EXCURSIONs


- BELGRADE SIGTHSEEING

- NOVI SAD AND SREMSKI KARLOVCI

- OPLENAC












BELGRADE SIGTHSEEING


Date of excursion: 3rd May, 2020


17:00 Departure from the meeting point


17:15 Temple of St. Sava visit


Monumental in proportions and still unfinished, this temple resembles the 6th century Hagia Sophia church from Constantinople and is already one of the most symbolic buildings in the city. The foundation stones were consecrated in 1930. and construction works started 5 years later. The whole site remained under carpet of bombs after 6th of April 1941. and the new, socialist government did not permit rebuilding. The works started again in 1985. and are still in progress.


18:40 Drive to Museum of Nikola Tesla for visit


19:00 Visit of Museum Nikola Tesla


“Electrical science has revealed to us the true nature of light, has provided us with innumerable appliances and instruments of precision, and has thereby vastly added to the exactness of our knowledge.” - Nikola Tesla, Electrical Review, January 27, 1897.


Museum was founded in 1952., and opened for the public in 1955. The Museum holds the entire personal bequest of Nikola Tesla. The archive materials of the Nikola Tesla Museum consist of the personal holdings of Nikola Tesla and a collection of photos. Within personal holdings, which represent the valuable part of the archive, there are original documents of Tesla’s rich correspondence with his cousins, renowned scientists, and companies. Original Tesla’s works, patents as well as patent documentation, plans, and drawings are also kept in the museum.


20:00 - 22:00 Drive to the port for a boat cruise with dinner on board


During the cruise you will see Belgrade attractions: Kalemegdan Fortress, Nebojsa Tower, confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, Pancevo bridge, Zemun, Great War Island, Little Horse Island, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Serbian Orthodox Patriarchy, Saborna Church, Branko’s bridge, Monument Old Fairground, Old Sava bridge, Belgrade Waterfront, “Splavs” – floating restaurants and bars on the river, Gazela bridge, Old Railway bridge, New Railway bridge, Belgrade Fair, Ada bridge.












NOVI SAD AND SREMSKI KARLOVCI


Date of excursion: 4th May, 2020


09:00 Departure from hotel


10:30 Arrival at Novi Sad


10:30 - 12:30 Petrovaradin Fortress and Novi Sad city center sightseeing


Petrovaradin Fortress (Petrovaradinska tvrđava) is the city’s most popular and attractive cultural historic site. The Austrians originally built it as a military fort to reinforce their defenses against the Ottomans. Beautifully perched on a high cliff, the fortress overlooks the Danube. The four-story structure, which has been called the Gibra Danube, features 16.5 km of underground galleries, 12 000 gun holes, and 13 gates.


12:30 Departure for Sremski Karlovci


13:00 Sremski Karlovci sightseeing and lunch in the winery Živanović followed by wine degustation


Just 11 km from Novi Sad and 57 km from Belgrade, the quaint town of Sremski Karlovci has been the spiritual, cultural and educational center of Serbia for over 200 years. The city is accessible via car or the Romance (Romantika) Train originating in Belgrade.


The baroque style buildings surrounding the fountain in the town center are of immense importance to Serbian history and culture. With its two tall bell towers, the 1762. Gathering Church of St. Nicholas (Saborna crkva Sv. Nikole) is a masterpiece iconostas of Serbian baroque. The Patriarchy Palace, the residence of the Srem District Episcope, is considered to be Vojvodina’s most remarkable 19th-century building.


According to legend, whoever drinks the water from the 1799. Four Lions Well will return to Karlovci to marry. Serbia’s oldest gymnasium is located here. The area’s vineyards add to its quaint character and beautiful scenery.


15:00 lunch in the winery Živanović followed by wine degustation


17:00 Departure for Belgrade












OPLENAC


Date of excursion: 5th May, 2020


09:00 Departure from hotel


10:30 Arrival at Oplenac


10:30 - 12:00 St. George’s church and King Peter’s house visit


Oplenac is a historic place which consists of the mausoleum of the Serbian Royal Family. The Church of St. Djordje on the hill of Oplenac was built as a temple and a mausoleum of the Royal Family Karadjordjevic. This monumental church represents the pearl of architecture and decoration of the time and is built in the Serbian-Byzantine style as a five-building. Copies of frescoes from 60 Serbian monasteries are gathered in the Oplenac church.


12:00 Departure for Vrbica winery


12:30 Arrival to ”Vrbica” winery


Today winery ”Vrbica” has ten acres of vineyards and produces about thirty thousand liters of wine, annually. High-bred varieties of grapes originating from France are grown for red grape varieties Merlo, and Cabernet Sauvignon as well as white grape varieties for Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, and Chardonnay. In the heart of the vineyards, there is a restaurant where you can taste various specialties and wines that winery ”Vrbica” serves.


12:30 - 13:30 Lunch in ”Vrbica” winery with wine tasting


13:30 Departure for Belgrade