The Danube Delta Tour will reveal to you one of the most exotic areas in Europe. During this tour of two days, you’ll take an excursion to a world of forests jutting out from water, you’ll admire hundreds of bird species, and you’ll find yourself totally surrounded by this very beautiful and almost surreal landscape. The tour of the Danube Delta includes accommodation in a traditional village where people still live according to the old ways.
Type: private tour, cultural tour
Distance: 740km / 453mi
Regions: Wallachia, Dobrogea, Danube Delta
Accommodation: in a traditional village; en suite rooms
Group of 2-3 persons – €353/person
Group of 4-8 persons – €234/person
BUCHAREST – CONSTANTA – DANUBE DELTA
The Danube Delta Tour starts in Bucharest at 9AM. From your hotel, you’ll be taken to the city of Constanta, the main sea port of Romania. On the way you’ll admire the Anghel Saligny Bridge, inaugurated by Carol I in 1895.
In Constanta, one of the largest cities of Romania and by far the oldest, you’ll take a walking tour and visit a Roman edifice which dates back to the 4th century. You’ll admire the monument of Ovidius (Ovid), the exiled Roman poet who was buried just where the statue stands today. Although Romania was under Ottoman control for some 400 years, there are few mosques left in the country. One of them, however, is to be found in Constanta. It was built in 1912 and inaugurated in the presence of the Romanian king, Carol I. The tour of Constanta ends with a short stroll along the beach, and it is here that you’ll admire the extraordinary architecture of the Casino, once a major attraction of the Black Sea coast but now in ruins.
On the way to the Danube Delta you’ll stop in Mamaia, a famous Romanian resort, known for its sandy beaches as well as for its crazy summer night parties.
The first day of the Danube Delta Tour ends in a traditional village.
Accommodation in Danube Delta: traditional village
DANUBE DELTA – BUCHAREST
In the morning you’ll take a private boat for a tour of the Danube Delta. The Danube River, the second longest European River after the Volga, changed both the history and geography of the continent of Europe. Napoleon used to call it “the king of all rivers”.
The 3 branches of the Danube Delta form the last European sanctuary and the largest marshland of the same continent. It seems that the Danube Delta boasts the largest bed of reeds in the world. They act as a purifier, thus making the water drinkable. The total area of the Danube amounts to 58000ha (143321 acres). The entire area consists of lakes, virgin forests, natural or manmade channels, and a few human settlements. There is no other better European destination for bird watching, taking into consideration that the Danube Delta hosts more than 320 species of birds, such as pelicans, ibises, egrets, cormorants, etc. There are 45 species of fish, catfish and pike perch being the most common. During the four-hour boat ride you’ll have the time to admire all these wonders of nature.
After the lunch you’ll be transferred back to Bucharest where the Danube Delta Tour ends.
End of the tour
- Transportation by modern car
- Licensed English-speaking tour guide/driver
- Accommodation for one night – en suite rooms
- Entrance fees to sites included in the program
- 4-hour boat ride in the Danube Delta