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From Belgrade: Golubac Fortress and Iron Gate Gorge Tour

1. From Belgrade: Golubac Fortress and Iron Gate Gorge Tour

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.

Belgrade: Golubac Fortress and Iron Gate Tour

2. Belgrade: Golubac Fortress and Iron Gate Tour

Take a full-day guided tour to eastern Serbia and discover the most interesting historical attractions of this region along the Danube River. Enjoy pickup and drop-off in Belgrade. After pickup in Belgrade, begin your historical adventure by heading to the Golubac Fortress, located at the entrance to the Iron Gate, the longest gorge in Europe and the widest flow of the Danube. Upon arrival, admire the impressive fortress, which was the among top 3 location choices for the filming of the "Game of Thrones" series. Explore Golubac's visitor center, palace, and towers. Walk along the Danube and enjoy beautiful views, with free time included for lunch. After fortress visit, enjoy the thrilling highlight of a 1-hour speed boat ride through the iconic Iron Gate, surrounded by breathtaking cliffs and picturesque landscapes. Conclude your historical journey with free time for a delightful lunch, making this full-day tour a perfect blend of history, natural beauty, and exhilarating boat adventure. From 6th Nov till 1st May due to weather conditions instead of speed boat ride we will visit Lepenski vir archeological site (ticket 5 Eur per person).

From Belgrade: Full-Day Historical Danube Tour

3. From Belgrade: Full-Day Historical Danube Tour

Follow the flow of the mighty Danube River as you depart from Belgrade to the Golubac Fortress. Built on inaccessible cliffs at the widest part of the Danube, this medieval fortification welcomes you with its mystical towers that tell stories resembling a true fairytale. Climb up one of the towers and you’ll understand why locals say that the Danube looks like the sea from this point. Stand on one of the best-preserved fortresses in Serbia, for an almost aerial view of the Danube and its mirror-like surface.   Next, journey back to the Mesolithic era at the archaeological site of Lepenski Vir, a prehistoric urban settlement. Uncover information about ancestors from the 6th century BC including their way of life and mindset, showing that ancient Homo sapiens had been much more advanced than predicted. This museum, unique by theme, location, and construction, will leave you inspired and in wonder.   Following your history lesson, enjoy a reward at the eco-ethno complex of Kapetan Mišin breg where you can take in enchanting views of the Djerdap gorge. The complex, named after a very respected captain, offers you an open-air gallery called “Man, wood, water” featuring a collection of wooden and stone sculptures.   Take a deep breath, chitchat with the hosts, and gaze far into the distance as you feel more connected to the events and sites of the Danube River as experienced from the different epochs before returning to Belgrade.

Iron gate tour: Golubac fortress,Lepenski Vir and Djerdap NP

4. Iron gate tour: Golubac fortress,Lepenski Vir and Djerdap NP

Spend the day next to the most important European river and enjoy in beautiful views through the longest European gorge. At its beginning the mysterious "unassailable" fortress Golubac captures us with its beauty, history and legends. Visit this medieval fortress and find out how forbidden love made one princess captured in the highest tower. Feel the the nature of Djerdap - the largest national park in Serbia, from the place where the Danube is the widest to the place where it is deepest. At the archaeological site of Lepenski Vir, find out why the Neolithic people settled there about 8000 years ago, how they looked like, what they were doing, what Gods they prayed to… And finaly, discover magical household, Kapetan Misin breg and enjoy a spectacular view over Danube river

From Belgrade: Danube Tour and Iron Gate National Park

5. From Belgrade: Danube Tour and Iron Gate National Park

Visit the Golubac Fortress, Lepenski Vir archaeological site, and more on a full-day tour.  The tour starts at 8:00 AM with pickup from your accommodation in Belgrade. Drive 2 hours to Golubac Fortress, a 14th-century structure located at the entrance of the Iron Gate National Park. Explore the Green Zone of the fortress and admire the widest point of the Danube below. The next stop on the tour is the Lepenski Vir archeological site, one of the oldest urban settlements in Europe, populated 8,000 years ago. Learn the history of the site from your certified guide. Afterwards, take a short walk in order to reach Kovilovo viewpoint from which you will enjoy the view of the entire Valley of Donji Milanovac, where the Danube is 2 km wide. Continue with a scenic drive through Iron Gate Gorge, the longest gorge in Europe, that consists of four gorges and three valleys. The most beautiful gorges are Mali and Veliki Kazan, where the Danube narrows to just 140 meters and reaches a depth of more than 90 meters. Stop at a viewpoint next to the road and admire the most stunning part of the Danube. Here, see the statue of King Decebalus, the last king of Dacia, commemorated as the tallest rock sculpture in Europe. Around 2:00-3:00 PM, break for lunch and try some traditional Serbian dishes in a local restaurant. Return to Belgrade. Drop off at your accommodation.

Belgrade: Blue Danube Driving Tour and 1-Hour Speedboat Ride

6. Belgrade: Blue Danube Driving Tour and 1-Hour Speedboat Ride

The tour starts at 8:00 AM from your accommodation in Belgrade. A pleasant 2-hour drive will take you to the first stop, Golubac Fortress, located at the entrance of the Djerdap Gorge where the Danube is at its widest and nature is at its greenest. It was built at the beginning of the 14th century as a border stronghold of strategic importance. Hat Tower, formerly used as a pier of the Fortress, nowadays is the main symbol and trademark of Golubac Fort. Lepenski Vir - an archeological site located 30 minutes drive from Golubac, one of the oldest urban settlements in the whole of Europe, populated 8000 years ago is next on your route. Tour continues with a 45 minutes scenic drive through the picturesque Djerdap Gorge with short stops on the way for taking memorable pictures. Your speedboat tour will start from Tekija and will last for one hour. While on your fun-filled speed boat tour along the most beautiful part of the Danube river, see the remains dating back to Romans, such as Trajan's Plaque (Tabula Traiana) - a memorial dedicated to Roman Emperor Trajan. This unique monument can be seen only from boats (water). On your adventurous boat tour, see the Mrakonija Monastery, Balloon Stations Pena and Varnica, and Stone Statue of Decebal Rex, the last king of Dacia, which represents the tallest rock sculpture (40 meters) in the whole of Europe. When your boat adventure is finished, proceed to the city of Donji Milanovac, where a break for lunch will be made and you will have the great opportunity to try local specialties. Return to Belgrade in the early evening hours, drop-off at your accommodation.

Iron Gate shared tour on Fridays and Sundays

7. Iron Gate shared tour on Fridays and Sundays

Golubac Fortress was a medieval fortified town on the south side of the Danube River, 4 km downstream from the modern-day town of Golubac, Serbia. The fortress, which was most likely built during the 14th century, was split into three compounds which were built in stages. It has ten towers, most of which are square shaped, and several of which received multifaceted reinforcements with the advent of firearms. This is one of the most attractive fortresses in Serbia open for visits. Djerdap gorge - boat cruise Spreading at over 63,000 acres of plant and animal abundance of priceless value and beauty, Đerdap National Park is also known as the Iron Gates of the Danube. Gorges, canyons, river valleys and over thousand caves of extraordinary beauty are hidden on the right bank of the river, from the Golubac fortress to the ancient fort of Diana. The deepest, largest and most attractive gorge in Europe consists of four gorges of imposing beauty: Golubac, Gospođina Vira, Kazan and Sipska. However, the most interesting and geomorphological specific landscapes are the areas of Štrpce, as well as the areas of Great and Small Kazan, where the Danube demonstrates its narrowest (140m) and deepest (90m) points. This is where we will have our optional boat ride, maybe the most beautiful part of all Danube flow. Lepnski vir Lepenski Vir represents the remains of the oldest settlement in Europe. The first organized human settlement in the open was located in Djerdap, and it was founded eight thousand years ago. The peaceful "Lepenski" Alas carefully chose this location, and formed a culture there that lasted for two thousand years in a row, in the period 6500-4500. BC. The Lepenski Vir site was discovered during extensive excavations in Djerdap due to the construction of the Djerdap I hydroelectric power plant. In 2011, a new visitor center was opened, which preserves the remains of a culture under its dome, which astonished the whole world with its discovery...

From Belgrade: Danube Day Trip with Wine and Brandy Tasting

8. From Belgrade: Danube Day Trip with Wine and Brandy Tasting

Explore the history of Serbia on the is tour along banks of the Danube river. Drive from Begrade to the Ram, Golubac, and Smederevo fortresses. Stop at the Pruna Distillery and Winery to try local brandy and wine.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Belgrade. Sit back and relax on the drive through the countryside to Ram fortress. See this riverside fortress that was built in 1483 by order of Sultan Bayezid II, the grandfather of Suleiman the Magnificent. Make your way to the 14th-century fortress of Golubac which lies over the head of Đerdap Gorge. View this fortress which was the object of many battles between the Ottoman Empire and the Kingdom of Hungary.  Continue to the medieval fortified city of Smederevo which covers 11 hectares of land and has an irregular triangular shape. Observe where the town was located in this fortress and see where the ruler's residence was.  Finish your tour at the Pruna Distillery and Winery in Serbia’s picturesque region of Zelenik. Learn how they harness the properties of the Danube near the Djerdap gorge to craft wine and brandy. Taste some wine and brandy before returning to your accommodation in Belgrade.

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What people are saying about Golubac

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 121 reviews

Beautiful experience. Stefan is a guy who loves to travel, he took us around the countryside and along the Danube telling us, in perfect English, everything about Serbia, its society and its history. Even in the most remote places Stefan had some anecdotes to tell. Very nice! The tour was a perfect way to spend a day away from the chaos of the city. The stages chosen are also suitable for those who tire easily and allow you to rest. Super recommended!

Fantastic tour. Our guide was very nice and helpful. The castle was amazing to see, as was the archeological site. Lunch was not the best food I’ve had in Serbia, but the view was well worth it. Overall I think my favorite tour in Serbia. Eastern Serbia is beautiful.

Amazing day out visiting some stunning locations. Some walking but nothing too strenuous, frequent stops and plenty of photo opportunities. Jelena and Ranko (Rambo) are the perfect guide/driver combination. Helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and responsive.

Thank you to our guide Novica! We had a wonderful tour, full day exploring fortress, visiting Lepenski Vir site and viewing platform. Knowledgeable and friendly guide created a truly unforgettable experience.

Very interesting and better than expected. In addition we benefited from optimal weather