8 DAY TOUR
We would be delighted if you could join us on our tour to the Danube Delta and Eastern Romania. Contact us now if you wish to make a reservation.
Departure date: 20 MAY 2018
Depart Dublin 0725 Arrive Bucharest 1315
Depart Bucharest 1340 Arrive Dublin 1535
NB: Flight timings are always subject to change
- Return direct scheduled flights – Dublin to Bucharest
- All airport Taxes and Charges & fees
- 1x 10kg hand luggage
- Return Airport Coach Transfers
- 2 nights Half Board in 4 star hote Rin Grand Hotel in Bucharest
- 3 nights Half Board in a 4 star Hotel in Tulcea
- 2 nights Half Board in a 3 star hotel in Buzau
- Day trip to Constanta on the Black Sea
- Boat trip in the Danube Delta
- Day trip to the Mud Volcanoes
- Assistance of our local Tour Guide .
- Assistance of Theresa Davey, our Mackin Travel tour leader
- Single Supplement: €25.00 per night, €175.00 in total.
- Checked Luggage
- Travel Insurance
The 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 (especially a bird watcher's) paradise.
It has the third largest biodiversity in the world (over 5,500 flora and fauna species), exceeded only by the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Galapagos Archipelago in Ecuador. This tour is not only about the Danuble Delta. It includes the Romanian Black Sea Coast and the Eastern countryside of the Muntenea district.
We depart Dublin on our direct scheduled flight from Dublin to Bucharest. On arrival you are met by Theresa Davey from Mackin Travel who is leading the group and our local tour guide. We will have a short city tour of Bucharest before making our way to our hotel. We will be staying tonight in the 4 star Hotel Rin Grand. www.grand-rinhotels.ro Dinner tonight and every night is included in the price of the tour.
Today will be a free day for you to explore Bucharest which is the country's capital and commercial centre. Its iconic landmark is the massive, communist-era Palace of Parliament government building, (second largest building in the world after the Pentagon) which has 1,100 rooms. Nearby, you can visit Victoriei Square, Revolution Square and the historic Lipscani district.
In the morning we depart Bucharest and head to the Black Sea coast to visit Constanta the third largest city in Romania, and an important cultural and economic centre. An ancient metropolis and Romania's largest sea port, Constanta traces its history some 2,500 years. Originally called Tomis, legend has it that Jason landed here with the Argonauts after finding the Golden Fleece. Its rich heritage includes Greek, Turkish and Roman influences. Constanta has ancient ruins and historic landmarks such as Ovidiu Square in the heart of the Old Town.
Later we travel to Tulcea an important harbour since ancient times since it is where the famous Danube River finally ends its journey through Europe as it empties into the Black sea creating the famous Danube Delta.
Today is a free day to explore the ancient city of Tulcea which has had an important harbour since 400 BC. It has been ruled by Dacians, Byzantine, Genoese and Ottomans before finally reunited with Romania in 1878. It is a very friendly and multicultural city with Russian, Greek, Ukranian and Turkish minorities. Tulcea is the perfect place for exploring the Danube Delta.
Today we take a full day boat trip on the Danube Delta where we will see the biggest reed landscape in Europe and we get the chance to enjoy this UNESCO world natural heritage area.. This is truly one of the Worlds undiscovered paradises.
Today we will see some of the oldest monasteries in Romania, situated next to the Danube River. Crossing the Danube we will arrive in the late afternoon in Buzau, an important market town in the historic district of Muntenia. It is located between the Buzau river valley and the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains and the curvature of the Danube Plain.
Today we will drive to one of the most spectacular natural images in Europe, the Berca Mud Volcanoes. It has been protected by law since 1924. The volcanoes from the sub Carpathians are formed due to the underground eruption of gases generated by oilfields hundreds of metres deep. The gas released by the oil penetrates through crevices and fissures sending up mud and water. The craters are up to 6m high with intermittent eruptions. You will feel that you are on another planet. Its a truly breathtaking spectacle. We return to our hotel in Buzau for dinner.
After breakfast we depart Buzau and travel back to Bucharest airport for our return flight home.
Please note that this is our planned itinerary but sometimes due to circumstances beyond our control we may have to alter it slightly.
We hope you will be able to travel with us and should you like to make a reservation please phone our Wexford office on 053 91 22121 The non-refundable booking deposit is €150.00 per person, the balance is due payable 10 weeks before departure.
The average temperature in May is 26 C