Imperial palace was built in the fourth century for Roman Emperor Gaius Valerius Maximianus Galerius and it’s considered as the most preserved imperial palace in Europe. Today Felix Romuliana is on UNESCOS’s World Heritage List.
Tour starts from arranged point in the morning hours. From Belgrade to Gamzigrad we are travelling on a highway to Paraćin, then over a moody mountain pass Čestobrodica, passing mysterious mountain Rtanj, which is believed to reflect an underlying pyramid. With stopovers for coffee and taking photos of wonderful scenes we reach Gamzigrad around noon.
Felix Romuliana (Happy Romula) is the name which Roman Emperor Galerius gave to the palace after his mother Romula. Turbulent history of the palace witnesses about periods of ultimate splendour, but also dreadful devastations, but one thing is sure, this palace is one the most beautiful palaces in Europe. If you want to know more historical facts about this place, please check the following link.
From Gamzigrad we continue to Bor – a mining town and one of the biggest copper mines in Europe, in order to visit deserted open pit mine which is the biggest artificially made dent in Europe. You can notice that there are a lot of places here in a very small area, which are the most famous in Europe for “something”. For observing this sight from Mars we will use terrace especially made for visitors.
After open pit mine we agree on where to have lunch, in nearby spring Brestovačka banja or in Grza at the foot of Čestobrodica.
For return journey to Belgrade there is an option to use road over mountains Crni vrh and Homolje, where nature is intact and full of diverse landscapes.
Return to Belgrade is in evening hours.
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 rout and adjust it to interests and wishes of travellers.
Details on prices and services
|1-3 persons||279 €|
|4-6 persons||349 €|
|7-8 persons||399 €|
|Refreshment during journey|
|Lunch ~18€ per person*|
|Entry ticket for Felix Romuliana ~3€ per person|
|* 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|