Day trip

From Belgrade: Golubac Fortress and Iron Gate Gorge Tour

4.8 / 5

67 reviews

Activity provider: VICTOR TOURS

From Belgrade: Golubac Fortress and Iron Gate Gorge Tour

Activity provider: VICTOR TOURS

From US$ 68.54 per person

Travel along the Danube from Belgrade to Iron Gates on a guided tour in an air-conditioned vehicle. Step back in time as you visit the famous Golubac Fortress and the Lepenski Vir museum.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Hotel pick up in Belgrade
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Eastern Serbia on this one-day tour of the key sites
  • Admire the strength and beauty of the Danube at its widest flow
  • Visit amazing Golubac Fortress on Danube bank
  • Try locally made products in an authentic restaurant with a spectacular view
  • Hear the stories about one of the oldest European civilizations
Full description

Drive along the winding Danube river on this day trip from Belgrade. Explore the Golubac fortress and discover the oldest Mesolithic sculptures in all of Europe with a visit to the Lepenski Vir museum.

Start with pickup from your accommodation and a 2-hour drive toward Eastern Serbia. Take in beautiful landscapes and listen to interesting stories about this part of the country.

Stop at 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.

Admire its nine towers which are 20-25 meters high. Gaze out at views of the Danube from the fortress. Proceed towards the widest part of the Danube at the Iron Gate. Watch at the Danube suddenly gives the impression of the sea.

After around 30 minutes of driving, reach the next stop, Lepenski Vir. The early settlement dates back to 7,000-6,000 BC. It marks the beginning of civilization in Europe. View a holographic reconstruction of houses in Lepenski Vir.

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.

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.

Includes
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or a private car
  • A professional, English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee for Lepenski Vir Museum (500 Serbian dinar per person)
  • Entrance fee for Golubac Fortress (600 Serbian dinar per person)
  • Lunch (1200 Serbian dinar per person, optional)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Know before you go

  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • If you book the small group option and you are the only person on the tour, a supplement of 75% will be applied
  • The tour operator never cancels the tours, however, if you are the only person on the tour, a supplement of 75% will be applied
  • You will be informed before the trip if you are the only guest on the tour, and you will be offered a choice between canceling the tour with no fees applied, or paying the supplement of 75% of the price.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 67 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Good day overall, pleasant guide, very good visit to the fortress, a bit short for my taste, I would have liked to access other parts, nice visit to the museum without more, meal very good place, correct meal, price one not high. Exit with a lot of kilometers, the time was used wisely.

September 20, 2022

We had Uros as our tour guide and he was very knowledgeable in the history of Serbai/Yugoslavia. He wad very clearly spoken and his English was phenomenal. The pace of the tour was well done and planned out. The only suggestion is if you could install microphones in the van because the high way noise and being in the back row of seats, we cannot hear anything and miss out on some information about the history. I would also like to suggest that once we reach our destination, to allow time for 5-10 mins of photo opportunities before more guided information is spoken as we are all excited at first glance at the destination. Especially it being such a long journey to the destination.

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August 7, 2022

Great excursion to some really cool places, (Golubac, Lepenski Vir). Comfortable way to travel, knowledgeable, personable and friendly guide who shared a lot of curiosities, both about places in Belgrade (that you thought you knew...) while telling in an accessible way about the destinations. We would love to do this again!

July 23, 2022

Product ID: 202822