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BELGRADE, ROYAL MAUSOLEUM OPLENAC, SAINT GEORGE CHURCH OPLENAC, STUDENICA MONASTERY, SOPOCANI MONASTERY, MORACA MONASTERY, CETINJE, KOTOR, CATHEDRAL OF ST TYPHON, BASILICA OF OUR LADY ON THE ROCKS, MARITIME MUSEUM KOTOR, DUBROVNIK CROATIA, NERETVA RIVER, POCITELJ, MOSTAR, SARAJEVO, VISEGRAD OLD BRIDGE, MECAVNIK WOODEN TOWN, SARGAN EIGHT TRAIN, TARA NATIONAL PARK, ZLATIBOR MOUNTAIN, DRINA RIVER, FRUSKA GORA NATIONAL PARK, PETROVARADIN FORTRESS, SREMSKI KARLOVCI
Day 1 Flight to Belgrade and introductory panoramic sightseeing during arrival transfer, welcome drink and accommodation. Leisure time and dinner in Skadarlija bohemian quarter. Overnight.
Day 2 After breakfast – Belgrade city tour – Kalemegdan Fortress, remarkable view to the confluence of Sava and Danube rivers, Tito’s tomb, Saint Sava Orthodox Cathedral, National Theater, Republic Square,… Lunch in down town Belgrade, leisure time. Dinner, overnight.
Day 3 After breakfast coach drive to Topola and Oplenac, visit of St. George Church, Royal Family Mausoleum. Lunch. Drive to Studenica Monastery and Studenica Monastery Complex tour /Church of the Virgin Mary, the King’s Church, St. Nicola’s Church, the Treasury/. Accommodation in the Monastery dormitory /3 stars hotel quality of accommodation, special regime of behavior/, traditional dinner in dinning room the monastery located inside the magnificent holy place full of tranquility and peace. Overnight .
Day 4 After breakfast drive through the mountainous landscape, along the King’s/ Lilac Valley, the ancient road built during the rule of Nemanya Dynasty, passing Raska where the Serbian Medieval state was maintained between the 11th and 14th century. Tour of the ecclesiastical complex of Sopocani Monastery, built in 13th century, whose frescoes are considered to be the masterpiece of European fresco painting of the time. Drive by the magic mountains of Montenegro scenery to Rozaje and traditional lunch while admiring the natural beauties and calmness in fresh air. Accommodation in Kolasin hotel, in the hart of magic scenery. Wellness and relaxing possibilities in the Wellness Center. Traditional organic dinner in restaurant, overnight.
Day 5 After breakfast visit to the Moraca Monastery /13th century/ located on Moraca River. Drive through Podgorica to Cetinje and tour of Cetinje Monastery, The King’s Nikola Castle, Museum. Lunch. Drive by narrow roads to Becici while enjoying the magnificent view from Montenegro mountain peaks approaching the beautiful coast, photo stop at St. Stefan. Hotel accommodation in Bečici, dinner in Budva old town. Overnight.
Day 6 After breakfast drive to Kotor – town Museum and sightseeing tour / Cathedral of St. Tryphon, the Maritime Museum, the main square/. Boat ride to the Basilica of Our Lady on the Rocks, located on the picturesque island in the magnificent Kotor Bay. Fish lunch in traditional restaurant with unique atmosphere. Drive to Dubrovnik and hotel accommodation. Dinner in Dubrovnik traditional restaurant within city walls. Overnight.
Day 7 After breakfast – Dubrovnik tour – the Sponza Palace, Orlando Monument, Stradun. Lunch, shopping and short leisure time. Drive to Mostar, passing along the beautiful Adriatic coast and Neretva River delta. Short stop-over in Pocitelj and visit to the mosque and Oriental architecture of the old quarter. Accommodation in Mostar hotel. Traditional dinner in thr restaurant on the Neretva River bank. Overnight.
Day 8 After breakfast – Mostar tour – the newly rebuilt bridge over Neretva River, the old town, traditional handwork and filigree exhibition. Short leisure time, shopping and traditional branch / Bosnia kebab grilled meat/. Drive to Sarajevo and sightseeing tour: the old down town with preserved crafts and oriental architecture. Hotel accommodation. Traditional dinner in Bascarsija, the old part of the town – traditional Bosnian meals. Overnight.
Day 9 After breakfast drive to Visegrad /photo stop at the famous Visegrad Old Bridge bordering Serbia/. Visit to the traditional settlement of Wooden Town, founded by famous Emir Kusturica on Mecavnik Hill. Traditional welcome drink and lunch. Train ride by “Sargan Eight”, the narrowest rail-gouge in Europe /duration approximately 2,5 hours through magnificent nature of Tara National Park, thick forests and 16 km of curves and tunnels connecting altitude to the Mokra Gora Mountain peak/. Drive to Zlatibor Mountain and hotel accommodation. Traditional dinner. Overnight.
Day 10 After breakfast drive along the Drina River, passing the scenic landscape. Border crossing to Bosnia and lunch in magnificent traditional settlement of “Stanisici” in Bijeljina. Drive across the Fruska Gora Mountain to Novi Sad. Visit to Petrovaradin Fortress known as “the Gibraltar on the Danube” and Novi Sad city tour. Accommodation in hotel, dinner, overnight.
Day 11 After breakfast drive to Sremski Karlovci, the spiritual and cultural center of Serbs. Short walk through the town center with impressive baroque architecture and beautiful fountain. Visit to the Honey Museum, wine and honey tasting, traditional brunch in authentic wine cellar. Drive to Belgrade Airport “Nikola Tesla” and departure flight. End of program.
PRICE: 1250 EUR Minimum 12 participants, 1450 EUR Minimum 6 participants
Single Supplement 380 EUR
Included : luxurious coach transportation, 4 and 5 stars hotel accommodation – double occupancy with breakfast, meals as per program, sightseeing tours including entrance fees in Belgrade, Oplenac, Mecavnik, Novi Sad, boat ride in Kotor Bay, Sargan train ride in Mokra Gora, honey and wine tasting, 24 hours PANACOMP support, logistics and professional guidance
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