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14 Days Danube Delta Wildlife Tour in Romania

House Nelu Pescaru', Str. Tulcei nr. 77, Mahmudia 827106, Tulcea County, Romania

Wonderful Wildlife Tour Romania

Experience new things, learn the local history, and enjoy the safari in Romania! This safari is created for you who dare to explore things that you may have never seen before. You can observe various birds and see bears in the reservation. Not only that, Transylvania Discovery Tours provides a city tour too only for you. There will be nothing but wonderful times for you when you join this safari. Be ready to feel amazed by it!

Overview

  • Maximum group size: 7 people
  • Starting point and ending point: Bucharest
  • Main wildlife to be viewed: Birds and bears
  • Vaccines needed: Not required

Meet the instructors

Alex Bogdan
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Highlights

  • 2 wonderful safari
  • See birds and bears
  • Visit bears reservation
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Transportation is included
  • 13 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinner

13 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 7
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Accommodation

During this safari, you will be staying at some various accommodations, provided by Transylvania Discovery Tours.

Program

Day 1: Bucharest - Constanta - Tulcea - Mahmudia

Pick you up from Bucharest. Transfer to Tulcea, overnight in Tulcea area.

  • Meals: Traditional dinner and breakfast
  • Overnight: Mahmudia three-star pension, en-suite rooms

Day 2: Mahmudia - explore the Danube Delta by boat (part 1)

Breakfast. Explore the Danube Delta by boat and with a local guide. Birds watching.

  • Meals: Breakfast and dinner
  • Overnight: Mahmudia, at a three-star pension, en-suite rooms.

Day 3: Mahmudia - explore Danube Delta by boat (part two)

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Overnight: Tulcea.

Day 4: Mahmudia - Brasov

Transfer to Brasov City. Breakfast. Transfer to Brasov. Your journey ends in the medieval Saxon city of Brasov. Accommodate in a centrally located three-star hotel. To better capture the Saxon atmosphere, you’ll enjoy a traditional Saxon dinner in one of the best restaurants in Brasov. Dinner in Brasov with traditional music and dance.

  • Meals: Breakfast and dinner
  • Overnight: Brasov.

Day 5: Brasov - Peles Castle - Bran Castle - Rasnov Fortress - Brasov

Morning drive to Sinaia, the pearl of mountain resorts in Romania. Explore the main point of attraction, the royal Peles Castle, one of the best preserved and the most beautiful royal residences in Europe. Continue your journey with Transylvania’s symbol, Bran Castle. The edifice owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula.

In 1920, Queen Mary, the niece of Queen Victoria of Great Britain, turned the castle into a beautiful summer residence. The largest peasant fortification ever built in Eastern Europe is your next destination Rasnov Fortress was built in 1331, the Fortress had a defensive role and it was a shelter for the inhabitants of Rasnov in case of enemy attacks. Return to Brasov.

  • Meals: Traditional dinner
  • Overnight: Brasov

Day 6: Brasov - Bears reservation - Poiana Brasov - Brasov

Visit the Bears reservation and have a nice walk in Poiana Brasov. Short walking tour of Brasov old town.

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Overnight: Brasov

Day 7: Brasov - Viscri fortified church - Sighisoara - Sibiu - Sibiel

This morning travel through the Persani Mountains while you enjoy the awesome natural wonder that is Padurea Bogatii. The first visit is at Viscri Fortified Church, one of the most spectacular in Romania. Afterward, you will journey to Middle Age Sighisoara - the best preserved in Romania and one of the few citadels still inhabited in the world with an authentic Middle Age architecture. You will see The Clock Tower, The Weapons Museum, and The Torture Room. Dinner. All food is locally produced.

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Overnight: Sibiel village

Day 8: Sibiel- Sibiu - Tansfagarasan road - Sibiel

Sibiu is the heart of Germanic Transylvania. Saxon colonists are called the town Hermannstadt. Sibiu town lies on the site of one of the largest middle age fortresses from Romania. In the middle ages, Sibiu was surrounded by three concentric rings of fortified walls. Some have survived, along with a fascinating network of squares, staircases, and towers dating between 13 and 18 centuries.

You visit Brukenthal National Museum, the Large Square which is the historic center of Sibiu, first mentioned in documents in 1411 as a cereal market, the square existing since 1366 when the third fortification belt of the city was finalized. You follow Transfagarasan along Balea Valley and through the sinuous road which gives you astonishing views we reach Balea Waterfall (1234).

After a shortstop, where you can admire the noisy falling waters, you continue the trip on the road that climbs trough Balea, Doamna, and Tunsu edges and gets to Balea Glacial Lake. This road will give everything to those addicted to adrenaline. Because of the countless turns, the average speed is maximum 40 kilometers per hour.

Along with this route, there are 27 viaducts and bridges, and the longest road tunnel in Romania - 887 meters. The landscape is fantastic, and the differences of altitude and the curves represent a challenge for both cars and drivers, so don't forget your camera to capture the spectacular views!

You will stop at Balea Lake to enjoy this splendid monument of nature which is situated at 2034 meters altitude and together with about 180 hectares of land around it is declared natural reservation since 1932. Also, the first ice hotel in Eastern Europe is built near the lake every winter since 2006. You go through the tunnel to see Capra Waterfall which welcomes its visitors with cold water drops. Return to Sibiel. Dinner.

  • Meals: Dinner

Day 9: Sibiel - Alba Iulia - Garda de Sus

After breakfast, you visit Alba Iulia citadel the guards changing. Dinner. Overnight in Garda de Sus, Apuseni Mountains.

  • Meals: Breakfast and dinner
  • Overnight: in Garda de Sus, Apuseni Mountains

Day 10: Garda de Sus

Explore the surroundings.

Day 11: Garda de Sus - Turda - Odorheiu Secuiesc

Visit Turda salt mine. Dinner. All facilities included (outdoor / indoor swimming pools, hot bath with salty water, etcetera.).

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Overnight: in Odorheiu Secuiesc at Septimia Spa Hotel

Day 12: Odorheiu Secuiesc- Gheorgheni - Red Lake - Bicaz Gorges - Borzont (lunch at Hungarian restaurant) - Odorheiu Secuiesc

Breakfast. Find the legends and the truth of the mysterious Red Lake. Take a walk through Bicaz Gorges, a true natural wonder. Traditional Hungarian lunch on the way back to Odorheiu Secuiesc. Overnight in Odorheiu Secuiesc at Septimia Spa Hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch
  • Overnight: in Odorheiu Secuiesc at Septimia Spa Hotel

Day 13: Odorheiu Secuiesc - Prejmer fortified church - Brasov

Visit Prejmer Fortified Church which is the largest Fortified church in Southeastern Europe and was built by the Teutonic Knights in 1212-1213. The powerful surrounding wall is 40 feet high and 10-15 feet thick. Historical records attest that in its 500 years of existence Prejmer fortress was besieged 50 times. However, Prejmer Fortified Church was only captured once, in 1611 by Gabriel Báthori, Prince of Transylvania.

Endowed with bastions, drawbridges and a secret subterranean passage through which food supplies could be transported, the Prejmer church’s most famed war device was the “deathIn this escorted day tour we travel to see some of the most beautiful fortified churches from Transylvania. You will begin your journey with Prejmer Fortified Church which is the largest Fortified church in Southeastern Europe and was built by the Teutonic Knights in 1212-1213.

The powerful surrounding wall is 40 feet high and 10-15 feet thick. Historical records attest that in its 500 years of existence Prejmer fortress was besieged 50 times. However, Prejmer Fortified Church was only captured once, in 1611 by Gabriel Báthori, Prince of Transylvania.

Endowed with bastions, drawbridges and a secret subterranean passage through which food supplies could be transported, the Prejmer church’s most famed war device was the “death machine,” made of several weapons that could shoot simultaneously, causing the enemy severe losses. Dinner and overnight in Brasov.

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Overnight: in Brasov

Day 14: Brasov - Peles Castle - Bucharest

Peles Castle is one of the most beautiful museums in Romania and was built almost throughout 40 years by King Charles 1. In the tour of Peles Castle, you can admire furniture and decorative objects, sculptures, paintings, a collection of weapons from 15th to 19th Centuries. Arrive in Bucharest.

Instructors

Alex Bogdan Ghenoiu

Location

This program will take place in Bucharest, Mahmudia, Brasov, Sibiel, Garda de Sus, and Odorheiu Secuiesc, in Romania.

Romania

Geography

Romania is situated in South-Eastern Europe, between latitudes 43-37'07'' and 48-15'06'' North and longitudes 20-15'44'' and 29-41'24'' East, extending approximately 480 kilometers North to South and 640 East to West. The country has an area of 237,500 square kilometers and a population of over 23,000,000 of which 89% are Romanians, 7% Hungarians, 2% Gypsies, with small minorities of Germans, Ukrainians, Serbs, Slovaks, Turks, Czechs, Greeks, Jews, Armenians, Poles, Albanians.

The Carpathians form a mountainous arch in the center of the country, bordered on both sides by hills and plateaus and there are great plains of the outer rim. Forests cover over a quarter of the country and the fauna is one of the richest in Europe including wolves, bears, deer, lynx, and chamois.

The mighty Danube forms the southern boundary of the country ending with the Delta or the Black Sea, a haven for countless local and migratory birds. Countries sharing borders with Romania are Hungary, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, the Republic of Moldavia and Ukraine.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Boat trip on the Danube Delta
  • Folklore
  • Nightlife
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Walk through the village

What's included

  • Guided safari
  • Service of driver and tour guide
  • Transportation
  • Permanent assistance during the tour
  • 13 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner

What's not included

  • Other meals
  • Entrance fees

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Berlin, Warsaw

  • The access ways to Romania are Berlin, Warsaw.
  • Budapest-Petea E 81: Vienna, Prague, Budapest-Bors E 60 or Nadlac E64 or Varsand E 671: Trieste, Belgrade-Moravita E 70 or Portile de Fier E 70: Athens, Tirana, Sofia-Giurgiu E 85; Istanbul, Sofia- Vama Veche E 87: Moscow, Kiev, Kishinev-Albita E 580; Warsaw, Kiev, Chernowitz-Siret E 85.
  • All roads are marked in accordance with international regulations.
  • Cars are driven on the right side of the road and can overtake on the left.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Henri Coandă International Airport (OTP). The city center can be reached by airport coach or by taxi. In the latter case, it is wise to agree with the driver upon the price before beginning the journey.

Arrival by ferry / boat

Cruise ships call at the Port of Constanta (on the Black Sea coast), the country's biggest port. Passenger boats also operate on the Danube and the new European riverway Rotterdam-Constanta, includes the Romanian Danube-Black Sea Canal. The former calls at the ports of Sulina, Tulcea and Braila and the latter at Drobeta-Turnu Severin and Giurgiu.

Arrival by train

International express trains connect the main central European capitals with Bucharest, the Black Sea coast and the main cities in the country. Romania is a member of the International Railway Tariff System RIT and InterRail.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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