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Day 1 Belgrade arrival
Arrival to Belgrade, hotel accommodation. Visit to the Ethnographic Museum Belgrade comprising numerous folklore collections. Introduction by most prominent Serbian ethnographic experts on the Serbian handwork traditions. Lunch. Afternoon visit to the workshop of handmade Serbian folklore costumes and variety of authentic ethnographic products : leather “opanci” /hand-made leather shoes, embroidery, weaving products… Traditional dinner in Skadarlija restaurant. Overnight.
Day 2 Belgrade – Moravski konaci – Rtanj Mountain
After breakfast drive along highway to Velika Plana and visit to the Moravski konaci traditional settlement presenting authentic Serbian customs and old-crafts. Folklore performance and refreshment. Drive on to Rtanj Mountain and hotel accommodation. Presentation on handwork. Traditional dinner, overnight.
Day 3 Rtanj Mt – Soko Banja Spa – Nis
After breakfast drive along beautiful mountain slopes to Soko Banja Spa and visit to “ADONIS COMPANY”, the best expert on medicinal herbs and teas in Serbia. Short lecture on life quality when medicinal herbs used. Refreshment. Traditional lunch in the restaurant on the river with presentation on the water-mill. Drive on to Knjazevac and visit to the Memorial Museum followed by folklore performance. Big traditional dinner in Svrljig and hotel accommodation and overnight in Nis.
Day 4 Nis – Sicevo Gorge – Ponisavlje Museum – Pirot
After breakfast drive through gorgeous Sicevo Gorge along Nisava River to Pirot the town of handmade carpets and rugs. Traditional lunch and half-day workshop with local weavers in most prominent handmade rugs. Visit to the Museum of Ponisavlje with large exhibitions of thousand handmade socks with impressive motifs. Handwoven carpets workshop visit and presentation of hand weaving. Hotel/apartments accommodation. Traditional dinner /Serbian rostilj – grilled meat/ and overnight.
Day 5 Pirot – Vrnjacka Banja Spa
After breakfast drive to Vrnjacka Banja Spa with stopover in Ljubostinja Monastery for exhibition of handworks embroidered by nuns. Hotel accommodation in Vrnjacka Banja Spa and visit to the Ethno-designed manufactures – cloths production and handmade leather shoes shopping exhibition /opanci/. Traditional dinner, overnight.
Day 6 Vrnjacka Banja Spa – Cacak – Belgrade
After breakfast drive via Cacak to the authentic rural household in Grabovica village. Traditional exhibition on handmade artifacts / weaving, glass hand-painting, knitting…/ Traditional lunch. Late afternoon drive to Belgrade. Evening arrival and end of program.
Price per person – twin/double sharing : 520 EUR Minimum : 45 participants
Included : luxurious coach transportation, 5 overnights in 3 stars hotels/apartments, /double occupancy/, traditional meals and refreshments, visits to handwork workshops with active guests’ participation, 24 hours PANACOMP support, logistics and professional guidance.
Application Deadline 30 days prior departure