Iron Gate - Lower Danube History Tour - 1 Day
On this tour you are going to encounter history from 2 000 years ago...Yes, you’ve read it right and indeed, the treasures of the right bank of the Danube river abounds in remarkable sites and facts, so brace yourself up for a surprise! You are also going to enjoy in landscape of Lower Danube.
Highlights: The Smederevo Fortress, Viminacium, Golubac Fortress
The Smederevo Fortress is a medieval fortified city in Smederevo, Serbia, which used to be the capital of Serbia for a while in the Middle Ages. It was built between 1427 and 1430 upon the request of Despot ĐurađBranković, the ruler of the Serbian Despotate. It was further fortified by the Ottoman Empire, that had taken over the city, at the end of the century.
Viminacium was a major city (provincial capital) and military camp of the Roman province of Moesia (today's Serbia), and the capital of Moesia Superior. The site is located 12 km (7.5 mi) from the modern town of Kostolac in Eastern Serbia. The city dates back to the 1st century AD, and at its peak it is believed to have had 40,000 inhabitants, making it one of the biggest cities of the time. It lies on the Roman Road ViaMilitaris. Viminacium was plundered and devastated by the Huns in the 5th century, but was later rebuilt by Justinian. It was completely destroyed with the arrival of the Slavs in the 6th century. Today, the archaeological site occupies a total of 450 hectares (1,100 acres), and contains the remains of temples, streets, squares, amphitheatres, palaces, hippodromes and Roman baths.
Golubac Fortress was a medieval fortified town on the south side of the Danube River, 4 km downstream from the modern-day town of Golubac, Serbia. The fortress, which was most likely built during the 14th century, was split into three compounds which were built in stages. It has ten towers, most of which are square shaped, and several of which received multifaceted reinforcements with the advent of firearms.
There is a possibility for optional boat ride near Golubac fortress April-October (around 45 minutes).
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Price per person:
180 € (1 pax), 110 € (2 pax), 90 € (3 pax), 75 € (4-7 pax), 60 € (8-20 pax)
Serbian traditional meal,
Optional: Boat ride near Golubac fortress 10€ / person (45 minutes, April-October)
Duration: 10 hours
Total transfer time: 4,5 hours
Pick up: Anywhere in Belgrade
Operation months: All year long