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Departure 19 – 24 July 2017
The best way to explore a foreign country is to meet locals and their customs and habits. Going sightseeing and enjoying the beautiful landscape shouldn’t be enough. It’s necessary to taste authentic traditional specialities, food and drinks, hear traditional music and take a part in traditional celebrations in order to feel the true spirit of the people. Those rakija tours allow you exactly to experience traditional Serbian way of life and realize why it is the unforgettable experience…
Day 1 Arrival to Belgrade Airport, transfer to centrally located Belgrade hotel and check in. Introductory panoramic sightseeing tour of Belgrade. Walking tour of Belgrade with welcome drink at the Rakija Bar. Overnight.
Day 2 After breakfast drive along the beautiful gentle slopes of Shumadija – Central Serbia direction Valjevo and Divcibare Mountain. Break for refreshment and tasting of delicious homemade cherry rakija at the rural tourist household in tiny Podbukovi village, in the heart of untouched nature. Continue to Kosjeric and break for visit to the Zaric Destillery – the largest producer of fruit brandies with geographic origin, awarded with numerous prizes for quality of rakija products. Tasting of finest rakijas – brandies of Zaric destillery, followed with traditional lunch. Continue direction Zlatibor Mountain and accommodation in the rural tourist vacation complex of Lazarevi konaci in Kacer village. Cordial welcome with delicious homemade rakija and slatko. Traditional dinner, overnight.
Day 3 After breakfast full day excursion which includes presentation the finest brands of Serbia – rakija, malina and prsuta /brandy, raspberry and smoked ham/. First we visit the Staro Selo Sirogojno Open air Museum which reconstructs the authentic way of life of Dinaric highlanders from the 19th cenutry. Traditional brunch with interactive culinary course /preparing kacamak with wooden spoons adding kaymak and young cheese – corn meal, hominy/. Continue to the picturesque Musvete village and visit to the most famous smoke house in the region, which produces smoked delicacies. Tasting of delicious smoked products and rakija and wines, with brass orchestra entertainment. Return to the Lazarevi konaci, light dinner, overnight.
Day 4 After breakfast drive direction Arilje – “the Raspberry Metropolis” and visit to the Saint Achilles church, featuring beautiful well preserved frescoes. Continue to the original rural tourist household in Mirosaljci village and cordial welcome by wonderful locals who produces highest quality rakijas, natural raspberry juices and runs workshop for traditional costumes. Big traditional lunch including the renown raspberry cake, followed with dressing up traditional Serbian costumes. Continue direction Belgrade with break in the rural tourist household in Grabovica village, famous for excellent plum and cherry rakijas – sljivovica and visnjevaca. Tasting. Drive on to Belgrade and hotel accommodation. Farewell rakija party. Overnight.
Day 5 After breakfast free time until transfer to Belgrade Airport, departure flight and end of program and services.
PRICE : 545 EUR Minimum 6 participants, 435 EUR Minimum 12 participants, 395 EUR Minimum 20 participants /double occupancy/
Included : transportation with AC high class tourist bus, 2 nights with breakfast in 3 stars Belgrade hotel, introductory Belgrade panoramic and walking tour, welcome drink at the Rakija Bar Belgrade, refreshment and tasting of delicious homemade cherry rakija at the rural tourist household in Podbukovi village, visit to the Zaric Destillery with 5 sorts of rakijas and lunch, 2 half boards at Lazarevi konaci rural tourist vacation complex, entrance fee for the Staro Selo Sirogojno Open air Museum with traditional brunch, visit to the Musvete Smoke House with tasting of smoked delicacies and rakija and wine, big traditional lunch in Arilje rural tourist household with rakija tasting presentation of workshop of Serbian traditional costumes, rakija tasting in Grabovica village rural tourist household, farewell Rakija Party, Panacomp Wonderland Travel Logistics and professional guidance