Arrival to Belgrade Airport, drive along West Serbia, a region of charming towns and idyllic mountain villages. At every step the visitor can enjoy beautiful and healthy nature, examples of remarkable cultural tradition and all kind of activities, all accompanied by a wealth of culinary experiences. Break for refreshment and tasting of delicious homemade food at the rural household in Kosjerić, in the heart of untouched nature. Visit to distillery – the largest producer of fruit brandies with geographic origin, awarded with numerous prizes for quality of rakia products. Tasting of finest rakija. Continue direction Zlatibor mountain. Dinner with traditional menu from West Serbia. Overnight in 4 star hotel.
Zlatibor region has its own specialties such as: prosciutto, brandy, buckwheat pie, and attractive and the most unique among them a set of bun or “bun with everything” (komplet lepinja). For breakfast we will have “komplet lepinja”, made by the already baked egg bun down and mixed with cream cheese. It goes well with yogurt. Visit to the Staro Selo Sirogojno Open air Museum which reconstructs the authentic way of life of Dinaric highlanders from the 19th century. Traditional brunch with interactive culinary course /preparing kačamak with wooden spoons adding kaymak and young cheese – corn meal, hominy/. Continue to the picturesque Mušvete village and visit to the most famous smoke house in the region, which produces smoked delicacies. Tasting of delicious smoked products and rakija and wines. Dinner in restaurant on Zlatibor mountain. Overnight.
After breakfast drive direction Arilje – “the Raspberry Metropolis” and visit to the Saint Achilles church, featuring beautiful well preserved frescoes. Continue to the rural tourist household in Arilje and cordial welcome by wonderful locals who produces highest quality rakijas, natural raspberry juices and runs workshop for traditional costumes. Big traditional lunch including the renowned raspberry cake. Continue direction Belgrade with break in the rural tourist household in Grabovica village, famous for excellent plum and cherry rakijas – šljivovica and višnjevača. Drive along gentle Šumadija slopes and arrival to unique eco farm – rural property for big dinner. After dinner transfer to Belgrade and hotel accommodation. Overnight.
Sightseeing of Belgrade which gives the first impression of the most important Belgrade sights. During panoramic sightseeing we will see: building of Government of Serbia, Saint Sava Temple – second largest Orthodox churches in the world; Parliament building, Saint Marks church and Republic and Terazije square. Afterwards, walk through city centre – the pedestrian street of Prince Mihailo and see the mixture of main European architectural styles and feel the atmosphere of the Belgrade promenade in combination with the stylish and cozy coffee shops, restaurants and modern shops. Visit famous Kalemegdan fortress, unique museum of Belgrade history: remains of the ancient Roman city of Singidunum, Upper town, Roman well, the Military museum and Kalemegdan park – the main city park with many sculptures and monuments of eminent Serbs. In medieval fortress we will see: ‘’Ficirbeir’’ – viewpoint from which most scenic photos of Belgrade are made, ‘’Zindan’’ gate, Ruzica Church and the Chapel of Saint Petka, built over the famous miraculous water spring and symbol of Belgrade ‘’Pobednik’’ – Victor monument. We continue to 19th Century Belgrade, where you will see Orthodox Cathedral – extremely valuable treasure representing the icons from 18th – 20th century, Princess Ljubica’s Mansion – typical Balkan architectural style building, today a museum with exhibition of the Serbian history of the 19th century.
Lunch in restaurant, followed by visit to the ‘’Rakia bar’’ (Serbian plum brandy), an unique restaurant concept in which the finest fruit distillates are always served with creative, expertly paired food, in a contemporary setting that is sure to delight your senses.
Big traditional dinner with tamburitza music entertainment. Overnight in hotel in Belgrade.
Day 5. Departure day
After breakfast free time until transfer to Belgrade airport. Departure flight and end of program.