General

Languages in these areas have been matter of dispute in last 25 years, solely from political reasons. If you had traveled these areas 30 years ago you certainly remember that we used only one language back then. Serbo-Croatian (or Croatian-Serbian if you were in Croatia) was actually the same language spoken in Serbia and Croatia, with local dialect differences. Today we managed to produce additional two languages, Bosnian and Montenegrin. Both of those are not different from above two, aside of dialect. So we all speak the same language, we just call it differently. The real difference was always in alphabet used, Orthodox would use Cyrillic (Serbian alphabet), while Catholics would use Latin alphabet.

What to expect from the tour

With this tour you will learn about roots of Serbian alphabet. How the language of common people became literary language of Serbs and all other people leaving in these areas. You will have opportunity to experience typical Serbian hospitality together with local delicacies.

Tour flow

You will meet #YourSerbiaHost at your hotel or other place of your stay in Belgrade. After pickup you will continue together towards West of Serbia. First place where you’ll stop on this tour will be mountain Gučevo. This was the place of the first trench battle in the WWI, between Austro-Hungarian and Serbian forces. While standing on the tip of the mountain you’ll learn why this battle was significant for later course of the war and what was the sacrifice that Serbian soldiers made.

From Gučevo we’ll continue to the village Tršić which is relevant for our tour, but most of all, for Serbian alphabet and for modern Serbian language. In this village in 1787 Vuk Karadžić was born. He was the reformer of Serbian language and the one who made Serbian alphabet so simple. The rule he introduced was: “read as it’s written, write as it’s spoken”. You will visit his birth house, which is now a museum dedicated to his life. Here you’ll learn about the humble way of life in Vuk’s childhood, when Serbia was part of Ottoman Empire.

After visit to the museum we’ll stop by to local household for a break and typical Serbian welcome treat (slatko and coffee). Afterwards we’ll continue to the monastery Tronoša. In the monastery Vuk received his basic education, and started to dream about transformation of the language. If you are up to for some walking through woods we can take a walk (an hour) to the monastery through beautiful forest from Tršić, if not, we’ll drive to there. After visit to Tronoša monastery we’ll get back to the household Mišić for a local lunch. In interaction with our hosts you’ll learn about the way of life in this rural area of Serbia.

After lunch it’s time to get back to Belgrade, we’ll arrive to the city in the evening.

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.
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One comment

Alexander
May 12, 2017
This was a fascinating day tour from Belgrade which took our family group of three (ranging in age from 23 to 63) in a south westerly direction from Belgrade across the Mačva plain to the beautiful countryside of West Serbia around the Drina river, Jadar district and Cer mountain. Dobri, our English speaking host for the day, was an expert and knowledgeable guide and a great travelling companion. The energy, commitment and patience he showed in meeting our requests was outstanding.

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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 249 €
4-6 persons 329 €
7-8 persons 429 €
Services included in the price:
Pickup and drop-off
Transportation
Driver/guide service
Tour organization
Refreshments during journey
What is extra:
Personal expenses
Admission for museum ~2€ per person
Lunch ~ 10€ per person*
* Price shown is price for lunch per person based on set menu in household Mišić, but there are different set menus so it can vary depending on guest’s demands for food and drinks.