Discover the Danube: City and Wildness Tour
Price: 540 EUR
Duration: 6 nights
Why choose this: The Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve has the third largest biodiversity in the world. This tour in the eastern part of Romania offers a very good possibility of relax for 6 nights, or more, upon request.
The offer includes: Transportation + Guide + Accommodation 6 nights + Two Boat trips + Fishing + Half Board Pension
The Experience includes:
- Hotel pick-up & drop-off;
- Airport transfer (round trip);
- Transportation by air conditioned car or van;
- English or Italian Speaking guide non-stop + local guide;
- Accommodation 6 nights 4* hotels or Premium Residences/Villas as described in the program;
- Two Boat trips as described in the program;
- Possibility to fish in the lakes near the hotel or during the boat trips;
- Half Board Pension with typical dinner and folklor program + local dance and music (when is possible);
- Stay taxes.
- Lunch, drinks, other expenses
- Optional activities:
- Canoeing & kayaking
- Bird watching
- Wine tasting
- Scuba diving in the Black Sea
- Helicopter tours
- Guided ATV rides
Day 1. Arrival Bucharest. Sightseeing in Bucharest if it we have time. Accommodation, Hotel 4* Ambassador or similar.
Day 2. Bucharest – Half Day City Tour in Bucharest – Lunch – Braila – Dinner. Accommodation Residenza Dutzu or similar.
Day 3. Full Day city Tour in Braila – Lunch typical romanian food – Dinner. Accommodation Residenza Dutzu or similar.
Day 4. Braila – Iacob Hill – Macin Mountains – Enisala Fortress - Danube Delta. Accommodation Puflene Resort or similar.
Day 5. Danube Delta Trip by boat + Bird watching. Fishing Adventure, optional. Typical Fish menu lunch and dinner (or different, on request) . Accommodation Puflene Resort or similar
Day 6. Danube Delta Trip by boat + Bird watching + Fauna infotrip. Typical Fish menu lunch and dinner (or different, on request) + Popular local dances and music, when possible.
Day 7. Bye Bye Danube Delta – Bucharest – Otopeni (departure home)
About this tour
Known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards, glorious Belle Époque buildings and a reputation for the high life (which in the 1900s earned its nickname of "Little Paris"), Bucharest, Romania's largest city and capital, is today a bustling metropolis.
Romanian legend has it that the city of Bucharest was founded on the banks of the Dambovita River by a shepherd named Bucur, whose name literarily means "joy." His flute playing reportedly dazzled the people and his hearty wine from nearby vineyards endeared him to the local traders, who gave his name to the place.
Which attractions we visit in this tour: Village Museum, Palace of the Parlament, Orthodox Cathedral, City Center, Vlad the Impaler Dracula’s Court, House of Free Press, Cotroceni Palace, Revolution Square with Royal Palace, Romanian Athaenaeum,Central Library, ex Central Comunist Commitee, Calea Victoriei, Arch of Triumph, Stavropoleos Church, CEC Bank, National History Museum, St. Demeter Church.
Dinner at Caru’ cu Bere Restaurant, known for being one of the oldest restaurants in town.
Braila City Highlights
From 1538–1540 until 1829 the town and its surroundings were controlled by the Ottoman Empire, who changed its name into Ibraila.
During the 19th century, the town became one of the three most important ports on the Danube River in the region of Walachia, the other two being Turnu Magurele and Giurgiu. Most of the goods exported from Romania where loaded and shipped from here.
Braila's Old Town, severely damaged during the Russo-Turkish war of 1828-1829 and rebuilt in the 1830s, retains some of its 19th century grandeur when the city's investors made fortunes in the shipping business and built elegant villas, some of which have been fully restored.
Romanian biologist and physician, Prof. Ana Aslan, founder of the Geriatric Institute in Bucharest and inventor of the famous anti-aging Gerovital H3 formula, was born in Braila in 1897
Johnny Raducanu, Romania's very own Louis Armstrong, founder of the Romanian Jazz School, was born in Braila in 1931.
Braila features one of Romania's oldest electrical tramlines. Launched at the end of the 19th century the system is still in use.
The Old Town, spread around Traian Square (Piata Traian), features several points of interest: the Romanian OrthodoxChurch (Sf. Mihail si Gravril), which served as mosque during the Ottoman rule; the Greek Church built between 1862 and 1872, displaying frescoes painted in 1890 by Romanian artist Gheorghe Tattarescu; the 1865 St. Nicholas Church (Biserica Sf. Nicolae), the 19th century Maria Filotti Theatre - named after the Romanian actress, Maria Filotti (1883-1956), the Braila County Museum, and the historical Water Tower.
For a view of the nearby Macin Mountains, stroll through Braila's public park, located above the bank of the Danube River.
The Macin Mountains are of remarkable importance in the country's mountains, being the oldest mountains in Romania. Due to the numerous historical vestiges, the researchers' interest is focused on the archaeological excavations and equally on the research of existing vast natural treasure here – geological, botanical and zoological.
The Macin Mountains National Park's available natural potential is making it accessible to a wide range of tourists, interested in hiking, landscapes, flora, local fauna, studies and documentaries (documentations).
On different levels of vegetation, between 7 and 467 m - Tutuiatu Peak, we meet the unique steppe landscapes on the slopes, followed by forests with oak, flowering ash, hornbeam and downy oak, leading to bushes on the peaks and cliffs, and steppe-looking alpine meadows.
In the park there is one of the oldest, exciting and known reserves of our country – the Beech Valley Natural Reservation. It is characterized by the unique and vigorous presence of Tauric beech, which shows intermediate characters between the native beech, Oriental beech and coppice flora, unique in Dobrogea and similar to Crimean beech forests.
The mighty Danube River flows 1,788 miles from its springs in Germany's Black Forest to the Black Sea. Just before reaching the sea it forms the second largest and best preserved of Europe's deltas: 2,200 square miles of rivers, canals, marshes, tree-fringed lakes and reed islands. The Danube Delta is a wildlife enthusiast's (especially a bird watcher's) paradise.
Travelers can spend three or more days exploring its passages, teaming with the highest concentration of bird colonies in all of Europe. The maze of canals bordered by thatch, willows and oaks entangled in lianas, offers the perfect breeding ground for countless species of birds, some of them from as far away as China and Africa. Millions of Egyptian white pelicans arrive here every spring to raise their young, while equal numbers of Arctic geese come here to escape the harsh winters of Northern Europe.
» The Danube River is the most international river on the planet - its course runs across — or forms a part of the borders of several countries: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, and four capitals: Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and Belgrade.
» The Delta is formed around the three main channels of the Danube, named after their respective ports: Chilia (in the north), Sulina (in the middle), and Sfantu Gheorghe (in the south).
» The Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve has the third largest biodiversity in the world (over 5,500 flora and fauna species), exceeded only by the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Galapagos Archipelago in Ecuador.
» The Danube Delta is home to over 60% of the world's population of pygmy cormorants (phalacrocorax pygmeus), 50% of red-breasted geese (branta ruficollis) and the largest number of white pelicans (pelecanus onocrotalus) and Dalmatian pelicans (pelecanus crispus) in Europe.
» It also is home to the world's largest reed bed expanse – 625, 000 acres / 240,000 ha.
» Some 15,000 people inhabit the Delta area, living in 28 villages and one city (Sulina).
» More then half of the Delta Biosphere Reserve is virtually intact.
- For 8 people: 540 EUR
- For 6 people: 620 EUR
- For 4 people: 730 EUR
- For 2 people: 800 EUR
*Price is per person. For single single room, there is a supplement of 130 EUR
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