Abstract:Take a ride by the most magnificent and famous train that President Tito and leaders of many countries once used to ride, but also learn about the beauties and history of Uzice and the Uzice region.
Activities:Tito train ride in both directions
Bed and breakfast in a hotel in Zlatibor
Sightseeing of Uzice, museums and ammunition factory and other sights of the city
Kadinjača, Mokra Gora and Drvengrad - optional excursion
The Blue Train is a luxury tourist train once used for the needs of the former president of the SFR Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito. The interior of the train was made in the style of art deco and after more than half a century its appearance remained unchanged. This train last operated on the route between Ljubljana and Belgrade on May, the 5th when Tito's remains were transferred to the capital.
The first day (November, 29th) - Friday
For passengers from Novi Sad, bus departure is at 10.00 from the parking lot beside the fairground (at the former Zlatna medalja restaurant).
The departure of the Blue Train from the Topcider Railway Station in Belgrade is at noon.
What follows is a pleasant ride, during which you'll feel like you are the president of a country. You'll travel in a mobile luxury suite equipped with luxurious lounges, rooms, restaurants, dining rooms, bathrooms and all other amenities that gave former President Tito complete comfort.
During the ride, you will be served a drink of your choice and a hot drink, and you'll hear a story about the history and interesting facts about the Blue Train.
One of them is that the train houses the so-called "deaf room" in which Tito made state decisions and held confidential talks. In his study room, in which he signed the important state Acts, there is also a kind of precursor to a mobile phone, which he used as early as 1959 for contacting the senior officials in Yugoslavia.
These are the details we'll reveal to you - everything else is a big (pleasant) surprise!
Arrival to Uzice is around 3.30 PM followed by a transfer to the Iris Hotel on Zlatibor (4 stars). Free time until dinner.
At 8 PM there is a dinner at the hotel with a music program with the theme of returning to the time of Partisans, Tito, pioneers, fraternity and unity with music from all the former Yugoslav republics, and the old pop-rock era of the former Yugoslavia! In addition to the specialties of the Uzice region, there will be a variety of buffet specialties served with some that were a favorite of Josip Broz Tito.
The second day (30th of November) - Saturday
Breakfast at the hotel is from 7 to 8. 30 AM.
At 9 AM departure to the two different programs.
The program included in the price:
At 9 AM transfer to Uzice and tour of the city accompanied by a licensed guide (city museum, center, city beach, and optional Old town). Visiting the museum exhibit of the Uzice Republic and underground ammunition factories, Partisan Square and the Old Town. This tour takes about two and a half hours. Travelers who also book a visit to Kadinjača will have an organized transfer to this memorial complex.
After the city tour, the time for (optional) lunch follows. For all passengers who check-in for lunch while booking the tour, it will be organized at a local restaurant serving national specialties.
After lunch, we'll go back to the railway station. The departure to Belgrade is at 4.45 PM. The arrival of the train at the Topcider Railway Station is scheduled for 7.35 PM.
For passengers from Novi Sad, transfer to the place of departure.
Mokra Gora Tour: a tour to Kadinjača Memorial Complex and remembrance of the fallen in defense of the Uzice Republic (the first free territory in the Second World War), the Rujno Monastery, Mokra Gora, Jatarice and Drvengrad.
The summer program will operate from the beginning of April to October.
In the summer program, sightseeing of Uzice and Kadinjača will be on the first day, while on the second, several excursions will be organized, including a visit to Uvac, a cruise on the Drina River to Visegrad and many others.
Image source of Tito's train: The Serbian Railways