This tour is a scheduled group tour which operates only on Wednesdays, all year round. With this tour you’ll get introduced to the roots of modern Serbian state, but also you’ll have a chance to enjoy local wine and food. The description below will give you a solid overview on what you can experience during this day with #YourSerbiaHost on tour.
At just 80 kilometers from Belgrade lies a small town rich in history and tells us a tale about royal family Karađorđević, whose history began here. Karađorđe Petrović, the leader of the First Serbian Uprising and founder of Karađorđević dynasty was born here, beneath Oplenac.
#YourSerbiaHost will meet you at arranged place at 10am and after an hour long drive we reach Topola. During the drive we’ll discuss present day situation in the country, local customs, good places where you can travel further, or whatever you are interested in. Our first stop in exploration of Oplenac is Karađorđe’s Town, a spot which once was a fortress built by Karađorđe during his reign. Later this fortress was demolished, so today we can see only residence with tower and Church of Holly Mother also known as Karađorđe’s Church.
From Karađorđe’s Town we move up to the top of Oplenac where we continue our exploration with gorgeous mausoleum of family Karađorđević, Saint George’s Church. In this church 27 members of royal family were buried. Karađorđe and King Petar I lie in central part of the church, and rest of the family members are in crypt. Significant characteristic of this church is a mosaic decoration of interior which consists of 40 million pieces in 15,000 shades. In addition to mausoleum this royal complex includes Peter’s house, Queen’s villa, King’s villa, Winegrower’s house and wine cellar. On the hills of Oplenac, King Peter I planted vineyards on 38 hectares from which they made superb wines well known for their quality among major European royal courts, the most famous was Triumph and it’s still produced in Serbia but not in the Royal wine cellar anymore. The oldest Serbian wine collection can be found in authentic package from 1931 in this particular wine cellar. www.oplenac.rs
After descent from Oplenac our trip continues four kilometers further to nearby village Vinča and Winery Aleksandrović. Ancient Romans named this village after wine. At that time the name of the village was Vincea. Even in Roman time these regions were well known for vine and wine. Our friend Darko, who is enologist in the winery is expecting us for wine tasting and for some chat about their wines. www.vinarijaaleksandrovic.rs
When we finish with history, culture and wine we move on towards to Aranđelovac to one of three ethnic villages where authentic local cuisine expects us in authentic “Šumadija” ambient.
Journey plan given in this tour description is fixed, if you want more flexible and customized itinerary please visit the page of our private tour Royal town Topola and Oplenac.
Details on prices and services
|1-8 persons||85 €|
|Pickup and drop off at Belgrade city center|
|Entrance fee for Oplenac complex|
|Lunch (drinks not included)|
|Refreshments during journey|
|Pickup/drop off at the address – 5€* (if within Belgrade city area)|
|*If you want this service please add it during booking process|
|Minimal number of travellers is 2, if fewer people books the tour we reserve right to cancel the tour. In case of cancellation we’ll refund 100% of paid sum.|