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Ancient Roman Paths and Wine Tour Along the Danube

Following the Danube river and the changing scenery, we’ll go back in time by visiting untouched nature, old villages, archeological sites as well as wineries whose products will enliven our imagination and deepen our impressions.

 

Day 1

Belgrade – Viminacium – Lepenski Vir – The Iron Gate – Kladovo (L) approx. 290 km

Departure from Belgrade in the morning. Visit to Viminacium, once an important Roman city on this part of the Danube, nowadays one of the most important archeological sites in Serbia. We continue to Lepenski Vir, a Mesolithic village on the bank of the Danube, with its fascinating finds, including Europe’s first monumental sculptures. Next comes a boat ride through the most spectacular part of the Iron Gates. Dinner in a household on top of a hill above the Danube, where we will enjoy tasty local specialties and sunset. The day ends in the town of Kladovo where our hotel for the night is located.

Day 2

Kladovo – Vratna Monastery – Rajačke Pimnice – Negotin (BL) approx. 100 km

We’ll start with a visit to the small Vratna Monastery, lying just in front of a huge stone gate carved by nature. After this, we’ll visit the picturesque town of Negotin. Our tour continues with a visit to Rajac where hundreds of ancient wine cellars are grouped in streets and squares. Here, of course, we’ll taste the local wines combined with local specialties, all accompanied by music and delicious food. Overnight in a hotel in Negotin.

Day 3

Negotin – Zaječar – Ravna – Niš (BLD) approx. 250 km

Our first stop for the day is at the archeological site of Gamzigrad, built as a unique fortified compound of temples and palaces. We then continue to the town museum of nearby Zaječar, where we will see the most prized finds from the same site. The next stop is Ravna, with its tombstones and a small museum. Only a few minutes away is Jović Winery where we’ll taste wines and have lunch. In the late afternoon, we’ll arrive in the city of Niš, where we will first see the gruesome Skull Tower, followed by a walk through the city center and the fortress.

Optional: A dinner with music at a local national cuisine restaurant.

Day 4

Niš – Ravanica Monastery – Resavska Cave – Manasija Monastery – Novi Sad (BL) approx. 400 km

Visit to the Malča Winery. The next stop is the monastery of Ravanica, built up by Prince Lazar of Serbia in late 14th century. After visiting the Resavska Cave, the best known and arguably the nicest cave in Serbia, we’ll enjoy our lunch in the restaurant next to the Strmosten Waterfall. The last site to be visited on this tour is one of its nicest – Manasija Monastery, whose striking church with early 15thcentury frescoes of transcendental beauty lie hidden behind mighty medieval embattlements. After that departure to Novi Sad. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 5

Novi Sad – Sremska Mitrovica – Fruška Gora – Slankamen – Petrovaradin – Novi Sad (BL) approx. 200 km

After breakfast, we’ll head to Sirmium, The Roman city situated on the northern bank of the Sava river, about seventy kilometers west of the place where this river empties itself into the Danube, at Singidunum (modern Belgrade). The area had been occupied for a very long time already when it was, in 35 BCE, conquered by the Roman general Octavian, who was to become famous as the emperor Augustus. After that, we will visit one winery in Fruska Gora where we will enjoy wine tasting. After wine tasting, we will go to the Slankamen on the Danube river where we will have lunch in the restaurant with a beautiful view of the Danube. You can even take a boat ride. Upon arrival to Novi Sad, we will visit Petrovaradin with its fortified Lower Town and massive fortress that presents a unique monument to the past and its skilled builders. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 6

Novi Sad – Sremski Karlovci – Novi Sad (BL) approx. 65 km

After breakfast, we’ll arrive in the picturesque town of Sremski Karlovci packed with old churches and magnificent palaces, and even older wine cellars! After visiting the most important sites there is an optional visit to the  Parish Museum boasting of a rich collection of vintage books and icons. If time permits, we’ll visit the famous Chapel of Peace, where historic Karlowitz Treaty was agreed back in 1699. We’ll go back to Novi Sad where you will have time at leisure. After that, we’ll take you to a late lunch in a national restaurant. We’ll enjoy the traditional dishes in the shades of the old mulberry tree. Overnight in the hotel in Novi Sad.

Day 7

Novi Sad – Belgrade Airport (B) approx. 90 km

After breakfast, depart to the airport.

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 Price in EUR per person  708  564  507  484