Belgrade city break 5 days / 4 nights

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Day 1: Belgrade

Arrival in Belgrade, check in the hotel
Tour starts with panoramic and waking half day tour of Belgrade city sightseeing: Terazije square, National Parliament, Old Palace, New Palace, Kneza Milosa street - embassy district where you will also be able to see Nato bombing ruins, Dedinje suburb, President Tito Mausoleum, St Sava Temple - the biggest Orthodox temple on Balkans, Slavija square, King Alexander boulevard. During the walking tour - we will pass through the heart of the city - Republic square (National theatre, National Museum) pedestrian zone, Belgrade cathedral, Princess Ljubica residence (Balkan - Turkish style of architecture), "?" inn (called Questionmark) - the oldest inn in Belgrade, Kalemegdan fortress - the place where once was the city of Belgrade, now huge park with stunning views over confluence of Sava and Danube. Optional lunch
*Optional visit to the Royal Palace that was built between 1924 and 1929 with the private funds of His Majesty King Alexander I (the grandfather of HRH Crown Prince Alexander). The Royal Palace was the home of King Alexander I and King Peter II (the father of Crown Prince Alexander). Today The Royal Palace is the home of Crown Prince Alexander and his family.
(*note - Royal complex works on seasonal bases)
Transfer to the hotel. Overnight


Day 2: Novi Sad & Sremski Karlovci - full day trip from Belgrade

Spend a day exploring the surroundings of Belgrade in this excursion to Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci.
Novi Sad - Once the border area during the great Austro-Ottoman war, the second-largest city in Serbia is now a cultural, economic, and trade centre. Visit the Greek school and the Old Matica Srpska Library and Gallery (from outside), before viewing the intricate and iconic art inside the Orthodox Cathedral. City Hall, Liberty Square, pedestrian area of the town - Danube street, Zmaj Jovina street, "Banovina" - Monumental building of Executive council and Assembly of Vojvodina Province.
Drive to Petrovaradin Fortress, the best preserved fortification on the Danube River built during the reign of the Queen Mary Theresa. Optinal lunch. Continue on to Sremski Karlovci for historical and artistic sightseeing. Tour of the beautiful baroque centre - Patriarchal Residence, St. Nicolas Church, Gymnasium, The Fountain of Four Lions.... Visit the Chapel of Peace where in the 1699 had been signed the peace treaty between the Christian Alliance (Austria, Prussia, Venice) and Ottoman (Turks) and for the first time in world diplomacy, a round table was used for negotiation. Visit to local winery with wine tasting with snack.
Return to Belgrade.


Day 3: Topola & Oplenac Serbian Royal mausoleum

On this half-day tour you'll travel into the heart of the Šumadija vineyards area, stopping in the town Topola. The town is known for wine production and was the center of many historical events during the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.
The town was established by Djordje Petrovic Karadjordje, the leader of the Serbs during the First Uprising. There's a memorial complex here in his honor.
You'll see a monument of Karadjordje in the center of the plateau, surrounded by the remains of Karadjordje fortress with 3-story towers built in the years 1811-1813. There are also 2 former residences on the site, now museums, and the Church of the Birth of the Virgin Mary. The Church is well known for the frescoes adorning its walls.
On the hill of Oplenac, above Topola, you'll visit a complex comprising of the Church of St. George, the Karadjordjevic Dynasty Mausoleum and a house built by the Royal Family Karadjordjevic. The interior of the Church is covered in mosaics, which required over 6 million pieces to complete! The crypt contains the relics of members of the Karadjordjevic dynasty. The Mausoleum, built by King Petar I, is covered with white marble from nearby Vencac Mountain and from Carrara in Italy. The house of Petar Karadjordjevic stands opposite the Church, and was built in 1912. It served as the summer residence of the King. We continue to Orašac, where we will visit memorial complex dedicated to the First Serbian Uprising. (optional lunch at local ethnic restaurant). Free time for rest and relaxation. Optional visit to local winery for wine tasting snack and to learn more about wine producing and history of the wine in Serbia. Transfer back to Belgrade. Overnight

Day 4: Viminacium - Silver lake - Smederevo fortress

On this day trip you will get to know more about Roman and Serbian medievel heritage
Departure from Belgrade to Viminacium, which was the major city (provincial capital) and military camp of the Roman province of Moesia (today's Serbia). The city dates back to the 1st century AD, and is believed that it had 40.000 habitants, and was one of the biggest cities of that time. It lies on the Roman road Via Militaris. Viminacium was devastated by Huns in the 5th century, but rebuilt by Justinian. It was completely destroyed with the arrival of Slavs in the 6th century. The archaeological contains remains of temples, streets, squares, amphitheatres, palaces, hippodromes and Roman baths. Drive to Silver lake (Srebrno Jezero) one of the best-known holiday resorts in Serbia. It has sandy beaches, a hotel and a lakeside camp-site. Small break - free time (optional lunch)
After break we will continue to Smederevo fortress and Smederevo town which was a medieval fortified city and temporary capital of Serbia in the Middle Ages. Fortress was built between 1427 and 1430, on the order of Despot Djuradj Brankovic, the ruler of the Serbian Despotate. It was further fortified by the Ottoman Empire, that had taken the city in the end of the century. Smederevo is the largest medieval lowland type of fortresses in Europe. Smederevo Fortress was declared a Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance in 1979, and is protected by the Republic of Serbia. In 2010, the fortress was placed on the Tentative List for possible nomination as a World Heritage Site (UNESCO). Transfer back to Belgrade.


Day 5: Belgrade - return home

Breakfast in hotel, check outFree time for individual activities, shopping, visit to museums, galleries or simple walk trough town till your fliht.

End of tour

Tour includes

  • Transportation and transfers in air-conditioned coach
  • Licenced guide
  • Accommodation 3* / 4* hotel in Belgrade based on bed and breakfast basis
  • Wine and honey tasting in Sremski Karlovci
  • Full day excursion Novi Sad & Sremski Karlovci
  • Full day excursion Topola & Oplenac Serbian Royal mausoleum
  • Full day excursion Viminacium - Silver lake - Smederevo fortress

Entrance fees for

  • Chapel of Peace, Sremski Karlovci
  • House of Flowers
  • Smederevo fortress
  • Viminacium - Roman arceological site

Not included

  • Air tickets
  • Medical travel insurance
  • Luggage damage/lost insurance
  • Other meals during trip not listed in the section included
  • Personal costs
  • All other services not listed in the section included
  • Porters, telephone, tips Extras

For private tour you can customize

  • Itinerary
  • Accommodation category
  • Type of transportation
  • Number of passangers
  • Meals

All departure and return times will be tailor-made for you.

Just send your request on info@turorama.com and we will prepare the best offer for you

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Highlights
  • Belgrade city sightseeing
  • Kalemegdan fortress
  • Orthodox Cathedral(Saborna crkva), built in 1837-1840
  • St Sava Temple
  • Novi Sad & Sremski Karlovci wirh wine tasting
  • Royal family mausoleum Oplenac

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