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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Belgrade Wellness and Cultural Itinerary


                           Winter, 2015. 7 nights/8 days program for up to 20 persons


Belgrade - the White City – is located at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers. It is home to one of the most important prehistoric cultures in Europe and joined the Roman Empire during the reign of Augustus. Over a one thousand year period, it changed hands several times between the Byzantine Empire, Frankish Empire, Bulgarian Empire and Kingdom of Hungary before it became the capital of Serbia in the 13th Century.
In 1521, it was invaded by the Ottomans, changing from the latter to Hapsburg rule on numerous occasions. As a strategic location, the city was battled over and razed to the ground 44 times. It has been nominated European Capital of Culture for the year 2020.


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Wellness Program
Healing and Mysticism As part of your healing stay, you will participate in mystical and healing practices influenced by the local traditions.  We will enter the mystical worlds of Kabbalah, alchemy, the Troubadours, the Divine Mother, and the Saints for clues and experiences as to how these traditions were used for healing:

1 Intention for Healing—Intention-Visualization Workshop
2 Healing Visions—Inner Alchemy of Seeing/The Healing Power of Breath
Meditation & Workshops on Healing, Body Reading, Breathing and Health 
3 Healing Visions—Outer Alchemy of Seeing Meditation and Workshop on the Power of Art as a healing experience
4 Healing Heart—Music of the Spheres
  • The Troubadour experience and Inner Healing
  • Workshop on Music, Mystical Inspiration, and Healing

Massages Anti stress, Hawaiian, Hot stone massage, Hot chocolate massage, Lymphatic drainage.
Saunas includes: hydro bath tub, Finnish sauna, Bio sauna, infrared sauna, aroma therapy, steam bath, showers of experience, anatomical ceramic beds, fit, crio therapy, healthy relaxation area. Coffee breaks are included in the program.


Accommodations

Hotel LIFE DESIGN 4* - city center. Buffet breakfast, Sauna World Spa Center "Five elements", WiFi, safe deposit box in the room and at the reception.

Cultural Itineraries
 
Belgrade City Tour - 4 hours by bus and on foot. Highlights of the tour include: Saborna Church, Patriarchy, Zeleni venac, Prizrenska street, Terazije Square, Parliament, Royal Palace, Museum 25 May, National Theatre and Museum, Princess Ljubica Palace, Ethnographic, Military and Nikola Tesla Museums, Tito Memorial Center, Kalemegdan Fortress, St. Sava Temple – largest Orthodox church in the world - and Nebojsa Tower.

Folklore a 45 minute program featuring authentic national clothing, folk music and dances. The tiny and delicate steps have ethnographic and historical significance interwoven with local customs. The costumes are a special visual experience and are characteristic of the areas from which these dances originate.  Refreshments are included.

The Royal and White Palaces visit is a two hour walk through the Royal compound organized to acquaint you with Serbia’s history, art and culture. The tour includes the Royal Chapel dedicated to the patron Saint of the Royal Family – St. Andrew the First Called. The Royal Complex, built in the Serbian-Byzantine style, is located on the highest point of Dedinje Hill with an area over 135 hectares (333 acres) and is surrounded by pergolas, park terraces, swimming pools, pavilions and platforms, with magnificent views towards the ridge of Dedinje Hill, Koshutnjak Forest, Topchider and Avala Mountain.

Topola and Oplenac According to legend, the small town ofTopola (Poplar) arose at a crossroad where a poplar tree sprang up and branched. The town is situated on the slopes of Oplenac hill and park, covering nearly 87 hectares (pine, oak, ash, lime and Pancic spruce). As the center of the Serbian state at the beginning of the XIX century, its points of interest include the Church of St. George and the Wine grower's house. Lunch and wine tasting in one of the famous wineries in the region. Duration: 6 hours.

Vojvodina Transfer to Novi Sad – the capital of Vojvodina Province – with a stopover to visit the Krusedol Monastery, a legacy of the last Serbian despot family of Srem – Brankovic, dating from 1514. Then onto Sremski Karlovci, a small baroque town and a wine tasting at a local wine, including Bermet – a special desert wine served on board the Titanic. Lunch in Novi Sad and visit to Petrovaradin fortress, one of the most famous fortresses in Europe, situated on the right bank of the Danube. Novi Sad's major attractions: pedestrian area and the main city square, the Cathedral, the Town Hall. Full day excursion.

Food & Wine Belgrade Restaurants for lunch and dinner feature a wide selection of local, national and European fare in the Skadarlija bohemian quarter, accompanied by live music, - Ima Dana, Tri Sesira (three Hats), Velika Skadarlija and Mali Vrabac. Also, the Milosev Konak, Malevilla on the Danube river, Caruso, Venecija and Frans.


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