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Šarganska Osmica, Mokra Gora – Two days tour

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.

Serbian Vineyards Tour with cruise

Serbian Vineyards Tour with cruise

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 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 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.

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