Did you know Napoleon used to refer to the Danube River as the “Queen of Europe’s Rivers“? The name seems due considering the Danube measures 1,775 miles long, being Europe’s second-largest river.
The River touches no less than ten countries on its path, Romania being one of them. So, if you’re planning on taking a cruise on the Danube, you should also make plans to visit Romania.
Here are just some reasons to consider this idea.
A Chance to See the Danube Delta (Delta Dunarii)
In Romania, the Danube River makes up much of the country’s southern border with Bulgaria. After a 670-mile journey, the Danube ends its course in the Black Sea.
Before pouring into the Black Sea, the river forms one of the most magnificent wetlands in the world: The Danube Delta.
The 2,100-square-mile wildlife sanctuary is home to an abundance of different species of birds and fish.
One word to describe the experience of exploring the delta’s passages and wildlife is magical.
You Can See Multiple Attractions in a Short Amount of Time
One problem all travelers typically have is the lack of time. When you’re in a new place, there never seems to be enough time to see all it has to offer, right?
Well, one of the best things about planning to visit Romania is the chance to see many different attractions in a relatively short amount of time.
There are many beautiful sights located near or along the country’s section of the river, so don’t forget to pack a binocular.
Here are just a few of them:
- The ruins of famous Trajan’s Bridge – the first bridge built over the lower Danube at the request of Roman Emperor Trajan.
- The Iron Gates Dam – the largest Dam on the Danube River.
- Topolnita Cave – the second largest cave in Romania.
- Rock Sculpture of Decebalus – a massive carving in rock portraying the last kind of Dacia.
Visit Romania’s Capital
Romania’s capital city Bucharest is situated only 40 miles north of the cities of Giurgiu (in Romania) and Ruse (in Bulgaria).
Both are located on the banks of the Danube, which makes visiting Bucharest not only convenient but also time-efficient.
The question is how do you make the most out of available time once you get there? It’s simple! You can book a 4-hour tour which includes the most interesting sights of the city.
If you have some time to spare, you can go for a full-day sightseeing tour. Here are just some of the attractions included in the itinerary:
- Free Press Square
- The Arch of Triumph
- Cotroceni Palace
- Revolution Square
- Union Square
- The Palace of Parliament
- The Village Museum
Experience Unique Adventures
We hope this information will serve as an incentive to make you want to visit Romania and its many attractions as soon as possible.
Don’t forget! New adventures such as taking a boat cruise on Danube Delta or exploring the authentic beauty of Bucharest await you.
Contact us today if you want more information about available tours and other nearby attractions you should include in your travel plans.