Flight to Belgrade. Pick up from the airport in Belgrade and transfer to hotel in Belgrade. We will accommodate group in the hotel. Overnight.
Day 2 Belgrade (20 km) (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Start with panoramic Belgrade sightseeing by bus followed by a walking tour of the city centre. The tour includes following sights: Assembly of the City of Belgrade, National Assembly, Republic Square, Terazije Square, Old and New Court, Slavija Square, Temple of Saint Sava (largest Orthodox Church in the Balkans). Free time for lunch on Knez Mihajlova street. Visit of Serbian Patriarchy and after that we will walk thru fortress Kalemegdan and we will place where river Danube meets river Sava. Visit to the House of flowers. The House of Flowers is a resting place of former Yugoslav president Josip Broz Tito and it is a part of the Museum of Yugoslav History Complex. While visiting House of Flowers, we will see Tito’s tomb, collections of Tito’s army uniforms and batons used to transefer birthday greetings from all part of Yugoslavia as well as gifts that he received from all over the world during his rule. River cruises to Danube and Sava River. You will have option for dinner in restaurant in Skadarlija street. Overnight.
Day 3 Belgrade – Viminacium – Lepenski vir - Belgrade (355 km) (B)
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast drive 100 km to Viminacium which was a major city and a military camp in the Roman times. The city dates back to the 1st century AD, and is believed that it had 40.000 inhabitants and was one of the biggest cities of that time. Viminacium was devastated by Huns in the 5th century, but rebuilt by Justinian. It was completely destroyed with the arrival of Slavs in the 6th century. Visit the Amphitheatre, Roman baths, Mausoleum, Domuš (copy of a Roman villa, also science and research center), and Mamut park (skeleton of a mammoth was recently discovered in the site). Lunch. After lunch, drive to Lepenski Vir (90 km), archeological site located in the Đerdap Gorge. It is the location of one of the most important prehistoric cultures and archaeological discoveries that have changed our knowledge about the early Stone Age in Europe. There are remains of religious architecture dating from 6500 to 5500 BC that can be seen on the site. Drive back for Belgrade (165 km). You will have option for dinner in restaurant. Overnight.
Day 4 Belgrade – Fruska Gora – Sremski Karlovci – Petrovaradin - Novi Sad (95 km)
Breakfast at hotel. We are driving for Fruska Gora and we will visit the most famous monastery there – Krusedol (71 km) a XVI century monastery which is considered for most beautiful monastery of Fruška Gora, and certainly with most important role of its time. It was a seat of diocese of Srem, which was later transferred to Sremski Karlovci. Relics of members of holly family Branković are placed inside of the church and many important people are buried there as well, such as two Serbian patriarchs and King Milan Obrenović. After that we will visit one small and very beautiful town Sremski Karlovci (12 km), the spiritual and cultural center of the Serbs during the Austria-Hungarian reign. Walk through beautiful baroque center and the pedestrian area of Sremski Karlovci - Patriarchal Residence, Saint Nicholas Church, the first Serbian grammar school, the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, the Roman Church of the Holy Trinity, the Four Lions Fountain. Visit the Peace Chapel, erected on the spot where the Treaty of Karlowitz was negotiated. Free time for optional lunch. After that we are driving for Petrovaradin fortress (9 km), “the Danube Gibraltar”, the oldest preserved fortification on the Danube built during the reign of the Queen Maria Theresa, originally built to defend against the Ottoman Turks, but now home to summertime festivals and beautiful views of the Danube and city below. After that we are going for Novi Sad (3 km) and check in. Free time for on own. You will have option for dinner in restaurant. Overnight.
Day 5Novi Sad – Topola – Vrnjacka Banja (265 km), (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Sightseeing tour of Novi Sad- city rich in tradition and culture, where everything flourishes and everything is preserved, most of all, the relaxed nature of the people. Long a center of Serbian culture, and sometimes called the “Serbian Athens”, Novi Sad is a city of art, science and entertainment. Begin your tour at the Dunavski (Danube) Park and stroll through Zmaj Jovina street and Stari Grad, the old town center. Explore Liberty Square which is dominated by the Old Town Hall and the Catholic Church „Name of Mary“. Free time for optional lunch. Transfer to Topola (165 km) and there we will visit church St.Gjorgji, where is mausoleum of Serbian royal dynasty, Karadjordjevikji. The interior of the Church is covered in mosaics, which required over 6 million pieces to complete, and represent best achievements of fresco painting in Serbia. The crypt contains the relics of members of the Karađorđević dynasty. The Mausoleum, built by King Petar I, is covered with white marble from nearby Vencac Mountain and from Carrara in Italy. The house of Petar Karađorđević stands opposite the Church, and was built in 1912. It served as the summer residence of the King. After that, we will continue our tour for Vrnjacka Banja (100 km). We will check in the hotel. Free time for walking thru Vrnjacka Banja, which is the oldest tourist place in Serbia. You will have option for dinner in restaurant. Overnight.
Day 6 Vrnjacka Banja - Zica – Studenica – Durdjevi Stupovi- Podgorica (385 km), (B)
Breakfast at hotel and check out. We will drive to visit Zica monastery (25 km), near Kraljevo. Zica is medieval monastery built (1207-1217) from sons of Stefan Nemanja (Stefan the First-Crowned and the first head of Serbian church, St.Sava). After that we will drive till monastery Studenica (55 km). Monastery is built at 1190 from the first Serbian ruler, Stefan Nemanja. Our next stop will be Durdjevi stupovi (65 km), medieval Serbian monastery from 1170, as an endowment of Grand Prince Stefan Nemanja, dedicated to St. George; it is known as the "Tracts of St. George", often incorrectly as "Pillars of St. George". The monastery is exceptional not only for its position and significance it had according to medieval chronicles and manuscripts, but also for its particular architecture. Free time for optional lunch in Novi Pazar, small Serbian town. Our last destination will be Podgorica , which we will reach after 4 hours driving (240 km), capital city of Montenegro. Accommodation in hotel in Podgorica. You will have option for dinner in restaurant. Overnight. Overnight in Zabljak.
Breakfast at hotel. You will have city tour of Podgorica, capital of Montenegro. After that we will driving for Ostrog monastery (40 km). When we arrive at the Monastery Ostrog complex, we will first visit the Lower Monastery and the Holy Trinity Church from 1824. Then we will take off to the Upper Monastery. Walk up hill for 5 minutes to the Upper Monastery. When we arrive at the Upper Monastery you will hear many stories and see the coffin with the remains of St. Basil, the most important saint in the Montenegro Orthodoxy. After that we will continue in direction of Cetinje (70 km), where we will go on a walking tour. Your guide will take you through the historical parts of Cetinje where you will visit its most important monuments, beautiful parks and charming promenades. You will see the famous Blue Palace and many old embassies. You will get to see the ruins of the old Cetinje Monastery from the 15th Century and the 19th Century Cipuri church before we come to the Monastery of Cetinje, which was rebuilt at the beginning of the 18th Century and even today it is the centre of the Montenegro Orthodox church. You will see the Biljarda castle, the monument dedicated to Ivan Crnojevic, King Nicholas palace and many others. After the visit of Cetinje we will make continue our tour for Kotor (55 km) and check in. You will have option for dinner in restaurant. Overnight.
Day 8Kotor–Perast–Our lady of the rocks -Tivat – Budva – Saint Stefan- Bar (75 km),(B)
Breakfast at hotel. After the breakfast, our guide will pick you up and show you the old town Kotor, taking you through the cozy streets of this UNESCO protected World Heritage Site. You will pass over the Squares of Arms with its Clock tower and palaces. You will also admire in front of (or optionally visit) the oldest Catholic Church in Montenegro dedicated to the Saint Tryphon. Other attractions on this short walking tour are the Maritime Square and Orthodox churches such as Saint Lukas and Nicholas, Cats Squares and more. Our tour guide will also tell stories that show the harmony between the different religions and the old daily routine of Kotor citizens. After Kotor we continue in direction of Our Lady of the Rocks (15 km). Panoramic ride through Boka bay surroundings will take us to Perast - one of the best preserved baroque settlements in the Mediterranean. After a short walk through the city center, we will take easy 5 minutes boat ride to the artificial island - Our Lady of the Rocks, famous for its beauty and interesting stories and legends. After the tour in Kotor and Perast we would go in the direction of Tivat (25 km) and we will visit Porto Montenegro for some free time at Montenegro biggest yachting marine, and most modern tourist village. After a stop for refreshments we will proceed towards Budva (25 km). We will do the Budva walking tour. We will start the tour with a walk to the popular city viewpoint at the Ballerina monument in the direction of Mogren beach. Passing through the Land Gate, we will see the Poets square, unusual entrance ways that will take you directly to the sea. We will continue to see the biggest city square, famous for its churches that are standing beside each other. We will come across the Roman Catholic Cathedral dedicated to Saint John and the Orthodox Church of Saint Trinity from 1804. The tour will take you to the small church Saint Sava the abbot from 12th century and a Benedictine monastery of Saint Maria in Punta from the year 840. We will pass next to the Budva Citadel and Ancient Necropolis, and take a walk along the sunny marina. After the Budva old town walking tour we will go in the direction of the famous isle and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Montenegro - Saint Stephan island (10 km), and we will have a chance to walk over its surrounding. We will visit Queen’s and King’s beach, and enjoy in this beautiful environment. After that we are driving for Bar (30 km). You will have option for dinner in restaurant. Overnight.
Breakfast at hotel. We will start our tour with visit of St. Jovan Vladimir's temple and history museum and former royal Montenegro palace. We will then drive in direction of the Old Town Bar. The tour in Old Town will take us, approximately, one hour. We will drive and visit the community of Moraca Monastery (100 km) hailing from the 13th century. This is one of the oldest and most beautiful monastery settlements in the region. Then we will drive to the small town, Kolasin (25 km) for optional lunch break. After that we are leaving Montenegro and we will drive for Zlatibor (185 km) in Serbia. You will have option for dinner in restaurant. Overnight.
Breakfast at hotel. We go to Mokra Gora (35 km). Mokra Gora meaning “the Wet Mountain” is a village in Serbia on the northern slopes of mountain Zlatibor. Village become popular after a reconstruction of a narrow gauge railway called Šargan Eight which is unique in the world. Railway that passes through 22 tunnels, over 5 bridges, and overcome the altitude difference of 300 meters, on a total distance of 15 kilometers, was once connecting Belgrade with Sarajevo. We will board the famous dinky train Nostalgia - created in old-time style, so you can feel that old atmosphere while sitting in its authentic cars with wooden seats, smelling fume from its wood burning stove and hearing the rumble of its wheels and go for a ride along the most exciting section of this narrow gauge line. During the ride, the train makes a few stops so you can take some fabulous photographs and enjoy the views. After ride we will visit the ethno village “Wooden City” (also known as Drvengrad and Mećavnik) built as a setting for “Life is a Miracle”, Emir Kusturica’s film. The amazing village was until recently just a couple of salvaged traditional wooden houses on a bluff above a spectacularly beautiful valley, but has been transformed into a modern equivalent of the medieval great monastery or university made of natural materials, mostly from wood. In the newly built town you can find streets and squares, hotel, few restaurants and bars, congress center, library, Serbia's most advanced cinema, church,... Once a year town hosts the annual “Küstendorf” Film and Music Festival with famous guests from all over the World. After Drvengrad we will visit Sirogojno (60 km),”Old Village“, a unique and very charming ethno village famous for its open-air museum of traditional architecture and well known for its exhibition of handicrafts and world famous hand-knitted clothes. After visit we go for Belgrade (210 km). You will have option for dinner in restaurant. Overnight.