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Iron Gates

Danube River, Orsova 225200, Romania
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Amazing views

We took a river cruise and all of the days that we were ata port were great, however being able to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Juan D
Fantastic Scenery

We cruised through the lower Danube area enroute to the Iron Gates. The beautiful gorge with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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5 days ago
“Amazing views”
1 week ago
“Fantastic Scenery”
Danube River, Orsova 225200, Romania
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We took a river cruise and all of the days that we were ata port were great, however being able to navigate the danube and were able to see the Kings sculpture was a unique experience, full of natural wonders.

Thank Juan D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We cruised through the lower Danube area enroute to the Iron Gates. The beautiful gorge with limestone cliffs forms the boundary between Serbia and Romania. The gorge is on the Danube between Romania and Serbia and separates the Carpathian Mountains from the Balkan Mountains. An...More

Thank ITRT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very spectacular landscape, the road along the Danube from Drobeta to Orsova is very beautiful with Danube on one side and hills with forests on the other side. Iron Gates, the hydro power plant can be visited, although not much is being visited inside. The...More

Thank Simona S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Most of the Danube is scenic for the cities, quaint towns or vineyards, but this is the most dramatic for natural beauty. The 3 parts of the Iron Gate are all beautiful, punctuated by the carved head. We did this on a river cruise but...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoying our cruise viewing the operation of the locks , seeing the caves along the gorge and finally the carved face st entrance of the iron Gate.

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Impressive feat of engineering - it is always interesting to see how the phenomenal resources of nature can be managed to our advantage. The locks are just locks if not quite big locks, the scenery is splendid on the way up and through the gorge.

Thank TrevB56
Reviewed 5 May 2017

A two hour boat trip from Orsova gives you stunning views or Romania's equivalent of Mount Rushmore, the huge carved head of Dacian Chief Dechebal and a relocated Roman plaque that marked the commeration of Trajan's bridge across the Danube.Great views, towering cliffs, history and...More

Thank Charlie O
Reviewed 20 March 2017

A cruise from Orsova to Iron Gates can be an unforgettable trip because alternating images of mountains, forests, water, plains, history, remain in your brain. The huge Decebal statue stands over the Danube Defile. The journey can be accomplished both on road and water, but...More

Thank Mirela T
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We have been fortunate enough to cruise on the totality of the Danube River and we have found that the portion of the Higher Danube between Nuremberg and Budapest is more scenic than the Lower Danube between Budapest and the Black Sea . In fact...More

2  Thank belleretraite
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We sailed thru the Iron Gates doing a Danube River Cruise. The scenery is beautiful. We went in October and the fall Colors were just beautiful. A river cruise is relaxing to begin with, but then add in nothing but nature for miles, with a...More

1  Thank dad414
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Any recommendation on a B&B or hotel on the Serbian side of the Iron Gates, in or outside the Djerdap NP?
5 January 2017|
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Response from Thierry D | Reviewed this property |
No , I did not visit the Serbian side.
Jane W
Hi We are taking a river cruise with Select Explorer from Passau, Germany to Giurgiu, Romania. Am I correct to assume we will pass through the Iron Gates on the Danube. I am a bit confused as our cruise is offering a tour by bus of the Iron Gates? Not sure if it is just a money grab or if some River Cruises do not pass through this area. Looking at the map it looks like the only way to go! Any information you have would be much appreciated. Regards
18 September 2016|
Response from booptraveler | Reviewed this property |
We were on a Viking cruise and we did spend the day after visiting Belgrade cruising the gorge & Iron Gate en route to Bulgaria. . Maybe it is a bus tour to visit the lock system? (We did that when we went thru the Panama... More