Abstract:If you want to visit the most interesting sights of Western Serbia in 5 days this is the tour for you. This tour combines the two most attractive mountains and monasteries of Western Serbia.
Activities:Visit monastery Nikolje
Visit Mokra gora
Visit Mećavnik- Drvengrad- Kustendorf
Visit canyon Uvac
Visit monasteries Studenica and Žiča
Visit Vrnjačka spa
Visit Topola and Oplenac
Day 1. Belgrade - Ovčar-Kablar gorge – Potpeće cave – Zlatibor mountain approx. 250 km
Departure from Belgrade. We take you on an interesting trip to western Serbia. In the beginning, you will see one of the most beautiful peaks in Serbia, a true pearl of nature. The Ovčar-Kablar gorge is protected by law as a natural area of the property and the category of natural resources. The landscape is extremely diverse and beautiful. This gorge is also known as the Serbian Athos, thanks to a number of monasteries. We will visit the oldest of them, Nikolje Monastery from the XV century, on the left bank of the Zapadna Morava. You will have the opportunity to climb the Kablar and enjoy the view of the meanders from one of five the most beautiful viewpoints. Then we will visit the Potpeće cave. This cave has the highest entrance to the cave in Serbia - a huge portal in the shape of a horse hoop 50m high and 12m wide at the bottom. Lunch in a restaurant where you can try fish from the fishpond in front of the restaurant. Departure to Zlatibor, the most visited mountain in Serbia. The Zlatibor landscape is an unusual experience for lovers of walks and those who enjoy the scents of mountain plants and forests rich with golden pine and spruce. Arrival at the hotel. Time for sightseeing. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 2. Zlatibor - Mećavnik -Kremna – Zlatibor approx. 110 km
The second day will be dedicated to the beautiful mountain slope of Mokra Gora and we will enjoy in the famous ethno village and specialties. After breakfast we will go to Mokra Gora. We're going to ride the Shargan Eight. Šargan Eight is Europe’s most attractive narrow gauge museum railway, mentioned as the masterpiece among the similar railways. From 1925 until 1974 the railway connected Belgrade to Sarajevo and kept the doors of Mokra Gora Mt. open to the world. After numerous tunnels and bridges, we stand on several locations in order to enjoy the magical views of Mokra Gora. After this spectacular journey, we go to the ethno village of Mecavnik, built by the famous Serbian director Emir Kusturica. You can find here, as in any regular city, museum, church, library, hotel, restaurant... You may also be surprised by the names of the streets in this city because they are named after the famous people whom Kusturica admired: Nikola Tesla, Brus Li, Ernesto Če Gevara, Diego Armando Maradona, Federico Fellini, Ingmar Bergman… Our recommendation for lunch is in Mećavnik. Afternoon coming to Kremna, well known for the world-famous preacher Miloš Tarabić and his nephew Mitar Tarabić. Almost all of their revelations were true for now. Here you will hear interesting stories and taste the famous Serbian brandy. Return to Zlatibor, free time for individual exploration of Zlatibor. Overnight.
Day 3. Zlatibor - Sirogojno - Uvac – Zlatar approx. 180 km
Breakfast at the hotel. We continue our journey to the open air museum in Sirogojno. Sirogojno maintains the tradition of customs, preserving old crafts. The feeling is amazing as you walk through mountain meadows surrounded by households that can only be seen in old films. Recommendation for lunch in a pub, where you will feel the taste of traditional cuisine that arouses all five senses. Prepare for the famous Lake Uvac - one of the 5 most attractive tourist locations in Serbia. Boat ride on the river meanders. We will enter the Ice Cave, part of the largest cave system in Serbia. After this ride, we continue our journey to Zlatar. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4. Zlatar- Ivanjica- Studenica- Zica- Vrnjačka spa approx. 195 €
After breakfast, we continue our journey. By the way, we will take a break in Ivanjica, a city famous for fresh air with medicinal properties, to visit one of the oldest hydroelectric power stations in Europe and talk about the character and works of Branislav Nušić. We continue our journey through beautiful nature to the Studenica Monastery which was founded in the 12th century by Stefan Nemanja, the founder of the medieval state of Serbia. Visit the monastery and monastery treasury. Lunch in the Konak of monastery Studenica. Continue to the Žiča monastery, where the first Serbian king of Serbia was crowned. It was built between 1208 and 1230. In 1219 the Žiča became the first headquarters of the Serbian Archbishopric. The church, dedicated to the resurrection of God, has characteristics from Raska's school. Departure to Vrnjačka spa, our most famous spa. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 5. Vrnjačka spa – Topola – Belgrade approx. 185 km
After breakfast in the hotel free time for spa or individual activities. On the road to Belgrade, we will stop at Topola, the town of Karadjordje, the leader of the first Serbian uprising against the Turks in 1804. We will visit the unique Mausoleum of the Serbian royal family Karadjordjevic in Oplenac and the museum that is nearby. Recommendation for lunch in a traditional ethno restaurant. Evening arrival to Belgrade. End of the program.