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The Danube Secrets – National Park Djerdap

The Danube Secrets – National Park Djerdap
Day 1th: Meeting of passengers and representatives of the agency at the airport Nikola Tesla – Belgrade. Transfer to the hotel. Free time. Overnight.Day 2nd: Breakfast. Sightseeing of Belgrade by cruising the Danube and Sava Rivers. Along the 18 kilometres sail, enjoy the beauty of the city, lunch on a boat with Serbian wine and brandy [rakija].After compliancy tour continues with Belgrade panorama sightseeing which includes sites of City Parliament, Federal Parliament, Terazije Square, Republic Square, Students’ Square, Belgrade Fortress, City Gate [“Varoš kapija”], New Belgrade, Topčider Hill, Dedinje, Oslobodjenje Square, Slavija Square, Nikola Pašić Square. Return to the hotel. Overnight.Day 3rd: Breakfast. Departure to Eastern Serbia and Djerdap Gorge.
Short break is planned on the Srebrno jezero [Silver Lake]. Continuing voyage towards Golubac, a town where Danube is 6 kilometres wide and for that reason called “Serbian sea”. Danube is on its widest part decorated by Golubac Fortress, one of the most beautiful fortresses on its whole course. After visiting the fortress and break for taking photos, along the valley of Djerdap Gorge group arrives at the hotel “Lepenski Vir“. Spare time. Visit to the museum “Lepenski Vir” and going on Captains Miša Hill for dinner. From this hill there is the best view of the Danube in its entire course, and art lovers can enjoy seeing open – air wood gallery. Accommodation in the hotel on the Danube bank. Spare time in the afternoon and in the evening.Day 4th: Breakfast. Photo Safari tour in National Park with viewing the inhabitants and amazing natural sights. After hunting, lunch with music and party under the open sky is prepared. Those without these ambitions can visit the observation hills of the National Park and enjoy the unique Djerdap view. From there we move to Kladovo to visit the Archeological Museum of the town. Trip continues towards Vratna and visiting of its attractions: Monastery Vratna, farm of mouflons, and the unique wonder of nature, Vratanjske Kapije [Vratanjske Gates], rocks which made rare and odd forms hanging over the Gorge of the little Vratna River. Departure to Negotin. Visit of a birth house of a famous Serbian composer Stevan Stojanović Mokranjac. Accommodation in the hotel. Spare time. Overnight.Day 5th: Breakfast. Setting off from Negotin to the village Rajac along the narrow way, above which a village of wine cellars under the name “Rajačke pimnice” is rising. This is the small town built of trimmed stone and logs. After visiting wine cellars [“Pimnice”] and wine tasting, lunch is planned in the St. Trifun restaurant, and the specialties of the national cuisine of Negotin area are served. We leave “Pimnice” late in the afternoon, when return to Belgrade is planned.
Accommodation in the hotel in Belgrade. Spare time in the evening. Overnight.Day 6th: Breakfast. Transfer to the airport; Departure.Day 1th: Arrival to Belgrade. Meeting of passengers and representatives of the agency at the airport Nikola Tesla – Belgrade. Transfer to the hotel. Spare time. Overnight.

Day 2nd: Breakfast. Route: Belgrade – Vrnjačka Banja [spa]
Sanctum places of Serbian capital [St. Petka Chapel and Church Ružica, Orthodox Church and Patriarch’s residence, St. Sava’s Temple, the biggest Orthodox Temple in the Balkans]. Departure to Vrnajčka banja. Visit to the Monasteries Pokajnica, Manasija, and Ravanica; lunch in the monastery. Arrival to Vrnajčka banja. Accommodation. Overnight.

Day 3rd: Breakfast. Route: Vrnajčka banja – Monasteries Žiča, Ljubostinja, KalenićVrnjačka Banja. Lunch is planned in Monastery Kalenić. Visit to the open – air Museum “Kalenić” and familiarizing with the old Serbian crafts: weaving, spinning, knitting, basket weaving. Presentation of the national architecture and traditional usable objects.
Return to Vrnjačka Banja. Accommodation. Overnight.

Day 4th: Breakfast. Spare time. Route: Vrnjačka BanjaMonastery Studenica.
Visit to Monasteries Djurdjevi Stupovi, Sopoćani. Arrival to Monastery Studenica. Lunch. Accommodation in the Monastery’s residential building and presence to the evening prayer. Overnight

Day 5th: Breakfast in the Monastery residential building. Route: Studenica – Ovčar banja [spa] – Ovčarsko – Kablarska Gorge – Valjevo

Visit to Monastery Gradac [long hiking tour] and St. Peter’s Church on the way to Ovčar Banja. Arrival to Ovčar banja. Lunch in the national restaurant. Visit to the Monasteries of Ovčarsko – Kablarska Gorge: Vavedenje [Presentation of the Virgin], Vaznesenje [Resurrection], Sretenje [Meeting of Our Lord in the Temple], Svete Trojice Blagovestenje [Annunciation of Holy Trinity], Ilinje, Savinje, Nikolje, Jovanje i Uspenje [Dormition]. Departure to Valjevo. Accommodation. Overnight.

Day 6th: Breakfast. Route: Valjevo – village Sitarice – Valjevo.
Petnica cave, Research Center in Petnica. Visit to the old city center Tešnjar, Muselin’s konak [hist. castle, palace], the monument of the greatest Serbian army commander Živojin Mišić, and the monument of poetess Desanka Maksimović]. Visit of the Monasteries Ćelije and Lelić in which are the relics of the Bishop Nikolaj Velimirović, the Orthodox theologian and writer from 20th century. Visit to the Monastery Pustinja from 14th century, built during the rule of the Nemanjić royal family.

Visit to the village Sitarice on the hillsides of Medvednik Mountain. This is the place with traditional, old Serbian houses, outbuildings, folklore, customs and traditional dishes of Serbian cuisine are preserved and cherished. In the yard of an old authentic village house, Serbian dining table brimming with national dishes and drinks, traditional Serbian host, songs and dancing typical for this part of Serbia, welcomes guests.
Return to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 7th Breakfast. Route: Valjevo – Soko Grad – Monastery Tronoša – Tršić – Belgrade
Departure from Valjevo. Arrival to Soko Grad and visit to the Monastery Complex of “Soko Grad”. Short break. Departure to Monastery Tronoša and Trsić. Visit to the Monastery Tronoša and monastery residential building. Visit to the Ethnographic Commemorative Park and Commemorative House dedicated to the father of Serbian literacy Vuk Stefanović Karadžić in Tršić. Lunch break and individual activities.
Departure to Belgrade in the evening. Accommodation in the hotel. Overnight.

Day 8th: Breakfast. Transfer to the airport; departure.

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.

East Serbia Tour – Stara planina

East Serbia Tour – Stara Planina, Romuliana, Lepenski Vir, Djerdap

Tour highlights: Horse carriage ride and a visit to ergella in Ljubičevo, Visit to the Bee Monument in Kamenovo, Visit to Gornjak, Vratna and Manasija monasteries, Visit and swim in Borsko Lake, Visit to Brestovacka, Gamzigradska i Soko Banja spas.

Drive along the Danube highways and visit the Djerdap National Park.
– visit to the paleolite and neolite digs in Lepenski Vir,
– visit to Felix Romuliana ruins from the period of Roman Emperor Maximilanus,
– visit to Stara Planina and it’s peaks Babin Zub and Midzor,
– visit to Resavska Cave, one of the most unique caves in this part of Europe,
– visit to Belgrade with sightseeing and an unforgetable night on one of the rafts.

Day 1: Friday [85km]
Arrival at the Belgrade Airoport. Transfer to Požarevac. Quick stop for sightseeinf of Ljubičevo and Horce Carriage ride on the way to Požarevac. Accommodation in hotel Boem. Dinner in the fish restaurant in Kostolac on Danube. Rest.

Day 2: Saturday [184km]
Breakfast. Departure for Donji Milanovac on Danube. Sightseeing of Kamenovo village, home to numerous bee farmers. Ride through Homoljska Valley and Gornjacka Gorge. Visit to Gornjak Monastery from 14th century. Departure for Borsko Lake. Rest and swimming. Lunch in Brestovacka Banja Spa. Arrival at the hotel Lepenski Vir. Dinner and rest.

Day 3: Sunday [238km]
Breakfast. Sightseeing of Lepenski Vir and its paleolite and neolite archeological digs. Drive and sightseeing of Djerdap National Park with lunch in Kladovo. Sightseeing of Vratna Monastery and Mt. Miroc. Dinner and rest in Gamzigradska Banja Spa.

Day 4: Monday [111km]
Breakfast. Departure for Stara Planina. Visit to Felix Romuliana, archeological location from the period of the Roman Emperor Maximilianus. Arrival at Babin Zub, accommodation, lunch and free afternoon. Dinner and rest.

Day 5: Tuesday [95km]
Breakfast. Hiking tour, 12km long, to Mt. Midzor 2, 170m] or a shorter option to the Babin Zub Peak. Lunch. Departure for Soko Banja. Dinner and rest.

Day 6: Wedresday [163km]
Breakfast. Sightseeing of Soko Banja Spa and medieval Soko Grad. Departure over Mt. Rtanj to Krivi Vir. Quick stop for herbla tea shopping along the way. Also degustation of cheeses and a visit to Manasija Monastery from 15th century. Continuing to Resavska Cave and Mt. Beljanica. Lunch in a restaurant next to Veliki Buk waterfalls. Return to Despotovac, accommodation, dinner and rest.

Day 7: Thursday
Breakfast. Departure for Belgrade by minibus. Lunch in Belgrade. Sightseeing tour of the city and NATO bombing ruins. Accommodation in hotel. Goodbye Party with dinner and music on one of the famous rafts in Belgrade. Rest.

Day 8: Friday
Early breakfast. Transfer to Belgrade Airport

What else:
– eat healthy ethnic food and take honey from Kamenovo and cheese from Krivi Vir as souvenirs,
– spend time in the fresh mountain air, beneficial for people with respiratory problems,
– stress management program in hotel Babin Zub,
– relax and enjoy nature the ancient way,
– receive a surprise gift.

Tour details:
– 7 half boards,
– 6 lunches,
– a number of transfers: Guide Service: 2 + 1,
– tickets for all locations.

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Danube Serbia – Cruising the river

Danube Serbia – Cruising the Danube and Sava Rivers

Day 1th: Meeting of passengers and representatives of the agency at the airport Nikola Tesla – Belgrade. Transfer to the hotel. Free time. Overnight.

Day 2nd: Breakfast. Sightseeing of Belgrade by cruising the Danube and Sava Rivers. Along the 18 kilometres sail, enjoy the beauty of the city, lunch on a boat with Serbian wine and brandy [rakija].

After compliance tour continues with Belgrade panorama sightseeing which includes sites of City Parliament, Federal Parliament, Terazije Square, Republic Square, Students’ Square, Belgrade Fortress, City Gate [“Varoš kapija”], New Belgrade, Topčider Hill, Dedinje, Oslobodjenje Square, Slavija Square, Nikola Pašić Square. Return to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 3rd: Breakfast. Departure to Eastern Serbia and Djerdap Gorge.
Short break is planned on the Srebrno jezero [Silver Lake]. Continuing voyage towards Golubac, a town where Danube is 6 kilometres wide and for that reason called “Serbian sea”. Danube is on its widest part decorated by Golubac Fortress, one of the most beautiful fortresses on its whole course. After visiting the fortress and break for taking photos, along the valley of Djerdap Gorge group arrives at the hotel “Lepenski Vir“. Spare time. Visit to the museum “Lepenski Vir” and going on Captains Miša Hill for dinner. From this hill there is the best view of the Danube in its entire course, and art lovers can enjoy seeing open – air wood gallery. Accommodation in the hotel on the Danube bank. Spare time in the afternoon and in the evening.

Day 4th: Breakfast. Photo Safari tour in National Park with viewing the inhabitants and amazing natural sights. After hunting, lunch with music and party under the open sky is prepared. Those without these ambitions can visit the observation hills of the National Park and enjoy the unique Djerdap view. From there we move to Kladovo to visit the Archeological Museum of the town. Trip continues towards Vratna and visiting of its attractions: Monastery Vratna, farm of mouflons, and the unique wonder of nature, Vratanjske Kapije [Vratanjske Gates], rocks which made rare and odd forms hanging over the Gorge of the little Vratna River. Departure to Negotin. Visit of a birth house of a famous Serbian composer Stevan Stojanović Mokranjac.
Accommodation in the hotel. Spare time. Overnight.

Day 5th: Breakfast. Setting off from Negotin to the village Rajac along the narrow way, above which a village of wine cellars under the name “Rajačke pimnice” is rising. This is the small town built of trimmed stone and logs. After visiting wine cellars [“Pimnice”] and wine tasting, lunch is planned in the St. Trifun restaurant, and the specialties of the national cuisine of Negotin area are served. We leave “Pimnice” late in the afternoon, when return to Belgrade is planned.
Accommodation in the hotel in Belgrade. Spare time in the evening. Overnight.

Day 6th: Breakfast. Transfer to the airport; Departure.Day 1th: Arrival to Belgrade. Meeting of passengers and representatives of the agency at the airport Nikola Tesla – Belgrade. Transfer to the hotel. Spare time. Overnight.

The Danube Secrets

The Danube Secrets

 

Day 1th: Meeting of passengers and representatives of the agency at the airport Nikola Tesla – Belgrade. Transfer to the hotel. Free time. Overnight.

Day 2nd: Breakfast. Sightseeing of Belgrade by cruising the Danube and Sava Rivers. Along the 18 kilometres sail, enjoy the beauty of the city, lunch on a boat with Serbian wine and brandy [rakija].

After compliance tour continues with Belgrade panorama sightseeing which includes sites of City Parliament, Federal Parliament, Terazije Square, Republic Square, Students’ Square, Belgrade Fortress, City Gate [“Varoš kapija”], New Belgrade, Topčider Hill, Dedinje, Oslobodjenje Square, Slavija Square, Nikola Pašić Square. Return to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 3rd: Breakfast. Departure to Eastern Serbia and Djerdap Gorge.
Short break is planned on the Srebrno jezero [Silver Lake]. Continuing voyage towards Golubac, a town where Danube is 6 kilometers wide and for that reason called “Serbian sea”. Danube is on its widest part decorated by Golubac Fortress, one of the most beautiful fortresses on its whole course. After visiting the fortress and break for taking photos, along the valley of Djerdap Gorge group arrives at the hotel “Lepenski Vir“. Spare time. Visit to the museum “Lepenski Vir” and going on Captains Miša Hill for dinner. From this hill there is the best view of the Danube in its entire course, and art lovers can enjoy seeing open – air wood gallery. Accommodation in the hotel on the Danube bank. Spare time in the afternoon and in the evening.

Day 4th: Breakfast. Photo Safari tour in National Park with viewing the inhabitants and amazing natural sights. After hunting, lunch with music and party under the open sky is prepared. Those without these ambitions can visit the observation hills of the National Park and enjoy the unique Djerdap view. From there we move to Kladovo to visit the Archeological Museum of the town. Trip continues towards Vratna and visiting of its attractions: Monastery Vratna, farm of mouflons, and the unique wonder of nature, Vratanjske Kapije [Vratanjske Gates], rocks which made rare and odd forms hanging over the Gorge of the little Vratna River. Departure to Negotin. Visit of a birth house of a famous Serbian composer Stevan Stojanović Mokranjac.
Accommodation in the hotel. Spare time. Overnight.

Day 5th: Breakfast. Setting off from Negotin to the village Rajac along the narrow way, above which a village of wine cellars under the name “Rajačke pimnice” is rising. This is the small town built of trimmed stone and logs. After visiting wine cellars [“Pimnice”] and wine tasting, lunch is planned in the St. Trifun restaurant, and the specialties of the national cuisine of Negotin area are served. We leave “Pimnice” late in the afternoon, when return to Belgrade is planned. Accommodation in the hotel in Belgrade. Spare time in the evening. Overnight.

Day 6th: Breakfast. Transfer to the airport; Departure.Day 1th: Arrival to Belgrade. Meeting of passengers and representatives of the agency at the airport Nikola Tesla – Belgrade. Transfer to the hotel. Spare time. Overnight.