Topola & Oplenac - one day in Šumadija

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Tour code: #128
1 day
Destinations:
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Abstract:

Visit the breath-taking Oplenac mausoleum church with its mosaics, learn about Serbian history in the local museum, and enjoy your lunch in the historic Orašac village.

Activities:

visit to Topola
visit to the Royal Compound
visit to the Church of St George on Oplenac Hill

Tour description:

The tour starts from Novi Sad at 8 am from the parking lot in front of Hotel Sajam, while we will pick up our guests from Belgrade at 9.30.

Arriving to the town of Topola we first visit the Karadjordjev Grad fort where the museum and the modest old church are situated. Here we will learn about the town’s importance in Serbian history and see the remains from the time of the First Serbian Insurrection against the Ottomans (1804-13). In the church we will see the splendid iconostasis with its meticulous carvings.

Atop the forested Oplenac hill sits one of the nicest sights in the whole of Serbia – the mausoleum church of the Karadjordjević royal house. From the outside the five-domed church is covered in shiny white marble while inside of it visitors admire hundreds of scenes done in mosaics, all of them copies from medieval Serbian monasteries. In its crypt we will see more mosaics as well as graves of 25 members of the Karadjordjević dynasty.

Next door is the house of king Petar I, today a part of the museum with royal portraits and interesting historical items.

After this we head for our lunch. Karadjordjev Vajat is an ethno-restaurant located in the historic village of Orašac, where the 1804 insurrection started. Standing at 380m above sea level, the wood and brick complex enjoys beautiful views of Sumadija’s rolling hills. After our lunch we will visit Karadjordje’s monument, see the memorial village school as well as the Marićevićа Jaruga gully where the insurrectionists gathered.

We will return to Belgrade and then to Novi Sad in the evening hours.

For scheduled tours in Belgrade departure is from parking across Flea Market (Novi Beograd) and from Novi Sad departure is from parking in front of hotel Sajam.

 

Dates of departure:

Sun 22.07.2018
Sun 29.07.2018
Sun 05.08.2018
Sun 12.08.2018
Sun 19.08.2018
Sun 26.08.2018
Sun 02.09.2018
Sun 09.09.2018
Sun 16.09.2018
Sun 23.09.2018
Sun 30.09.2018
Sun 07.10.2018
Sun 14.10.2018
Sun 21.10.2018
Sun 28.10.2018
Sun 04.11.2018
Sun 11.11.2018
Sun 18.11.2018
Sun 25.11.2018
Sun 02.12.2018
Sun 09.12.2018
Sun 16.12.2018
Sun 23.12.2018
Sun 30.12.2018
Sun 06.01.2019
Sun 13.01.2019
Sun 20.01.2019
Sun 27.01.2019
Sun 03.02.2019
Sun 10.02.2019
Sun 17.02.2019
Sun 24.02.2019
Sun 03.03.2019
Sun 10.03.2019
Sun 17.03.2019
Sun 24.03.2019
Sun 31.03.2019
Sun 07.04.2019
Sun 14.04.2019
Sun 21.04.2019
Sun 28.04.2019
Mon 29.04.2019
Wed 01.05.2019
Sat 04.05.2019
Sun 05.05.2019
Sun 12.05.2019
Sun 19.05.2019
Sun 26.05.2019
Sun 02.06.2019
Sun 09.06.2019
Sun 16.06.2019
Sun 23.06.2019

Location of departure:



Time of departure:

08:00 i 09:30

Conditions for free cancellation

Free cancelation minimum 7 days before the tour starts.

Guide language

English, other languages on a request

Notes for transport

The tour is organized with 30 seats bus with minimum 25 persons in the group. The tour can be done as a private tour, on a request. Supplement for departure from Novi Sad - 8€ per person.

Included in price

Transfer according to the program
A licensed tourist guide
Lunch in Karadjordjev vajat restaurant
Royal complex entrance fee - 4€ per person
Entrance fee to Orašac - 1€ per person
Travel agency organization fees

Not included in price

Drinks during lunch
Individual costs

Notes about children

Children younger than 7 travel for free if they are accompanied by two adults. Children aged 7 to 12 need to pay 25 EUR.

Terms of payment

Advanced payment of 30% of the total ammount while booking, the rest no longer than 3 days before the departure.