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.
Meeting the guide at the airport. Transfer to the city center to the Knez Mihailo’s street (panoramic sightseeing during the ride). Free time for individual activities in Knez Mihailo’s Street. Transfer to the hotel, check-in. Free afternoon for individual activities. Overnight.
Breakfast in the hotel. Free day for individual activities or optional 3h walking tour trough the city center during which it’s possible to see: Republic square, Bohemian quarter, Mosque, Kalemegdan park, Belgrade Fortress, Oldest Cafee (Kafana),,?”, Cathedral church and much more. Return to the hotel.
In the evening optional departure to Skadarlija, Bohemian Quarter of Belgrade around 19:45 from the hotel. Dinner in one of restaurants with acoustic music and one drink included. Return to the hotel and overnight or free time for individual activities and individual return to the hotel.
Skadarlija, Bohem Quarter*
There is a catch phrase, “Who has not been to Skadarlija has not been to Belgrade either.” On that old, cobbled street, there are famous inns: Three Hats, Two Deer, There Will Be Days, My Hat… They cherish the tradition of joyful hangout with old town music and specialties of the national cuisine. A gentleman’s cane, a carnation and a boater hat are the symbols of the quarter.(*BelGuest Magazine, Volume 14)
Breakfast in the hotel. Free day for individual activities or optional excursion to Sremski Karlovci and Novi Sad: Departure at 09.00 am from the hotel to Sremski Karlovci, walking tour along the town’s center – the Patriarchal Residence, Four Lions fountain, the St Nicholas Church, the Gymnasium, visiting Chapel of Peace. Possibility of wine tasting at wine cellar Bajilo (sightseeing of cellar from 1864, tasting of 4 sort of wines + Serbian snack). Continue of the tour towards Petrovaradin Fortress, the oldest best preserved fortification on the Danube rebuilt during the Queen Mary Theresa reign. Visit the museum. Panoramic and walking tour through Novi Sad: Danube Street, Zmaj Jovina Street, City Hall, Liberty Square, Banovina- Monumental building of Executive Council and Assembly of Vojvodina Province… Free time for individual activities in Novi Sad. Return back to Belgrade in the evening, overnight.
After breakfast check-out from the hotel. At appointed time (between 09.00am and 10.00 am) departure toward port. Danube River boat cruise for one hour. Sightseeing of the city from water with consummation of one drink on boat included. At the appointed time (depending on time of departure) transfer to the Belgrade Airport for plane departure. The end of the tour.
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