Red Star Serbia Tours

 

TOUR DURATION

  • 18 – 19 days including travel time.
  • 16 – 17 days in Serbia.

 

TOUR PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

  • Phase 1 – FA Serbia Training Centre
  • Phase 2 – Novi Sad, Serbian 2nd largest city
  • Phase 3 – Zlatibor mountain resort
  • Phase 4 – Belgrade, the capital of Serbia

PHASE 1 – FA Serbia Training Centre

FA Serbia training centre – the home of all Serbian national sides is located  in Stara Pazova, a small town 35 km away from Belgrade. As one of the best football  training centres in Europe it is often the host to many professional clubs and national teams.

Accommodation – FA Sebia training centre 

Daily package includes:

  • Full board – buffet sport meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Unlimited use of FIFA football fields.
  • Dressing rooms with storage space.
  • Gymnasium, weight room and other training facilities.
  • Meeting room with sound system, flip charts, projector etc.
  • Medical room.
  • Laundry service.
  • Free WI-FI.
  • Play room (play station, table tennis etc).

 

PHASE 2 – Novi Sad

Novi Sad – the second largest city in Serbia, located 45 km from Stara Pazova and 90 km from Belgrade. Novi Sad was awarded the titles of European Capital of Culture 2021 and European Youth Capital 2019.

Accomodation – Hotel Fontana, located in downtown Novi Sad

Daily package includes:

  • Breakfast
  • Free wi-fi

PHASE 3 – Zlatibor

A mountain resort in Western Serbia 216 km from Belgrade. Situated at an elevation of just over 1,000 metres,  Zlatibor is often a pre-season camp of FC Red Star Belgrade and  many other football teams as well as a host to a number of international junior football tournaments.

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Accomodation – Hotel Palisad, FC Red Star pre-season training base

Daily package includes:

  • Full board – buffet  meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Unlimited use of 3 football fields.
  • Unlimited use of weight room.
  • Free WI-FI.
  • Free laundry service.

 

PHASE 4 – Belgrade

Belgrade is the capital of Serbia and the home of FC Red Star. Located at the confluence of Danube and Sava rivers, it is one of the oldest European cities with the history dating back to at least 7000 BC.

Accommodation – Hotel Amsterdam located in downtown Belgrade

Daily package includes:

  • Breakfast
  • Free wi-fi

TRANSPORTATION IN SERBIA

We use the best transport companies in Serbia and their Neoplan VIP buses for all longer trips.

 

TRAINING PROGRAMME

  • 7 – 10 training sessions.
  • 6 – 7 friendly matches including a match vs one of FC Red Star junior teams.

 

RED STAR RELATED ACTIVITIES

  • Attending a FC Red Star Champions League match.
  • Attending a FC Red Star UEFA Youth League match.
  • Visiting the FC Red Star stadium, museum and shop.
  • Meeting some of  FC Red Star first team players.
  • Attending a Red Star Euroligue basketball match.

Please note that attending football and basketball Red Star games is subject to Champions League and Euro league draw.

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CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL ACTIVITIES

Cultural and historical  activities may include:

Phase 2 – Novi Sad, Sremski Karlovci and Fruska Gora

  • Novi Sad Serbian second largest city,  2019’s European Youth Capital
  • Sremski Karlovci – a historic town, a place of wine, culture and spirituality,  8 km away from Novi Sad
  • Fruska gora – Serbian holly mountain with 16 medieval monasteries, 8 km away from Novi Sad.

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Phase 3 – Zlatibor

  • Zlatibor Dino Park – Adventure park, walking distance
  • Tornik Adventure Park – walking distance
  • Sirogojno – an old ethno village, 25 km from Zlatibor
  • Drvengrad – an ethno village, host to the film Kustendorf festival, named the best architectural achievement in Europe, 37 km from Zlatibor
  • Sargan eight – Europe’s most attractive narrow gauge museum railway, 40 km from Zlatibor
  • Drina Gorge Cruise – one of the deepest canyon in Europe (up to 1000 m), 50 km from Zlatibor
  • Visegrad – a town in Rebublic of Srpska, UNESCO World Heritage bridge from Ottoman era, 65 km from Zlatibor
  • Mileseva Monastery – White Angel fresco, UNESCO Cultural Heritage, 74 km away from Zlatibor
  • Ovcar-Cablar George –  one of the most picturesque landscapes in Serbiaa geomorphological phenomenon called “squeezed meanders”, 80 km from Zlatibor
  • Uvac – a special nature reserve, a nature’s masterpiece, 87 km from Zlatibor
  • Tara – a national park with dense forests, lakes and breathtaking peaks, 88 km away from Zlatibor
  • Oplenac – St George’s Church,  the mausoleum of the Serbian Royal House, 120 km form Zlatibor
  • Studenica a 13th century monastery with incredible fresco, UNESCO World Heritage Site, 130 km from Zlatibor

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All about Zlatibor:  http://www.serbia.com/8-places-simply-visit-zlatibor-district/

 

Phase 4 – Belgrade

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COST

NZD 5800 to 6000 per player depending on the airfare price at the time of booking, number of traveling players and NZ Dollar to Euro exchange rate.

The price includes:

  • Airfare and travel Insurance.
  • 16 nights full board accommodation.
  • Facilities (fields, gyms, pools, spa pools, meeting and medical rooms, laundry etc.).
  • Transportation cost in Serbia.
  • Training and match gear ( 2 match kits, tracksuit, rain and puffer jackets and backpack).
  • FC Red Star fee (coaching, tournament cost, tickets for football and basketball matches…).
  • Tickets for museums, sightseeing tours and all other activities
  • Dining out and other activities.

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR SERBIA

  • Valid Passport – Visa is not required  for New Zealand and Australian citizens.
  • Certified authorization by both parents for underage  children travelling with a third person; or such authorization by other parent if traveling with one of  their parents.
  • Proof of sufficient funds for staying in Serbia (50 euros per day).

It is recommended to have a health insurance for the period of stay in Serbia, covering possible medical costs to the amount of not less than 20,000 Euros.

 

FUNDRAISING

A raffle and a number of  fundraising activities will be organised aiming to raise at least half of the funds required.

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PARENTS

Parents are welcome on tour but payments, airfares and accommodation will be  organised separately as it will definitely be less costly. That does not mean that parents can not travel and stay in the same hotel as boys.

Much more about Serbia:   https://www.serbia.com/