Private Day Tour to Iron Gate Gorge and Lepenski Vir

8 to 9 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 8
Mobile ticket


Get the firsthand experience and learn why the Iron Gates transformed from completely anonymous destination to number one attraction of Serbia in a couple of years. There are many reasons why travelers place it high on their priority list. No matter if you are a nature lover, history buff, outdoor adventurer or a local experience seeker, this destination ticks all the boxes.

Tour highlights:

✅ Walk the ramparts and towers of the Golubac Fortress

✅ See the widest point of the Danube on its entire stretch

✅ Return 20, 000 years back in time at Lepenski Vir archaeological site

✅ Admire the views over the most attractive parts of the Iron Gates at Small and Big Boiler ravines

✅ See the Decibels statue carved into a rock high above the water

✅ Try locally cooked food at the authentic household

✅ Enjoy a scenic drive through the heart of East Serbia


  • Bottled water
  • Private driver/guide
  • Private transportation
  • Pickup/drop-off
  • Single-use surgical face mask if you don't have your own

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Golubac Fortress, Djerdap National Park, Golubac Serbia

The guide will pick you up from your address in Belgrade at 9am (start time can be customized on request) and after an hour and a half drive through the heart of the Braničevo county, you'll reach the bank of Danube and the Golubac Fortress. This Medieval town is placed at the entrance of the Iron Gates and touches Danube waters with part of its walls. Many legends are connected to this fortress and four of them are in relation to its name. You'll learn more about the place from your guide who will accompany you during a walk through the fortresses towers, gates and walkways. NOTE: Golubac Fortress is closed on Mondays.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lepenski Vir, Donji Milanovac, Serbia

Straight from Golubac you'll continue down the Danube through the gorge and after 30 minutes you'll reach Lepenski Vir – the oldest organized settlement in Europe. The settlement was founded around 8000 BC and lasted till 4500 BC when people of Lepenski vir moved on. The archaeological site is in perfect condition and it consists of several parts. Uniqueness of this place, is the fact that the whole settlement was relocated from its original location retaining absolutely the same items and set-up from the time when people of Lepenski Vir lived there. On the spot you'll learn about the discovery, why the site was relocated and more about why this settlement is important for European civilization.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Iron Gates, Romania

Continue the tour through the town of Donji Milanovac, towards the prettiest part of Iron Gate, gorges Mali and Veliki kazan (Small and Big boilers), two ravines which are the reason why the gorge is named the Iron Gates. While you admire the views over the Danube which divides Serbia and Romania, your guide will explain everything you need to know about the spot. Along the way you'll admire huge statue of Dacian king Decibel, carved into the rock on the Romanian side of the gorge.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kapetan Misin breg, Donji Milanovac, Serbia

After walking and enjoying the views we stop for a deserved lunch break. Best possible place to experience local hospitality, food and charm is Captain’s Misa Hill ethnic complex where kind hosts serve traditional local food in authentic surroundings with the most fascinating view.

After lunch we will take you back to Belgrade where you'll arrive in the evening.

Duration: 1 hour

Additional information

  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Coronavirus measures expected from the travelers side: 1) Travelers are expected to wear face cover in vehicles/closed space and to maintain social distancing rules on sites. 2) If you develop any respiratory infection symptoms before, during or after the tour, please let us know
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
August 2019

From the moment we booked this tour direct with Serbian Private Tours via their website, to the follow up email after the tour enclosing the photographs Miljan had taken of us, we experienced a level of service second to none. I am a natural worrier and I emailed with a number of questions in ad...

August 2019

Wonderful day trip with a very knowledgeable guide. The views were incredible, and the lunch was one of the best meals I have had in a restaurant that felt like you were eating in the garden of Eden, We asked our guide every question we could think of on a variety of subjects and he answered the...

October 2018

We went for a day trip during our summer holidays in July and the day started with a lot of rain & wind. Dragi (our guide) was fast to explore the options how to make our trip work but at the end we decided to stay with the initial itinerary and we did well! Dragi was knowledgeable and happy to a...

September 2018

From placing the booking for our day trip the communication with the team at Serbian Private Tours was quick and easy. I really appreciated Tamara checking whether we arrived in Belgrade safely and confirming arrangements - after 21 hours travelling from Melbourne to Belgrade it was one less thin...

Bill G
July 2018

Our guide was the owner Miljan for a 2 1/2 day trip of eastern Serbia that included the Iron Gate, Lepenski Vir, Monastery with wine tasting, home cooked lunch, Roman Ruin Felix Romana, and overnight in Nis. While all the sites were interesting it was our time with Miljan (and others he introduc...

June 2018

With only a couple of days in Serbia, and wanting to experience its culture and beauty, I highly recommend taking the Private Day Tour to Iron Gate Gorge and Lepenski Vir and Golubac Fortress. I cannot believe how much culture, history, and scenery that we were able to take in during this less th...

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