Budapest, Hungary’s stylish capital is known as the ‘City of Spas’ for its abundance of natural thermal springs. Straddling the Danube River, the city is comprised of two very different historic cities,Buda on the west bank and Pest on the east bank. Budapest sightseeing with a professional guide: Heroes’ Square, Andrassy Boulevard, the Opera House, Roosevelt Square, Szechenyi Chain Bridge, St. Stephen’s Basilica, Margaret Bridge, Main Street, Fisherman’s Tower, Matijina Cathedral, Erzsebet Bridge. Terror Haza (Terror House) is a popular museum recounting stories of espionage and atrocities committed during World War II and during the communist period. During your optional visit you can view very moving testimonial footage from survivors and visit old jail cells, torture chambers and interrogation rooms. Visit to the southernmost part of Buda in Budafok, which is still the center of trade Hungarian wines with the largest wine barrel in the world, width 5m, 6m high and that can hold 101400 liters of wine. Then dinner with live gypsy music at restaurant in former wine cellar. Overnight in Budapest.
Visit three towns of archbishops, kings and artists. Esztergom, the oldest Hungarian capitol from 10th century, Royal Residence and center for the Roman Catholic religion for 1000 years. Visit the Basilica. Visegrad, unique panorama view from the Citadel and lunch in a nice restaurant. Szentendre: walk round the Mediterranean-like town then visit the Caprice Hungarian jewellery museum including multimedia presentation, factory visit and jewellery exhibition. Evening cruise with dinner, music andfolklore show on the River Danube. Overnight in Budapest.
Breakfast at the hotel. On our way to Belgrade visit to biggest aqua park in central/east Europe with longest all-year-round covered waterslide in Europe, adventure pools, swimming pools, whirlpool, steam bath, jacuzzi, sauna, unique „silent” wellness area, massage, modern medical treatments. Lunch. After entering Serbia visit to Novi Sad Town and it’s dominant Petrovaradin Fortress, a second biggest fortress in Europe, built by Austrians at 17th century on Danube River. Departure to small baroque town of Sremski Karlovci and sightseeing of the Patriarch’s Palace, thanwine tasting of selected wines from this region. Arrival in Belgrade, capitol of Serbia and one of the oldest cities of Europe, dated more than 8 millennium ago. Dinner in restaurant on Danube River with live music and perfect atmosphere. Overnight in Belgrade.
Sightseeing of Belgrade (bus + walk + boat + underground); Belgrade Fortress on theconfluence of the River Sava and Danube. Ruzica Church (Rose church) military church built in 19th century in former gunpowder storage on Belgrade Fortress, follows visit to Army bunker from 1940’s.We will pass through tunnel to Wine cellar in the cave from 19th century, where we will have some wine. Lunch at Question mark restauirant „?“ the oldest traditional restaurant (kafana) in Belgradefrom 1823. Stadium of Red Star football club that won the European Cup and Intercontinental Cup in1991. The Saint Saint Sava’s Temple is biggest Orthodox Christian church in the world by volume. Lunch in restaurant in wooden hut on confluence of Sava to Danube River, with beautiful view to Belgrade Fortress. Cruise on Sava and Danube River (confluence with the Great War Island, Zemun Town, Ada Ciganlija Lake Belgrade fortress…). Dinner in national restaurant from 19th century in Skadarlijabohemian street. Overnight in Belgrade.
Visit to the Smederevo Fortress, the biggest lowland fortress of Europe. Follows visit toViminacium, one of the largest Roman cities above which no new settlement was built. Lunch on Srebrno (Silver) Lake. After that we visit Golubac Fortress, one of the most beautiful medieval fortresses on the Danube where the Danube is widest (6,5 km) and that’s just before the Djerdap Gorge, the largest gorge in Europe where the Danube is deepest (92 meters), then we will visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site, the oldest urban settlement in Europe (7000 years BC). Lunch at ethno-complex on the hill above Danube will be excellent refreshment. Cruise along Djerdap Gorge or light airplane flight over Danube and Eastern Serbia.
Visit to Oplenac hill with mausoleum of Serbian Royal dynasty of Karadjordjevic. Follows visit to the Royal wine cellar, wine tasting and Serbian national lunch caracteristic for Sumadija region. Tour continues through Ovcar-kablar gorge with 10 monasteries from 12th and 13th century. We will make a short stop in one of the monasteries. Road lids us to Usacko Lake where we will have cruise and enter Ice caves. After we will visit Mileseva Monastery from 13th century with fresco painting of White Angel that is one of the most beautiful works of European art from mideval period. Tour continues towards Montenegro through national park Biogradska Gora. Arrival in Budva. Dinner. Overnight.
Breakfast. Sightseeing of Budva, well known for its sandy beaches, diverse nightlife, and examples of Mediterranean architecture. In last 3 millennium, it was populated by Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Venetians and many other great civilizations. Cruise along Budva Riviera, including small islet of Sveti Stefan that was pirate fortress in 15th century, and now supreme hotel resort in Montenegro. Free time. Accommodation and overnight.
Breakfast. Excursion to old Kotor Town dated 2 millennium ago with beautiful fortress firstly built at 6th century, now on UNESCO list. Free time for bathing at one of the best beaches. Return to Budva. Free time.
Breakfast, check out and departure.
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