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Western Serbia Route - Zlatibor, Soko Grad, Šarganska Osmica, Mećavnik, Sirogojno


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, therapeutical 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,.
- stopića Cave,

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.

Wine Routes of Serbia - Vršac vineyards

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 wagons 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

Visit Subotica - Karadjordjevo and Palić

Subotica, the economic and cultural centre of North Vojvodina, near the Hungarian border. Its beauty is enhanced by numerous hotels, restaurants and beaches. Karadjordjevo, near Subotica is a famous stud farm established as far back as 1885 as a property of the Austro - Hungarian empire. It still today breeds race horses. It is set within a hunting reservation whose stags, wild boars and moufflons attract hunters from around Europe.

Spa in Spa - Sokobanja adventure


When you think vacation, fresh clean air, untouched nature, and relaxation - Think about Sokobanja. Unique! One word describes harmony of nature, tradition, relaxation, and good amusement, everything in one place - Sokobanja.

This oasis of Oxygen is situated 240km from Belgrade and 60km from Nis. Embraced by number of parks and pin forests it will relive your breath. Don't miss opportunity to visit park - "Banjica", central park, "Borici" and park "Cuka II".

Known from the Roman time, it didn't lose her glow and Beauty. On the well-known marble promenade you can seethe Old Turkish Bath - Amam from the XV century, which was built on foundations of Roman bathtubs. Duke Milos used to enjoy here, and you can see his bath even today. This symbol of Sokobanja, which is unque in this part of Balkan, wins over people with its charm. Across the Turkish bath there is "Milosev Konak", built for the needs of administration of that time. Nowdays you can enjoy drinking coffee and watching the biggest marble promenade in Serbia.

For years many famous persons used to relax in Sokobanja, it was also inspiration for number of verse sand novels…And like Mosa Odalovic said:" State of an emergency on the whole planet! The world is measured and cut out again. Everybody wants to built Sokobanja, but God said:" It exists somewhere already!"


Medieval Love!

Medieval legend about tragic love young prince and beautiful Elefterija has been retold for years in this area. Now day's two well-known picnic grounds are named after them - Zupan and Lepterija.

Up the river Moravica, the place where new love is born old revived this myth about eternal love inspires number of couples to enjoy walking the endless forests paths. Very beautiful river beaches: Zupan, The six Casks, Gentleman, and the crystal clear mountain river Moravica give an excellent refreshes and place for getting together on hot summer days and evenings. Lepterija presents the real heaven for barbecue and play especially for children. 400m from Lepterija there are Sokograd. This Bizantium fortress [IV-VI] was landowners home in medieval Serbia. In 1413 it was destroyed in struggles for the throne by sultan Musa.

Godmothers image in rock is very attractive. This natural phenomenon of an image can be seen from the picnic ground Lepterija, above the river high in the rocks.
Enjoy in getting together in this gorgeous environment, which will conquer your heart at the first meeting. That love will revive all the good things and inspire you to come back again.


Mistique of Rtanj!

After you go through magic of Sokobanja, satisfied with evening amusement, number of restaurant and nightclubs, when you are prepared for adventures and irresistible call of nature, point to the north and you will see magnificent Rtanj. This mountain, like an ancient pyramid, comes to the surface from the pleasant valley.

For thousand of years number of secrets hidden there has attracted many adventures and curious looks. "Fierry balls", a natural phenomenon which can be seen only on this mountain, the legend about volcano, numbers of underground springs and caves and endless pastures full of well known Rtanj tea are just a part of a long story which has been told through centuries and make this mountain special and worth of your attention.

Nowdays you can hear the legend about visitors from others planets also as the story about researching of Rtanj and its miracles by the scientist from all over the world.

However, climbing this mountain you will revive your adventure temperament and find out many hidden mysteries. When you come to the highest point of this mountain [1560m], gorgeous look which goes to the river Sava and Danube in the north, also as incredible fresh air and clouds which pass by, will make you fill like you touched the heavenly blueness!


Green secret!

Sokobanja breathes by the essence of pine wood and Ozren makes her lungs. The best way to feel the breath of this untouched nature is to go into detecting of green secret and mystery! On the slopes of this mountain you can see the biggest and the most beautiful waterfall in Serbia, so-called Ripaljka. It has been under protection of the State since 1948.

Deep in the forest, on one colorful clearing there is the Armenian monks monastery from the 14 century. This is the place where many people get together to celebrate Saint Archangel. Now, task for you! Try to find out the cave, small lake teeming with the trout, the highest point of Ozren - "Ostra Cuka", the "Stone of love", "Djerdjelez" spring, "Maidens Stone", picnic ground "Kalinovica"… Please, don't lose hope in the mountain hasn't discovered all her secret and mysteries.


The Environment!

Besides the pleasures that Sokobanja offers you mustn't miss the opportunity to visit others sights and beauties.

Felix Romuliana is situated 70km from Sokobanja, on the road of Roman emperors, near Zajecar. Even today, seventy centuries later, it is necessary to have hard fillings when you are in this Tsar palace where the ideology of one Empire built the myth of Gallery praised him to the skies. This Tsar palace from the IV century is candidate for the list of cultural inheritance under protection of UNESCO.

Following the ancient Roman roads you will come to Mediana. Summer residence of Roman emperors from the IV century situated in Nis, on the gate of East and North, will make you fill some Roman adventures.

Untouched nature and great history makes the treasure of the eastern Serbia. The Old Mountain with its highest point Babin Zub stands out among number of mountains and forests. The place where you can find many animals like deer, lynx and other wild animals makes the real heaven for hunters and people who enjoy nature. Attractive paths and a lot of snow make this mountain attractive destination.

Facts, myths and legends are intertwined with interesting stories, monuments and churches of this area. The monastery in Lipovac, the Church of Holly Trinity in Adrovac where the Russian colonel Rajevski was buried, inspiration for Vronski from the well-known novel Ana Karenjina, Bovan Town and many other objects are trials of many different people and their customs. All of this increases our tourist offer.


The Eastern Adventure!

How many impressions can stay in one day? You will have the answer if you get into the eastern adventure. Following the road to Knjazevac, 11km from Sokobanja, on the foothill of the mountain Devica, near Vrelo village, the river Moravica appears. Instead of risen and strong you will see numbers of imperceptible, calm and persistent spring, which flow into one very small, crystal clear lake and downstream, into the river Moravica. Fresh trout from nearby lake, beautiful Saint Ilias Church and look to the wooden Devica make excellent conditions for picnic of your dreams.

Five kilometers from this place, in the area of Sesalac village, there is the cave of Sesalac Winding, macadam road from Sesalac village to the cave will arouse your interest for exploring and adventure. 200 meters long lighten path enables you to enjoy the caves decorations, small caves lakes and small lost rive. Strange filling of tranquility and primordial protect will arouse Neanderthal spirit of yours.


Enjoy!

Healthy man-works love and plays. We do not suspect that you are hard working, don't worry about love, you will fall in love in Sokobanja, and amusements, let us organize that. Sokobanja`s cultural summer traditionally lasts for 100 days. During that time we organize concerts, exhibitions, poetic evening, traditional manifestations, like "The Golden hands", "The best accordion", medical herbs festival and many others.

You will have opportunity to try out and compete in many sports like basketball, football, tennis, beach volley, mountain bike, and paragliding…

French and brisk Sokobanja`s air always make you hungry. Tasty food, first class service and well-known Sokobanja`s cheese are waiting just for you in over the 20 restaurants.
Nightlife, neither to noisy nor to quiet, in many open-air restaurants with live music, cafe bars and restaurants will make you stay in Sokobanja unforgettable and special.


Aquatic challenge!

When you come to this area, tired of disturbance and daily city drab, desirous of heath and freshness, which only Sokobanja can offer, the real thing, which will attract your attention and show that you are on the right road is the lake of Bovan. Situated near the road, which connect Sokobanja and Aleksinac, popular "Bovan" is the most visited lake in the eastern Serbia.

If you are fishing, swimming or water sports fun, or you just like walking and camping in pure and beautiful countryside, you will enjoy the time spent in this aquatic kingdom. The great number of fish species in the lake makes the real challenge for experienced fishermen as a lot of fishing competitions makes the real attraction.

Visiting the lake of Bovan will make your stay in Sokobanja interesting and with the beauties of this place you will fulfill yourself with the eternal memories.


Spa in Spa!

Enjoy the nature and refresh your senses! 14km from Sokobanja, on the slopes of gorgeous Bukovik, wooded mountain with the fresh air, drink water and a beautiful picnic ground is Banja Josanica, the unique link between nature and tourism.

Known in the time of Romans, medical springs eliminate diseases like stomach diseases, bladder and genital diseases, diabetes, blood vessels disease, rheumatism and many others. Local residents will greet you warmly, offer you many local specialties and legends and show you the way to many cultural and historical monuments. A small church "Uspenje Svete Bogorodice" [Arising of the Holy mother] situated in the center of Josanica, built in the 14. Century is the oldest and most important monument in this part of Serbia. There is the building of church taverns from the IX century with museum exhibition and watermill from the Turkish period.

At the end of a day, when you find out all beautiful places from Josanica you will take wonderful experience personified by health and nature.


The Northern adventure!

Ancient people knew how respect luxury and natural resources of Sokobanja`s gifts. From ancient times this was the place where different people settled down. They left trails, which can never lose their beauties and glow. One of them is well-known Vrmdza town.

One of 150 Latin fortresses, Vrdzma town was built by Romans between IV and VI century and has overcome many conquerors. In 1413 in the time of Turkish battles for the trone it was destroyed. It has never been renovated. Now day's village Vrdzma is situated here.

Not far away from it, only 3 kilometers to Rtanj, there is the lake of Vrdzma. You can reach this mountain pearl with the crystal clear water going through the green forest full of medical herbs, wild strawberries, blackberries and mushrooms. At the end of the path beautiful lake, untouched countryside excellent for picnic and relaxation are waiting for you. If you spend unforgettable moments here you will become a part of a perfect kingdom, kingdom of nature, which will make you fill healthy and rested.

Visit Republic Square in Belgrade, Serbia


Starting point at Republic Square, in front of Monument to Prince Mihailo. Over viewing the old building of National Theater. After that, visiting the National Museum, then going to the Students Square, over viewing Kapetan Misino zdanje [the Rector's Palace], besides opportunity to visit Ethnographic Museum. After that, going to the Kalemegdan fortress - Roman Well, Belgrade Victor Monument, Military Museum, different monuments, astronomic observatory, City Zoo, panoramic view on confluence of rivers Sava and Danube, as well as panoramic view on New Belgrade and Zemun.

After sightseeing Kalemegdan, going back through Knez Mihailova street [pedestrian area] where, in street itself and in surrounding streets, you can visit galleries  restaurants, and do your shopping in world famous shops. After finishing sightseeing Knez Mihailova street, at point of restaurant Ruski car [Emperor of Russia], going away, over the Square of the Republic to Skadarlija, old bohemian quarter of Belgrade. Lunch in someone of the restaurants.

Route of Royal Vineyards / Sumadija, Oplenac, Topola

Topola, in the heart of Sumadija, an administrative center and a fortified town from which runs the leader Karadjordje Petrovic the first Serbian uprising against the Turkish rule. Oplenac above Topola with the mausoleum of the royal dynasty Karadjordjevic, and the famous church of St. George decorated with 3.500 m² of gilded mosaic.

Reveal romance in Vojvodina (Dundjerski castle - Kovilj - Fruska Gora)

A picturesque castle in the Vojvodina plain near Bečej, nowadays hotel "Fantast". The pre - war landowner and wealthy heir, Bogdan Dundjerski built the castle between 1919 and 1923 together with a church and chapel the latter of which was decorated by the owner's close friend, the famous Uroš Predić. Dundjerski, a passionate lover of horses set up a stud farm with 1.400 thoroughbred horses which still exists today on a somewhat smaller scale.

Day 1th: Arrival to Belgrade. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. Dinner. Spare time. Overnight.

Day 2nd: Breakfast. Route: Novi Sad - Sremski Karlovci - Palić.
Departure to Novi Sad. Visit to the old city center of Novi Sad [Sloboda Square, Orthodox Church, Vladičinski Palace, City Hall, Cathedral, Dunavska Street, Nikolajevska Church, Serbian National Theatre, Mladenački [Newlyweds] Square, bridges on the Danube, Sahat Tower], Petrovaradin Fortress.

Departure to Sremski Karlovci, the center of Serbian spiritual and secular power; visit to Orthodox Church, Patriarchate Court, Main Square and High School of Karlovci. Wine tasting in one of old wine cellars, lunch in restaurant "Kod 4 lava" with traditional dining table of Vojvodina. Departure to Palić in the evening. Dinner at national restaurant Majkin salaš [homestead]. Overnight at Cvetni salas.

Day 3rd: Breakfast. Route: Palić - Dundjerski castle.
Visit to the Palic; Lake and park, one of the most beautiful in Serbia. We suggest driving by lake or riding bicycles through the beautiful baroque park. Trip continues to the famous castle of Dundjerski family - Fantast [1919]. Visitors will hear a romantic story about this castle and love between Bogdan Dundjerski and beautiful Mara. Visitors can enjoy horse riding within castle. This castle Bečame one of the trademarks of Vojvodina thanks to its beauty. Diner in the castle restaurant; traditional dishes and national music orchestra - tamburaši [tambourines orchestra]. Overnight.

Day 4th: Breakfast. Route: Dundjerski castle - Kovilj - Fruska Gora - Belgrade.

Departure to Kovilj. Visit to the Monastery in Kovilj. Tasting of famous Kovilj's brandies [rakija] and honey from the monastery; visit to a house of Laza Kostić [1841 - 1910], one of the greatest Serbian poets who wrote one of the most beautiful love poems dedicated to Lenka Dundjerski - "Santa Maria de la Salute". Trip continues towards Fruška Gora with visiting two of 17 monasteries. The monastery Krusedol [built from 1509 to 1516] and Monastery Grgeteg [built from 1465 to 1485]. Arrival to Belgrade. Accommodation. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 5th: Breakfast. Transfer to the airport; departure.

Serbian Monasteries Nemanjić and Žiča


Nemanjic's Monasteries - The monastery of Zica, a foundation of King Stefan the First - Crowned from the beginning of 13 century. It used to be the seat of the first Serbian archbishopric and archbishop Sava Nemanjic. Here was crowned Stefan the First - Crowned, the first Serbian ruler "wreathed by the royal crown" in 1217.

Studenica monastery, a foundation of Stefan Nemanja which the creator of the Serbian state and church built at the peak of his power toward the end of 12 century was the seat of creation of first Serbian literary works and early Serbian fresco painting. The Church of the Virgin served also as the mausoleum of the dynasty and its founder.

Meet Serbia Sirogojno - Sarganska osmica - Mokra Gora - Zlatibor - Sremski Karlovci


Day 1th: Meeting of passengers and representatives of the agency at the airport Nikola Tesla - Belgrade. Transfer to the hotel. Sight - seeing of the city with a professional tourist guide.

Itinerary: the City Parliament, the Federal Parliament, Terazije Street, Republic Square, Students' Square, Belgrade Fortress - Kalemegdan, City Gate ["Varos kapija"], New Belgrade, Topcider Hill, Dedinje, Oslobodjenje Square, Slavija Square, Nikola Pasic Square.

In the evening organized visit to the Belgrade Bohemian Quarter - Skadarlija. Dinner in the national restaurant with live music. Overnight..

Day 2nd: Breakfast. One - day excursion - "Reveal romance". Itinerary: Belgrade - Novi Sad - Petrovaradin Fortress - Sremski Karlovci - Salash 137 - Belgrade.
Visit to the old city lake of Novi Sad [Sloboda Square, Orthodox Church, Vladicinski Palace, City Hall, Cathedral, Dunavska Street, Nikolajevska Church, Serbian National Theatre, Mladenacki [Newlyweds] Square, bridges on the Danube, Sahat Tower], Petrovaradin Fortress.

Sremski Karlovci, the center of Serbian spiritual and secular power. Visit to Orthodox Church, Patriarchate Court, Main Square and Gymnasium of Karlovci. Visit to the one of famous wine cellars in this town.
Visit to " Salas 137 " and lunch with good dining table of Vojvodina.
Return to Belgrade. In the evening, dinner is organized on the boat restaurant
on Sava and Danube rivers. Overnight.

Day 3rd: Breakfast. Check out from the hotel. Departure to Zlatibor and Mokra Gora.
Itinerary: Belgrade, Zlatibor Mountain, Mokra Gora - Ethno village Sirogojno.
Visit to the film city of Emir Kusturica - Drvengrad. Watching the projection of the latest documentary film by Emir Kusturica, after which lunch is planned in the ethno restaurant of this unique film city. Boarding the train "Cira" and driving along the famous "Sarganska osmica" - the narrowest narrow - gage railroad which has on its 15km long route 22 tunnels, many viaducts and bridges and it represents the greatest tourist attraction in Europe at the moment. Breaks on the places with pretty views and on the place where film "Zivot je cudo" ["Life is a miracle"] by Emir Kusturica is made. Departure to ethno village " Sirogojno ". Accommodation in ethno houses and dinner in national restaurant of this unique village.

Day 4th: Breakfast. Check out and departure to tourist center " Vrnjačka Banja" [Vrnjacka Spa]. Itinerary: Village Sirogojno - Ovcarsko-kablarska Gorge - Kraljevo - Vrnjacka Spa. Visit to few of the ten monasteries of the Ovcarsko - Kablarska Gorge which are referred to as the Serb Athos. Over centuries these ten monasteries safeguarded the ancient manuscripts, out of which some were also written there. Continuing the trip and visit to monastery Zica and Ljubostinja near Kraljevo which are some of the holiest sites in Serbia. Lunch in national restaurant. Arrival at tourist center " Vrnjačka Banja ". Accommodation in hotel. Sightseeing of tourist center and dinner. Overnight.

Day 5th Breakfast. Check out from the hotel and departure to Belgrade.
Itinerary: Vrnjačka Banja - Kraljevo - Kragujevac - Oplenac - Country Club hotel Babe - Belgrade. Visit to the Memorial park "Sumarice" with Museum of the Genocide in Kragujevac town. This is the place where in World War II, Germans killed 7000 citizens of Kragujevac. Among them were three hundred pupils.

Continuing trip to Topola - Oplenac were we will visit Memorial complex of the Karadjordjevic royal family.
Lunch is planned in the exclusive vacation area " Country Club hotel Babe " at the foothill of the nearby mountain Kosmaj, where you will be specially attracted by the herd of thoroughbred horses and many else. Arrival at Belgrade. Accommodation in hotel. Dinner. Overnight..

Day 6th: Breakfast. Transfer to the airport and departure of the group.

Arrangement includes:
- transfers by high tourist class bus / mini bus during the travel,
- accommodation [3 nights in Belgrade hotel, 1 night in ethno houses of the village Sirogojno 1 night in hotel in Vrnjačka Banja tourist center,]. Type of service: Bed & breakfast [BB],
- 4 lunches, 5 dinners, no drink included during the travel,
- all tickets and sightseeing included in the program,
- a guide speaking the native language of the group provided during the trip,
- organization and running the trip.

Visit old village Kovacica, Belgrade

In 1802 the village of Kovacica with a Slovak ethnic minority was established fifty kilometers from Belgrade. In this village of numerous crafts especially developed were naive arts which have been made famous throughout the world, in the first place, by Zuzana Halupova and Martin Jonas. The international ethno centre Babka promotes unique artistic features of the region.

Jeep Tour Babin Zub - Stara Planina


Day 1: Monday Arrival at Belgrade Airport at 05:20h. Bus transfer to Dimitrovgrad which is about 340km away. Lunch in Nis. Arrival at hotel Balkan. Dinner and rest.

Attractions:
- Lunch in Niš at the famous "Amerikanac" Restaurant
- Scenic tour of the city and visit to unique monument Cele Kula.

Day 2: Tuesday
Breakfast. Departure at 9:00h with jeeps. Route: Dimitrovgrad - Smilovci - Izatovci - Slavinja - Rosomacki Kamen - Rsovci - Visocka Rzana - Dojkinci - Topli Do - Babin Zub. The route is around 100km. Ethnic lunch during one of the breaks.

Accommodation in hotel Babin Zub. Dinner and rest.

Attractions:
- Rosomaca - visit to Rosomaki Kazani,
- Visit to the Cave Church in Rsovci [famous icon Bald Jesus],
- Visocica and Dojkinacka River delta,
- Sveta Bogorodica Monastery,
- Photo Safari with several scenic peaks,
- Visit to Topli Do village,
- Babin Zub Peak.

Day 3: Wednesday
Breakfast. Route: Babin Zub - Midzor [2, 170m] - Temska River Canyon - Visocica River Canyon - Zavojsko Lake - Nisor - Pirot - Sicevacka Gorge - Niš [175km]. Lunch is in Pirot. Accommodation in hotel  Aleksandar in Nis. Welcome Pool Party, dinner and rest.

Attractions:
- Midzor - Jeep climb and hiking tour,
- Zavojsko Lake,
- St. George Monastery in Temska,
- Pirot - famous Pirot rug shopping,
- Ethnic lunch in "Mali Pevac" restaurant,
- Sicevacka Gorge,
- Night bath with a coctail party.

Note: The tour during the second and third day is performed by the professional drivers.

Day 4: Thursday
Breakfast. Bus transfer to Zabljak on Durmitor Mountain in Montenegro. Road stop in Novi Pazar [optional shopping]. Lunch upon leaving Novi Pazar in a restaurant with a private fish hatchery. Arrival on Durmitor in late afternoon. Sightseeing of Black Lake. Dinner and rest.

Day 5: Friday
Breakfast. Departure with jeeps to the peek Curevac [1, 625m]. Arrival at the entry point for rafting on Tara River. Rafting on Tara River 2 - 3 hours. Ethnic lunch in the nature. Return with jeeps to Zabljak and then a bust transfer to Zlatibor.

Accommodation in Villa "U Lugu". Dinner in the restaurant "Knjeginja" and rest.

Attractions:
- Curevac Peak. Scenic View to Tara River Canyon,
- Suspended bridge on Djurdjevica Tara [140m],
- Rafting on River Tara,
- Photo Safari,
- Ethnic Lunch in the Nature,
- Scenic Rout around Zlatibor [around 240km].

Note: professional drivers from Durmitor National Park perform 5th day of the jeep tour.

Day 6: Saturday
Breakfast. Independent jeep tour [participants driving. Departure for Mokra Gora. Ride on the attractive railroad Sarganska Osmica. This is the location of filming for Emir Kusturica film "Life is a Miracle". Arrival at Mecavnik A. K. A. "Wooden

City" which was designed and constructed by Emir Kusturica. Departure for Bajina Bašta on river Drina. Lunch. Visit to a lake and return to Zlatibor. Dinner and rest.

Option:
After the visit to Mecavnik instead of departure for Bajina Bašta, the tour goes to Sirogojno. Visit to the ethno museum. Organized shopping of famous hand - crafted souvenirs and clothing. Ethnic lunch and visit to Stopica Cave on the return route to Zlatibor. Dinner and rest.

Attractions:
- Šarganska Osmica Railroad Ride
- Mečavnik - Wooden City of the famous film director Emir Kusturica.
- Lake of River Drina [or optional village Sirogojno with shopping]
- Ethnich Lunch

Day 7: Sunday
Breakfast. Bus transfer to Belgrade and Surcin Airport with a lunch break.
Departure for Tel Aviv at 16:55h.

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:
- 6 Nights with dinners,
- 7 Lunches and Breakfasts,
- 4 Bus Transfers [Belgrade - Dimitrovgrad, Niš - Durmitor, Durmitor - Zlatibor, Zlatibor - Belgrade],
- 3 Days of Jeep Touring with Professional Drivers on Durmitor and Eastern Serbia,
- 1 Day of Jeep Touring on Zlatibor with participants driving
- 2 + 2 + 2 Guide Service,
- Passes for all the sites that will be visited on the tour.

Sightseeing four days of old Serbian town


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.

Visit Valjevo - Tara - Zlatibor - Mokra Gora - Drvengrad - Sarganska osmica


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.

Grand Tour Vrnjačka Banja - Monastery Studenica - Djurdjevi Stupovi - Kopaonik


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***, 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.

Ravanica Monastery

The monastery of Ravanica, - memorial monastery of Prince Lazar, its founder whose tomb is in the church. Lazar built it shortly before the 1389 battle with the Turks at Kosovo. Resava monastery, a memorial of Prince [Despot] Stefan Lazarevic from early 15 century, famous in the past for its copying school and now for frescoes of Holy Warriors which depict the equipment of Serbian warriors of the late Middle Ages.

Fruška Gora Monasteries


Fruška Gora monasteries represent a unique group of sacral objects founded in the period from 15th to 18th century. 15 out of 35 monasteries that were built are preserved till today. As cultural and historical values, they are under protection of UNESCO. Throuhgt history, these monasteries have represented a symbol of the Serbian resistance to the Turkish Empire and protectors of the great national treasure - sacral art and architecture, keeping the spirit and collective memory of the nation. Still active monasteries are: Krušedol, Petkovica, Rakovac, Velika Remeta, Novo Hopovo, Staro Hopovo, Jazak, Mala Remeta, Grgeteg, Beočin, Privina Glava, Šišatovac, Kuvezedin, and Vrdnik - Ravanica.

Program: 08.00 Departure from Belgrade from the assigned place.
A ride to Fruska Gora and a visit to number of monasteries in wide area of the Iriški Venac site. Visiting Hopovo monastery - one of the most significant cultural monuments in which Dositej Obradović stayed and received education. Visiting Krušedol monastery, which represents the store of the Vojvodinian baroque painting.

Continuing of the journey to Petrovaradin citadel. Visiting the citadel and the Museum of Novi Sad on the citadel. After the Petrovaradin citadel detour, continuing the journey to Sremski Karlovci.

Lunch in the "Četiri lava" restaurant in Sremski Karlovci.
Sremski Karlovci detour which consists of visiting the Patriarch court - with entering the store and the Serbian Orthodox Church Museum, and Karlovci high school - with entering the festival hall and the library of the Magistrat, the town building, with the balcony from which the jurisdiction over Serbian Vojvodina was given to its people, in 1848. Visiting Stražilovo picnic place, 4km from Sremski Karlovci, where the grave of the poet Branko Radičević lies. 20:00 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]
- Visiting Hopovo and Krušedol monasteries
- Tickets for sites and visits to cultural facilities: Visiting Petrovaradin citadel and Museum of Novi Sad, Patriarchate court, Serbian Orthodox Church Museum, Karlovci high school.
- Lunch in the "Četiri lava" restaurant in u Sremski Karlovci
- Services of the local guide
- Accompanist from the agency
- Trip organization and guidance

Minimal number of passengers is 35 for bus and 14 for mini-van.

Visit Serbian Monasteries


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.

One day tour River Tara


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 Uzice, Višegrad and Foca 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.

Experiece


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 ambiance 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, theatre 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 Monastery Mesic [15th century], located not far from Vršac.

Afterwards 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 winemaking. 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 Koviljaca [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 Sabac - 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 Trsic, 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.

Gledičke Mountains


Description: 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
 
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