Danube Delta Lily

Danube Delta, Hidden Treasure

This 4 nights tour offers you the opportunity to explore the magnificent Danube Delta (UNESCO World Heritage), the largest river delta in Europe and the best preserved one on the continent.

Bucharest – Tulcea – Uzlina – Sfantu Gheorghe – Bucharest

Day 1 – Arrival in Bucharest, followed by city tour and transfer to hotel. O/N in Bucharest

Day 2 – Drive towards Murighiol where we will meat with our host and continue by boat. After a home-hosted lunch enjoy a boat ride on the Delta. O/N Uzlina

Day 3 – Day trip boat ride to Sfantu-Gheorghe the place where the Danube meats the Black Sea. O/N Uzlina

Day 4 – Morning of leisure and relaxation. In the afternoon return to Bucharest. O/N in Bucharest

Day 5 – Departure day, transfer to the Airport.

Day 1 – Bucharest
Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by your private guide and start discovering the city right away. With a population of just over 2 million, Bucharest is the largest city between Berlin and Athens. Nicknamed “The little Paris” between the two World Wars, Bucharest is, nowadays, a city of contrasts. 45 years of Communist rule changed the aspect of the city dramatically, but still, traces of the old, bohemian times can be found, especially in the French architecture of the residential districts and the famous churches that still survive throughout the Romanian capital.
The city tour will give you the opportunity to admire some of the landmarks of Bucharest, such as the Arch of Triumph (inspired by the one in Paris), the Atheneum (Romania’s most famous concert hall), the Revolution Square (where the 1989 anti – Communist revolt went nationwide) and the Romanian Patriarch’s Church. You will also enjoy a guided tour of the Palace of Parliament, the world’s second largest building, after the U.S. Pentagon, built by Ceausescu, Romania’s Communist dictator.-
Accommodation in Bucharest at a 3*, 4* or 5 * Hotel.
Meals: N/A

Day 2 -Bucharest- Tulcea- Uzlina – approx. 315 Km/ 195 miles
In the morning we depart from Bucharest and head towards Tulcea, the town where the Danube splits into three branches forming the Delta in between.
After a 3,5 hours drive we arrive in Murighiol and get on board a boat to find our way to the unique ’’Casa dintre Salcii” guesthouse, our home for 2 nights.
As soon as we have completed the siesta that followed lunch, we are ready to discover the numerous Delta canals, home to hundreds of species of birds.
Accommodation in Uzlina at “Casa dintre Salcii” guesthouse.
Meals : Full Board

Day 3 -Sfantu-Gheorghe day trip – approx. 80 Km/50 miles
Today we embark on a full day trip by boat to Sfantu-Gheorghe, this location is only accessible by water and it is the place where the mighty river Danube flows into the Black Sea. The area where the Danube meats the Sea is home to countless birds inviting us to admire them in their natural habitat. Lunch will be served in a typical household.
Back to Uzlina we have time to relax whilst enjoying the local wine, and food prepared especially for us by our host.
Accommodation in Uzlina at “Casa dintre Salcii” guesthouse.
Meals : Full Board

Day 4 – Delta – Bucharest - approx. 315 Km/ 195 miles
We have the morning to ourselves to enjoy the serenity of the Danube Delta before sunrise, a wonderful experience, some peace and relaxation before lunch, and then we shall transfer back to Bucharest following a scenic road.
Accommodation in Bucharest at a 3*, 4* or 5 * Hotel.
Meals: Half Board

Day 5 – Bucharest – departure
Today you will say goodbye to Romania, and the friends you made here. Your private guide will escort you to the airport for your departure.
Accommodation: N/A
Meals: Breakfast

Included features:

* 2 nights in 3, 4 or 5 star hotels with breakfast included;
* 2 nights in Casa Dintre Salcii guest house;
* 2 Danube Delta exploration boat rides;
* air conditioned car for the above mentioned route, gasoline price and parking fees;
* guided tours and entrance fees for the sights included in the itinerary;
* 9 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners;
* a professional private English speaking guide/driver, at your disposal throughout the trip;
* guide’s expenses;
* all transfers;
* VAT and local tax;
* map of Romania;

Not included:

* meals other than the ones included in the program;
* individual travel insurance;
* photo and video fees;
* gratuities;

Tour MapClick on the map to enlarge

Danube Delta    Pelican in the DeltaThe 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 paradise. Some 300 species of birds make Danube’s Delta their home, including cormorants, white tailed eagles and glossy ibises.
Sfantu Gheorghe    Danube Delta Fisherman's BoatFirst mentioned in 1318, the fishing village of Sfantu Gheorghe is well-known for its traditional cooking, including the famous black caviar (icre negre). A 30-minute walk will take you to one of the longest strips of beach on the Romanian Black Sea coast.
Uzlina    Fisherman from UzlinaLocated 24 miles east of Tulcea, Uzlina is home to the offices of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve and the Jacques Cousteau Foundation.

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