- Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 April 2012 14:07
Long live the holidays! In Serbia, the whole year is intertwined with holidays possibilities and long weekends, waiting to be fully exploited.
Just think: no work, no chores and therefore no worries for couple of days. You can always choose to stay in and spend non-working days in the comfort of your own home. Nonetheless, they could be filled with activities and action, so make it really count with a quick getaway out of Serbia.
Thankfully, Europe has the best choices when it comes to short holiday destination just depends on whether you're in the mood for a super active holiday, prefer city sightseeing or you are primarily focused on relaxing and charging you batteries.
In Serbia, city break tours, getting more popular and cheaper by day, are an excellent opportunity to flee the city briefly. Some of our suggestions are given below.
Budapest or "Queen of the Danube” is a city whose buildings, bridges and boulevards exude romance while the specific Hungarian cuisine lures tourists in bars and taverns in Vaci Street. Try not to avoid: the old town - Budim, with cobbled streets and small picturesque houses; interesting boat ride on the Danube River and relaxing in one of the many Turkish baths. Budapest is a top destination among the Serbs because of its closeness and fair tour prices. Three-day tour rates are around 85 euros.
Prague is a city of the greatest historical value and tradition. For many the most beautiful city in Central Europe with the wonderful sightseeing, opera, restaurants and nightlife finally. This shiny jewel of art and architecture is not only beautiful, boring city for middle age people. Contrary to the prejudices, Prague is also an important destination for young people so it is no wonder that Prague has a diverse choice of hotels and hostels. If you are travelling on budget, visit THIS link.
Croatia’s Zagreb is capital city boasting a rich historical and cultural heritage. Often overlooked by tourists heading for the coast, Zagreb is the best of Eastern and Western Europe in one. Zagreb is a cosmopolitan, cultural, historical and award-winningly destination where in addition to the beautiful sights you can enjoy the rich food, amazing wines, interesting people and events that will satisfy everyone's taste. Zagreb is an ideal destination for a romantic weekend, so we have been told. It’s on 4 hours drive from Belgrade.
For the lovers of the calm and romantic city break, we recommend to enjoy in the beautiful landscape of Lake Lugano, named after the Swiss town of same name. Geographically near the Italian border and fancy Lake Como, Lugano is a well-preserved old town with a few squares, old, winding streets, magnificent churches and palaces but also many cafes, restaurants and clubs. From Serbia relatively cheap tickets to Zurich could be found.
Among other cities worth visiting for a short period of time is Munich, Vienna, Krakov, Berlin etc.
Dive into the world of thermal water, feel their beneficial and therapeutic effects, swim in the pools at any time, during summer and winter, autumn and spring, enjoy in your massage and relax! If you want to see how others do it well, you might want to visit many Spa centres in the neighbouring countries.
Spa tourism in Slovenia has grown in importance in the last two decades. With a great value for the money, SPA weekend in Slovenia offers cut-price spa heaven for stressed-out souls across whole Europe. You could visit Terme Catez, the largest spa resort and the most popular one among Serbs. Various sites are now offering coupons that guarantee a weekend at a price 50% lower than usual. Terme 3000, Lasko, Ptuj etc. are also well known and reputable.
Specially designed wellness and relaxation packages are offered at leading wellness centres and hotels in Croatia (Opatija, Dubrovnik primarily) while the need for rest and relaxation could be met by our northern neighbour. Budapest could be called "Spa City" or "Spa Capital" because the Hungarian capital has the highest number of thermal springs (around 120) within the city limits in the world. Serbian agencies therefore increasingly offer weekend arrangements to suit every budget.
If you tend to travel in style and money is not an issue, a number of agencies in Serbia, are offering top class ski getaway in Alps ski resorts. Such perfect and well-designed travel packages can be a little bit pricey (around €400/7days for the average accommodation) but they guarantee no frustration and stress occurring when planning a perfect holiday on your own.
Non-Alpine ski resorts have always been popular in Serbia like Jahorina in Bosnia and Banks in Bulgaria. Bansko is the youngest but most promising ski resort in the Balkans where foreign tourists are arriving in large numbers so try to discover why and take advantage of the fantastic ski centre located very close to Serbia. Prices are starting at 150 euros for 7 days, transportation included. Jahorina is still a favourite among skiers from neighbouring countries primarily because of the low price of the stay and ski passes, as well as its proximity. Accommodation for 7 days with paid bus is starting at 125 euro. If you are not skilled skier, you don’t have excessive demands regarding slops or just want to enjoy winter idyll in front of a fireplace, you can always depart to nearby Montenegro (Kolasin and Zabljak) or Croatia (Bjelolasica, Sljeme, Trsce etc.)