Anything from two days up, makes a trip up the Sf. Gheorghe branch possible, the oldest of the Danube’s branches. The first towns, Mahmudia and Murighiol, can be reached by car, saving time and money. However, going by water is better. It is, after all, the Danube Delta. Beautiful landscapes reveal themselves on the narrow and hidden canals, so ask the locals for help.
Nearly every pension also provides boat trips on the adjacent lakes and canals.
Still, as far as lodging is concerned, I would stop on this branch at the Cormoran Complex (Uzlina) and at Wels Ho- tel (Băltenii de Sus) recommended for tourists “in a hurry” who wish to capture a glimpse of the Delta’s soul.

Cormoran Complex
Phone: +40 744 656 372
Web: www.cormoran.ro
E-mail: office@cormoran.ro

Wels Hotel
Phone: +40740 210 214
Web: www.wels.ro
E-mail: office@wels.ro

On the Sfântu Gheorghe branch, people often talk about the town of the same name. It’s a  a town that feels remote from the rest of the world, where the Danube merges into the Black Sea. Near Sfântu Gheorghe’s  sandy beach is the venue for the Anonymous  International  Independent  Film Festival, which takes place in August. During the daytime, the films are shown at the Green Village Cinema Complex.

Complex Green Village
Phone: +40212 300 507 / +40212 300 508
Web: www.greenvillage.ro
E-mail: info@deltasfantugheorghe.ro

Dolphin Camping
Phone: +40212 300 507/+40212 300 508
Web: www.dolphincamping.ro
E-mail: info@deltasfantugheorghe.ro

Access to the town is only possible by boat, which can be taken from Tulcea (Tulcea – Sf. Gheorghe, 4 hour trip), Mahmudia (Mahmudia – Sf. Gheorghe, 2½ hour trip) or Murighiol (Murighiol – Sf. Gheorghe, 2 hour trip). The trips are organised by the Navrom Delta SA Tulcea company.

Navrom Delta Tulcea
Phone: +40240 511  553
Web: www.navrom.x3m.ro
E-mail: navdelta@x3m.ro