Explore the Roman Emperors and Danube Wine Route

Visitors will easily discover the great value of the sites along the most exciting and second longest European river. You can try the overwhelmingly beautiful long-distance experience of crossing the entire area from the Adriatic Sea to the Danube Delta (the Black Sea), or you can spend your holidays discovering only parts of the Route – it’s up to you.

 

Whether you’re hiking, driving, cycling, travelling by boat or train, or combining the lot, the cross-border journey along the ancient Roman Danube Limes will reveal the outstanding natural beauty of the river Danube and hidden historic and archaeological treasures, still mostly unknown – some of the archaeological sites have been discovered, excavated and scientifically researched only recently, during the last several decades. You will be amazed by the abundance and quality of evidence of ancient Roman presence in this part of Europe.

 

Viticulture here is over two thousand years old. The wines produced in the region were among the best in Europe in the 19th century. Vineyards will keep beckoning you to come and taste local dishes and wines along the way. Definitely taste the big brands but never forget the small, family-run wine cellars – they are an experience in itself! Local and regional food and wine will convince even the most sceptical gourmets and wine enthusiasts.

 

If you are still not convinced, consider the unbeatable hospitality and friendliness of the people living along the Danube. So, pack up, come and enjoy our Route and take home unforgettable memories.

PLAY VIDEO >

PLAY VIDEO >

Itinerary #1

Between Budapest and Belgrade – A Cultural and Gastronomic Experience

Itinerary: Budapest > Pécs > Villany > Pécs > Osijek via Baranja Wine Region > Sremska Mitrovica-Fruška Gora > Novi Sad > Stari Kostolac > Smederevo > Belgrade

Duration: 8 days

On this journey you will explore the eventful history of Hungary and Serbia from Roman times to the development of modern cities with outstanding cultural offers, accompanied by unique culinary experiences of the Hungarian, Slavonian and Serbian gastronomy.

 

Starting in Hungary`s beautiful capital Budapest, this journey leads you through the picturesque cities Pécs in Hungary and Novi Sad in Serbia, along wine regions with extraordinary local wines and culinary offers, centuries-old fortresses and through the ancient Roman history along the Danube river. At the end of the journey you will discover the lively and exciting capital of Serbia – Belgrade.

Itinerary #2

Between Zagreb and Belgrade – Diverse Culture and Authentic Gastronomy

Itinerary: Zagreb > Sisak > Virovitica > Osijek via Baranja Wine Region > Sremska Mitrovica-Fruška Gora > Novi Sad > Stari Kostolac > Smederevo > Belgrade

Duration: 8 days

Discover the unique culinary diversity of Slavonia and Serbia, immerse yourself in the millennia-old history of these regions dating back to Roman times and explore modern cities rich in cultural experiences.

 

In the capitals of Zagreb and Belgrade you will enjoy the vibrant city life with exciting historical and cultural highlights. In contrast to this are the relaxed and picturesque cities Osijek in Croatia and Novi Sad in Serbia. You can expect special culinary regions with excellent wines and regional cuisine, historical fortresses and a fascinating Roman history along the Danube.

Itinerary #3

Between Belgrade and Sofia – In the footsteps of the Roman Emperors, a discovery of culture and unspoiled nature

Itinerary: Belgrade > Smederevo > Viminacium > Golubac > Lepenski Vir > Djerdap > Kladovo > Rajacke Pimnice > Felix Romuliana > Zajecar > Belogradchik > Vratsa > Sofia

Duration: 8 days

During this journey through the Balkans you will follow the footsteps of the Romans and discover the history and exceptional natural beauty of Serbia and Bulgaria from Roman settlements to modern cities with a rich cultural life, accompanied by traditional gastronomy and quality wines.

 

Your journey will start in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia and one of the most vibrant cities of the Balkans. From here you will follow the Danube, the border of the former Roman empire, and discover Roman excavations, medieval fortresses, areas of exceptional natural beauty and numerous wine yards. The tour will end in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia which history dates back to times even before the Romans came.

Itinerary #4

Between Budapest and Sofia – Cultural heritage, unspoiled nature and gastronomy in 4 countries along the Danube

Itinerary: Budapest > Pécs > Villany > Pécs > Osijek via Baranja Wine Region > Sremska Mitrovica-Fruška Gora > Novi Sad > Stari Kostolac > Smederevo > Belgrade > Smederevo > Viminacium > Golubac > Lepenski Vir > Djerdap > Kladovo > Rajacke Pimnice > Felix Romuliana > Zajecar > Belogradchik > Vratsa > Sofia

Duration: 13 days

On this journey you will discover the history and exceptional natural beauty of Hungary, Croatia, Serbia and Bulgaria. During the tour you will visit three capitals, several historical sites from Roman and Medieval times and explore beautiful landscapes. The tour will be complimented by local and traditional gastronomy and wines.

 

Starting in Hungary`s beautiful capital Budapest, this journey leads you through the picturesque cities Pécs in Hungary and Novi Sad in Serbia. You will visit Belgrade, the capital of Serbia and one of the most vibrant and exciting cities of the Balkans. The tour will end in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia which history dates back to times even before the Romans came.

Itinerary #5

Discover the Roman heritage in Serbia where 13 Roman emperors where born

Itinerary: Belgrade > Smederevo > Viminacium > Golubac > Lepenski Vir > Djerdap > Kladovo > Rajacke Pimnice > Felix Romuliana > Zajecar > Nis > Belgrade

Duration: 8 days

Follow the footsteps of the Roman emperors in Serbia, a country in which 13 Roman emperors where born. Discover the history and natural beauty of this country located in the heart of the Balkans and enjoy the traditional gastronomy and excellent wines.

 

Your journey will start in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia and one of the most vibrant cities of the Balkans. From here you will follow the Danube, the border of the former Roman empire, and discover Roman excavations, medieval fortresses, areas of exceptional natural beauty and numerous wine yards. You will visit Nis, the city in which the Roman emperor Constantine the great was born, before returning back to Belgrade.

Itinerary #6

Romania, Bulgaria & Serbia: Charming Cities, Culture, History and an Enchanting Wine Village

Itinerary: Bucharest > Brașov > Sibiu > Alba Iulia > Hunedoara > Sarmizegetusa > Baile Herculane > Kladovo > Rajačke Pimnice > Gamzigrad > Zaječar > Belogradchik > Vratsa > Pleven > Veliko Tarnovo > Svishtov > Ruse > Bucharest

Duration: 10 days

This round-trip leads along 3 different Balkan countries endowed with rich culture, impressive Roman heritage sites, historical fortresses and an enchanting wine village.

 

After discovering Romania’s elegant and dynamic capital, Bucharest, the route leads you further and further into the country with breathtaking nature and cultural richness. In undiscovered Eastern Serbia you will have an unforgettable culinary and cultural experience with outstanding hospitality making you forget the time in the Negotin wine region. You will also explore the remarkable UNESCO site “Gamzigrad-Romuliana, Palace of Galerius”. In Bulgaria awaits you a mysterious fortress once built into the rock by the Romans, fascinating medieval architecture and Roman archeological sites surrounded by beautiful nature.