A private tour for your group only! No other tourists! As always, we are happy to create a specialized tour to meet your interests and requests. If you’d like to extend your stay in the Danube Delta, please let us know!
The Danube River flows 2,850km (1,770 miles) before it enters the Black Sea. The mouth of this mighty river forms the Danube Delta, the third most important wetland in the world. More than 300 species of birds live in or visit the delta during the year, and millions of birds stop here during their migration from as far away as China and Africa. The area is home to more than 3,450 animal species and 1,700 plant species. Whether you visit for the wildlife and biodiversity, to explore the “youngest” landscape of Europe, or to experience quiet and solitude, something awaits you here.
For two days and one night, we will focus on this unique area of Romania. Besides time in the Danube Delta, we’ll visit Constanta, Romania’s principal seaport, and Tulcea, “The Threshold of the Delta.”
This is a moderately active tour! Most days are light to moderately paced - but two days are strenuous - with 2-8 miles of walking, lots of stairs, and hilly terrain.
Bucharest to Constanta to Mamai OR Histria to Tulcea, 358km (222 miles)
An early start for this adventure! We will pick you and your group up at the hotel or address where you are staying at 08:00. We’ll drive about three hours, straight to Constanta, where we’ll begin with a panoramic tour of the city.
When the Romans arrived in Constanta in the 100 BC, they considered the Black Sea to be the very edge of the empire. It was so far away, this is where Caesar Augustus banished the poet Ovid in 8 AD. Today, the main square is named after him, Piata Ovidiu. Constanta has some worthwhile museums for your visit, as well as a pretty portside walk. Your guide will help you decide how to spend your time here: some choices include Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, the Mosque of Constanta, St. Andrew’s Cave Monastery, Capidava Fortress, or Constanta Casino. Lunch is on your own at one of the local restaurants. Your guide will gladly provide recommendations.
After lunch, we’ll continue to Mamaia, Romania’s most popular area for seaside resorts, or to Histria, founded in 657 BC, the oldest Greek settlement in Romania. When you book your tour, we will describe each option and help you choose. Both options are excellent—it depends on which appeals to your group.
After a pleasant afternoon, we will continue to Tulcea. Just like Rome, Tulcea was founded on seven hills in the 7th century BC by the Dacians; this is interesting because the Romans would later conquer the city. Its Old Quarter is charming. Today, it’s the starting point for ferries and daily boat excursions into the Delta. We’ll spend the night here. Depending on the time of year, you will sleep at a 3-Star hotel or in a local guesthouse. Your guide will help you find the perfect restaurant for dinner on your own.
An excursion to the Danube Delta and return to Bucharest, 281km (175 miles)
This morning we will have breakfast at the hotel, then set off for an exciting tour of the Danube Delta. With a certified English-speaking guide and member of the Association of Professional Guides of the Danube Delta, we will spend the day exploring this unique biosphere.
The delta is Romania’s youngest landscape, formed only 13,000 years ago when silt from the river caused the Gulf of Tulcea to close. Even today, the sand and banks are constantly shifting as more mud and silt are deposited by the Danube. Over half of this extraordinary ecosystem is intact and protected by the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Authority (DDBRA). We partner with Discover Danube Delta, a tour company dedicated to providing outstanding tours while sustaining the environment.
Our Danube Delta Tour will leave promptly at 10:00, so we will be at the Port Aval dock at 09:45. For about seven hours, our guides will take us along the channels, pointing out the sights and explaining the history of the wetlands. Be sure and bring your camera! We will enjoy a traditional fish lunch at Mila 23 village on the left bank of the Sulina channel. This is your chance to try the famous bors (borscht), the local soup with fish and vegetables. (Lunch not included in the tour price.) Our clients have described this day as being “beyond expectations!”
In the afternoon, we will return to Tulcea and begin the drive back to Bucharest. We will make a dinner stop during the four-hour trip. (Dinner not included in the tour price.) We will return you to your hotel or any address you wish. We’re confident that you will be delighted with your trip to a unique corner of Romania!
General information and terms:
NOTE: Because of the unique biodiversity of this area, many clients prefer to extend their visit to the Danube Delta. We are happy to adapt this itinerary to meet your interests and needs!
Private group of 2 people: €371/person
Private group of 3 people: €325/person
Private group of 4 people: €318/person
Private group of 6 people: €299/person
Children between 7-12 years old: 15% discount
NOTE: A minimum of 2 people is required for this tour.
Duration: Two days, one night (643km or 399 miles)
Start time: 08:00 Please be ready at 07:45 to allow for traffic conditions.
Start and end: Bucharest
Operating period: 1 May through 30 September
Operating days: Monday -Sunday
IMPORTANT! The fine print: Cosmo Travel is the company that arranges the Beauty of the Danube Delta 2-Day Tour. It is not responsible if sites on the itinerary are closed without prior notification, or for any reason the day of your tour.
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