Our rundown of Novi Sad's best shore excursions as Lonely Planet names the city in its Best in Travel list for 2019
You may have heard that Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2019 list includes the Serbian city of Novi Sad. Or perhaps you know that Novi Sad is set to be the European Capital of Culture 2021. Then again you know very little about this historic town on the Danube River. Luckily, Adriatic DMC has expert knowledge to share so that you can make the most of your group's time in this fascinating city.
Just like all other farmhouses in the village of Cenej, Brka’s farmstead is protected as part of Vojvodina’s heritage. Greeted by the matriarch of the house, who demonstrates how delicious traditional marmalade doughnuts are prepared, guests have the chance to prepare the sweet treat for themselves.
This excursion explores the heritage and traditions of Vojvodina, enjoying a traditional hearty Vojvodinian breakfast as well as watching an energetic performance by the local folklore ensemble accompanied by tamburica band.
Novi Sad became an important trading and manufacturing center, as well as a center of Serbian culture in the 17th century, earning the nickname of the Serbian Athens. Today, along with the capital city of Belgrade, Novi Sad is the industrial and financial center of the Serbian economy and during this 60-minute walk, guests will be able to feel the true spirit of this city.
Starting with Danube Park, guests see notable buildings such as the Cathedral, Bishop's Palace, the Novi Sad Theatre and the Synagogue. Built in the Hungarian secession style, combining Art Nouveau elements with ideas taken from the previously dominant Historicism style of architecture that was in fashion in the mid 19th century, the Synagogue is today used for many cultural events and guests will enjoy a private classical music concert as the icing on the cake to this tour.
On this 6 km long horseback ride, guests visit breathtaking viewpoints in the Fruska Gora National Park from where they're able to see Novi Sad and the Danube River. Upon return to the ranch, a vegetarian power snack will be served at the terrace or inside the ranch house.
Enjoy the best that nature has to offer and get away from urban life in an oasis of peace and calm close to the city, where guests feel like locals.
On a rocky cliff at the base of Fruska Gora is the site of today's Petrovaradin fortress, slowly built over 88 years in the 17th century by the Austro-Hungarians.
One of the most notable and well-preserved trademarks of Novi Sad, it became completely demilitarized and was proclaimed a historical monument in the mid-20th century. Today, it houses the Museum and Archive of Novi Sad, an astronomical observatory and planetarium. Guests learn all about the fortress' fascinating past and significant visitors.
Our guests visit Atelier 61 founded by Bosko Petrovic and Etelka Tobolka where they discover a fascinating part of Novi Sad's culture. Atelier 61 is the only tapestry art workshop in Serbia and one of the last in Europe that still produces restores and preserves tapestries. Guests will watch art in action during a demonstration with a tapestry maker and learn all about production techniques.
For more information about shore excursions in Danube River ports and land tour programs visiting Novi Sad, get in touch with the friendly and professional team at Adriatic DMC here.