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Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci

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Duration

8 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

32 people

Languages

English

Tour description

Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci

 

The north of Serbia is the lowland with two lower mountains, Fruška gora, and Vrsački breg. A total of 38 monasteries were built on the slopes of Fruška gora, which is the reason this area is called the Serbian Holy Mountain. On this occasion, we are going to visit one of the 18 living, Orthodox monasteries that exist today on the slopes of the mountain. The mild climate and fertile soil favor the cultivation of vines, so we will have the opportunity to get to know one of the most famous wineries in Sremski Karlovci. As part of this tour, we also visit the powerful Austrian fortress of Petrovaradin, from where you can see the center of Novi Sad, which Serbs proudly call Serbian Athens. During the walk through the pedestrian zone of the city, from the Orthodox to the Catholic Church, we will have the opportunity to take a break and try the traditional specialties of Vojvodina cuisine.

Prices:

Shared tours (2-8 person)

 

Taable prices for shered and private tours 

* this is all year tour

Private tours

 

 

Table for private tours per number of person

 

  • prices from the private tours table are pre person

 

More details about the tour

Our tours starts in Belgrade at 08:30 h (parking at Usce, next to Branko’s bridge – across  the skate park) and continiues  to the Krusedol monastery where we arrive after a short drive of about one hour. Today, 18 monasteries of the Serbian Orthodox Church exist within the Frushka Gora National Park. The Krusedol Monastery was built in the middle of the 16th century in the Serbian medieval style. Krusedol is the center of the Srem diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church and the place where the relics of the last Serbian medieval rulers from the Brankovic dynasty rest. The interior of the church has been frescoed twice. The first time with traditional, Orthodox frescoes when the monastery was completed, and the second time in the middle of the 18th century after a great renovation in the Baroque style.

 

Monastery Krusedol
Fruška Gora mountain – monastery Krušedol

 

After visiting the monastery and a short drive to the locals, we arrive in the small, fairytale town of Sremski Karlovci. Today, the city has only 9,000 inhabitants and is a separate municipality. The modern history of the city, written by Serbian merchants, begins at the end of the 17th century, when they moved to this area. After the great migrations, Sremski Karlovci occupies a special place in the life of Serbs who lived in the area of ​​the Habsburg Monarchy. Wealthy merchants are renovating numerous monasteries, building new ones, but also establishing important national institutions whose goal is to preserve the cultural identity of the people.

 

Patriarch palace
Sremski Karlovci – Patriarch’s Palace

 

Fruška gora abounds with sunny fertile slopes, which are mostly covered with rich vineyards, from which quality grape varieties are obtained. In addition to traditionally high-quality white and red wines, the specialty of the Frushka Gora vineyards is a sweet aromatized wine – Bermet. In the cellars of the winery, which were built at the end of the 19th century, we will have the opportunity to try black Bermet.

 

Vinarija Bajilo Sremski Karlovci vinarije Bermet (Medium)
Sremski Karlovci – the wine cellar of the Bajilo family

 

The next destination within our program is the Petrovaradin Fortress. This powerful fortification spreads over 112 ha and its construction lasted from 1692 to 1780. The fortress is divided into upper and lower town, and the underground consists of 4 levels of corridors whose fascinating length is 6 km. During the Napoleonic Wars, parts of the Vienna Treasury were located here, which speaks of the security of the fortress. The Arsenal building, a long barracks, are just some of the originally preserved buildings that are still painted in the yellow color of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. There is also an old clock on the beautiful lookout, which is a symbol of the city of Novi Sad.

 

Petrovaradin fortress – an old clock and wonderful view of the lower town

 

Our walking tour starts at the Danube Park, not far from the Vojvodina Museum. Along the Danube Street, which still captivates with its lordly architecture and was built in the image of Vienna, we reach the Bishop’s Palace. Architectural decorations on the court building indicate a return to Eastern Orthodox traditions. The bifores in the courtyard are modeled on Studenica and the interlacing on the facade  makes this important building beautiful. The next step of our walk is  the Serbian Orthodox Church, which is dedicated to St. George and experienced its last major renovation in the Baroque style in 1851. Zmaj Jovina Street reaches Square of freedom, in the central part of which there is a monument to Svetozar Miletić.

Novi Sad – Name of Mary Catholic church

 

This beautiful square is adorned with numerous buildings: the Town Hall, Hotel Vojvodina, a Catholic church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, as well as three lavishly decorated villas of rich merchants. As we visit the Orthodox and Chatolic churches, our next destination will be the Novi Sad Synagogue, which is the second largest in Europe and did not perish during World War II. After an easy walk through Novi Sad, you are going to  have enough free time for individual activities or lunch. In the city center there are numerous restaurants with traditional, local cuisine, vegetarian cuisine. In the afternoon we head back to Belgrade. End of program.

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General notes

* Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
* Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
* Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
* If you are the only person on a shared tour, a supplement of 75% will be applied. At latest 16 hours before the trip, you will be informed in the case that you are the only guest on the tour, and we will offer a choice between canceling the tour with no fees applied, or paying the supplement of 75% of the price

Pick up and drop off information

* If you have booked the shared tour option, pick-up will be 15-30 minutes before the departure time. One day before the trip, not before 6 PM, we’ll send you an e-mail with all the pick-up details.
* If you have booked the private tour option, the default departure time is 09:30. If you want a different departure time, you should contact us and let us know at what time you would like to start.
* Pick-up from any hotel, Airbnb, a pension that is up to 5 km from Republic Square, or from Belgrade port is free of charge. Additionally, we can pick you up from any address in Belgrade, but if the pick-up location is further than 5km but less than 10 km from the city center, we will apply a supplement of 10 EUR.
* For pick-up locations further than 10km from Republic Square, please contact us directly.
* If you want to start your tour at Belgrade airport, you could do that with a supplement of 15 EUR

Itinerary

09:00 – 09:30 Hotel Pick-up
09:30 Tour start – Travel across Northern Serbia
10:30 – 11:00 Krušedol Monastery
11:15 – 12:00 Sremski Karlovci
12:15 – 12:45 Petrovaradin Fortress
13:00 – 13:45 Novi Sad sightseeing
Free time in Novi Sad – ca. 2 hours
15:45 Departure for Belgrade
Ca. 17:00 Arrival in Belgrade. Hotel Drop-o

Tour cancelation

If you cancel the tour up to 24 hrs before, you’ll get a 100% refund. If you cancel the tour less than 24 hrs before the trip, you will not receive any refund.

Included/Excluded

  • Free hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • transport by air-conditioned minivan or private car
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Local wine tasting
  • Individual costs are not provided for in the program
  • Full traditional Serbian lunch (optional 10-13 euros per person)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Durations

Full day (7+ hours)

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