Highlights of Serbia
Day 1 Arrival to Serbia and welcome by Panacomp Travel professional guide. Drive to Topola/Oplenac (ca 1,20 hours). Tour of the Royal Mausoleum and the Saint George Church with beautiful mosaics. Wine tasting. Visit to the Sculpture park in Arandelovac Banja Spa park /UNESCO/. Accommodation and dinner at the Izvor Hotel, wellness.
Day 2 After breakfast drive direction West Serbia. Break for short walk through the Ovcar-Kablar Gorge and boat trip to visit the St Nicholas monastery, short talks with the nuns, refreshment /juice/. Drive on to the Potpeć pećina Cave and visit, followed with lunch – mountainous trout. Dinner and overnight at the Mećavnik – Wooden Town hotel.
Day 3 After breakfast Sargan train ride at Mokra Gora. Traditional lunch. Afternoon easy walk along the Tara National Park breathtaking scenery. Return to the Mecavnik Wooden Town – Kustendorf hotel, dinner, overnight.
Day 4 After breakfast drive to Gostilje Waterfalls, easy walk through the pure nature. Continue to the Staro Selo Sirogojno Open Air Museum and sightseeing. Traditional lunch /with wooden spoons/. Visit to the Knitters Museum of the Sirogojno Company, presentation of handwork and tasting of exceptional dried fruits, that are all exported worldwide. Accommodation and dinner at the Idila Spa Hotel in Zlatibor /wellness available/.
Day 5 After breakfast in Zlatibor, we depart direction south /ca 30km/ to the Uvac Nature Reserve, and easy invigorating walk to the edge of the Uvac Canyon, from where you can see the nests of the vultures. Homemade lunch in the rural household. We continue via the Zlatar lake to Ivanjica to the Studenica Monastery, accommodation and dinner in the monastic dormitory /with monastic or traditional food, and glass of wine produced by monks/.
Day 6 After breakfast drive to Belgrade, with short sightseeing of the Žiča Monastery. En route traditional homemade brunch – lepinja with kaymak and prsut /homemade bread with kaymak and smoked ham/. Avala Mt visit, easy walk from the Student facilities to the tower, lift with panorama of the metropolis. Hotel accommodation. Dinner in Skadarlija Restaurant. Overnight.
Day 7 After breakfast morning visit to the Beli Dvor compounds and the Tito Museum – Museum of Yugoslav History. Afternoon sightseeing of Zemun, farewell dinner on the boat-restaurant in Zemun. Overnight at the Excelsior hotel.
Day 8 After breakfast transfer from hotel to Belgrade airport. Departure flight and end of program.
Price per person /double occupancy/: 785 EUR Minimum 12 participants; 850 EUR Minimum 6-11 participants; 895 EUR Minimum 4-6 participants
Included : transportation with high tourist class AC bus, entrance fee for the Oplenac Royal Mausoleum, wine tasting, entrance fee for the Arandjelovac sculpture park, 1 HB at the Izvor hotel Arandjelovac, 5 stars /wellness/, boat trip in Ovcar-Kablar Gorge, visit to the St Nicholas Monastery, entrance fee for the Potpec pecina Cave, rustic lunch – mountainous trout in Potpece village, 2 HB at the Drvengrad Mecavnik Hotel 4 stars, Sargan train ride, traditional lunch at Mokra gora train station, entrance fee for the Tara NP, entrance fee for the Staro selo Sirogojno, traditional lunch on Day 4, entrance fee for the Knitters Museum with presentation of handwoven cardigans and tasting of dried berries, 1 HB at the Idila Spa Hotel Zlatibor, 4 stars /wellness/, entrance fee for the Uvac Special Nature Reserve, traditional homemade lunch on Day 5, 1 HB at the Studenica Monastery Dormitory, homemade lunch on Day 6, tour of Avala Tower, traditional dinner at Skadarlija restaurant, entrance fees for the Beli Dvor compounds and the Museum of History of Yugoslavia, 2 BB at the Excelsior Hotel Belgrade, 3+ stars, farewell dinner in the Zemum restaurant, 24 hours Panacomp Wonderland Travel professional tourist guidance and support