Danube and Sava River Cruise of Belgrade
- River cruise: See parts of Old Town, New Belgrade, and the historic Zemun neighborhood that most visitors don't, while relaxing aboard a comfortable catamaran. Dinner optional.
- Belgrade Fortress: High on a hill over the Danube and Sava junction stands Kalemegdan, a historic citadel fought over by Romans, Austrians, Ottomans, and Serbs – struggles remembered at the Victor's Statue.
- Ada Cinganlija Island: Embankments connecting the mainland to the island create a 2½ mile artificial lake for water fun, including a nudist beach on the island side.
About this Belgrade Tour
The beauty of Belgrade's squares and gardens is enhanced by 192 monuments and 237 sculptures. And there isn't a more pleasingly peaceful way to see some of the most famous landmarks than this cruise.
Belgrade's two rivers are sights unto themselves, forming a spectacular delta in the middle of the city: the Danube, immortalized in music by Johann Strauss and in paint by countless artists drawn to its serene passage past bustling banks. And the Sava, the longest river in the Balkans, dotted along its shoreline by splavs, Belgrade's popular floating river clubs.
From the Sava, you can take impressive pictures of Old Town to one side, then turn to the other for views of New Belgrade and the historic neighborhood of Zemun, almost a living time capsule of Serbian life in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Your scenic ride will take you past natural preserves and under quaint bridges to magnificent landmarks like the Kalemegdan Fortress, which has protected the city for over 17 centuries, and Ada Ciganlija Island, Belgrade's most popular spot for water fun.
You'll also see the Statue of the Victor, proudly standing 45 feet high on the grounds of Kalemegdan Park. It was built in 1928 to commemorate the Kingdom of Serbia's victories over the Ottoman Empire during the Balkan Wars, and Austria-Hungary during World War I.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy a view of Belgrade that follows a different beat. It's the rhythm of rivers: perhaps a waltz.
That falcon better watch its talons
Belgrade was far more conservative in 1928 than it is today, which explains the location of the Statue of the Victor. The statue holds a vigilant falcon in one hand and a sword on the other. A closer look reveals that the male figure is devoid of even a loincloth. The Victor was intended for Belgrade's central Terazije Square, but was installed in more distant Kalemegdan Park when the stark-naked statue caused an uproar.
Please make your way to the entrance of the Farmer's market "Zeleni venac" in the Savamala neighborhood. Your guide will meet you there. Look for your name on the tour sign.
As in many cities, keep your wallet or purse secured and leave the bling behind. Flat shoes make walking on cobblestones much easier.
Travelers need to be able to board and leave the river Boat unaided. A minimal amount of walking is required. This is not a wheelchair accessible tour.
Boat Tour, Scenic, Cultural
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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