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Višegrad, Andrićgrad, Šargan, Mećavnik – 2-day tour

This two-day tour will take you to visit authentic Serbian villages, the famous bridge from the Ottoman era and the famous Orthodox monastery. Also, you’ll take a ride on the prettiest narrow gauge railway in Serbia, sail down the river Drina and, atop of it all – you’ll visit a very unusual cave. This is the best selling two-days tour in Serbia!

Activities:

  • Visiting Nikolje Monastery
  • Visiting Andrićgrad
  • Ride on Šargan Eight railway
  • Visiting Drvengrad
  • A boat ride on Drina River (optional)
  • Visiting the Potpeće Cave

Day 1

We will start from Novi Sad at 7 am, from the parking lot opposite Hotel Sajam; our passengers from Belgrade will join us at 8.30 am.

Our first stop will be in the picturesque Ovčar-Kablar gorge, where we will visit Nikolje monastery, the most beautiful among the 16 tiny monasteries to be found here.  Just a short drive away from the gorge is the village of Potpeće and above it, the imposing cave is best known for its huge entrance. We will enjoy our lunch in the Vodeničar restaurant directly beneath it.

Continuing our journey we will cross the border to enter Bosnia-Herzegovina; just a few minutes more and we reach the town of Višegrad and our hotel. After the check-in, we will visit Andrićgrad, a theme park dedicated to Ivo Andrić the famous writer and the only Serb who received a Noble prize. During the summer months, while the days are still long, we recommend that you take a short boat ride on the river Drina. Dinner at the hotel. Afterward, we’ll again visit Andrićgrad with its great selection of places to spend an evening, including a beer hall, wine tavern, a rakia bar, confectionery, etc.

Day 2

Breakfast at 7.30 AM. Optional visit to the Ivo Andrić Schoolroom where an interesting lecture about his life and work will be given.

Crossing back into Serbia, we’ll reach Mokra Gora village where we will step onboard the train that will take us on a narrow-gauge line known as the Šargan Eight. The name comes from the way the climb atop the hill of Šargan was mastered, full of twists, turns, 22 tunnels and, of course, great views.

After this memorable train ride, we’ll climb the hill of Mećavnik where the famed movie director Emir Kusturica has built the “Wooden Town”, or Drvengrad in Serbian. Free time for lunch.

During our journey towards Belgrade, we’ll take another break in the Ovčar Spa. We will reach Belgrade, and then Novi Sad, in late evening hours.

Note: in the case the train schedule changes, we will visit first Mećavnik and then go on the train ride. In that’s the case, we’ll have lunch at the restaurant in Mokra Gora train station or in one of the restaurants in Ovčar Banja.

Conditions for free cancellation

It is possible to cancel the trip with full reimbursement up till 5 days before the day of departure.

Notes for transport

A van or a minibus with up to 30 seats. SUPPLEMENT FOR THE DEPARTURE FROM NOVI SAD: 8€ PER PERSON

Note for accommodation

The additional cost for a single room is 15 EUR.

What’s included:

  • Accommodation in Andrićev Konak Hotel (3*) in Višegrad or the boarding house in Andrićgrad: 1/2 and 1/3 rooms, half-board (breakfast and dinner)
  • Licensed tourist guide as well as a local guide in Andrićgrad

What’s excluded:

  • Lunch at Vodeničar restaurant in Potpeće; a la card lunch from 700 RSD (prior reservation through agency needed)
  • Entry ticket to Potpeće Cave (adults 240, children 170 RSD)
  • Train ticket for the Šargan Eight railway (900 RSD, payment needed at the time of reservation in the agency)
  • Entry ticket for Drvengrad (250 RSD, payment needed at the time of reservation in the agency)
  • Individual passenger expenses

Notes on dressing

No bare shoulders or short pants in the monastery. In the case of colder weather, warm clothes are suggested during the train ride.

Notes on benefits

This program will be realized for a minimum of 25 and a maximum of 30 persons. Fewer people in the group mean better mobility and more attention from the guide. Citizens of Serbia can cross the state border with Bosnia-Herzegovina both with their passports as well as just with their ID cards.

Terms of payment

The promotional price is valid up to 15 days prior to departure. The minimal number of passengers needed is 25. In case of changes in the monetary market or a smaller number of passengers the organizer reserves the right to change the price, change the program or cancel the trip at the latest 5 days before the departure. In case a passenger cancels the cancellation rates of YUTA are applied. The trip can be paid on installments – 50% before the trip, the rest on installments according to prior agreement.