Serbia Kaleidoscope

Serbia Kaleidoscope

Extraordinary rich cultural tour to Serbia visiting most amazing historical and cultural sites

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 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 vernicular 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 magic Rtanj Mountain and accommodation in luxurious hotel-tourist complex, situated in intact nature. Big traditional dinner, overnight. Optional wellness program.

Day 3 After breakfast drive along the intact nature of East Serbia and breathaking Tupižnica Mountain to the leading farmer who breeds well-known mountain sheep on his rural household and estate in Vlasko Polje hamlet. Presentation of sheep sheering and wool processing up to the making of wool souvenirs before clients. Introduction to natural herbal teas and original medicinal tictures made of herbs and plants collected on the slopes of the surrounding mountains that are widely used in medicinal treatments. Big traditional lunch at the farm – roasted lamb. Continue along beautiful slopes of Tupižnica Mountain to Ravna Archaeological Site – Timacum Minus and sightseeing of Lapidarium and remains of the Roman palaces, containing the ethnographic exhibition and wonderful examples of the well-preserved vernicular architecture from the 19th century. Drive on to Stara Planina Park of nature and accommodation in brand new 4 stars hotel. Traditional dinner, overnight.

Day 4 After breafkast walk along beautiful fragrant meadows of Stara Planina Mountain-Park of Nature while enjoying magnificent vistas of outstanding natural environment featuring flocks of semi-wild horses and sheep. Drive to Balta Berilovac village and visit to the rural household-boarding house which provides tourist services to nature lovers and skiers. Folklore performance with famous and authentic way of singing, shepherd games and presentation of big-pipe and double flute playing and traditional kolo dance dancing in open air. Talks with local hosts and tasting of natural honey and well-known cheese of Stara Planina. Authentic Stara Planina homemade specialties for lunch. Afternoon drive via Svrljig to Niš and hotel accommodation. Traditional dinner, overnight.

Day 5 After breakfast sightseeing of Mediana Archaeological Site – the former summer residence of Emperor Constantine the Great featuring wonderful mosaics. Drive on direction Prolom-Lukovska Banja Spa and visit to the Djavolja Varos Natural Landmark situated in intact nature. Accommodation in brand new Lukovska Banja Spa resort hotel. Traditional dinner, overnight. Optional wellness program.

Day 6 After breakfast drive to Kuršumlija and tour of Saint Nicholas Church, 12th century, one of the oldest Medieval endowments of Stefan Nemanja built in Byzantine style of architecture. Continue to Aleksandrovac, one of the best wine growing areas in Serbia and visit to the authentic winery followed by wine tasting with brunch in original wine cellar and talks with wine producers. Traditional brunch. 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 7 After breakfast sightseeing of Ljubostinja Monastery, the 14th century, where Serbian Meideval 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 8 After breakfast drive along the intact nature of Studenica River Valley and the Studenica- Golija Biosphere Reserve, UNESCO Heritage Site to Ivanjica, charming town in central Serbia. Continue to gorgeous Zlatar Lake and Uvac Special Nature Reserve – the largest natural habitat of griffin vultures in the Balkans. Stop over for observation and photo shooting at the edge of the Uvac Canyon. Boat ride along the Zlatar Lake while enjoying majestic intact nature of the Nature Reserve. Big traditional lunch in rural – highlander household House on the Griffin Vulture Cliff producing buckwheat. Talks to hosts and introduction to traditional way of highlanders life. Afternoon drive to Zlatibor Mountain – the most famous mountainous tourist resort in Serbia. Hotel accommodation. Traditional dinner, overnight. Optional wellness program.

Day 9 After breakfast drive to Staro Selo Sirogojno Open Air Museum representing authentic way of life of Zlatibor area from the 19th century. Tour of the exhibition with presentation. Visit to the Sirogojno Company – leading producer and exporter of exquisite dried fruits – berries, and manufacture of world-known hand-knitted woolen sweaters. Big traditional lunch – homemade food of Zlatibor region. Afternoon drive to Mecavnik Wooden Town – traditional settlement and Film Academy established by world-known Film Director Emir Kusturica. Accommodaiton in luxurious wooden apartments. Tour of the Wooden Town and short film projection. Traditional dinner, overnight.

Day 10 After breakfast Sargan Eigth Train ride lasting ca 2,5 hours along gorgeous slopes of Tara Mountain-National Park. Drive to Zlakusa village, known for numerous workshops of hand-making pottery manufacture. Big traditional lunch in Terzica avlija Traditional complex – Ethno Park. Folklore performance and presentation of hand-making pottery. Continue 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. Hotel accommodation. Traditional dinner, overnight. Optional wellness program.

Day 11 After breakfast drive 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 tasting of delicious wines. 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 12 After breakfast drive along beautiful slopes of Fruska Gora Mountain-National Park to Novi Sad, the capital of Vojvodina. Break for sightseeing of Hopovo Monastery, one of 16 Medieval Monasteries on Fruska Gora Mt known for its gorgeous frescoes. Continue to Sremski Karlovci and tour of the beautiful baroque center. Traditional brunch and wine tasting in authentic wine cellar. Continue to Novi Sad and sightseeing. Hotel accommodation. Fish dinner in the restaurant overlooking the Petrovaradin Fortress, the symbol of the town. Overnight.

Day 13 After breakfast drive to Belgrade and Belgrade city tour – National Theater, Republic Square, Saint Sava Orthodox Cathedral, Kalemegdan Fortress, Knez Mihajlova pedestrian zone-shopping Street…. Hotel accommodation. Time at leisure for individual program. Farewell dinner in the boatrestaurant. Overnight.

Day 14 After breakfast free time until transfer to Belgrade Airport. Departure flight and end of program.

PRICE : 1485 EUR Minimum 12 participants,      1425 EUR Minimum 20 participants


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 at 3+ stars Rtanj Hotel, big traditional lunch in Vlasko Polje farm, sheep sheering and wool processing presentation, entrance fee for Timacum Minus Archaeological site, 1 night with half-board in 4+ stars Stara Planina Hotel, big traditional lunch in Balta Berilovac village, folklore performance and presentation of traditional way of life, 1 night with half-board in 4 stars Nis Hotel, entrance fee for Mediana Archaeological site, entrance fee for Djavolja Varos Natural Landmark, 1 night with halfboard in Lukovska Banja Spa resort hotel, wine tasting with traditional brunch in Aleksandrovac winery, 1 night with half-board in Vrnjacka Banja 4 stars hotel, big traditional lunch in Ibar River Valley, 1 night with half-board in Studenica Monastery Dormitory /double rooms with facilities/, big traditional lunch in rural highlanders household on Zlatar Mt, boat ride along the Zlatar Lake, 1 night with halfboard in Zlatibor Mt 4 stars hotel, entrance fee for Staro Selo Sirogojno Open Air Museum with big traditional lunch, tasting of dried berries, entrance fee and 1 night with half-board at Mecavnik Wooden Town Hotel, Sargan Train ride, big traditional lunch at Terzica avlija traditional settlement in Zlakusa village, folklore performance, presentation of hand-making pottery, 1 night with half-board in 4 stars hotel 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, wine tasting with brunch in Sremski Karlovci authentic wine cellar, 1 fish dinner in Novi Sad, 1 night with breakfast in 5 stars Novi Sad Hotel, 2 traditional dinners in Belgrade with live music, PANACOMP Logistics and professional German / English-speaking guidance.

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