Following the Danube and the changing scenery we will 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 (B,L) approx. 100 km
We start with a visit to the small Vratna Monastery, lying just in front of huge stone gates carved by nature after which we will 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 will try the local wines combined with local specialties, all accompanied by music and delicious food. Overnight at the hotel in Negotin.
Day 3: Negotin – Zaječar – Ravna – Niš (B,L,D) approx. 250 km
Our first stop for the day is 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. Next stop is Ravna, with its tombstones and a small museum. Only a few minutes away is Jović Winery where we will have a wine tasting and our lunch. In late afternoon we arrive to the city of Niš where we will first see the gruesome Ćele-kula or Skull Tower, followed by a walk through 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 (B,L) approx. 400 km
Visit to the Malča Winery. Next stop is the monastery of Ravanica, built by prince Lazar of Serbia in late 14th century. After seeing Resavska Cave, the best known and arguably the nicest cave in Serbia, we will 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 (B,L) approx. 200 km
After the breakfast we will go to Sirmium, roman city which is situated on the northern bank of the Savus (modern Sava), 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 in wine tasting. After wine tasting we will go to the Slankamen on Danube river where we will have lunch in the resturant with beautifull view on Danube. You can even go on a boat ride. When we go back to Novi Sad, we will visit Petrovaradin with its fortified Lower Town and massive fortress, presents a unique monument to past and its skilled builders. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 6: Novi Sad – Sremski Karlovci – Novi Sad (B,L) approx. 65 km
After the breakfast we arrive to the picture-postcard town of Sremski Karlovci which abounds with old churches and magnificent palaces but even older wine cellars!. After visiting most important sites there is an optional visit to the Parish Museum boasting a rich collection of vintage books and icons Time permitting we visit the Chapel of Peace, where historic Karlowitz Treaty was agreed back in 1699. We go back to Novi Sad where you will have time at leasure. For the late lunch we will go to the one of the farms, where we will enjoy the slow food is the concept of Vojvodina’s life – slowly and gingerly. We’ll enjoy the traditional dishes of the Duchy in the shade of the old mulberry trees (without which the farm and can not be farm in Vojvodina). Overnight in the hotel in Novi Sad.
Day 7: Novi Sad – Belgrade Airport (B) approx. 90 km
After breakfast departure to the airport.
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