1 day
all ages
Djerdap National Park

Cruise through the most attractive part of the gorge of Djerdap, through Mali and Veliki Kazan, where you will see Tabula Traina, the sculpture of Decibel Rex.

After a cruise, you can visit Lepenski Vir, Golubac Castle and the fortress.

DEPARTURE LOCATION Station Varnica, 20 km from Donji Milanovac to Kladovo
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE Cruising through Djerdap Gorge for 90 min
NOT INCLUDED Transportation

Ticket for Lepenski vir (450 dinars)

Ticket for Golubac Castle (600 dinars)


Information and reservations:


This program is valid general rules on execution and general conditions of travel of the organization "Explore Serbia"


Arrival to the starting point of the cruise-station Varnica

  • Gathering the group before the cruise at 11:00 at the starting point from where the cruise goes - station Varnica which is located 20 km from Donji Milanovac to Kladovo

Cruise with the Djerdapsky gorge

  • Cruising through the most attractive part of the Djerdap gorge. The cruise lasts 90 minutes and we pass through Veliki and Mali Kazan, next to the monastery of Mrakonija, Hajducka watermill, sculptures of Decebal Rex and Trajan's Plateu.
  • After a cruise, go to a nearby restaurant for lunch. Recommendation for this region is river fish.
  • Free time for a walk by the Danube.

Donji Milanovac - Golubac fortress

  • Optional tour of an archaeological site Lepenski vir
  • Departure to Golubac
  • Arrival to Golubac Castle. Tour and sightseeing of the fortress from the 15th century accompanied by a local guide
  • End of the program

Djerdap National Park

The Danube in Celtic means river or water. It is not known when the first wave of the Pannonian sea began to deepen the massifs between the Balkans and the Carpathians, opening the Iron Gate and creating today's Djerdap. With this miracle of nature, the Persians gave the name Girdap or Vortrag, and Roman soldiers, according to the order of the traitor, Trajan crossed the path through the Djerdap walls, which for the then Roman Empire had great strategic and economic significance.

The Djerdap Gorge is the largest river breakwater in Europe, originating where the powerful Danube broke through the Carpathian Mountains 90 kilometers long. There are four gorges: Golubacka, Lady Vir - whose tourist center Lepenski Vir, Kazan (the largest river depth is 90 m) and Sipska, and three basins: Ljupkovska, Donjomilanovacka and Orsavska. Here in Djerdap Dunav is the deepest 90 m, narrowest 140 m, but also the widest, almost 7 km near Golubac.

Djerdap National Park is the largest in Serbia. It is a true paradise for adventurers, nature lovers, fishermen and hunters. This protected area includes as many as ten nature reserves, ten continents of diverse heritage of nature, history and beauty, which are carried by large rivers: Lepenski Vir, Veliki and Mali Štrbac with Trajan's plate, Golubac, Bosman-Sokolovac, Čoka Njalta with Pesač, Bojana, Tartar Vis, Šomrda, Gigantic stream and the Boljetine River Canyon - Reef.

Due to its diversity and rarity, the National Park Djerdap is a true scientific research center in the nature. Nature Reserve Veliki and Mali Štrbac is one of the most interesting and most attractive areas of the National Park, with a very diverse and very widespread relict vegetation, as well as a Roman inscription, in the science known as Tabula Traiana, located at the very exit from the Đerdap gorge. It dates from the 100th year of a new era, marking the completion of the section of the road through the Lower Gorge. Čoka Njalta Reserve, with Pesača, is a typical haven for relict and rare species of trees and their communities, while Šomrda is a habitat of herbaceous vegetation growing on the southeastern slopes of the eponymous peak at a place called Radisavlje's branch.


Golubac fortress: is located at the entrance to the Djerdap Gorge at the site of the Roman fortress Cuppae, mentioned in the 15th century, but has an idiom that was built earlier. It was built on a steep rocky slope above the river itself and was used until the Turks withdrew. It belongs to the most picturesque and best preserved medieval buildings.

The fortress was built beautifully and consists of three parts: the front, the back and the upper city (with a citadel). It consists of a total of 10 towers and two large gates. There was a civilian settlement in front of the fortress, as only some partly explored objects testify today.

Golubac had a burning history. During the Middle Ages, many battles unfolded around him, especially between the Ottoman Empire and Hungary.

Because of its historical significance and exceptional architectural value, the Golubac fortress was proclaimed a monument of exceptional importance in 1979.

Djerdap National Park
Golubac fortress
Djerdap gorge cruising
Cruise Djerdap
skulptura Decebal Rex
The Iron Gates cruising, Tabula Traina
Djerdap gorge
Djerdap cruise
Tvrđava Golubac
Decebalus Rex
Golubac fortress