Wine and Rakia (Brandy) tour

Start: Belgrade Finish: Belgrade

Visiting: Skadarlija, Belgrade, Topola, Novi Sad, Fruška Gora


Duration: 3 Nights

Physical rating: Low

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Meat

Tour Operator: Mayak Tours

Group size: 4 - 16

Age range: 21-65

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $505

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Tour Overview

Serbia has century’s long tradition of enjoying in fruit nectar, which is made from love of its creators, clear waters, healthy minerals and sunlight. 1750 years ago, roman emperor Probus, brought vine from Italy to the Balkan flower garden. Since then, Serbia discovered its vineyards, which has one of the best areas in the world to grow. After decades of quality declining under communist regime, old traditions are reemerging to bring this liquid paradise to you. On the other hand, heavens gave Serbia perfect gift in form of rich land, which can produce incredible tasteful fruits. From those fruits Serbians make strong, but very tasteful spirit, which is cure for sick ones, cheering up for sad ones, remedy for soul and rhapsody of taste. It’s called RAKIA. And it’s made without any addition of aromas, artificial nor natural, because fruit gives it everything which is needed.

Places You'll See

Countries:
Kaymak, Ayvar, Chevapchichi
St. Sava Church, Belgrade
Petrovaradin Fortress, viewpoint

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : BELGRADE ARRIVAL

Location: Nikola Tesla Airport, Skadarlija

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Dinner

Belgrade's arrival. Transfer to the hotel, and accommodation. After brake, we are going out to Rakia crawl tour, where we will visit famous Rakia bars, and then we will have a diner at Belgrade Bohemian quarter Skadarlija, or at the melancholic river raft restaurants in Sava or Danube rivers. We will have tasting of Rakia selection. We will start with more mild apricot spirit, continue with most expensive pear and quince Rakia, and then we will try most common plum spirit, which is considered universal cure in Serbian tradition. During dinner, we will hear traditional live music and try Serbian traditional speciates. Do you know what Kaymak, Ayvar, Chevapchichi or chvartsi is? Worm up has started! Return to hotel. Overnight.

icon Day 2 : BELGRADE – TOPOLA – RAKIA DESTILERY - WINERY - BELGRADE

Location: Belgrade, Topola

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Breakfast. Coffee and tasting of juice from fermented cabbage, called Rasol, which is used in Serbia as hangover cure. Departure towards Topola wine region. Visit to the monumental marble church where Serbian royal family has its mausoleum. Inside, you will see 40.000.000 pieces of precious stones and gold mosaic. One of the largest in the world. Visit to the Royal winery, vineyards and wine tasting. You will see original machinery, wooden barells, and even bottles of wines more than a hundred years old. Visit to the Rakia distillery where we will get acquainted with whole process of Rakia production, and the differences oppose to other spirit productions. Cos Rakia is made directly from fruit... Rakia tasting. Visiting and lunch at one of most prominent Serbian wineries – Aleksandrovic. Tasting wine along with food, for all senses to enjoy. Return to Belgrade. Free time. Overnight

icon Day 3 : BELGRADE – FRUSKA GORA - SREMSKI KARLOVCI – PETROVARADIN – BELGRADE

Location: Novi Sad, Fruška Gora

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Breakfast. Departure towards Fruska gora. Visit to the Hopovo monastery, which keeps one of the most saint relics of Christianity – 1700 years old relics of holy warrior Theodor Tyron. Tasting of monastery Rakia. Monks are very famous for their Rakia spirit making, but their way is shrouded with mystery…. Departure to second largest fortress in Europe – Petrovaradin, which overlooks city of Novi Sad, over Danube River. Visit to the underground tunnels of mysterious fortress. We will see one of overall 16 kilometers of underground labyrinth. Departure to nearby Sremski Karlovci wine city, on the slope of Fruska Gora Mountain. Visit to the Djurdjic winery, settled on the top of the hill, in the middle of vineyard and with stunning view. After visiting winery, lunch with combining wine and food. With every meal we will try different wine. Crown jewel is desert Bermet wine, produced only at Fruska Gora slopes. This liqueur wine had very high place at Hapsburg Vienna court. It's recorded that several cases were even loaded to sunken Titanic… Return to Belgrade. Free time. Overnight.

icon Day 4 : BELGRADE DEPARTURE

Location: Nikola Tesla Airport

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast. Check out. Free time. Transfer to the airport. End of service.

What's Included

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

    Transfers with air-conditioned vehicles with audio and video equipment.

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    Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

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    Entrance Fees

    Entrance fee to Royal complex with vinery at Oplenac with wine tasting D2

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    Fully Guided

    English-speaking guide

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    Meals – Breakfast Only

    Dinner and Rakia at Skadarlija D1 Lunch and wine tasting at vinery in Topola D2 Rakia tasting at monastery Hopovo, Fruska Gora D3 Lunch and wine tasting at vinery in Sremski Karlovci D3

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    Accommodation

    Hotel accommodation on BB Basis (3 nights)

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    Local Taxes

    City and local taxes

What's Not Included

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    Lunches, dinners and drinks that are not mentioned in included list above

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    Individual costs

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    Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

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    Flight Ticket to Serbia

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    Visas if needed

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    Fully Guided

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    Low Deposit

    Mayak Tours requires a deposit of 50% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 21 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

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Friday Apr 23, 2021

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