Highlights of Eastern Serbia - 2 Days
Eastern Serbia seems to be hiding a real treasure in its cossetted away chambers –a unique combination of nature and cultural mixture with the spa centers to relax. On this tour you are going to explore treasures Resava region combined with the "Iron Gate" - Lower Danube and National park Djerdap, a region that covers the true richness of cultural heritage, archaeological sites, natural landscapes and delicious food. Welcome aboard!
One of the most significant monuments of the Serbian medieval culture is our first stop where you will hear interesting stories about the monastery and the founder - the depot of Stefan Lazarevic, one of the brightest rulers of medieval Serbia with high moral principles, whom everybody wanted for an ally...
Beautiful natural treasure of Serbia, is 4.5 km long. However, only 2,830 meters of the cave have beenresearched, and visitors can go as long as 800 meters deep into it. TheResava is one of the oldest caves in the country (around 80 million years old). The temperature in it is constantly around 7°C, while the air humidity varies from 80 to 100%. The interior of the cave has numerous and varied halls, canals, galleries, columns, stalactites, stalagmites, natural drape like formations and petrified waterfalls. Because of its riches and varied colors, the Resava Cave earned an attribute “thebeauty from the Resava”.
In Lisine, the 25-metre high "Veliki buk" waterfall, (maybe Serbia’s most visited waterfall) was long considered the highest waterfall in the country, until the waterfalls on Stara Planina and Kopaonik were stumbled across. In the nearby restaurants you can taste fresh trout or some grilled meat specialties from this region.
The Krupaj springs are one of the natural curiosities and features of this region. With its splendid beauty, these springs form a lake on its surface and irresistibly lure an unwary traveller to the depths of the forests, to its water and crispy mountain air. The thermal spring watercomplete with health properties mixed with the cold spring water from the Krupaj springs, seem to complete the picture of this almost mythical scenery. Close by there is a strong thermal spring with water temperature of 26.50C, and is protected as a natural heritage of national importance. Researchers into this spring have so far reached a depth of 123 meters.
And shall we leave the best for the end of first day? - Zdrelo Spa, a unique wellness centre in Serbia that works all year long. It is a water park that offersbatheing in warm and thermal waters with temperature from 30 to 40 degreesday and night. The complex has six pools with both warm and cold water (two indoors and four outdoors).
Viminacium was a major city (provincial capital) and military camp of the Roman province of Moesia (today's Serbia), and the capital of Moesia Superior which dates back to the 1st century AD, and at its peak it is believed to have had 40,000 inhabitants, making it one of the biggest cities of the time. It lies on the Roman Road ViaMilitaris. Viminacium was plundered and devastated by the Huns in the 5th century, but was later rebuilt by Justinian. It was completely destroyed with the arrival of the Slavs in the 6th century. Today, the archaeological site occupies a total of 450 hectares (1,100 acres), and contains the remains of temples, streets, squares, amphitheatres, palaces, hippodromes and Roman baths.
Golubac Fortress was a medieval fortified town on the south side of the Danube River, 4 km downstream from the modern-day town of Golubac, Serbia. The fortress, which was most likely built during the 14th century, was split into three compounds which were built in stages. It has ten towers, most of which are square shaped, and several of which received multifaceted reinforcements with the advent of firearms.
Lepenski Vir represents the remains of the oldest settlement in Europe. The first organized human settlement in the open was located in Djerdap, and it was founded eight thousand years ago. The peaceful "Lepenski" Alas carefully chose this location, and formed a culture there that lasted for two thousand years in a row, in the period 6500-4500. p. n. e. The Lepenski Vir site was discovered during extensive excavations in Djerdap due to the construction of the Djerdap I hydroelectric power plant. In 2011, a new visitor center was opened, which preserves the remains of a culture under its dome, which astonished the whole world with its discovery...
DAY 1: Departure from Belgrade in the morning 8h, a ride to Resava region and visit to Manasija monastery 10h-11h. Overnight stay. Transfer to Resava cave and sightseeing 11h-13h. Visit to Lisine waterfall and time for lunch in the restaurant nearby 13h-15h. On the way to Zdrelo spa short stop and visit to Krupaj spring. Arrival in Zdrelo spa at around 17h00, check in and time for relax in the pools. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 2: After the breakfast, check out at 9h and departure to Golubac, boat ride 1h near fortress and place where the Danube is widest, at the same time here is the place where the Djerdap gorge begins. Sightseeing of the Golubac fortress 12-13:30. Transfer to Kapetan Misa hill and time for lunch in the village household 14:30-16:00. On the way back visit to a Lepenski vir archeological site 16h-17h. Transfer back to Belgrade 17:00-19:30.
Price per person:
450€ (1 pax), 270 € (2 pax), 200 € (3 pax), 180 € (4-7 pax), 150 € (8-20 pax)
Duration: 2 days
(9 hours total transfer time)
Departure: 8 AM
Arrival: 8 PM pm next day
Pick up: Anywhere in Belgrade
Accommodation - one overnight in Zdrelo spa hotel with breakfast
All entrance tickets to selected places
Not included: other meals and tips
Operation months: April - November