Get to know Serbia’s colorful history and discover amazing wines. This tour explores the Fruška Gora mountain and reveals some unique monasteries. Enjoy some fine wineries, as well as the compact historic town of Sremski Karlovci, known for plentiful attractions and great wineries.
Only 85 km away from Belgrade, stands Fruška Gora, also known as the “Serbian Athos” because of its monasteries. This mountain keeps historic treasures and pleasant unknown corners, such as old villages, Orthodox monasteries or excellent wineries. Our first stop is the Novo Hopovo Monastery, with its unique church spire and dome. Its interior is beautifully decorated by early 17th-century fresco paintings.
A few more minutes up the road lies Irig, a sleepy town famous for its wine production. Here, we have an opportunity to taste some of the best wines skilfully made by local experts.
Continuing on minor roads through picturesque villages, we reach the Grgeteg Monastery. Nowadays, this is a place of serenity and prayers, highly honored by local residents. Tourists flock here to see elaborate templon conceived by Serbia’s famous painter Paja Jovanović. We then visit another remarkable monastery – Krušedol, with its beautiful 16th-century fresco tombs of significant contributors to Serbian history.
Last but not least, we arrive at the picture-postcard town of Sremski Karlovci. This small baroque town was the most important spiritual and cultural center in Serbia. Sightseeing of the city where we will get to see all the important sites followed by wine tasting and lunch at the local wine cellar.
The price includes:
- Transfer by high-quality bus according to the program
- Licensed English speaking guide (or other language speaking on request)
- Entrance fee to the Krušedol Monastery
- Wine tasting and lunch in a local winery
- Optional visit to the Patriarchy Palace in Sremski Karlovci ( The most monumental building from the 19th century. Nowadays, the Residency accommodates the seat of Srem Diocese and it serves as the summer residence of the Serbian patriarch) or The Chapel of Peace (Exceptional monument built in 1817. on the site where famous Karlovci Peace Treaty had been signed between the countries of the Christian Alliance and Turkey in 1699)
- The total price depends on the size of the group/bus and optional visit to these two sites.