BIRDS OF THE WORLD

Programme for a three-day travel package with a family tourist route near Vetren-Srebarna - Mostistea-Galatui

Topic
The travel package with a route „Birds of the world“ is oriented towards family tourism with a focus on local landmarks, museums, monasteries, wineries, places to walk and local cultural heritage.

Duration
Three days with two overnight stays

Seasonality
The package can be used during the period May - October

Geography, municipalities, region
Vetren-Srebarna – Mostistea-Galatui

Target group
The package is aimed at Bulgarian, Romanian and foreign guests - families with an interest in cultural heritage

Terms of conduction
Suitable for families or individual tourists. No special equipment or skills are required of the participants. Attractions along the Danube River, visits to museums and discussions on historical topics are subject to prior arrangement. Given the seasonal nature of the events from the cultural calendar, the package is limited to May - October.

Accommodations

Guest house Kalimaritsa, village Vetren, mun. Silistra, 12 „Dunav“ str., tel. 00359 86 762 554, boat, fishing, pool, restaurant for the house’s guests

Vacation home „Srebarna“, village Srebarna, mun. Silistra, 35 „Lebed“ str., binoculars, telescope, bicycles, tel. 00359 86 772 462, 00359 889 441 116, www.srebarna-bg.com

Fish farm, village Ciocanesti, Calaraşi, Romania, the farm is in a Natura 2000 protected area, covers 30 lakes. Over 20 thousand birds nest and multiply here. It’s a place to stop along Via Pontica, the birds’ flight route. Observation of 30 protected bird species, fishing, bicycles, tel. 0040 722 518 186, 0040 722 836 367, www.ciocanesti-piscicola.ro/index.html

Guest house “Pelican”, village Srebarna, mun. Silistra, 16 „Petko Simov“ str., pool, tel. 00359 86 772 322, www.srebarnabirding.com

Calarasi, Romania, hotel „Calaraşi“, 2 „1 Decembrie 1918“ str., tel. 0040 242 318 996, www.hotelcalarasi.ro

Eating

Tavern „Nikulden“, Silistra, 2 „Pristanishtna“ str., near the fishermen’s boat stand, with fish menu, tel. 00359 86 822 214

Calarasi, Romania, „Terasa Queen & Queen Restaurant“, 1 „Sloboziei“ str., with fish menu, tel. 0040 728 641 342

Restaurant-garden „Unikato“, Silistra, 23 „Doctor Petar Vichev“ str., tel. 00359 899 132 582

Calarasi, Romania, restaurant „Casa Heliade“, 3 „Ion Heliade Rădulescu“ str., tel. 0040 725 036 095

Restaurant „Priateli“, Tutrakan, terrace, tel. 00359 879 091 144

Oltenita, Romania, restaurant „VIP Resort Events“, „Stadionului“ str., tel. 0040 723 444 171

Services
Wine degustation

Wine cellar „Opreff“, village Dobrotitsa - 35 km from Silistra, direction Aydemir - Tutrakan - at the Sitovo junction. The wine is made from own traditional Bulgarian varieties „Red muscat“, white variaties „Traminer“ and „ Chardonnay“, as well as „Cabernet Sauvignon“ from the red ones, tel. 00359 887 626 299, www.opreff.com

Winery „Ostrov“, 8 km from Silistra, after the border along the same bank of the Danube. On the river terrace, 30 km long, dozens of grape varieties are grown, www.domeniileostrov.ro

Winery „Kaynardzha“, village Kaynardzha, district Silistra, 42 “Georgi Tokushev” str., tel.: 00359 899 939 211, 00359 899 930 210, the winery produces three types of wine - white, rose and red, from one grape variety, Cabernet Sauvignon.

Aerial tour
Airport Rebus, main road Е71 Silistra – Dobrich, tel. 00359 898 671 738, 20-minute flight, www.fly4fun.bg

Tour along the Danube
Navio Calarasi, Romania, Calarasi, 32 „Republicii“, blvd., www.navio.ro tel. 0040 744 825 490, Viorel Cristea, boats, islands, picnic opportunities, offroad walks, bird watching, fishing

 
Places to visit

With payment

Museum of Natural History „Srebarna“, village Srebarna, Working hours: 08.00 AM - 12.00 PM, 02.00 PM - 06.00 PM, without Saturday and Sunday, tel. 00359 86 772 469. The museum displays birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish, insects and plant species inhabiting the reserve. Video cameras monitor the nests of pelicans. Ecotrail and observation points are located on the shore of the lake. Visiting time – 1 hour.

Calarasi, Romania, City Museum, 3-5 „1 Decembrie 1918“ str., tel. 0040 728 095 702

Calarasi, Romania, Lower Danube Museum, working hours 10.00 AM – 06.00 PM, 4 “Progresul“ str., tel. 0040 242 313 161. The museum presents the history of the Lower Danube coast, ancient inhabitants and archeological cultures. Visiting time – 50 min. www.mdj-calarasi.ro

Oltenita, Romania, Archaeological Museum of Civilization „Gumelnita“, working hours 09.00 AM – 05.00 PM, tel. 0040 242 511 174 Oltenita, Romania, 101 Argeşului str. Visiting time – 60 min. The civilization „Gumelnita“ is a culture of the New Stone Age, known in southern Romania and northern Bulgaria. It shows the oldest tools and fishing gear known to people in the region. www.muzeulgumelnita.ro

Ethnographic Museum „Danube fishing and boatbuilding“, working hours 09.00 AM – 05.00 PM, tel. 00359 86 660 352, 5 „Transmariska“ str. The museum shows original fishing devices from the past and from today, there are interactive displays, videos of the way different types of nets are used, links between Man and Nature are presented, fisheries associations. Visiting time – 1 hour.

Calarasi zoo, Romania, with 87 animal and bird species from the whole world, park, the only hipo in Romania. Lions, tigers, pelicans and cormorants.

Without payment

Srebarna“ – riverside lake, part of the world natural heritage, protected by UNESCO. The lake is a habitat to hundreds of animal species, 50 species are in the Red Data Book of Bulgaria. It’s a place to stop along Via Pontica, the birds’ flight route.

Danube Garden, Silistra – archaeological remains from the ancient Durostorum, from the medieval Drastar - fortress tower, basilica.

Mostistea meadow, area in the Calarasi region, which is protected by natural river sources, tributaries of Danube: rivers, lakes, swamps and wetlands, natural meadows. Bird watching.

Raven swamps“, protected area, near the village of Garvan, 20 km. East of Srebarna, the same types of birds can be found, which are looking for food here.

Antimov tavern – tavern „Dalboka“, park, lake, fountain, leisure zone, place of remembrance – the squads of Filip Totyu, with Vasil Levski as his flag-bearer, and Tanyo voivoda have passed through here, 7 km to the east of Tutrakan.

Festivals:
  • International Puppet Festival „Yan Bibiyan“, Silistra, last week of May;
  • Calarasi, Romania, Festival „May flowers“, estrada, May 17th - 19th.
  • Sailing regatta „Cap. Kosta Pavlov“, Silistra, Danube River Day, June 29th.
  • Island, Calarasi, Romania, Festival „3 smoked olives islands festival“, July 24th - 30th
  • Silistra Days, September 9th -14th, beer fest, concerts
  • Rock festival „Dunav Session“, Silistra, September.
  • „Foods of Dobrogea“, culinary festival, village Srebarna, October.
  • Oltenitsa, Romania, Festival „Harvest Day“, autumn fair, stands with vegetables, fruits, pastries, folk music scenes, beginning of October
  • Calarasi, Romania, World Festival of Humor, art exhibition - caricatures and digital humor, November
  • Festival of Christmas groups „Stani nine, gospodine“, Silistra, December
Silistra – Tourist information center

51 „Vaptsarov” str., tel. 00359 86 820 487, www.eurovelo6.silistra.eu
Provides tourist equipment: tents, sleeping bags, canoe, life jackets, bicycles, binoculars

Bus Station Silistra, 1 „Moskova“ str., tel. 00359 86 820 280, 00359 878 820 280
Calarasi, Romania, Bus Station, 1 „Victor Babes“ str. tel. 0040 242 312 745
Mostistea-Ciocanesti - availability of public transport: bus stop on the Bucharest - Oltenita - Calarasi route

 
Project “MEMOFISH - memory and future. Stories about the Danube Civilization” is cofinanced by the European Union through European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg V-A Romania-BulgariaProgramme.
Amount of EU contribution:  423 921, 71 Euro

 

 

 

 

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