VIMINACIUM ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE – GOLUBAC FORTRESS – DJERDAP NATIONAL PARK – LEPENSKI VIR ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE – BUKOVO MONASTERY – RAJAČKE PIMNICE-RAJAC WINERIES – FELIX ROMULIANA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE – RAVANICA MONASTERY – LAZARICA CHURCH – VRNJAČKA BANJA SPA – LJUBOSTINJA MONASTERY – ŽIČA MONASTERY – STUDENICA MONASTERY – GOLIJA STUDENICA BIOSPHERE RESERVE – SAINT ACHILLES CHURCH ARILJE – TERZIĆA AVLIJA TRADITIONAL SETTLEMENT ZLAKUSA VILLAGE – OVČAR KABLAR GORGE – ROYAL MAUSOLEUM OPLENAC
Day 1 Morning departure from Belgrade and drive to Viminacium Archaeological site. Sightseeing of the former Roman military camp and Roman lunch, followed by tasting of red wine from ancient amphoras. Drive on to Golubac Fortress, one of the most beautiful fortresses on the Danube course and photo shooting. Drive through the stunning Djerdap Iron Gate Gorge and sightseeing of the spectacular Lepenski Vir Prehistoric Archaeological site including touring its newly reconstructed Museum and excavations dating 10000 years ago. Continue to Kladovo and 4 stars hotel accommodation. Traditional dinner. Overnight.
Day 2 After breakfast drive along the Roman road to Negotin and visit to the Bukovo Monastery, famous for vast vineyards and wine tasting. Drive on via Negotin to Rajacke Pimnice – Rajac Wineries, the unique architectural treasury of preserved wine cellars which maintain traditional way of wine production and varnicular architecture from the 18th century. Wine tasting in authentic wine cellars and talks to the producers, followed by big rustic traditional lunch. Continue to Zajecar Museum and the Imperial Palace of Emperor Galerius at the Roman site of Felix Romuliana, UNESCO Heritage site and sightseeing. Continue to Brestovacka Banja Spa for refreshment. Hotel accommodation in beautiful Rtanj Mountain luxurious hotel-tourist complex, situated in intact nature. Big traditional dinner, overnight. Optional wellness program.
Day 3 After breakfast drive to Ravanica Monastery, 15th century, one of the best examples of the Morava Architecture school where relics of St Prince Lazar are kept and sightseeing. Continue to Krusevac and touring the Lazarica Church, 15th century. Big traditional lunch. Continue to Aleksandrovac, one of the best wine growing areas in Serbia and visit to the authentic winery followed by wine tasting in original wine cellar and talks with wine producers. Continue to Vrnjacka Banja Spa, the most famous spa in Serbia and hotel accommodaiton. Traditional dinner, overnight. Walk along the beautiful park of the Vrnjacka Banja Spa. Optional wellness program.
Day 4 After breakfast sightseeing of Ljubostinja Monastery, 15th century, where Prince Lazar and Princess Milica met and fall in love. Continue to Kraljevo and tour of Zica Monastery, 13th century, where 7 Serbian Medieval Kings were crowned. Continue along the beautiful Ibar River Gorge and stopever by the Maglic Medieval Fortress. Big traditional lunch /beef backed in ceramic pot/ and photoshooting. Continue to Studenica Monastery, the most prominent Serbian Monastery and accommodation in Monastery Dormitory. Sightseeing of the Studenica Medieval complex. Monastic or traditional dinner, overnight.
Day 5 After breakfast drive along the intact nature of Studenica River Valley and the Studenica-Golija Biosphere Reserve, UNESCO Natural Heritage Site via Pridvorica Monastery to Ivanjica, charming town in central Serbia. Break for break with refreshment in the restaurant overlooking the breathtaking Moravica River Waterfalls. Continue to Arilje, the capital of raspberry and big traditional lunch with in authentic rural household, famous for raspberry growing and export. Talks to producers. Visit to the Saint Achilles Church, 13th century. Continue to Zlakusa village, known for numerous workshops of hand-making pottery manufacture. Accommodaiton in Terzica avlija Traditional complex luxurious rustic apartments. Folklore performance and presentation of hand-making pottery. Traditional dinner, overnight.
Day 6 After breakfast drive to Ovcar-Kablar Gorge Park of Nature, known for its preserved nature and 10 Medieval Monasteries scattered along the left bank of the beautiful Zapadna Morava River. Visit to Nikolje – Saint Nicholas Monastery. Continue along Ibar magistrala and via Rudnik Mountain and visit to one of the best winery-wine producers of the region, with long tradition in grape growing. Big traditional lunch, followed by delicious wines tasting. Visit to the Oplenac Royal Mausoleum and the Saint George Church, featuring wonderful mosaics. Drive to Belgrade and hotel accommodation. Dinner in famous Skadarlija bohemian quarter with live music. Overnight.
Day 7 After breakfast Belgrade city tour – National Theater, Republic Square, Saint Sava Orthodox Cathedral, Kalemegdan Fortress, Knez Mihajlova pedestrian zone-shopping Street. … Time at leisure for individual program. Farewell dinner in the boat-restaurant. Overnight.
Day 8 After breakfast free time until transfer to Belgrade Airport. Departure flight and end of program.
PRICE : 825 EUR Minimum 15 participants, 775 EUR Minimum 20 participants
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT : 195 EUR
Included : transportation with luxurious tourist coach, entrance fee with Roman lunch at Viminacium archaeological site, Lepenski Vir Archaeological site entrance fee, 1 night with half-board in 4 stars Kladovo hotel, wine tasting and big traditional lunch in Rajacke Pimnice wine cellars, entrance fee for the Zajecar Museum and the Felix Romuliana Archaeological site, 1 night with half-board in 3+ stars Rtanj Hotel, big traditional lunch in Krusevac, wine tasting in Aleksandrovac winery, 1 night with halfboard in Vrnjacka Banja 4 stars hotel, big traditional lunch, 1 night with half-board in Studenica Monastery Dormitory /double rooms with facilities/, refreshment in Ivanjica restaurant, big traditional lunch in rural household in Arilje, 1 night with half-board in Terzica avlija traditional settlement in Zlakusa village, folklore performance, presentation of hand-making pottery, refreshment in Ovcar-Kablar Gorge, wine tasting in Oplenac Winery, big traditional lunch, entrance fee for Oplenac Royal Mausoleum, 2 nights with breakfast in 4 stars Belgrade hotel, 2 traditional dinners in Belgrade with live music, PANACOMP Logistics, support and professional English-speaking guidance
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