Best of Serbia Tour / 8 days – 7 nights

Best of Serbia Tour / 8 days – 7 nights

1st day

Arrival to Nikola Tesla Airport in Belgrade. Meet and greet. Belgrade city tour by bus and walk: Belgrade Fortress on the confluence of Sava to Danube River, with medieval knights fight act (with swords, spears, bat…). Tour continues to Saint Saint Sava Temple, biggest Orthodox Christian church in the world by volume. Lunch in downtown. Transfer to hotel and check in. Welcome dinner on floating house restaurant on Sava River with view to Belgrade Fortress, with transfers.  Overnight in Belgrade.

2nd day

Breakfast at hotel. Visit to Museum of History of Yugoslavia and Mausoleum of Tito, president of Yugoslavia and leader of Movement of Non-Aligned Countries during Cold War. 90 minute of cruise on Danube and Sava River with open buffet lunch on the boat. Visit to Zemun Town, former Austro-Hungarian city, with Millennium Tower on Gardos Hill overlooking confluence of Sava to Danube and Belgrade. Overnight in Belgrade.

3rd day

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Sremski Karlovci, small baroque town, a place of conservation of Serbian culture and Serbian Orthodox Christian religion in 17th-19th century. Tour continues to Petrovaradin Fortress that is second biggest fortress in Europe, known as “Gibraltar on Danube”, built at 17th century, where we will enter the tunnels (500 meters of more than 20 kilometers of fortress tunnel network). Lunch at restaurant on Danube River, beside Petrovaradin Fortress. Sightseeing of Novi Sad City, the second biggest city in Serbia. Visit to Krusedol Monastery from early 16th century as the most important of 16 medieval monasteries built on Fruska Gora Mountain. Overnight in Belgrade.

4th day

Visit to Krusedol Monastery from early 16th century as the most important of 16 medieval monasteries built on Fruska Gora Mountain. Sightseeing of Sirmium archaeological site with well preserved Roman imperial palace. Sirmium City was one of 4 capitals of Roman Empire during period of tetrarchy in 3rd century. Visit to Zasavica nature reserve, with picturesque biodiversity mosaic of river banks, meadows, forests, rare plants and animals. Photo-safari cruise in Zasavica, and special lunch, stew made of old type of beef that was common in Serbia in 19th century. Overnight in Belgrade.

5th day

Breakfast at hotel. Short bus transfer to Viminacium archaeological site, one of the largest Roman cities from 1st century. Cruise on Danube River, from Silver Lake located just beside Danube River, with lunch at the boat. Sightseeing of Golubac Fortress, from 14th century, one of the most beautiful medieval fortresses, located on the Danube River where the Danube is widest (6,5 kilometers), and was many times destroyed and rebuilt as a border fortress between Hungary, Serbia and Turkey. Visit to Lepenski Vir archaeological site, the oldest conserved urban settlement in Europe (7000 years BC). Overnight in Belgrade.

6th day

Transfer to Topola Town, former military base of Karadjordje or ”Black George”, who led the 1st Serbian uprising against the Turks in 1804, and established Serbian Royal Dynasty of Karadjordjevic. Visit to Oplenac Hill with the complex of Serbian Royal Dynasty Karadjordjevic: Museum of King Peter the 1st and the mausoleum of Serbian Royal Dynasty of Karadjordjevic in the Church of St. George. Visit  to Royal wine cellar, and wine tasting. Lunch at restaurant that royal family uses, with Sumadija Region specialties. Visit to Avala Mountain, with 200 meter high TV tower constructed 50 years ago, destroyed at NATO bombing at 1999, and rebuilt at 2010. Elevator lift to the view-point on Avala Tower, overlooking landscape of Belgrade and central Serbia from 130 meters above mountain top. Overnight in Belgrade.

7th day

FREE DAY FOR SHOPPING AND OPTIONAL TOURS

Gala dinner in Skadarlija bohemian street with live Balkan national and international music, bohemian host actor and national folklore dance.

8th day

Breakfast at hotel. Check out. Transfer to the airport. End of services. Flight