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. Others see it as a region of wine with more than 60 wineries. While for the others, 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.
What to expect from the tour
With this tour to Sremski Karlovci and Fruska Gora monasteries you’ll get good comprehension on historic aspects of this area. But that is just part of the intention we had in mind with this tour. You’ll also have an opportunity to try local food and wine, and to interact with locals in order to understand life here better.
This tour’s itinerary can be rearranged in order to exclude some points, but to add Novi Sad to the itinerary instead. If you travel alone and on a budget, visit our shared tour Monday tour to Fruska Gora and Novi Sad which runs only on Mondays, year round.
#YourSerbiaHost will pick you up from your hotel or other address in Belgrade (or Novi Sad) in the morning hours. After less than an hour drive we reach our first stop, monastery Krusedol. The XVI century monastery is considered for the most beautiful and most important monastery of Fruska Gora. It was seat of the 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. Translated literally it means “Wolf the Fiery Dragon”. Today this monastery enjoys great respect among Fruska Gora monasteries and one of the reasons is the icon of Holy Mother three-handed. More about its founder and this miraculous icon you’ll learn from your host along the tour.
After spiritual experience in these two monasteries we drive on to Sremski Karlovci. The town is significant in many things and one in particularly, in 1699 in Sremski Karlovci, Karlovac treaty was signed. It was for the first time in world diplomacy that round table was used for negotiations. There was a practical reason to it, and you’ll learn what it was. Chapel of peace was erected on that location to commemorate the event. In the town’s center there are several spots to see: Four lions fountain, Patriarch’s 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. During winter period wine cellar is closed and alternative for lunch is restaurant on the Danube bank, close to Novi Sad.
After wine tasting and lunch we are ready to return to Belgrade, it’s only an hour drive.
Good to know
Details on prices and services
|Pickup and drop-off|
|Refreshment during journey|
|Lunch ~15€ per person*|
|Contribution 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|