Monday, August 25, 2014

Group and Incentive Travel to Belgrade Serbia and the Balkans

If you are considering a group vacation or an incentive travel program to Serbia or one of the other countries in the Balkans, here are some suggestions:
Balkans Tour a 14 day travel program with visits to Belgrade, Novi Sad, Zlatibor and Visegrad in Serbia, Sarajevo and Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Skopje in Montenegro and Tirana in Albania. Personalized to Meet Your Group’s Preferences.
Wellness and Cultural Itinerary Seven days in Belgrade, featuring healing and mysticism, yoga and meditation, massages and saunas, includes many sightseeing activities.
River Itineraries along the Danube and the Sava, a 615 mile right side tributary of the Danube River that flows through Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia and among the few European rivers that does not drain into the sea.
Wine Tour For centuries, the European courts were fascinated with the quality of wines from the Fru┼íka gora wine route, served even on the legendary “Titanic”, and dating their origin to the 3rd century. Sweet, very strong and aromatic, these wines filled the regal cups in Vienna, London and Budapest, famous travelers wrote about them, and they inspired numerous poets… The Nikola Tesla Museum, among the most visited in Belgrade, is a unique scientific and cultural institution that presents Tesla's valuable legacy and original documents, books, journals, photographs and personals belongings. The University of Belgrade's School of Electrical Engineering exhibits include Tesla's vision of the internet and creation of light.
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 local wine tasting, including Bermet – a special desert wine served on board the Titanic. Lunch in Novi Sad and visit to Petrovaradin fortress, situated on the right bank of the Danube.

Your Connection to Belgrade Serbia and the Balkans

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 local wineries.
The Viminacium Archeological Site Known as the Balkan Pompeii, it was the capital of the Roman province of Upper Moesia and the military camp for the VII Legion Claudia from the 1st to the 5th century A.D. Destroyed in 440 by the Huns, and rebuilt by Justinian I.
Excursion to Cacak City center sightseeing - Church of the Ascension of Christ from the XII century, National museum, Roman baths. Free time for shopping and individual activities. Ovcar Spa, Vavedenje monastery. Lake Medjuvrsje boat tour and visit to the Nikolje monastery.
Sirmium Archeological Site and Zasavica Nature Preserve The remains of this once prosperous and powerful Roman city - from Emperor Augustus’ invasion of Illyricum in 35-33 B.C. to 582 A.D. when the city fell to the Avars - are concealed beneath the streets of today’s Sremska Mitrovica. Several Roman emperors were born here, including Trajan, Decius, Aurelian and Probus. Special Nature Reserve in Zasavica - 1800 hectares - an oasis with about 800 types of plants, 192 bird types, 25 types of fish, amphibians and reptiles. An opportunity to taste donkey milk and cheese, one of the most expensive foods in the world.
A Native Art Itinerary the village Kovacica, established in 1802 and a UNESCO world heritage sites, is inhabited mostly by a Slovak minority, and is a unique oasis of living traditions and original arts and crafts. It has gained worldwide fame for its tradition of native painting and has many internationally recognized painters. The Babka Ethno Center includes painters like Zuzana Veresky and Katarina Djuriskova. Old crafts include handmade violins.
A Day on the Farm you will be greeted in Cenej with salt, bread and rakia, the Serbian national brandy. The farmhouse tour includes a carriage ride of the surrounding area, a walk through an orchard, preparing “ajvar” or jam, making baskets or brooms, an archery competition, horseback riding and a hearty farm lunch.

Diversity in Belgrade can be experienced at the Belgrade Green Market, where the locals sell their home-grown produce. The Flee Market features a wooden copy of the Belgrade city center from 1930's. Friendship Park is located in the spot where a branch of the Danube meets the Sava. Zemun and Gardos Neolithic peoples settled in the river’s favorable position and founded what became known as Taurunum in Celtic and Roman times.

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