Bird watching in Romania in Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve – short break

Bird watching in Romania is at its best in the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve. The Danube Delta is Europe’s largest wetland reserve and one of the best places in Europe for bird watching, covering 2,681 square kilometers (1,676 square miles), with a sprawling, watery wilderness accessible only by water. This area impresses its visitor with its numerous contrasts, as you can find here Europe’s youngest land – more than 43.7 square meters (47 square yards) being added each year by normal silting action – as well as the oldest mountains of Romania. The delta is a natural stopover for migratory birds. Danube delta contains more than 300 species of migratory and permanent species of birds.

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Program Description

A 4-day bird watching holiday in the Danube Delta, Romania. Experience over 300 species of wetland birds in the birders’ European paradise.

Arrival at Bucharest Airport and transfer by car to Murighiol. From here you will be transferred to Crisan in the heart of the Biosphere Reserve by boat, as most of this beautiful realm is accessible only on water. Dinner and accommodation at a 2* guesthouse in Crisan, with basic but comfortable double rooms and private toilet and shower.
Boat trips through the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve. Interesting birds likely to be seen include White and Dalmatian Pelicans, Great and Pygmy Cormorant, Glossy Ibis, various species of Herons, Bee-eaters, Rollers, Swans and of course many Gulls, Terns and Ducks.
Transfer back to Murighiol by boat and to Bucharest airport by car.


Capacity to get on/off board required (minimum fitness, but mobility necessary).
Accommodation in a 2* guesthouse in Crisan.
Meal basis: full board starting with dinner on the first evening.
Travel is by minibus and boat.

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Cost: 700 Euro per person (groups of min 2 persons)

Included: 3 days full-board accommodation in a local guesthouse in double rooms with own shower and toilet (hot water available all the time, linen and towels included), local English-speaking guide, transfer from/to the airport, local transportation by boat, entrance fee to the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve.
Birdwatching tour using slow boats to enter the Danube Delta channels in search of Dalmatian Pelicans, Egrets, Purple Herons, Spoonbills, Red-crested Pochards, Red-footed Falcons, Avocets, Black-winged Stilts, Rollers, Feldeg’s Yellow Wagtails and possible Kentish Plovers, Mediterranean Gulls, Gull-billed Terns.

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