General

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If you find history, architecture and nature ideal combination for exploration, we have just proper itinerary for you. Two medieval monasteries, Monastery Manasija and Monastery Ravanica represent unique gems of medieval architecture. Their founders left significant trace in Serbian history and culture. On top of that East Serbia is the most intriguing part of Serbia, with intact and fascinating nature. If you search for more Serbian medieval monasteries try Monasteries Žiča and Studenica tour.

What to expect from the tour

You will spend a day in areas of East Serbia, still considered intact nature vise. Monastery Ravanica will fill you with tranquility, while Monastery Manasija will impress you with its monumentality. Resava cave and Veliki buk waterfall will refresh you on a hot summer day. You’ll enjoy fresh trout for lunch or local specialties, if you are not fond of fish.

Tour flow

After #YourSerbiaHost picks you up from hotel or other place of your stay you will drive together to the first point on the itinerary, the Monastery Ravanica. The 14th century monastery founded by Serbian prince Lazar, who fought the most important battle in Serbian history against Ottoman Turks in 1389. This monastery represents beginning of the Morava architecture style, a unique Serbian style of medieval sacred architecture. The style marked the period from the late 14th century till the end of medieval Serbian state in the mid-15th century.

From Ravanica Monastery the road takes us through mountains of East Serbia to the one of the most famous caves in Serbia, Resava cave. This 2380m long cave is discovered in 1960s and its calculated age is 80 million years. The area available for visitors is 800m long and it has four halls with different layout and cave jewels.

Usually caves are connected to waterfalls, it is the same here, from Resava cave, we are moving to the Veliki buk waterfall, which is maybe not the biggest you have seen, but it’ll charm you with its beauty, clear water and intact nature which surrounds it. On the top of it all, restaurants around the waterfall serve delicious trout or traditional food from the area. Pick whatever you find more after your taste.

After lunch, last stop for the day is the most monumental monastery from Morava architecture style, Monastery Manasija. The early 15th century monastery founded by despot Stefan, the son of prince Lazar. Despot Stefan was one of the most beloved and appreciated Serbian rulers ever. He was not only a ruler, he was also a poet, writer, art lover and great humanist of the time. The monastery itself is breathtaking at first sight, with its 15m tall fortification walls and 35m high main tower surrounding the Holy Trinity church.

From Monastery Manasija we are starting our trip back to Belgrade.

Good to know

Fit the tour to match your needs
Tour plan given in this description is not fixed, it’s just result of our perception of most interesting points on this route and result of our own experience. If you want to have this tour customized, let us know.
Tour language
Default language of the tour is English, but if you require #YourSerbiaHost can also give you tour in Russian, German, French, Spanish and of course Serbian.
How to get in touch
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3 comments

johnanddebbie1108
April 26, 2019
First of all, if you can get Andrija Vatovic as your driver / guide, do so. The man has a great command of Serbian / world history, and his knowledge of the sites you'll be visiting will make a great trip even better. More importantly, he's just a great guy who has an instinct for custom tailoring a tour to his clients' specific needs. My wife and I are no spring chickens, and I'm in need of a knee replacement. Andrija recognized that and conducted the tour at a pace that worked for us. In addition to that, he took time to snap tons of photos of us during the tour, which he promptly e-mailed to me the day after the tour. As for the destinations themselves, they're beautiful, peaceful, loaded with history, and a great diversion from the hustle and bustle of Belgrade. Andrija's choice for a lunch venue was perfect, too. Situated outdoors near a small but beautiful waterfall, the restaurant served up both great views and what may very well have been the best meal I had during a vacation in which everything I ate was delicious. I could go on and on, but If I haven't convinced you by now, I probably never will. Book the trip; you'll be glad you did. Oh, and...thanks again, Andrija!

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adeel a
March 12, 2018
Miljan picked us up from our hotel and we continued on our 1 day full tour. The tour was great for myself and my 3 other friends with lots of interesting sites of interest. The monasteries where great to see and Miljan had lots of information to make the experience more enjoyable. The caves where also very cool to explore in Eastern Serbia and again the guide was great. The tour is a full day and the journey quite long approx 2-3 hours in the car each way - having a friendly, talkative and informative guide made the experience great. Miljan also took photos along the way to capture those images you would not be able to on your own and emailed them over later. Great private tour - highly recommended.

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JoanStraveler
October 7, 2017
Miljan was our guide, and he was great - professional, friendly, knowledgeable and informed, as well as very skilled with the English language. It was nice to get out into the country to see the monasteries, and the cave was fascinating, too.

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Available departures

This is a daily tour.

Details on prices and services

Tour prices (prices are per tour, not per person):
1-3 persons 259€
4-6 persons 329€
7-8 persons 419€
9-19 persons 599€
Services included in the price:
Pickup and drop-off
Transportation
Driver/guide service
Tour organization
Refreshements during journey
What is extra:
Personal expenses
Admission fee for Resava cave ~ 2,5€ per person
Lunch ~ 10€ per person*
* Price shown is an average price for lunch per person based on restaurant’s menu, but it can vary depending on guest’s demands for food and drinks.