Belgrade - Western Serbia

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

5 days

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What’s included in this tour?

transportation towards program from/to airport
guide during whole tour
4 half boards in the hotel
lunch at Mitrovac
trekking guide 3rd day
lunch at Predov krst
1 Ćira train ride
entrance fee for Drvengrad
entrance fee for Zlakusa pottery village
entrace fee for Karadjordjev grad at Oplenac
the tour organizing

TOUR OVERVIEW:

DAY ONE

Arrival at Belgrade airport, meeting the guide, panoramic sightseeing tour of Belgrade

Belgrade is the capital city of Serbia and has a population of around 1.7 million. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe and has since ancient times been an important crossing of the ways where the roads of eastern and western Europe meet. The city lies on two international waterways, at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, which surround it on three sides. Because of this position, Belgrade is fittingly referred to as the Gateway to the Balkans and the Door to Central Europe. Its most significant landmark is Belgrade Fortress, an imposing fortress at the confluence of the Danube and the Sava rivers. A testament to the city’s strategic importance to the Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, Serbian and Austrian empires, the fortress is now the site of several museums and Kalemegdan, a vast park.

Transfer to Tara mountain, check in the hotel, dinner, overnight
DAY TWO

Breakfast, visit to the Monastery Rača

Rača monastery is situated on the banks of the small river Rača, in the vicinity of Bajina Bašta. This medieval monastery was founded by the Serbian king, Dragutin Nemanjić. During the Ottoman period, the monastery was one of the most important cultural centres for Serbian people. Rača monastery was renowned for secretly copying Serbian literature in order to maintain cultural legacy. During World War II Rača monastery kept Miroslav's Gospel, the largest and the most important 12th century document of Serbian literature. It was saved from being burnt by being hidden under the stone plates of the monastery’s altar.
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Departure to Perućac, visit to the River Vrelo

Perućac is a tourist village on the right bank of the River Drina, 13 km away from Bajina Bašta. In the vicinity there is a large hydroelectric dam where the Drina Lake, 54 km long, begins. Its magnificent canyon stretches all the way to Višegrad. There is probably the shortest river in the world. It is 365 meters long and many say that the Vrelo River is the "One-year-long River". It is rich in trout and after a short river flow and beautiful waterfalls it flows into the Drina River.
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Visit to Tara National Park – Mitrovac, Banjska stena viewpoint, Zaovine Lake, lunch

Tara was declared a national park on July 13th, 1981. It covers an area of about 24.991,82 hectares. Due to its favorable climate and remoteness, Tara is home to a rare relict and endemic tree species of the Balkan Peninsula, the Pančić Spruce, and many other natural monuments that can be called living fossils. The average height of Mount Tara is 1000-1200 meters above sea level. Its highest point is Kozji Rid (1591 m) and the lowest (291 m) is at Lake Perucac. The River Vrelo is the strongest karstic spring in the national park, and it flows into the Drina River after flowing 365 meters. Tara has a mountain climate with cool summers and cold winters with a lot of snow. It often rains in May. July and August are the driest months, and autumn is sunny and warmer than spring.
Return to the hotel, dinner, overnight
DAY THREE

Breakfast, departure to Jagoštica via Perućac, trekking tour, lunch

Trekking tour: Crossroad to Jagoštica – Czeh’s house – Smiljevac – viewpoint Drlije – viewpoint Bilješka stena – Crossroad to Jagoštica (The tour can be subsumed under light to medium level tours. The total length of trek is 11km, with rise of 600m. The first part of the tour leads trough forest road for Jagoštica to Czeh’s house where climb to the top Smiljevac begins. After that it continues through beautiful forest to several small viewpoints and the beautiful viewpoint at Drlije overlooking the Drina canyon.
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At the lookout there is a small hut as a base for capturing mountain goats. Nearby there are several tree of Pančić’s spruce. From there trek goes back to the dirt road and after 2.5 km it reachs viewpoint Bilješka stena. From there, the local road goes back to the starting point.)

Return to the hotel, free time, dinner, overnight
DAY FOUR

Breakfast, departure to Mokra Gora, visit to Drvengrad

This is ethno village with an urban form and structure. It’s located on Mokra Gora’s Mećavnik Hill and was designed by the film director Emir Kusturica. It consists of wooden houses, essentially log cabins that have retained their authenticity. The village offers restaurants, shops selling souvenirs and locally handcrafted products, galleries, a cinema, and a restaurant serving local specialities.
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Šargan Eight train ride

Šargan Eight is the Europe’s most attractive narrow gauge museum railway, mentioned as the masterpiece among the similar railways. From 1925 until 1974 the railway connected Belgrade to Sarajevo and kept the doors of Mokra Gora Mt. open to the world. As predicted by Mitar Tarabić, the famous prophet from the nearby village of Kremna, a railway had been built and then forgotten. However, people did remember it and the railway was rebuilt as a visitor attraction. Today, the sounds of wooden wagons on steel rails can once again be heard between Šargan and Mokra Gora. Travelling the famous figure of eight route, it’s almost impossible for passengers to determine where the train has already passed and where it has yet to go.
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Depart for Višegrad, visit to the bridge of Mehmed Pasha Sokolović and Andrićgrad

Situated in the east of Bosnia and Herzegovina, on both banks of the River Rzav, on the spot where the river flows into the Drina, lies the town of Višegrad. The town’s greatest attraction is the bridge over the Drina built by Mehmed Pasha Sokolović in 1571, a bridge described in the Nobel prize winning novel The Bridge on the Drina, written by the Serbian novelist Ivo Andrić.

In 2014 Andrić Town was opened for visitors in Višegrad, as a visitor, cultural and educational centre based on an idea by film director Emir Kusturica, inspired by the literary characters of Ivo Andrić. Its architecture is a mix of different eras and styles that passed throughout Višegrad history: the Byzantine style, the Ottoman period, the Renaissance and Classicism.

Return to the hotel, dinner, overnight
DAY FIVE

Breakfast, departure toward Zlakusa

Once a village populated by poor potters, today Zlakusa is a major centre of pottery and rural tourism of Serbia. Ethno Park “Terzica Avlija”in Zlakusa is rural tourist household and it represents both- indoor and outdoor museum. It originates from 20th century as typical rural household from Uzice District with the old house and garden. Around the house were barn, shed, dairy, well, etc.
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Continue toward Topola, sightseeing of Oplenac, transfer to the Belgrade airport, the end of tour

Oplenac is complex comprising of the St. George Church, the Karadjordjević Dynasty Mausoleum and the house of the royal family Karadjordjević. The Church of St. George at Oplenac is an object of authentic beauty and refined appearance. It was built as a temple and a mausoleum of the royal family Karadjordjević.

NOTE:

Tour is organized only for closed groups of minimum 30 adult traveling passengers.

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