The Danube Delta & Black Sea Coast 2-Day Private Tour
Explore the miracle world of the Danube Delta, considered Europe’s last natural paradise, then tour the city of Constanta, Romania’s largest port at the Black Sea, on a private 2-day tour with your personal guide.
Tour type: nature & wildlife, culture, history, city
Explore the Danube Delta, Europe’s most significant and best preserved delta, considered a bird’s paradise. The Danube Delta is a delight for bird-watching, fishing, photographers and nature lovers. The landscape composed of an intricate network of channels, lakes, marshes dominated by reeds forming floating reed islands is unique. The greatest stretch of reed beds in the world provides resting and breeding places for over 300 species of birds, among which the White Pelican, a true symbol of Danube Delta, the Cormorant and the Great White Egret. You will be able to admire them during a 3-hour boat trip.
The next day discover Constanta and the atmosphere of this windswept city on the Black Sea coast. Modern day Constanta is the ancient Tomis with a history going back to 600 BC. We will stroll around its Old Town, enjoy the seafront promenade, relax over a coffee in the old port and climb to the top of the Great Mosque before returning to Bucharest.
Danube Delta is by all means exceptional. Check-out these amazing facts about the Danube Delta!
— The Danube Delta is the second largest deltas in Europe, and moreover, the most significant and best preserved of Europe’s deltas.
— The Danube Delta is the only delta in the world designated a Biosphere Reserve, and it is actually the third area in the world in terms of biodiversity, after the Great Reed Barrier and the Galapagos Archipelagos.
— The Danube Delta holds a triple international protection status: it was designated a Biosphere Reserve since 1990, it was recognized as a Wetland of International Importance under the RAMSAR International Convention for Wetlands in 1991, and was listed as UNESCO Cultural and Natural World Heritage in 1991.
The best time to visit Danube Delta is in May and September, as these are the two main migration periods for birds. Also the entire summer period is fantastic. Be aware of mosquitoes in the summer evenings (bring mosquitoes repellent with you).
The Danube Delta may be spectacular in winter too. Many birds migrate from Siberia and can only be seen in the Danube Delta, between November and March.
Duration 2 days/1 night
Activity level light physical demands
Price 580 Eur/tour/for up to 4 persons (in shared room)
What is included
– your guide/driver fee and expenses (1-night accommodation)
– transport by personal car, a 2014 Volkswagen Golf air conditioned (for up to 4 persons)
– all parking fees and fuel
– entry permits to the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve
– traveler accommodation for 1 night at hotel in the Danube Delta (consider around 70 EUR/double room/night at good 3*-4* hotel)
– cost of boat trip in the Danube Delta (a SHARED cost of 70 EUR)
– food & drink of your choice; consider around 18 EUR/person the cost of a meal at a local restaurant; breakfast is included in the room rate;
Meeting location at your hotel or location within city limits, at 08:00 AM or as agreed
We set off early in the morning for the Danube Delta. After about 4 hours drive we stop for lunch in Tulcea, to a nice local fish restaurant, before shortly getting to Murighiol, our entryway to the Danube Delta. From here a small motor boat will take us on a trip in the delta. For almost 3 hours we will go along small channels lined with a lush vegetation of willows and reeds and lakes with white and yellow water lilies. We will see lots of birds such as pelicans, swans, herons, cormorants, egrets in their natural environment. Check in to our hotel in Murighiol where we spend the night. Evening at leisure, dinner of your choice at the restaurant.
After breakfast, travel by car to Constanta. We start from Ovidiu Square, the main square of the old town of Constanta. Stroll around the streets and on the seafront promenade, then enjoy lunch in one of the restaurants in the old marina bay. Climb to the top of Great Mosque for nice views of the city and the sea. Evening return to Bucharest.