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Offer for excursions 2013 - Boat tours

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Excursion description

Welcome to Serbia!

The Danube flows into Serbia near Bezdan. Bezdan is also called “Little Venice” because it is located on 7 Danube canals. Next town on the Danube flow is Apatin, which is the first town on Danube in Serbia that has the marine. It is also known for several interesting villages close by that are interesting because of the multicultural population. There is also the town Sombor that is famous for numerous artists, farm steeds and horse carriages. Following Danube River, we arrive at Novi Sad, capital city of the Vojvodina. The town is dominated by the mighty fortress of Petrovaradin, one of the largest fortifications in Europe. During many centuries Petrovaradin fortress was last line of defense of Christian Europe from the ambitious Ottoman Empire.  In this beautiful city you will meet variety of nationalities by which this region is well known. Twenty kilometers downstream there is a historical baroque town Sremski Karlovci that is famous by the chapel of peace that has a circular shape, and in which a peace with the Turks was agreed in 1667. Seventy kilometers downstream from Novi Sad lays Belgrade, capital of Serbia. Here an imposing Kalemegdan fortress guards the confluence of Sava and Danube Rivers. Kalemegan fortress originates from 8th century and it was built by the Celts that during that period lived in this area. Belgrade is known for its many museums, in particular Nikola Tesla Museum (he was a famous Serbian scientist who discovered electric energy), military museum at Kalemegdan fortress and others (Museum of Serbian Orthodox church, museum of history, art…). The bohemian quarter Skadarlija is also well worth a visit. In this part, famous Serbian literates and musicians… created their works. Further downstream from Belgrade sturdy castles and fortresses bear witness to the country's eventful past: Smederevo was Serbia's capital in the fifteenth century, the fortress of Golubac dates from the early fourteenth-century and now  it is also available for tourist as a destination for photographing (Serbia got funds from the EU to renovate this fortress and make it more accessible to tourists). . Just a few decades ago the remains of an 8,000-year old settlement was discovered in Lepenski Vir. The site is probably the oldest along the course of the Danube. The unique stone figures unearthed at Lepenski Vir, which resembles a fish with a human head and measure up to half a meter. Lepenski vir is closed during the past two years for renovation, but on 25th July 2011 it has been reopened for tourists. Another important site is Viminacium that belongs to the Roman period and it originates from the period in between 2nd and 4th century. Viminacium has a pier for boats that is located several kilometers from the archeological site. At the time the site was created, around 40.000 soldiers and people lived there, and a year ago on the site was found a skeleton of a mammoth that will soon be available for tourists. At the very entrance in the Djerdap gorge there is a town Donji Milanova that also has a pier for boats. In this town we suggest a visit to an interesting household where you will have an opportunity to enjoy a beautiful view on Danube and to taste specialties of Vlaska cuisine. The Iron Gate is the most spectacular gorge along the Danube's course: some 150 kilometers (ninety-three miles) in length. The narrow valley used to be a difficult and hazardous segment of the river for navigation. The dam and hydroelectric station, which were jointly constructed at the Iron Gate by Yugoslavia and Romania and completed in 1972, created a lake 150 kilometers long and raised the river's level by thirty-five meters (115 feet). The project also made this segment of the river safe for navigation. Despite the changes to the area's scenery, the Iron Gate remains today one of the most majestic stretches of the Danube along its long journey from the Black Forest to the Black Sea.
Passing through the Iron Gate we will have the opportunity to see Trians table that was built by Emperor Trajan. The last town on Danube flow through Serbia is Kladovo that also has a pier for boats and where you can see archeological museum of hydro power plant Djerdap and you can also go on a power plant sightseeing tour.

 

 

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