Slopes of Fruska Gora and Sremski Karlovci are significant places for Serbia’s history, culture and national heritage. For the number of visitors to Serbia these places are „a must“, and there is a firm reason for each of them. For some, it’s a place of spirituality, thanks to eighteen living monasteries. Others see it as a region of wine with more than 60 wineries. For nature lovers, it`s a place of beautiful nature in National Park of Fruska Gora. The Town of Sremski Karlovci combines all of it: history, religion, wine and beauty.
What to Expect From the Fruska Gora and Sremski Karlovci Tour in 2023/24
With this tour to Fruska Gora Monasteries and Sremski Karlovci you’ll get a clear idea why this area is so popular among independent travelers. You’ll understand the context of Serbian history, you’ll visit the most beautiful monasteries and the charming town of Sremski Karlovci. At the end, you’ll stop for lunch in a family owned wine cellar in a local village. But this won’t be just lunch, it’ll be an example of true local hospitality.
This tour’s itinerary can be adapted in order to exclude one monastery and to add Novi Sad and Petrovaradin Fortress to the itinerary instead. If you are located in Novi Sad, you can also take this tour from there.
#YourSerbiaHost will pick you up from your hotel or other address in Belgrade (or Novi Sad) in the morning hours (usual pickup time 10am). After less than hour’s drive you’ll reach your first stop, monastery Krusedol. The XVI century monastery is considered to be the most beautiful and most important monastery of Fruska Gora. Here you’ll get the historic context of the area, but you’ll also have an opportunity to see “a wall which is older than the US”, as referred to by one of the monks.
From Krusedol you’ll continue to the Monastery Grgeteg. This monastery with complicated name, even for native speakers, is a place which is not on mass tourism trail. Here you’ll be able to feel what the monastic life really looks like. The highlight of this monastery is the icon of Holy Mother Three-handed. More about the icon’s name and its miracles you’ll learn on the spot.
After spiritual experience in these two monasteries you’ll reach Sremski Karlovci. Here you’ll wander its streets and squares. You’ll hear the stories about Karlovac Treaty and the first time when a round table was used in world diplomacy. In the town’s center you’ll see: Four Lions Fountain, Patriarch’s Residence, St. Nicola’s Orthodox Cathedral, Grammar School. If wine tasting is your thing, we’ll take you to a winery close to the main square for a quick sip.
The gastronomy and hospitality experience will be in a family owned wine cellar in a local village. Home cooked lunch with matching wines will taste even better than it sounds. Another must when in Fruska Gora is Bermet, a dessert wine with world fame which is served at the end of the meal. All this with the personal attention of a cook and a winemaker.
During winter period, the wine cellar is closed and an alternative for lunch is a restaurant on the Danube bank, close to Novi Sad.
After wine tasting and lunch it’ll be time to return to Belgrade (or Novi Sad). Usual drop-off time is between 5 and 6pm.
Good to Know
- Please respect social distancing rules all the time (at least 1m, or 2m when possible)
- Please wear face cover while in the vehicle or other closed space (if you don’t have your own, we will provide)
- If you develop any respiratory infection symptoms before, during or after the tour, please let us know.
- When coughing or sneezing please use tissues or your elbow as cover
- Wash hands with soap and water whenever possible, but especially after use of toilet, before and after meals.
Details on prices and services
|Pickup and drop-off|
|Single-use surgical face mask if you don't have your own|
|Lunch ~25€ per person*|
|Contribution for The Chapel of Peace ~1€ per person|
|Personal expenses and gratuities|
|* Price shown is price for lunch per person based on wine cellar's preset menu, it also includes three different wines during the meal|