Best of Serbia Tour – 7 days
Assembly of the City of Belgrade
Church of St. George
Rock Sculpture of Decebalus
Arrival to Nikola Tesla Airport in Belgrade. Meet and greet. Belgrade city tour by drive and walk: Belgrade Fortress on the confluence of the Sava to Danube River. Visit tennis courts where tennis player Novak Djokovic trained as a kid. Tour continues to Saint Sava Temple, biggest Orthodox Christian church in the world by volume. Visit Museum of History of Yugoslavia and Mausoleum of Tito, president of Yugoslavia and leader of Movement of Non-Aligned Countries during Cold War. Transfer to hotel and check-in. Overnight in Belgrade.
Breakfast at the hotel. Serbia tour continues to Sremski Karlovci, small baroque town, a place of conservation of Serbian culture and Serbian Orthodox Christian religion in the 17th-19th century, with sightseeing of downtown, visit Bee-keeping Museum and wine tasting in one of the wine cellars that are very common on this area. Tour continues to Petrovaradin Fortress that is a second biggest fortress in Europe, known as “Gibraltar on the Danube”, built at the 17th century, where we will enter the tunnels (500 meters of more than 20 kilometers of fortress tunnel network). Lunch in a restaurant on Danube River, beside Petrovaradin Fortress. Sightseeing of Novi Sad City, the second biggest city in Serbia. Visit Krusedol Monastery from the early 16th century as the most important of 16 medieval monasteries built on Fruska Gora Mountain. Overnight in Belgrade.
Breakfast at the hotel. Short bus transfer to Smederevo Fortress, the biggest lowland fortress of Europe, built at 15th century on Danube River. We will then have a short drive to Viminacium archaeological site, one of the largest Roman cities from the 1st century. Lunch at Silver Lake, located just beside Danube River. Sightseeing of Golubac Fortress, from the 14th century, one of the most beautiful medieval fortresses, located on Danube River where it is widest (6,5 kilometers), and was many times destroyed and rebuilt as a border fortress between Hungary, Serbia, and Turkey. Overnight in Donji Milanovac Town on the Danube.
The 4th day in Serbia tour starts with Breakfast at the hotel. 3-hour cruise on Danube River, along Djerdap Gorge, the longest (100 kilometers long) and deepest (92 meters) gorge in Europe where Danube River is the most beautiful. The oldest European urban settlements dated 10.000 years ago were spread around Djerdap Gorge and Djerdap National Park that was established to protect this cultural and natural pearl of Europe. During the cruise we will see Djerdap 1 Hydroelectric Power Plant, built at 1970’s as the largest dam on the Danube River and one of the largest hydropower plants in Europe (also known as the Iron Gate), the remains of Trajan’s Bridge (1127 meter long stone bridge that Roman Emperor Trajan built at the 2nd century), follows the largest European 55 meter high rock sculpture depicting Decebal the last king of Dacia in early 2nd century. Lunch on Danube River bank. Visit the Lepenski Vir archaeological site, the oldest conserved urban settlement in Europe (7000 years BC). Transfer to Srebrno Jezero (Silver Lake). Overnight on Silver Lake.
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Nature History Center of Serbia in Svilajnac Town, with an exhibition dedicated to dinosaurs, Ice Age animals, world wildlife and geology, with experts from the Natural History Museum in Belgrade, the Faculty of Mining and Geology in Belgrade as curators. Visit 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. A visit to Royal wine cellar, and wine tasting. Lunch at a restaurant that the royal family uses, with Sumadija Region specialties. Visit Avala Mountain, with 200 meters 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 the landscape of Belgrade and central Serbia from 130 meters above the mountain top. Gala dinner in Skadarlija bohemian street with live Balkan national and international music. Overnight in Belgrade.
Breakfast at the hotel. After, you have transferred to one of the biggest shopping centers on Balkan in Indjija. Free time. Overnight in Belgrade.
Breakfast at the hotel. FREE TIME. Check out. Transfer to the airport. End of Serbia tour. Flight
– All transfers (Mercedes E class or Mercedes Vito van) with included gasoline, all tolls, parking
– Tour guide in the English language including accommodation and meals
– All entrances to sites and national parks (11), cruises (1), wine tasting (1) and other tours
– 4 overnights in 4* hotel in Belgrade, 1 in 3* hotel in Donji Milanovac Town, 1 in 3* hotel on Silver Lake), with breakfast and city tax included
– 6 lunches in selected restaurants
– 1 dinner in a selected restaurant
– Visa arrangement
– Drinks during lunch or dinner
– Optional tours or additional activities accommodation and meals
– Tips for tour guide/waiters/ hotel