Romania: Danube & the Black Sea

After a 2800 kilometer long journey through 8 countries, the mighty river Danube finally empties into the

Wildlife Sanctuary

Wild Birds in the Danube Delta

Black Sea in Romania. Here you can find Europe’s best preserved natural paradise, the Danube Delta. Under expert guidance, you will enter into the heart of this wildlife area by bike, boat and bus, discovering the most spectacular species of birds and plants. During your stay aboard the floating hotel Ibis you enjoy the Romania hospitality and cuisine. The Danube Delta houses many picturesque villages, like Letea, where the houses are made of reed and loam. At the Orthodox nunnery of Celic Dere some beautiful icons and other meaningful relics can be admired. Leaving the network of reed islands, waterways and lakes you’ll spend the last two nights in a 4* guesthouse in the vibrant town of Tulcea. From the medieval fortress of Enisala, which is located high over the river Danube you will have a last breathtaking view over the lagoon!

Route Tulcea>Nufaru>Crisan>Sulina>Tulcea>Celic Dere>Saon>Ceamurlia de Jos>Enisala

2019 Prices: $1700.00 per person based on double occupancy
2019 Dates aboard the Comfort Plus Barge Ibis – April 21 , May 9, 19; June 4, 17;  August 25; September 8, 22, 29

Ask Nancy about discounts that may apply when payment in full is made at time of booking. Discounts may vary depending upon the tour date as well the current exchange rate.

Day by Day Itinerary

Saturday: Arrival
Individual arrival at Bucharest Airport. Bus transfer at 14:00 hours to Tulcea.
Embarkation, dinner and overnight stay.

Sunday: Cycling ± 30 km
The route leads along the most southern arm of the Danube and through the nature reserve Bestepe Hills. On the way you will get lovely views at the heart of the Danube Delta. Arriving at the fisherman’s village of Murighiol you embark the ship. A sailing trip through the maze of reed islands, narrow canals and pure wilderness completes this day.

Monday: Cycling ± 25 km
With the endless water of the Black Sea on your right and the green swamplands on your left hand you cycle to the point where the Danube floats into the Black sea. The small lighthouse at Sulina marks this point. Overnight stay aboard in Sulina.

Tuesday: Cycling ± 25 km
Small nature roads along the bird paradise of the Musara bay take you to the picturesque village of Letea. Here, it looks like time stood still! Nearby you will visit a very special natural site, a “tropical” jungle with creepers and vines situated on a sand bank. By boat you will sail to the fisherman’s village of Crisan.

Wednesday: no cycling
Today you are going to enjoy the large variety of the flora and fauna of the Danube Delta! With the boat you will enter deep into nature. From time to time a small picturesque village comes in sight.
It is clear to see this dream world is listed at the UNESCO World Heritage. In the afternoon you return to by bus to the lively provincial town of Tulcea to stay for a final night on board your hotel ship.

Thursday: Cycling ± 25 km
Back on your bike you first pedal through the rolling landscape to the nunnery of Celic Dere. Next stop is the monastery of Saon, which lies, in-between vineyards, directly on the boards of the river Danube. From the hilltops you will have a tremendous view over the grassy flood lands near the Ukrainian border. A transfer by bus brings you back to Tulcea. Here you check in at the guesthouse.

Friday: Cycling ± 40 km
The bus takes you and your bike to the village of Ceamurlia de Jos. The first aim today is the nature reserve of Kap Dolman to visit the famous Roman excavations. The mediaeval fortress of Enisala, build high above the Danube, is visited next. From here the view over the lagoon of Razime is breathtaking! Overnight stay in the guesthouse.

Saturday: Depart
It’s time to say goodbye! In the morning a bus transfer takes you back to Bucharest. Arrival at the airport will be earliest 13:00 hours.

Included in Tour

  • 5 nights on a comfortable hotel ship
  • 2 nights in a comfortable guesthouse in Tulcea
  • Full board (breakfast, packed lunch, dinner)
  • Transfers from/to airport Bucharest
  • Cycle tour guide/ wildlife guide
  • Transfers during tour by bus and boat
  • Folklore show
  • Map and information package (1per cabin)

Not Included

  • Flight there and back Bucharest Airport
  • Drinks aboard/in guesthouse
  • Bicycle Insurance
  • Ebike surcharge
  • Bicycle Helmets – you must provide your own
  • Surcharge diet (gluten free, lactose free, diabetes etc.) $60.00 USD paid prior to tour
  • Travel Insurance