Published in Tours, Serbia
Day 1: Belgrade
Arrival in Belgrade. Meet and greet the guide at the airport. Upon arrival we start the tour with panoramic view of New Belgrade area – built after Second World War as a huge residential area which became fast growing business district in last two decades.
We will pass by Terazije square, National Parliament, Old Palace, New Palace, Kneza Milosa street - embassy district where you will also be able to see Nato bombing ruins, President Tito Mausoleum, St Sava Temple - the biggest Orthodox temple on Balkans, Slavija square, King Alexander boulevard. We will visit Kalemegdan fortress - the place where once was the city of Belgrade, now huge park with stunning views over confluence of Sava and Danube, as well as rich archaeological site with fascinating remains of Belgrade’s history. Free time. Accommodation and dinner at hotel.
Day 2: Belgrade- Topola&Oplenac-Belgrade
Breakfast at hotel. Than we start our trip to Topola, a small town in the central Serbian province of Šumadija. Reach Topola, where you will visit the Karadjordje’s Konak and old church, a place where Djordje Petrović -Karadjordje, one of the greatest characters in Serbian history, lived and from where the First Serbian Uprising, a war against the Ottoman invaders.
Climb to the Oplenac hill, a beautiful green area covered with wood, where on the highest point a Royal endowment the St. George church is situated. At the beginning of 20th century, the church was built as a house of prayer and a mausoleum – a resting place for all the members of the Serbian (later Yugoslav) Royal family of Karadjordjevic. A tall and elegant, Byzantine style five dome church is completely covered with white marble from Venčac, a mine in the vicinity of Topola. But, what leaves you breathless is not the church appearance but its interior. A spectacle of colors and light, lavishly decorated marble floors, and colored glass mosaics with gold plate on the walls. Next, visit the small museum next to the church; which shows an invaluable collection of the Royal regalia’s and personal belongings of the members of the Royal family. After some free time for walking in the park around the church, you’ll visit the Royal vineyards. After your eyes and souls have been fed with beauty, head back to Belgrade. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Belgrade-airport
After the breakfast check out from the hotel. Transfer to the airport for your flight back to home, bringing back wonderful memories from trip to Serbia.
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