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Guča trumpet festival, also known as the Dragačevski sabor trubača (Serbian), is an annual brass band festival in the town of Guča, near Čačak city in Dragačevo, region of western Serbia. Guča is a three-hour car journey from Belgrade. Half million visitors from Serbia and the world come to the town of 2,000 citizens each August. Elimination heats earlier in the year mean only a few dozen bands get to compete. That events features previous winners, each bands getting to play three tunes while folk dancers, all kitted out in bright knitting patterns, dance kolo and oro in front of a hyped-up audience.
Belgrade with its turbulent, war-torn past is like a phoenix rising from the ashes to become one of today’s hottest European capitals. Belgrade, home to two million people, is a pretty city sitting at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers. You’ll want to walk along the river banks, perhaps stopping for a drink or meal at a riverboat that’s been converted to a restaurant before visiting the attractions in Belgrade. The Serbian capital is fast becoming known as a center for international festivals; hosting more than 100 a year, for sure there will be one going on whenever you visit.
Skadarlija street was once known as a home of bohemians, usually artists, journalists, writers and musicians that were going to Skadarlija to enjoy the best drinks and tavern atmosphere, where they could talk about the latest events and politics. Today Skadarlija is filled with young people that want to experience the spirit of Belgrade and enjoy Skadarlija’s legendary live old-town bands. Known for the beautiful promenade, famous traditional Belgrade taverns and restaurants, and as a place where the true history of Belgrade can be felt, Skadarlija is a Belgrade attraction like none other.
The Victor of Kalemegdan built to commemorate Serbia’s victory over the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Empire during the Balkan and First World Wars, this 14 meter high monument is the city’s most recognizable landmark and famous Belgrade attraction located at the famous Belgrade Fortress. This place is always crowded with tourists Belgrade natives, partly because of the breathtaking view of the two rivers of Belgrade, and the beauty of this landmark as part of the historic Belgrade Fortress. If you ever find yourself in Belgrade, it will be hard to miss such an extraordinary monument
Day 1 Belgrade
Arrival in Belgrade airport. Transfer… In the evening Optional: Dinner in Skadarlija. Overnight.
Day 2 Belgrade – Oplenac – Guca – Kragujevac
Breakfast. Check out of the hotel and departure for Oplenac. Sightseeing Belgrade: Saint Sava Temple, Parliament, Kalemegdan fortress, Knez Mihajlova Street,.. Continue to Topola – A tour around the old city center in Topola: Mausoleum of Serbian royal family at Oplenac. Departure to Kragujevac. Visit the memorial park Sumarice, where the German fascists in 1941 year executed in one day more than 3000 people including 300 students of Kragujevac Gymnasium. Accommodation in hotel. Depart to Guca – Trumpet festival in Guca (www.gucafestival.rs/eng/) – also known as the Dragačevski sabor trubača (Serbian), is an annual brass band festival. Half million visitors from Serbia and the world come to the town of 2,000 citizens each August. That events features previous winners, each bands getting to play three tunes while folk dancers, all kitted out in bright knitting patterns, dance kolo and oro in front of a hyped-up audience. Late departure to hotel in Kragujevac or surroundings. Overnight
Day 3 Kragujevac – Žiča – Studenica – Guča
Breakfast. Optional Excursion to Žiča and Studenica Monastery. Žiča – built by Stefan Nemanjić, the 1st Serbian King, at the start of 12th century. Studenica – Serbian orthodox church, founded by Stefan Nemanja in the year 1190. Monastery is known for its frescoes from 13th and 14th century. From 1986 Studenica is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Lunch in Monastery. Afternoon, depart to Guca. Enjoy free time in festival. Late return to hotel. Overnight.
Day 4 Kragujevac – Belgrade After breakfast, depart for Belgrade. Accommodation in hotel. Enjoy free time. Overnight.
Day 5 Belgrade Breakfast. Enjoy free time. Transfer to airport
|Package includes:||Package does not include:|
|-All transfers with high quality tourist vehicle according to itinerary
-2BB in hotel 3* in Belgrade + 2BB in hotel 2*/3* in Kragujevac orsurroundings
-sightseeing as in the program with English speaking guide
-English speaking guide throuhout the tour
-1 FOC for agency representative
|-Flight ticket-Single room supplement: 75 GBP-Individual expenses-Optional tours (min 10 pax): Dinner in Skadarlija street 25 GBP pp Excursion Žiča/Studenica Monastery with lunch 25 GBP pp|
*Price is made for minimum 15 pax
Package price in GBP /per person : 225
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