The paths of first Serbian royal families - the rise of Serbia, 2 day tours

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Tour code: #454
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Abstract:

During this two days tour, you will have a chance to experience the Raska region and Ibar Rivwer Valley, which keeps some of the most important monuments. This trip will take you to the past and to some of the most beautiful areas in Serbia.

Activities:

Visit monastery Vraćešnica
Visit monastery Žiča
Visit monastery Studenica
Visit monastery Sopoćani
Visit monastery Đurđevi stupovi
Visit Novog Pazara
Visit Peter's Church in Novi Pazar

Tour description:

DAY 1

Departure from Novi Sad at 07:30h in front of parking of Hotel Sajam, and from Belgrade at 08:30h. Our first destination will be Vraćešnica monastery, built in gratitude of survived warriors, after the Battle of Kosovo. This monasery has shared its turbulent history in both Uprisings, but it is specially connected with Obrenovic Dynasty. This trip takes us through beautiful Šumadija region, the heart of Serbia, to Gruža Lake, where we will have a short break. Continue to Žiča monastery, called „The Home of Holly Salvation“ . This seven-door monastery is a foundation of the first Serbian king Stefan The First crowned, built with Saint Sava’s Help. Another short break for photographing in one of the most preserved medieval monuments - Maglič. The highlight of the day will be the visit of Studenica monastery , popular called „ The Mother of all Serbian churches“. This monastery, which is a foundtation of Stefan Nemanja from the end of XII century will take your breath away with its beuaty and surrounding nature. Accommodation in resort Ras, the remains of the first Serbian capital. Dinner in a hotel restaurant. Overnight.

DAY 2

After the breakfast, we will start this day by visiting the complex of monuments which are on the World Cultural Heritage list since 1979, Sopocani monastery, the foundation of King Uros I from XIII century. Its frescoes belong to the highest achievements of European art of that time. Next one to visit is Đurđevi stupovi monastery, near Novi Pazar, built by Stefan Nemanja.  The last place to visit is Peter’s Church, one of the oldest churches in Serbia and the place where Stefan Nemanja is baptismal for the second time.  Lunch break in Novi Pazar where you should definitely take the chance and try some of the local meat specialities such as the famous cevapi or mantija, or to have a dezert with traditional baklava or kadaif. Back to Belgrade and Novi Sad in the late evening hours. 

 

 

 

 

Dates of departure:

Sat 07.07.2018
Thu 26.07.2018
Sat 11.08.2018
Thu 30.08.2018
Sat 08.09.2018
Sat 29.09.2018
Sat 13.10.2018
Sat 03.11.2018
Sat 08.12.2018
Sat 26.01.2019
Fri 15.02.2019
Sat 23.03.2019
Sat 27.04.2019

Location of departure:



Time of departure:

07h Novi Sad, 8:30 BG

Conditions for free cancellation

Free cancellation is possible 5 days before the tour starts.

Notes for transport

This trip is realized with 30 seats bus. SUPPLEMENT FOR THE DEPARTURE FROM NOVI SAD: 8€ PER PERSON

Note for accommodation

Supplement for single room in Ras resort - 12 EUR per person

Included in price

Transfer by high quality bus according the program and itinerary
Licensed English speaking guide (or other language guide on a request)
Lunch in accomodation Ras
Entrance fee for monastery Žiča
Entrance fee for Studenica monastery and the visit of monastery treasury
Entrance fee for Peter's Church
Travel agency organization costs

Not included in price

Lunch in Novi Pazar
Drinks during the meals
Individual costs

Notes on dressing

Women and girls up to 12 years old need to have a long skirt during the visit of Đurđevi stupovi monastery. If you forget the skirts or you do not have them, you can borrow them in the monastery.

Notes on benefits

This trip is realizing for the minimum 25 persons and maximum 30 pearsons in the group. In case of guest cancellation of the trip, YUTA cancellation policy is applied.

Terms of payment

Advanced payment of 30% of the total ammount while booking, the rest no longer than 10 days before the departure.