Lupsanu, Călărași Lake, Călărași, Silistra, Antimovo dam and Tutrakan

This package holiday addresses all fishing enthusiasts but is more suited for tourist groups – families, seniors or young people, organized either informally or within team-building activities for companies or other organizations.

This package is recommended for a 3-day stay. We recommend crossing the border with the ferry from Calarasi-Silistra border crossing point. It is a package suitable for both recreational fishing enthusiasts and not only. Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy a complete experience if they stop on the banks of the Danube to fish in the river. For fishermen who do not want to spend the night in Antimovo, the most suited recommendation is the city of Tutrakan. 

Of the 3 days required for this route, we recommend that Romanian tourists spend 2 days in Bulgaria and that Bulgarian tourists spend 2 days in Romania.

In Lupşanu commune, there are the Lupşanu 1 and Lupşanu 2 fishing spots.

Lupşanu 1 pond has the following fees:

– Day fishing (06:00 -18: 00) – 70 Ron/ 12h;

– Night fishing (18:00 – 06:00) – 70 Ron/ 12h;

– 24h fee – 120 Ron;

Fish you can keep:

– the 12h-fishing trip: 5 kg of carp / grass carp and 5 kg of crucian carp, flatfish, rudd;

– the 24h-fishing trip: 8 kg of carp / grass carp and 8 kg crucian carp, flatfish, rudd;

– carp and grass carp of more than 5 kg is mandatory to be released; the release of catches is rewarded with free fishing-trips;

– You can fish with a maximum 5 fishing gear;

Călăraşi Lake is a special bird protection area located in Calarasi county, commune of Cuza Voda. It is a natural area spreading over 2,877 ha, in the central eastern part of Călărași county, occupying the left bank of the Danube, where the Borcea Arm splits from it. Calarasi Lake is located near national road DN31 connecting Călăraşi to Grădiştea. 

Calarasi Lake was declared a protected area in 2004, by GD no. 2151. Since July 2012, the natural reserve is protected by the Ramsar Convention as a wetland of international importance. 

The reserve has many types of habitats: swamps, turbary, rivers, lakes, cultivated arable lands, rush-beds and grass lands, which provide favorable living conditions for several species of animals, especially migratory birds: winter swan, white stork, black tern, greater white-fronted goose, red-breasted goose, Kentish plover, little egret, white egret and many other species. 

Relief from the reserve, as well as the protected bird species can give tourists a great experience. In addition, fishing enthusiasts can catch carp and crucian carp outside the prohibition period. The fishing fee per person is about 60 Ron / 12h. For overnight staying, we recommend accommodation in the town of Calarasi, where there are 11 accommodation units, with over 200 accommodation sits and 32 dining units. For fishing enthusiasts, we recommend accommodation in guesthouses because they provide tourists with fully equipped kitchens where they can clean and prepare the fish they catch. Tourists can choose from 6 guesthouses. 

Calarasi city is known for the Calarasi Danube Festival, which is organized in September in Dumbrava Park. The main objective of the festival is to promote fishing as a way of relaxation and leisure along the Borcea Arm, which is the main natural attraction of Calarasi county. This festival offers popular music concerts and numerous stalls with fish dishes. 

Electronic music enthusiasts can opt for 3SOF Festival. It is organized in Calarasi during summer. This festival takes place on 10 km of beach on an island on the Danube, near Hotel Baden. The festival includes 3 days of electronic music (deep-house / tech-house / minimal) in nature, away from the world, in the middle of the Danube. More information about this festival is available at The coordinates for the seventh edition of the 3SOF Festival are as follows: July 27th, 28th and 29th, 2019 in Chiciu Forest near the ferry crossing point at Ostrov, Calarasi, Romania.

Calarasi also hosts the annual “May Flowers” Festival, the International Folklore Festival “Hora Mare” and the National Folk Music Festival “Danube’s Guitar”.

Borcea Arm, were lies the city of Calarasi, is 99 km long. The Danube ferry-crossing point from Calarasi – Silistra is an excellent place for a promenade or to take pictures. At the same time, it is a good place for boat trips on the Danube and Borcea Arm. Borcea Arm is also an excellent place for fishermen specialized in stream-fishing. 

There are over 30 tourist attractions in Calarasi: Călărași Zoo, Pisica Island, “Păcuiul lui Soare” Island/ Ruins of Vicina Fortress, Lower Danube Museum, Archeological Site from Călăraşi, “Grădiştea Călăraşi” point, Calarasi Municipal Park, Prefecture Palace, Flower Park, Grand Beach, Youth Beach, St. Nicholas Cathedral, Volna Church, Ion Neagu Polyvalent Hall, Ion Comşa Stadium, “St. John the Baptist” Church – “Alexe” Church, Barbu Ştirbei Hall within the County Culture Center, Statue of Carol I, Heroes Monument, Mihai Eminescu’s Statue, Bust of Eugen Cialic, Statue of Ionel Bratianu, Ana and Marinache Popescu House, Demetriad House (now the County Library), Atanase Petrescu House, Metal Statues, Old Post Office, “Holy Paraschiva” wooden church and the building that houses the State Archives. 

There are 11 accommodation units in Călărași, with over 200 accommodation sits and 32 dining units. For fishing enthusiasts, we recommend accommodation in guesthouses because they provide tourists with fully equipped kitchens where they can clean and prepare the fish they catch. Tourists can choose from 6 guesthouses.

Silistra or Dârstor (Romanian-Dârstor, Bulgarian-Силистра Silistra, Latin-Durostorum, Turkish-Silistre) is a port town on the Danube in northeastern Bulgaria. It is the administrative center of Silistra District. The city was part of Wallachia during Mircea the Elder’s reign (probably also during Vlad the Empeller for a short time). It was attached to Romania after the Second Balkan War. It was a component part of Romania from 1913 until 1940, when it was returned to Bulgaria following the Craiova Treaty imposed by the Central Powers.

There are 16 tourist attractions in Silistra (“Durostorum-Drustar-Silistra” National Architectural and Archeological Reserve, Silistra Waterside Park, Silistra Archeological Museum, Silistra Ethnographic Museum, Mezhidi Tabia Citadel, Srebarna Biosphere Reserve, “St. Peter and Paul” Temple, Holy Antiquity Roman Tomb, Roman Villa, Drastar Patriarchal Basilica 9th-14th centuries, Northern Fortification Wall, Southern Fortress, Kurshumlu Mosque, “Surp Astidzazzin” Armenian Apostolic Church, Jewish Rabbi Eliezer Papo’s Tomb and the Art Gallery), 11 accommodation units and 25 dining units. The accommodation units offer an accommodation capacity of more than 600 sits (in total) and a wide range of services, depending on the wishes and financial possibilities of the tourists – both 5-stars hotels, and also 1-stars hotels or individual apartments.

“Antimovo” dam is located 10 kilometers east of Tutrakan (Turtucaia) and in the immediate vicinity of Antimovo Inn, being the largest territory in the area. It is located near the village of Antimovo, which, despite its superb location on a plateau above the lake, has less than 30 inhabitants. Antimovo dam is an excellent fishing spot. Here you can fish for carp, crucian carp, cteno, rudd, frog fish, roach or bighead carp for a fee of about 5 leva. Tourists can spend the night in Tutrakan, which offers tourists 4 hotels with over 50 accommodation sits and 4 dining units. There are 7 tourist attractions in this city: Ethnographic Museum – Danube Fishing and Boat Construction, Tutrakan Historical Museum, Tutrakan Art Gallery, Antique Castelo – Transmarica, “Ribarski Mahala” Architectural Ensemble, Military Grave Memorial Complex and St. Nicholas Cathedral. 

Tutrakan is a Danube-port city in Silistra district, in the northeastern part of Bulgaria. The town is on the right bank of the Danube, 58 km east of Rousse and 62 km west of Silistra. On the opposite bank lies the Romanian town of Oltenita. This city is recognized for the fishermen’s district and the entire history of the settlement is closely connected to fishing. 

Given the short period necessary for completing the route established within this package holiday, we recommend that Romanian tourists spend one night in the Bulgarian city of Tutrakan. This way, Romanians can enjoy some extra time spent on Bulgarian territory, during which they can further explore the tangible and intangible heritage of the area, thus enjoying a complete experience. 

It is necessary that this package is promoted during periods when prohibition is not declared, so that fishing enthusiasts can enjoy the specific activities without legal constraints. Thus, the package holiday will not be promoted between April 26th and June 9th inclusive.