Grand Tour of Vojvodina, 4 days - Private tour

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Tour code: #272
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Abstract:

On this tour we will discover many different faces of Vojvodina, not only of different ethnicities that inhabit it, but also of diverse crafts of its people, antiquities scattered on its plain as well as its cuisine crafted by diverse influences.

Activities:

Visit workshop for making violins
Visit the famous Gallery of Naive Art
Visit the museum of the famous painter Martin Jonoš
Visit the museum of Mihajlo Pupin
Visit the most multicultural village in Vojvodina - Belo blato
Visit the castle in Ecka
Visit the famous castle Fantast
Visit the protected nature park Zobnatica
Visit the resort Palic
Visit the town center of Subotica
Visit a medieval fortress Bač
Visit the center of Novi Sad
Visit the Petrovaradin fortress
Visit the Sremski Karlovci
Visit the most important monastery of Fruska Gora Krušedol

Tour description:

 

Day 1. Belgrade – Kovačica – Idvor – Carska bara – Belo blato – Ečka approx. 140 km

Our first stop is the village of Kovačica, where we will visit the local women’s association that produces pretty handicrafts, the artisan violin maker, the Gallery of naive art and, in the end, Museum of Martin Jonaš, one of the best known local artists. Next place on our tour is Idvor, the native village of scientist Mihailo Pupin where we will visit the house where he was born as well as a small museum dedicated to him. We recommend lunch at “Banatski salaš”. We continue to Carska bara wetland nature reserve for a walk or (optional) a boat ride after which we will go to Belo Blato village where we will visit a family run company that harvests reed and thatches roofs. Our day ends in Ečka, where an old manor transformed into a fine hotel will be the place where we’ll spend the night.

Day 2. Ečka – Zrenjanin – Fantast – Zobnatica – Palić – Subotica approx. 180 km

Breakfast and walk through the historic center of Zrenjanin, one of the most beautiful cities in Vojvodina. Our next stop is Fantast Castle, near Novi Becej, famed for its beauty, the chapel iconostasis, and its horse farm. We continue to Zobnatica, a famous horse breeding farm, where we will indulge in riding horses, driving in a carriage and visit the farm’s museum. Afterward its time to visit Palić resort with its lake, old hotels and villas of interesting architecture. Free time for lunch. The last stop for this day is the city of Subotica at the very border with Hungary where we will spend our night.

Day 3. Subotica – Donji Tavankut – Bezdan – Bač – Novi Sad approx. 210 €

Sightseeing walk during which you will see the Subotica’s incredible Town Hall, Raichle Palace, Synagogue as well as many other beautiful Art Nouveau edifices. In the village of Donji Tavankut where we will explore the local craft of depicting scenes by weaving straw. Our next stop will be in a farmhouse close to Sombor where we will try the local fruit brandies, including their old specialty – brandy made out of mulberries. In the village of Bezdan that lies on the Danube, we visit the “ethno house” museum, and the weaving house where on 18 large looms damask is still woven as it was over a century ago when it was established. Free time for lunch. We suggest you for lunch, the hefty gulyas, which can be served in a local farmhouse. Our tour continues to Bač and its medieval castle now in ruins. The bus ride to Novi Sad where our hotel for the night is situated.

Day 4. Novi Sad – Petrovaradin – Sremski Karlovci – Krušedol – Slankamen- Belgrade approx. 130 km

A walk through Novi Sad’s scenic downtown followed by a visit to the Petrovaradin fortress, the symbol of Novi Sad from which we will enjoy the fascinating panorama of the whole city. Next we will go to Sremski Karlovci, a small town of great historical importance where we will visit the most important sites and then go to one of its famous wine cellars where we will learn about centuries-old traditions of wine making and, naturally, will try some of their wines, including the fortified medicinal wine called bermet. Next stop is the monastery of Krušedol from the XVI century, a mix of Byzantine art and baroque influences, with a stunning iconostasis, frescoes, and graves of many important persons from Serbian history. The last thing we will visit on this tour is Slankamen, with its monument from 1691 that symbolize the battle between Habsburg and Ottoman forces, the old village with its Roman ruins and a medieval church. Departure back to Belgrade.

Dates of departure:

Mon 23.12.2019
Tue 24.12.2019
Wed 25.12.2019
Thu 26.12.2019
Fri 27.12.2019
Sat 28.12.2019
Sun 29.12.2019
Mon 30.12.2019
Tue 31.12.2019
Wed 01.01.2020
Thu 02.01.2020
Fri 03.01.2020
Sat 04.01.2020
Sun 05.01.2020
Mon 06.01.2020
Tue 07.01.2020
Wed 08.01.2020
Thu 09.01.2020
Fri 10.01.2020
Sat 11.01.2020

Location of departure Address of location Time of departure Supplement or discount for departure from the place
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Conditions for free cancellation

Free cancellation is possible at least 14 days before the departure.

Guide language

English

Notes for transport

A van or a minibus depending on number of passengers.

Included in price

Transfer by high quality van during the whole tour
Accommodation in the hotel in Ečka (Castle Kaštel -1 night), 3* hotel in Subotica (hotel PBG or similar- 1 night) and the * hotel in Novi Sad (hotel Putnik or similar- 1 night) with BB service
Entrance fee to the Gallery of naive art, the artisan violin maker, Museum of Martin Jonaš, a museum of Mihajlo Pupin, Carska bara, Fantast Castle, Zobnatica, Bezdan – ethno house, Bač, Krušedol
Wine tasting in Sremski Karlovci (3 types of wine)
Tour guide in English language for all days

Not included in price

Meals and drinks during the meals
Individual costs

Notes on benefits

This price is valid for a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 14 persons. In the case of less than 6, you can send a request or note that you are interested in the program and provide a date that would suit you, and the organizer will contact you with information if there is a possibility of realization (sufficient amount of passengers).

Terms of payment

Advanced payment of 30% while booking, the rest of the ammount at least 14 days before the departure.