This Danube route links different points in time and like a time machine opens path through history of this part of Europe. Natural characteristics of Iron Gate are the main cause of vibrant history of this part of Danube’s course.
What to expect from the tour
This is a great way to spend a day outside the city. You will visit several famous landmarks of Serbia. You’ll enjoy breathtaking landscapes of Danube river flowing through the biggest gorge of Europe. If you request optional boat ride you’ll have unique opportunity to experience Iron Gate gorge from the river. At the end you’ll try local food in authentic household with beautiful view. For those who are more fond of Roman Empire history visit Viminacium and Smedrevo fortress tour.
#YourSerbiaHost will pick you up at your hotel in the morning. First stop on the tour is when we reach the Danube bank. Sights in front will be the town of Golubac and the Golubac fortress. This medieval town is placed at the entrance of Iron Gate and touches Danube waters with part of the walls. Many legends are connected with this fortress and four of them are in relation with its name. There are no reliable data about fortification’s construction date, only assumption that it was constructed in the 13th century. We will explore fortress surroundings from the newly constructed visitor’s center where you’ll be able to dig into more distant, but also in more recent events and history.
Straight from Golubac we continue down the Danube road. After only 30 minutes we arrive to Lepenski vir – the oldest organized settlement in Europe. Settlement was founded around 7000 BC and lasted till 4500 BC when people of Lepenski vir moved on to the world. Archaeological site is in perfect condition and it consists of several parts. Uniqueness of this place, in archaeological sense, is the fact that the whole settlement was moved from its original location retaining absolutely the same items and setup from time when people of Lepenski vir lived there. All items and elements are completely authentic. Video projection, holographic display, 3D interactive application are additional amenities which will take you millenniums in the past.
Road takes us further through town of Donji Milanovac towards the prettiest part of Iron Gate, ravines Mali and Veliki kazan. This is the place were all famous photos of the gorge were taken. If you opt for private boat ride through the ravines, it can be organized on request. With this 2h boat ride you’ll get much better prospective on Tabula Traina, Decebalus rock statue and you get to chat with boat captain.
After all excitements and views we stop for deserved lunch break. Best possible place to experience local hospitality, food and charm is Captain Misa’s Hill. Kind hosts will serve traditional local food in authentic surroundings with most fascinating view.
After lunch we are getting back to Belgrade where we arrive in the evening.
Good to know
Details on prices and services
|Pickup and drop-off|
|Refreshment during journey|
|Entry tickets for Lepenski vir ~4€ per person|
|Lunch ~10€ per person*|
|Optional 2h boat ride is 130€ for up to 5 passengers (per tour, not per person). Every additional passenger is 35€ per person. Maximum capacity of the boat is 8.|
|* Price shown is price for lunch per person based on household's set menu, it also includes drinks.|