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Belgrade: Blue Danube River Boat Cruise with Fortress Visit8 Reviews
Follow the flowing waters of the legendary Blue Danube River and visit some of the areas most historic sites including a medieval fortress, and one of the oldest settlements in Europe.
- Enjoy the beauty of the Djerdap Gorge from the boat
- Relax on a scenic Blue Danube 1-hour boat tour
- Explore and learn about one of the oldest urban settlement in Europe
- Discover a fairy-tale castle in Golubac
DescriptionThe tour starts at 8:30 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 is 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. Tour continues with a 1 hour drive through the picturesque Djerdap Gorge with short stops on the way for taking memorable pictures. Your speed boat tour will start from Tekija and will last for 1 hour. While sailing 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 boat (water). Besides this, on your sailing tour, see the Mrakonija Monastery, Balloon Stations Pena and Varnica and Stone Statue of Decebal Rex, 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. Lepenski vir - an archeological site located nearby, which represents one of the oldest urban settlements in the whole of Europe, populated 8000 years ago is next on your route. On your way back to Belgrade, make one more short stop to see the Boljetinska river canyon, significant from the aspect of the geoheritage protection, since the complete geological history of Serbia from Paleozoic to Cenozoic, can be observed in it. Return to Belgrade in the early evening hours, drop-off at your accommodation.
IncludesHotel pickup and drop-off English speaking guide Entrance fee for Lepesnki Vir Souvenir from the company Speed boat tour from Tekija Lunch Personal expenses
- This tour runs from April to October
- Boat tour depends on weather conditions
- If the boat cruise is canceled you will receive refund of 10 euros per person
- If a child/infant takes part in this tour, there must be at least two adults with them