Viminacium Tour 2

Viminacium Tour 2




Visit to the Viminacium site, the former Roman town and significant military camp as the main center of defense of this part of the Danube Limes frontier from the 2nd century A.D., nowadays an Archaeological Complex covering surface over 450 hectares, provides a delightful experience for every visitor. There are remarkable archaeological excavations at the Viminacium site waiting to be discovered, such are the Imperial Mausoleum, Domus Scientarium, luxurious thermal baths covered with wonderful well-preserved mosaics and fresco paintings of exceptional beauty, impressive number of tombs and graves as well as the numismatics and jewellery collections. Viminacium was devastated and destroyed in the middle of the 5th century, and it remained forgotten like Pompeii which disappeared under a lava flood from Vesuvius in 79 A.D. That analogy and the recognition that the remains of the Roman town and the military camp represent a site of exceptional interest explains why Viminacium has been called the Balkan Pompeii…. Tour is fully exceptional by visit to one of the most famous wineries of the region, for tasting the extraordinary wines….

Program : Morning departure from Belgrade and drive by high tourist class AC bus /1,5 hours/ to the archaeological site of Viminacium. Tour of the Viminacium archaeological Complex and exploration of excavated graves and tombs followed by enjoyment in the Roman culinary course with active guest participation and tasting. Continue to the tiny village near Smederevska Palanka and cordial welcome by wine experts of the famous Despotika Winery. Lecture on the rich viticulture tradition of this wine region of Serbia, which is successfully maintained in own vineyards and performed in reputed wine production. Tour of the small wine museum, followed with tasting of excellent wines and related food, while enjoying in the beautiful panorama. Late afternoon return to Belgrade, evening arrival and end of program/services.

Price : 75 EUR per person    Minimum : 12 participants

Included : high tourist class transportation, entrance fee for the Viminacium site with an interactive archaeological/Roman culinary workshop and lecture, wine tasting with brunch in the Despotika Winery, professional guidance and PANACOMP logistics/support.

Application dead-line : 10 days prior departure

Operated : April-November