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Down and Around the Danube (Viminacium Tour) – one day excursion

If you want to get the essence of Serbia in one day, book this tour and visit one of the oldest fortresses on the Danube as well as the greatest Roman city from the ancient times.

 

We’ll start from Novi Sad at 7 AM and from Belgrade at 8.30 AM and after an hour’s drive, we’ll reach Smederevo whose huge fortress had been the last medieval capital of Serbia. Nowadays, the fortress is one of the largest on the Danube and among the most important in Serbia.

After the visit, we head for Kostolac where we will visit the archeological site of Viminacium, once an important Roman town, the capital of the province of Upper Moesia. Apart from the ruins and ancient tombs, we will also see the skeletons of many mammoths found during the excavation.

Our journey continues to Silver Lake where we will have free time that you can use for lunch in one of the local restaurants, a swim in the lake or both.

After the break, we’ll drive to the fortress of Ram. Following our visit we will cross the Danube by a ferryboat. On the other side, next to the tiny village of Stara Palanka we see the confluence of the Nera river into the Danube together with Labudovo Okno ornithological reserve.

Next, we’ll continue to the southern fringes of Deliblato Sands, once a real desert shaped by winds and today partially tamed by fortification, a habitat for many rare animal and plant species. Our last break will be with a family that left Belgrade to enjoy the peace and wilderness of the sands.

Return to Belgrade in the evening hours.

Price: 25 €

Retirees: 25 €

Children: 18 €

We can also offer this tour as a private tour. Please check the prices.

Number of persons 1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4-7 pax 8-14 pax 15-20 pax 21-30 pax       only scheduled        tours
Price in EUR per person 192 € 122 € 92 € 82€ 72 € 62 € 42 € 25 €

Place of departure

Beograd/Belgrade, Novi Sad

Terms for free cancelations

Free cancelation 7 days before departure.

Guide language(s)

Serbian, English

Transfer

A van or a minibus with up to 30 seats. Passengers traveling from Novi Sad need to pay an additional 8 EUR. The minimal number of persons starting from Novi Sad is 10. For private tours, departures are in front of the hotel. For scheduled tours in Belgrade departure is from parking across Flea Market (Novi Beograd) and from Novi Sad departure is from parking in front of hotel Sajam.

Activities

  • Visiting Smederevo fortress
  • Visiting Viminacium archeological site
  • Walk and free time on Srebrno Jezero Lake
  • Visiting the Ram fortress
  • Crossing the Danube on a ferryboat
  • Driving through Deliblatska Peščara sands
  • A visit to a family living in the Deliblatska Peščara

Included in price

  • Transportation with a tourist high-class bus with up to 30 seats – for a scheduled tour
  • Licensed tourist guide
  • Ferryboat ticket
  • All entrance tickets

Not included in price

  • Lunch and drinks
  • Other individual passenger expenses

What to wear

During the ferryboat ride, warmer clothes might be needed. In summer months it is possible to swim in Silver Lake – take your swimming suit.

Warnings

Claustrophobic or persons that are not physically fit are advised not to visit the tombs in Viminacium. In case of bad weather it is not possible to visit the “Mammoth Park”, the ruins of the amphitheater nor is it possible to cross the Danube by ferry. In that case, after visiting Ram, we will continue our journey via Požarevac where it is possible to visit the Museum of Milena Pavlović-Barili if the majority of passengers are willing.

Payment

Passengers starting from Novi Sad need to pay an additional 8 EUR. The promotional price is valid up to 10 days prior to departure. The minimal number of passengers needed is 25. In case of changes in the monetary market or a smaller number of passengers the organizer reserves the right to change the price, change the program or cancel the trip at the latest 5 days before the departure. In case a passenger cancels the cancellation rates of YUTA are applied. Every 11th passenger travels for free. This program will be realized for a minimum of 25 and a maximum of 30 persons. Fewer people in group mean better mobility and more attention from the guide