Abstract:Cruise along the Danube and through the Iron Gate, the longest and deepest gorge in Europe where the Danube River shows itself in all its splendid beauty.
Activities:Cruising the Danube from Belgrade to Kladovo
Cruising through the Djerdap
Visiting Lepenski Vir
Visiting Golubac Fortress
1st Day. Belgrade - Smederevo - Ram - Veliko Gradiste - Golubac – Djerdap Gorge – Donji Milanovac -Tekija –Kladovo (240km): (Meeting passengers) Passengers arrive at the Port of Belgrade (Karadjordjeva Street, next to the Branko's Bridge) at 7:15 a.m. Aquastar Maxim cruiser departs at 7:30 am. Cruise starts from the famous Belgrade fortress towards Kladovo, passing by Smederevo, the confluence of the Morava and Danube rivers, medieval fortress Ram, in the area where the Danube is the widest in Serbia. Cruise continues then to the Silver Lake and Veliko Gradiste, passing Golubac Fortress where we enter the National Park Djerdap, also known as the Iron Gate. We cruise through the longest and deepest gorge in Europe, area of unique flora and fauna, where remains of one of the oldest European settlements can be seen. Passing Donji Milanovac, you will have the opportunity to see the place where the Roman Emperor Trajan left a permanent imprint on the rock, known as Tabula Traiana. Arriving in Tekija after a 9.5 hour cruise. Short bus transfer to Kladovo. Accommodation at the Hotel "Aquastar Danube". Dinner. Overnight.
2nd Day. Kladovo: Breakfast. Free time for Spa & Wellness activities (pool, sauna,…) or going to optional excursion: Kladovo – Archaeological Museum - Roman Diana – HP Djerdap – Traian’s Bridge - Kladovo (3,5h). Visiting Djerdap’s Archaeological museum in Kladovo, whose exhibition covers remnants of different Danube cultures from prehistoric, Roman and medieval periods. We continue our trip by visiting Roman fortress Diana, and after Hydro plant Djerdap, built in 1974.y as the biggest project of the year in Europe. It significantly changed the position of the Danube River, the local villages as well as cultural and historical monuments that are located nearby. Next stop is a visit to the remains of Trajan’s bridge. The bridge was built at the beginning of the 2nd century, by the Roman Emperor Trajan in order to cross the Danube and conquer Dacian tribes. Up until the 12th century, the bridge was considered to be the largest in the world. We end this excursion with wine tasting and snack at the hotel. Price: Adults: 25€ per person, children 2-10 y.o. – 10€. Paying at the hotel. Please note, minimum of 15 persons is required for excursions to be realized. Dinner. Overnight.
3rd Day - Kladovo - Lepenski Vir – Captain Misa’s Hill - Golubac Fortress - Belgrade (240km). Breakfast at the hotel and departure by bus at 9:30 am. Driving along the Danube River with short stops. Arriving at the archaeological site Lepenski Vir, which was known as one of the oldest European and world urban settlements, as well as culturally advanced for the Middle Stone Age period (6500 BCE). After site tour, lunch is served in the ethnic restaurant “Captain Misa’s Hill” with breath-taking views of the Danube River and surrounding nature. The journey continues on towards Belgrade, with a short stop at the Golubac Fortress. The fortress was built in mid-14th century, and was many times demolished and rebuilt as a border fortress between Serbia, Hungary and Turkey. This is where the official sightseeing and program ends and after a short drive, arrival in Belgrade is expected in the early evening.
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