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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.

From Belgrade: Danube Tour and Iron Gate National Park

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

Visit the Golubac Fortress, Lepenski Vir archaeological site, Mrakonija Monastery, 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. Less than an hour long drive from Golubac Fortress, 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. After lunch, stop at the Boljetin River Canyon to observe the geological history of Serbia from Paleozoic to Cenozoic. The last 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 before returning to Belgrade in the early evening hours.

From Belgrade: Golubac Fortress and 1h Speed Boat Ride

3. From Belgrade: Golubac Fortress and 1h Speed Boat Ride

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. After Golubac fortress, short drive to Golubac town, where our speed boat departs. Speedboat is going around the fortress and on Danube's widest point along with entrance to Iron Gates. After speed boat ride, free time for lunch in local restaurant in Golubac town.

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What people are saying about Golubac

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 6 reviews

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.

It was a beautiful day out and the Golubac fortress looks dramatic against the Danube river and a relaxed day and speed boat ride in Danube and a lunch by the river to finish it off is a perfect day and our guide was informed , pleasant and gave us enough time to explore the place

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

Excellent trip. Scenic view of Danube River along the way. Uros our guide is very knowledgeable and helpful. Lunch at Kapetan Misin Breg is amazing. Best Serbian Local Cuisine i had during my stay in Serbia.

Very nice tour. Absolutely worth seeing and beautiful landscape. The traditional meal with these nice hosts was an experience. Great guide Konstantin.