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Ethnology village Zlatibor, Serbia (Arrangement Zlatibor)

Ethnology village Zlatibor, Serbia (Arrangement Zlatibor)
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 – ZlatiborMokra 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.

Down the Danube to Eastern Serbia

Down the Danube to Eastern Serbia
Golubac, a unique fortress at the Djerdap gorge’s entrance built on a ridge above the Danube with its nine towers from which Prince Lazar controlled this route as early as 14 century. Lepenski Vir, a world – renowned archaeological site with a reconstructed Neolithic settlement. The Vratna canyon with its three amazing “gates” carved by the river Vratna in chalk cliffs.
Rajačke pivnice, a village of 300 wine cellars where top – quality wine exported to France used to be produced. Today rarely visited only by those with the privilege to taste wine in the still functioning cellars.
Romulijana, the best-preserved locality of late antiquity in Serbia, protected by UNESCO.
Imperial palace of the emperor Galerius, born and buried here with his mother Romula.
Ethnic Serbian Tour The Ovčarsko Kablarska gorge through which the river Western Morava carves its way and whose inaccessible slopes hide 10 Serbian Orthodox monasteries from 16 and 17 centuries which is why it is also called the “Little Serbian Holy Mountain” [i. e. Mt Athos].
Sirogojno, the oldest regular ethnic locality in Serbia, a village – museum with typical log dwellings furnished in corresponding style and equipped with utensils. A wooden church of St. Peter and Paul. A restaurant with local culinary specialties.
Zlatibor, a tourist and mountain resort at 1000m. The highest mountain is Tornik. In winter full of skiers, in summer full of hikers enjoying the fresh air and rolling meadows.
Sarganska osmica, a narrow gauge railway along which up to 1974 a train from Belgrade via Sarajevo to Dubrovnik crossed the mountain saddle between Mokra Gora and Sargan, a height difference of 300m. Today used as a tourist attraction and outdoor railway museum.
Drvengrad, built by Emir Kusturica on the hill Mecavnik while shooting his film “Life is a Wonder” and succumbing to the beauty of the local countryside.
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