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Visit Serbian Monasteries

Visit Serbian Monasteries
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.

Monasteries Zica Studenica by Nemanjic

Monasteries Zica Studenica by Nemanjic

Nemanjic’s Monasteries – The monastery of Zica, a foundation of King Stefan the First – Crowned from the beginning of 13 century. It used to be the seat of the first Serbian archbishopric and archbishop Sava Nemanjic. Here was crowned Stefan the First – Crowned, the first Serbian ruler “wreathed by the royal crown” in 1217.

Studenica monastery, a foundation of Stefan Nemanja which the creator of the Serbian state and church built at the peak of his power toward the end of 12 century was the seat of creation of first Serbian literary works and early Serbian fresco painting. The Church of the Virgin served also as the mausoleum of the dynasty and its fou

Meet Serbia: Belgrade-Zlatibor-Mokra Gora

Meet Serbia: Belgrade-ZlatiborMokra Gora

Day 1th: Meeting of passengers and representatives of the agency at the airport Nikola Tesla – Belgrade. Transfer to the hotel. Sight – seeing of the city with a professional tourist guide.

Itinerary: the City Parliament, the Federal Parliament, Terazije Street, Republic Square, Students’ Square, Belgrade Fortress – Kalemegdan, City Gate [“Varos kapija”], New Belgrade, Topcider Hill, Dedinje, Oslobodjenje Square, Slavija Square, Nikola Pasic Square.

In the evening organized visit to the Belgrade Bohemian Quarter – Skadarlija. Dinner in the national restaurant with live music. Overnight..

Day 2nd: Breakfast. One – day excursion – “Reveal romance”. Itinerary: Belgrade – Novi Sad – Petrovaradin Fortress – Sremski Karlovci – Salash 137 – Belgrade. Visit to the old city lake of Novi Sad [Sloboda Square, Orthodox Church, Vladicinski Palace, City Hall, Cathedral, Dunavska Street, Nikolajevska Church, Serbian National Theatre, Mladenacki [Newlyweds] Square, bridges on the Danube, Sahat Tower], Petrovaradin Fortress.

Sremski Karlovci, the center of Serbian spiritual and secular power. Visit to Orthodox Church, Patriarchate Court, Main Square and Gymnasium of Karlovci. Visit to the one of famous wine cellars in this town.
Visit to ” Salas 137 ” and lunch with good dining table of Vojvodina. Return to Belgrade. In the evening, dinner is organized on the boat restaurant on Sava and Danube rivers. Overnight.

Day 3rd: Breakfast. Check out from the hotel. Departure to Zlatibor and Mokra Gora.
Itinerary: Belgrade, Zlatibor Mountain, Mokra Gora – Ethno village Sirogojno.
Visit to the film city of Emir KusturicaDrvengrad. Watching the projection of the latest documentary film by Emir Kusturica, after which lunch is planned in the ethno restaurant of this unique film city. Boarding the train “Cira” and driving along the famous “Sarganska osmica” – the narrowest narrow – gage railroad which has on its 15km long route 22 tunnels, many viaducts and bridges and it represents the greatest tourist attraction in Europe at the moment. Breaks on the places with pretty views and on the place where film “Zivot je cudo” [“Life is a miracle”] by Emir Kusturica is made. Departure to ethno village ” Sirogojno “. Accommodation in ethno houses and dinner in national restaurant of this unique village.

Day 4th: Breakfast. Check out and departure to tourist center ” Vrnjačka Banja” [Vrnjacka Spa]. Itinerary: Village Sirogojno – Ovcarsko-kablarska Gorge – Kraljevo – Vrnjacka Spa. Visit to few of the ten monasteries of the Ovcarsko – Kablarska Gorge which are referred to as the Serb Athos. Over centuries these ten monasteries safeguarded the ancient manuscripts, out of which some were also written there. Continuing the trip and visit to monastery Zica and Ljubostinja near Kraljevo which are some of the holiest sites in Serbia. Lunch in national restaurant. Arrival at tourist center ” Vrnjačka Banja “. Accommodation in hotel. Sightseeing of tourist center and dinner. Overnight.

Day 5th: Breakfast. Check out from the hotel and departure to Belgrade.
Itinerary: Vrnjačka Banja – Kraljevo – Kragujevac – OplenacCountry Club hotel Babe – Belgrade. Visit to the Memorial park “Sumarice” with Museum of the Genocide in Kragujevac town. This is the place where in World War II, Germans killed 7000 citizens of Kragujevac. Among them were three hundred pupils.

Continuing trip to Topola – Oplenac were we will visit Memorial complex of the Karadjordjevic royal family.
Lunch is planned in the exclusive vacation area ” Country Club hotel Babe ” at the foothill of the nearby mountain Kosmaj, where you will be specially attracted by the herd of thoroughbred horses and many else. Arrival at Belgrade. Accommodation in hotel. Dinner. Overnight..

Day 6th: Breakfast. Transfer to the airport and departure of the group.

Arrangement includes:
– transfers by high tourist class bus / mini bus during the travel,
– accommodation [3 nights in Belgrade hotel, 1 night in ethno houses of the village Sirogojno 1 night in hotel in Vrnjačka Banja tourist center,]. Type of service: Bed & breakfast [BB],
– 4 lunches, 5 dinners, no drink included during the travel,
– all tickets and sightseeing included in the program,
– a guide speaking the native language of the group provided during the trip,
– organization and running the trip.