Dobrogea Sidetrail

Dobrogea is a beautiful region of Romania. Some come to seek the people, some enjoy the history. This tour is for people that like nature above all else. Now is the time to see the oldest mountains in Europe – one of the least touched ecosystems in the country. Kayak, trek, explore caves or ride a horse – it is all about finding our roots.

It is said that a journey starts with a single step. Step into the warm light of Dobrogea’s nature sidetrail!

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Price Plan

  • 2 tourists: 1035 €
  • 3 tourists: 824 €
  • 4 tourists: 737 €
  • 5 tourists: 667 €
  • 6 tourists: 605 €
    The prices are per person. Children under 12 have a 20% discount.

Highlights:

  • visit beautiful monasteries situated in great scenery;
  • immerse yourself in ethnic foods and customs;
  • hike a trail on a horseback;
  • visit a museum dedicated to the fishermen;
  • wine tasting;
  • experience local crafts;
  • kayak a pristine environment;
  • hike a very old gorge on the way to a cave system;
  • visit ancient and medieval fortresses;

Full description:

1st day

We pick you up from the airport, or your accommodation in Bucharest and drive to the historical region of Dobrogea. This day is about taking in the landscape in an old gorge, filled with caves and stories. One of these stories talks about a hermit that walked the “Way of Saint Andrew”, an old pilgrimage forgotten path. The sunset will catch us in the medieval fortress of Enisala.

The last destination for the day will be our accommodation, in Greci village. Here, the host we’ll greet us as the local customs dictate for hundreds of years; this is were we shall spend the night and have dinner.

2nd day

This day is dedicated to the various historical sites in the area and also to the cultural heritage of the region. The first objective for today is Cocos monastery, deep into the forest; an exemplary place of tranquillity and balance.

After that we go to Tulcea, to the fishermen’s village museum. Here we shall understand how is life on the lakes and marshes of the Danube Delta. From there we go to visit the monastery of Celic Dere, with it’s love stories; the last place of the day being the ancient citadel of Noviodunum, a Celtic citadel, that was conquered so many time, not even the stories could keep up.

At our accommodations, dinner will be cooked outside, on a camp fire, in a pot; and, if we have some energy left, we could hike for a little while to the top of the nearby mountain, to watch the stars and lights of the cities mix together.

3rd day

Today is about Macin Mountains; this area is a National Park in which there are many endangered species of plants, insects or animals. On this day, we will ride on horseback on a scenic landscape of the mountain. Don’t worry, if you don’t know how, there are instructors!

In the afternoon we shall go to a nearby village to learn a local ancient craft and on our way back we will have a wine tasting in the vineyards of Vincon Macin.

4th day

We wake up early to pack for a nearby lake, filled with stories; a few kayaks will await us and we can visit the second largest acvatic ecosistem in Romania, after the very popular and sometimes noisy, Danube Delta. Kayaking doesn’t scare the birds and other animals so we may see pelicans, spoonbills and even jackals.

After this voyage we drive back to Bucharest.

The price includes:

  • transfer from/to airport or accommodation in Bucharest using modern vehicles with AC;
  • all meals starting with lunch first day and ending with lunch third day (3 meals a day);
  • 3 nights accommodations in at least 3 star establishment (hotel, bead&breakfast, etc.);
  • all boat transportation, drivers and storytellers in the Delta;
  • all entrance fees in the Reservation and other sites;
  • wine tasting;
  • English speaking licenced private guidance;

Price does not include:

  • other meals than mentioned;
  • fees for video camera in all museums and locations;
  • free time activities;

General terms and conditions:

We kindly request our guests to be ready 10 minutes before departure.

All tours are escorted by English speaking licensed guides.

Please provide information related to your specific culinary requirement (allergies, food preference, diets, etc) and keep in mind that some traditional dishes may not accomodate all requirements.

We kindly ask to provide the guides with information related to any specific illness or condition so that we may accomodate it as best as possible

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Price Plan

  • 2 tourists: 1035 €
  • 3 tourists: 824 €
  • 4 tourists: 737 €
  • 5 tourists: 667 €
  • 6 tourists: 605 €
    The prices are per person. Children under 12 have a 20% discount.

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