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“iron gate”(12 reviews)
“river cruise”(12 reviews)
“natural park”(4 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Danube River, Orsova 225200, Romania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the most imposing natural sights that we had seen on any European river cruise. It was very scenic and I took a lot of photos here,

1  Thank Arvid O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It’s a narrow gorge on the Danube, going east towards the Black Sea. It’s a beautiful place along the river.

Thank coppertop5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled East to West through Iron Gates by river boat and were quite impressed by the engineering achievement that produced it and the beauty that was created after the gorge was filled with water. Passing through the two locks, you can see what a...More

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The stretch of the Danube River between Romania and Serbia is known as the “Iron Gate. It's considered to be the most scenic stretch of the Danube, and includes beautiful natural wonders, steep cliffs, 2 dams which feature giant locks for raising and lowering the...More

1  Thank sssteveg
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Danube River cruise thru the Iron Gates was totally wonderful. The two dams now provide both countries with much needed hydroelectric energy. The locks are huge; can accommodate 4 river barges at once, and, for free!

Thank dennis y
Reviewed 7 July 2018

At the beginning of June 2018 we sailed on the Danube from Orsova through the Kazan Gorge. The journey took about 3 hours, we could see the rock sculpture of Decebalus, the Trajan's Plaque,, ... see the pictures. I recommend the voyage due to beautiful...More

Thank Andrej D
Reviewed 3 July 2018

We had a day on the Tauck river cruise that took us through some great scenery. This was a highlight. One of the guides was explaining different things along the way. It was nice to relax and view the mountains.

Thank mgdevine
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Sailing on a Danube river cruise between Braila and Budapest this area is certainly the most scenic part of the voyage,the gorge is flanked by trees except for a few of small villages and is quite impressive,there are a few sights to look out for...More

Thank ling1931
Reviewed 31 May 2018

We past the Iron Gates as we sailed throug Romania. It was a foggy day but we did get to see the Stone Carving of the King and the surrounding hills. The river was high and there were many small tour boats in the area....More

Thank DonDory
Reviewed 30 May 2018

If you get here you have 2 options to see the nature wonders: 1. take a boat trip, go on both Gates ( Cazanele Mici, Cazanele Mari) 2. hike the 2 mountains - Ciucarul Mare, Ciucarul Mic If you don't do these then why bother...More

Thank Elphax
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4 January 2017|
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Response from Thierry D | Reviewed this property |
No , I did not visit the Serbian side.
Jane W
17 September 2016|
Response from booptraveler | Reviewed this property |
We were on a Viking cruise and we did spend the day after visiting Belgrade cruising the gorge & Iron Gate en route to Bulgaria. . Maybe it is a bus tour to visit the lock system? (We did that when we went thru the Panama... More
12 August 2015|
Response from alwaystraveling2010 |
Hi, I don't know - haven't been there yet, but hoping to go