Travel along the Danube from Belgrade to see the area’s most famous sights and visit three great medieval fortresses. With live, professional guiding, and an air-conditioned vehicle, you will visit Ram, Golubac, and Smederevo fortress and enjoy and discover this area’s heritage.
Ram Fortress, often described as the most picturesque and powerful medieval fortress on the Danube. It was built in 1483 by order of Sultan Bayezid II – grandfather of Suleiman the Magnificent.
Golubac Fortress is a defensive complex used to defend many kingdoms through centuries. Golubac is the perfect fairy-tale castle, wonderfully set off by its location in the rugged landscape at the head of Đerdap Gorge.
Smederevo Fortress, built in the 15th century covers approximately 11 hectares, has the shape of an irregular triangle, and consists of two parts – the Big and the Small Town. First, Small Town was built, where the ruler’s residence, a building for family, escort, guard, and a library and a mint were located.
The distillery & winery “Pruna” is located in one of Serbia’s most picturesque regions. For the magic that lies in their bottles, they can thank the mighty blue Danube, which flows near the Djerdap gorge and carries with it a secret that gives this climate perfect agricultural characteristics.
- Free hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan (4-7 pax) or private sedan car (1-3 pax)
- Professional English-speaking guide
- All fuel costs, parking fees, and road tolls
- Entrance fees to Ram, Golubac and Smederevo Fortress
- Wine & brandy tasting
- A bottle of water per person
- Tour organization and 24/7 assistance from a licensed incoming tour operator
- Gratuities (optional)
Aside from offering the comfort of having a vehicle and a guide just for yourself, a private tour will give you more flexibility in choosing your itinerary. This option will also allow you to choose the departure time, length of the trip, and language you want the tour to be conducted.
DURATION: 8-10 hours (your choice)
DEPARTURE: you can choose the departure time, we suggest 08:00
DEPARTURE LOCATION: from your accommodation
AVAILABLE ON REQUEST, WITH SUPPLEMENT: German, Spanish, Italian, French, Greek
Your trip will begin with pick up from your hotel/accommodation/airport in Belgrade, and we head toward Eastern Serbia. Two hours ride we’ll spend enjoying the beautiful landscapes and listen to interesting stories about this part of the country.
Ram Fortress, often described as the most picturesque and powerful medieval fortress on the Danube. It was built in 1483 by order of Sultan Bayezid II – grandfather of Suleiman the Magnificent. According to the legend from this period, Sultan Bayezid II, visiting his soldiers, stopped to rest on a hill from which there was a beautiful view of the Danube and the opposite, Hungarian side. Ram Fortress has five towers connected by mighty ramparts, with 36 cannon openings, which speaks of its great power. For the sake of comparison, Kalemegdan Fortress in Belgrade has only 22 slots. They are arranged on the walls of towers and ramparts to cover the entire circle around the fortress.
No less impressive than the history and military power of this fortress are the romantic sunsets, which “National Geography” declared to be one of the most beautiful in Europe.
We will proceed our adventure towards Golubac Fortress, a defensive complex used to defend many kingdoms through centuries. Golubac is the perfect fairy-tale castle, wonderfully set off by its location in the rugged landscape at the head of Đerdap Gorge. There are nine towers in all, each between 20 and 25m high, and combined with the fortress’s exciting position leaning over the Danube. They make Golubac undoubtedly one of the most beautiful castles along the 2,850km Danube odyssey from source to the Black Sea.
Short break, snack (local pone and cheese), and wine or brandy tasting (Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon and some single barrel brandy: plum, apple, cherry, grappa, or quince). The distillery & winery “Pruna” located in one of Serbia’s most picturesque regions. For the magic that lies in their bottles, they can thank the mighty blue Danube, which flows near the Djerdap gorge and carries with it a secret that gives this climate perfect agricultural characteristics. The village of Vuković and the entire Braničevo region are known since ancient times for their quality brandy and wine made there with local villagers’ skill and knowledge, generations back.
Smederevo Fortress, built in the 15th century covers approximately 11 hectares, has the shape of an irregular triangle, and consists of two parts – the Big and the Small Town. First, Small Town was built, where the ruler’s residence, a building for family, escort, guard, and a library and a mint were located. The construction of the Small Town lasted only two years! The most representative part of the Small Town was the Great Reception Hall – the ” Magna Audientia” Hall, decorated with three Gothic and one Romanesque “biforas” – double windows carved in stone. After the Small Town construction, the Big Town of the Smederevo Fortress was built around 1439. At that time, another 19 towers with ramparts were added, and a trench was dug on the land side, connecting rivers Danube and Jezava. In that way, the fortress was surrounded by water and classified as a water type of fortification.
After visiting 3rd stronghold in this tour, we continued our ride back to Belgrade, with a planned arrival time in the late afternoon hours.
- The default departure time is 08:30. If you want a different departure time, you should contact us and let us know what time you would like to start.
- Pick-up from any hotel, Airbnb, a pension that is up to 10 km from Republic Square, or from Belgrade port is free of charge.
- For pick-up locations further than 10 km from Republic Square, please get in touch with us directly.
- If you want to start your tour from Belgrade airport, you could do that with a supplement of 15€.
- You will receive a confirmation at the time of booking.
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
- The child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults.
Canceling your tour
We apply very simple rules. If you cancel the tour up to 24 hours before, you’ll get a 100% refund. If you cancel the tour less than 24 hours before the trip, you will not receive any refund.