General

Slopes of Fruska Gora and Sremski Karlovci are significant places for Serbia’s history, culture and national heritage. For number of visitors of 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, for others it’s a region of wine with more than 60 wineries and for some it`s just 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.

Tour starts at arranged place in the morning hours and after only an hour drive we reach our first stop, monastery Krusedol, a XVI century monastery which is considered for most beautiful monastery of Fruska Gora, and certainly with most important role of its time. It was a seat of diocese of Srem, which was later transferred to Sremski Karlovci. Relics of members of holly family Brankovic are placed inside of the church and many important people are buried there as well, such as two Serbian patriarchs and King Milan Obrenovic.

From Krusedol we continue to monastery Grgeteg. This monastery with complicated name, even for local native speakers, had a legendary founder whose name known in epic poetry was Zmaj Ognjeni Vuk, which if translated literally means Wolf the Fiery Dragon, actually his name was Vuk Grgurevic and he carried the title of Despot. By the legend he founded this monastery in 1471 in order to bring his father Grgur who was a monk in Hilandar, a Serbian Orthodox monastery in Mount Athos and that is how this monastery got the name. Today this monastery enjoys great respect among Fruska Gora monasteries and one of the reason is the icon of Holy Mother three-handed.

After spiritual experience in these two monasteries we drive on to Sremski Karlovci, town which is significant in many things and one particularly, in 1699 in Sremski Karlovci Karlovac treaty was signed, when for the first time in diplomacy a round table was used for negotiations. The venue was Chapel of peace which is one of the places we will visit in this great town. In the town centre there are many significant and beautiful places to visit: Four lions fountain, Treasury of Patriarchy residence, St. Nicola’s orthodox cathedral…

And when we finish with sightseeing, culture and history we are stopping at one special place, a family owned wine cellar for wine tasting and lunch. In Fruska Gora you must try Bermet, local wine with world fame.

After wine tasting and lunch we are ready to return to Belgrade, it’s only an hour drive.

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

14 comments

Mary-Ann S
April 18, 2017
Wonder what’s the best way to explore Serbia more in depth? Hire a trip with Serbian Private Tours!! We started out early one morning, picked up at the hotel for a ride through the city to see the sites -before heading north on the highway. Visiting monasteries and wining and dining, it was supposed to be lunch but we were treated with delicious local dishes and wine that simply were exquisite. Our guide! Our guide spoke very well English – and Norwegian! Friendliest guy you can imagine with huge knowledge about his country, a continuous history lesson – and a lecture Serbian social studies that we highly appreciated. A trip to remember, highly recommended – if we return to Serbia, which we most likely will – another trip with Serbian Private Tours will be on the program. Thanks!

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2014Kate
March 4, 2016
Our tour guide, Miljan, provided in-depth knowledge about the unique region and rich history of Fruska Gora. On our road trip, we visited many ancient monasteries and exquisitely painted chapels. We drove through the winding countryside visiting traditional villages, picturesque farms, and serene forests. The personal introduction to our host at a local winery, Mr. Miljevic, added a very personal dimension. We were given a private tour of his wine cellar and we enjoyed sampling a variety of wines paired with five courses of a delicious home-cooked Serbian meal.

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mik m
February 16, 2016
We took the Sremski Karlovci and Fruska Gora monasteries tour and were generally very pleased with the experience. Our guide, Miljan, was polite and informative, punctual and made the trip very interesting for us. The lunch was delicious and the wine superb! I highly recommend this tour and would certainly arrange another one for my next visit to Serbia.

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Tomichm
October 30, 2015
We had a wonderful time touring the Fruska Gora region w Vladislav. He was thoughtful and informative and sensitive to how long we wanted to stay at each site. The day was perfect...can't wait to do another tour on my next trip to Serbia.

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Minna R
September 19, 2015
We spent a weekend in Petrovaradin and Miljan was our guide for a tour of Fruška Gora, its monasteries and Sremski Carlovci. Both my husband and I could not walk long distances and this tour was easy on us. The monasteries are very nice and we even witnesses a baptism ceremony in one of the churches. The day ended with a meal at the winery which was very good home cooking. This was a nice and easy tour even though the weather was not very collaborative. Miljan took pictures of us during the trip. They waited for us upon our return to the States. It was a very nice gesture on his side and very nice remembrance of our trip.

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Fabio M
September 4, 2015
We spent a great day visiting Fruska Gora National Park and its monasteries and the city of Sremski Karlovci. Miljan is a great guide, very knowledgeable and passionate, and everything was extremely well organized (he even provided us snacks and drinks during the drive!) After the visits, we had a fantastic lunch in a rustic restaurant and we also had the possibility to do some wine and rakija (traditonal spirit) tasting. This was one of the best experiences I have ever had with a private tour, and I would recommend Miljan to anyone who asked.

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Theo S
September 2, 2015
We spent a weekend in Novi Sad and on Saturday took a trip to Fruška Gora with Milan. We had a really nice day visiting the town of Sremski Karlovci and a few beautiful monasteries and enjoying some delicious local food and wine. Milan is a friendly, knowledgeable and trustworthy guide who ensured that we had a great time. Highly recommended.

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Romaithi
June 16, 2015
Visited Fruska Gora and number of monasteries in the area, very informative trip with honest guide. He took the time to answer tons of questions. We ended our trip at local winery, people were hospitable and very friendly and the food was great.

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Cristian S
January 7, 2015
FULL appreciation of the whole service we received during the one-day tour to Fruška Gora and Novi Sad we had Jan 2nd 2015! From the very first moment 'till the end of the day Miljan has been more than a great guide... he has actually been a real and precious tour companion (always ready, polite, precise and caring)! Higher than highly recommended!

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Brian LeDuc
November 26, 2014
I was looking for an easy day trip with my parents from Belgrade. I found SPT website, and after spending a little time perusing the various options, decided on the Fruska Gora trip. I booked it cold, based only on the quality of the website and the good reviews. Miljan confirmed by email shortly after I booked the tour, and he picked us up at my apartment. His English is perfect, and we had a very pleasant chat on the short drive to Fruska Gora. We visited three monasteries and the charming town of Sremska Karlovci. After the visits we had a fantastic dinner at a rustic lodge run by a very charming host who makes everything--cheese, wine, prosciutto--himself. I bought two bottles of his excellent pinot noir to bring home with me. Miljan was very knowledgeable about all of the sites we visited, and he also gave me some excellent recommendations about restaurants and wine in Belgrade. He followed up on Tuesday with some wonderful photos and an answer to a question I had posed on the short drive back to Belgrade. This was one of the best experiences I have ever had with a private tour, and I would recommend Serbian Private Torus to anyone who asked. Did I mention that he gave us cookies as a small present when he dropped us off? Perfect. I could not be more satisfied with the day.
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Andre Rezsohazy
October 24, 2014
Grâce à Miljan j`ai eu le bonheur de découvrir le massif de Fruska Gora et quelques uns des plus beaux monastères de la région. L`organisation était parfaite. Le programme avait été défini `sur mesure`, en fonction de mes souhaits. Les commentaires étaient très bien documentés. Surtout, nous avons pris le temps de visiter à l`aise les monastères, de manière à pouvoir profiter pleinement de ces lieux uniques. J`ai apprécié la prévenance et la gentillesse de Miljan. Merci.

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Lucy Huang
August 12, 2014
I was lucky to have Miljan as a guide for my two days in Belgrade. Professionally, he is punctual, flexible, and knowledgable. Personally, he has a great sense of humor and open-mindedness, and is someone who will make you feel comfortable. Miljan also was very thoughtful, with providing us snacks and drinks for the long drives, and often checking in to make sure we were enjoying ourselves. Prior to the trip, he also spends time planning with you over email to make sure he understands your needs.

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Nathalie Le Borgne Fernández
July 18, 2014
I highly recommend you this tour to discover the beauty of Fruska Gora and to learn about Serbia’s history, more paticularly Voivodina. Miljan makes you feel comfortable and I spent a really wonderful day. Thanks for everything.
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Susan Mandel
September 30, 2013
We spent a day with Miljan touring monasteries and winemakers with 100km of Belgrade. This was a fantastic day trip and it was great to get away from Belgrade without travelling hours in a care. Miljan is knowledgeable and is open to suggestions and is spontaneous if you show an interest in something along the way. In addition, he took some wonderful photos of us which he shared with us later. Very much recommended.
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Available departures

This is a daily tour.

Unfortunately, no places are available on this tour at the moment

Details on prices and services

Tour prices (prices are per tour, not per person):
1-3 persons 179 €
4-6 persons 259 €
7-8 persons 339 €
Services included in the price:
Transportation
Driver/guide service
Refreshment during journey
Tour organization
What is extra:
Lunch ~15€ per person*
Entry ticket for The Chapel of Peace ~1€ per person
Personal expenses
* Price shown is price for lunch per person based on wine cellar's preset menu, it also includes three different wines during the meal

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