PRIVATE Danube Delta Tour in Mila23 Village (3*), with Daily Trips included

Private Tour to the Danube Delta
the wonderful waterland from East
With boat and guide only for your party
and the freedom to decide your daily destination
Discover amazing places
guided by our team
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Personalize your holiday in the Danube Delta by choosing a private program in which you have the freedom to decide your daily destination. Along with a guide dedicated only to you, you can discover the authentic Letea, the interesting Sulina, the distant Sfantu Gheorghe (Saint George), the fascinating lakes or the picturesque Caraorman.

We, the travel agency Discover Danube Delta, are the organizers of this holiday, having our own fleet (boats), an enthusiastic team of guides and an exclusive collaboration with the 4 boarding houses presented below.

The price includes: accommodation in one of the best 3* locations, in Mila 23, full board (all meals included), water transfers, boat trips and the best guides in the Danube Delta. The program is carried out in the 4 boarding houses which are exclusively in our network: Fisherman’s House, Vanessa, Dalmatian Pelican and Alexandru & Alexandra.

The first and last day are dedicated to transfers, the rest of the days being dedicated to trips in the Danube Delta. The boat you will go with is an open boat, equipped with bench seats with backrest and pillows for your highest comfort, with very good stability and safety.

Strengths:

  • The best team of guides in the Danube Delta operating since 2004 in this field, members of the Association of Professional Guides in the Danube Delta.
  • Very good accommodation and meal conditions.
  • Original program, created and performed by us.
  • FIXED price program.
  • Boats specially built for tourism (open, excursion boats), stable and safe. We do NOT perform boat trips for transport (covered boats).
  • We are permanently in the Danube Delta, we know what changes every day, where there are birds and animals.

A program proposal looks like this (example of a 4 days / 3 nights program):

Day 1

Schedule of the day:

Presentation at the embarkation point | Departure from Tulcea (by boat) |Accommodation at the boarding house | Dinner | Sunset trip

Meeting and embarkation

The departure for this holiday is from Port Tulcea Aval. As you pass the barriers from the entrance to the port, 200 meters away, there is the pontoon that says “DEBARCADER PASAGERI” (“PASSENGER WHARF”). You can find us on the pontoon in the Souvenir Shop.

In order to complete the payments (if applicable) and to communicate regarding the boat with which you will go to Mila 23, we will be waiting for you at our embarkation point, at the agreed time.

The accommodation (check-in) at the boarding house can be made only after 14:00 and the last hour to leave Tulcea differs depending on the season (at least 2 hours before sunset).

The embarkation will be performed according to the instructions of our staff. You will be called out and you will be indicated the boat you are going with. Please do NOT board the first boat you find at the dock, because several companies embark from this place and you risk getting to another location.

Parking the cars

  • Personal cars can be parked in Tulcea, right in the yard of Port Aval, in the private, guarded parking.
  • The parking cost is Euro 5/day/car (the parking price is NOT included in the price of the holiday and it is informative, being subject to modification by the port administration, with no prior notice).
  • No reservation can be made for the parking places and the number of places is limited.

Transfer and accommodation at the boarding house

We will take you to Mila23. We will go on one of the most beautiful routes in the Danube Delta, we will cross Canal 36, Canal Sireasa, Canal Sontea, Canal Olguta, Old Danube – Village Mila 23. The duration of the transfer is about 2 hours.

Our guide will lead you to the pontoon of the boarding house you will be staying in (the boarding house chosen by you for this program). In the boarding house you will be expected by the staff of the house, who will hand you the key of the allocated room (according to the voucher).

In the evening, the host will await you with a delicious dinner.

Sunset trip

It lasts approximately 2h, depending on the sunset time, each season.

The embarkation for the trips is made from the pontoon of the boarding house where you are staying (the same one you disembarked before). Please be present at the pontoon 10 minutes before the departure hour, to have enough time for embarkation.

Day 2

Schedule of the day (purely informative, you can discuss with the guide the departure hours or the destination of that day):

Schedule of the day:

8:30 – Breakfast | 9:30-13:30 – Morning trip on the lakes | 14:00 – Lunch | 16:00-20:00 – Evening trip on the lakes | 20:30 – Dinner

Trips on the lakes

We leave on the trip on the lakes around the village Mila 23, on 2 trips of about 4 hours each, one in the morning and one in the evening. Depending on the quotas of the Danube waters as well as the fresh information we have about the places where large groups of birds feed, we will choose the best route every day.

Day 3

Schedule of the day (purely informative, you can discuss with the guide the departure hours or the destination of that day):

Sunrise trip – starts 30 minutes before sunrise | 8:30 – Breakfast | 9:30 – Departure on a trip to Letea | 12:30 – Trip to Letea Forest (by safari car + on foot) | 14:30 – Lunch | 20:30 – Dinner

Sunrise trip

The evening before the trip, the guide will inform you of the departure time for this trip. Depending on the month of your holiday, the sunrise time differs. The trip lasts about 2 hours. Considering that in the morning the weather is colder than during the day, please take a jacket with you.

Trip to Letea Forest

We go on a trip to Letea Forest and Letea Village. The trip to Letea is a day full of contrasts, starting on the water, we pass through the desert area of the Letea Hill and reach the Letea Forest. With a route through the northern area of the Danube Delta, very close to the colony of pelicans Rosca Buhaiova, the largest colony of common pelicans in the world, in the 2-2.5 hours until Letea we will explore a wild, spectacular area. From Letea Village we take a safari car and go to Letea Forest. There are about 7 km from the village to the forest, road that we travel by car then on foot about 20-30 minutes, on the route approved by ARBDD. We see the points of great interest, we walk through the fine sand then we return to the village and we can have lunch at a local, authentic house, where the hosts cook simple and traditional food. We also want you to see an alternative to Lipovan food, the “hahola” food (Ukrainian), which, although similar, has its particularities. After lunch we return to the boat and start to go back, over the lakes, towards Mila 23. We arrive at the boarding house at around 19:00.

Lunch at the local farm in Letea

You should know that this is not a restaurant and no other dishes can be ordered. Lunch is always based on fish caught in the morning of that day and it is composed of fish soup, baked fish and the famous donuts from Letea, as a dessert. The hosts have a very simple service system and can only offer complete menus.

It is a long, demanding trip, so please have the minimum required equipment with you.

Day 4

Schedule of the day:

8:30 – Breakfast | 9:30 – Embarkation for the transfer to Tulcea | 11:30 – Disembarkation in Tulcea, the end of the program.

Transfer to Tulcea

It is done, for the most part, on the same route as on arrival, with a higher speed than on trips. It is the last part of our program and we reserve, especially for this moment, some beautiful places that we want to show you on the way. We disembark at the same pontoon from which we left and we say goodbye.

If you are leaving Tulcea with public transport, we recommend you consider a reservation after 1 o’clock pm.

Other trips:

Besides the trips described above, we still have 3 standard destinations from which you can choose:

Trip to Caraorman

Schedule of the day:

8:30 – Breakfast | 9:30 – Departure on the trip to Caraorman | 20:30– Dinner

We leave for the trip to Caraorman. We descend on the Old Danube to Crisan and from here we will visit the lakes Obretinul Mic, Obretinciuc, Isac, Lacul cu Lebede and the channels Litcov and Perivolovca. The road to Caraorman village continues on the canal with the same name. From the pontoons in Caraorman we are taken by the car with which we will go to Caraorman Forest. After about an hour’s visit of the forest and sand dunes, we return to the village for lunch at a “haholi” farm (Ukrainian). After lunch, the beautiful sandy streets bordered by traditional houses, will guide us on the way to the boat (leisurely stroll, approx. 20 minutes). We return to the village Mila 23, on a bypass route that includes lakes and delta’s canals.

Visit of the Caraorman Forest: We go by a field car or tractor with trailer. We go by car or tractor through the forest, on the authorized route.

In the evening we have again prepared a traditional fisherman’s dinner.

Trip to Sulina

Schedule of the day:

8:30 – Breakfast | 9:30 – Departure to the trip to Sulina | 20:30 – Dinner

We go on a trip to Sulina. We descend on the Old Danube to Crisan and from there on the Sulina branch to the town of Sulina. We take a stroll on the streets that still preserve the grandeur of an international port where we will enjoy the 3 old churches, the Jean Bart lighthouse-museum and the Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Alexander. At noon we have lunch in a local restaurant and then we leave you free time to go to the beach. Optionally, you can visit the famous Sulina Cemetery. At 18:00 we meet at the boat and leave for Mila 23.

In the evening we prepare again for you a traditional fisherman’s dinner.

Trip to Sfantu Gheorghe and  Sacalin Lagoon

Daily schedule:

8:30 – Breakfast | 9:30 – Departure on the trip to Sfantu Gheorghe | 20:30 – Dinner

We go on the trip to Sfantu Gheorghe, through Crisan, passing near Caraorman. We cross Lake Puiu, Lake Erenciuc, we pass very slowly through the small reservation Arinisul Erenciuc and we see the few Alder Trees that have remained in this area. Next to Sf Gheorghe village we enter the Sacalin lagoon, a unique area in the Danube Delta, a place of feeding and refuge for thousands of birds.

After visiting the Sacalin lagoon, we go to the village of Sfantu Gheorghe where we have a lunch break in a local restaurant.

After lunch we stroll a bit through the village to see the surroundings and then you have time to go to the beach. At 17:00 we meet at the boat. We start towards Mila23, on Garla Imputita passing near Sulina, continuing on the Danube until Crisan and then on Dunarea Veche. We arrive at the boarding house sometime in the evening and our dinner is prepared in the Lipovan style.

It is a long, demanding trip, so please have the minimum required equipment with you.

The price of this tour is:

No of pers2 nights accommod / 1 day trips   
 Fisherman’s HouseVanessaDalmatian PelicanAlexandru Alexandra
2-3 pers500490480480
4-5 pers380370360360
6-7 pers360345335335
8-9 pers335325315315
+10 pers315300290290
Single suppl60504040
No of pers3 nights accommod / 2 day trips
Fisherman’s HouseVanessaDalmatian PelicanAlexandru Alexandra
2-3 pers825770760760
4-5 pers535470460460
6-7 pers515435425425
8-9 pers490415400400
+10 pers445370360360
Single suppl90706565
No of pers4 nights accommod / 3 day trips
Fisherman’s HouseVanessaDalmatian PelicanAlexandru Alexandra
2-3 pers1115105010201020
4-5 pers715620620620
6-7 pers670570560560
8-9 pers645545545545
+10 pers580480480480
Single suppl120908585
No of pers5 nights accommod / 4 day trips
Fisherman’s HouseVanessaDalmatian PelicanAlexandru Alexandra
2-3 pers1400135012701270
4-5 pers890820790790
6-7 pers845740715715
8-9 pers800730690690
+10 pers735640600600
Single suppl150115105105
No of pers6 nights accommod / 5 day trips
Fisherman’s HouseVanessaDalmatian PelicanAlexandru Alexandra
2-3 pers1670155015251525
4-5 pers1070950925925
6-7 pers1000870860860
8-9 pers970840825825
+10 pers870735725725
Single suppl180135125125

Prices are in euro (EURO), per person and include VAT.

The price includes:

  • Accommodation at the chosen boarding house, in a double or single room (according to your request) for the number of nights chosen
  • Full board (first day dinner, breakfast, lunch and dinner on trips, last day breakfast)
  • Boat trips and guide, according to the number of days in the table (the boat and guide are allocated only for your group)
  • Safari car for visiting the Letea forest
  • Field car or tractor with trailer for visiting the Caraorman forest
  • Sunrise trip (one trip / program)
  • ENGLISH guide (AGPDD member)
  • Boat transfers, Tulcea – Mila23 and return
  • Fees for visiting the Danube Delta imposed by the authorities (ARBDD).

Optional:

  • Single supplement, according to the table above

The price does NOT include:

  • Beverages, other than water at the table
  • Means of transport in Sulina or Sfantu Gheorghe
  • Insurance of any kind (travel, goods, etc.)

Children’s policy:

  • Children aged between 5-12 years pay 75% of the price of the package
  • Children over 12 years old are considered adults
  • The supervision of the children throughout the holiday rests exclusively with the parents.

*Do not forget that the trips are long, the trip to Letea lasts a day, we travel by boat, with a safari car and on foot. It can be much too much for a small child, especially in the summer when it is very hot.

Accommodation in the Danube Delta, Mila 23

In the boarding house of your choosing. You can choose from the 4 boarding houses sold exclusively via Discover Danube Delta:

The Fisherman’s House 3* (click on the link for details and photos)

Casa Vanessa 3* (click on the link for details and photos)

The Dalmatian Pelican 3* (click on the link for details and photos)

Alexandru & Alexandra 3* (click on the link for details and photos)

Trips in the Danube Delta

Details about the trips included in this holiday in the Danube Delta

Boat Trip – The boat you will go to the Danube Delta, it is an open boat, equipped with bench seats with backrest and pillows for your highest comfort, with a very good stability and safety. These are boats manufactured by the largest Romanian manufacturer of boats, according to our concept. Each person in the boat will receive a life jacket. The boats can be seen in the photos on the wesite and each group will be assigned a boat appropriate for the number of persons.

Travel speed – Our travel speed is low, we are specialized in slow trips, intended for visiting the Danube Delta.

What we see – All the time we will try to learn something about the places we travel through, about the birds and the flora of the Delta. Each season has its beauty, each area of the Delta has a particular specificity that we will help you understand in order for you to see what makes the Delta so special.

Spring in the Danube Delta | Summer in the Danube Delta | Autumn in the Danube Delta

Personal equipment

  • Long pants and blouses with long sleeves to protect you from the sun
  • Sun hat (not cap)
  • Sunglasses
  • Jacket
  • Raincoat
  • Hiking shoes

Please take these recommendations very seriously, the weather in the Danube Delta can be very moody and you may suffer if you are not well protected.

Equipment in the Danube Delta (click on the link) – In order to have no surprises at destination, please read our article on the blog.

Contact

Email:

contact@discoverdanubedelta.com

Phone:

+40 749 120 009

+40 759 120 009

* For bookings or requests, we always prefer to communicate by email. Thank you!

Bookings

Before booking please read the terms and conditions, request a booking implies acceptance of terms and conditions.

Bookings are done based on a deposit of 20% of the total price of the program.

The rest of the payment have to be done 30 days before the tour start. If the tour is booked less then 30 days before departure, the full price will be paid.

Booking request form

Please fill the form below for a booking request. One of our agents will process your request and answer to you (usually in less then 24h). Please check also the SPAM folder for our email.
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