Explore East Serbia’s Heritage on a Two-Day Tour: History, Wine & Breathtaking Natural Beauty Await

Have a fantastic two-day private tour filled with natural beauty, local experience, history and enjoyment for all senses. Unlock the secrets of East Serbia’s without the fear of missing out, with a private guide providing historical context and local in-sights, in an easy and understandable way.


Tour in a Glance

Day and a half
Driven and walking
Seasonal, 1.5-31.10.
Easy for everyone
Off-season availability (click to read more)
Measures we take on tours to reduce risks against Coronavirus - COVID-19 (click to read more)

What to Expect From the Iron Gate Gorge and Highlights of East Serbia Tour in 2024

Expect two active days in East Serbia, where you’ll combine history, nature, local bites and wine. All in one trip. You’ll discover the Iron Gate Gorge with its spectacular Golubac Fortress and Lepenski Vir archaeological site. Next day you’ll explore unique Rajac Wine Cellars and visit UNESCO listed Roman site – Felix Romuliana. You’ll meet fantastic locals and hear stories from them about their life and personal experiences. If you look for more ideas to spend time in the Iron Gates take a look at Iron Gate Gorge Hike And Boat Ride Tour.


  • Enjoy yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty of the Iron Gate Gorge, where the mighty Danube flows through stunning landscapes, creating unforgettable views.
  • Discover village of Rajac, famed for its unique “Pivnice” wine cellars, where you’ll enjoy in wine tasting sessions, uncovering the rich flavors of the region’s grape varieties.
  • Visit the imperial palace Felix Romuliana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and find out about the intriguing customs of ancient rulers.
  • Explore the medieval walls of Golubac Fortress, guarding the entrance to the gorge, and discover the mysteries of Lepenski Vir, Europe’s first organized settlement, offering a glimpse into the ancient civilization.

First Day

#YourSerbiaHost will meet you at your Belgrade hotel or other place of your stay in the morning hours (usual start time at 9am). After an almost two hour drive you’ll reach the first stop at Golubac Fortress. Breathtaking fortress on the shore of Danube which guards the entrance to Iron Gate Gorge. Here you’ll wander its paths and climb the towers.

After a short drive from the fortress you’ll reach Lepenski Vir. This archaeological site is the very first organized settlement in Europe and certainly one of the most significant places for understanding modern civilization.

In the heart of Iron Gate Gorge we will take a break for lunch at a unique place, Captain Miša’s Hill household. Aside from the food you’ll experience its unusual ambience, great views and local customs.

After lunch we’ll take you further down the road till the most iconic viewpoints over the Iron Gate Gorge. You’ll observe Mali and Veliki kazan Ravines as well as Decibel’s sculpture carved in stone, across on the Romanian side.

After a day filled with impressions you’ll arrive to Negotin, a small town on the very east of the country, where we’ll spend a night in a cozy hotel located in the town. Here you’ll have the opportunity to explore town on your own and get to know local life.

Second Day

In the morning after breakfast you’ll continue to the village Rajac which is famous for their “Pivnice” – special wine cellars created for storing grapes after vintage and for wine aging. These wine cellar complexes are specific to this area and cannot be found anywhere else. There are around 270 Pivnicas in Rajac. Rajac village, besides cellars has one more specificity, an old cemetery where some of the tombstones date from the XVIII century.  The main reason for visiting this village is wine, so we’ll stop at a local winery for a wine tasting and get familiar with this wine region and its grape varieties.

You’ll say goodbye to Rajac and you’ll continue further towards “Timočka Krajina” and the imperial palace Felix Romuliana which has been on UNESCO’s World Heritage List since 2007. This palace was built in the IV century for Roman Emperor Gaius Valerius Maximianus, who was a pagan and great prosecutor of Christians. You’ll learn about one unusual custom of converting rulers to gods after death during the apotheosis.

From Felix Romuliana you’ll continue towards mountain Rtanj which is connected to many legends and mysteries. At the foot of the mountain, in the village Ilino we’ll stop by for lunch in one very special place, an ethnic complex made completely by hands and after the idea of Dušan Milisavljević, a man who is specialized in wood carving and fine carpentry.

After lunch in Ilino we continue to Belgrade where we arrive in the evening.

Good to Know

The accommodations from the itinerary are optional, you can book it on your own, or we can book it on your behalf. In case we book it for you, you’ll pay it directly at the reception desk of the respective facility
We’ve designed this tour based on our insights and experiences of the route’s highlights. For a customized tour, just let us know your preferences.
Default language of the tour is English, but if you require #YourSerbiaHost can also give you tour in Russian, German, French, Spanish and of course Serbian – Subject to availability.
There are several ways to reach us. By pressing “Send inquiry” button on the top right of this page (or at the bottom of the page if you are using a mobile device). Through our Contact page, or calling our Phone|WhatsApp|Viber number +38163684466.
If for any reason you need to cancel the tour up to 24 hours before the tour start time, we will refund 100% of the paid amount, no questions asked.
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Tamar S
October 7, 2019
Excellent experience from the very first inquiry sent, until the final goodbyes after 4 days of exploring the wonderful Serbian countryside: quick to respond, very cordial in meeting our needs, super easy to book through their site. The tour was exceptionally planned, tailored perfectly to our preferences: we combined a 2-day tour to south-east Serbia (based on their "Iron Gate gorge and highlights of East Serbia" tour) with a 2-day tour to the western part (a variation on their "Zlatibor and Sargan Eight Train"). Trying to pick the highlights I find myself laying out the entire itinerary as everything was interesting and well worth visiting... all the restaurants selected were authentic, with warm, welcoming staff, and of course the food was great ;) But even the greatest plans are not worth much without execution :D and in this case, our fantastic guide Andrija made sure we enjoy our tour to the maximum: sharing with us his vast knowledge in ancient and more recent history, explaining about the culture, customs, language... all the while taking superb care of us, making sure we're safe, comfortable, and enjoying everything this region has to offer. It was an absolute delight to spend these 4 days with Andrija, and get to know a little bit more about this wonderful area - with its beautiful views, fascinating archeological sites, charming people and food that's just too good (especially with a zip of rakija...).

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Details on prices and services

Tour prices (prices are per tour, not per person):
1-3 persons 599€
4-6 persons 659€
7-8 persons 819€
9-19 persons 1499€
Services included in the price:
Pickup and drop-off
Driver/guide service
Tour organization
Bottled water
Single-use surgical face mask if you don't have your own
What is extra:
Admission for all sites 12€ per person
Lunch at Captain Miša's Hill -13€ per person
BB in Villa DeLuxe in Negotin ~58€ in double room**
Lunch in ethnic restaurant in Ilino ~15€ per person*
Personal expenses and gratuities
* Price shown is an average price for lunch per person based on restaurant’s menu, but it can vary depending on guest’s demands for food and drinks.
**Price is for double room occupancy, in case you need single room, please enquire.