Thursday evening 29th March
Meet at the bus station and get into the bus together!
Friday 30th March – Belgrade
Welcome to Belgrade, the capital of Serbia and former capital of former Yugoslavia! Today, we will check in to our partner accommodation. After you will have time to explore the city and experience Balkan culture and in all possible ways. Learn about traditions, history, and culture by entering the Military History Museum, National Museum, Museum of Yugoslav History and Tito Mausoleum or Ethnographic Museum. Discover Belgrade’s top landmarks such as Kalemegdan fortress, Skadarlija, the bohemian quarter with many traditional restaurants with live music, Knez Mihailova street, Dorćol, Nikola Pašić Square, Ada Ciganlija, St. Sava Church, the largest Serbian Orthodox Church and more.
Do you know Tesla cars? The brand was named after Nikola Tesla and you can visit Nikola Tesla Museum. He was a Serbian-American inventor, mostly known for designing the alternating-current (AC) electric system, which is still the predominant electrical system used across the world today.
Try “rakija“, an alcoholic drink made from the distillation of fermented fruit. It is a clear-as-water kind of drink, with a 40% to 65% of alcohol. Also, order some “čevapčići“, a special dish of grilled minced meat, either beef, lamb, pork or mixed, usually accompanied with “lepinja” (kind of flat bread), fresh onion, “kajmak”, and “ajvar”.
In the evening, we will enjoy the nightlife at the world-famous floating clubs on the river “splavovi”.
Saturday 31st March – Belgrade or Novi Sad, Fruška Gora & Sremenski Karlovci
You can spend another day in Belgrade or come with us (optional extra) in the morning to Vojvodina region and its Capital, Novi Sad, (called also Capital of little Europe), where we will have a private walking tour (tip-based). You will have time to explore the city and check out Petrovaradin Fortress, nicknamed as “Gibraltar on the Danube“. It was constructed with slave labor and holds an important place in Serbian history. It also has 16km of unlit underground tunnels.
Walk across the bridge and along the riverside, where locals enjoy beach time during the summer. Explore the cobbled alleys, and visit the Chinese Quarter, a creative district, full of boat workshops, rehearsal garages, alternative clubs and hidden cafés, also known as kafane. Chinese Quarter is one of the main reasons to name Novi Sad 2021’s European Capital of Culture.
Next stop will be at the full of vineyards-mountain Fruška Gora, where you can admire Krušedol Monastery or also step inside. We will visit Sremenski Karlovci, a small, beautiful, cultural, historical and architecture-rich town. On the way back, we will stop at the winery and experience the Serbian winetasting. In the evening, we will come back to Belgrade where you will have time for dinner and drinks.
Sunday 1st April – Zagreb & Plitvice lakes
On early Sunday morning, we will make our way to Croatia’s capital, Zagreb, where you can join the private walking tour or you can come with us (optional extra) to Plitvice Lakes. In 1949 Plitvice Lakes were proclaimed as Croatia’s first national park. Lakes were created with the formation of tufa (variety of limestone formed when carbonate minerals precipitate out of ambient temperature water), and building of travertine (a form of limestone deposited by mineral springs), which has a unique universal value, therefore the Plitvice Lakes were internationally recognized on UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979. We will spend a few hours in the park and return to Zagreb to check in our partner accommodation and have dinner.
Monday 2nd April (public holiday) – Zagreb
After breakfast, you will be able to join our private walking tour with a local guide. The rest of the day you can enjoy in the city and explore it on your own. Check out the Gornji and Doljni Grad, St. Mark’s Church, Tkalčičeva street, Cathedral of Assumption and park Zrinjevac. Locals like to go to Kava Tava, a known all-day brunch cafe. And one of the top 10 things to see is a unique, Museum of Broken Relationships. In the evening, we will board our bus and make our way home.
_Modern coach with W/C
_2-night hostel accommodation in Belgrade with multi-bed shared rooms (optional private 2-person room upgrade available for extra 20€ per person per night)
_1-night hostel accommodation in Zagreb with multi-bed shared rooms (optional private 2-person room upgrade available for extra 20€ per person per night)
_Tourist taxes in Serbia and Croatia
_2 x Breakfast in Belgrade
_1 x Breakfast in Zagreb
_Private walking tour in Belgrade with local guide
_Private walking tour in Zagreb with local guide (tip-based)
_Services of a EuroTrip Adventures Leaders
_Exclusive Facebook group for continuous customer support & updates
_24/7 Emergency phone number
_Entrance to attractions
_Meals (unless indicated in the “included” list)
|Event Start Date||Thursday 29.03.2018 8:30 pm|
|Event End Date||Tuesday 03.04.2018 2:00 am|
|Cut off date||Tuesday 27.03.2018 11:55 pm|