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CULTURE AND CUISINE OF CENTRAL SERBIA

  

Languages: English, Русски, Srpski

Day 1

Arrival of guests to Vrnjačka Banja. Accommodation in „Villa Otava Lux“. Free time for sightseing tour of Vrnjačka Banja. Optional dinner. Fre time.

Day 2

Breakfast. Excursion: MANASTIR STUDENICA and ETNO HOUSEHOLD

Visit to the medieval monastery Studenica. Studenica Monastery was built in 1190., as an endowment of the medieval Serbian ruler Stefan Nemanja, founder of the dynasty Nemanjić. Studenica represents an architecturally harmonious example of a compound of two different architectural styles, Romanic and Byzantine. It is under UNESCO protection.

Visit to the colorful ethno households where hosts will present to you a method for producing Serbian cheese and cream, that you will of course be able to try, as well as several local delicatessen of smoked meat, it is obligatory to try pie from buckwheat flour which is exceptional local specifics, and in the end everything will be sweeten with jams and local candy – „slatko“, made of finest fruits of exceptional quality. All products are local, stored in the traditional way, organic and environmentally friendly. It is inevitable to make tost with the hosts with Serbian brandy – „rakija“ and wine produced by the household.

Optional: Lunch in the ethno household.

Upon return to Vrnjačka Banja, in the early evening, you will participate in master class at the ethno restaurant Gočko – where you will together with hosts prepare „Serbian gibanica“ – cheese pie Central Serbia specialty, well known all over Balkans. Gibanica will be served with homemade yogurt and sour milk of local manufacturers. Degustation of prepared.

Free time to use the spa and wellness facilities.

Day 3

Breakfast. Excursion: VISIT TO LJUBOSTINJA MONASTERY and WINE TOUR IN THE ALEKSANDROVAC REGION

Meal with specialties of Serbian orthodox cuisine prepared by the nuns of the monastery Ljubostinja. Degustation of the excellent monastery wines.

Visits to wineries in Aleksandrovac region. You will be in a unique oportunity to taste wines from two local wineries, where they produce autochthonous varieties from extraordinary winemaking geographical area of Aleksandrovac region – “Tamjanika” and “Prokupac”. These wines are of excellent quality, famous throughout the Balkans.

Day 4

Breakfast. Excursion: ETNO VILLAGE OF EMIR KUSTURICA

Visit to Drvengrad (about 3 hours drive from Vrnjačka Banja), a project of the renowned film director Emir Kusturica. You will enjoy in a unique experience of Balkan folk culture and Kusturica’s philosophy. In Drvengrad, in a symbolic bastion of resistance to the globalization and modern fast-paced lifestyle, you’ll be able to try and buy delicious local specialties, organic foods without preservatives and additives – chutney, cheeses, teas, and various types of candies…

After visit to Drvengrad we will take you to Mačkat village, where you will taste excellent meat products, Serbian ham, bacon, sausage…

After this tasty starter, we suggest the optional lunch. In this the best suggestion is – lamb on a spit. Lamb from this area is the best quality in Serbia, it is the region where the climate and geographical features are conducive to high quality meat.

Return to Vrnjačka Banja.

Free time to use the spa and wellness facilities.

Optional dinner. Free time.

Day 5

Farewell breakfast – hot bread with cream cheese and homemade yogurt for a comfortable and nice trip!

Departure of guests.

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5 AMAZING DAYS (4 NIGHTS) IN THE AREA OF VRNJAČKA BANJA

Languages: English, Русски, Srpski

We invite you on a tour of the regions of the most beautiful nature of Serbia, from the pearl of the Serbian spa tourism – Vrnjačka Banja.

Day 1

Arrival of guests to Vrnjačka Banja. Accommodation in „Villa Otava Lux“.

Free time for walking tour in Vrnjačka Banja.

Dinner optional.

Free time.

Day 2

Breakfast.

excursion: VISIT TO NATURE RESERVE – UVAC

Nature Reserve Uvac is characterized by exceptional biodiversity. Uvac River meanders create a specific and attractive landscape, but also it is hospitable ground for many plant and animal species. As a specific way to experience the full atmosphere, we recommend boating on the river Uvac. Enjoy the natural beauty of the canyon, meandering rivers and lakes from the water.

Return to Vrnjačka Banja.

During the evening master class at the restaurant Gočko – you will learn to prepare „Serbian gibanica“ – unique cheese pie, best known dish Central Serbia.

Dinner, degustation of prepared pie.

Free time to use the spa and wellness facilities.

Day 3

Breakfast.

excursion: KOPAONIK AND DEVIL’S TOWN

Tour of the nature park and the most famous Serbian ski centers – Kopaonik. It is one of the largest and highest mountains in the Balkans. The highest peak of Kopaonik is Pančić’s Peak, at an altitude of 2017 m.

On Kopaonik, depending on the season, guests have access to numerous activities, such as snowboarding and paragliding for those who like adrenaline, hiking (both for those who are in excellent condition and those who are less fit), pedestrian tours (Kopaonik offers numerous unbeaten paths, where you can walk alone or with the help of expert guides), mountain biking, guests have access to indoor and outdoor pools, sports facilities and much more.

Kopaonik is the largest and one of the most beautiful ski resorts in this part of Europe where about 200 sunny days and 160 days under the snow throughout the year.

Visit to the Devil’s town. It is a natural phenomenon made as a result of erosion of land, where they formed specific forms, like pyramids height of 2 to 15 m, which when viewed from a distance resemble the remains some ancient or abounded city.

On his return visit pond “Salus”. In the beautiful ambience with traditional household decoration, you will be able to catch your own trout, which will be prepared later on the grill.

Return to Vrnjačka Banja.

Free time to use the spa and wellness facilities.

Dinner optional.

Free time.

Day 4

Breakfast.

excursion: MONASTERIES IN OVČAR – KABLAR GORGE

Ovčar-Kablar Gorge is 20 km long. It is situated about 80 km from Vrnjačka Banja. On its steep slopes above meanders of Western Morava River, 10 different old orthodox monasteries are situated in such a small space. Therefore Ovčar-Kablar Gorge is also called the Serbian Holy Mountain. The excursion includes a tour of visit to 3 monasteries.

Return to Vrnjačka Banja.

Free time to use the spa and wellness facilities.

Dinner optional.

Free time.

Day 5

Breakfast.

Leaving of the rooms.

Departure of passengers.

the availability of medical and spa / wellness facilities, the possibility of active rest, hiking and jogging, use of outdoor pools, yoga and pilates, organisation of master classes

price for one person for the whole package – 590 €

supplement for accommodation 1/1 – 72 € 

Included:

accommodation with breakfast, tax and insurance in the villa, transportation according to the program, tour guide, entrance fees, wine degustations

not included:

optional meals, personal expenses