5 days / 4 nights
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Historically and geographically, Belgrade and Novi Sad have played a very important role in shaping and creating the modern Serbian state. The cities that lie on the banks of the Danube river are adorned by the Kalemegdan and Petrovaradin fortresses. The tales of their history, cultural heritage and roles through the centuries are jalously kept in the Museum of Vojvodina, the Museum of Novi Sad and the National Museum of Belgrade. The monasteries of Krušedol, Staro and Novo Hopovo played an important part in spreading spirituality, education and culture in this region. At first glance, two completely different cities – Belgrade, the best kept secret of Europe, the city at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, the city that never sleeps and Novi Sad – the Serbian Athens, the European Capital of Culture, the city of museums, the center of Serbian culture and creativity, will welcome you with open arms.
Arrival in Belgrade. Transfer to the hotel.
Walking tour with your local guide: Old Town, Republic Square, Knez Mihalova Street, Kalemegdan Fortress. We will visit the church Ruzica located in the fortress dating from the 19th century.
We will keep on strolling in the Dorcol quarter and will have lunch in a restaurant in the bohemian Skadarlija quarter, said to be the „Montmartre of Belgrade“.
This afternoon, we will visit the Saint Sava temple and the museum dedicated to Nikola Tesla, a famous american-serbian scientist known for his work in the field of electricity.
Return to the hotel.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
This morning, we will go to Novi Sad which will be the European Capital of Culture in 2021. We will discover the Old Town and the Danube Street, one of the oldest in the city. We will pass in front of the Episcopal Palace, the Freedom square where we can see the town hall dating from the 19th century. We will visit the Matica gallery, which houses Serbian art from the 18th to the 20th century. We will continue our discovery by visiting the Petrovaradin fortress which is the symbol of the city, from where we will have a panoramic view of the city and the Danube river.
We will have lunch in one of the restaurants in the fortress.
This afternoon we will visit the underground galleries of the fortress, the city museum and we will see the beautiful clock with inverted hands.
We will go to a Salas, a historical home-stay of the Voivodine region and we will have dinner and spend the night there.
This morning we will visit the museum of Vojvodina which houses a beautiful collection of archaeology, history and ethnology. It will be the opportunity to discover the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of the Vojvodina region from the Paleolithic up to the 20th century. Then, departure to Sremski Karlovci, a small town with great charm. It was the cultural and spiritual center of Serbia as it sheltered the seat of the Serbian orthodox patriarchate expelled in 1690 from Kosovo. The city is also known for its wine production and gastronomy. We will visit the downtown area and have a wine tasting.
Lunch in a restaurant.
This afternoon, we will discover the Fruska Gora, the oldest national park in Serbia. In the heart of its wooded mountains, we will visit the Krusedol and Novo Hopovo monasteries founded by the Despot Brankovic dynasty in the 16th century.
Back to Belgrade. Dinner and overnight in Belgrade.
Today we will visit the National Museum founded in 1844 which houses collections of archaeology, medieval, modern and European art. Then we will go to the Zemun district on the right bank of the Danube river. We will visit the Old Town of Zemun with its Austro-Hungarian architecture and have a walk on the banks of the Danube river. We will see the Saint Nicholas church, the Gardos fortress and the old cemetery.
We will have lunch in a fish restaurant on the banks of the Danube river.
This afternoon we will visit the Museum of Yugoslavia, which houses the objects that belonged to Tito as well as all the gifts he received during his reign. We will also see his tomb situated in the House of Flowers.
At the end of the afternoon, we will take a cruise on the Sava and Danube rivers.
Dinner and overnight in Belgrade.
Free time and transfer to the airport