This full day tour takes us to the province of Vojvodina, in northern part of Serbia. It is a home of 27 different ethnic groups and six religious denominations, therefore sometimes called ‘Little Europe‘. Novi Sad is a province capital and a beautiful city of some 350.000 citizens. it’s located just 90 km (56 mi) from Belgrade.
After hotel pick-up, we’ll drive to Fruška Gora holy mountain and Krušedol Monastery from XVI c. (1h:15min). Envisioned to be a royal mausoleum, this legacy of the last Serbian medieval rulers became the most important spiritual and political center of the Serbs in the following centuries.
The tour continues to the Baroque town of Sremski Karlovci, former seat of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the Habsburg Monarchy.
It was a cultural and political center of the Serbian Vojvodina (Dukedom) and place where a very important – Karlowitz Peace Treaty – had been signed in 1699. The town is also well known for wine, one variety being absolutely unique in the World – the Bermet.
Our next stop will be at the Tekije Church, where a great battle between the Ottomans and Habsburgs took place in 1716. Then we will visit famous Petrovaradin Fortress, second largest in Europe, built on the large rock above the Danube. In attempt to emphasize its size, strength and importance, contemporaries named it the ‘Gibralthar on the Danube‘.
We learn here about extremely complicated maze of underground tunnels and galleries, 16 km long, which was part of state-of-the-art defence system. Today, the fortress is where summer international music festival, ‘EXIT‘ takes place.
Then, we proceed to the historic nucleus of Novi Sad – capital of Vojvodina province. While enjoying superb view on the city we will have a refreshment break that is included in the tour price.*
After the break we’ll have an enjoyable walk down the colourful (and very much alive!) pedestrian zone mostly lined with XIX c. architecture. During the walk we’ll see the Orthodox Cathedral, Bishop’s Palace, Monument to great Serbian poet Zmaj. Here, we’ll experience friendly and somewhat laid-back atmosphere of the city.
Pedestrian zone finishes in the beautiful Liberty Square with baroque City Hall, and neo-gothic Catholic church, both from the late XIX c. After some free time at leisure in the heart of the city (45-60 min), we proceed with the panoramic ride covering major city areas and boulevards and also passing by house that was home of the Einsteins in the early XX c.
Return to Belgrade and your hotel. End of service.
Duration approx. 8-9 hours.
What is included:
– Your private tour guide
– Collection and return to your central Belgrade hotel
– Entrance fees
– One drink per person during the refreshment break
Please note: prices are per car/minibus and not per person. Children age 6 and under have free admission.