Duration : 7 days
Difficulty Level : Pleasure
Day 01: DEPART KATHMANDU, NEPAL.
Day 02. ARRIVAL TO BELGRADE
Arrival at “Nikola Tesla International Airport”/Belgrade Port. Meet and transfer to the hotel, check in, rest. Free time. Overnight.
Day 03. BELGRADE CITY TOUR
After breakfast, sightseeing of Belgrade. Today's sightseeing of historic Belgrade begins at the daunting Kalemegdan Fortress, dramatically perched above the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers. Built in stages between the 1st and 18th centuries, this fortress witnessed major defensive battles. View the colorful surrounding park before continuing to Slavija and Republic Squares, bustling Knez Mihailova Street, the imposing Saint Sava Temple, one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world and the Memorial to the late Marshal Tito, leader of Yugoslavia for over 40 years, resting within an encircled flower garden. Time this afternoon on your own. Perhaps revisit the Old Bohemian Quarter of Skadarlija, frequently compared to Montmartre in Paris, both in appearance as well as in its artistic atmosphere.
Optional: dinner in Skadarlija
Day 04. BELGRADE – SREMSKI KARLOVCI – NOVI SAD - BELGRADE
Right after the breakfast we shall make a trip to the City of Novi Sad. On our way to the second largest city in Serbia, we shall make a stop at nearby town of Sremski Karlovci, center of Serbian culture in the 18th century. Strolling through the cobbled streets of this picturesque town will lead us to the first Serbian lyceum, which gave Serbian people several great writers and poets. Along the way, we shall pay a visit to the Old Patriarch’s Court and theological complex – Assembly Church and Theological lyceum. Being in the very heart of famous wine region, why not paying a visit to one of the well-respected wine cellars. We shall proceed towards the City of Novi Sad, and our next stop is second largest fortress on Danube river – Petrovaradin, one of the most important strategic points in everlasting war between Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires. We shall be introduced to the legends of underground passages before we continue to „Serbian Athens“, as the City of Novi Sad is known. As we stroll among great cultural institutions and historic buildings, we shall pay a visit to the oldest part of Novi Sad, Zmaj Jovina pedestrian zone. Here we shall get introduced to the rich history of Novi Sad, as we visit the monument to Svetozar Miletic, famous Novi Sad Cathedral, Episcopis Church... After our sightseeing, we will enjoy a traditional Serbian three-course lunch, in one of the most famous restaurants in the area. Return to Belgrade in evening hours. Free time.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Day 05. BELGRADE – DJERDAP GORGE – BELGRADE
A full day trip to the purest mystery one land can offer. Visit to East Serbia is always filled with a serious dose of respect to raw natural beauty this region has to offer. We shall pay a visit to a long forgotten city of Viminacium – Roman administrative center for the province of Upper Moesia.
Legends which are closely tied to Viminacium makes it one of the most visited archaeological sites in Europe. Take a tour through the most prominent town in Upper Moesia and check the place which Romans believed was the gate to the underworld – Tartarus. Proceed adventure towards the widest flow Danube river has – famous Iron Gate. Its sheer size left no one untouched as the Danube suddenly gives the impression of the sea. Pass through a true keeper of realms, Golubac fortress, a defensive complex which used to defend many kingdoms through centuries. We believe that you will have a completely different aspect as we return back to Belgrade in the evening hours.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Day 06. BELGRADE – MOUNTAIN TARA – ZLATIBOR
In next two days, you will have the chance to soak up the scenic splendors and rich cultural heritage of western Serbia. Our first stop is a world-famous attraction, “The House on the Drina”, an isolated house made of logs on a river stone. After a photo stop and a refreshment, we will continue our trip to famous Sargan Eight. Unique narrow-gauge railway nowadays serves only for the amusement.
During our ride, we will pass and stop on several viewpoints from which one can see fabulous views over Mokra Gora. Authentic cars with wooden seats, wood burning stove and characteristic rattling sound will take us back in 1925 when this railway was put in operation and made a connection between Belgrade and the Adriatic Sea. Next stop is Mećavnik, or Drvengrad (Wooden City). The famous director Emir Kusturica (two times Palme D’Or in Cannes winner) made a decision to build it during the shooting of his film “Life is a miracle”. He decided to convey ruined wooden chalets from the slopes of the mountain, to restore them, equip with luxurious facilities, and to form a new settlement. After Mećavnik, we will go to our hotel in Zlatibor, right in time for a delicious and abundant dinner, that will introduce us to the very well-known cuisine of Western Serbia, irresistibly delicious and very piquant. (to be paid on the spot).
Day 07. MOUNTAIN ZLATIBOR – BELGRADE
Our first stop in Zlatibor is Stopića Cave, one of the most beautiful in Serbia. It’s long around 1600m of which 500m is suited for visitors. The cave entrance is 30m wide and 18m high. Water which cascades from limestone basins is a perfect reason to go deep into this cave. After the cave, we continue to the village Sirogojno where the ethnological open-air museum “Old Village” is settled. This museum is unique in Serbia, and one of the few in Europe. Households in this setup were moved from original locations and those are 100% authentic. From Sirogojno we move on to Gostilje waterfall where 20m water dropdown creates a wonderful scene and cold water makes pleasant refreshment on hot summer days. Stream after the waterfall creates fabulous rapids and cascades which are surrounded by intact nature. Lunch is planned in the nearby restaurant Pećinar which is managed by the Pećinar family for six generations, best possible guarantee for good quality and service. (to be paid on the spot ) After the lunch, we go straight to the Belgrade, where we will arrive in late afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Day 08. DEPART SERBIA
Breakfast. Free time until your flight. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
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Day 09: ARRIVE KATHMANDU, NEPAL.
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