Post IBD tour of Serbia October 5 – October 11, 2015
This tour is intended to present Serbia to international members and other guests. Our intention is not to impress you by luxury hotels and modern cities – we are sure you have those in your countries, even bigger, newer and much more modern. What makes difference in Serbia is our rich history, beautiful nature, Serbian tradition that still lives in smaller towns and villages. And above all, we would like to provide you with the opportunity to feel famous Serbian hospitality. Therefore, this tour will take you to our National Parks and other national beauties – far away from bigger cities, to the picturesque households of East Serbia, to the roots of Serbian medieval state, and of course to the local Mensa groups, eager to welcome you in their communities.
If you have no time to take the whole tour, we will arrange to take you back to the airport at the day you indicate on the registration page.
Day 1, Monday, October 5
Morning departure from Novi Sad; bus ride via Belgrade to Golubac Fortress. Short break for photographing. Continue to the archaeological site Lepenski Vir, visit to the site. Continue to Donji Milanovac and rich traditional lunch in rural tourist households Captain Misha’s hill. On the way to Rajačke Pimnice (Rajac Wineries) pause to observe the Grand Kazan, one of the most beautiful spots on the whole course of the Danube.
Rich traditional dinner with music / folklore program and wine tasting in the wine cellar in Rajac Wineries. Overnight in Rajac Wineries, Rajac and Rogljevačke Wineries (depending on group size).
Day 2, Tuesday, October 6
After breakfast, walk and sightseeing of Rajacke Pimnice (wine cellars, tombs in the old cemetery …). Drive to Zajecar and tour the National Museum. Continue to the archaeological site of Felix Romuliana in Gamzigrad spa and sightseeing. Bus ride through the beautiful landscapes of eastern Serbia through Knjaževac to Svrljig. Rich traditional lunch at one of the best known restaurant in southern Serbia – Kamiondžije (owned by Mensa member’s family :)). Drive on to Nis and sightseeing of the Skull Tower and the city center. Hotel accommodation in the city center. Traditional dinner and socializing with Mensa members from Nis.
Day 3, Wednesday, October 7
After breakfast, drive to Devil’s Town and visit. After a rich traditional lunch at Devil’s Town trip to Kopaonik mountain. Walk and tour the National Park. Accommodation and overnight in tourist inn Villa Radigost.
Day 4, Thursday, October 8
After breakfast drive to Studenica Monastery. Visiting the churches and the treasury of the monastery complex. Drive to Kraljevo and visit Žiča monastery. After lunch at Ribnjak restaurant ride to Kraljevo and sightseeing. Drive to Krusevac, sightseeing Lazarica church and the medieval town of Lazarus. Hotel accommodation in 3 * hotel, dinner and socializing with Mensa members from Krusevac.
Day 5, Friday, October 9
After breakfast, drive to Jagodina and meet with local members of Mensa. Drive to and tour of the Resavska cave. Lunch at a ethno restaurant in Lisine. After lunch drive to Topola and sightseeing royal Karadjordjevic Foundation at Oplenac. Drive to Belgrade and accommodation in Hotel Rex *** in downtown Belgrade. Optional: Dinner with the program of Folklore group Lola and wine tasting.
Day 6, Saturday, October 10
Breakfast, followed by a pedestrian tour of Kalemegdan and the old core of Belgrade with the Royal courts. Free time for individual exploration of Belgrade and lunch. Cruise on the Sava and the Danube in luxury ship Golden Heart.
Free time for individual program and dinner. Party organized by Mensa members from Belgrade. Overnight.
Day 7, Sunday, October 11
Free time until departure to the airport.
PRICE: 585 EUR per person in double rooms.
Single supplement 153 EUR. (Please note that there is a limited number of single rooms at Rajac wineries.) If you decide to take only a part of this tour, the price will be calculated accordingly.
Included: AC luxurious coach, tickets for archaeological site Lepenski vir, dinner, wine tasting with folklore performance, overnight in Rajac Wineries, Rajac or Rogljevačke Wineries depending of the number of participants (rooms with shared use of bathrooms), tickets for The National Museum in Zajecar and the archaeological site of Felix Romuliana, lunch at Kamiondžije restaurant, traditional dinner in Nis, 1BB at the hotel in downtown of Nis, tickets for Devil’s Town, 1HB at Villa Radigost, lunch in Ribnjak, 1HB at the hotel at downtown of Krusevac, tickets for Resava cave, lunch at the ethno restaurant in Lisine, tickets for the Royal complex Karadjordjevic Oplenac, 1HB and 1BB in a hotel in downtown Belgrade, tickets for the Royal complex in Dedinje, two-hour luxury cruise ship Golden Heart Sava and Danube, services of a professional tour guide, 24h support tourism agency.