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Pilgrimage of Saint Sava

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 4 day(s)
Group Size: 6 - 16 people
Destination(s): Serbia  
Specialty Categories: Pilgrimage/Spirituality  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 280 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 330 Euro (EUR)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Coach departure at 8am from Novi Sad/Belgrade. Drive to Knic with short brakes for rest. Rustic lunch along the Gruža Lake. Drive to Kraljevo and visit to Zica Monastery, joint endowment of King Stefan the First-crowned and his brother St. Sava, the seat of the Serbian autonomous Archbishopric built in 1218. Drive alongside the Ibar River in the “lilac valley” to Monastery Studenica, the endowment of King Stefan Nemanya. Accommodation in Monastery dormitory, dinner, overnight (special regime of behavior).

Day 2: After breakfast sightseeing of Studenica Monastery Complex/Church of the Virgin Mary, The King’s Church, the treasury and 2 hours walk to the St.Sava ascetic hermitage. Acquaintance with orthodox spirituality and true accomplishments in peaceful mind in the heart of beautiful intact nature. Drive across the mountain range to Rudno Village, located at the plateau where the ancient road built during the rule of Nemanya Dynasty used to connect the holy temples of Studenica and Gradac Monastery. Organic lunch home-made by hospitable hosts from Rudno Village.

Drive to Gradac Monastery and sightseeing of the Queen’s Helen of Anjou, the wife of King Uroš I endowment. Drive through Raška to Durdjevi Stupovi Monastery, dominating from the hill over Novi Pazar, the place where the heart of the Serbian medieval state was established between 11th and 14th century. Tour of the ecclesiastical complex and presentation of the St.Sava life and his holy Orthodoxy, who was born in nearby village Deževa, in the middle of the surrounding Deževska Valley.

Continue to the ruins of Old Ras town, which was the most important stronghold on the eastern border of Serbian lands in the early Middle ages and the royal family residence. Drive to Golija Mountain village Odvracenica and accommodation in hotel. Dinner by fire place and guitar music entertainment. Overnight.

Day 3: After breakfast drive to Mileševa Monastery,the endowment of grand-son of King Stefan Nemanya from 1236. Sightseeing of the ecclesiastical place where the holy relics of St.Sava rested until 1594. when they were burned by the Turks and the world famous fresco painting of The White Angel. Lunch and adventures program on Zlatar Lake and Uvac canyon with boat ride while enjoying in the magnificent scenery. Drive to Kamena Gora Peak, at the altitude of more than 1300 m, where breathtaking view to the scenic mountain peaks is spread / Zlatar, Zlatibor, Savin kuk Mountains. Accommodation and traditional dinner by hospitable mountain highlanders. Folklore entertainment.

Day 4: After early breakfast coach drive through Užice, Cacak and Ovcar-Kablar gorge to Rudnik. Rustic lunch in the restaurant on the “roof of Šumadija”. Drive to Topola and Oplenac and visit to the Royal mausoleum and the Church of St George and Duke Karadordje Museum. Drive to Beograd and visit to St.Sava Temple, the hugest orthodox Church in the world, built on the plateau where the holy relics of St.Sava were burnt by the Turks. Drive by highway to Backa Topola and late arrival.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Luxurious coach transportation
- Full-board services with meals in traditional style and stay either in monastery dormitory or the home stays with shared usage of bathrooms or the 3 stars hotel
- Visits and sightseeing of all Monasteries and Churches as mentioned
- Entertainment and adventure activities
- Boat ride
- Entrance fees
- Professional guidance.

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