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Along the Danube : Golubac Fortress & Iron Gate Gorge day trip from Belgrade

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What to Expect
Our tour starts from your accommodation, and we head toward Eastern Serbia.

Two hours ride we’ll spend enjoying the beautiful landscapes and listen to interesting stories about this part of the country.

Our first stop is 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. There are nine towers in all, each between 20 and 25m high, and combined with the interesting position of the fortress leaning over the Danube; they make Golubac undoubtedly one of the most beautiful castles along the 2850km Danube odyssey from source to the Black Sea.

We will proceed the adventure towards the widest flow Danube river has – famous Iron Gate. Its sheer size left no one untouched as the Danube suddenly gives the impression of the sea.

After around 30 minutes of driving, we will reach our next stop - Lepenski Vir. The early settlement of Lepenski Vir was first uncovered in 1965. The works brought to light sacred architecture and monumental sculptures from one of the oldest Danube cultures, dating back to 7,000-6,000 BC, also marking the beginning of civilization in Europe. Here we will 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 and a holographic reconstruction of houses in Lepenski Vir.

After the museum, we will make a 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 (not included).

We believe that you will have a completely different aspect as we return to Belgrade in the evening hours.
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Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We are picking-up our guests from all the hotels, Airbnb's and private accommodations that are within 10 km from the city center. Pick-up is always 15-30 minutes before the start of the tour. The day before the trip, around 19:00, customers will receive an e-mail with all the details about the pick-up.
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Return Details
the tour ends at  your accommodation
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or a private car
  • services of a professional, English-speaking guide
  • entrancee fee for Lepenski Vir Museum
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • We never cancel our tours, however, if you booked the small group option and you are the only person on tour, a supplement of 50% will be applied. At latest 24 hours before the trip, you will be informed in the case that you are the only guest on tour, and we will offer a choice between canceling the tour with no fees applied, or paying the supplement of 50% of the price.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday

Did this to explore beyond Belgrade during an extended weekend city break. Great way to see some small towns and rural Serbia along the drive (including the showy houses built by workers who spent time abroad during the Yugoslavia years and then returned to build...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On our last day in Serbia we enjoyed the private day tour with Jelica. After this trip we got the feeling that we better should have started with Victor tours at our arrival as Jelica managed to learn us quite a lot about Serbian history...More

Thank Ellenoortje
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Golubac Fortress is recently restored and accessible to the public. It's a beautiful and fascinating historical location, and the ride there passes through beautiful Serbian countryside. Our group of five really enjoyed the trip and the tour. Jelica was a fantastic guide--so knowledgeable about...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Deanne H
Reviewed 13 August 2019 via mobile

Impressive castle by Danube river. The van drives Along the beautiful gorge of river with stunning views over to The Romanian side. We also stop by the Levinsky Vir, an old settlement 7000 years ago. We ate bbq with the most beautiful view on a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jipan
Reviewed 6 August 2019 via mobile

The views along the Danube were brilliant and a fresh break from the city. We enjoyed the Fortress as well as the traditional lunch. Our guide, Alex, was very knowledgeable and experienced. Note that Victor Tours informs you of the pick-up plans via a TripAdvisor...More

Thank MicheleN40
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18 July 2019|
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Response from Stay162974 |
No we did not. It’s another 40 minutes drive from the iron gate. It looks great so I think it’s worthwhile to visit!
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  • Duration: 10h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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