Being positioned on the crossroad between East and West, Serbia has witnessed a pretty turbulent history. The country on the highland Balkans had too many rulers who had left visible traces behind. This tour takes you on a historical journey through the most beautiful parts of Serbia during which you’d visit remnants of the Nemanjic Dynasty who established Serbian Medieval State, the Karadjordjevic Dynasty and the Obrenovic Dynasty who were successfully fighting against the Ottoman Empire, and finally, Tito’s years of Communism which lasted five decades…
Belgrade, Nikola Tesla Airport (D) (approx. 30 km)
Arrival to Belgrade. Gathering and accommodation in the hotel. A guided walk tour from the Kalemegdan Fortress, where fundaments of ancient Belgrade were set, towards Knez Mihailo’s Street, the main pedestrian zone. In the evening, dinner in a restaurant in the bohemian quarter of Skadarlija where many Serbian celebrities used to dine. Overnight in the hotel in Belgrade.
Belgrade (BD) (approx. 30 km)
After breakfast, a sightseeing bus tour during which buildings from the period of Monarchy till the Communist rule times will be seen: the Parliament House, the White Court (the Karadjordjevic Royal Residence), the Flowers House (Tito’s resting place) and the Temple of Saint Sava. Free time. Evening boat ride with dinner on the Sava and Danube River. Overnight in the hotel in Belgrade.
Belgrade – Novi Sad – Sremski Karlovci – Belgrade (BD) (approx. 150 km)
After breakfast, on the way to Novi Sad, you’ll first visit the Monastery of Krusedol in which King Milan Obrenovic and Patriarch Arsenije III Carnojevic were buried, then we’ll take you to picturesque Sremski Karlovci, a town which played an important role in the history of the Serbs in the Habsburg Monarchy. Later, we’ll take you to wine degustation in one of the famous wine cellars, and, finally, you’ll visit Novi Sad, the political, cultural, and commercial center of the Province of Vojvodina. Visiting Underground Military Galery at the famous Petrovaradin Fortress where you’ll see the dungeon where Marshal Tito was kept during WWI. Return to Belgrade in the late afternoon. Free time. Dinner in a restaurant in the center of Belgrade. Overnight in the hotel.
Belgrade – Topola – Oplenac – Takovo – Kragujevac (BL) (approx. 175 km)
After breakfast, we’ll take you to Topola and Takovo, small towns in the heart of Serbia where you’ll hear stories about the history of the Dynasties of Karadjordjevic and Obrenovic who fought against the five centuries-long reigns of the Ottomans and contributed to the formation of statehood of Serbia. Lunch in an authentic household near Oplenac. Overnight in a hotel in Kragujevac.
Kragujevac (BD) (approx. 25 km)
After breakfast, we’ll take you to the Memorial Complex of Sumarice dedicated to executed students of the Kragujevac Grammar School during WWII. Later, we’ll take you to Radovanjski Grove where the founder of the Karadjordjevci Dynasty, Karadjordje Petrovic, was brutally murdered. Dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in a hotel.
Kragujevac – Krusevac – Studenica – Zica – Vrnjacka Spa (BL) (approx. 170 km)
After breakfast, we’ll take you to Krusevac, a city that was the capital of Medieval Serbia and a throne place of the Lazarevic Dynasty. Then, we’ll take you to visit the Studenica Monastery. After having lunch in a local restaurant, we’re taking you to the Zicha Monastery where you’ll find out about the history of the Nemanjic Dynasty. Overnight in a hotel in Vrnjacka Spa.
Vrnjacka Spa – Uzice – Potpec Cave – Sargan Eight – Zlatibor (BD) (approx. 140 km)
After breakfast, we’ll take to Užice, a city famous for the Užice Republic that was actually the first liberated territory in Europe in WW2. The next stop is the Potpec Cave which entrance shaped like a giant horseshoe is a real work of nature. Afterward, we’ll take you to the Memorial Complex of Kadinjaca, a place dedicated to the partisans’ squad who had fallen fighting against the Germans in WW2. Later, we’ll take you to an enjoyable ride by the steam-powered train that will take you through the breathtaking countryside of the Zlatibor and Tara mountains. The train is called “Sargan Eight” due to a number eight shaped narrow rails. After the ride, we’ll take you to a local restaurant for a delicious dinner. Overnight in a hotel in Zlatibor.
Zlatibor – Sirogojno – Belgrade (BL) (approx. 180 km)
After breakfast, we’ll take to the traditional Serbian villages Sirogojno and Mackat, famous for the open-air museum and production of cheese and smoked ham. Lunch in a local restaurant. Departure to Belgrade and transfer to the airport. The end of the program.
Price on request
Transfers according to the program
3 BB hotel 4* in Belgrade, 2 BB hotel 3* in Kragujevac, 1 BB hotel 4* in Vrnjacka Spa, 1 BB in hotel 4* on Zlatibor Mountain
3 x lunches (day 4, day 6 and day 8 )
5 x dinners (day 1 with folklore program, day 2, day 3, day 5, day 7)
Entrance tickets (White Court, Tito’s mausoleum, wine tasting in Sremski Karlovci, Petrovaradin Fortress and Underground Military Galleries, Memorial complex of Karadjordjevic Royal Family, Potpeć cave, Mackat, Sargan Eight, an open-air museum in Sirogojno)
Price does not include:
Flight to/from Belgrade
Other costs not mentioned in the program