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Iron Gates

Danube River, Orsova 225200, Romania
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Along the Danube

Very spectacular landscape, the road along the Danube from Drobeta to Orsova is very beautiful with... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Simona S
Ploiesti, Romania
Pretty part of the Danube

Most of the Danube is scenic for the cities, quaint towns or vineyards, but this is the most... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Robert L
Amherst, Massachusetts
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“Along the Danube”
“Pretty part of the Danube ”
Danube River, Orsova 225200, Romania
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Reviewed yesterday

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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 28 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 5 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
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a 3 hours cruise, starting from and ending at Orsova. The scenic part of the Danuba is quite far, so take your time for the cruise. We could see the statue of Decebalus,Traian stone, etc. Explanations were given in Romanian only but a...More

Thank Thierry D
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Iron Gates I system is one of the largest hydraulic engineering in Europe and the largest on the Danube. Iron Gates area has a rich archaeological, historical and tourist potential. Roman fort and the ruins of the bridge built by Emperor Trajan over the Danube...More

1  Thank carmen u
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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?
4 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
17 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
I want to take a short, cruise through the Iron Gates, boarding in Severin and ending in Orsova. Are there private boats available to do this and what is the schedule and price?
12 August 2015|
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