DANUBE BOATS

Programme for a three-day travel package with a family tourist route near Silistra – Calarasi

Subject
The travel package with a route „Danube Boats“ 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 April - October

Geography, municipalities, region
Silistra – Calarasi

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 April - October.

Accommodation

Hotel „Drastar“, Silistra, 10 „Kapitan Mamarchev“ str., tel. 00359 86 812 200, www.hoteldrustar.com

Hotel „Danube“, Silistra, 1 „Svoboda“ sq., tel. 00359 86 877 700, www.danube-hotel.com

Hotel „Viena“, Silistra, 1 „Cherno More“ str., tel. 00359 86 838 665, www.hotelviena-bg.com

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

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

Vacation house „Srebarna“, village Srebarna, municipality Silistra, 35 „Lebed“ str., binoculars, telescope, bicycles, tel. 00359 86 772 462. 00359 889 44 11 16, www.srebarna-bg.com

Village Ciocanesti, Calarasi, Romania, Fish farm. The farm is in a Natura 2000 protected area, covering 30 lakes. 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

Eating

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

Calarasi, Romania, „Terasa Quuen & Quuen Restorant“, 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 Radulescu“ str., tel. 0040 725 036 095

Restaurant „Kadife“, children’s area, Silistra, 45 „Dobrich“ str., tel. 00359 89 7 777 939

Restaurant „Stara Kashta Silistra“, Silistra, 6 „Lyuben Karavelov“ str., tel. 00359 882 773 921.

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, 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, 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

Tour along the Danube

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

 
Places to visit

With payment

Historical museum – Silistra
working hours: 09.30 AM – 12.00 PM,12.30 AM –5.00 PM, without Sunday and Monday, tel. 00359 86 820 388, presents archeology with artifacts, such as a Roman sundial, a column with the name of Khan Omurtag, seals of Bulgarian and Byzantine rulers, gold ornaments from the time of the Drastar fort. Visiting time – 1 hour, www.museumsilistra.com
Roman tomb
With murals from the IV century, Silistra, „Sedmi Septemvri” and „Boyka Voyvoda” str., tel. 00359 86 822 154, Working hours: upon request. Visiting time – 50 min.
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, www.mdj-calarasi.ro
The museum presents the history of the Lower Danube coast, ancient inhabitants and archeological cultures. Visiting time – 50 min.

Without payment

Danube Garden, Silistra – archaeological remains from the ancient Durostorum, from the medieval Drastar - fortress tower, basilica.
Park „Fortress“, Medzhidi Tabia, city park
„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.
Canal „Borcha“ a 70-km Danube canal, separates at Calarasi and Ostrov, and flows back into the river near the village of Giurgeni - offers a view towards untouched nature and wild forest territories.
The Danube islands near Calarasi - important river basin ecosystems - nesting platforms of the Danube hawk are located on Pisica Island, Natura 2000 protected areas.
The Yalomitsa swamp is a fishermen paradise. Part of it has been declared a reserve.
The ruins of the Byzantine fortress Vicina - remains of a Byzantine fortress and an old Bulgarian fortress on the island of Pacuiul lui Soare

Festivals:

International Puppet Festival „Yan Bibiyan“, 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

 
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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