Cruising along the Danube

Cruising along the Danube


Three days / two nights – by boat and bus, with the optional excursion to the wine cellars at Rajac village and Vratna gates

2020 departures : 05, 26. JUN; 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 JUL; 7, 14, 21, 28 AUGUST; 4, 11, 18, 25 SEPTEMBER; 2, 9 OKTOBER

Day 1: Belgrade – Smederevo – Ram – Veliko Gradiste – Golubac – Djerdap Gorge – Donji Milanovac – Tekija –Kladovo  (240km): 

Meeting with passengers at the Port of Belgrade (Karadjordjeva Street, next to the Branko’s Bridge) at 7:30 a.m. Boarding till 7:40h. Aquastar Maxim cruiser departs at 7:50 am. Cruise starts from the famous Belgrade fortress towards Kladovo, passing by Smederevo Fortrss, the confluence of the Morava and Danube rivers, medieval fortress of Ram, in the area where the Danube is the widest in Serbia. Ram fortress was built in the late 15th century on the site which was later known as safe point for entering/exiting then occupied Serbia. Cruise continues then to the Silver Lake and Veliko Gradiste, passing by the Golubac Fortress where we enter the DjerdapNational Park, also known as the Iron Gate. We cruise through the longest and deepest gorge in Europe, area of unique flora and fauna, where remains of one of the oldest European settlements can be seen. Passing Donji Milanovac, you will have the opportunity to visit the place where the Roman Emperor Trajan left a permanent imprint on the rock, known as Tabula Traiana. Arriving in Tekija after a 9.5 hour cruise. Short bus transfer to Kladovo. Accommodation at the “Aquastar Danube” Hotel. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 2: full day free at leisure or optional excursion 

Breakfast. Free time for Spa & Wellness activities (pool, sauna) or going to the optional excursion: Kladovo – Vratna Gates – Rajac – Kladovo (8h). Short drive to the village Vratna where you can see the three highest, nature made stone bridges in Europe, over Vratna River. Nearby this natural phenomenon is the old Vratna Monastery which was built in the 14th century. The excursion continues through the town of Negotin and arriving at the Rajac vineries. According to the official reports Rajac vineries consist of more than 160 underground objects. Vineries are well known for their high quality wines. After the tour of the vineries, lunch is served and wine tasting is offered. Arrival at the hotel.  Price: Adults30 € per person, children 0-7 y.o. – 15€.  Paying at the hotel. Please note, minimum of 15 persons is required for excursions to be realized. Dinner. Overnight

Day 3:  Kladovo – Djerdap Archeological Museum – HP Djerdap – Lepenski Vir – Golubac Fortress – Belgrade (240km)

Breakfast at the hotel and departure by bus at 9:00 am. Visiting Djerdap’s Archaeological museum in Kladovo, whose exhibition covers remnants of different Danube cultures from prehistoric, Roman and medieval periods.  Next stop is Hydro-power plant Djerdap, built in 1974.y as the biggest project of the year in Europe. It significantly changed the position of the Danube River, the local villages as well as cultural and historical monuments that are located nearby. Driving along the Danube River towards Donji Milanovac, lunch break. Arriving at the archaeological site of Lepenski Vir, which was known as one of the oldest European and world urban settlements, as well as culturally advanced for the Middle Stone Age period (6500 BCE). The journey continues on towards Belgrade, with a short stop at the Golubac Fortress. The fortress was built in mid-14th century, and was many times demolished and rebuilt as a border fortress between Serbia, Hungary and Turkey. This is where the official sightseeing and program ends and after a short drive, arrival in Belgrade is expected in the early evening.

Price : 175 EUR per person /double occupancy/; Single supplement : 40  EUR, children 0-7 yrs FREE, 7-11,99 yrs 50% discount

Included : Danube Cruise from Belgrade to Tekija village according to the travel program, two nights accommodation at Aquastar Danube Hotel 4* in Kladovo, based on halfboard (buffet breakfast and dinner), use of Spa center facilities in the hotel (pool, sauna, hot tub…), bus  transfers from Tekija village to Kladovo on the 1st day, and last day from Kladovo to Belgrade, breakfast and lunch on the boat during cruise, lunch on the last day, entrance to Archeological Museum ,HP Djerdap,  Lepenski Vir, Golubac Fortress, staying taxes and assurance in hotel and on boat, services of tour guide and local guides, tolls and fees.

Tour price does not include: drinks on the ship during cruise, optional excursions on 2nd day, other individual expenses.

The program may slightly change by the start of the season.

The Luxury cruiser boat Aquastar Maxim was built in 2014. This cruiser is 28 meters long and 7 meters wide. Capacity of 70 seats in the lounge area of the Aquastar Maxim boat is equipped with a bar portion and two large LCD high-resolution monitors and the modern sound system. The Aquastar Maxim Cruiser is equipped on the upper sun deck with an adequate number of deck chairs, which contributes to the full enjoyment of the cruise.