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From Belgrade: Danube River and Iron Gate Gorge Tour

1. From Belgrade: Danube River and Iron Gate Gorge Tour

The tour starts with a 2-hour drive toward Eastern Serbia, enjoying the beautiful landscapes and listening to interesting stories about this part of the country. The first stop is Golubac fortress, a defensive complex which used to defend many kingdoms through centuries. Golubac is the perfect fairy-tale castle, wonderfully set off by its location in the rugged landscape at the head of Đerdap Gorge. There are nine towers in all, each between 20 and 25m high, and combined with the interesting position of the fortress leaning over the Danube. They make Golubac undoubtedly one of the most beautiful castles along the 2,850km Danube odyssey from source to the Black Sea. Proceed the adventure towards the widest flow Danube river has, the famous Iron Gate. Its sheer size leaves no one untouched as the Danube suddenly gives the impression of the sea. After around 30 minutes of driving, reach the next stop, Lepenski Vir. The early settlement of Lepenski Vir was first uncovered in 1965. The works brought to light sacred architecture and monumental sculptures from one of the oldest Danube cultures, dating back to 7,000-6,000 BC, also marking the beginning of civilization in Europe. See more than 100 items (utensils, tools, and instruments, jewelry, altars, sculptures, Neolithic ceramics) illustrating the Mesolithic and Neolithic periods in Lepenski Vir. The setting also involves the reconstruction of burial methods in Lepenski Vir and a holographic reconstruction of houses in Lepenski Vir. After the museum, stop in a unique, authentic restaurant with a fantastic view overlooking the Danube to enjoy a traditional lunch made of specialties of the cuisine of Eastern Serbia. Return to Belgrade in the evening hours.

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From Belgrade: Danube Tour and Iron Gate National Park

2. From Belgrade: Danube Tour and Iron Gate National Park

Follow the mighty blue Danube - the 2nd largest river in Europe - through lush countryside and visit the Golubac Fortress, Lepenski Vir archaeological site, Mrakonija Monastery and more on a full-day tour.  The tour starts at 8:00 AM with pickup from your accommodation in Belgrade. Drive 2 hours to Golubac Fortress, a 14th-century structure located at the entrance of the Iron Gate National Park. Explore the Green Zone of the fortress and admire the widest point of the Danube below. Less than an hour from Golubac Fortress is the Kovilovo viewpoint. Take a short walk up to the viewpoint and admire the entire Valley of Donji Milanovac below.  Continue with a scenic drive through Iron Gate Gorge, the longest gorge in Europe, that consists of four gorges and three valleys. The most beautiful gorges are Mali and Veliki Kazan, where the Danube narrows to just 140 meters and reaches a depth of more than 90 meters. Stop at a viewpoint next to the road and admire the most stunning part of the Danube. Here, see the statue of King Decebalus, last king of Dacia, commemorated as the tallest rock sculpture in Europe. Around 2:00-3:00 PM, break for lunch and try some traditional Serbian dishes in a local restaurant. After lunch, stop at the Boljetin River Canyon to observe the geological history of Serbia from Paleozoic to Cenozoic. The last stop on the tour is the Lepenski Vir archeological site, one of the oldest urban settlements in Europe, populated 8,000 years ago. Learn the history of the site from your certified guide before returning to Belgrade in the early evening hours.

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From Belgrade: Golubac, Viminacium, and Lepenski Vir Tour

3. From Belgrade: Golubac, Viminacium, and Lepenski Vir Tour

This full-day tour takes you to eastern Serbia and includes the most interesting historical attractions of this region. Your historic adventure begins with a visit to the Golubac Fortress located at the entrance to the Iron Gate, the longest gorge in Europe. Explore the visitor center, walk along the Danube river, and enjoy beautiful views. Stop next at Lepenski Vir, the oldest urban settlement of humans in Europe which dates back to 9500 BC. The site consists of a large settlement and around ten satellite villages. Numerous sculptures and peculiar styles of architecture have been found at the site and most of them are exhibited. The last stop of the day is Viminacium archaeological site with fascinating Roman remains. Explore the remains of its mausoleum, amphitheater, and baths. Hear about the ancient city, the capital of the Roman province Moesia Superior and the military camp located in this area during the Roman era. Visit the mammoth park within the archaeological site with a spectacular skeleton of a 5-million-year-old mammoth.

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Belgrade: Blue Danube River 1-Hour Speed Boat Tour

4. Belgrade: Blue Danube River 1-Hour Speed Boat Tour

The tour starts at 8:30 AM from your accommodation in Belgrade. A pleasant 2-hour drive will take you to the first stop, Golubac Fortress, located at the entrance of the Djerdap Gorge where the Danube is at its widest and nature is at its greenest. It was built at the beginning of the 14th century as a border stronghold of strategic importance. Hat Tower, formerly used as a pier of the Fortress, nowadays is the main symbol and trademark of Golubac Fort. Tour continues with a one-hour drive through the picturesque Djerdap Gorge with short stops on the way for taking memorable pictures. Your tour will start from Tekija and will last for one hour. While on your fun-filled speed boat tour along the most beautiful part of the Danube river, see the remains dating back to Romans, such as Trajan's Plaque (Tabula Traiana) - a memorial dedicated to Roman Emperor Trajan. This unique monument can be seen only from boats (water). On your adventurous boat tour, see the Mrakonija Monastery, Balloon Stations Pena and Varnica, and Stone Statue of Decebal Rex, the last king of Dacia, which represents the tallest rock sculpture (40 meters) in the whole of Europe. When your boat adventure is finished, proceed to the city of Donji Milanovac, where a break for lunch will be made and you will have the great opportunity to try local specialties. Lepenski Vir - an archeological site located nearby, which represents one of the oldest urban settlements in the whole of Europe, populated 8000 years ago is next on your route. On your way back to Belgrade, make one more short stop to see the Boljetinska river canyon, significant from the aspect of the geo-heritage protection, since the complete geological history of Serbia from Paleozoic to Cenozoic, can be observed in it. Return to Belgrade in the early evening hours, drop-off at your accommodation.

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From Belgrade: Full-Day Historical Danube Tour

5. From Belgrade: Full-Day Historical Danube Tour

Follow the flow of the mighty Danube River as you depart from Belgrade to the Golubac Fortress. Built on inaccessible cliffs near the widest part of the Danube, this medieval fortification welcomes you with its mystical towers that tell stories resembling a true fairytale. Climb up one of the towers and you’ll understand why locals say that Danube looks like the sea from this vantage point. Stand on one of the best-preserved fortresses in Serbia, for an almost aerial view of the Danube and its mirror-like surface.   Next, journey back to the Neolithic era at the archaeological site of Lepenski Vir, a prehistoric urban settlement. Uncover information about ancestors from the 6th century BC including their way of life and mindset, showing that ancient Homo sapiens had been much more advanced than predicted. This museum, unique by theme, location, and construction, will leave you inspired and in wonder.   Following your history lesson, enjoy a reward at the Etno Kompleks Kapetan Mišin breg where you can take in enchanting views of the Djerdap gorge. The complex, named after a very respected captain, offers you an open-air gallery called “Man, wood, water” featuring a collection of wooden and stone sculptures.   Take a deep breath, chitchat with the hosts, and gaze far into the distance as you fell more connected to the events and sites of the Danube River as experienced from the different epochs before returning to the Belgrade.

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Belgrade: Golubac Fortress and Viminacium

6. Belgrade: Golubac Fortress and Viminacium

After being collected from Belgrade, you will drive all the way to the Golubac Fortress, a Medieval fortress located at Djerdap Gorge. This fortress offers amazing views over both the river Danube and the surrounding area. The fortress was built in the 14th century, and was declared a cultural monument of exceptional significance. From the fortress you will continue towards the archaeological site Viminacium, a major city and military camp of the Roman province Moesia. Dating back to the 1st century A.D., it was considered to be one of the largest cities of that time. Whilst there you will travel back in time and explore the remains of old temples, streets, squares, amphitheaters, palaces, hippodromes, and Roman baths. At the conclusion of your historic experience, you will drive back to Belgrade.

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What people are saying about Golubac

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 21 reviews

We have enjoyed our trip to Golubac Fortress, our guide Jovan was giving a lecture about the Serbian history on our way. From there to Lepenski Vir, The early settlement of ancient civilisation about 10000 years back, was verymuch intriguing. The lunch we had was delicious and was on having a lovely from hilltop view of Danube. Moreover we had an excellent climate, which made our trip a wonderful experience.

It was a lovely day - Golubac is a majestic fortress against the Danube river. I would've loved to walk up the towers, but they were shut due to the rain. but the option would've existed otherwise. I liked the pace of the tour - wasn't rushed, and we had enough time to walk around, explore. Lunch was absolutely the best! Jovan is a really great guide - knowledgeable and friendly.

We had a great day with our guide Nina and our driver Bogdan! Bogdan was a great driver who knew every shortcut and got us safely from A to B. Nina was able to tell us a lot about the area and was able to answer every question. I would do this tour again and again!

Nice escape from Belgrade with a great scenery along the river + the guide had profound knowledge about Serbian/Yugoslavs history and contemporary Serbian politics. Would definitely recommend

We had excellent trip with Alexandra, he is a quite nice, helpful, knowledgeable and professional tour guide, we enjoyed our journey.