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Nikola Tesla Arrangement

Nikola Tesla Arrangement

Day 1th: Meeting of passengers and representatives of the agency at the airport Nikola Tesla Belgrade. Transfer to the hotel. Free time. Overnight.

Day 2nd: Breakfast. Sight - seeing of the city with a professional tourist guide in the English / German / French Language.

Itinerary: the City Parliament, the Federal Parliament, Terazije Street, Republic Square, Students' Square, Belgrade Fortress, City Gate ["Varos kapija"], New Belgrade, Topcider Hill, Dedinje, Oslobodjenje Square, Slavija Square, Nikola Pasic Square. Free afternoon. In the evening organized visit to the Belgrade Bohemian Quarter - Skadarlija. Dinner in the national restaurant with live music. Overnight.

Day 3rd: Breakfast. One - day excursion in the Central Serbia, Valjevo City and its surroundings.

Itinerary: Belgrade, the Kolubara River valley, Petnica cave, Research Center in Petnica, Valjevo [old city lake Tesnjar, Muselin's overnight stay inn, the monument of the greatest Serbian army commander Zivojin Misic, the monument of poetess Desanka Maksimovic]. Visit of Monasteries Celije and Lelic with relics of the Bishoup Nikolaj Velimirovic, the Orthodox theologian and writer from 20th century, visit to the monastery of Pustinja ["The Desert"] from 14th century built during the rule of the Nemanjic royal family.

Visit to the village Sitarice on the hillsides of Medvednik Mountain. This is the place where the tradition of old Serbian houses, outbuildings, folklore, customs and traditional dishes of Serbian cuisine are preserved and cherished. Here in the yard of an old authentic village house, Serbian dining table brimming with national dishes and drinks, with welcome of a Serbian host, song and dance typical for this part of Serbia are waiting for us.

Return to Belgrade in the evening hours. Overnight.

Day 4th: One - day program with Nikola Tesla

The day with Tesla begins on the catamaran boat, where Tesla's breakfast is planned, as well as a public lecture with the works of a composer Stevan Mokranjac in a way Tesla saw and experienced them. The program will be preformed by the national song and dance ensemble under the name of "Nikola Tesla" and under the original flag which Tesla presented them. There you will take active part in the program and learn to dance traditional Serbian "kolo".

Landing from the boata and following the way once Tesla went along, when he visited Belgrade. Lunch "Tesla's Menu" in a well - known Belgrade café restaurant. The afternoon rest and preparation for Tesla's night. Departure on the drama performance at the "Madlenianum" theatre, dedicated to Tesla.
Since it is known that the great genius worked late at night, in his honour, we will spend the night in the heart of Belgrade, Nikola Tesla Museum, performing experiments which made him famous.

Day 5th: Breakfast. Transfer from the hotel to the airport. Departure of the group.

Arrangement includes:- transfers by high tourist class buses during the travel,
- accommodation in the hotel. Type of service: Bed & breakfast [BB],
- 3 lunches, 1 dinner, no drink included during the travel,
- all tickets included in the program,
- a guide speaking the native language of the group provided during the trip,
- organization and running the trip.

Contact: +381-64-555-8581;
Email: guca@booking-hotels.biz

Serbia-Montenegro Tour

Serbia-Montenegro Tour

Day 1th: Meeting of passengers and representatives of the agency at the Belgrade airport "Nikola Tesla". Transfer to the hotel after which sightseeing of the city with a professional tour guide is planned.

Walking tour route: Oldest Orthodox Church in Belgrade - Ružica [XVI century], St. Petka Chapel, old Belgrade core, Patriarch's residence, Orthodox Cathedral.

Sightseeing route by bus: The City Parliament, The Federal Parliament, Terazije Square, Republic Square, Students' Square, New Belgrade, Slavija Square Nikola Pasic Square.

In the evening, we will visit old bohemian quarter Skadarlija and have dinner in the national restaurant with program which includes actors and musician. With this experience you will feel the spirit of Belgrade from its old times.

Day 2nd: Route: Belgrade - Topola [Oplenac] - Mountain Rudnik. Breakfast is in the hotel. Departure of a group to Southern Serbia.

First we will visit St. Sava's Temple in Belgrade, the largest Orthodox temple on the Balkans. It is located at the place where in 1594 the relics of great Serbian saint Sava had been burned.

The road leads us to the South, in the interior of Serbia. First to Oplenac and to the Museum and St. George's Church, the charitable foundation of King Petar i Karadjordjevic, where there is also a family crypt of Serbian royal family Karadjordjevic. Here we will also visit king's wine cellar with the wine tasting and gourmet offer.

Departure to Rudnik Mountain where we will be accommodated and have lunch or dinner, depending on arrival. The Rudnik Mountain, which dominates Serbia's central region Sumadija was declared a climate spa in 1922 because of its superb climate conditions - great number of sunny Days per year, air currents, high level of air ionization, unspoiled nature… Overnight.

Day 3rd: Route: Rudnik Mountain - Kragujevac - Kraljevo - Monastery Zica - Monastery Ljubostinja - Vrnjačka Banja. Breakfast and departure towards Vrnjačka Banja. On the way to Vrnjačka Banja, you can't overlook the monastery Zica [the 18th century], charitable foundation of Stefan Prvovencani, where in accordance with tradition the keeper of the Seal of old Serbian state is; then in the direction of Krusevac - female monastery Ljubostinja [the 15th century], charitable foundation of Empress Milica [the wife of Serbian prince Lazar] which is one of the most important monuments of the Morava school.

We will continue our trip to Vrnjačka Banja, spa where you will be accommodated in hotel. First, we will have lunch and in the evening you will have some spare time and time for rest. Vrnjačka Banja, well known Serbian tourist spot, is situated below Mountain Goc and nearby spa there are many natural beauties, cultural and historical heritage of old Serbia, from the regency of Dynasty Nemanjic. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 4th: Route: Vrnjačka Banja - Monastery Studenica - Monastery Djurdjevi Stupovi - Mountain Bjelasica [Montenegro]. After breakfast group leaves hotel and continues trip to Montenegro. On our way, we will visit one of the most important monasteries from 12th century - Monastery Studenica [80km]. This Monastery is one of the UNECO World Heritage Sites. Trustee of Monastery Studenica is Stefan Nemanja and Dynasty Nemanjic. Also, this is the birthplace of Serbian art and literature, and founder stone of Serbian culture. In Monastery compound there are Church of Our Blessed Lady, Church of St. Nikola, King's Church, monastery treasury, and dinning room where you will take a brake and try monastery wine, honey and meals from monastery kitchen.

Since we chose this way, we will find ourselves in another fairy tale from Kopaonik area, named Stari Ras [Old Ras] which is made of jewels of Serbian spirituality. You can start meeting the temples of Nemanjic's Serbia from the monastery Sopocani, the charitable foundation of king Uros i [the second half of the 13th century] which is located in the valley of the River Raska, by the ancient town Ras - the center of Serbian medieval state. Some members of the royal Nemanjic family found their eternal peace here. On a hill above Novi Pazar, there is a monastery Djurdjevi Stupovi, charitable foundation of Stefan Nemanja. The oldest building of this block is St Geogije's Church.

Petar's church in Novi Pazar is even older and it is one of the oldest Serbian Orthodox churches. It was built in the 11th century and is famous for being the oldest spiritual centre in Raska area. Sopocani and Petar's church are the part of the world cultural heritage and they are under protection of UNESCO organization.

On our way to Montenegro, we will take a break and accommodated on Bjelasica Mountain in Mojkovac and have dinner. Overnight.

Day 5th: Route: Bjelasica Mountain - Monastery Moraca - Podgorica - Budva. Breakfast in hotel and departure to Montenegrin coast of Adriatic sea.

On our way we will visit monastery Moraca. The Moraca Monastery is one of the most majestic medieval monuments in Montenegro that is influenced in architecture and fresco painting by the Byzantine Empire.

We will pass by Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, and soon we will find ourselves on a beautiful coast of Adriatic sea. We will accommodated in hotel in Budva and have lunch in some of famous fish restaurants in Budva.

In the afternoon, we will visit Monastery Rezevici near Petrovac. The Monastery Rezevici is situated on a picturesque hillside not far from the sea, near Petrovac and in the immediate vicinity of the famous tourist complex Sveti Stefan. According to tradition pagan temples and ancient graves existed here, some of which can still be seen. The Serbian king Stefan the First - Crowned spent some time of his life in Rezevici. There we will also visit Sveti Stefan [St. Stefan] a former fishermen's village, today a famous city - Hotel situated in the most beautiful part of the Montenegrin coast. Sveti Stefan hosted many celebrities, such as Sofia Loren, Monica Vitti, Willie Brandt, Bobby Fisher, Silvester Stallone, Claudia Schiffer, Ingemar Stenmark...
Return to Budva. Dinner. Spare time. Overnight.

Day 6th: Route: Budva - Kotor Bay - Monastery Ostrog - Zabljak Mountain. Breakfast in hotel and departure to Kotor Bay. If you have not fallen in love at first sight with any town before, you will certainly fall in love with Kotor! This small medieval town on the beautiful Kotor Bay is both charming and seductive. Narrow streets, contiguous houses, bulwarks, churches, cathedrals, squares, carnivals and feasts, create an environment that one can not resist. After a short break in this beautiful area we will continue our trip to Monastery Ostrog.

The orthodox Monastery Ostrog is the most frequent visited one on the Balkans. It is visited by believers from all parts of the world, either individually or in groups. It represents the meeting place of all three confessions: the Orthodox, the Catholics and the Muslims because it is believed that the enshrined body of Saint Vasilije Ostroski makes miracles. According to the stories of pilgrims, by praying by his body many have been cured and helped in lessening the difficulties in their lives.

On our way back to Serbia, we will take a break on Zabljak Mountain and accommodated in hotel. Lunch. Spare time. Overnight.

Day 7th: Route: Zabljak Mountain - Prijepolje - Monastery Mileseva - Zlatar Mountain.
After breakfast group leaves hotel and continues trip back to Serbia. First treasury that we will find is famous known monastery Mileseva.

The Mileseva monastery was founded between 1234 and 1236 by Serbian King Vladislav. The monastery is situated in a valley of the Mileseva river, near Prijepolje. The church's most famous fresco is the White Angel, now regarded as a symbol of Serbia and recently adopted as an emblem for the United Nations.

Further on, in beautiful nature of Mountain Zlatar, we will find unique ethno village and this will be an opportunity to meet Serbian old tradition, tasting real Serbian food and spending a night in old traditional houses of this village.

Day 8th: Route: Zlatar Mountain - Zlatibor Mountain - ethno village Sirogojno - Mecavnik - Zlatibor. After breakfast, we will continue exploring Serbian tradition and values from its old times on Zlatibor Mountain in unique open - air museum "Old Village Sirogojno".

This open - air museum represents the village dwelling culture on mountain Zlatibor. To save at least a part of this cultural heritage, a number of authentic objects and buildings have been transferred to the present site of the Museum and conserved in order to be used for further research and to be exhibited for the public.

We continue our trip towards Mokra Gora. Here you will enjoy in "Sarganska Osmica", narrow - gage railroad, shaped in number eight, 15km long, with 22 tunnels, many viaducts and bridges which represents the greatest tourist attraction in Europe at the moment. You will board the old type train "Cira" and drive along spectacular places and views. Also, you will visit film village Drvengrad [Wooden town] where our famous film director Emir Kusturica made his film "Zivot je cudo" [Life is a miracle], and watch the projection of his latest documentary film. Lunch is planned in the ethno restaurant of this unique film village and maybe, during lunch, Emir Kusturica will personally come to welcomes you. In the evening, we will return to Zlatibor to be accommodated in hotel. Overnight.

Day 9th: Route: Zlatibor Mountain - Ovcarsko - kablarska Gorge - Kostunici village - Belgrade. Departure to Belgrade is planned after breakfast. Way leads us to Ovčarsko - Kablarska Gorge, Serbian Holy Mountain [66 km].

Ovcarsko - Kablarska Gorge is recognized for its natural beauties as well as for its cultural - historical monuments. The monasteries played an important role, not only in spiritual sense, but also in development of the national conscience, in acquiring knowledge and in teaching illiterates how to read and write, throughout the history of Serbia and Serbian people who lived on this territory for centuries. Monasteries of Ovcarsko - Kablarska Gorge represent the evidence of the past times and each of these monasteries [there are 10 of them] has its own story related to the period of its foundation and existence on this territory.

Next stop is Kostunici village where we will visit the local museum and ethno gallery. Lunch is planned in an authentic national restaurant where you will taste Serbian cuisine followed by sljivovica [plum brandy]. Arrival in Belgrade in the evening hours. Accommodation in hotel. Spare time. Overnight.

Day 10th: Route: Belgrade - Fruska Gora - Sremski Karlovci - Novi Sad - Belgrade. After breakfast in a hotel, you will be taken to one - day jaunt to Fruska Gora, Sremski Karlovci and Novi Sad.

Fruska Gora - Serbian Sacred hill with 12 monasteries among which the monastery Krusedol is the most famous [the 16th century] and it used to be the residence of Serbian archbishops. Further on, the road leads us to Sremski Karlovci where Patriarch's Court is, as well as St. Nicola's Church and lots of art monuments. All treasuries of this city are reasons for calling it Serbian St. Andreja on the Danube! Here, you can find famous known wine cellars and in one of the oldest, we will have wine tasting.

The great finale of this trip is in Novi Sad. Sightseeing of central area and Petrovaradin Fortress which has a good 'memory' and 'knows'.

Spending a time in Serbia and not tasting fish specialties would be such a shame! We will have lunch in fish restaurant on the Danube coast with national music "tamburasi", after which we will return to Belgrade. Spare time. Overnight.

Day 11th: Route: Belgrade. Breakfast. Free time until transfer to the airport. Departure.

Arrangement includes:
- transfers by high tourist class bus / mini bus during the travel,
- accommodation & type of service,
- 3 nights in hotel "Majestic" 4**** Belgrade [BB],
- 1 night in hotel "Neda" 3*** Rudnik Mountain; [HB],
- 1 night in hotel "Fontana" 3*** Vrnjačka Banja [FB],
- 1 night in hotel "Palas" 3*** on Bjelasica Mountain [HB],
- 1 night in hotel "Obala" 3*** in Budva [HB],
- 1 night in hotel "Jezera "3***, Zabljak Mountain [HB],
- 1 night in ethno village3*** on Zlatar Mounatin [HB],
- 1 night in hotel " Zelenkada "4**** on Zlatibor Mountain [BB],
- All meals included in program, no drink included during the travel,
- All tickets and sightseeing included in the program,
- A guide speaking native language of the group provided during the trip,
- Organization and running the trip.

Danube Experience in Serbia

Danube Experience in Serbia
It is not said without reason, that on the territory of present Serbia, throughout the history, a collision between the worlds and civilizations, the West Roman Catholic and East Orthodox religion, the Ottoman and Hungarian Empire is taking place. However, there are numerous paradoxes.From time immemorial, many people have visited us. Both invited and uninvited were coming. Legends were written and testimonies of their time were built. Therefore, now days in this ambience you will find the most beautiful combination of old and contemporary - the East on the West and the West on the East.

Duration of the program: 6 days / 5 nights.



Day 1th: Arrival in Belgrade and accommodation in the hotel. Our professional guide will acquaint you with the details of the program which will be fulfilled during your stay. Depending on the time of the arrival, lunch or dinner will be organized.


Day 2nd: Breakfast. Departure to Vršac. Vrsac is a beautiful city in Vojvodina, located on the very border with Romania, and known, above all, after its vineyards. Data inform us that the grapevine has been grown in this area for over twenty centuries. But before you "start flying up in the sky" on the wine way, Vršac should be discovered! Town of spiritual culture, theater tradition, great writers and bohemians. Route starts with visiting St. Nikolaj Church, Vladicanski dvor [Bishop Court], Magistrate, Cathedral, Vršac Museum, and significant "Pharmacy on the stairs", the oldest pharmacy in the Balkans. Then its scheduled visit of the  [15th century], located not far from Vršac. After wards its time for discovering cafés in Vršac! This enjoyable route starts with restaurant "St. Nikola", exclusive for many things, which date back to 18th century. From there, we move spontaneously on the wine way, which directly leads into the cellars of "Vrsac vineyards", wine producing company with up - to - date equipment for wine making. Passing throughout the wine plantations occupying area of 1700 hectares, we arrive in the old famous cellar in Gudurica village, where we can finally taste everything we have talked about. We prepared the best sorts for dear guests, and after being friends with the wine for a long time, we are going back to Belgrade - hotel.


Day 3rd: Breakfast. Departure to Banja Koviljača [spa]. Wherever you go from Belgrade, you will discover that Serbia is luxurious and healing. Under the wooded Mountain Gučevo and in the middle of a hundred year old park, with lots of thermo mineral springs you will discover beautiful Banja Koviljaca, also known as the Royal spa.

After leaving Belgrade, we will arrive in Ruma, where we will take direction Šabac - Loznica - Banja Koviljaca, located in Western Serbia. Relaxation with refreshment after few hours of drive will be in the restaurant on the terrace of comfortable "Villa Dalmacija", and you will specially enjoy a hundred - year - old spa park. Or maybe you wish to try pearl bath, Royal bath, swimming in thermal water pool or at least try the effect of healing mud [peloid] on your body in the wellness center in Banja Koviljaca.

Your muscles will relax, your blood will circulate, while your mind will clear up, and all the consequences of the stress will be in the past. Lunch is planned here, after which we return to Belgrade. On our way back we visit Tršić, a birth place and birth house of Vuk Karadzic and the Tronosa Monastery, foundation of the Nemanjics Royal Family. In the evening we arrive in Belgrade. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.


Day 4th: Breakfast. Departure to the Country Club hotel Babe. In Country Club hotel Babe we will spend a day and have lunch. The hotel offers two pools in the open, small football pitch, two professional tennis courts, basketball, handball and volleyball playing fields, volleyball sand terrain, trim track, walking paths, the lake for sport fishing, paddock, and marked paths for horse riding.

The thoroughbred horse farm is a special attraction for the guests, where the team of experienced instructors will teach you the basics of riding, and show the paths through the beautiful nature of the hotel complex to the excellent horsemen. During the stay we will go to the nearby mountain Kosmaj and visit the Monastery Tresije. Return to Belgrade in the evening, dinner and overnight.


Day 5th: After the breakfast in the hotel we begin familiarizing with Belgrade. Belgrade should be first experienced from the rivers. Therefore we will start the cruising from the Danube quay. Sailing along the Danube to the confluence of the Sava into the Danube, then to Zemun, Big War Island, Sport Center "May 25th", beneath Belgrade bridges, Cukarica branch, river islands Ada Ciganlija and Ada Medjica. The sailing is 18km long and it lasts 3 hours. The lunch of Serbian national cuisine will be served on the ship along with the tasting of several sorts of domestic brandy [rakija].

Spare time and possibility of choosing sport activities; walking and bicycling paths along the Sava banks are at your disposal. For those who enjoy watching the Sava and the life on water there are numerous boat - restaurants on water you can visit. Dinner. Overnight in the hotel.


Day 6th: Breakfast. Checkout.


Contact: +381-64-555-8581
Email: guca@booking-hotels.biz

Archaeological town Vinča Belgrade, Serbia

Archaeological town Vinča Belgrade, Serbia

Less than 15 km east of the center of Belgrade, on the right bank of the Danube, is an archeological site Belo Brdo in Vinča, where one of the largest prehistoric settlements in Europe was discovered. Professor M. M. Vasić, the first professional archaeologist in Serbia, began excavations in 1908 which, with interruptions, lasted until 1934. Research was restored in 1978 by testing findings from the Bronze Age and Middle Ages, while the focus shifts back to the Neolithic layers in 1982.



The first settlement in Vinča was founded in the Middle Neolithic period, while in the Early Neolithic it reached its peak. Cultural layers, 8 m thick, still rising above the Danube, have provided a wealth of archaeological finds (remains of houses, pottery, anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figurines, stone tools and weapons).This is why Vinča is the eponymous site of the Early Neolithic culture in the Balkan-Carpathian region. traces of later prehistoric and historic periods are noticed above them, as well as the remains of the big Slavic necropolis from the period between the 8th to the 17th century.


The archaeological site Vinča has been a part of the Belgrade City Museum since 1978. The exhibition at the site, guided by a curator, illustrates the eight millennium long existence of Vinča.

Vinča, an archaeological site which reveals the oldest organized settlements in Europe from Neolithic times after which the culture of the central Balkans and the Pannonian plain is called the "Vinča" culture. Smederevo, a medieval town of the last great Serbian ruler Djuradj Brankovic of the early 15 century with a well - preserved fortress on the Danube's bank.

The Vinča culture was pretty advanced for it’s time, even had an alphabet of their own, which is considered one of the oldest in the world. Recent discoveries showed that their main settlement was composed of well aligned houses forming streets between them.

Most figurines and artifacts from Vinča are displayed across museums and galleries in Belgrade, as part of permanent or temporary exhibitions.

Hotel Moskva, Belgrade

Hotel Moskva, BelgradeHotel Moskva, BelgradeHotel Moskva, Belgrade








Type of service: bed and breakfast, half-pension, and pension. Breakfast is continental



Hotel Moskva is perfectly located in the middle of its main commercial district and in the city centre very close to the famous Knez Mihailova Street where you may find a lot of shops, art galleries, a trading centre, and street musicians. At the end of this street, there is the Kalemegdan Park, which was established during the Roman Empire.
Also, there are the Public Theatre, the SANU and the Square of Republic close to the hotel. The famous Terazijska Cesma [Fountain] is in front of the Moskva hotel. The distance to the International Belgrade Airport is approximately 20km.

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A Wine Path - Vršac


Visiting the town of vine. Vršac, the town under a tower, is located 82km from Belgrade [a little more than one hour of a pleasant ride]. Vršac is one of those towns that are reasonably proud of its past and intensive development of the cultural life. In the past, this town was under a continual and intensive cultural development, with great intellectual circles of artists, long theater tradition and permanent literary life.

Vršac is a town which still amazes with its old architecture. However, this town "under the tower" is still in the process of urbanization, conformed to contemporary needs of the modern man, but with tendency of keeping the old center with its unique architecture.

In the history of this area, the first mention of vineyards dates from the middle of 1st century. In 1494, the royal court of Hungarian king Vladislav II, paid 10, 5 golden forints for a half of a barrel of Vršac wine. Turkish writer Evlija Čelebija writes in his itineraries from 1660. and 1664. about Vršac and its vineyards with crimson, delicious, sweet grape, scattered around hills.

Program:
08:00 Departure from Belgrade from assigned place;
10:00 Arrival to Vršac, the tow of vine. Short rest, meeting with the guide and town detour: Vladičanski dvor, Saborna crkva, Apoteka na stepenicama, Sv. Gerhard cathedral;
12:00 Visiting Mesić monastery, 14th century endowment of Jovan the Baptist, 9km from Vršac;
12: 45 "Kula" site / town panorama
14:00 Lunch in "Sv. Nikola" restaurant [Banatian lunch]
14: 50 WINE PATH
16:00 Gudurica wine cellar ''Vršački vinogradi'', degustation
17:00 Veliko Središte wine cellar ''Đorđa Krstov-a'', degustation;
17: 50 Free time for individual activities

The arrangement includes:
- Transportation by bus;
- Services of the local guide;
- Lunch in "Sv. Nikola" restaurant
- Services in the wine cellars including wine degustation / quiz diplomas [Vršac vineyards]...
- Sightseeing
- Organization and other expenses of the arrangement

This unique tour offers you following possibilities:
- A visit to "Vršački Vinogradi" wine cellar with capacity of 3.420 waggons and modern equipment for wine manufacture and care.
- Visiting a large part of vineyard plantations [from altogether 1.700 ha]
- Visiting famous old wine cellars in Gudurica and Veliko središte villages near Vršac, where you will see cellars and degust selected sorts of wine in company of wine makers.
Minimal number of passengers is 40.

The agency keeps the right of canceling the excursion if not enough passengers had applied.

For reservation call +381.64.555.85.81 or send email on info@booking-hotels.biz

Šarganska Osmica, Mokra Gora - Two days tour


1st day: Belgrade - Pustinja and Rača monasteries - Vrelo site - Perućac lake - Bajina Bašta
08:00 - Departure from Belgrade; a ride on Ibar high - way in the direction of Valjevo [90km from Belgrade].
10:00 - Visit to Pustinja monastery.
12:00 - Continuing journey to Bajina Bašta and Perućac.
13:30 - Bajina Bašta - Arrival; accommodation in "Drina" 3* hotel
14:00 - Lunch.
16:00 - Visit to Rača monastery.
17:00 - Arrival to HE Bajina Bašta dam. Short walk by the lake and a visit to Vrelo site.
20:30 - Dinner.

2nd day: Bajina Bašta - Kremna - Mokra Gora-a ride by famous "Šarganska osmica" train - return to Belgrade
07:00 - Breakfast in"Drina" hotel; leaving the hotel.
08:30 - Departure for Kremna over the Tara Mountain. Short stop by the place where once was the house of famous Kreman's profets Tarabićs.
10:15 - Arrival to Mokra Gora, the leaving station of "Šarganska osmica"; refreshment.
A ride on a narrow railroad - ''ćira'' - throught beautiful lanscapes.
13:00 - Lunch at the "Jatare" station.
15:00 - Visit to Kusturica's ethnic village - Drvengrad.
17:30 - Departure for Belgrade, with short stop an refreshment in "Livade" motel - Preljina by the Čačak.
Arrival in Belgrade in the late evening hours.

Price of the arrangement does not include: Reservation costs. In a case of cancellation of journey these costs will not be refunded.

Price of the arrangement includes:
- Accommodation based on full service [classic menu]
- transportation by tourist bus [TV/CD player and air - condition]
- Lunch on "Jatare" station
- Visits to Pustinja and Rača monasteries
- Visit to Perućac and Vrelo site
- Visit to Tarabićs' house site
- Ride on Šarganska osmica
- Visit to ethnic village - Drvengrad
- Excursion organization and guidance
- Services of the local tourist guide

Minimal number of passengers for the arrangement is 35.

Excursion (Belgrade - Topola - Oplenac - Aranđelovac)


08:00 Departure from Belgrade from the assigned place.
09:00 A ride to Topola. Visiting Karađorđe's town, which consists of a mansion and a church, today a museum in which Karađorđe's personal belongings are being kept.
10:00 Leaving for Oplenac and visiting St. Djordje church - the mausoleum of Karadjordjevic family.
11:00 Visiting Risovača cave near Aranđelovac, which is one of the oldest evidences about human existence in the entire Balkan peninsula.
12:00 Arrival to Aranđelovac. Visiting the Museum, where many acheological, ethnological, historical and art objects are being kept.
13:00 Lunch in the ″Park″ restaurant. Free time. A walk throught the Bukovička banja Park, an idyllic place rich with various plant species.
15:00 Leaving to "Marićevića Jaruga" in the Orašac village, 4km from Aranđelovac, where the First Serbian Rising began.
16:00 Continuing the journey to Velika Plana and visiting Koporin monastery, endowment of Stefan Lazarević from 1408.
19:00 Return to Belgrade.

Transportation:
- Transportation by Minivan tourist class minivan [CD player]
- Transportation by bus tourist class bus [high floor, TV/CD player, air condition].

Price of the arrangement includes:
- Transportation [bus or minivan]
- Lunch in the "Park" restaurant
- Visits and tickets for: historical complex in Topola and Oplenac, Museum in Arandjelovac, Risovača cave, the church, the school, the Museum and Karadjordje's monument in Orašac
- Services of the local guide
- Accompanist from the agency
- Trip organization and guidance

Minimal number of passengers is 35 for bus and 14 for minivan.

Romantika Tourist train - one day excursion


In the special offer of the Serbian Railways there are 1 day excursion with "Romance" to: Sremski Karlovci, Smederevo, Vrnjačka Banja, Palic, Požarevac, Vršac. Ticket price includes: Seat reservation, Transport of one bicycle, Free parking place at the Belgrade Railway Station on the day when the ticket is valid.

Selling places:
- Belgrade Railway Station desk no. 10
- Vuk's Monument Station tel: 011 337 - 00 - 47
- KSR Belgradeturs Agency 5m. Milovanovica Street, tel: 011 641 - 258
- KSR Belgradeturs Agency 21 Decanska Street, tel: 011 323 - 53 - 35
- KSR Belgradeturs Agency Novi Sad, 4 Mileticeva Street, tel: 021 621 - 987
- Zelturist Travel Agency 52 - 54 Balkanska Street, tel: 011 683 - 056, 683 - 046

You can get more information at the Direction for the Passenger Transport of the Public of the Serbian Railways, working Days from 8.00am to 4.00pm.

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Tito`s Blue Train, Serbia

Blue train is a popular name for a special train used for the needs of Josip Broz Tito, defunct President of the Socialistic Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Today, transport facilities of the Blue Train, completely authentic, are capable of exploitation within Serbia as well as on the international railways.

Mokra Gora Program - 8 days


Brace yourself for a unique Serbian experience! Visit the beautiful mountainside of Western Serbia and enjoy the renowned ethno villages and specialties. Enrich yourselves with a taste of life in the Balkans. Take a piece of Serbia with You.

Tour highlights:
- scenic landscapes and gentle slopes of Zlatibor,
- Zlatibor Lake,
- scenic hiking routes to Čigota filled with pinewoods, therapeutic for the people with thyroid gland problems,
- mountain and River Tara with its scenic views and crystal clear water,
- monastery and Pension Soko Grad,
- famous scenic railroad Šarganska Osmica,
- "Wooden City" Mećavnik built by Emir Kusturica,
- 200 - year old Ethno Village Sirogojno,
- handmade arts and crafts form Sirogojno, which are the latest fashion trend in the ethno styles,.
- Stopić Cave,
- NATO bombing ruins in Belgrade.

Day 1: Saturday
Arrival at Belgrade Airport. Departure for Zlatibor with quick stop for lunch. Arrival at Zlatibor. Accomodation in Villa "u Lugu". Dinner and rest.

Day 2: Sunday
Breakfast. Sightseeing on Zlatibor with a shuttle with several stops. Lunch and rest. Hiking tour to Cigota. Dinner and rest.

Day 3: Monday [Field Trip 1]
Breakfast. Departure for Mokra Gora. Ride on the scenic railroad Sarganska Osmica, which was the location for the filming of Emir Kusturica movie Life is a Miracle. Arrival at Mecavnik, "Wooden City" which was designed and constructed by the famous director. Departure for Bajina Bašta with a stop for sightseeing of the lake. Return to Zlatibor. Dinner and rest.

Day 4: Tuesday [Field Trip 2]
Breakfast. Departure for Sirogojno. Tour of the Ethno - Village and the museum. Shopping for handmade arts and craft, for which this area is famous for. Ethnic lunch and return to Zlatibor with a stop for the tour of Stopica Cave. Dinner and rest.

Day 5: Wednesday [Field Trip 3]
Breakfast. Departure for Soko Grad near Ljubovija with a visit to the monastery. Lunch. Trip to Kozja Stena, the most scenic view from Mt. Tara. Return to Zlatibor. Dinner and rest.

Day 6: Thursday
Breakfast. Free time before lunch. After the lunch a scenic hiking tour. After the hiking tour some rest and dinner. Good Bye Party and rest.

Day 7: Friday
Return to Belgrade. Lunch in Belgrade. Dinner and Goodbye Party on one of the famous rafts in Belgrade. Rest.

Day 8: Saturday
Early breakfast. Transfer to Belgrade Airport

What else:
- you will eat healthy food and as a souvenir you will take some specialties with you,
- clean and fresh mountain air at high altitudes which is of benefit for the people with respiratory problems,
- participate in health and fitness program on Čigota,
- take a bath or drink water from crystal clear rivers on Tara and Zlatibor,
- have a relaxing holiday in the parts of Serbia where nature is unaffected by industrial development,
- surprise gift.

Tour details:
- 7 Nights with Half Board,
- 8 lunches,
- 2 Transfers,
- 3 Field Trips.

Guide Service: 2 persons, Tickets and Fees for all locations.

A unique Serbian experience awaits you. Unique tours offered by Outdoor open the doors to the hidden treasures of Serbian nature and culture. Visit the crossroads of Western and Eastern civilization and the region that forged much of the European history. Once You leave, take a piece of Serbia in Your heart. Program is based on minimum 6 persons.

Weekend in Belgrade - Sightseeing, Danube cruise, Trip to Vojvodina


1st day - Arrival in Belgrade. Transfer to hotel. Accommodation. Overnight.

2nd day - Breakfast. Sightseeing town: Kalemegdan fortress, Republic Square, National theater, National museum, Nikola Tesla museum, Belgrade museum, Ivo Andric house, Knez Mihailova street, Terazije Square, Federal Assembly, St. Marco's church, St. Sava Temple, Memorial centre Josip Broz Tito... Free time. In late afternoon hours visiting Belgrade from the rivers by boat - 2 hours. End of the day in one of the national restaurants in old quarter Skadarlija where dinner will be served. Overnight.

3rd day - Breakfast. Departure for Vojvodina. Stop in Sremski Karlovci [60km from Belgrade]. Visit old Patriarchate and Cathedral. After little break visiting monastery Novo Hopovo - XVI century. Departure for Petrovaradin, old medieval fortress on Danube. Visit fortress with great panoramic view on Novi Sad. Lunch break /Optional/. Sightseeing Novi Sad - economic, political and cultural centre of Vojvodina, and seat of Serbian cultural and literary society Matica Srpska: Bridges on Danube, National theater, central city zone... Back to Belgrade. Free afternoon. Dinner in one of the national restaurants. Overnight.

4th day - Breakfast. Free time. Transfer to airport at 12:00h. Visit aeronautic museum.

For realization of program - minimum 25 passengers.

Price include:
- 3 bed and breakfast in 3* hotel,
- dinner in Skadarlija quarter - dinner in national restaurant,
- sightseeing Belgrade with tourist guide by bus - 4 hrs,
- sightseeing Belgrade by boath - 2 hrs,
- excursion to Vojvodina - entrances in museums and
- 1 free of charge.

Price not include: Air ticket to/from Belgrade.

Rafting river Tara - Extreme sports


One day tour along most exciting and most attractive part of the River Tara total length 14km:
- starting from Belgrade early in the morning and traveling via Užice, Višegrad and Foča to the camp. Meeting with our hosts and surroundings.
- breakfast till 10: 30 - specialty of domestic kitchen,
- changing of wardrobe into rafting equipment. Each participant gets neoprene suit, neoprene boots, life jacket and adventure starts,
- transportation by jeeps and vans to Brštenovica starting point of our friendship with River Tara till 11:30h,
- formation of the rafting teams, introduction to the skipper and basics of rafting and team work. Capacity of the boats in 10 - 12 persons and it is very important to obey skipper's instruction,
- on board to 12:00h rs and rafting starts on the most attractive part of the River Tara total length 14km where are a lot of exciting experience is expected as rapids Celije, Vjernovice grade 5, Borovi, Varda, Cegrlo grade 4, and other 17 which aren't to be underestimated.
- rafting lasts around 3, 5 hours with brakes for swimming and rest in Kulina, Manita vrela, Šipcanica streams,
- arrival at Camp Sastavci around 16:00h and change of wardrobe,
- lunch - specialties of domestic and oriental kitchen, Rafting soup, rousted lamb,
- rest after lunch and departure of Rafters.

Ethnology village Zlatibor, Serbia


Day 1th: Arrival in Belgrade. Accommodation in the hotel; Dinner; Spare time; Overnight.

Day 2nd: Belgrade - Valjevo - National Park Tara - Belgrade: Breakfast. Sightseeing with a professional tourist guide. Route: the City Parliament, the Federal Parliament, Terazije Square, Republic Square, Students' Square, Belgrade Fortress, City Gate ["Varos kapija"], New Belgrade, Topcider Hill, Dedinje, Oslobodjenje Square, Slavija Square, Nikola Pasic Square.

Trip continues towards Valjevo. Sight - seeing: Old Serbian town Tesnjar, Muselin's Residential House, Poetry Square ["Trg Pesnistva"] - a monument dedicated to a Serbian poet Desanka Maksimovic, Vojvoda Misic Square [a Serbian field marshal]; visit to the monasteries Celije and Lelic. Lunch in Serbian national restaurant [facultative]. Trip continues towards National Park Tara. Arrival in the hotel Omorika is planned in afternoon; accommodation; dinner.

Day 3rd: Tara Mountain. Breakfast in the hotel. Departure to Perucac; visit to the river Vrelo with beautiful waterfalls, and the river godina [365m long; godina: year]. Continuing our trip, we visit Mitrovac and "carpet meadow" and observation deck "Banjska stena". Return to hotel; dinner; overnight.

Day 4th Mountains Tara - Zlatibor - Mokra Gora. Mountain Tara: Breakfast in the hotel; checkout. Excursion to the Rača Monastery and the spring of thermal water "Ladjevac" located near the monastery. Trip with beautiful panorama sight - seeing continues towards Zlatibor Mountain. Arrival to Mokra Gora.

Visit to the Drvengrad, film city of Emir Kusturica. Watching the projection of the latest documentary film by Emir Kusturica. Lunch is planned [optionally] in the ethno restaurant of this unique film city.

Boarding the old type train "Cira" and driving along the famous "Sarganska osmica" - the narrow - gage railroad, shaped in number eight, long 15km with 22 tunnels, many viaducts and bridges and it represents the greatest tourist attraction in Europe at the moment. Stops are on the places with spectacular views, and also on the place where film "Zivot je čudo" [Life is a miracle] by Emir Kusturica is made. Return to Zlatibor and accommodation in the hotel. Dinner; Overnight.

Day 5th: Mountain Zlatibor - Belgrade. Breakfast. Checkout.
Visit to the Ovcarsko - kablarska Gorge, called "Serbian Mount Athos" for its unique monasteries. Arrival in Belgrade in the afternoon.

Following the trace of Serbian spirituality


Day 1th: Arrival to Belgrade. Meeting of passengers and representatives of the agency at the airport Nikola Tesla - Belgrade. Transfer to the hotel. Spare time. Overnight.

Day 2nd: Breakfast. Route: Belgrade - Vrnjačka Banja [spa]
Sanctum places of Serbian capital [St. Petka Chapel and Church Ružica, Orthodox Church and Patriarch's residence, St. Sava's Temple, the biggest Orthodox Temple in the Balkans]. Departure to Vrnajčka banja. Visit to the Monasteries Pokajnica, Manasija, and Ravanica; lunch in the monastery. Arrival to Vrnajčka banja. Accommodation. Overnight.

Day 3rd: Breakfast. Route: Vrnajčka banja - Monasteries Žiča, Ljubostinja, Kalenić - Vrnjačka Banja. Lunch is planned in Monastery Kalenić. Visit to the open - air Museum "Kalenić" and familiarizing with the old Serbian crafts: weaving, spinning, knitting, basket weaving. Presentation of the national architecture and traditional usable objects.
Return to Vrnjačka Banja. Accommodation. Overnight.

Day 4th: Breakfast. Spare time. Route: Vrnjačka Banja - Monastery Studenica.
Visit to Monasteries Djurdjevi Stupovi, Sopoćani. Arrival to Monastery Studenica. Lunch. Accommodation in the Monastery's residential building and presence to the evening prayer. Overnight

Day 5th: Breakfast in the Monastery residential building. Route: Studenica - Ovčar banja [spa] - Ovčarsko - Kablarska Gorge - Valjevo

Visit to Monastery Gradac [long hiking tour] and St. Peter's Church on the way to Ovčar Banja. Arrival to Ovčar banja. Lunch in the national restaurant. Visit to the Monasteries of Ovčarsko - Kablarska Gorge: Vavedenje [Presentation of the Virgin], Vaznesenje [Resurrection], Sretenje [Meeting of Our Lord in the Temple], Svete Trojice Blagovestenje [Annunciation of Holy Trinity], Ilinje, Savinje, Nikolje, Jovanje i Uspenje [Dormition]. Departure to Valjevo. Accommodation. Overnight.

Day 6th: Breakfast. Route: Valjevo - village Sitarice - Valjevo.
Petnica cave, Research Center in Petnica. Visit to the old city center Tešnjar, Muselin's konak [hist. castle, palace], the monument of the greatest Serbian army commander Živojin Mišić, and the monument of poetess Desanka Maksimović]. Visit of the Monasteries Ćelije and Lelić in which are the relics of the Bishop Nikolaj Velimirović, the Orthodox theologian and writer from 20th century. Visit to the Monastery Pustinja from 14th century, built during the rule of the Nemanjić royal family.

Visit to the village Sitarice on the hillsides of Medvednik Mountain. This is the place with traditional, old Serbian houses, outbuildings, folklore, customs and traditional dishes of Serbian cuisine are preserved and cherished. In the yard of an old authentic village house, Serbian dining table brimming with national dishes and drinks, traditional Serbian host, songs and dancing typical for this part of Serbia, welcomes guests. Return to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 7th Breakfast. Route: Valjevo - Soko Grad - Monastery Tronoša - Tršić - Belgrade
Departure from Valjevo. Arrival to Soko Grad and visit to the Monastery Complex of "Soko Grad". Short break. Departure to Monastery Tronoša and Trsić. Visit to the Monastery Tronoša and monastery residential building. Visit to the Ethnographic Commemorative Park and Commemorative House dedicated to the father of Serbian literacy Vuk Stefanović Karadžić in Tršić. Lunch break and individual activities. Departure to Belgrade in the evening. Accommodation in the hotel. Overnight.

Day 8th: Breakfast. Transfer to the airport; departure.

Experience Serbia - Open-air Museum Kalenić


In the hearth of Šumadija, on the slopes of the Gledičke Mountains, there is one of the most pleasant parts of Central Serbia, hilly landscape full of clear springs, rivers, gorges, medical herbs, game... It is a grove decorated with picturesque natural attractions, better known as Levac. It can also be recognized by the Kalenić Monastery, spiritual and cultural center, of which protected area we care. Open - air Museum "Kalenić" acquaints visitors with authentic experience and tradition, customs, history and culture of Levac, national kitchen, correlates with domestic and wild animals in nature. Youngest devotees of nature and healthy life can express their creativity and research spirit within the educational workshops in healthy and attractive natural environment:

Leaving Belgrade at 7:00 AM Arrival at Kalenic at 11:00 AM from 11:00h until 17:00h

- familiarizing with the old handycrafts and participating in making toys and souvenirs of natural materials [weaving, spinning, knitting, basket weaving…],
- visit to the Monastery; a lesson about Despot Stefan Lazarević,
- presentation of the folk architecture and traditional usable things [visit to the households],
- participating in the workshop of fine arts [presentation of Janko Baršić naïve art school],
- recreation in nature, learning old children's games, familiarizing with natural lair of animals, plants, bird watching…
- familiarizing with domestic animals and ways of cultivating land, planting and growing, cereals, fruits and vegetables,
- enjoying honey and its products,
- visit to a watermill and manifestation of grinding wheat,
- participating in the production of homemade dishes and products [bred baking, curdling, making jam, drying fruit, making soaps…].

Workshops are adjusted to juvenile; a lot of games, songs and careless socializing in pure nature.

Arrival at Belgrade around 09:00 PM

Danube and Sava cruising - Belgrade by boat

Touring: 'May 25th' sports center, Belgrade fort, orthodox cathedral possibility, bridges on the Sava of renting the boat, Čukarica channel between official tours, Ada Ciganlija island, return to the Yugoslavia hotel pier for the following purposes:

- birthday parties,
- wedding on the river,
- organizing programs lasting Several HRS.

Belgrade churches and monasteries, organized groups duration 240 min by bus with 28, 50 and 70 seats. Ruzica church, [the oldest orthodox church in Belgrade - 16th century], St. Petka chapel, old Belgrade core, patriarch's residence, orthodox cathedral, St. Sava church, Vavedenje monastery, and Rakovica monastery, departure in front of the hotel.

Grand tour through Serbia


Day 1th: Meeting of passengers and representatives of the agency at the Belgrade airport "Nikola Tesla". Transfer to the hotel after which sightseeing of the city with a professional tour guide is planned.

Walking tour route: Oldest Orthodox Church in Belgrade - Ružica [XVI century], St. Petka Chapel, old Belgrade core, Patriarch's residence, Orthodox Cathedral.

Sightseeing route by bus: The City Parliament, The Federal Parliament, Terazije Square, Republic Square, Students' Square, New Belgrade, Slavija Square Nikola Pasic Square.

In the evening, we will visit old bohemian quarter Skadarlija and have dinner in the national restaurant with program which includes actors and musician. With this experience you will feel the spirit of Belgrade from its old times.

Day 2nd: Route: Belgrade - Topola [Oplenac] - Mountain Rudnik. Breakfast is in the hotel. Departure of a group to Southern Serbia.

First we will visit St. Sava's Temple in Belgrade, the largest Orthodox temple on the Balkans. It is located at the place where in 1594 the relics of great Serbian saint Sava had been burned.

The road leads us to the South, in the interior of Serbia. First to Oplenac and to the Museum and St. George's Church, the charitable foundation of King Petar i Karadjordjevic, where there is also a family crypt of Serbian royal family Karadjordjevic. Here we will also visit king's wine cellar with the wine tasting and gourmet offer.

Departure to Rudnik Mountain where we will be accommodated and have lunch or dinner, depending on arrival. The Rudnik Mountain, which dominates Serbia's central region Sumadija was declared a climate spa in 1922 because of its superb climate conditions - great number of sunny Days per year, air currents, high level of air ionization, unspoiled nature… Overnight.

Day 3rd: Route: Rudnik Mountain - Kragujevac - Kraljevo - Monastery Zica - Monastery Ljubostinja - Vrnjačka Banja. Breakfast and departure towards Vrnjačka Banja. On the way to Vrnjačka Banja, you can't overlook the monastery Zica [the 18th century], charitable foundation of Stefan Prvovencani, where in accordance with tradition the keeper of the Seal of old Serbian state is; then in the direction of Krusevac - female monastery Ljubostinja [the 15th century], charitable foundation of Empress Milica [the wife of Serbian prince Lazar] which is one of the most important monuments of the Morava school.

We will continue our trip to Vrnjačka Banja, spa where you will be accommodated in hotel. First, we will have lunch and in the evening you will have some spare time and time for rest. Vrnjačka Banja, well known Serbian tourist spot, is situated below Mountain Goc and nearby spa there are many natural beauties, cultural and historical heritage of old Serbia, from the regency of Dynasty Nemanjic. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 4th: Route: Vrnjačka Banja - Monastery Studenica - Monastery Djurdjevi Stupovi - Mountain Bjelasica [Montenegro]. After breakfast group leaves hotel and continues trip to Montenegro. On our way, we will visit one of the most important monasteries from 12th century - Monastery Studenica [80km]. This Monastery is one of the UNECO World Heritage Sites. Trustee of Monastery Studenica is Stefan Nemanja and Dynasty Nemanjic. Also, this is the birthplace of Serbian art and literature, and founder stone of Serbian culture. In Monastery compound there are Church of Our Blessed Lady, Church of St. Nikola, King's Church, monastery treasury, and dinning room where you will take a brake and try monastery wine, honey and meals from monastery kitchen.

Since we chose this way, we will find ourselves in another fairy tale from Kopaonik area, named Stari Ras [Old Ras] which is made of jewels of Serbian spirituality. You can start meeting the temples of Nemanjic's Serbia from the monastery Sopocani, the charitable foundation of king Uros i [the second half of the 13th century] which is located in the valley of the River Raska, by the ancient town Ras - the center of Serbian medieval state. Some members of the royal Nemanjic family found their eternal peace here. On a hill above Novi Pazar, there is a monastery Djurdjevi Stupovi, charitable foundation of Stefan Nemanja. The oldest building of this block is St Geogije's Church.

Petar's church in Novi Pazar is even older and it is one of the oldest Serbian Orthodox churches. It was built in the 11th century and is famous for being the oldest spiritual centre in Raska area. Sopocani and Petar's church are the part of the world cultural heritage and they are under protection of UNESCO organization.

On our way to Montenegro, we will take a break and accommodated on Bjelasica Mountain in Mojkovac and have dinner. Overnight.

Day 5th: Route: Bjelasica Mountain - Monastery Moraca - Podgorica - Budva. Breakfast in hotel and departure to Montenegrin coast of Adriatic sea.

On our way we will visit monastery Moraca. The Moraca Monastery is one of the most majestic medieval monuments in Montenegro that is influenced in architecture and fresco painting by the Byzantine Empire.

We will pass by Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, and soon we will find ourselves on a beautiful coast of Adriatic sea. We will accommodated in hotel in Budva and have lunch in some of famous fish restaurants in Budva.

In the afternoon, we will visit Monastery Rezevici near Petrovac. The Monastery Rezevici is situated on a picturesque hillside not far from the sea, near Petrovac and in the immediate vicinity of the famous tourist complex Sveti Stefan. According to tradition pagan temples and ancient graves existed here, some of which can still be seen. The Serbian king Stefan the First - Crowned spent some time of his life in Rezevici. There we will also visit Sveti Stefan [St. Stefan] a former fishermen's village, today a famous city - Hotel situated in the most beautiful part of the Montenegrin coast. Sveti Stefan hosted many celebrities, such as Sofia Loren, Monica Vitti, Willie Brandt, Bobby Fisher, Silvester Stallone, Claudia Schiffer, Ingemar Stenmark...
Return to Budva. Dinner. Spare time. Overnight.

Day 6th: Route: Budva - Kotor Bay - Monastery Ostrog - Zabljak Mountain. Breakfast in hotel and departure to Kotor Bay. If you have not fallen in love at first sight with any town before, you will certainly fall in love with Kotor! This small medieval town on the beautiful Kotor Bay is both charming and seductive. Narrow streets, contiguous houses, bulwarks, churches, cathedrals, squares, carnivals and feasts, create an environment that one can not resist. After a short break in this beautiful area we will continue our trip to Monastery Ostrog.

The orthodox Monastery Ostrog is the most frequent visited one on the Balkans. It is visited by believers from all parts of the world, either individually or in groups. It represents the meeting place of all three confessions: the Orthodox, the Catholics and the Muslims because it is believed that the enshrined body of Saint Vasilije Ostroski makes miracles. According to the stories of pilgrims, by praying by his body many have been cured and helped in lessening the difficulties in their lives.

On our way back to Serbia, we will take a break on Zabljak Mountain and accommodated in hotel. Lunch. Spare time. Overnight.

Day 7th: Route: Zabljak Mountain - Prijepolje - Monastery Mileseva - Zlatar Mountain.
After breakfast group leaves hotel and continues trip back to Serbia. First treasury that we will find is famous known monastery Mileseva.

The Mileseva monastery was founded between 1234 and 1236 by Serbian King Vladislav. The monastery is situated in a valley of the Mileseva river, near Prijepolje. The church's most famous fresco is the White Angel, now regarded as a symbol of Serbia and recently adopted as an emblem for the United Nations.

Further on, in beautiful nature of Mountain Zlatar, we will find unique ethno village and this will be an opportunity to meet Serbian old tradition, tasting real Serbian food and spending a night in old traditional houses of this village.

Day 8th: Route: Zlatar Mountain - Zlatibor Mountain - ethno village Sirogojno - Mecavnik - Zlatibor. After breakfast, we will continue exploring Serbian tradition and values from its old times on Zlatibor Mountain in unique open - air museum "Old Village Sirogojno".

This open - air museum represents the village dwelling culture on mountain Zlatibor. To save at least a part of this cultural heritage, a number of authentic objects and buildings have been transferred to the present site of the Museum and conserved in order to be used for further research and to be exhibited for the public.

We continue our trip towards Mokra Gora. Here you will enjoy in "Sarganska Osmica", narrow - gage railroad, shaped in number eight, 15km long, with 22 tunnels, many viaducts and bridges which represents the greatest tourist attraction in Europe at the moment. You will board the old type train "Cira" and drive along spectacular places and views. Also, you will visit film village Drvengrad [Wooden town] where our famous film director Emir Kusturica made his film "Zivot je cudo" [Life is a miracle], and watch the projection of his latest documentary film. Lunch is planned in the ethno restaurant of this unique film village and maybe, during lunch, Emir Kusturica will personally come to welcomes you. In the evening, we will return to Zlatibor to be accommodated in hotel. Overnight.

Day 9th: Route: Zlatibor Mountain - Ovcarsko - kablarska Gorge - Kostunici village - Belgrade. Departure to Belgrade is planned after breakfast. Way leads us to Ovčarsko - Kablarska Gorge, Serbian Holy Mountain [66km].

Ovcarsko - Kablarska Gorge is recognized for its natural beauties as well as for its cultural - historical monuments. The monasteries played an important role, not only in spiritual sense, but also in development of the national conscience, in acquiring knowledge and in teaching illiterates how to read and write, throughout the history of Serbia and Serbian people who lived on this territory for centuries. Monasteries of Ovcarsko - Kablarska Gorge represent the evidence of the past times and each of these monasteries [there are 10 of them] has its own story related to the period of its foundation and existence on this territory.

Next stop is Kostunici village where we will visit the local museum and ethno gallery. Lunch is planned in an authentic national restaurant where you will taste Serbian cuisine followed by sljivovica [plum brandy]. Arrival in Belgrade in the evening hours. Accommodation in hotel. Spare time. Overnight.

Day 10th: Route: Belgrade - Fruska Gora - Sremski Karlovci - Novi Sad - Belgrade. After breakfast in a hotel, you will be taken to one - day jaunt to Fruska Gora, Sremski Karlovci and Novi Sad.

Fruska Gora - Serbian Sacred hill with 12 monasteries among which the monastery Krusedol is the most famous [the 16th century] and it used to be the residence of Serbian archbishops. Further on, the road leads us to Sremski Karlovci where Patriarch's Court is, as well as St. Nicola's Church and lots of art monuments. All treasuries of this city are reasons for calling it Serbian St. Andreja on the Danube! Here, you can find famous known wine cellars and in one of the oldest, we will have wine tasting.

The great finale of this trip is in Novi Sad. Sightseeing of central area and Petrovaradin Fortress which has a good 'memory' and 'knows'.

Spending a time in Serbia and not tasting fish specialties would be such a shame! We will have lunch in fish restaurant on the Danube coast with national music "tamburasi", after which we will return to Belgrade. Spare time. Overnight.

Day 11th: Route: Belgrade. Breakfast. Free time until transfer to the airport. Departure.

Arrangement includes:
- transfers by high tourist class bus / mini bus during the travel,
- accommodation & type of service,
- 3 nights in hotel "Majestic" 4**** Belgrade [BB],
- 1 night in hotel "Neda" 3*** Rudnik Mountain; [HB],
- 1 night in hotel "Fontana" 3*** Vrnjačka Banja [FB],
- 1 night in hotel "Palas" 3*** on Bjelasica Mountain [HB],
- 1 night in hotel "Obala" 3*** in Budva [HB],
- 1 night in hotel "Jezera "3***, Žabljak Mountain [HB],
- 1 night in ethno village3*** on Zlatar Mounatin [HB],
- 1 night in hotel " Zelenkada "4**** on Zlatibor Mountain [BB],
- All meals included in program, no drink included during the travel,
- All tickets and sightseeing included in the program,
- A guide speaking native language of the group provided during the trip,
- Organization and running the trip.

Danube Cruise Program - 8 days


Tour highlights: Danube and Sava Delta under Kalemegdan fortress in Belgrade [starting point of the tour]. Sail on Danube and Đerdap Gorge is a remarkable display of nature and scenic waterways. Smederevo Fortress with an uneven triangle base from 15th century is one of the biggest fortresses in the plains in Europe.

Ram town and its Roman ruins from 12th century.
Danube and Morava Delta. Srebrno jezero, created by closing off one of Danube's side flows. Ideal for fishing and relaxation. 300 meters wide and 13km long. Gradište at the Pek and Danube Delta. Place for gold washing at the place where

Danube is 2km wide.

Golubac Fortress [Fortress of the Cursed Jerina] at the very beginnig of Đerdap Gorge. One of the most scenic fortresses from 14h century. Lepenski Vir - archeological location with unique artifacts from paleolite and neolite periods. Tabula

Traiana - carved into stone in 103 B. C. as a landmark for building a roman road during the rule of Traian. Strbac Monastery and the best panoramic view of Đerdap Gorge for photo safari. sightseeing of Belgrade and an unforgetable night on one of the rafts in Belgrade.

Day 1: Friday [46km] - Downstream
Arrival at Belgrade Airport. Transfer to the port. Boarding the URAN yacht. Cruise to Smederevo [3 - 4 hours]. Dinner and rest.

Day 2: Saturday [58km] - Downstream
Breakfast. Sightseeing of the fortress and the museum. Cruise to Gradiste - Srebrno jezero. Quick stop in Ram. Lunch in a fish cottage. Departure for Gradište. Accommodation in the hotel Srebrno jezero. Dinner and Rest.

Day 3: Sunday [22 kilometara] - Downstream
Breakfast. Sightseeing of Srebrno jezero. Cruise to Golubac. Accommodation in hotel Golubovac. Lunch. Sightseeing if the Golubac Fortress [Jerina's City]. Swimming. Dinner and rest. Instead of swimming there is an option for a visit to Tuman

Monastery 15km from Golubovac.

Day 4: Monday [51km] - Downstream
Breakfast. Cruise to Donji Milanovac. Entrance and cruise through scenic Đerdap Gorge. Accommodation in hotel Lepenski Vir. Lunch. Sightseeing of the paleolite and neolite archeological digs. Dinner and rest.

Day 5: Tuesday [48km] - Downstream/Upstream
Breakfast. Cruise through the small and large pot of Đerdap Gorge up to Tabula Traiana. Anchor in Strbac. Land transfer to Strbac Monastery. Ethnic Lunch. Return to Donji Milanovac. Dinner and rest.

Day 6: Wednesday [70km]
Breakfast. Cruise to Gradiste. Breakfast in Dobra Bay with a visit to the village. Continue cruising to Srebrno jezero. Accommodation, dinner and rest.

Day 7: Thursday [120km + Sightseeing of Belgrade]
Breakfast. Departure for Belgrade by minibus. Lunch in Belgrade. Sightseeing tour of the city and NATO bombing ruins. Accommodation in hotel. Goodbye Party with dinner and music on one of the famous rafts in Belgrade. Rest.

Day 8: Friday
Early breakfast. Transfer to Belgrade Airport

What else:
- Check out the route that was visited by over 500 boats and yachts during 2005.
- Swimming in the calm waterways of Danube.
- Healthy ethnic food served in fish cottages by the river.
- Fresh air and nearness to the forests around Danube.
- Relax and enjoy nature the ancient way.
- Surprise gift.

Uran Yacht [Details]:
10, 5m x 3, 2m x 4m. Weight: 10t.
2 cabins with 7 beds. Living room, kitchen and toilet. Three decks for sunbathing, taking photos, fishing and relaxation.

Fishing and diving equipment. Living room with audio system, TV and sonar.
Refreshments [coffee, tea, juice, soda...]

Tour details:
- 7 half boards,
- 6 lunches,
- A number of transfers,
- Guide Service: 2 + 1,
- Tickets for all locations

Bus Tour in Belgrade


Starting point in front of the hotel. Going away by bus for sightseeing Belgrade: Federal Assembly, City Hall, "Ivo Andric" Museum [Nobel Prize winner for literature], St. Marko Church, St. Sava's Temple [one the biggest orthodox churches on the world], "Josip Broz Tito" Museum, "Slavija" Square, Kralja Milana street, Terazije Square with fountain, Square of the Republic - National Theatre and National Museum, Kalemegdan Fortress, Cathedral Church, Princess Ljubica's Pansion, Restaurant "?", Footbal Stadiums of "Crvena Zvezda" [Red Star] and "Partizan".

New Belgrade: "Sava" Congress Center, Museum of Modern Art. Lunch in someone of the restaurants in Gardos or on Danube.
 
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