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

The tourist package with a route „Danube Bridge“ is oriented towards youth tourism with an emphasis on local landmarks, historical places, outside activities and forms of cultural heritage.

Three days of activities, two overnight stays

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 – youths, in group or individually, with an interest towards cultural heritage

Terms of conduction
Suitable for a group of youths, as well as for individual tourists. No special equipment or skills are required of the participants. It would be nice to have comfortable shoes. 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.


Hotel „Silistra“, Silistra, 41 „Dobrogea“ str., tel. 00359 86 833 033, www.bcsilistra.com

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

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

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

Calarasi, Romania, Hotel „Albatros“, on the banks of the Danube tributary Borcha, 7 „Soseaua Chiciului“ str., tel. 0040 721 908 413, www.albatrospodul4.ro


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 Restorant“, 1 „Sloboziei“ str., with fish menu, tel. 0040 728 641 342

Restaurant „Humbata“, Silistra, 41 „Dobrogea“ str., tel. 00359 894 419 697

Restaurant „Riverside“, Silistra, 1 „Geno Cholakov“ str., tel. 00359 89 854 6458

Pizzeria „Verona“, Silistra, 139 „Macedonia“ blvd., tel. 00359 895 252 525


Rental electric bicycles and a charging station, village Ciocanesti, tel. 0040 722 518 186, 0040 722 836 367, www.ciocanesti-piscicola.ro/index.html

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

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.


Sailing regatta „Cap. Kosta Pavlov“, Silistra, Danube River Day, June 29th
Calarasi, Romania, Festival „May flowers“, estrada, May 17th - 19th
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
Calarasi, Romania, World Festival of Humor, art exhibition - caricatures and digital humor, November
Foods of Dobrogea“, culinary festival, village Srebarna, October


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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