Eastern Serbia is one of the most beautiful areas in Serbia, where you can explore impressive nature along the Danube route – Djerdap National Park and Danube river; many cultural monuments and interesting fortresses (Ram, Golubac); cities like Smederevo, Veliko Gradiste, Donji Milanovac, Tekija and Kladovo, as well as Viminacium and Lepenski vir – some of the most important archeological sites in Serbia.
Day 1 – Belgrade – Smederevo – Ram – Veliko Gradiste – Golubac – Iron Gates (Danube gorge) – Donji Milanovac – Tekija – Kladovo. Boat boarding and departure from Belgrade docks in early morning hours. Tour starts from Belgrade Fortress towards Kladovo city. On our way we pass by a medieval fortress – Smederevo Fortress, a confluence of Morava and Danube rivers and medieval Ram Fortress, a place where Danube River is the widest in Serbia. Proceed to Silver lake and Veliko Gradiste city. Entering the area of Djedap National Park and Djerdap gorge, known as the Iron Gates, the longest and deepest European gorge. Passing by Donji Milanovac town, then the stone statue of the last king of Dacia, Decebalus and Roman emperor Trajan’s Plaque. Arrival to Tekija. Bus transfer to Kladovo. Arrival to ‘Aquastar Danube’ Hotel.
Day 2 – Kladovo. Breakfast. Free time for Spa activity (pools, sauna..) or optional trips.
Day 3 – Kladovo – Lepenski Vir – Kapetan Misa’s Hill – Viminacium – Belgrade. Bus drive along Danube, towards Donji Milanovac town. Visit to Lepenski Vir archaeological site, one of the oldest urban settlements in Europe. Lunch at ethno restaurant ‘’Kapetan Misa’s Hill’’ with the best view at Danube and surrounding area. Drive by Golubac Fortress and visit to Viminacium, roman settlement on Danube. Return to Belgrade in the evening.
OPTION 1: Kladovo – Archeological 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. Next is Roman fortress Diana, and after Hidroplant Djerdap, built in 1974 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 with snack in hotel Aquastar Danube.
OPTION 2: Kladovo – Vratna Gates – Rajac – Kladovo (7h). Short drive to the village Vratna where you can see the three highest, nature made stone bridges in Europe, over Vratna River nearby this natural phenomenon, is the old Vratna Monastery which was built in the 14th century. The excursion continues, through the town of Negotin and arriving at the Rajac vineries. According to the official reports Rajac vineries consist of more than 160 underground objects. Vineries are well known for their high quality wines. After the tour of the vineries, lunch is served and wine tasting is offered. Arrival at the hotel.
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