TOPOLA–OPLENAC

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Trip Theme: Karađorđević Dynasty, Cultural Heritage, Wine Tasting
Departure: Belgrade

 

    • Trip to the town of Topola on the slopes of the hill Oplenac, 70 km from Belgrade. The town was established by Karageorge Petrovic, the leader of the First Serbian Uprising and the founder of the royal dynasty
    • Excursion starts at the hill Oplenac, the national memorial park where The Church of St. George stands in all its magnificence and beauty.
      The church is built in Serbian-Byzantine style (1910 – 1930), as the foundation of the King Petre I who was the grandson of Karageorge. The interior decoration of the church is made in mosaic of 700 compositions that represent copies of the most beautiful frescoes from over 60 Serbian monasteries. The mosaic itself is made from more than 60 million glass cubes, while some of them are covered in gold. The Oplenac church is the crypt of 18 members of Karageorgevich dynasty. In the Oplenac park is situated the summer house of King Peter – The Peter’s House, a museum dedicated to the Royal family, also as The Winegrower’s House, a museum with its main attraction, the exhibition of the oldest barrels from the royal cellar.
    • Excursion continues to the town of Aranđelovac for a visit to the park of Bukovčika Banja spa with its famous sculpture exposition.
    • Wine tasting and lunch at one of the local wine cellars.
  • Included
    Foreign-language tour guide, transfer

    Not included
    Lunch and wine tasting, museum tickets, additional visits, personal expenses

     

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