6 Days - 5 Nights
Belgrade, Sremski Karlovci Novi Sad, Gradac, Mokra Gora, Ovcar-Kablar Gorge
Discovery, Culture, History
This program may be operated for individual or for groups
This is a suggested itinerary – Please call us to customize
Day 1: Belgrade
Arrival at the airport, transfer to Belgrade and check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner at the hotel. [D]
Day 2: Belgrade
Today is dedicated to a visit of Belgrade starting with the Belgrade Fortress located on the geographic border between the Pannonian Plain and the Balkan Peninsula, which in antiquity gave it an important strategic role. It stood at the crossroads of the Via Militaris which led to Constantinople and the Via Egnatia which, from Thessaloniki, entered the interior of the continent. The Sava and the Danube were major waterways. Today, the Belgrade Fortress presents itself as a classic artillery fortification, like the Petrovaradin Fortress. The different eras can be recognized by the color of the stone used in the construction. White stone is characteristic of the Byzantine period and the late Serbian period, while red stone is characteristic of the Ottoman and Austrian periods. Continue to Knez Mihajlova (Prince Michel’s Street) and Republic Square. Prince Michel’s Street is the main pedestrian street in the city of Belgrade. Due to the age and the value of its architectural heritage, including constructions dating from the 1870s, the street is included in the list of cultural monuments of exceptional importance in the Republic of Serbia, in addition to being considered one of the most beautiful pedestrian streets in Eastern Europe. It is a place to walk and a meeting point for Belgraders. Across the street are the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, the Cervantes Institute, the Goethe-Institute, the French Cultural Center and the British Council. There, you’ll also find international brands like Mango, Zara, Springfield, Reply, Azzaro, Swarowski, Cesare Paciotti, Miss Sixty, etc. Not far, located on Republic Square, is the National Museum established in 1844, the oldest museum in Serbia, is located on Republic Square, in the urban municipality of Stari grad. The museum's collections include more than 400,000 reference objects and works, including a large collection of paintings. The French Art collection includes more than 250 paintings, from the 16th century to the early 20th century. It hosts works by Gaugin, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Matisse, Monet, Degas, Pissarro, Pierre Bonnard, Callot, Charles-François Daubigny, etc. Next, you’ll have time for lunch at one of the many local restaurants. In the afternoon, visit Saint Sava Cathedral a church dedicated to Saint Sava, founder of the Serbian Orthodox Church. The cathedral was designed in a Serbo-Byzantine style, with four towers 145-foot high. The dome is 230-foot high and the main cross 39-foot, making it a total height of 269 feet, allowing the church to be clearly visible in the city skyline of Belgrade. Then, continue to the Skadarlija district, generally considered to be the bohemian district of the Serbian capital, a bit like Paris’ Montmartre, is a big attraction for tourists, not only because of its bohemian side but also for its well-known gastronomic and more popular restaurants offering Serbian cuisine, especially grilled meat served with beer. Will, take advantage of a location to have dinner before returning to the hotel for overnight. [B/D]
Day 3: Belgrade (Sremski Karlovci, Novi Sad)
Departure to Sremski Karlovci, a picturesque town 47 miles north of Belgrade, in the Vojvodina region. Sremski Karlovci is located on the right bank of the Danube, 3 miles away from Novi Sad. The city is located in the Syrmia region, in the immediate vicinity of the Fruska Gora Nature Park. Visit of the Honey and Beekeeping Museum and taste the local honey and wine. Then, we drive to Novi Sad and take time for lunch at a local restaurant by the Danube River before visiting Novi Sad, the second city of Serbia. After a tour of the city we visit the Petrovaradin Fortress lying across the Danube River in the main part of the city, known as the “Gibraltar of the Danube”. Free time to complete your visit of Novi Sad and return to Belgrade for dinner and overnight at the hotel. [B/L/D]
Day 4: Belgrade, Gradac, Mokra Gora, Ovcar Banja
This morning we drive 62 miles south-west of Belgrade to reach to reach Gradac for a quick visit of the monastery, completed an 1276 and one of the most beautiful in Serbian medieval architecture. The body of Queen Jelena was laid to rest in the large church dedicated to the Mother of God (Annunciation) after her death in 1314. After the visit drive another 68 miles to Mokra Gora and visit the ethnic village of Drvengrad, a traditional hamlet built by Emir Kusturica for his film Life is a Miracle. Drvengrad is also known as Kustendorf, as a play on German Dorf (village) and Kusturica's nickname, Kusta. The streets of the village bear the names of different people whom Kusturica holds in high esteem or whom he finds personally significant: Nikola Tesla, Ernesto Che Guevara, Diego Maradona, Ingmar Bergman, Joe Strummer, Novak Djokovic and, of course, Ivo Andric in the main street. In 2010, he was visited by famous actor Johnny Depp whose statue was unveiled during his stay. Stop at Mokra Gora for lunch and continuation to Ovcar Banja. Free time to explore on your own. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. [B/L/D]
Day 5: Ovcar Banja, Belgrade
With more than 300 monasteries built in the gorges since the 14th century, ten of which are preserved today, Ovcar-Kablar Gorge is also known as the Serbian Athos Mountains. The gorges are dug by Mount Ovcar, which rises to 3,230 feet in the south and Mount Kablar, another peak rising 2,900 feet in the north. These two mountains give their names to the gorges. Between these two depressions, the river meanders for 9 miles. Visit 2 of the monasteries in the morning. After lunch continue your visit to other monasteries (mostly within a 1 or 2-mile radius of each other). Later in the afternoon return to Belgrade for dinner at a restaurant in vintage Skadarlija street. Then overnight at the hotel. [B/L/D]
Day 6: Belgrade, USA
Breakfast at the hotel. Depending on the time of your flight, you may take advantage of possible free time to wander one last time in the capital. At the appointed time you’ll be picked-up and driven to the airport to board your flight back home. [B]
[B] = Breakfast | [D] = Dinner | [B/L] = Lunch and Dinner | [B/L/D] = Breakfast Lunch and Dinner
- Round-trip airfare USA-Belgrade
- Arrival and departure transfers
- 5 nights’ accommodation:
- Belgrade 4 nights
- Ovkar Banja 1 night
- Breakfast daily
- 3 lunches
- 5 dinners
- Sightseeing of Belgrade
- Excursion to Novi Sad
- Petrovaradin Fortress
- Drvengrad ethnic village
- Monasteries of Ovcar-Kablar Gorge
- English-speaking driver-guide
- Local English-speaking guides for tours
- Entrance fees where required
- All local taxes
Not included in tour
- Any taxes related to airfares or airports
- Meals not mentioned under inclusions
- Travel Insurance
- Tips to guides or drivers
- Expenses of a personal nature
- Any item not mentioned as “Included”
|Belgrade||Square Nine Hotel||5|
|Ovcar Banja||IG Hotel||4.5|
Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking
From: $669 including airfare
Add-ons available from all US gateways.
Prices are per person and may change without notice
These programs can be customized for individuals and for groups
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Cities and sites
The program was designed with private services; however, we may substitute shared sightseeing where available
If you prefer deluxe services we may operate this program including private driver, private guide and concierge service.
Once we have designed the program the way you want we'll give you a quote within 2 business days.
Tour Code: RS02BEG21VT
Lunches and dinners can be arranged for individuals, families and groups at top restaurants or any restaurant requested by you.
We can revise the itinerary to spend more time and provide more depth in those areas that you are interested on.
Any other changes to the itinerary will be accommodated depending on the facilities available in the area.
If you wish to use these programs for your group or as the basis for a customized journey please either call us (1-855-55-TOURS or use the web Group Quote Request.
In either case our specialists will work with to refine all the details and they will get you a quote with 2 business days. Quotes may be obtained for the air and land portions of just for the lad journey.
Booking both air and land with us will represent savings for you because of our buying power and longtime relationship with the airlines.
We will also may have the choice between regular fares and special leisure fares not available to the public.