Serbia

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Dear guests in Serbia and Balkan,

Welcome to web-site of Rubicon travel , receptive travel agency from Belgrade, established in 2010.

Some facts about us:
We are single-owned travel agency (Mr. Levajac Mirko, in tourism business since 1988.) with 6 highly educated and  creative motivated employers, mostly dealing with incoming tourism, outgoing tourism, organization of individual and group travel in Serbia and the Balkan countries as well, and to add, we are recognized in the Serbian tourism market as successful  organizers of a many congresses in Serbia.
Rubicon travel devotes special attention to the following expectations of our guests:


1. Carefully listens to and understands customer requirements
2. Respects the psychophysical needs, time and client money
3. Does everything that the customer is satisfied at all stages of travel
4. Presents country of Serbia, Kosovo and Metohija and the Republic Srpska in a simple and clear way
5. Develops business and friendly relations with all nations in the Balkans, representing the culture and uniqueness of all peoples, cultures and religions which makes the Balkans famous and rich, in the best possible way can be offered.

Rubicon travel is a licensed tour operator, professional congress organizer, a member of the Association of Travel Agencies Serbia - YUTA, and a member of the Committee for the development of tourism in the Serbian Chamber of Commerce of Serbia and Belgrade.   Why?   Simply, our task is to influence positively to our environment and the people, to meet and host guests in Serbia, to make them happy all the time, and wish to see them again- anywhere around the World... still happy.

Here are some travel programs, which is not listed in some thematic groups. These programs show only part of our destinations, just to motivate visitors to contact us for travel help, and to open some kind of cooperation. Why not?

This part of the huge web site is the first step which will lead to the new web site about tourism in Serbia, travel offer in Serbia and Balkan, which is in progress now. From this page and from now,

Be our guest, come, see and experience some old, some specific, some unforgettable...

Levajac Mirko, general manager and owner

Serbia Adventure

Day 1  Arrival at Belgrade airport. Meet and greet. Departure by bus to the region of south-western Serbia (230 km). Stop at Sirogojno village, with open air ethno museum of old national houses, traditional handicrafts, galleries and shops.

Lunch at the National restaurant. Arrival and accommodation at Vranesa ethno and eco resort hotel, located at Zlatar mountain. This mountain is an unusual oasis of natural beauty, clean air and high coniferous woods, pastures, clearings and breath-taking landscapes. Time at leisure. Wellness possibilities. Dinner at the hotel taverna. Overnight.

 

Day 2 Breakfast at the hotel. Departure by bus, passing by the beautiful landscape of Zlatar mountain to the mountain of Kamena Gora (Stone Mountain) Magnificent landscape and exceptional beauty. Bus transfer to the lake at Zlatar mountain. Stop at Sjenicko lake for a photo session and observation of one of the Europe an biggest nests of Whitehead Eagle (Griffon Vulture) in their natural habitat. Jeep off road cruising, in a convoy, through the Uvac Special Natural Reserve, at Javor mountain.

River Uvac is worldwide known for its famous geomorphologic phenomenon: meanders, canyon, and numerous nests of different kind of birds. Hike up to the mountain peak of Molitva hill visitor center, for a photo session of unforgettable view of Uvac lake and its meanders. Jeep down hill drive to Markova Ravan , the rangers camp, at the shore of Uvac lake. Lunch at Uvac lake shore camp.

Motor Boat cruising (1 hour) at the lake meanders, in the canyon, between high mountain rocks while watching the Whitehaed eagles (Griffon Vulture) babies in their nests. Stop and visit to the „Ice cave“ under the lake shore, well known for the cave ornaments. Free time at the lake shore. Jeep drive to the city of Sjenica. Accommodation at the small hotel located in the forest near the city. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight.

 

Day 3 Breakfast at the hotel. Jeep ride of the Pester Highland. From the mountain crest, highly over the gorge and river Lim, is a wonderful view of Montenegro landscape. Visit to Kumanica, Serbian medieval Monastery (XIV Century) and a very respected shrine of local population. Rafting on the fast, clean and green mountain river Lim, through the canyon, to the city of Brodarevo (2 hours; rafting clothes available).

Jeep tour up to the mountain of Jadovnik to the Natural Park of Sopotnica falls. Hike up to Sopotnica visitor center and falls, repaired old water mills and houses. Lunch at the mountain house, near the Sopotnica falls. Bus transfer to Mileseva (XII Century), Serbian medieval monastery with the worldwide known frescoe, one of the most famous in the Orthodox world, of the „White Angel”. Dinner and overnight at Zlatibor area.

 

Day 4  Bus transfer to Belgrade. Stop at the small city of Topola and visit of St George Royal Church, mausoleum and museum of Karadjordjevic Dynasty, the last Serbian and Yugoslav Royal Dynasty.

Visit to the Royal vineyard and wine cellar. Arrival to Belgrade and accommodation at the hotel.

 

Day 5  Free time until departure to the Airport, for visiting museums, shopping or optional excursions. Bus transfer to Belgrade airport. Departure

 

Price is subject to number of participants, period, chosen hotels category and availability. 

For further information contact Rubicon Travel: info@rubicontravel.rs  +381114141511

Magic Serbia

Day 1 Welcome at the Novi Sad centrally located hotel, traditional dinner, overnight.

Day 2 After breakfast Novi Sad city tour – the City Hall, Vojvodina Parliament, Zmaj Jovina pedestrian zone…. Continue to the Fruska Gora Mt/National Park and tour of the Novo Hopovo Monastery, famous for its beautiful frescoes and further to the Grgeteg Monastery, where the copy of the Holy Virgin from the Mount Athos is kept. Big rustic lunch at the Perkov Salash Farm in Neradin village. Continue to Sremski Karlovci, spiritual and educational center of Serbs and tour of the beautiful baroque center – The Patriarchal Residence, Gymnasium, 4 Lions Fountain…. Wine tasting of famous Fruska Gora wines in authentic wine cellar. Return to Novi Sad, traditional dinner with the Mayor and/or representatives City of Novi Sad in the restaurant at the foot of the Petrovaradin Fortress. Overnight.

Day 3 After breakfast departure to Mokra Gora /Mecavnik Wooden Town. Break at the rustic Villa Albedo near Sabac for traditional brunch and homemade refreshment. Historical lecture – introduction into the heroic Battles and events of the Cer and Kolubara Battles at the Tekeris Memorial of the First WW. Continue along the beautiful landscape of Sumadija and west Serbia via Kosjeric, Pozega and Uzice. Accommodation at the Zlatibor, hotel 4*, dinner, overnight. /wellness available/.

Day 4 After breakfast bus drive to Visegrad /Bosnia and Herzegovina/ and tour of the Old Visegrad Bridge, UNESCO site. Visit to the Andric grad, Kamengrad and sightseeing, followed with lunch. Return by bus from Visegrad to Zlatibor. Traditional dinner, overnight.

Day 5 After breakfast full day excursion including visits to : the most beautiful parts of the Tara National Park /introductory film on the NP/, Zlatibor Mt – the most famous mountainous tourist center of Serbia /short walk along the lake and the traditional market/, Staro Selo Sirogojno Open Air Museum, presenting the life of Dinaric population of the 19th century, followed with the big traditional lunch, and presentation show of the famous Sirogojno Style handwork and the Sirogojno Company dried fruits of extraordinary quality = raspberries, blackberries and cranberries tasting. Back at Zlatibor hotel. Traditional dinner with brass orchestra performance /winners of the Guca Brass festival/. Overnight.

Day 6 After breakfast Sargan train ride along the Mokra Gora Nature Park /ca 2 hours of ride through beautiful scenery/. Drive to Belgrade with stop over at Terzića Avlija rural for big outdoor lunch by the pool – homemade food…. Upon arrival to Belgrade hotel accommodation. Free evening, overnight.

Day 7 After breakfast half-day Belgrade city tour – Kalemegdan Fortress, Republic Square, National Theater, Parliament... Visit to the Museum of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Free time for individual program. 16,00 The White Palace compounds tour /former Royal residence of the Karadjordjevic Dynasty/. 20,00 Farewell dinner at the Skadarlija Restaurant with live music and folklore performance. Overnight.

Day 8 After breakfast tour of the Saint Sava Orthodox Cathedral, second largest Orthodox Church in the world. Transfer to Belgrade Airport, end of program and services.

 

Price : 880 EUR per person Min. 6 participants; Single supplement : 199 EUR

Included : transportation with high tourist class AC bus, 2 nights with breakfast in 3 stars Novi Sad hotel, 2 dinners in Novi Sad /1 fish, 1 meat/, homemade lunch at the Perko Salash Farm, wine tasting in Sremski Karlovci, traditional brunch at the Vila Albedo in Sabac, historical lecture on the WWI, 3 nights with breakfast at Zlatibor 4 stars Hotel with brass music the 2 traditional dinners, performance, 1 lunch at the Andric grad=Kamengrad in Visegrad including the entrance fee, 1 traditional lunch at the Staro Selo Sirogojno including the entrance fee, entrance fee for the Tara NP, Sargan train ride, big homemade lunch at the Terzića Home, entrance fee for the Museum of the Serbian Orthodox Church, White Palace compounds entrance fee, 2 nights with breakfast at the 3 stars Belgrade hotel, farewell dinner at Skadarlija restaurant.

For further information contact Rubicon Travel: info@rubicontravel.rs  +381114141511

Visit Serbia - Cool and Classic Sites

Visit Serbia: Belgrade, Novi Sad, Zlatibor, Niš...

Day 1. Belgrade

Arrival Belgrade. Transfer to the hotel. Free time to rest or explore Belgrade on your own. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2. Belgrade

After breakfast, a sightseeing tour of the city. The Serbian capital is one of the oldest towns in this part of Europe. The remains of its long and turbulent history still exist on a hill overlooking the mouth of two rivers, the Sava and Danube.
The tour includes the historic Kalemegdan Fortress surrounded by the most attractive city parks. Continue on to Nikola Tesla museum. We will make a stop at the Memorial Center of Josip Broz Tito, the leader of the former Yugoslavia. In late afternoon, 2 hour-sightseeing tour around Belgrade by boat.
Dinner in Skadarlija, the old Bohemian part of the town. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3. Novi Sad

After breakfast, departure to Novi Sad, the economic, political, and cultural capital of Vojvodina province. Novi Sad lies on a strategic location on a bend in the Danube and retains a Hungarian atmosphere from years of Habsburgs rule. Visit its bridges on the Danube and the busy but charming central city zone. Stop at the Petrovaradin baroque citadel and fortress with a great panoramic view of the city.
Lunch at Perko’s farm.
Continue to Monastery of Krusedol with its unique architecture that combines both Baroque and Byzantine.
Dinner at a national restaurant and overnight at a hotel in Belgrade.

Day 4. Topola

Morning departure to Mt. Avala and Oplenac in Topola. Visit the memorial of the Karadjordjevic dynasty and home of King Petar I. He was the leader of the first Serbian uprising against Turks in 1804 and the founder of the Karadjordjevic dynasty.
Lunch in a village household.
Continuation of trip to Mt. Zlatibor.
Dinner and overnight in “Terzića Avlije” village or Mećavnik.

Day 5. Zlatibor

After breakfast, morning departure to Mokra Gora for a ride on the „Sargan Eight“ and the steam train „Cira.“ Visit the town of „Mecavnik,“ home of the famous filmmaker, Emir Kusturica. Short visit to Bajina Basta Lake and Mt. Tara.
Lunch in a village household.
Drive through the Ovcar-Kablar Gorge, well known as the Serbian Holy Mountain with its 16 monasteries.
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Čačak.

Day 6. Čačak – Niš

Breakfast. Continuing the journey and visit monastery Žiča, which is a symbol of the Serbian people. Visit monastery Studenica, which is part of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.
Lunch.
Continuing the journey and visit monastery Ljubostinja It was founded by Princess Milica and Prince Lazar Hrebeljanović in 1388, just before the Battle of Kosovo. The legends says that the monastery was built on a site where Princess Milica met Prince Lazar for the first time. Continuing the trip and visit monastery Lazarica, it was founded by prince Lazar in 1377. close to his court in Kruševac, and with Ravanica, Lazars mausoleum, it represents the beginning of Morava school, the last style of Serbian medieval architecture.
Arrival to Niš. Accommodation in the hotel. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 7. Skopje

After breakfast transfer to Skopje.
Accommodation at the hotel.  On the way you will have an orientation tour of the city. Overnight in Skopje.

Day 8. Skopje

Sightseeing tour of Skopje including the Memorial House of Mother Theresa (born in Skopje in 1910); the Mustapha Pasha Mosque (built in 1492); the Church of Holy Salvation, famous for its 19th century woodcarvings; the Fortress, and; the Old Bazaar, with its tiny shops, hamams (Turkish-style baths) and caravanserais showing aspects of life in Ottoman time. In the afternoon, you will drive to Nerezi to see St. Panteleon’s Monastery, famous for its frescoes from the 12th century. Overnight in Skopje.

Day 9. Ohrid

Morning sightseeing tour of Ohrid. Visit the City Wall, which is the biggest preserved fortification in the country; the Ancient Theater; the Church of St. Sophia (11th -14th C.), which houses one of the richest collections of 11th century frescoes in Europe; the Icon Gallery of Ohrid, rated among the best collections of icon art in the world, and; St. Clement’s University (now under reconstruction), which was an important cradle of education in Medieval Europe. Overnight in Ohrid.

Day 10. Ohrid – National Park Of Galichitsa – St. Naum

Trip to the Galichitsa National Park and along the Eastern coast of Lake Ohrid. Visit the 9th century St. Naum Monastery followed by a boat ride in the Springs by the Monastery. It is in this region that the Early Christian Orthodox Bishops created the Cyrillic alphabet in about 900 AD. Overnight in Ohrid.

Day 11. Ohrid – Bitola – Thessaloniki

Departure for Thessaloniki. Short stop in Bitola to see the ancient city of Heraclea Lyncenestis, founded by Philip II, father of Alexander the Great. On the way to Thessaloniki you will visit the ruins of Pella, the capital of the ancient kingdom of Macedonia. Overnight in Thessaloniki.

Day 12. Thessaloniki

Morning sightseeing tour of Thessaloniki visiting the Archaeological Museum; the White Tower, a defensive structure from the 15th century, and; the monumental Church of Saint Demetrios. Overnight in Thessaloniki.

Day 13. Departure

Transfer to Thessaloniki Airport. Departure.

End of tour.

 

Where Danube meets earliest civilizations

Travel through the gorge of the biggest and one of the most beautiful European rivers – Danube, to meet Neolithic, Roman and Medieval art and architectural remains spread across incredible nature. Be prepared to see the dramatic natural scenery as well as the most touching evidence of the urban life of the 9 000 years old culture of Lepenski Vir.

Enjoy  the National park of Djerdap with incredible nature, exciting history and delicious food. Meet Serbia that will fascinate you! 

 

Day 1  Belgrade/Smederevo fortress/Silver Lake/Golubac fortress/Kladovo

Departure towards Smederevo (47 km). Smederevo is the small city on Danube river with the largest existed plain fortress in Europe that spread over 11 ha. The fortress was build in 1429. The fall of Smederevo fortress in 1459. marked the end of Serbian Medieval State. Visit of the Castle of Smederevo. Coffee break in the city center.

Departure toward  Silver Lake resort (63 km). Silver Lake Resort is situated at 3 km from Veliko Gradište. Former side arm of the Danube river, the lake is 14 km long and rich with the fish and due to the proximity of Belgrade very popular among tourists and fisherman. The world largest carp, weighing 44 kg was fished out of this lake. Lunch at Silver Lake resort.

Departure toward Golubac. Arrival in Golubac, attractive little city, yachting center on Danube. Here one can admire the wonderful view of the Danube river that is 6 km wide. Visit of the Fortress of Golubac. The fortress is situated at the beginning of the National Park of DjĐerdap where the Danube enters the Djerdap Gorge. The medieval fortress, built in 1291. stands on an inaccessible rock on the right bank of the Danube.

From Golubac we continue the journey through the gorge of Danube. Four gorges (Golubac, Kazan, Sipin and Gospodjin Vir) with three basins dividing them make Djerdap the longest and oldest water breakthrough in Europe. This Gorge is considered a natural park with the longest geological history in Europe but also an open archeological museum. In the 2800 km of its length, the Danube is nowhere as deep and narrow as it is here: in Mali and Velikin Kazan the river is deep 105 m. Arrival in Kladovo. Accommodation in the „Danubius aquastar Hotel“ in Kladovo. Free time. Overnight.

 

Day 2   Kladovo /Lepenski Vir/Viminacium

Breakfast. Check out. Boat visit of the Kladovo’s most interesting archeological spots: remains of the Traian bridge and the Fetislam fortress. Visit of the Kladovo’s Archeological museum. Departure for Lepenski Vir archeological site (70 km).

Arrival in Lepenski Vir. Walking tour of the site. Coffee break. Lepenski Vir is one of the oldest urban settlement in Europe dating 7000 BC. The first inhabitants of Lepenski Vir did not live in caves but were familiar with complicated urbanism rules and construction systems and had an enviable mathematical knowledge. Beside that inhabitants of Lepenski Vir had a fascinating expressive fish-like head sculpture. Departure toward Golubac. Lunch at Silver Lake resort. 

Departure toward Viminacium (42 km). Once a great Roman town and a capital of Moesia Superior, Viminacium is today one of the biggest archeological sites in Serbia. Founded in I century AD as a camp for VII legia Claudia, Viminacium developed quickly due to the favorable geographical position. In Emperor’s Hadrian time it was declared town and in 239. it was given a status of Roman colony and a right to minting. Several memorial edifices as well as fresco painted tombs, water supply sistem and a huge necropolis were found in Viminacium. Viminacium is one of the rare provincial capital cities without a large settlement built on its remains unlike Sirmium, Singidunum or Thessalonica. Departure towards Belgrade (93 km). Arrival in Belgrade.

This tour is available in following languages: English, French, Italian, German

Price is subject to number of participants, period, chosen hotels category and availability. Contact Rubicon Travel for further information: info@rubicontravel.rs +381114141511

Medieval Serbia - between Byzantium and West

  • Visit one of the rare preserved courts of medieval Serbian rulers
  • Discover the bustling capital city between the East and the West that never sleeps.
  • Travel through the valley of the Serbian river - Morava to meet Serbia of last Despotes and their mausolea spread across roses and lilacs. Be prepared to see some of the most beautiful churches of Byzantine cultural circle decorated with magnificent frescoes.
  • Enjoy one of the oldest and the most beautiful European Spa with mineral waters and home made food.
Meet Serbia that will fascinate you!

Visit Serbia - KINGDOM OF LATE DESPOTES

LATE MEDIEVAL SERBIA - THE KINGDOM OF LAST SERBIAN DESPOTES

  • Discover the bustling capital city between the East and the West that never sleeps.
  • Travel through the valley of the Serbian river - Morava to meet Serbia of last Despotes and their mausolea spread across roses and lilacs. Be prepared to see some of the most beautiful churches of Byzantine cultural circle decorated with magnificent frescoes.
  • Enjoy one of the oldest and the most beautiful European Spa with mineral waters, home made food and gardens full of singing birds.

Belgrade Islamic heritage

More than 300 years, from 1521 to 1867, Belgrade was under the rule of Ottoman Empire. After it fell to the Ottomans in 1521, Belgrade was made the seat of the district and the second largest Ottoman town in Europe at over 100.000 inhabitants surpassed only by Istanbul. Turks called it Dar al Jihad (House of the Holy war). According to historical sources Belgrade once was a splendid Islamic city with more than 270 mosques, caravanserais, hammams, fountains and an organized water supply. Due to numerous wars Belgrade went through most of Islamic heritage vanished for good. Belgrade fortress on the location of Kalemegdan, whose Otoman parts mostly were built in mid XVIII century, still has the biggest number of preserved Islamic monuments. Plan of the visit:

Bairakli mosque -the only mosque still existing in Belgrade. Foundation of the sultan Suleiman II.

Skeikh Mustafa türbe - grave place of several members of Dervish order, once in the vicinity of Turkish cemetery. Turbe was a part of the bigger structure including a tekke.

Walking tour of Kalemegdan park and the monumental fortress of Belgrade. The biggest part of present day Kalemegdan fortress structure was made in the 1740. after the Ottoman reconquest of Belgrade and preserves many testimonies of their rule: Outer and Inner Stambol gates, dongons, watch tower, Nebojša tower, Zindan gate.

Damad Ali Pasha türbe - grave spot of the great hero od the Petervaradi battle from 1717, the only islamic structure to be found on the upper plateau of Kalimegdan fortress.

Mehmed Pasha Sokollu Fountain - Splendid pious foundation of the great Vizier of Serbian origin.

Visit of the Military Museum with the interesting collection of war weapons, flags and maps from Turkish period

Traditional Turkish coffee in the nearby „?“ restaurant. „Question mark“ restaurant in the oldest part of Belgrade. The „?“ restaurant is situated in one of the oldest houses in Belgrade which is, as a cultural monument, protected by the state. The ambiance and the food of this restaurant provide the original atmosphere of the urban Balkan settlement from Turkish period.

Visit of the princess Ljubica’s Palace (summer residence that was built for the prince Miloš Obrenović s spouse). Today it is a museum with exceptional collection of applied arts items from Turkish times to Bidermeier period. Traditional Balkan architecture, as well as interior design and the only preserved Turkish bath in Belgrade are testimonies of the way of life in Belgrade during the Ottoman rule.

 

This tour is available in following languages: English, French, Italian, German