Tour to Novi Sad, Sremski Karlovci, Krusedol Monastery
Departing from Belgrade to upper part of Serbia, part called Vojvodina, where we are going to the city of Novi Sad. Novi Sad has found its place on the list of 20 European tourist destinations nominated for the title of “Best destination in 2016”. First we will visit the “Gibraltar of the Danube”, the Petrovaradin fortress from where you will have magic view of the whole city. After that, we will go to the centre of the city of Novi Sad, from where we will star our walking tour. The next stop will be small city in vicinity, called Sremski Karlovci, for Serbians very significant as the town where was the seat of Serbian Orthodox Church in the Habsburg Monarchy. We will meet the city by walking, and after that we go to meet the Krusedol monastery, situated in the mountain called Fruska Gora, or how we call it Serbian Holy Mountain.
The Tours schedule are Flexible. The most important thing is respond to the wishes of tourists.
Program - Tour to Novi Sad, Sremski Karlovci, Krusedol Monastery
Gibraltar on the Danube or Petrovaradin Fortress is located in the on the right bank of the Danube river, opposite to Novi Sad. It is an Austro-Hungarian fortification built during the war with the Ottoman empire (Laid on October 18,. 1692) The clock tower on the fortress is one of the major landmarks of Novi Sad. It is known in the city as the "drunken clock", since the large needle shows the hours, and the small one shows the minutes, which was once normal, but is opposite to the standards of today’s watches.
City Hall or former Magistrate, dominates the square with its elegancy and beauty is the administrative seat of the Novi Sad municipality. It was built in 1895 by architect György Molnár in Neo-Renaissance style, with 16 allegorical figures, the work of Julije Anika, and the city's coat of arms as decoration. The tall tower with the bell of St Florian, a Catholic saint and protector of the city from fire, is especially striking on City Hall. The bell is also known as Matilda’s Bell, after the philanthropist who presented the bell to the fire-fighters of Novi Sad.
Sremski Karlovci is a picturesque town with beautiful historic buildings, often called a town-museum because all the attractions can be seen by foot (Serbian Grammar School, Patriarchal Palace, and The Chapel of peace). Optional - there is the possibility to visit traditional wine cellar and museum of beekeeping in Sremski Karlovci.
Local wine tasting - Bermet
Bermet is one of the first things that cross our mind when we mention Sremski Karlovci. It is a traditional desert aromatic wine that has been produced in this region for centuries. Five centuries ago locals made an extraordinary fragrant potion in their cellars using secret recipes that even won over the attention of the Habsburg Empress Maria Theresa. A word has it that every time a problem needed to be solved or a privilege to be gained, casks of Bermet were sent to the court in Vienna. And when Maria Theresa wanted to make a gesture for the court in London, she would also send bottles of this fragrant wine made of 27 herbs. According to a legend, the Empress was so delighted with this beverage that she had relieved the citizens of Sremski Karlovci from the performance of military duty in order to be free to make Bermet.
Krušedol is the Serbian Ortodox Monastery situated in the Fruška Gora Mountain. The Krušedol Monastery has been built between 1509-1515 by Bishop Maksim Brankovic, earlier Despot Djuradj Brankovic and his mother Angelina. It is also the Mausoleum of numerous significant historical persons, boasting graves of despots Brankovics, the Patriarch Arsenije the Third Carnojevich, the Patriarch Arsenije the Fourth Carnojevich, King Milan, Princess Ljubica Obrenovic and famous Duke Stevan Supljikac. Krušedol Monastery possess rich collection of old precious icons, manuscripts and printed books.