DAY 1 BELGRADE ARRIVAL
at Belgrade Airport at 12.10. Meet and greet by a travel agency representative.
Transfer to hotel in Belgrade centre. Check-in and short time for refreshment.
first Belgrade afternoon is perfect for a pleasant walking tour to the Republic
Square, the heart of the capital, which hosts the city’s most prestigious
cultural institutions like the National Museum and the National Theatre. Along
the most famous pedestrian street – Knez Mihajlova – will reach the oldest part
of Belgrade – Kalemegdan with its Park from where a spectacular view extends to
the confluence of Sava River into Danube River. You will definitely enjoy the
stories from the past of this stunning city and then enjoy a coffee break along
the Danube shore – in one of the popular Beton hala coffee bars. Return
to the hotel. Dinner.
DAY 2 BELGRADE
After breakfast we will visit the famous Belgrade
Bajrakli Mosque for pray (depending on the time of prayer). After
prayer will continue to explore Belgrade by bus sightseeing during which the
most significant sights of the city as Serbian National Parliament, Old and New
Royal Palaces, Terazije Square and many more will be seen. Lunch and
coffee break in one of the restaurants situated along the famous Ada Ciganlija
(Belgrade sea) (OPTIONAL).
highlight of this tour are definitely Museum of Yugoslavia and the House of
Flowers – the last resting
place of Josip Broz Tito, a leader of the second Yugoslavia. Here you will get
familiar with how life was in the period of Socialist Yugoslavia and get to
know more about the life and work of Yugoslavia’s former president Josip Broz
At the end of the tour, we will
visit one of Belgrade’s landmarks – St. Sava Temple, one of the largest
Orthodox churches in the world. Its 27-metre high and 4,000 tons’ weighty dome can be seen from every
part of the city.
Return to hotel. Leisure time.
DAY 3 KRUŠEDOL/ SREMSKI
KARLOVCI/ NOVI SAD
Departure from Belgrade at 9am. On the way to our first stop in Monastery Krušedol,
you will enjoy the colourful landscapes of the Pannonian Plain whilst listening
stories about the turbulent history of this area. Once
reached Fruška Gora region, we will visit the most important
of total 16 medieval Orthodox monasteries nested in this region, the famous
Serb Orthodox Monastery of Krušedol. Established
in the early 16th century by the last dynasty of medieval
Serbia, the Branković family, for centuries it served as a burial church for
the most illustrious Serbs of the Habsburg Empire - patriarchs, dukes and even
an exiled king. Inside the monastery church you will see a stunning late medieval iconostasis and
beautiful frescoes but,
most what is even more important, experience the feeling of past times and of
Orthodox Christian monasticism.
stop, just a few minutes away from Krusedol Monastery, is a small historic town
Sremski Karlovci known for
its baroque churches and excellent wine. Today quiet and provincial, for over
two centuries the town has been an unofficial capital of Serbs in the Habsburg
Empire and as a result the town centre boasts several nice palaces and
churches, including the Four Lion Fountain, the Karlovci Gymnasium, town hall,
Roman Catholic Church, the Serbian Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas and more.
Museum of Honey and Bee-keeping visit including tasting of
one of the best honey and honey products in Serbia and region as well as local cheese, olives
and bread tasting. Just a
few minutes’ drive away from Sremski Karlovci we will reach the famous Petrovaradin Fortress, one of the largest strongholds
in Europe still preserved and called "Gibraltar on the Danube”. Built by the Austrian Empire during the 17th
and 18th centuries, this fortress played a significant role in
defending the middle European countries from Ottoman attacks. Leisure time to enjoy
breath-taking views over the river and Novi Sad.
last sight today is Novi Sad. It is the second largest city in Serbia and
thanks to its typical Central European appearance and proud history of being a
cultural and intellectual centre in the Austro-Hungarian Empire it was given a nickname
- the Serbian Athens. Today it hosts
the largest south-east Europe's music festival – EXIT of a global reputation.
Square of Liberty will be our starting point to explore Novi Sad as it is
surrounded by some of the prettiest as well as the most important buildings of
this town - the imposing Catholic
church, the grandiose City Hall, the Iron Man Building, historical hotels Meyer
and Vojvodina – who will tell you stories about the past and present of this
walking along famous streets Zmaj Jovina and Dunavska you will have the feeling
of being back in the 18th and 19th centuries, admiring
architecture of that time as well as endless rows of cafes and restaurants. Leisure
time for lunch and shopping. Return to
DAY 4 BELGRADE
Today is a Royal Day as we will visit Royal
Palaces and get introduced to Karađorđević dynasty and the period when
former Yugoslavia was a kingdom ruled by two dynasties. Let us teach you some
interesting facts about that part of Serbian history, art and culture. Our
next stop is the famous Avala mountain,
one of Belgrade’s most popular green escapes but also habitat to numerous birds
and animal species, situate just some 20 km from the city centre. Before
the Avala Tower built in 1960s as a TV tower and the largest concrete structure
and the tallest structure in the entire Balkans, we will just stop and visit
the Monument to the Unknown Hero, built-in 1930 by world-famous sculptor Ivan Meštrović,
chosen by Aleksandar I, King of Yugoslavia to be his favourite artist. During
the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999, the Avala Tower was bombed and completely
destroyed but then reconstructed according to the same plans and reopened for
two elevators will take us to a 123 metres high viewpoint where you will remain
breathless and speechless to enjoy the Central Serbian province of Šumadija and
the entire Belgrade, including the two rivers' confluence and the Vojvodina
Lunch in one of traditional Serbian restaurants (OPTIONAL).
Return to Belgrade.
Leisure time. Overnight.
OPTIONAL TOUR – Belgrade River Cruise
DAY 5 BELGRADE DEPARTURE
Breakfast. Leisure time until departure.
Transfer to Belgrade Airport and check-in for your flight.