VOJVODINA - from Belgrade
Day 1: Departure Belgrade - Mt. Fruska Gora - Sremski Karlovci – Petrovarad Fort - Novi Sad
Day 1: Belgrade - Fruška Gora - Sremski Karlovci – Petrovaradin - Novi Sad
We will take a drive on the old road north, crossing small villages of the province of Vojvodina and the region of Fruška Gora - the only hill in the entire Panonian Valley. Located on the slopes of this hill are 17 medieval monasteries, which for several centuries represented the spiritual center of the region, and are often, labeled as the Serbian Mt. Athos. We will visit Monastery Krušedol, founded in the 16th century and known for its attractive location, historical importance, and a variety of decorative frescos in its church.
Our next stop will be Sremski Karlovci, a picturesque baroque town which was a Serbian religious and educational centre in the 18th and 19th centuries. There, we will enjoy the Baroque-style fountain from 1790 and the Karlovci High School. This site dates from the end of the 19th century and contains decorative elements reminiscent of mediaeval Serbian buildings. We will also visit the Patriarch's Palace, once the most imposing building in the whole region, as well as the Cathedral from the mid-18th century.
We will make a stop to treat ourselves today with lunch in a typical “charda”, a small restaurant usually built to float on the river. These are known for serving great freshwater fish specialties.
En route to Novi Sad we visit the fortress of Petrovaradin, built in the 17 and 18th centuries, and once called "Gibraltar on the Danube". This Austrian artillery fortification is situated above the river and represents the second largest structure of its kind preserved in Europe. Built by Austrians at the spot of former Roman, Byzantine and Hungarian settlements, the fortress plays a very important role in the life of the town even today, as many cultural events are organized there.
Novi Sad is one of the biggest cities of Serbia and is the capital of the region of Vojvodina. It is a modern, lively city with many growing businesses, but, at the same time, it maintains a beautiful taste of the past. We will have a walking tour of the center of Novi Sad to visit the main Orthodox Cathedral, the main Catholic Cathedral, and then continue to have a walk on the famous Dunavska street.
Overnight in Novi Sad – Hotel Centar Garni 4*
Day 2: Novi Sad - Carska Bara - Belgrade
Today, departing Novi Sad we will take a road to the East through the vast Panonia plain. We will spend most of the day at leisure to visit the unique natural reserve of “Carska Bara”.
This complex represents a special natural reservation, as it is situated between the rivers Tisa and Begej. The reservation stretches across 1600ha, and contains fishpond marshes, swamps, meadows, woods, and separate eco-systems with numerous channels, embankments, and roads across them. The park also contains two villages. It also has a world famous ornithology station that has a number of various species of birds, some of which are endemic.
We will take a full tour of the reserve by special boat and walking. Lunch will be served in the Sibila restaurant inside the complex. In the afternoon you will have some free time for photo safari, bird watching, or maybe even some sport fishing before returning to Belgrade. (B)
B - Breakfast L – Lunch D – Dinner
All hotels are carefully chosen for their character or best central location or they are simply the only option at certain destinations. All of them can be changed on a request. The categories mentioned by the hotel names are according to the local standards and sometimes do not reflect to Western standards
Trip organized by: “BALKAN EXPERT” d.o.o. license no. OTP 54/2013
Tour available with general condition of travel of “BALKAN EXPERT”