Day trip

From Belgrade: Golubac Fortress and Iron Gate Gorge Tour

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Activity provider: VICTOR TOURS
Day trip

From Belgrade: Golubac Fortress and Iron Gate Gorge Tour

Activity provider: VICTOR TOURS
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From US$ 81.34 per person

Likely to sell out

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
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Belgrade. In case your accommodation is in the pedestrian zone, the pickup will be somewhere very close to it.
Private or small groups available


  • 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.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned minivan or private car
  • Guide
  • Lunch (optional, 1400 Dinar or 12€ per person)
  • Entrance fee for Golubac Fortress (650 Dinar or 5,5€ per person)
  • Entrance fee for Lepenski Vir Museum (500 Dinar or 4€ per person)
  • Tips

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hiking shoes
  • Cash
  • Sportswear

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
  • The restaurant doesn't accept credit cards, so payment is possible only with cash.
  • On a shared tour, you can only buy entrance tickets for "Zone 1" (the green zone) of Golubac Fortress. The other zones are available only on a private tour, moderate to extremely challenging, and require visitors to be in excellent physical condition. Also, appropriate clothing and footwear are mandatory (tracksuit, trousers, capris, trainers, hiking shoes).
  • The child rate applies only when sharing with two paying adults.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
  • The minimum number for a shared tour to operate is three guests.
  • At least 16 hours before the trip, we will inform you in case there are not enough guests on tour, and we will offer a choice between:
  • 1) canceling the tour with no fees applied;
  • 2) changing the tour date;
  • 3) moving to another available tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 79 reviews

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The best thing about this tour was the guide, she was absolutely exceptional with her knowledge of Serbian history. The fortress was pretty cool, but the gorge wasn't as picturesque as I had hoped. I really liked seeing the ancient ruins and the meal we had as a group.

March 29, 2023

Me and my wife booked the tour and all information about tour was very clear. Our tour guide Konstantin was very informative and having good knowledge about the places we covered plus history of Serbia. This tour is worth visiting and recommended for those who loves history, nature and long rides . Traditional lunch is must try.

March 29, 2023

we were a small group, which is an advantage. alsi the place is not considerd a major tourist attraction so it was not crouded. beautiful landscape, very imperssive fortress, the guide was very professional, the Danube river is majestic, and peaceful. a wonderful day

March 29, 2023

Product ID: 202822