Arrival at Belgrade Airport (Nikola Tesla) – Meeting with the guide – Panoramic tour of the city
Belgrade is the capital of Serbia and has a population of about 1.7 million.
It is one of the oldest cities in Europe and since ancient times has been an important crossroads 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 location, Belgrade is rightly called the Gateway to the Balkans and the Gateway to Central Europe.
Transfer to hotel – Check-in – Dinner in Skadarlija – Overnight stay
Breakfast – Tour of Belgrade – Lunch
Belgrade’s most significant landmark is the Belgrade Fortress, an imposing fortress at the confluence of the Danube and 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 – Check-in – Dinner – Overnight stay
Breakfast – Departure for Jagoštica via Perućac – Trekking tour
Highlights of the excursion: Jagostica – czeh house – smiljevac – Drlije viewpoint – Bilješka stena viewpoint
The excursion can be subtended as a light or medium level tour. The total length of the trail is 11 km, with an altitude difference of 600 m.
The first part of the trail leads along the forest road through Jagoštica to the Czeh house where the ascent to Smiljevac peak begins.
The next section continues through beautiful forest with several viewpoints and the lookout point at Drlije overlooking the Drina canyon.
At this breathtaking spot, there is a small hut as a base for catching mountain goats.
From there, the route returns to the gravel road and after 2.5 km reaches the Bilješka stena lookout. From there, the local road returns to the starting point.
Return to the hotel – Free time – Dinner – Overnight stay
1- Breakfast – Departure for a visit to Rača Monastery
Located on the banks of the small Rača River, in the vicinity of Bajina Bašta.
This medieval monastery was founded by Serbian King Dragutin Nemanjić.
During the Ottoman period, the monastery was one of the most important cultural centres for the Serbian people.
The Rača Monastery was famous for secretly copying Serbian literature in order to preserve its cultural heritage.
During World War II, the Rača Monastery preserved the Gospel of Miroslav, the largest and most important 12th-century document of Serbian literature. It was saved from being burnt by being hidden under the stone slabs of the monastery altar.
2- Departure for Perućac – Visit to the Vrelo River
Perućac is a tourist village on the right bank of the Drina River, 13 km from Bajina Bašta.
Nearby is a large hydroelectric dam where the 54 km long Drina Lake begins.
Its magnificent canyon extends all the way to Višegrad. There you will find probably the shortest river in the world.
It is 365 metres long and many say that the Vrelo River is the ‘river a year long’.
It is rich in trout and after a short course and beautiful waterfalls it flows into the Drina River.
3- Visit to Tara National Park – Mitrovac – Banjska stena – Zaovine Lake – Lunch
Tara was declared a national park on 13 July 1981. It covers an area of approximately 24,991.82 hectares.
Thanks to its favourable climate and remoteness, Tara is home to a rare endemic species of relict tree typical 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 metres above sea level.
Its highest point is Kozji Rid (1591 m) and the lowest (291 m) is at Lake Perućac.
Return to the hotel – Dinner – Overnight stay
1- Breakfast – Departure for Mokra Gora – Visit to Drvengrad
This is an ethnic village with an urban shape and structure.
It is located on the Mećavnik hill of Mokra Gora and was designed by film director Emir Kusturica.
It consists of wooden houses, essentially wooden huts that have preserved their authenticity.
The village offers restaurants, shops selling souvenirs and local handicrafts, galleries, a cinema and a restaurant serving local specialities.
2- Šargan 8 train ride
Šargan 8 is the most attractive narrow-gauge museum railway in Europe, cited as the masterpiece among similar railways.
From 1925 to 1974 the railway connected Belgrade to Sarajevo and kept the gates of the Mokra Gora mountain 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 remembered and the railway was rebuilt as an attraction for visitors.
Today, between Šargan and Mokra Gora, the sound of wooden wagons on steel rails can be heard again.
On the famous figure-of-eight route, it is almost impossible for passengers to determine where the train has already passed and where it has yet to go.
3- Departure for Višegrad – Visit to the bridge of Mehmed Pasha Sokolović and Andrićgrad
Situated in the eastern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, on both banks of the Rzav River, at the point where the river flows into the Drina, lies the town of Višegrad. The town’s biggest 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 over the Drina, written by Serbian novelist Ivo Andrić.
In 2014, the City of Andrić was opened to visitors in Višegrad, as a tourist, cultural and educational centre based on an idea of film director Emir Kusturica, inspired by the literary characters of Ivo Andrić.
Its architecture is a mix of different eras and styles that have passed through the history of Višegrad: the Byzantine style, the Ottoman period, the Renaissance and Classicism.
Return to hotel – Dinner – Overnight stay
1- Breakfast – Departure to Uvac nature reserve – Boat ride – Visit to the cave – Lunch
Uvac is a protected natural treasure of great importance, renowned for the meandering of the Uvac River, which flows through the canyon of the valley, rising up to 100 metres in places. The Uvac Special Nature Reserve is home to 104 species of birds, and the reserve’s biggest attraction is the griffon vulture, a rare species of vulture eagle with an impressive wingspan of up to three metres.
2- Continuation towards Zlatibor – Walking tour – Free time
The mountain and tourist centre of Zlatibor, situated on the road from Belgrade to the Montenegrin coast, is 230 km from Belgrade and 25 km from Užice. Renowned as a wellness centre, this is the place where sea and mountain air mix, creating an environment that cures many lung and heart diseases, especially thyroid, and anaemia.
In recent years, Zlatibor’s tourism product has grown and now offers a wide range of different facilities including sports fields, sports halls, outdoor and indoor swimming pools, spas, ski lifts and ski slopes on Tornik and Obudojevica, as well as artificial snow machines and a six-seater cable car on Tornik.
Return to hotel – Dinner – Overnight stay
1- Breakfast – Departure for Perućac – Embarkation – Rafting on the Drina River – Lunch
Embarkation takes place below the Perućac dam and the trip takes place in the most attractive part of the Drina, below the Vrelo river waterfalls and with some rapids. The trip takes two to three hours depending on the water level.
The Drina River surrounds Tara from the north-west and north sides and is the longest river in the Bajina Basta municipality at 60 km in length.
The Drina is formed by the confluence of the rivers Piva and Tara in the village of Scepan Polje in Montenegro at 433 metres above sea level with a total length of 345.9 km. The Drina is one of the cleanest rivers in Serbia…
2- BB Klekovača tasting – Free time in Bajina Bašta
Klekovača – juniper brandy is produced in the traditional way using the best varieties of plums, as well as selected juniper berries.
Today, the experience and long tradition of producing juniper brandy has been combined with new technologies in the production of liqueurs to give these products a unique stamp.
Return to hotel – Dinner – Overnight stay
Breakfast – Departure for Belgrade – Return from Nikola Tesla Airport – End of the tour in Serbia.
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Transfers throughout the programme;
N°1 nights in hotel in Belgrade;
N°1 dinners in Skadarlija in Belgrade;
N°6 HB in hotel in Tara;
Lunches on 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th day;
Guided tours as per programme;
Trekkine and Rafting;
Vintage train ride;
Entrance fees as per programme;
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