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At just 80 kilometers from Belgrade lies a small town rich in history and tells us a tale about royal family Karađorđević, whose history began here. Karađorđe Petrović, the leader of the First Serbian Uprising and founder of Karađorđević dynasty was born here, beneath Oplenac.

We start our tour from an arranged point in the morning and after an hour long drive we reach Topola. Our first stop in exploration of Oplenac is Karađorđe’s Town, a spot which once was a fortress built by Karađorđe during his reign. Later this fortress was demolished, so today we can see only residence with tower (presently used as museum of Karađorđe’s personal belongings) and Church of Holly Mother also known as Karađorđe’s Church. From Karađorđe’s Town we move up to the top of Oplenac where we continue our exploration with gorgeous mausoleum of family Karađorđević, Saint George’s Church. In this church 22 members of royal family were buried. Karađorđe and King Petar I lie in central part of the church, and rest of the family members are in crypt. Significant characteristic of this church is a mosaic decoration of interior which consists of 40 million pieces in 15,000 shades. In addition to mausoleum this royal complex includes Peter’s house, Queen’s villa, King’s villa, Winegrower’s house and wine cellar. On the hills of Oplenac, King Peter I planted vineyards on 38 hectares from which they made superb wines well known for their quality among major European royal courts. The oldest Serbian wine collection can be found in authentic package from 1931 in this particular wine cellar. www.oplenac.rs

After descent from Oplenac our trip continues four kilometers further to nearby village Vinča and Winery Aleksandrović. Ancient Romans named this village after wine. At that time the name of the village was Vincea. Even in Roman time these regions were well known for vine and wine. There is a possibility of organizing wine tasting in this winery as well as wine purchase.  www.vinarijaaleksandrovic.rs

When we finish with history, culture and wine we move on towards to Aranđelovac to one of three ethno villages where authentic local cuisine expects us in authentic “Šumadija” ambient.

After lunch we return to Belgrade via alternative route by using the old Kragujevac road, beneath Avala.

Journey plan given in this tour description is not fixed, it’s just result of our perception of most interesting points on this rout and result of our own experience. In any moment we can alter the route and adjust it to interests and wishes of our travellers.

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solajazoran
February 16, 2016
Serbia is land which mix east and wet culture and you can visit Oplenac Royal Church which will drive you to history, also you can eat great food in local restaurants.

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ChileUp
December 6, 2015
I and another friend booked with Serbian Private Tours for the “Royal Town Topola and Oplenac Mausoleum” tour package. Miljan, our guide, called our hotel the night before the tour to confirm the pick-up time. He was very punctual – he arrived at the hotel even before the agreed time with a nice and spotless car – which made me feel like a VIP. Our trip to Topola was really interesting and never had dull moments. Miljan is very knowledgeable and really fun to be with. I was impressed with his excellent English. He took us to the Oplenac complex (with Karadorde’s monument, the Konak/residence, King Peter’s House and the Mausoleum), Royal Winery and 2 other awesome wineries (Aleksandrovic and Arsenijevic). Miljan is very versatile. Knowing that we love to take photos, he was very accommodating and gave us a lot of time to take photos. The next day, he sent us a link to access the photos he took during the tour. He even created a picture postcard (brilliant souvenir) which I really liked. Miljan took us to Hunters Paradise and had an amazing lunch and great conversations. After dropping us at the hotel, we even got Slatko (sweet) from Miljan - which gave a special touch to the whole day tour. It was a wonderful and memorable tour and I definitely recommend Miljan to anyone visiting Serbia.

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Issa600
November 23, 2015
The Topola tour was a great tour through history, combined with amazing scenery, good wine and delicious Serbian food. Mijlan's passion and pride made the experience more enjoyable. His attention to details and little souvenirs made it more special. Highly recommended!!

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Patricia T.
April 3, 2015
An excellent tour by a very professional, friendly and informative guide. This tour with Serbian Private Tours was our favourite day in Serbia and the lunch at `Hunter`s Paradise` was the best meal we had. Overall an exceptional experience. An extra thank you to Milan for the photos that you took of us - we never take enough photos of ourselves so this was a lovely bonus.

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SwishTrish
February 1, 2015
An excellent tour by a very professional, friendly and informative guide. This tour with Milan was our favourite day in Serbia and the lunch at 'Hunter's Paridise' was the best meal we had. Overall an exceptional experience. An extra thank you to Miljan for the photos that you took of us - we never take enough photos of ourselves so this was a lovely bonus.

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uros
October 18, 2014
Another great tour with Serbian Private Tours. Great knowledge of tour guide. Though we travelled with a small child, the day was very comfortable. Great place for lunch !
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Jörg Lotthammer
September 11, 2014
Another great tour with Serbian Private Tours. Great knowledge of tour guide. Though we travelled with a small child, the day was very comfortable. Great place for lunch !
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Ivy L
May 10, 2014
Our day trip to the Royal Town Topola and Oplenac with Serbian Private Tours was enjoyable and educational. It was very interesting to learn more about the various historical and royal figures from Serbian`s past. Church of Saint George was a favorite because of the mosaics and the royal crypt. Many thanks and I highly recommend the service of this company.
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Djordje Jovanovic
September 28, 2013
Postovani Miljane, Privatna tura koju je izvela Vasa firma na moju sugestiju marsute bila je izvanredna. Pored gornjih lokaliteta nasa tura je obuhvatila i Smederevo kao i Avalu. Vodic Vlada je bio odlican i dobro pripremljen. Moja cerka koja je takodje dosla iz SAD ponela je samnom najlepse utiske. Zahvaljujemo se takodje na fotografijama sa ture koje ste nam poslali elektronskom postom. Kada dodjemo sledeci put u Srbiju svakako cemo angazovati vasu firmu Serbian Private Tours kako bi videli nesto drugo. Isto tako preporucicu Vasu firmu mojim poznanicima. Zeleci Vam uspeha u radu primite srdacne pozdrave od Djordja Jovanovica
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DAVID SOLOW
July 9, 2013
Dear Serbian Private Tours, The day that I spent with my wife and you touring the Royal Town Topola and Oplanac was by far the most enjoyable, that I have spent in Serbia yet. Most guides take to a place and let the locals do all the work. But with you. It was much better. your in put was very good and your recommendation for lunch was EXCELLENT. I can truly say that you have changed my way of think about Serbia and much more about PRIVATE TOURS. You can be sure, that when I am in Serbia again, i will ask for another tours with you. All my best David Solow
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Details on prices and services

Tour prices (prices are per tour, not per person):
1-3 persons 139 €
4-6 persons 239 €
7-8 persons 299 €
Services included in the price:
Transportation
Driver/guide service
Tour organization
What is extra:
Lunch ~18€ per person*
Entry ticket for Royal complex ~3€ per person
Personal expenses
* Price shown is an average price for lunch per person based on restaurant’s menu, but it can vary depending on guest’s demands for food and drinks

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