Tito and Valter is unique 5 days tour through 2 ex-Yugoslavian countries. During this tour, you will have a chance to visit monuments and places that are related to the life and rule of Josip Broz Tito, as well as the most famous character of the most popular Partisan war themed movies – Valter.
Day 1: BELGRADE (Serbia)
Arrive to the Belgrade Airport. Transfer to the hotel. Start with panoramic Belgrade sightseeing by bus followed by a walking tour of the city centre. The tour includes following sights: Kalemegdan fortress, Assembly of the City of Belgrade, National Assembly, Republic Square, Terazije Square, Old and New Court, Slavija Square, Temple of Saint Sava (largest Orthodox Church in the Balkans). Visit to the House of flowers. The House of Flowers is a resting place of former Yugoslav president Josip Broz Tito and it is a part of the Museum of Yugoslav History Complex. This is the most visited museum in Serbia, an important symbol of a time and ideology, which ruled in the region for almost 50 years. While visiting House of Flowers, we will see Tito’s tomb, collections of Tito’s army uniforms and batons used to transefer birthday greetings from all part of Yugoslavia as well as gifts that he received from all over the world during his rule. Dinner at Skadarlija, one of the rare quarters with the authentic ambiance and the center of bohemian life. It is known by the attractive national restaurants with live music. Transfer to hotel. Overnight.
Day 2: BELGRADE – TOPOLA – UŽICE – ZLATIBOR (Serbia)
After breakfast, drive to Topola. Small town in the heart of the Serbia, called Šumadia (meaning the forest). Town rich in history and famous for its wine production, will tell us a tale about royal family Karađorđević, whose history began here. The town was established by Đorđe Petrović Karađorđe, the leader of the Serbs during the First Uprising.
On the hill of Oplenac, above Topola, you’ll visit a complex comprising of the Church of St. George, the Karađorđević Dynasty Mausoleum and a house built by the Royal Family Karađorđević. The interior of the Church is covered in mosaics, which required over 6 million pieces to complete, and represent best achievements of fresco painting in Serbia. The crypt contains the relics of members of the Karađorđević dynasty. The Mausoleum, built by King Petar I, is covered with white marble from nearby Vencac Mountain and from Carrara in Italy. The house of Petar Karađorđević stands opposite the Church, and was built in 1912. It served as the summer residence of the King.
After visit we drive to one of best Serbian wineries where we will have a visit and wine tasting with lunch. After lunch go to the city Užice. The city which gained attention during World War II, when it was the first city liberated by the Partisan resistance forces from the Nazi occupation. Within the former Yugoslavia, after the World War II, Užice was renamed in “Tito’s Užice”, and it was one of eight towns renamed Tito’s town in Yugoslavia. For a few months, Josip Broz Tito created an independent state called the Republic of Užice. Visit The National Museum of Užice and continue the trip to Zlatibor. Check-in, dinner. Overnight.
Day 3: ZLATIBOR – WOODEN TOWN – ŠARGAN EIGHT (Serbia) – VIŠERGAD/ANDRIĆGRAD (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
After breakfast we will ride toward Western Serbia via picturesque Ovčar-Kablar Canyon that extends above meanders of the Western Morava River to Zlatibor mountain and Mokra Gora. Mokra Gora meaning the Wet Mountain, is a village in Serbia on the northern slopes of mountain Zlatibor. Village become popular after a reconstruction of a narrow gauge railway called Šargan Eight which is unique in the world. Railway that passes through 22 tunnels, over 5 bridges, and overcome the altitude difference of 300 meters, on a total distance of 15 kilometers, was once connecting Belgrade with Sarajevo. We will board the famous dinky train Nostalgia – created in old-time style, so you can feel that old atmosphere while sitting in its authentic cars with wooden seats, smelling fume from its wood burning stove and hearing the rumble of its wheels and go for a ride along the most exciting section of this narrow gauge line. During the ride, the train makes a few stops so you can take some fabulous photographs and enjoy the views.
After ride we will visit the ethno village “Wooden City” (also known as Drvengrad and Mećavnik) built as a setting for “Life is a Miracle”, Emir Kusturica’s film. The amazing village was until recently just a couple of salvaged traditional wooden houses on a bluff above a spectacularly beautiful valley, but has been transformed into a modern equivalent of the medieval great monastery or university made of natural materials, mostly from wood. In the newly built town you can find streets and squares, hotel, few restaurants and bars, congress center, library, Serbia’s most advanced cinema, church, large indoor swimming pool, saunas, gym, tennis court and an underground basketball arena. Once a year town hosts the annual “Küstendorf” Film and Music Festival with famous guests from all over the world (Johnny Depp, Monica Belucci, Jim Jarmusch and many others).
The tour continues to Bosnia and Herzegovina and a short drive leads as towards Višegrad, where Emir Kusturica used his imagination and creativity to build medieval city made of stone Andrićgrad or the “Stone Town”. It is a cultural center with numerous buildings and facilities built on the banks of Drina River nearby the famous Bridge (monument under the protection of the UNESCO). Bridge was described in the title of novel by Nobel prized writer Ivo Andrić “The Bridge on the Drina”. In his honor Kusturica’s town was called Andrićgrad. Check-in. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 4: VIŠEGRAD – SARAJEVO – NP SUTJESKA – SARAJEVO (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
After early breakfast we drive to National Park Sutjeska, the oldest national park in Bosnia, which played a significant role in the history of Yugoslavia and Partisan movement, Battle of Sutjeska occurred here – one of the greatest battles of the World War II. Visit The Battle of Sutjeska memorial monument in the Valley of Heroes near the Bosnian village of Tjentište and the grave of Sava Kovačević, one of the main commanders of this battle. Visiting the place where the Josip Broz Tito was wounded.
After we depart to Sarajevo – capital of Bosnia & Herzegovina. Lunch. After lunch Sarajevo sightseeing tour will start covering all the main sights: Building of Vijećnica or the City Assembly finished during the Austro-Hungarian period, old downtown of the city called Baščaršija, historical and cultural center of Sarajevo with authentic shops and souqs from the Ottoman era, Orthodox Church from the 16th century, Gazi Hüsrev Bey mosque, Sahat Tower from the 17th century and the first public toilette in Europe. Then you go on to Latin Bridge where Gavrilo Princip shot the successor to the Austro-Hungarian throne Franz Ferdinand which caused the beginning of the World War I, and afterword you will get to Bezistan, market complex from the 16th century, and then to the main pedestrian zone Ferdahija with the Synagogue from 1580 and Catholic Cathedral from 1881. Check-in. Dinner. Overnight
Day 5: SARAJEVO (Bosnia & Herzegovina) – BELGRADE (Serbia)
After the breakfast, checking out from the hotel. Transfer to Belgrade. Departure flight
Included in the price:
- Round trip and transfers with private A/C vehicle (motor coach/mini-bus/van) on entire trip;
- Professional English speaking guides;
- 4 night’s accommodation in hotels in double rooms as per itinerary;
- Half board services;
- Tickets and admissions for all sights;
- VAT and other government taxes.
Not included in the price:
- Air tickets to/from Serbia;
- Beverages and drinks during meals;
- Optional entrance tickets and visits;
- Tips for tour guides, drivers, porters and baggage handlers;
- Lunch on first and last day depend on arrival and departure times;
- In case of late/early flight on arrival/departure tour will be extend by one/two nights;
- Personal costs and everything that is not mentioned in the program.
House of Flowers