Excursion

Belgrade Kayak Safari

Discover the many facets of Belgrade from the unique perspective of your kayak as you navigate the largest rivers in Serbia, the Sava and the Danube.

  • Code
    BEG-04
  • Level
    Extreme
  • Walking Type
    Medium
  • Activity Type
    Adventures
  • Age
    12 & above
  • Duration
    3 Hours
Your Belgrade kayak experience starts just a 30-minute motor coach drive from your Crystal ship, where you’ll begin your paddle toward Lido Beach for a fresh viewpoint of the spectacular city of Belgrade. This kayak adventure will highlight the historical and cultural points of Belgrade, and also take you into a protected nature reserve area in the heart of the city. As you navigate the two largest rivers that flow through Belgrade – the Sava and the Danube – learn about the famous nightlife and fascinating history that shape the modern capital.

After approximately two hours of kayak exploration, arrive at The Great War Island, located at the confluence of Sava and Danube rivers. It has a triangular shape and covers an area of 1.3 square miles. Its low, marshy profile means that it is often flooded by the Danube, but it gained importance – and its militant name – due to its strategic value as a wartime viewpoint. One intriguing point of interest on the island is the canal of Veliki Galijas. Over time, the canal has been cut off from the Danube and effectively turned into a lake, and the primary bird and fish spawning area on the island. Currently some two-thirds of the island are used as a nature preserve for 196 bird species, many of which are endangered.

Lido Beach is located on the northern tip of the island, beckoning you to take a break from paddling and enjoy some refreshments on the sand and free time in the sunshine. You will then board your motor coach and return to your Crystal ship.

Important Notes:
This is an active experience suitable only for guests who are physically fit. It is not accessible for those in wheelchairs or with physical limitations. Minimum age to participate is 12 years old, and minors under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. It is recommended that guests dress in layered clothing appropriate for the season and wear sunglasses, and comfortable footwear. Guests should bring swimwear, towels, sunglasses, hats and sunscreen.