The magnificent Danube River meanders 1,788 miles from its origins in Germany’s Black Forest to the jaws of the Black Sea known as KM Zero in Romania. Just before emptying into the sea, the Danube forms one of Europe's largest and best preserved deltas – the Danube Delta. A UNESCO-listed Natural Heritage Site, the Danube Delta – which spans over 2,200 square miles – is a wildlife enthusiasts dream destination, with its mix of marshes, canals and tree-lined lakes playing host to over 300 species of birds and 160 species of fish.
With Fred. Olsen you can take the opportunity to experience this thriving natural wonder up close on a boat safari into the Delta Biosphere Reserve. Catch your boat at the pretty town of St Gheorghe and relax while you’re guided through the narrow passages of the Danube Delta. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the vast array of flora and fauna on display, from bird species such as pelicans, cormorants and black-headed gulls to a gallery of reeds, plants and trees that line the vast network of canals and lagoons.
In early summer the delta is bursting with colour, attracting huge flocks of birds to nest – if you’re lucky you may catch a glimpse of rare species such as the pygmy cormorant, or hear the call of an egret. You won't want to miss the carpet of white and yellow water lilies which bloom in summer – a truly unforgettable experience.
The optional Danube Delta boat safari tour is available on river cruises R1807, R1830, R180709 & R182830.