Discover Natural and Cultural Gems of Iron Gates: Timeless Journey throughout Europe’s biggest gorge

Meet our day trip first pick – an ultimate experience that ticks all the boxes. Whether you are nature or culture lover, our Iron Gates and Lepenski Vir private tour makes it easy and comfortable to explore Serbia’s must-see destination.


Tour in a Glance

9-10 hours
Driven and walking
Seasonal, 1.4-31.10.
Easy for everyone

What to Expect From the Iron Gate Gorge and Lepenski Vir Tour in 2024

Uncover the secrets of the Danube on our private Iron Gates Gorge and Lepenski Vir tour, showcasing the breathtaking landscapes and its historic treasures. Discover Lepenski Vir archaeological site, admire medieval Golubac Fortress and learn how the gorge got its name while enjoying the view over Big and Small Boiler (Mali i Veliki kazan). And if all of this is not enough, add local food to the experience. Extend your adventure with our two-day Iron Gates Hike and Boat Ride Tour for an unforgettable experience.


  • Explore Golubac Fortress and Lepenski Vir with private guide and get detailed explanations about this unique sites.
  • See the most impressive part of Danube and understand the true meaning of “Iron Gates”.
  • Enjoy the scenic ride through the National Park, get deeper into the gorge and discover the amazing views over Danube.
  • Optional private boat ride with a local captain for the unforgettable experience.

Tour Flow

#YourSerbiaHost will pick you up at your Belgrade hotel in the morning (usual pickup time is 9am). First stop on the tour is the Golubac Fortress just nearby the town with the same name. Both the town and the fortress overlook the widest point of Danube on its entire stretch. The 13th century fortification also guards the entrance to the Iron Gates. While you explore the fortress in and out, by climbing the towers and walking the halls, your guide will share legends and stories about the place. Note that the fortress is closed on Mondays, so if you book the tour for a Monday, we can only take a short photo stop beside the road.

Straight from Golubac you’ll continue down the road, following the Danube. After a short drive you’ll arrive to Lepenski Virthe oldest organized settlement in Europe. Settlement was founded around 8000 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 segments. Uniqueness of this place, in an archaeological sense, is the fact that the whole settlement was moved from its original location retaining absolutely the same items and setup from the time when people of Lepenski Vir lived there.

Road takes you further through the town of Donji Milanovac towards the prettiest part of the Iron Gate Gorge, ravines Mali and Veliki kazan (the Big and Small Boiler). This place is what makes our tour unique, where only this tour will get you that deep into the gorge. This stop will finally put sense into the name Iron Gates. The sights will be self explanatory.

Optional Boat Ride

On this tour you can opt for a private boat ride through the ravines. It’ll give you a unique opportunity to see the Tabula Traina, the Roman Emperor’s plaque from the II century AD which is only accessible from the water. Also, it’ll give you a much closer look to Decibel’s Statue carved into a rock on the Romanian side of the river. You’ll ride over the deepest point of Danube and the narrowest one on its entire stretch. And last but not least, you’ll have a chance to chat with a local captain. The ride is 2 hours and in case you decide to take it, pickup will be at 8am.

After all the excitement and experiences you’ll stop for a deserved lunch break. Best possible place to experience local hospitality, food and charm is a local eco-village, right on the very bank of Danube. Kind hosts will serve traditional local food in authentic serene surroundings. While you enjoy tasty bites you’ll be relaxed by the sounds of the river.

After lunch we are getting you back to Belgrade where you’ll arrive in the early evening. Usual drop-off time is around 7pm.

Good to know

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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Elena Latushkina
June 15, 2024
I visited Serbia for a couple of days spontaneously, wanted to go to Rammstein show. And I had 1 free day, I wanted to go to Golubac Fortress, Lepenski Vir and Iron Gates in Djerdap National Park. I knew it's better to visit it on a tour because I read it's difficult to visit it on your own due to far distance and hard infrastructure there, especially if you can't drive and rent a car. Most of the guides on Tripster and so on were already unavailable or they offered not a fair price, so I googled and I'm glad I found THIS tour company. And I really enjoyed my journey with Serbian Private Tours. Fast booking (my big thanks to the managers), journey starts in time, you're picked up right at the hotel, the car is nice and comfortable, the guide is very well prepared and shares a lot of interesting details and facts about Serbia, its culture and people (my big thanks to the guide Andrija❤️) - everything was great! In addition, you get a lot of photos, eat Serbian food, get to drink water from a natural spring, have a nice conversation with the guide and spend the whole day like in some road movie - awesome!

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Aleksandra D
August 11, 2023
Great company! Our tour guide Andrija was very knowledgeable and a great relatable guy. We did this tour and a tour to Topola and Oplenac. Couldn’t recommend Serbian Private Tours more! Well done guys and see you next year!

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Aleksandra Polić
August 23, 2022
We had a fantastic field trip to Iron Gate and Lepenski Vir in August 2022! The company was great to work with, and provided helpful information to help us pick the best field trip for our group f 13. Our tour guide, Dejan, was amazing - knowledgeable, organized, flexible, and kind. We got to see incredible historical sites and enjoy a wonderful lunch at Kepetan Mišin Breg. Finally, the mini bus was very comfortable, and our driver was fantastic. I highly recommend Serbian Private Tours to travelers wanting to discover Serbia, as well as locals wanting to explore. 10/10 experience. Hvala! Date of experience: August 2022

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Suhail Rastogi
May 14, 2022
We completed 4 tours with Serbian Private tours. the experience was nothing less than fabulous. Miljan accompanied us on all the days and we were impressed with his knowledge and willingness to share big and small details about every place we went to. i want to personally thank him for all the beautiful pictures of our family he has shared with us. Strongly recommend to anyone planning to visit Serbia. will come back again soon!

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Michelle G
October 21, 2021
We had a wonderful day trip. First we saw the fort and wandered around. Lots of personal touches and what I enjoyed was the guide Andrija taking photographs of us, as I am always the photographer and therefore never seem to be recorded as being on holiday. Lots of interesting facts learnt about Serbia and the areas we were travelling to. Lepenski Vir was interesting. The highlight was the boat trip through Iron Gorge, lots to see. Then lunch at a unique family run little place. Andrija was such a pleasant young man and very attentive. Really enjoyed experience.

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Available departures

This is a daily tour.

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Details on prices and services

Tour prices (prices are per tour, not per person):
1-3 persons 359€
4-6 persons 439€
7-8 persons 539€
9-19 persons 899€
Services included in the price:
Pickup and drop-off
Driver/guide service
Bottled water
Single-use surgical face mask if you don't have your own
Tour organization
What is extra:
Admission for Golubac Fortress ~6,5€ per person
Admission for Lepenski Vir ~5€ per person
Lunch ~18€ per person*
Optional 2h boat ride is 135€ for up to 7 passengers (per tour, not per person). Every additional passenger is 20€ per person. Maximum capacity of the boat is 12.
Personal expenses and gratuities
* Price shown is price for lunch per person based on household's daily menu. Drinks excluded.