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Danube Delta

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Reviewed January 9, 2019

We booked a fairly expensive birding tour of the Danube Delta with IBIS Tours for Dec. 5 - 10. It included travel from/to Bucarest so the actual birding tour was 4 days. What IBIS DID NOT tell us was that the on-water tour was in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank patz887
Reviewed November 11, 2018

The first day was a very pleasant 4 hour tour and the second was a five hour fast boat trip to Mila 23. We would recommend both, but if you only have one day then the fast boat tour is best. Ciprian is great fun...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Because I did not, and made few mistakes. First of all if you google DDT, you will get about 3 decent results. So your choice of tours is narrowed. I agreed a tour which I did not know was private, and paid what I paid....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dvorpo
Reviewed October 14, 2018

This is one of the most spectacular places I have ever been! Make sure to try to take in the very small town of St. George! Small, poor, but wonderful people. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and rightly so!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stephen_Sesko
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Overall, a great trip. Our guide, Serban Riga, was engaging , spoke excellent English and was very supportive with an elderly customer. He was flexible with the itinerary, willing to go to a historic site (Histria) of interest to us. As it was end September,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

The Danube Delta is really an amazing place. It is a little bit quiet at the end of September, but still great (and if you are lucky to have a nice sunny day). We will be back in the summer to enjoy it more.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank stefanprisacariu
Reviewed September 26, 2018

but it was probably due to time of year. Went in September and not much bird life left although we were lucky enough to see a flock of pelicans. Cruise lasted five and half hours with lunch and it was rather boring in the last...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

If you go please take organized boat trip. It is necessary to see the Delta. You can arrive by car to Tulcea and most of trips start there.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Piotr P
Reviewed September 9, 2018

While on the boat and sailling inside the Danube Delta, you can see some beautiful panoramas, from the locals that are chaching fish and tend to the nets, to entire families of local fauna. At the shadow of every tree there is a bird species...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank HolidayVampire
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Our tour was organized by TravelMaker. Overall, it was a great trip and we enjoyed it, nevertheless, the hotel could have been better. Nevertheless, the overall trip is amazing. Our guide, Valentin Paun was very knowledgeable and helpful. He provided us with valuable information during...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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August 4, 2018|
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Response from Varel_Fristensky | Reviewed this property |
I´m positive it can be arranged. I would ask the accommodation landlords, they will know somebody. We paid 400 RON for a whole day trip, a small boat with 2 people + a guide. We also paid for his lunch, but he did make our... More
February 23, 2018|
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Response from Maria752013 | Reviewed this property |
Danube Delta is a great and unforgettable experience. I would definitely choose a hotel, with full service regarding transportation and fishing. For Bucharest accommodation, I would recommend a hotel in the center of the... More
January 17, 2018|
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Response from Andreas M | Reviewed this property |
Tulcea is the capital of the Danube Delta and a large city with lots of tour companies. You should be able to find a english speaking guide with no great difficulty. Do a little google search on what tour operators are on... More
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Detroit, Michigan
HOT - need suggestions!! (5 Replies)
Hi! I'm arriving on Sunday for a week in Transylvania. I'm planning to visit Siniai, Brashov, Sighisora, and Sibiu. My husband and I were planning to hike and bike in addition to the regular tourist sites. The only problem is that it's going to be HOT the forecast is around on average 30 degrees or more through out the week. The hotel's aren't air-conditioned. I'm coming from the Middle East and was hoping to enjoy cooler temperatures in Transylvania! Is there a cooler region of Romania?...More
July 28, 2016|
Response fromKory S|
I'm coming for eastern US and it's currently 38C so I'm also disappointed that it won't be cooler in southern Romania where I'll be in a couple of weeks. However, the humidity is much lower there so that helps. The areas you mentioned are mostly in the mountains where it *IS* cooler. It will get cool at night at least, I am seeing 12C for the lows in Arges County on some nights. Without having been there and just read a lot, I would say stick to your current plan of staying in the mountains...More
Karol K
Going to Romania (1 Reply)
Hi, I'm in Odessa now and I want to go to Romania aand maybe visit Tulcea and see the Danube Delta. What is the best way to this? Where shall I cross the border? Maybe by a ferry?
July 30, 2016|
Response fromMaxT1980|
There is no way to cross the border from Ukraine to Romania directly on southern part of their common border. Border is by Danube and no bridges, no ferries, no boats. Only via Moldova. The most southern place where it's possible to cross border is Reni (UA) - Giurgiulesti (MD) - Galati (RO). Despite section via Moldova is ridiculously short in this case - you must pass full border formalities 4 times - exit from Ukraine, entry to Moldova, exit from Moldova, entry to Romania.
Bristol, UK
14 Days in Romania July 2018 (7 Replies)
Dear Trip Advisor readers, I need some URGENT help and advice as I'm going around in circles!! Im trying to sort an itinerary but I'm struggling.Not sure where to stay as bases. So Far 2 nights in Bucharest( we arrive at 12.30 am so first night will be just sleep! Then head towards Zarnesti for two nights to track Bears and wolves. Do we stop off somewhere before going direct there? We also want to do a few days mountain walking, Do we stay in Bran or Sinai or are they just a few hours...More
April 20, 2018|
Response fromalterme|
I assume you'll have a car. Are the days in Zarnesti set in stone right after Bucharest? Ideally you should do something like this: Day 1: Bucharest Day 2: drive Bucharest - Pitesti - Curtea de Arges - Transfagarasan road (Poenari ruins - Vidraru dam - Vidraru lake - Balea lake - Balea waterfall) - Sibiu Day 3-5: Sibiu with day trips to Corvin castle in Hunedoara, Alba Iulia fortress, Biertan church, Turda salt mines etc Day 6: Sibiu - Sighisoara (visit the citadel, 3-4 hours) - Viscri...More