Bulgaria - Romania Combined Tour

We shall finally travel up to the immense Danube Delta to explore its beautiful Mourighiol area where we may turn up Little Crake, Corncrake, Avocets, Golden Plover, Dotterel, Marsh and, with luck, Terek Sandpiper, with a stop-off en route at the unique Babadag forest where we will look for White-tailed and Booted Eagles, Levant Sparrowhawk, Middle-spotted Woodpecker, Sombre Tit, Thrush Nightingale, Red-breasted Flycatcher and other Eastern-European speciality woodland birds.

We will spend the last three days of our trip for a leisurely exploration of the magical Danube Delta, including visits to spectacular Black Sea peninsulas, stunning endless lagoons, beautiful sandy beaches and outstanding wetland habitats - the kingdom of Dalmatian and White Pelicans, White-tailed Eagles, Pygmy Cormorants, Spoonbills, Glossy Ibis, huge numbers of egrets, herons, various terns, gulls and waders...

Our cosy guesthouse located just in the heart of the Delta is the most exotic accommodation we have ever offered. Local people provide us with fresh vegetables and fish and our cook is happy to offer you the best traditional specialities youíve probably never tasted. From our base we explore Lakes Rosu, Puiu and Erenciuc and make a day trip along the Danube River. We also visit the famous Sfintu Gheorghe, Canalul Turcesc, Meleaua Sahalin, Cap Roh and the unique Black Sea island of Sahalin.

We also explore the Sea shore looking for Great Black-headed Gull and other top highlights. So large and attractive a site in such a strategic position can also turn up surprises and, if you are lucky a Saker Falcon and Demoiselle Crane can be seen. Located at the crossroads between east and west, north and south the checklist of species threatens to be one of the longest - and most exotic - for any European tour.

* It has never been easier to reach Bulgaria and Romania as British Airways now flies direct to Varna and Bucarest. Another option could be to take a charter flight offered by Balkan Holidays or Tarom Air from April to October. It is also possible to fly to Sofia or Burgas. For this we take an extra charge of EUR 50 to cover the tour leaderís travel expenses.

*Detailed itineraries and other useful information on demand: office@branta-tours.co.uk