03-04.avgust 2019.
2 days
all ages
Djerdap National Park

There, where the Danube is most powerful!

-Sightseeing, cruising, hiking-

The magnificent Djerdap gorge and the beautiful landscape of the national park with dense forests and beautiful views of the mighty Danube. Djerdap abounds in historical and cultural sites, with one of the oldest prehistoric civilizations.

In a two-day tour we will visit the picturesque Golubac fortress. Cruising through the most attractive part of the Djerdap, where we will see Tabula Traina, the decibel Rex sculpture.

On the second day, we visit the Vratna Canyon with unique stone bridges.


The parking lot at the municipality New Belgrade

DEPARTURE TIME 6.30 h Novi Sad
8 h Belgrade
9h Kolari (highway loop)
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE Transportation from Belgrade

One night in a private accommodation in Donji Milanovac (double and triple rooms with bathrooms)
Entrance ticket for Golubac Castle
Cruising through Djerdap Gorge for 90 min
Hiking tour through the Vratna canyon
Tour coordinator

NOT INCLUDED Meals (in restaurants in Donji Milanovac are favorable meal prices)
Transportation from Novi Sad (additional 1000 dinars)


Additional notes:

  • The minimum number for the realization of organized tours is 18.
  • Reservations: 30% of the amount is paid when the application is submitted, the rest at the latest 5 days before the tour.
  • Price is for members of "Explore Serbia". You can find membership information here.
  • If you go with your own transport, the price is reduced by 1,000 dinars.

Information and reservations:


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


First day: Novi Sad - Belgrade - Golubac Fortress - Donji Milanovac

  • Departure from Novi Sad from Lokomotiva at 6.30
  • Departure from the parking lot at the municipality New Belgrade at 8h
  • Journey to Golubac
  • Arrival to Golubac Castle. Tour and sightseeing of the fortress from the 15th century accompanied by a local guide
  • Continuation of the trip to Donji Milanovac
  • 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.
  • Allocation in rooms in private accommodation in Donji Milanovac (double and triple rooms in houses with bathrooms).
  • Free time for a walk by the Danube
  • Overnight

Day 2: Donji Milanovac - Vratna Canyon - Belgrade - Novi Sad

  • Leaving the accommodation. Breakfast.
  • At 9 am departure to the canyon of the river Vratna.
  • Sightseeing the monastery Vratna from the XIV century
  • Start of a hiking tour through the Vratna canyon, where we will see stone bridges - (Small, Big and Dry gates). The hiking tour is not exhaustive, the track is circular with a total length of 10 km and a climb of 300 m.
  • The expected completion of the tour is around 14h
  • After a walking tour, departure for Belgrade
  • A break for lunch in return. Arrival to Belgrade and Novi Sad in the evening.

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
Decebalus Rex
Cruise Djerdap
Canyon Vratne
The Iron Gates cruising, Tabula Traina
Dry Gate Gate
Djerdap cruise
the canyon and the outgrowth of the Gateway
Monastery Vratna