Day 1 : Belgrade
On your arrival in Belgrade you will be met and transferred to your hotel. In the evening you will go to some Rakija (Serbian plum brandy) bars and enjoy some local food and drink. Overnight in Belgrade.
Overnight in Hotel Majestic, Belgrade
Meal plan: Dinner
Rakija is a traditional Serbian strong alcoholic drink. There are over 100 kinds, made from all possible combinations of fruits and healthy herbs. It is no wonder that the first Serbian patent was a kettle for making rakija! In these areas, due to terrain, altitude and ground quality, there are many high quality fruit types grown. Naturally, the rakija that is produced here under the watchful eye of an experienced master is of high quality.
The most famous and best types of rakija are shljivovica (plum), komovica (apricot) and vilijamovka (pear). There is also grape rakija, mulberry rakija, juniper rakija, cherry rakija, quince rakija and many others made of various healthy herbs. The percentage of alcohol varies from 20-55%. Those containing 20% of alcohol are usually used for making liqueurs and 'Shumadija tea' (caramelized boiled brandy). Those containing 40-55% alcohol are called prepechenica or 'chilly rakija' - double distilled rakija. Rakija is popular to drink for health or joy, and is an excellent choice for colder weather in Shumadija tea. Yet all Serbian's know, it is important only to drink it in good company.