The Black Sea and Danube Delta Tour
The Black Sea & Danube Delta Tour
Operating period: May 1st - September 30th
For a group of more than 8 persons, the price will be provided on request.
The price is per person sharing a double room. For single supplement, please contact us.
The Black Sea Coast is a very important region of Romania and during this trip you will understand why. Here, old ruins are whispering long gone stories about ancient Greek and Roman colonists who populated more then 2 000 years ago the West shore of the Black Sea. In Constanta you will travel back time and find out more about these colonists.
Let’s not forget about Danube Delta, the second largest river delta in Europe, after Volga and the best preserved on the continent. It represents a natural treasure included on the UNESCO World Heritage list, with unique landscape, fauna and flora. All these in just 2 days!
Day 1: BUCHAREST – CONSTANTA – TULCEA ( 352 km)
Pick up from your hotel at 08:00 am and drive to Constanta, the oldest city on the Romanian territory (657 BC). In the area, a Greek colony was founded called Tomis. Later on, the Greek settlements have been conquered by the Romans and renamed Constantiana, after the sister of the Roman Emperor Constantin the Great. Nowadays Constanta became the largest harbor at the Black Sea and the fourth largest commercial harbor in Europe. In the Old Town you will visit: The Museum of History & Archeology, The Roman Edifice with mosaic (the largest mosaic from the Roman Empire), the statue representing Publius Ovidius Naso, The Muslim Mosque built by the first king of Romania, Carol Ist as a homage to the local Muslim community (going up in the Minaret Tower you can have a splendid panoramic view of the whole city of Constanta), The Orthodox Cathedral dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul (monument of Byzantine architectural style), The Aquarium Constanta, the first public aquarium in Romania, and the Genoese lighthouse first built in the 13th century, and rebuilt in the present shape in 1858-1860.
Lunch in Constanta followed by drive to Tulcea.
This city is known as “The gate of the Danube Delta”. Being located on the site of seven hills, the Greek ancient name was Aegyssus, dating from the 8th century B.C. and later conquered by the Roman Empire. After a walk on the promenade of the harbor, you will have dinner & accommodation.
Day 2: TULCEA – DANUBE DELTA (boat ride) – BUCHAREST (350 km)
Breakfast in the morning at the hotel.
Today, you will go deeper into Danube Delta during a tour by boat, the main attraction of the day.
Danube Delta is unique in Europe. It’s the largest delta of a river in Europe. Here there are 327 species of birds, 133 species of fish and typical vegetation of wetlands. Thanks to all these natural riches, The Danube Delta was classified as part of UNESCO world heritage in 1991. During the tour boat you will see one of the most beautiful places in Europe, including outstanding and typical landscapes (water lands) and many birds as pelicans, cormorants, egrets, herons, swans, etc.
After the boat tour, you will enjoy lunch, and then prepare to leave the natural lands of Danube Delta and head back to Bucharest.
Drop off at your hotel and end of the tour.
A longer tour than two days in the Danube Delta can be organized on special request.
Please note that the order of the visits during the trip can vary depending on the weather and traffic conditions as well as on the visiting program switch from summer to winter season.
Tourism licence no. 3462 from 02.06.2016 issued by the National Tourism Authority