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From Belgrade: Golubac Fortress and Iron Gate Gorge Tour

1. From Belgrade: Golubac Fortress 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.

From Belgrade: Danube Tour and Iron Gate National Park

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

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 long drive from Golubac Fortress, will bring you to the place from where we will take a short walk in order to reach Kovilovo viewpoint from which you will enjoy the view of the entire Valley of Donji Milanovac, where the Danube is 2 km wide. 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.

From Belgrade: Hidden Secrets of Eastern Serbia 2-Day Tour

3. From Belgrade: Hidden Secrets of Eastern Serbia 2-Day Tour

On this 2-day tour of Eastern Serbia, explore ancient sites, visit the stunning Djerdap Gorge, and pan for gold. Learn about the history of Eastern Serbia and enjoy an overnight stay in a 3* hotel. Day 1 Meet your driver outside your Belgrade hotel, and drive to Golubac. There, you can discover the remains of the medieval Golubac Fortress, located on the bank of the famous Danube river. Explore the fortress' 9 towers connected by walls that withstood the test of time with a local guide. Continue with your driver to Lepenski Vir, an ancient archaeological site dating from over 8,000 years ago. Learn about Lepenski Vir's fascinating history in a tour of the site, a film screening, and a visit to the museum. After visiting Lepenski Vir, continue to the Eco-ethno complex Kapetan Mišin Breg for lunch. Located in the heart of the Djerdap Gorge, you can enjoy a traditional lunch with a unique view of the canyon. After you eat, explore the open-air sculpture gallery Man, Tree, Water. Finish the first day of your tour in Kučevo, where you'll enjoy a restful evening in the 3* Hotel Rudnik. Relax in your hotel room or explore the quaint streets of this charming town. Day 2 Begin day 2 with a delicious breakfast at your hotel, then head off to learn about traditional Serbian gold panning at the stunning Ravnistarka Cave. After exploring its beautiful Black Castle room, continue to Pruna Distillery and Winery. At Pruna, learn how the beautiful Danube river helps create the area's distinctive wines and brandy, made traditionally by locals in Vuković and the Braničevo region. Enjoy a wine and brandy tasting before driving to the stunning Tumane Monastery for an extra fee. After exploring the Monastery, return to your hotel in Belgrade with your driver.

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What people are saying about Lepenski vir

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 44 reviews

Even thow the trip was almost canceled since I was the only participant, thanks to your services flexibility I took the most out of it. I agreed to pay 50% more to the prearranged price to continue as a aprivate tour and I didn't regret it at all. I had the chance to alter the schedule in whichever way I prefered, I could pick up the destinations I was intrested in and follow my own pace without the need to worry about time. Special thanks to my guide Mr Mihajlo from Victor Tours travel agency. Throughout the tour, we discussed about a lot of things especially historical matters and he was very knowledgeable, polite and instructive. Thanks again for the overall exrerience.

You learn and see a lot on the tour, especially the restaurant at the end was outstanding. In addition, our tour guide Aleksandar was very competent and had a lot of knowledge about the individual stops.

Beautiful place to meet! Totally worth it! Our guide Vladmir is a very kind and friendly person. He explained a lot about the history and made us many recommendations. A very very nice day!

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

Great guide and fantastic authentic Serbian lunch.