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Wine tour along the Danube

Day 1. Novi Sad

Arrival in Novi Sad. Accommodation in 3* hotel in city center. After a short break and rest, a sightseeing tour of Novi Sad. Wine tasting in a wine cellar.  

Day 2. Novi Sad –  Monastery Rakovac – Banoštor – Novi Sad

Breakfast. This day you will spend by visiting some of the most important and representative sights of Srem region. Departure for a visit to Rakovac Monastery, one of 16 monasteries on Fruška Gora. Journey continues to the village Banoštor, located on the slopes of Fruška Gora, close to the Danube River. We will visit a family winery where our hosts will meet us with delicious cakes from this area and where we will taste their best wines. Following a visit to one more winery. Return to Novi Sad and in the evening wine tasting with “meze” in wine cellar where you will enjoy in atmosphere of tamburitza music.

Day 3. Novi Sad – Sremski Karlovci – Belgrade

After breakfast departure to Sremski Karlovci. Sightseeing tour of Sremski Karlovci, small baroque town famous for its beautiful architecture and numerous wine cellars. During this tour you will see Orthodox church, Patriarch court, Orthodox Seminary, the fountain “Four Lions”… Visit to one of the family run wine cellars, where we will have wine and honey tasting served with snacks. Here you will try local branded aromatic wine called Bermet. Continue to two more wineries for tasting their delicious wines. Tour goes forward to Belgrade. Upon arrival in Belgrade, accommodation in a hotel. Overnight.

Day 4. Belgrade – Jagodina

Breakfast. Combined walking and panoramic sightseeing tour of Belgrade. On foot we will visit the biggest park in Belgrade – Kalemegdan park and the Kalemegdan fortress. Gorgeous view from the lookout at the confluence of the Sava and Danube and Novi Beograd is an excellent place for photographing. Next we will visit the Cathedral, Palace of Princess Ljubica, than we continue walking to the old city of Belgrade (pedestrian zone) and Knez Mihailova Street all the way to Square of Republic, up next to the National Museum and Theatre. After that, continue of the sightseeing with bus. We are proceeding in the direction of Terazije, Parliament, City Hall, Pioneer Park, towards Slavija Square. Then we will walk through the park of Karađorđe until the Temple of Saint Sava. There will be a break for a visit to the Temple of Saint Sava. Bus tour continues to Knez Milos Street, which is called the “Street of the Embassies “. After the tour of Belgrade departure to Jagodina. Upon arrival to Jagodina we will continue to nearby village for visit of two relativly new and very modern wineries. Wine tasting of some of the best wines of these regions. Return to Jagodina. Accommodation in a hotel. Overnight.

Day 5. Jagodina – Monastery Ravanica – Zaječar

After breakfast  departure to Monastery Ravanica, endowment of prince Lazar of Serbia, who was buried there after his death in the Kosovo battle. Continue of the tour to Zaječar. First we will visit the Roman complex Felix Romulina, one of the most important late Roman sites in Europe. Following is the visit to National Museum and visit to the exhibition of archaeological explorations of Felix Romuliana. Accommodation in a hotel in Zaječar.

Day 6. Zaječar –Rajačke pimnice – Kladovo

Breakfast. Departure from Zaječar to Negotin’s wine region where we will first visit Rajacke Pimnice, an unique complex of numerous wine cellars, partially dig into the ground. The „pimnice“ was built from trimmed stone and beams. The cellars are partially underground and on the ground floor are rooms where villagers live during the grape-harvest. Wine tasting of wines, such as Prokupac, Burgund, Gamay…  served along with traditional specialties. After lunch, continue to Kladovo. Accommodation in a hotel. Overnight.

 Day 7. Kladovo – Donji Milanovac – Lepenski Vir – Silver lake

After breakfast visit to Fortress Diana, located on a high cliff above the Danube River. Tour goes forward to Donji Milanovac and on the way you will ride along the Danube coast. In Donji Milanovac, we will visit „Open Air Gallery “on Djerdap Lake where we will have a break for lunch in a beautiful environment, with magnificent view on the wide Danube gorge. Gathering with the naive sculptor, the host who will tell you the story about Vlachs. Continuing of the tour along the Danube toward Lepenski Vir. It was the centre of one of the most important prehistoric cultures. At the Lepenski Vir site, the remains of religious architecture dating from 6500 to 5500 BC have been found. Departure to Silver Lake. Accommodation and overnight in a hotel.

Day 8. Silver lake – Smederevo – Krnjevo – Belgrade

Breakfast. Departure to Smederevo fortress, raised by Djuradj Brankovic in 15th century. This fortress presents one of the biggest medieval fortresses in Europe. The fortress towers and walls were demolished during World War II, but it remained preserved so today presents one of the most beautiful monuments on the Danube coast. After the tour of the fortress, we are continuing for a visit of the last winery in this tour, in the village Krnjevo. Here we will visit the wine cellar of family Radovanovic. This winery many years has developing their brand and took the production of some wines to perfection (Riesling, Chaeronea and Cabernet Sauvignon). Today this winery annual wine produce is 400 000 litters. Departure to Belgrade. Accommodation and overnight in a hotel.

Day 9. Belgrade

After breakfast, check out from the hotel. End of the program and return to your country.

PRICE ON REQUEST

Price includes:

– Licensed English speaking guide during the tour

– Accommodation on BB (2 nights in Novi Sad, 1 night in Belgrade, 1 night in Jagodina, 1 night in Zaječar, 1 night in Kladovo, 1 night at Silver Lake, 1 night in Belgrade)

– 15 x Wine tastings in wine cellars according the program

– Lunch in Rajacke pimnice (day 6)

– Dinner in Belgrade (day 8)

– Entrance fees according the program (Lepenski Vir, Felix Romuliana)

– Organisation costs

Price does not include:

– Other costs not offered by the program

– Transfer according to the program