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The lion's share of the marshy, bird-laden Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, Europe's largest wetlands, lies in Romania. Few tourists enter from the Ukrainian side, but those that do are rewarded with extremely affordable half- to full-day boat tours through the delta's unique waterways. You can visit the Danube's terminus - dubbed the '0km mark' - or take a bird-watching tour.

In the centre of Vylkovo you'll find the Biosphere Reserve office. The staff speaks some English and can set you up with a local tour operator to take you into the reserve by boat.