The Best of Serbia

  • 8 Days , 5 Cities
  • From $1,936
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Serbia is a fabulous mountainous country in the Western Balkans, with an impressive wealth of history and exceptional cultural heritage, prehistoric, Roman, Byzantine, medieval and modern times. Serbia offers diverse and spectacular sites, colorful and picturesque villages and unique surprises of traditions beyond imagination. It contains more than 156 sites of outstanding importance, including 6 belonging to UNESCO’s cultural heritage.
Countries Visited Serbia
Places Visited Belgrade, Novi Sad, Sremski Karlovci, Niš
Suggested Duration 8 days
Travel Styles Cultural Tours
  • DAY 1

    The Adventure Begins

    Welcome to Belgrade. Upon arrival, meet with your English-speaking guide and transfer to your accommodating hotel. Spend the day at leisure to relax and rest after your overseas flight.

    What's included?

    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 2

    Exploring Belgrade

    After breakfast at the hotel, start the tour by visiting the Museum of Yugoslav History, a memorial complex devoted to the life and deeds of Josip Broz Tito, the political leader of Yugoslavia. This most central point of Belgrade is surrounded by such cultural institutions as the National Theatre and National Museum. The tour will then head along the lively Knez Mihailova Street, the main pedestrian, and shopping zone, before stopping for a visit to the Orthodox Cathedral Church of Saint Michael the Archangel, which is located just across from the Building of Patriarchate. Your guide will tell you about the tavern around the corner, the oldest in the city and intriguingly known as “?” (Question Mark).

    Dinner and accommodation.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 3

    Belgrade - Fruska Gora - Novi Sad

    After breakfast trip to Novi Sad. On this tour, you will explore the most interesting sights of Vojvodina, a province in the north of Serbia. You will be driven through picturesque scenery and Serbia’s famous wine region towards the ‘Serbian Holy Land’, home to 17 functioning Serbian Orthodox monasteries. You will visit the well-preserved monastery Krušedol, where you’ll have the opportunity to buy wine and rakija made by the monks. Further, on the tour, you will visit the 2021 European Capital of Culture, Novi Sad. Located on the historical border of two former empires – the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman – as a result, the capital of Vojvodina is a multi-cultural city with an interesting mix of architectural influences. On a sightseeing tour around the city, you will walk around the city’s pedestrian zone, past the City Hall, a Catholic church, the old city center, the former house of Albert Einstein’s wife Mileva, the cultural foundation Matica Srpska and a synagogue. Then you’ll follow the right bank of Danube and visit Petrovaradin, or the so-called ‘Danube’s Gibraltar’, where the fortress is located.

    Dinner and overnight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 4

    Novi Sad - Sremski Karlovci - Sremska Mitrovica - Sirimijum Roman City - Belgrade

    Breakfast. Road to Sremski Karlovci. In ancient times, a small Roman fortress existed at this location. The town was first mentioned in historical documents in 1308 with the name Karom. The fortress of Karom was built on the ruins of the ancient Roman one. Until 1521, the Karom was a possession of the Hungarian noble families, of which the most well known were Báthory and Morović. From here, the tour is going to the Museum of Beekeeping and after that road to Sremska Mitrovica which is known to Sirimijum. Sirmium was the capital of the Roman Empire during the Tetrarchy of 4th century CE. Ten Roman emperors were born in or near this city, Emperors Herennius Etruscus (251), Hostilian (251), Decius Traian (249–251), Claudius Gothicus (268–270), Quintillus (270), Aurelian (270–275), Probus (276–282), Maximian (285–310), Constantius II (337–361) and Gratian (367–383).

    Back to Belgrade. Dinner and overnight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 5

    Belgard – Viminacium – Ravanica – Manasjia – Nis

    Breakfast. Visit the historical part of the Serbian capital - the bohemian quarter of Skadarlija with its old Serbian buildings Here was the residence of Princess Ljubica. Visit the gift of Captain Misa, the Dositej School, the Cathedral, the Bajrakli Dzamija Mosque, the Temple of Saint Sava - the largest Orthodox Church in the Balkans. Stroll in the center to admire the Palace of Parliament, the government, the Kalemegdan - the great Roman fortress, located at the confluence of the Sava and the Danube. Departure for Viminacium. The city was a military camp of the Roman province of Moesia (now Serbia). At its peak, it would have had 40,000 inhabitants, making it one of the largest cities of the time. It is on the Via Militaris Roman road. The site contains remains of temples, streets, squares, amphitheaters, palaces, racetracks, and Roman baths. A nice detour in the Serbian countryside to visit the monasteries of Ravanica and Manasija, wonder of the Serbian patrimony. Surrounded by high walls, the monumental church retains its 15th-century frescoes. Arrival in Nis.

    Dinner and overnight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 6

    Nis - Krusevac - Monastery Zica - Novi Pazar - Kraljevo

    After breakfast, visit the hometown of Emperor Constantine. Discovery of the city with the citadel and the tower of skulls described by Lamartine in his travel stories. On the road to Kruševac, Serbia’s capital city in medieval times is in the Rasina Region at the center of the country. You can get to know Prince Lazar a little better at the National Museum next to the park, and Kruševac is also endowed with lots of magnificent neoclassical architecture from the early 1900s, epitomized by the lavish City Hall. Continuing to the Monastery Zica is an early 13th-century Serbian Orthodox monastery near Kraljevo, Serbia. The trip continues to Novi Pazar, the cultural center of the Bosniaks in Serbia and the historical region of Sandžak. A multicultural area of Muslims and Orthodox Christians, many monuments of both religions, like the Altun-Alem Mosque and the Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, are found in the region. Road to Kraljevo, the town that has received its present name, meaning "the King's Town", from King Milan I of Serbia in honor of his own coronation and six Serbian kings that had been crowned in that area.

    Dinner and overnight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 7

    Krljve – Monastery Studenica – Monastery Sopocani- Kraljevo

    After breakfast, visit Kraljevo. The famous monastery of Studenica, 39 km (24 mi) southwest of Kraljevo, stands high among the southwestern mountains, overlooking the Studenica, a tributary of the Ibar. It consists of a group of old-fashioned timber and plaster buildings, a tall belfry, and a diminutive church of white marble, founded in 1190 by King Stefan Nemanja, who became a monk and was canonized as Saint Simeon. The carvings around the north, south, and west doors have been partially defaced by the Turks. The inner walls are decorated with Byzantine frescoes, among which only a painting of the Last Supper and the portraits of five saints remain from the original artwork. The dome and narthex are modern additions. Continuing to visit the other well-known monastery of Sopocani, an endowment of King Stefan Uroš I of Serbia, was built from 1259 to 1270, near the source of the Raška River in the region of Ras, the center of the Serbian medieval state. It is a designated World Heritage Site, added in 1979 with Stari Ras. The road back to Kraljevo.

    Dinner and overnight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 8

    Kraljevo - Belgrade

    Today is the departure day. After breakfast at the hotel and check-out, transfer to the International Airport for your home flight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer
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Starting from $1,936 per person

Price per person in minimum 2 guests.
The rate is based on 4-star accommodation
Price excluding international flights
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What’s Included?

  • Transfers in air-conditioned transport with fuel and tolls
  • English speaking driver- guide
  • Tip and tax for driver-guide
  • 7 nights in hotels of the indicated category
  • Full board starting from the dinner on day 1 until breakfast on day 7
  • Entrances to the planned sites
  • Tourist taxes in hotels 

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Belgrade
    • Full day tour in Belgrade
    • Museum of Yugoslav History
    • National Theatre and National Museum
    • Explore the Knez Mihailova Street
    • Visit to the Orthodox Cathedral Church of Saint Michael the Archangel
    • The bohemian quarter of Skadarlija
    • Visit the gift of Captain Misathe Dositej School, the Cathedralthe Bajrakli Dzamija Mosquethe Temple of Saint Sava – the largest Orthodox Church in the Balkans.
    • Stroll in the center to admire the Palace of Parliamentthe governmentthe Kalemegdan – the great Roman fortress
  • Visit Novi Sad and Fruska Gora
    • Explore the most interesting sights of Vojvodina
    • Drive through Serbia’s famous wine region towards the ‘Serbian Holy Land’
    • Visit well preserved monastery Krušedol, where you’ll have the opportunity to buy wine and rakija made by the monks.
    • Sightseeing tour around the city of Novi Sad
      • City Hall
      • The former house of Albert Einstein’s wife Mileva
      • The cultural foundation Matica Srpska and a synagogue
      • Petrovaradin
  • Visit Sremski Karlovci and explore the Museum of Beekeeping
  • Visit Sremska Mitrovica, which was a capital of the Roman Empire.
  • Discover the city of Viminacium
  • Visit the hometown of Emperor Constantine: Nis.
    • Visit the National Museum to get to know Prince Lazar a little better.
  • Monastery Zica
  • Novi Pazar
  • Kraljevo “the King’s Town”

    • Explore the famous monasteries of Studenica and Sopocani