St. george`s church, Topola & oplenac, King peter`s house, Karadjojrdje`s house, Royal winery with wine tasting, Traditional serbian lunch.
Weekend 3 days
Duration: 5 - 7 hours
Price: 49 euros
Reservation : a day earlier
Minimum : 2 person
Price : Price is per person, payable in RSD at the exchange rate of the Bank Intesa
Children 2 – 12 years : 50% discount
Transpor to and from the apartment : available at extra charge of 5 euros per person
Guidance: Serbian and English (other languages on request)
The tours are not organized : New Year, Christmas, Easter and public holidays
Our tour starts from Studentski Trg. We are heading towards Topola, a small town in the central Serbian province of Šumadija. An hour and a half of drive we’ll spend enjoying the beautiful landscapes and hear stories about the Serbian struggle for independence from the Ottomans at the beginning of 19th century and the history of the royal dynasty of Karadjordjević.
We reach Topola, where we will visit the Karadjordje’s Konak and old church, a place where Djordje Petrović -Karadjordje, one of the greatest characters in Serbian history, lived and from where he started the First Serbian Uprising, a war against the Ottoman invaders. We are climbing to the Oplenac hill, a beautiful green area covered with wood, where on the highest point a Royal endowment the St. George church is situated.
At the beginning of 20th century, the church was built as a house of prayer and a mausoleum – a resting place for all the members of the Serbian ( later Yugoslav ) Royal family of Karadjordjevic. A tall and elegant, Byzantine style five dome church is completely covered with white marble from Venčac, a mine in the vicinity of Topola. But, what leaves you breathless is not the church appearance but its interior. A spectacle of colours and light, lavishly decorated marble floors and coloured glass mosaics with the gold plate on the walls. A surface of 3 500m2 is covered with more than 40 million peace of mosaics, in more than 15 000 shades of different colours representing the largest gallery of copies of Serbian medieval fresco paintings in one place. In a left and right wing of the church two of the most prominent members of the Royal family are buried: Karadjordje himself, as a founder of the family and King Petar I, as a first crowned ruler.
Under the church, in a crypt decorated in the same manner, 40 tombs of the members of the Royal dynasty of Karadjordjevic are situated.
Next, we visit the small museum next to the church; wich shows an invaluable collection of the Royal regalias and personal belongings of the members of the Royal family. After a free time for walking among the wood and park around the church, we’ll visit the Royal vineyards and old cellar, where we shall see how the production of the vine used to look, and we’ll have a chance to see some of the old equipment utilised in that process.
Before we leave Topola and Oplenac, we’ll make a stop at restaurant Vožd, where we’ll have a lunch made out of typical Serbian dishes.
After we have fed our eyes and souls with beauty and our stomachs with good food, we are heading back to Belgrade.
Enjoy the comfort of a private Royal Dynasty tour and discover it in your rhythm. Choose the 5 hour long Royal Dynasty tour and see the most important sights of the area. Flexible routes according to your wishes. Individually tailored sightseeing tour.
PRICE: 75 EUR per person *pick-up and drop-off included
AVAILIBILITY: any time