Serbia may be landlocked, but it boasts one of the most spectacular stretches of the Danube, including Djerdap National Park’s astounding Iron Gates Gorge. From lively Belgrade – where the Danube and Sava Rivers converge – to historic Novi Sad with its Austro-Hungarian Old Town, Serbia is full of gems that will take you off the typical tourist trail.
In capital Belgrade, wander the buzzing pedestrian boulevard of Knewz Mihailova and rest in the tranquillity of sacred St. Sava, the world’s largest Orthodox Church.
Tour the Mesolithic settlement of Lepenski Vir before sailing through the spectacular Iron Gates Gorge. At 3 kilometres long the towering rock cliffs serve as a natural border between neighbouring Serbia and Romania.
Largely off the tourist map, prepare to be awed by the remains of the 10-tower fortified town of Golubac. Hear about its tumultuous history as a border control defence in the Middle Ages, and a source of conflict between Serbia, the Habsburg Monarchy and the Ottoman Empire.