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We made these short trips that you can create your trip like a puzzle. Your journey can be 1 or more day, it ‘s up to you.
Depending on your preferences, accommodation can be provided either in 3 or 4-star hotels, or in private boarding houses with hosts who have star-rated accommodation and who have been trained to European standards.
All of these villages are two hours at most from Belgrade, and on average are around a 45-minute drive between them. The price of these programmes (for group about 20 people, with coach transport, guide, full board and rich itinerary), depending on the category and type of accommodation, comes to between 50 and 100 euro per day.

So, if your clients are looking for a unique experience, if they want to meet local people still living in the village environment, learn first-hand about different cultures, traditions, and old crafts and skills, and enjoy different, almost forgotten culinary specialities along the way, then they have a warm welcome in Vojvodina and the Danube region.

Vojvodina - map of villages

Novi Sad - Petrovaradin fortress monastery on Fruška Gora monastery on Fruška Gora
Novi Sad – Sremski Karlovci – the monasteries of Fruška Gora (full day)
We begin this day in Novi Sad, the capital of Vojvodina. Tour of the city and its streets: Zmaj Jovina street, the main pedestrian area, Name of Mary Church, Patriarch’s Palace, Orthodox Cathedral Church and Petrovaradin Fortress. Travel to Sremski Karlovci, a small baroque town, the seat of the Srem Eparchy. This town is located at the foot of the Fruška Gora hills and first-class wine is produced here. Wine-tasting will be part of the tour, in one of the wine cellars. Fruška Gora abounds in Orthodox Christian monasteries – 16 of them. We visit one of the most important, Krušedol, that has existed for more than 500 years. In a small hamlet close to Novi Sad we will have lunch at a traditional house.

Carska bara Belo Blato Belo Blato
1.Ečka – Carska Bara - Belo Blato (full day)
This day is devoted to touring sites important for culture and nature. First we will visit the manor-house at Ečka. This house was built by the Lazar family, in the English style. Today it has been converted into a hotel and is a real oasis for travellers. We continue to the Carska Bara nature reserve, habitat to a great number of different bird species, including eight types of heron, White-Tailed Eagle and Bee-Eaters. We take a ride on the lake by boat. We then head for the most multicultural village in Vojvodina – Belo Blato. There are more than twenty nationalities living in this village, the most numerous being Slovaks, Hungarians, Bulgarians and Serbs. We are welcomed at a traditional house by the local folk-dance troupe, made up of members from most of the ethnic communities. We enjoy a colourful programme and varied cuisine as we enjoy our time spent with the people of this poor village who live in harmony and tolerance together, eking out a modest existence in the unfertile soil. Visit to one Hungarian and one Slovak household. Lunch at a farmstead with a mini-zoo housing some interesting species of domesticated animals. We visit the reed workshop, where we see products being made from reed, and the 19th-century windmill in the yard.

Orlovat church Tomasevac Botos
1.1.Orlovat –Tomaševac – Botoš (full day)
A tour of villages which were once on the boundary of two empires, and whose inhabitants were known as Militari – frontiersmen (mostly Serbs). The village of Orlovat is the birthplace of Serbian painter Uroš Predić. A visit to a traditional house where some of his drawings can be seen, and the church which he painted. Followed by a visit to a contemporary artist, and time to enjoy the pleasant surroundings on the banks of the river Tamiš. Departure for Tomaševac. Introduction to the game of šore, a predecessor of American football, which the locals say Mihailo Pupin (the famous Serb-American scientist who originated from the village of Idvor) took from the pastures of Banat to that faraway land. Ride by horse-drawn špediter to the local pastures and canal. Lunch in the yard of one of the authentic houses here which still stand firm against the march of time. A typical lunch in the Banat region looks like this: goose, duck and beef soup, rinflajš (boiled meat) with boiled potato and carrots, green dill sauce, red tomato sauce and an extremely tasty sour cherry sauce, meat fried in breadcrumbs and rice, cottage cheese with hot peppers and chard, home-made sour cherry juice, mulberry rakija (brandy) and currant wine, and banat strudel with poppy seeds and plum dumplings. Journey continues to Botoš, where we are welcomed by the sounds of the gajde – an instrument similar to the traditional Scottish bagpipes. 

Idvor Jabuka Jabuka
1.2.Idvor – Kovačica – Jabuka (half day – full day)
Visit to the village of Idvor, birthplace of the internationally renowned scientist Mihailo Pupin. Schooled in Prague, a student and later professor at Columbia University in the US. He was also president of the New York Academy of Sciences, president of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, member of the French Academy of Sciences, the Serbian Royal Academy and honorary doctor at 18 universities. He conducted research and registered patents in the area of wireless telegraphy and telephony, and later in radiology. He also made major contributions to the development of electrical engineering. His most important patent was the Pupin Coil, used in long-distance telephony.  He was also the recipient of a Pulitzer prize for his autobiography From Immigrant to Inventor. The journey continues to Kovačica, a village known the world over for its naïve artists. Their themes can be seen on UNICEF’s Christmas cards. A visit to an art gallery and an artist's studio. Lunch in a village restaurant. If wished, rest and relaxation in the hotel Relax in Kovačica, or the trip can continue on to the village of Jabuka, unusual for its population of immigrants from Macedonia, who live here together with Serbs and another 14 different nationalities.  What is striking is that all the people of the village go to a single church – a Romanian Orthodox church.

Skorenovac Deliblato Deliblato
2.Skorenovac – Deliblato or a trip on the Danube (full day)
Departure for Skorenovac, accommodation at the homestead of the Erne family, which includes a restaurant with beautiful yard and traditional oven for preparing specialities "under the sač" (a traditional iron pan) and a souvenir shop where products made by the hard-working women and craftsmen of this village can be bought. Dinner in the pleasant surroundings of this village. 
For the benefit of tourists, the people of Skorenovac have created an opulent traditional house with items from their history, as well as a yard with firefighting vehicles from 1891, where local singing groups also place their talents on display. In Skorenovac you will also meet the Serbian army colonel who famously shot down the “invisible” F-117 stealth fighter during the 1999 bombing campaign. You can pop into his bakery for some hot bread. In the afternoon we recommend a boat ride on the Danube, or a visit to the Deliblato Sands, where you can walk through the last such sandy terrain in Europe. Visit to the village of Deliblato. Boat ride on the lake located in the middle of the one-time “European Sahara”. 

Smederevo Grocka
2.1.Smederevo – Grocka (Belgrade) (half day)
If wished, a visit can also be made to the fortress in Smederevo, which was the Serbian capital prior to its fall into the hands of the Turks in 1459. Then we depart for Grocka, a Belgrade suburb which still preserves architecture from the period of Turkish rule. A visit to Rančić’s House, which will take you back to a time two or three hundred years ago. The yard of this house can be the venue for tasting of culinary specialities, a rich cultural programme and workshops where traditional crafts can be learned.

Cesko selo Bela Crkva Vrsac

2.2./13.1.Stara Palanka – Češko Selo  – Bela Crkva – Vršac (full day)

Departure for Stara Palanka, a small fishing village on the Danube, and a ride across the Danube by raft-ferry, or by boat on Labudovo Okno, a large bird sanctuary. Journey continues to Češko Selo with its population of just 36. They are Czechs who settled in this area in order to guard the border between the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Ottoman Empire. The small museum guards the memories of the history of this people, of whom there are a total of 1100 in Serbia today. Tour of this small village and a visit to the Catholic church.  Lunch includes traditional culinary specialities. We continue our journey to the lakes of Bela Crkva. Break for coffee at one of them, and then a tour of the town of Bela Crkva. Visit to the town museum, the oldest in Vojvodina. In the town, besides the Orthodox and Catholic Churches, there is a Romanian church and a Russian church. Followed by a visit to a panoramic viewpoint above the town, from where a marvellous view extends towards the Carpathians, the Danube and the river Nera. We then journey on to Vršac.

Backi Monostor Backi Monostor Backi Monostor
3.Bački Monoštor (half day – full day)
On the second day of our trip we tour Bački Monoštor. You will be met at a traditional house by your hosts, attired in the folk costume of the Šokci people, who will present their music and folk dance. Walnut liquer and elderflower juice tasting. We then walk a little further to the Catholic church where we have an opportunity to enjoy the divine voices of the local church choir. We continue our tour of Monoštor by bicycle and visit a boat-builder’s and then a blacksmith’s workshop. Then we take a ride to the dock where we board small boats and cruise one of the many river arms surrounding this village. The boats will also be our transport to the spot where we will have lunch. Fish paprikash and smoked bream will be on the menu – specialities of Monoštor.

Sombor Sombor Sombor
3.1.Sombor – the Sombor farmsteads (half day – full day)
During the morning, the plan is to tour Sombor, a town famous for its coaches and horses, numerous painters and other artists, and the traditional salaš farmsteads in the town’s surrounding area. Tour of the town’s museums, city hall in which there is a large painting of the Battle of Senta, Ćelavi Trg (the "Bald Square”) and the galleries of artists Milan Konjović and Sava Stojkov.  Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, a visit to a nearby salaš (farmstead), where we will taste homemade rakija (brandy) and enjoy homemade food and tamburica music. Accommodation is in Sombor or Apatin in 3 and 4-star hotels, or in private accommodation in Bački Monoštor.

3.2.Bezdan (and Sombor) (3 hours - half day)
Trip to Bezdan, with a stop along the way at one of Sombor’s traditional salaš farmsteads where we will taste several types of homemade rakija brandy, including a mulberry rakija. Arrival in Bezdan. We are welcomed by representatives of the local tourist society, a member of our cluster, followed by a welcome to a traditional house in which there are numerous conserved old items from the houses and yards of this part of Serbia. We will have a chance to learn about how the majority Hungarian population of this village coexists with the other 16 nationalities that live here. Visit to a textile mill in which you can see 18 huge wooden looms which are used to hand-make items from high quality silk textile just as they were more than a century ago. Today this textile factory is the only workshop of its kind in the whole of Europe, and every item produced in it is one-of-a-kind. Visit to the lock on the Veliki Bački Canal (the Danube-Tisa-Danube canal) dating back to 1856, and a visit to the museum of underwater concrete. If wished by the group, a break at a country house on one of the numerous arms of the Danube. Preparing a meal together, either “under the sač“ (a large traditional iron pan) or fish on the talandara (a large frying surface improvised using a plough disc blade). This day can also be organised with a shorter stay in Bezdan and a tour of Sombor added. Accommodation is in Sombor or Apatin in 3 and 4-star hotels, or in private accommodation in Bački Monoštor.

3.3./7.1. Telečka – Stara Moravica – Panonija (full day)
Visit to Telečka, a small Hungarian village in which we will visit no less than three museums: the museum of clocks and antiques, the tobacco museum and the museum of the blacksmith’s craft. Then we travel to Stara Moravica, whose inhabitants are Hungarians, but trace their ancestry back to the Cumans, the descendants of the Kazakhs (the closest relations today are the Kazakhstanis). Visit to a church (these Hungarians are not Catholics but Calvinists) and meeting the locals, with folk dancing and tasting mutton paprikash. Depending on the amount of free time, we can also visit an orchard and taste the rakija brandy made by one of the best-known rakija distillers in this area. Departure for the Panonija village (overnight stay in a 3-star hotel can be arranged). Walk through the 10-hectare park (where a treasure-hunt can be organised, or other similar activity) then dinner with a folk theme at the manor house (Serbian folk dancing, with dances from all over the Balkans).

3.4./7.2. Svilojevo – Banja Junaković – Kupusina (full day)
Departure for Svilojevo and a visit to the old school there. This school also comprises a traditional house that represents a typical household of the Hungarians of this region. This is followed by a visit to an interesting homestead where we will take a break whilst sampling some Hungarian specialities, enjoying traditional Hungarian folk dancing and meeting the inhabitants of this village. The afternoon is free for leisure-time at the Banja Junaković spa or a visit to the Hungarian village of Kupusina. Meeting the locals at a traditional house and, if wished, a bike ride in the nature reserve on a photo safari, with an optional boat ride.

4.Srem Wine Country
Rakovac – Banoštor (7-8 hours)
During the morning we depart on a tour of Srem wine country. A visit to Rakovac monastery, one of Fruška Gora's 16 monasteries. Followed by a visit to a recently-opened winemakers with its excellent Chardonnay and Italian Riesling wines. Journey continues to the village of Banoštor. Our hosts await us in front of the info centre and souvenir shop with tasty local cakes. Banoštor lies at the foot of the Fruška Gora hills, right on the banks of the Danube, and an enjoyable ride on the Danube by raft-ferry is just the thing to relax and prepare our guests to enjoy some wines. Arrival at the Šijački winemakers to taste their wines. We also visit another winery and then to Majkina Radionica (“Mother’s Workshop”) where we will try some specialities of Srem and travel in the Srem time-machine through the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s to learn about the old craft of trukanje, a kind of needlework. The women from this house continue the tradition of their ancestors. Meeting the oldest inhabitant of the village at the church. For lunch, lupani ćevap (a local grilled meat dish) or fish specialities in a riverside restaurant by the Danube.

5.Golubinci – Stari Slankamen (half day - full day)
We begin the day in Golubinci, a small village in Srem, where Serbs, Croats and Roma live side by side. Visitors will get to experience a true wedding-style celebration, with the tourists taking on the role of the bride's wedding guests known as krtana, in accordance with the custom of the Croats from the Dalmatian hinterland who settled this village. Tour of one of the numerous kotobanja – traditional granaries for storing maize, each of which is a masterpiece of traditional architecture.  Tour of the renovated Šlos manor house. Then a visit to a traditional house with its unusual exhibits from all over the former Yugoslavia.
We continue our journey to Stari Slankamen, where a sea of vineyards conceals a monument to the Battle of Slankamen in 1691 which ended the Great Turkish War, as well as the remains of the Roman fortress Acimincum, from which there is an unforgettable view of the Danube. Boat trip on the Danube and lunch (we recommend the fish specialities) at a riverside restaurant.

5.1./10.1./0. Čortanovci and off-road on Fruška Gora (4-5 hours)
A day for lovers of adventure and the great outdoors. Arrival at the Čortanovci woodlands on the banks of the Danube. Welcome with rakija (or home-made juices). Boarding Second World War 4x4 vehicles and a ride in the Fruška Gora hills. A visit to the tower bombed by NATO in 1999 and then an off-road ride through the forest, through dry stream beds, first climbing and then descending to Grgeteg monastery. Visit to the monastery and then on the way back a visit to a natural spring and a Roman-era site. Return to starting-point and lunch in an improvised wood cabin, enjoying fresh fish specialities prepared on a talandara (a grill pan improvised from a plough disc-blade), with local wine and a view of sunset over the Danube.

6. Kovilj (half day)
Arrival in Kovilj, a typical Vojvodina village that has preserved its look from times gone by. The population is majority Serb but there are also Hungarians, Roma, Czechs, Croats, Bunjevci, Macedonians, Rusyns and Slovaks. We visit Kovilj monastery, which according to tradition was founded by Saint Sava in the 13th century as a testimony to the peace between the Serbs and the Hungarians. The monks of the monastery are known for their spiritual activities but also in recent years for their production of honey, rakija, cheese, ajvar (tomato and pepper preserve), icon-painting and for their choir. At the “Do Kraja Sveta” wine-cellar you will taste first-class wines, including those stored in barrels made of French walnut. Visit to a home where the once-typical Vojvodina mulberry rakija (nowadays increasingly hard to find) is still produced.  Lunch in the special nature reserve in the unusual ambience of the local bohemian riverside restaurant, known far and wide, which is called “Na Kraj Sveta” (“At the End of the Earth”).

7. Stapar (3 hours – half day)
Travel to Stapar in the morning. The people of Stapar are mostly of Serb nationality, settled here from old Wallachia half a millenium ago. You will be welcomed by your cheerful hosts with some hearty food, mulberry rakija, traditional listara pie, and the sounds of the harmonica. Besides good food, the main tourist attraction of Stapar is its horses and horse-drawn carriages. Carriages known as fijaker take us to tour a school with an interesting traditional display, a church with exceptional stained glass, several village households where 19th-century barns can be seen (there are some 50 in the village), cattle herds, a fishery and corn cribs full of corn.  The best listara (a pie made of many thin layers of hand-made pastry with raisins and walnuts) is made and eaten in Stapar, while a favourite of guests is the famous yellow svečarska soup and mutton paprikash. Ham is eaten in this village when there is nothing else. All this will be found on our dining table at lunchtime.
There is also a chance to enjoy the idyllic village atmosphere at a special homestead that has a small lake, beautiful garden and interesting plantations of different trees where we have the opportunity to watch folk-dancing and enjoy the peace of village life with the locals. Accommodation in Sombor,  Apatin or the Banja Junaković spa.

8.Turija (2 hours till full day with activities)
Arrival in Turija during the morning. Welcome at the hotel with traditional Serbia pogača loaf and salt. Odlazak (fijakerima) do etno kuće.Departure (by coach and horses) to a traditional village house. Short folk dance programme and a chance to learn the Serbian kolo dance. Then a visit to the village church followed by a ride in small boats to a riverside restaurant. Light lunch with fresh fish specialities. This is followed by a tour of a homestead in the village, with its modern agricultural machinery. Optional: Tractor ride to the fields and a demonstration drive of a combine harvester worth almost half a million euro, or a Pannonian Treasure hunt, where we divide the group into one riding horses and the other bicycles, in search of treasure using maps and riddles to be solved. Return to the hotel to rest. Evening, optional: shooting clay pigeons, playing Preference or preparing goulash together.

8.1. Fantast – Biserno Ostrvo – Čenej (full day)
We begin this day with a tour of the Fantast manor house in Bečej, which belonged to one of the best-known Serbian pre-war landowners, Bogdan Dunđerski. Here you will also find one of the best-known Serbian stables, and we will also visit the little church painted by one of the most famous Serbian painters, Uroš Predić. We continue to Biserno Ostrvo (Pearl Island), known for the famous Krokan wine which is cultivated there. Wine-tasting in the vineyard. Late lunch at the Salaš 137 farmstead at Čenej, close to Novi Sad. Traditional Vojvodina “slow food”, served to the music of the tamburica, rounds this day off. Return to Turija, night at the salaš or in Novi Sad, as preferred.

8.2/13.1. Kulpin – Bački Petrovac  – Čelarevo – Futog (full day)
Departure for Kulpin and a visit to the agricultural machinery museum. Followed by departure for Bački Petrovac (which has a majority Slovak population) and a visit to the Slovak national museum, and then to the “Ahoj” traditional house. Within the “Ahoj” traditional centre a craft school has been established where, under the watchful eye of a master craftsman you can have your own try at making a souvenir that you will then take home with you. Tasting of Slovak kulen (homemade spicy sausage), with stewed fruit compote as a salad and other traditional home-made specialities. We continue our tour with the gallery of painter Urbanček who, after spending his working life in America, returned to continue his artistic endeavours in Petrovac. His works display motifs from the life of Slovaks in Vojvodina. He does not sell his pictures, rather they are his gift to this village. Departure to Čelarevo and a visit to the brewery and beer museum, followed by an encounter with the folk dance and traditional dress preserved by Serbs who were brought to this village by the war in Bosnia in the 1990s. We continue the journey to the village of Futog, whose chief trademark is cabbage. Late lunch, with tasting of numerous specialities made from cabbage, both traditional and modern. 

9. Krčedin (3 hours)
Arrival in Krčedin at a homestead converted into an authentic restaurant, where our hosts await us with traditional dishes from Srem and tamburica music. Presentation of traditional skills and handicrafts of the Serb, Slovak and Roma women of this village, as well as a presentation of Gypsy dance. Tasting of Fruška Gora wines in the wine-house of this homestead-cum-restaurant.

10. Tavankut (3 hours or full day with activities)
This day begins with a tour of Donji Tavankut. Tavankut is a village whose majority population is composed of Bunjevci and Bunjevci Croat people. Besides producing fruit and agricultural products, this village’s trademark are the slamarka - pictures made of straw using a unique technique, which are created by the women of this village. In Tavankut you become acquainted with their characteristic way of speaking, but also the richness of Bunjevci traditional creativity – their dress, songs, storytelling, dances, straw-weaving and folk customs. If we tour this area in summer during threshing season, we can join in the celebration of the Dužijanca. The Dužijanca is a celebration of the end of the harvest, which has been celebrated publicly for a full century and with great occasion in the north of the Bačka region. The ancient custom of gratitude to God for the fruits of the earth and especially for the wheat harvest has been shaped by the Bunjevci Croats of Bačka into a beautiful, festive and dignified event, which is captivating in its beauty, wealth, joy, love and deep spirituality. The school in Tavankut organises presentations of customs and traditions, but also provides entertainment for children. A late lunch or dinner will be served at one of the nearby salaš farmsteads, which have retained their authentic look and where there is also the option to organise the preparation of winter preserves or doughnuts, or workshops where participants can create straw pictures. Transport to the salaš is in horse-drawn carriages. The stay in Tavankut can last from three hours to a entire day.

10.1. Subotica and Palić (full day)
The first day features a visit to Subotica, a city in the very north of Vojvodina. The city was settled by Hungarian feudal lords who fled to these parts before the encroaching Turkish armies. This area was settled by Bunjevci and Serbs, and afterwards Hungarians. A walk through the city centre and tour of the City Hall, Synagogue and the Rajhl and its modern art gallery.  We continue to Lake Palić, a renowned holiday resort and picnic area. In times gone by this was a fashionable place to live for the landed gentry.  We stop for coffee or tea in these pleasant surroundings. Lunch can be at the lake in the Gradska Gostionica restaurant or at one of the nearby farmsteads. 15 minutes' drive from Palić will also take us to lunch at the Vinski Dvor restaurant or a famous stables. Enjoy the culinary specialities of this region – a mixture of Serbian, Hungarian and Bunjevci cuisine.

11.Velebit  (2 hours) and Totovo Selo (1-3 hours)
Visit to a village bearing the name of a great mountain in Croatia. The people of that region left for America but were called by the Serbian king to come and defend Serbia in the First World War. They returned, fought in the war, were victorious and stayed to settle this endlessly flat land. Despite having all the modern conveniences the people here still live a traditional lifestyle, practicing the prelo (communal work drives), cooking “under the sač” (a traditional iron pan) and maintaining respect for their spiritual values. Your hosts await you with pogača (home-made bread) and salt and a table laden with tasty dishes cooked under the sač. We continue our journey to Totovo Selo. Learn about the culture of the Hungarian people through the items preserved in a traditional house, where we will sample local specialities and listen to Hungarian music. Afterwards we will visit a school in which there is an exhibition of the handiwork of women from this village. 

12.Vršac – Gudurica (min 6 hours)
We begin our tour in Vršac, a beautiful town on the border with Romania. Tour of the Catholic and Orthodox churches, and then the Patriarch’s Palace. A walk through this beautiful, little baroque town and then a visit to the Apoteka na Stepenicama (“Pharmacy on the Steps”), comprising the old pharmacy and a gallery of paintings by Paja Jovanović, one of Serbia’s most famous artists. In the afternoon, we go on a trip via the “wine road” to Gudurica, a village in which Serbs and a great number of Slovenes, Macedonians, Roma and Romanians live, as well as one Turk (an old cake-shop owner) and a French woman who moved here having fallen in love with this part of the world. All the people of this village go to a single church, the Greek Catholic Church in which both Orthodox and Catholic saints are observed. Tour of several wine cellars, with tasting and dinner (we recommend the hunter's goulash) in one of them, alongside the sound of the tamburica.

13. Selenča
Morning departure for Selenča. 250 years ago, Slovaks were settled in this village in the municipality of Bač, and today they are the majority here. Richly embroidered costume and layer upon layer of dresses are something by which Slovak women can easily be recognised, but only Selenča has preserved the custom of the parta, a special headress worn by the bride before her wedding. As part of the programme, you will have a chance to enjoy the traditional “dressing of the bride”. Today Selenča is known for its healthy, organic food production, and our visitors have a chance to visit the factory floor of the Slovan company and see their modern facility with refrigeration units and fruit selection equipment. We visit a household where numerous exhibits from the past are preserved, especially folk costumes and bridal accessories. Then there is an opportunity to watch a demonstration of broom-making and of items being made from hemp. We can also organise, if desired, a fun activity where we dress the ladies in layers and layers of Slovak skirts, as is the custom here, while the men can brave a shave by an old-style barber.
In the well-tended garden we have a presentation of the folk-dance and music of the village, with tasting of wine and rakija. During lunch, visitors will have the opportunity to try Slovak specialities, including those best known – kulen (home-made spicy sausage) and stewed fruit compote, with a full organic lunch also an option.

13.2.Deronje – Bač – Bačko Novo Selo – Karađorđevo (full day)
The day’s itinerary begins in Deronje. Tour of two Roma settlements in this village: one is a true Gypsy settlement, with small, poor houses, while the other is home to Roma tamburica-players. Roma who are lucky enough to have musical talent live very well in Vojvodina as they are highly valued and there are few weddings that do not feature Gypsy tamburica players. That is why the houses in their village are large and opulent. Tour of some Roma households if desired. Afterwards, tour of an art gallery containing works from an artists‘ colony, and a traditional house offering an opportunity to rest and dine on homemade specialities. Journey continues towards Bač and a visit to the early 14th-century fortress, the oldest fortress in Vojvodina, and the Fransciscan monastery. Lunch is in Bačko Novo Selo, in a restaurant on the banks of the Danube. On the way back we visit Karađorđevo, the famed hunting-grounds of the former president of Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito. Tour of the stables and coach-ride through the hunting grounds if wished.

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