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.
Details on prices and services
|1-3 persons||179 €|
|4-6 persons||259 €|
|7-8 persons||339 €|
|Refreshment during journey|
|Lunch ~15€ per person*|
|Entry ticket for The Chapel of Peace ~1€ per person|
|* Price shown is price for lunch per person based on wine cellar's preset menu, it also includes three different wines during the meal|