Visit Novi Sad, cultural capital of Northern Serbia, melting pot of various ethnic groups and cultures. Enjoy best view of Danube from Petrovaradin Fortress. Discover also the beautiful town of Sremski Karlovci.
What to Expect
Depart from Belgrade at 10:00 and proceed to picturesque Fruška Gora, which represents a natural reserve and sacred area hosting 17 functioning monasteries of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Fruška Gora was a shelter for Serbian people during the Ottoman rule over Serbia, preserving heritage and historical legacy of the nation. You will visit one of the most monumental monasteries called Krušedol, and then the tour will continue in Sremski Karlovci.
Sremski Karlovci is located in the bottom of Fruška Gora and presents a real gem of Serbian culture and spirituality. Its baroque city center, patriarchy, Cathedral of Saint Nicolas and Catholic Church of Saint Trinity, first Serbian gymnasium built in 1881 and the Library of Karlovac gymnasium, make Sremski Karlovci a 'museum town'. The town is famous for wine production and its annual 'Wineball' festival. The next stop is Petrovaradin, where the fortress is located. This was built of medieval fortification foundation by Austrians in the 17th and 18th century in order to defend the country from Turks. The fortress is sometimes called 'Danube's Gibraltar' for its strategic position. Nowadays the fortress is famous for one of the most prestigious music festivals, "EXIT".
You will then proceed to the left bank of Novi Sad, capital of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina. Thanks to it geographical position, Novi Sad used to be a border between two Empires – Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman, and in 1748 Queen Maria Theresa proclaimed Novi sad 'free royal city' Neoplanta. A melting point of different nations and ethnic groups, Novi Sad with its 250, 000 population is multicultural and an example of a true modern European metropolis. You'll see Dunavska and Zmaj Jovina, streets in the city's pedestrian zone, and also the City Hall, Catholic Church, old city center, house of Albert Einstein's wife Mileva, cultural foundation Matica Srpska, the synagogue and the city beach.
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Transfer on a comfortable AC van
- Professional guide
Know Before You Go
• A moderate amount of walking is involved
• A dress code is required to enter the monastery: no shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women