During the Convention, tours of Novi Sad and the Petrovaradin Fortress, Belgrade, and Sremski Karlovci will be offered, as well as special thematic walks in Novi Sad
Monday, 1. February 2021
We are organizing a visit to a the Petrovaradin fortress, where Novi Sad began. Find out about the “Drunk clock” on the white tower, one of the city landmarks and enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of Novi Sad.
Afterwards, walk in the city centre and enjoy its great architecture at the City Hall, or the Roman Catholic Parish Church, walk some of the oldest streets and hear a story about Corso, the historical meeting point for young people.
After the tour, relax with a traditional Serbian dinner. Back at your hotel, it is time to prepare for a visit the next morning to the capital of Serbia, Belgrade.
Tuesday, 2. February 2021
Is reserved for a tour of Belgrade.
The meeting point is at the hotel reception. As the capital and largest city in the Republic of Serbia, Belgrade has a lot to offer. The tour starts with the E-75 highway from Novi Sad to Belgrade.
During the first part of panoramic sightseeing, you will have an opportunity to see New Belgrade, the bridges across the Sava river, old beer factories, and finally the football stadium of the two most popular football clubs – Partizan and Red Star.
The first stop is the Church of Saint Sava dedicated to the founder of the Serbian Orthodox Church. It is the largest Orthodox church in Serbia, one of the largest Eastern Orthodox churches and it ranks among the largest churches in the world, a true landmarks of Belgrade.
The second part of the panoramic sightseeing tour takes in important official buildings such as the Beogradjanka or Belgrade Palace, known as the Old Palace and a royal residence of the Obrenović dynasty. Today it houses the City Assembly of Belgrade. Opposite Old Palace is a New Palace, a royal residence of the Karađorđević dynasty of Serbia and later the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. Today it is the residence of the President of Serbia.
On the way to Student Square, we will pass by the Republic Square, the National Museum and the National Theatre.
From Student Square, a walking tour begins at the main shopping street, reaching Kalemegdan and the Belgrade Fortress. Kalemegdan is the largest park and also the most important historical monument in Belgrade. The name is combined from two Turkish words: Kale meaning “fort” and ‘megdan’ of Turkish origin, meaning “battlefield”. The Belgrade Fortress is the most visited tourist attraction in Belgrade. Kalemegdan Park and Belgrade Fortress together represent a cultural monument of exceptional importance.
We return to Novi Sad to participate in workshops.
Photo: Dragan Bosnic, TO Serbia
Wednesday, 3. February 2021
Discover and explore Sremski Karlovci, one of the most important historical places from the 17th century.
Sremski Karlovci, a baroque village located on the banks of the Danube and the slopes of the Fruska Gora mountain. This place has both historical and cultural value. In history it stands out as the place where agreements were reached between warring parties, and where a round table was used for the first time in history during diplomatic negotiations. Its cultural value stands out because Sremski Karlovci was the cultural seat of the Serbian people, the schooling, home of many intellectuals from all over the world who came here to teach.
The Karlovci Grammar School, the oldest Serbian gymnasium dating from the late 18th century, and the Theology School, where the future Orthodox clergy are educated. Also here the Bishop’s Palace of Bishop Sremski, also the summer residence of the Serbian Patriarch.
Sremski Karlovci is adorned with several churches, the most important of which are the Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas and the Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity.
The main square is the setting for the Four Lions Fountain, erected to mark the first water supply system in Karlovac. Wine is also very important in Sremski Karlovci with Bermet wine as its original wine, and a tasting is planned. A large number of houses have been built with wine cellars included, and today a large number of families produce their own wine.
We will end a tour with wine tasting with traditional food in local vinaries.
Photo: TO Sremski Karlovci
Thursday, 4. February 2021
The forth day of the programme offers a free afternoon to discover the town, museums and galleries. If enough people are keen, there is a possibility of organizing some of the thematic tours in the city such as”Taverns in Novi Sad“, “Famous Women Who Lived in the City“.