From Belgrade: Medieval Monasteries and Resava Cave Tour

4.8 / 5

16 reviews

From Belgrade: Medieval Monasteries and Resava Cave Tour

From $84.76 per person

On this tour, enjoy a complete Eastern Serbia experience. Get to know everything about the area on this 9-hours tour with live, professional guiding, in a small group and with an air-conditioned vehicle.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Your accommodation
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit famous Ravanica and Manasija orthodox monasteries
  • Learn about enormous cultural and historical legacy of the area
  • Hear the stories about the turbulent history of Serbia
  • Explore the 80-million-year old Resava Cave
  • Enjoy a traditional Serbian lunch
Full description
Your tour starts from your accommodation, where your guide will pick you up. Head towards Pomoravlje District, known as the center of the last Serbian Medieval Kingdom, where monasteries still have enormous cultural and historical legacy and wealth. Your first stop is Ravanica monastery. It was the endowment of Prince Lazar built during the period between 1375 and 1377, with its frescoes painted in the years preceding the Battle of Kosovo. Due to its architectural and artistic features, the Ravanica church can be called the birthplace of the new artistic movement called the Morava school. Continue your ride to Manasija monastery.  Manasija monastery is one of the last monuments to Serbian medieval culture, raised by Despot Stefan Lazarević, son of Prince Lazar. The construction of the church, an extravagant fortification and large refectory lasted from 1406 to 1418. The Church of the Holy Trinity, which is part of the monastery, is considered a prime example of Morava architecture. Also marvel at the frescoes in Manasija, together with those in Kalenić, which are the most beautiful of the Morava properties and are considered among the best in old Serbian art in general.  After this extraordinary experience, you will visit the Resava cave, one of the oldest in Serbia. The interior of the cave consists of numerous and varied halls, channels, galleries, columns, stalactites, stalagmites, draperies and flowstone waterfalls. Further on, you will enjoy a traditional Serbian lunch in a unique atmosphere, in a restaurant directly below the waterfall. After an unforgettable day, you will head back to Belgrade.
Includes
  • Small group tour (up to 8 persons)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or private car
  • Professional guide
  • Guided tour in Ravanica Monastery
  • Guided tour in Manasija Monastery
  • Traditional lunch (€10 per person)
  • Entrance fee for Resava Cave (300 Serbian dinar per person)
Not suitable for
  • People with claustrophobia
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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  • Remember to bring a jacket, it gets cold in the cave even during summer months
  • The tour operator never cancels the tours, however, if you are the only person on the tour, a supplement of 50% will be applied. You will be informed at least 24 hours before the trip if you are the only guest on the tour, and you will be offered a choice between canceling the tour with no fees applied, or paying the supplement of 50% of the price
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5
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My tour was changed to a private tour as I was the only one who booked the tour for the day. My guide Jelica and driver Milos were very professional and made it feel like a real experience. The time spent at each place was more than enough. Really a recommend tour to do when visiting Belgrade.

October 28, 2019

Varied and interesting

Very good communication before the pick-up. Collected on time in a clean, well maintained vehicle. The guide was very professional - he spoke English very well indeed. He was informative, but in a relaxed and conversational - as opposed to lecture-like - manner. The tour went through lots of countryside that one otherwise could not have got to. It also went through a number of villages/small towns, giving one some insight in to local living conditions - which in many places did not look luxurious. The monasteries were really impressive - especially the extensive and perfectly intact medieval fortress around Manasija monastery - one of the best building complexes that I have seen. The cave system was really good - reasonably extensive, on two layers. We and the guide were the only people in the caves - which, by the way, were well presented. We stopped for a meal in a nice "locals" restaurant en route back to Belgrade - excellent food (and service) at very good prices.

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March 28, 2018

Very good

Our guide who is Alexzander was very good. Informative and patient

August 18, 2019

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