Shared tours (2-8 person)
*this is all year tour
Departure from Belgrade at 09:00 a.m. (in front of the Big tours office or in front of your accommodation). A short drive of about one hour to the Krušedol monastery. Today 18 monasteries of the Serbian Orthodox Church can be found within the Fruška Gora National Park. The Krušedol Monastery was built in the middle of the 16th century, in the Serbian medieval style.
Krušedol is the center of the Srem eparchy of the Serbian Orthodox Church, and the place where relics of the last Serbian medieval rulers from the Branković 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 major renovation in the Baroque style.
A short drive will take us next to the small, fairy-tale town of Sremski Karlovci. Today, it has only 9,000 inhabitants and is a separate municipality. The modern history of the town begins at the end of the 17th century, when Serbian merchants established themselves there.
The people of Sremski Karlovci occupy a special place in the history of the Serbian people, who once were under the rule of the Habsburg Monarchy. Wealthy merchants restored numerous monasteries, built new ones, and also sustained other important national institutions in order to preserve the cultural identity of the Serbian people.
The sun-drenched, fertile slopes of Fruška Gora abound in productive vineyards where outstanding grape varieties are grown.
Fruškogorsk Winery makes high-quality, traditional white and red wines, but its specialty is the sweet dessert wine Bermet. In their cellars, built at the end of the 19th century, we will have the opportunity to taste Fruškogorsk’s “black” Bermet.
Our next destination: the mighty Petrovaradin Fortress. Its construction went on from 1692 to 1780, and it spreads over 112 ha. The fortress is divided into an upper and a lower “city” – including a number of tunnels, one of which is actually 6 km in length.
During the Napoleonic Wars some of the Vienna Treasury was taken here for safekeeping, which speaks of the fortress’s security. The Arsenal building and the long barracks are just some of the preserved buildings still painted in the yellow of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.
At a scenic viewpoint there is also to be found an old clock, a symbol of the city of Novo Sad. Our walking tour of Novi Sad starts at Danube Park, not far from the Vojvodina Museum.
Novi Sad – Archbishop palace
Via Dunavska Street we will reach the Bishop’s Palace, built in a Viennese style; its stately architecture remains captivating to this very day. Yet decorations on the palace indicate a return to Eastern Orthodox traditions, while biforas to be seen in the courtyard are modeled after those in Serbia’s Studenica Monastery. Interlacing beautifies the building’s facade.
Next we will walk to the Serbian Orthodox Church of St. George; it underwent its last major renovation in the Baroque style in 1851.
Zmaj Jovina Street will take us to the centrally located Freedom Square and its monument to former mayor Svetozar Miletić. The beauty of the square is enhanced by other buildings: City Hall, Hotel Vojvodina, the Catholic Church devoted to the Virgin Mary, and three lavishly decorated villas once belonging to rich merchants.
After the Orthodox and Catholic churches, we will also visit the Novi Sad Synagogue, the second largest in Europe; by the Second World War it was undamaged.
Novi Sad – Catholic Church name of Mary
Our leisurely walk will also allow time for individual activities and lunch. In the center of the city there are plenty of restaurants offering traditional and local cuisine, and vegetarian. In the afternoon we will return to Belgrade.
* 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
* 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
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
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.