Tutrakan is a Danube River cruise port and town in Bulgaria's Silistra Province, with a population of around 10,000. The town is located approx 58 km (36 mi) east of Ruse (Bulgaria's largest riverport) and approx 62 km (39 mi) west of Silistra (province's capital).
The settlement was founded in early-1st-century AD (during the Roman Empire / 27 BC - 1453 AD) as Transmarisca. By the 4th-century, it developed to one of Danube's largest strongholds. The Roman town and its fortress were destroyed in the early-7th-century. During the Bulgarian Empire (681-1422) the town was named Tutrakan and reemerged as a major military center until it was conquered by the Ottoman Turks in late-14th-century. The town was liberated by Russian army forces during the Russo-Turkish War (1877-1878). After the Second Balkan War (1913) between Bulgaria, Serbia and Greece, the entire Southern Dobruja (including Tutrakan) were incorporated into Romania - until the end of WW2 91939-1945) when was returned to Bulgaria. During WW1 (1914-1918), in the Battle of Tutrakan (September 2-6, 1916) the allied Bulgarian and German forces defeated the Romanian army.
As cruise port, Tutrakan is included in the regular schedule of one of Europe's largest river cruise companies - Phoenix Reisen. The company in 2019 included Lom in the itineraries of 4 of fleet's newest riverboats - Adora (2019), Asara (2017), Anesha (2015), and Aurelia (2007). The next table shows the ports sequence of Phoenix Reisen's 16-day cruise tour itinerary roundtrip from homeport Passau.
|Date / Time||Port|
|28 Apr 15:30||Departing from Passau, Germany|
|29 Apr 12:00 - 23:00||Vienna, Austria|
|30 Apr 14:00 - 22:30||Budapest, Hungary|
|01 May 09:30 - 11:30||Mohacs, Pecs, Hungary|
|01 May 17:00 - 21:30||Vukovar, Croatia|
|02 May 05:30 - 19:00||Belgrade, Serbia|
|03 May 15:30 - 19:00||Vidin, Bulgaria|
|04 May 09:30 - 13:00||Giurgiu, Romania|
|04 May 15:30 - 17:00||Oltenita, Romania|
|05 May||Sulina, Romania|
|05 May 12:00 - 17:00||Tulcea, Romania|
|06 May 09:00 - 12:00||Giurgiulesti, Moldova|
|07 May 09:00 - 09:30||Tutrakan, Bulgaria|
|07 May 14:00 - 23:30||Ruse, Bulgaria|
|08 May 07:00 - 08:30||Nikopol, Bulgaria|
|08 May 14:30 - 15:00||Oriahovo, Bulgaria|
|08 May 19:30 - 20:00||Lom, Bulgaria|
|09 May||Iron Gate passing (Serbia-Romania)|
|09 May 13:00 - 16:00||Donji Milanovac, Lepenski Vir, Serbia|
|10 May 09:30 - 13:30||Novi Sad, Serbia|
|11 May 02:30 - 04:30||Mohacs, Pecs, Hungary|
|11 May 09:00 - 11:00||Kalocsa, Hungary|
|11 May 13:00 - 14:00||Solt, Hungary|
|12 May 14:30 - 17:30||Bratislava, Slovakia|
|13 May||Wachau Valley, Austria|
|13 May 11:00 - 14:00||Melk, Austria|
|14 May 09:00||Arriving in Passau, Germany|
Port Tutrakan cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Tutrakan, Bulgaria. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|10 October, 2021|