Serbia & Montenegro was a country created from the two remaining Federal republics of Yugoslavia after its breakup in 1992. The republics of Serbia and Montenegro together established a federation in 1992 as the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Nowadays we have two separated countries and we will show you the best of both of them.
- Arrival at Belgrade`s international airport. Welcome by a local host and transfer to hotel. Check-in and short refreshment in hotel. different invaders through the history, who wanted it`s exceptional and favourable position, just on the crossroads of the East and the West. Belgrade city tour includes: panoramic part from the bus – Republic and City Assembly, Slavija Square, St. Sava Temple, White Palace, Kneza Milosa Street, Republic Square; walking part by foot – National Theatre, Knez Mihailova pedestrian zone, St. Michael`s Orthodox Cathedral and Kalemegdan Fortress. Welcome dinner in national restaurant.
- Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the city of Topola. Visit to King Peter`s Endowment on Oplenac hill, with astonishing St. George Church and mausoleum of royal Karadjordjevic dynasty. Lunch at local national restaurant. Visit to the winery – wine degustation. Departure further to the city of Kragujevac. Check-in, dinner in hotel and overnight.
- Breakfast at hotel. City tour of Kragujevac which includes visiting the Dukes Arsenal – unique military industrial complex, residence of Amidza which was used for accommodation of men from dukes escort , the building of old Assembly – where the regulations of Berlin contract were ridden, National Museum, building of Gymnasium, the building of city market and memorial park Kragujevac October in Sumarice. Transfer further to the south. Lunch in traditional restaurant along the road. Arrival in Vrnjacka Banja, a town and a resort with mineral spa located in Raska District of Serbia near the city of Kraljevo. It is well known and most popular spa town in Serbia. It owes its reputation to its therapeutic effects known already to the Roman troops in the second century AD. It was upgraded by the Czech Baron Herder in 1835 after Prince Milos Obrenovic wanted it to be like Karlovy Vary. Free time for rest strolling down the beautiful park or relaxing in hotel`s spa center. Overnight in Vrnjacka Banja.
- Breakfast at hotel and check-out. Visit to Zica Monastery. Zica monastery, together with the Church of the Holy Dormition was built by the first King of Serbia, Stefan the First-Crowned and the first Head of the Serbian Church, Saint Sava. St. Sava made this monastery the center of the Church, which gained independence in 1219. Saint Sava also crowned his brother Stefan I and ordained the first bishops there. By tradition monastery church was the coronational church of the Serbian kings, although a king could be crowned in any Serbian church, he was never considered a true king until he was anointed in Zica. Transfer further to Studenica Monastery. Studenica Monastery is one of the largest and richest Serb Orthodox monasteries. Stefan Nemanja, the founder of the medieval Serb state, founded the monastery in 1190. The monastery’s fortified walls encompass two churches: the Church of the Virgin, and the Church of the King, both of which were built using white marble. The monastery is best known for its collection of 13th- and 14th century Byzantine-style fresco paintings. Studenica was declared Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance in 1979, and it is protected by Republic of Serbia, and in 1986 UNESCO included Studenica monastery on the list of World Heritage Sites. Lunch in a monastery Studenica. Departure to the city of Novi Pazar. Check-in, dinner in hotel and overnight.
- Breakfast at hotel and check-out. This day we are departuring to Montenegro. First stop is Biogradksa Gora National Park, for some rest and photo shooting. In nearby city of Kolasin is our next stop where we will have lunch. Transfer further to Montenegrin capital of Podgorica. City tour ad after it dinner in hotel. Overnight in Podgorica.
- Breakfast at hotel. Departure to the Ostrog Monastery and visit. Departure further to the Cetinje, the old capital of Montenegro. Cetinje was founded in the 15th century by Ivan Crnojevic the last ruler of strong medieval state of Zeta, and it was the historical capital of Montenegro for five centuries. Visit the Royal Palace and Cetinje Monastery which treasures two great Christian relics: the hand of Saint John the Baptist and a piece of the Holy Cross. In Art museum of Montenegro in Cetinje is kept another important Christian relic famous icon Filermosa. We continue our way to Njegusi, authentic Montenegrin village, known by traditional local cuisine where great Montenegrin spiritual and poet Njegos was born. Domestic smoked ham and cheese tasting in one of the national restaurants. Transfer further to the seaside. Arrival in Budva, check-in in hotel and dinner. Overnight in Budva.
- Breakfast at hotel. Short half-hour tour of Budva and than transfer forward to the Boka Bay and UNESCO protected city of Kotor. Ancient walls which stretch 4.5 kilometers directly above the city, represent real treasure of the Mediterranean. After viewing beautiful streets and squares of the Old town Kotor we will move to Perast, old fisherman’s village and the town of the first Montenegrin mariners. Lunch in a restaurant. Perast is a sleepy baroque place near Kotor. The most beautiful buildings of this small city were built in the 17th and 18th centuries. In front of this beautiful town are two islands situated, Saint George from the 12th century, and the Church of Our Lady of the Rock built in 1630. Visit island “Lady of the Rock” with a boat. Return back to Budva. Free time and overnight.
- Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport in Tivat. End of our services.