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Day 1 Belgrade
Arrival to Belgrade, hotel accommodation. Visit to the Ethnographic Museum Belgrade comprising numerous folklore exhibitions. Short introduction by most prominent Serbian ethnographic expert on the Serbian handwork. Traditional lunch. Afternoon visit to the workshop of handmade folklore costumes and variety of ethnographic handmade products : leather “opanci” /hand-made leather shoes, embroidery, weaving products… Traditional dinner in Skadarlija restaurant. Overnight.
Day 2 Belgrade – Manasija Monastery – Vrnjacka Banja Spa
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 Manasija Monastery and presentation on handmade jewelry. Drive on to Despotovac and lunch on the gorgeous waterfalls of Lisine. Drive to Vrnjacka Banja Spa and hotel accommodation. Traditional dinner, overnight.
Day 3 Vrnjacka Banja Spa – Guca – Ivanjica
After breakfast drive via Kraljevo to Prislonica village for break and folklore presentation on handmade wooden flutes. Drive on to Guca and cordial welcome with brass orchestra. Traditional lunch and old crafts workshop on weaving and knitting. Drive on to Ivanjica and hotel accommodation. Traditional dinner, overnight.
Day 4 Ivanjica – Zlakusa – Sirogojno
After breakfast drive to Zlakusa village and folklore performance and visit to “Terzica avlija” /Terzic’s Yard/ traditional settlement flourishing Serbian arts and customs, followed by traditional lunch. Drive via Zlatibor to “Staro Selo Sirogojno”, the open-air museum presenting traditional way of life of Zlatibor region from the 19th century. Handmade workshop conducted by local artisans of the Sirogojno Style Company whose handwork is exported throughout the world, presentation of the finest dried berries and medicinal teas with possibility of buying those unique products. Accommodation in luxurious wooden chalets of the Staro Selo Sirogojno. Traditional dinner /home-made specialties/ and overnight.
Day 5 Sirogojno – Kosjeric – Valjevo – Belgrade
After breakfast drive to Kosjeric village. Folklore performance and presentation on handwork. Traditional branch and refreshment. Drive on to Valjevo and visit to the National Museum comprising authentic Serbian exhibitions. Traditional lunch followed by the visit to the “old bazaar street” where old-crafts are exhibited and sold. Late afternoon drive to Belgrade. Evening arrival and end of program.
Price : 390 EUR Min.45 participants, 440 EUR Min.25 participants, 525 EUR Min. 15 participants
Included : luxurious coach transportation, 2 overnights in 3 stars hotel in Belgrade /double occupancy/, 1 overnight in 4 stars hotel, 1 overnight in luxurious mountain chalets, traditional meals and refreshments, visits to all exhibitions and handwork workshops with active guests’ participation, 24 hours PANACOMP support, logistics and professional guidance
Application 90 days prior departure