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From Belgrade: Novi Sad & Sremski Karlovci Full-Day Tour

From Belgrade: Novi Sad & Sremski Karlovci Full-Day Tour

Departing from your accommodation, head toward the northern Serbian province of Vojvodina. For an hour, you will enjoy the colorful landscapes of the Pannonian Plain while hearing stories about the area's turbulent history. Reaching the Fruska Gora region, you will find over 16 medieval Orthodox monasteries nested in this region. Explore one on the way toward Sremski Karlovci, a quiet little Baroque town with small houses, churches, palaces, gardens, and an impressive history. Visit the Chapel of Peace, where a peace treaty was signed. Visit the main square, the Four Lion Fountain, the Karlovci Gymnasium, the town hall, the Roman Catholic Church, the Serbian Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, and more.  You will be able to taste a famous "Bermet", a Serbian wine that even made it to Titanic. Your next stop will be the Petrovaradin Fortress, one of the largest strongholds in Europe, which is still preserved. Built by the Austrian Empire in the 17th and 18th centuries, this fortress played a significant role in defending the middle European countries from Ottoman attacks. You will be able to walk through the fortress, pass through some of its gates, and see some of the interesting places from the top, like the City Museum, the old military barracks, and the clock tower. Enjoy the view over the Danube and the city of Novi Sad. As the second largest city in Serbia, with its typical Central European appearance and proud history of being a cultural and intellectual center in the Austro-Hungarian Empire which, it earned the nickname 'Serbian Athens.' See the Museum of Vojvodina and Dunavski Park, the largest green area in the city, the beautiful neo-Romantic Serbian Orthodox Bishop’s Palace, and visit the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. George from the 18th century with its invaluable iconostasis painted by famous Serbian painter Paja Jovanovic. Walk through the main street further on, enjoying the 18th and 19th-century architecture as well as endless rows of cafes and restaurants, and then reach Liberty Square - a central point in the city. Here, you will find the town hall, Roman Catholic Cathedral, Finance Palace, and the neo-classical edifice of the oldest city hotel, Vojvodina. You will then pass by the Serbian National Theater and reach the city synagogue, the beautiful Hungarian Secession-style building, one of the largest European synagogues still standing. Then, take a break for a traditional Serbian lunch (at your own expense), go shopping and enjoy Novi Sad, and, at the arranged time, get back into the vehicle and head back to Belgrade.

From Belgrade: Novi Sad, Petrovaradin Fortress secret tunnel

From Belgrade: Novi Sad, Petrovaradin Fortress secret tunnel

Experience the best of Novi Sad, the 'Serbian Athens', on this unforgettable day trip from Belgrade. Your guide will meet you at the Novi Sad train station (or pick you up for the private tour option) and take you on a comfortable, modern train ride to Novi Sad, which only takes 30 minutes. Upon arrival, embark on a walking tour of Novi Sad's magnificent streets, admiring its stunning architecture and learning about the city's rich history and culture. Start by passing the city Synagogue, a beautiful building that serves as a reminder of Novi Sad's Jewish heritage. From there, you'll head to the central square, Trg Slobode (Liberty Square), where you'll be awed by the grand Roman Catholic Church. This impressive building boasts stunning architecture and intricate details and is a true masterpiece of Novi Sad. Next, pass the Orthodox Bishop's Palace and continue on to Zmaj Jovina and Dunavska Street, which intersect with passages housing a multitude of shops, restaurants, craft shops, museums, and galleries. These streets make up the always-lively pedestrian zone of the central city core, where you can immerse yourself in the local culture and discover the best of what Novi Sad has to offer. You'll also visit the Serbian Orthodox Congregational Church of Saint George, another stunning example of the city's religious landmarks. After exploring the city center, you'll head to the Danube Park and make your way to the Petrovaradin Fortress, crossing the Danube over the famous bridge. Embark on an exhilarating journey through time as we explore the secret tunnel known as "Through the Tunnel" (built in 1883) beneath the Petrovaradin Fortress. This abandoned passageway, with a length of 341 meters, once served as a route beneath the railway conducted over the historic Bridge of Franz Josef. Closed after WWII, this hidden gem holds a wealth of history waiting to be discovered The fortress is one of the most significant, preserved European fortifications, and is a symbol of the city's multiconfessional tradition and reliance on European culture. It also offers a great viewpoint from where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the city and the Danube River. Throughout the tour, your knowledgeable guide will provide fascinating insights into the history and culture of Novi Sad, making this a truly unforgettable experience. Don't miss the chance to discover the best of Novi Sad on this day trip from Belgrade!

From Belgrade: Novi Sad & Fruska gora & winery and monastery

From Belgrade: Novi Sad & Fruska gora & winery and monastery

From the Petrovaradin Fortress, which is waiting for us, proudly rising on the edge of the Danube river bank, you will have an unforgettable view of the entire Novi Sad city. Few centuries ago the fortress was the border between east and west, between two great empires, and still its underground tunnels keep many secrets …Today one of the biggest music festivals in Europe “Exit” takes place among its strong walls. Walking through the oldest streets of Novi Sad, admiring magnificent baroque, classical, neo-gothic buildings, colorful facades, you will fall in love with its grace atmosphere and its inhabitants who, even in this era of fast communications, have preserved the tranquility and natural kindness. Imagine how they persuaded the Empress Maria Theresa to sell them a city for 80000 Hungarian forints! And since then it was the cultural center of the Serbians for a long time, still called ”Serbian Athens”. As a quiet guardian of the city and whole this region, in a distant prehistory elevated as an island from the huge Panonian Sea, lies Fruska Gora Mountain, which is today the oldest national park in Serbia. While enjoying the landscapes of its beautiful slopes, we will visit Krušedol, one of the most important Orthodox monasteries on the mountain. Following the traces of the greatest migration of the Serbian people from the end of the 17th century, we’ll arrive in Sremski Karlovci. Walking around the oldest high school in Serbia, the famous fountain "4 lions", the Orthodox cathedral, with the taste of the “Kuglof” chocolate cake in your mouth, we’ll solve the riddle: What is the other Sun, which the people of this irresisteble small town claim to have? At the end of this exciting adventure, we are going to the local wine cellar where, besides various high quality wines, you will have a unique opportunity to try Bermet, a dessert, spicy wine, made only in this region. The red one was a favorite drink of Empress Maria Theresa and the legend says it was sold on Titanic as well!

Novi Sad and Petrovaradin with High speed train

Novi Sad and Petrovaradin with High speed train

From the Petrovaradin Fortress, which is waiting for us, proudly rising on the edge of the Danube river bank, you will have an unforgettable view of the entire Novi Sad city. Few centuries ago the fortress was the border between east and west, between two great empires, and still its underground tunnels keep many secrets …Today one of the biggest music festivals in Europe “Exit” takes place among its strong walls. Walking through the oldest streets of Novi Sad, admiring magnificent baroque, classical, neo-gothic buildings, colorful facades, you will fall in love with its grace atmosphere and its inhabitants who, even in this era of fast communications, have preserved the tranquility and natural kindness. Imagine how they persuaded the Empress Maria Theresa to sell them a city for 80000 Hungarian forints! And since then it was the cultural center of the Serbians for a long time, still called ”Serbian Athens”.

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What people are saying about Dunavski Park, Novi Sad

Overall rating

4.8
(168 reviews)

Excellent trip to northern Serbia. Wasn’t sure what to expect because I hadn’t heard of the places we were going to but was pleasantly surprised with all the beautiful locations we were taken to. Pickup was smooth and transportation was clean and comfortable. Our guide Aleksandr was professional and informative. Highly recommend this tour! My favorite was the free time in Novi Sad.

Even if it was a guided tour together with other 16 people we had the best compromise between price, having a guide and freedom to explore the various destinations. The driver let us feel safe. Milica, the guide, was kind, willing to answer all our questions and actually enthusiastic about explaining the history of her country.

This was a fantastic trip and our guide Konstantin was very knowledgeable and passionate about the history of his country. His knowledge gave us a much greater understanding of Serbia as a whole and especially Belgrade. Would definitely recommend.

Radenko was an impressive tour guide, very knowledgeable and friendly. It was well organised, with enough time to explore Novi Sad. The driver was also good. I totally recommend this trip.

Our guide and driver were excellent. It was a relaxed day out to see a bit of Northern Serbia. I learned a lot, saw some beautiful places and overall had a great time.