Explore the most visited attractions outside of Belgrade on your own. With the Fruska Gora and Novi Sad self-guided tour you can experience the area like a local. Without missing a single turn by doing it.
What to expect from Fruska Gora and Novi sad self-guided tour
Expect to cover major attractions and sites of the area, but also to visit lesser known places which are reachable only if you travel with a local. Diversity of locations and activities are main feature of this self-guided tour. You’ll visit medieval monasteries and wonder around the town of Sremski Karlovci. You’ll taste local wines in very authentic wineries. You’ll hang around with superb local winemakers and hosts. You’ll hike through the National park of Fruska Gora and of course you’ll explore beautiful Novi Sad with its Petrovaradin fortress.
We will provide accommodation reservation, wine tastings, lunches and step-by-step itinerary with detailed information and contacts. Yours is just to go with the flow.
1st Day – Monasteries Krušedol, Grgeteg, town of Sremski Karlovci
The first stop on day’s itinerary will be Monastery Krušedol, dating from the XVI century. As the most important of all the monasteries in Fruška Gora area, this one is a must in your travel plan. Here you’ll learn about the last Serbian ruling family from medieval times and what was their destiny. You’ll admire beautiful frescoes and decorations inside of the monastery church.
Further, the itinerary takes you to a lesser known Monastery Grgeteg, with a difficult name to pronounce, but don’t be discouraged by the name. You’ll be one of a few tourists here. Mostly people who visit it are locals or pilgrims. This sisterhood holds very valuable icon, Mother of God – The Three handed, which is actually a replica of the original one from Mount Athos is Greece. Hospitable nuns will probably offer with a cup of tea or coffee.
Next point of your self-guided tour exploration is the town of Sremski Karlovci. This small town has a great importance for preservation of Serbian national identity. Here you’ll walk the main town’s square which is surrounded by several beautiful and important edifices, such as St. Nichola’s Orthodox Cathedral, Grammar School, Four lions fountain, Orthodox seminary, Bishop’s palace. After you finish with the history and culture, you can relax yourself with wine tastings in the local wineries, right in the middle of the town.
When you finish with all the activities it’ll be the right time for lunch. For the local hospitality and gastronomy experience you’ll continue to village Stari Ledinci and you’ll look for the wine cellar Miljević. Here you’ll enjoy the culinary skills of your host, as well as his excellent wines.
Rest of the day you can spend relaxing in this charming village setting. You’ll be accommodated in the wine cellar’s guesthouse.
2nd Day – Hiking, wine tasting with lunch, monasteries
After a home made breakfast you’ll get into the adventure of exploring the nature of Fruška Gora National Park. Even though Fruška Gora isn’t the highest mountain you have seen, it has many beautiful hiking trails. You’ll take one of those in the area of village Vrdnik.
Once you complete the hike through the forests of National park, you’ll enjoy short break in the village of Vrdnik and visit to the monastery with the same name.
Following the self-guided tour plan, you will continue to the Komuna winery, where you’ll have again an opportunity to try local wines matched with authentic food. This family owned winery is located in the charming outback of Srem region. Definitely worth of spending an entire afternoon there.
On the way back to your guesthouse in wine cellar Miljević, you’ll use an alternative route where you can stop at Novo Hopovo Monastery.
3rd Day – Novi Sad and its vicinity
Third day of your self-guided adventure will again start with a tasty breakfast. Once you say goodbye to your friendly hosts, you’ll continue to nearby Novi Sad. This second biggest city in Serbia is home to many known attractions.
Explore city center and its main sites: Dunavska street, Bishop’s palace, Zmaj Jovina stree, Freedom square, Cathedral, Synagogue. Have a coffee in one of the cafes in the vibrant streets and squares of the city center. Mingle with locals and soak the atmosphere of the “Serbian Athens”.
From the city center you will cross the Danube river and head to Petrovaradin fortress. Or “Gibraltar on the Danube”, as it used to be called due to its appearance. Here you’ll enjoy breathtaking views from the fortress over the river and across to Novi Sad. Use the opportunity to take memorable photos.
Before you head home or to your next destination, you can have lunch somewhere in the area, based on the list of recommendations which we’ll provide.
Good to know
Details on prices and services
|Detailed tour plan with instructions and descriptions
|Support service throughout the tour by Phone/WhatsApp/Viber/E-mail
|2x HB service in the guesthouse & winery Miljević
|2x lunches with wine tasting in wineries
|Admission where needed