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A Day Trip: Wine Tasting in Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci

Just a short hop from Belgrade, you’ll find two charming towns that offer a glimpse into the best of Serbian culture and heritage: Novi Sad, with its youthful vibe and rich cultural heritage, and Sremski Karlovci, a picturesque Baroque town renowned for its wine production.

Novi Sad: A City with Soul

  • Petrovaradin Fortress: This majestic 18th-century fortress offers stunning views of the city and the Danube River. Visitors can explore its labyrinthine tunnels, historical exhibits, and iconic clock tower, which has become a symbol of Novi Sad.
  • Liberty Square: This bustling hub is surrounded by stunning architecture, including the Name of Mary Church and the Bishop’s Palace. Soak up the lively atmosphere as you stroll through the square, people-watch, and enjoy a coffee or snack at one of the many cafes and restaurants.
  • Dunavska Street: This charming street is lined with shops, cafes, and restaurants, making it the perfect place to people-watch and savor the city’s vibe. Be sure to stop by Dunavski Park, a popular spot for locals and visitors alike to relax and enjoy the riverfront views.

Sremski Karlovci: A Wine Lover’s Paradise

  • Wine Cellars: Indulge your taste buds at one of the town’s many historic wine cellars, some of which date back centuries. Be sure to sample Bermet, a unique and aromatic dessert wine that is a specialty of the region.
  • Four Lions Fountain: Toss a coin into this iconic fountain and make a wish for your return to Sremski Karlovci. According to legend, if you drink from all four lion heads, you’re sure to come back someday.
  • Theological Seminary: This historic institution, founded in the 18th century, is renowned for its beautiful library and the Karlovci Gymnasium. Step inside to admire the library’s impressive collection of books and manuscripts, and learn about the seminary’s rich history.
  • Chapel of Peace: Pay your respects at this architectural gem and site of historical importance. The Chapel of Peace is where the Treaty of Karlowitz was signed in 1699, marking the end of the Great Turkish War.

Beyond the Highlights

If you have time, here are a few additional activities you can enjoy in Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci:

  • Visit the Serbian National Theatre: This beautiful theater is home to a variety of performances throughout the year, including opera, ballet, and drama.
  • Explore the Fruska Gora National Park: This national park is located just a short drive from Sremski Karlovci and offers stunning scenery, hiking trails, and historic monasteries.
  • Take a boat cruise on the Danube River: Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along the Danube River and admire the picturesque views of Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci from a different perspective.
  • Sample the local cuisine: Both Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci offer a variety of restaurants serving traditional Serbian cuisine. Be sure to try some of the local favorites, such as sarma (stuffed cabbage rolls), ćevapi (grilled sausages), and pljeskavica (meat patty).

Why a Day Trip is the Best Way to Experience Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci

A day trip from Belgrade is the perfect way to experience the best of Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci without the hassle of planning your own travel and accommodation. Day trips typically include transportation, guided tours of the main attractions, and sometimes even a wine tasting in Sremski Karlovci.

Book Your Day Trip Today

Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a wine lover, or simply someone who appreciates the charm of picturesque towns, a day trip to Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci is an experience you won’t want to miss.

As you explore Novi Sad’s historic streets and savor the wines of Sremski Karlovci, you’ll create memories that will stay with you long after your return to Belgrade. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the best of Serbian culture and heritage in these captivating destinations.

You won’t be disappointed!

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