery Studenica, founded by Grand Zhupan (Duke) Stefan Nemanja, at the end on 12th century. Lunch in monastery. Journey is continuing to Novi Pazar. Sightseeing of the town with guide. Dinner in local restaurant. Overnight.
Day 4. Novi Pazar – Peter’s church – Raška – Jošanička Spa – Blace – Prokuplje – Nis (B, L, D) (cca 300 km)
Breakfast. Journey to Peter’s church, one of the oldest church in Serbia. Here, you will welcome by church priest and told you history of this area and church. Continue to Niš and make a stop in Raska, where you will visit ethno house and have lunch with traditional specialties. Continue to Nis through Josanicka Spa, Blace and Prokuplje and you will enjoy in one part of Kopaonik Mountaine. Arrival in Niš, accommodation in hotel and dinner in local restaurants. Overnight.
Day 5. Niš – Nerezi – Markov – Monastery Andrea Skopskog – Skoplje (B, L, D) (cca 250 km)
Breakfast. Departure to Macedonia. Visit to Monastery Nerezi dedicated to Saint Panteleimon. After that a visit of Monastery Andrea Skopskog. Lunch. Arrival to hotel. Accomodation. Free time. Dinner in local restaurant. Overnight in Skoplje.
Day 6. Skopje (B, D) (cca 20 km)
After breakfast, sightseeing of Skoplje with local guide (The Stone Bridge, The Monument of Mother Theresa, The Old Skopje Railway Station, The Museum of the Macedonian icons, The Fortress Kale above the Old Town, The Old Downtown ”Čaršija”, the ”Bit Pazar” Market, The St Salvation Church and a few mosques). Evening dinner accompanied by the sound of shepherds’ music. Overnight.
Day 7. Skopje – Ohrid (B, D) (cca 190 km)
After breakfast the group is going sightseeing in Ohrid which is the third town of our tour on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It has the largest number of churches on the Balkans. The area has 365 churches and monasteries which enables you to visit one sacral object each day in a year’s time. Evening dinner with the sound of local music outside the hotel. Overnight in Ohrid.
Day 8. Ohrid – Heraclea – Stobi – Skoplje (B, D) (cca 250 km)
After breakfast, visiting the ancient remains of Heraclea Lyncestis, from the middle of the 4th century BC. Departure and sightseeing of Stobi, ancient town of very important meaning during the Hellenic period. After that, return to Skoplje. Free time. Dinner in national restaurant. Overnight in Skoplje.
Day 9. Skoplje (B) (cca 20 km)
After breakfast, Transfer to the Skopje Airport. The end of one Balkan gathering. Flight back home.
Price on request
-Transfers according to the program
-Accommodation in 4* hotels (1 night in Belgrade, 1 night in Vrnci Spa, 1 night in Novi Pazar, 1 night in Nis, 3 nights in Skopje, 1 night in Ohrid)
-4 x lunchs (day 2, day 3, day 4, day 5)
-7 x dinners (day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4, day 5,day 6, day 7, day 8)
-Entrance ticket (House of Flower, Smederevo fortress, Topola, The museum of the Macedonia icon, Stobi)
-Professional licensed guide during the tour
– local guides in Skoplje and Ohrid
Price does not include:
Flight to Belgrade and from Skoplje
Other costs not offered in this Program
Drinks during meals