Wildlife of the Danube Delta 2021 Saga River Cruise
Stay in lively Bucharest in the stunning 4* Novotel Hotel, before sailing along one of Europe's most beautiful rivers. Contrast the cultural capital city of Bucharest with the natural wonders of the scenic Danube Delta on this fascinating cruise to the Black Sea Coast in the company of an expert naturalist...
Your expert naturalists: Martin Hughes-Games - Joining June 2021 & Stephen Moss - Joining August 2021
Martin will regale passengers with a talk about his experiences in 30 years as a wildlife producer. Look forward to seeing a collection of exciting clips from his career, including jumping out of a hot air balloon while being chased by a peregrine falcon! He will also bring the wildlife of the Danube Delta to life each day, with fascinating insights into the animals and birdlife, plus their UNESCO-listed habitat.
Stephen Moss is one of Britain’s foremost nature writers, broadcasters and wildlife television producers. Stephen will deliver talks on both his experiences producing wildlife documentaries and focusing on the bird and wildlife of the Danube Delta, as well as reading excerpts from his new book Mrs Moreau’s Warbler: How Birds Got Their Names. Free copies of the book, signed by the author himself on board, is included for all passengers booking this cruise!
Fly to Bucharest and transfer to a locally rated 4-star Novotel Bucharest Hotel for a two night stay with dinners included.
Enjoy an included tour of the lively capital of Romania, Bucharest – popular with the jet set and known as ‘Little Paris’ in the 1900s. See the enormous Palace of the Parliament – dictator Nicolae Ceausescu’s egotistical folly – and the Patriarchal Church. Enjoy some time at leisure to explore independently before dinner back at the hotel this evening.
Bid farewell to the capital after breakfast and transfer to Tulcea where you will embark Amadeus Royal. Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner on board as you remain moored here overnight.
Set off this morning and sail through the stunning Danube Delta, a wetland biosphere that is Europe's second largest delta and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The reed beds and groves of willow, oak and poplar provide sanctuary for over 300 species of bird! You will sail through the heart Delta to reach the Black Sea coast. You will moor for the next two nights at the historic fishing village of St Georghe, located at the very south east tip of the reserve, close to the longest stretches of beach on the Romanian coast. With a history dating back to the 14th century, the village is renowned for its traditional cooking and in particular its famous black caviar.
Today you are in for a treat as you will step onto a smaller vessel to explore the waters and wildlife at closer quarters. The Delta is known the world over as a haven for birdlife and more than 300 species are believe to make the reserve their home. Many more migrate thousands of miles to spend time in the biosphere at different times of the year. Keep an eye out for herons, pelicans, several varieties of eagle, songbirds and seabirds plus species from as far afield as Siberia – including polar grebes and cranes – and China – egrets and Mandarin ducks.
Enjoy another day onboard a smaller ship, negotiating lakes and marshes which are inaccessible to larger cruise vessels. This evening return to Amadeus Royal before resuming your cruise.
Enjoy a full day in the Romanian town of Braila, once an important trading port and home to some elegant merchants’ villas as a result. You can explore independently or perhaps join an optional excursion across the border to Moldova. Remain moored here overnight.
Disembark after breakfast and return to the UK.
|Date||Price from (pp)|
|1 August 2021||£1,299 *NEW LOW FARE*|
- Low deposit of only £99pp
- Savings of up to £500pp on selected cabin grades and departures
- VIP door-to-door travel service
- Optional travel insurance or a discount of £20 if not required†
- Return travel from the UK
- 2 Nights stay in 4-star Novotel Bucharest followed by 5 Nights on board Amadeus Royal
- All meals on board
- All gratuities on board
- Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
- Saga cruise director & Saga cruise escort on board
- Entertainment and activities on the ship
- Tour of Bucharest plus two days Delta exploration aboard a smaller vessel