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Bucharest: Day Trip to Dracula Castle, Peles Castle & Brașov

1. Bucharest: Day Trip to Dracula Castle, Peles Castle & Brașov

Immerse yourself in the legend of Vlad the Impaler, inspiration for Count Dracula, on this full-day tour of Transylvania. Discover some of the historic castles of the region, and visit the city of Brasov. Start your tour with pickup from certain pickup points in Bucharest and drive towards the region of Valahia. Discover Peles Castle situated in picturesque Sinaia, and known as the Pearl of the Carpathians. Travel through the mountain scenery to Bran, where you will visit Bran Castle, commonly known as Dracula’s Castle. Learn the legend of the terrifying fictional Count. Move on to Brasov, located in the heart of Transylvania. Embark on a walking tour through the historical center. Encounter sights such as the Gothic church of Biserica Neagră, and the Medieval Catherine's Gate, the last remaining of the city’s defensive walls.

Bucharest: Day Trip to Brasov with Peles & Dracula's Castle

2. Bucharest: Day Trip to Brasov with Peles & Dracula's Castle

Enjoy a full-day car, van, or bus tour from Bucharest to the historic region of Transylvania. Uncover the influence of different cultures, including Romanian, Saxon, Turkish and Hungarian. See Dracula’s castle and Peles Castle and venture to Brasov for a guided walking tour.  Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel and sit back and relax on the drive to Sinaia in the Transylvanian Alps. Sinaia is known for its beautiful late 17th-Century Byzantine monastery. Visit the neo-classical Peles Castle, built on a medieval route that linked Transylvania to Wallachia. Continue to the medieval Bran Castle which is better known as Dracula’s Castle due to its association with Vlad the Impaler. Admire the castle's romantic setting on a forested hill. Gaze up at its imposing towers. Explore one of the largest in medieval town's in Romania on a walking tour of Brasov. Tour the historic streets and take in sights such as the Council Square, Black Tower and Black Church to get an idea what a typical old Transylvanian city looked like. Take in gorgeous mountain scenery as you drive back to Bucharest and are dropped off at your hotel.

Bucharest: Half Day Bike Tour

3. Bucharest: Half Day Bike Tour

Start your 4-hour bike tour in Bucharest’s old city, where you’ll hear about the birth of the city and Romanian civilization. During Communist times the old city area was decimated and overtaken by grandiose urban projects. Today it is one of the poorest areas in Bucharest and is mostly inhabited by gypsies. Marvel at the monumental Parliament Palace, and learn about life for the people under the Ceasescu regime. Ride by buildings dating from the golden age of Bucharest of the 19th and the early 20th century. See landmarks and monuments from the time when Bucharest was known as Little Paris.

Bucharest: Private Communism Tour with Ceausescu Mansion

4. Bucharest: Private Communism Tour with Ceausescu Mansion

Learn all about Romania's communist history on this private tour through Bucharest. Start your tour at the Palace of Parliament, the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon. Learn how dangerous and damaging the totalitarian regime was in Romania at this influential site. Next, visit the Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum. See traditional homes and how Romanian villagers to have built ecological and sustainable environments in their backyards.  See Victory Avenue, a boulevard with communist buildings where you can also admire French architecture. Make a stop at Revolution Square and learn about the Romanian Revolution in December 1989. Visit Ceausescu Mansion, the private residence of Nicolae and Elena Ceauşescu and their children for a quarter of a century (1965-1989), during their communist rule in Romania. Finish up your tour with drop-off back at your hotel or the airport.

Bucharest: Relics of Communism 3-Hour Walking Tour

5. Bucharest: Relics of Communism 3-Hour Walking Tour

Enjoy a fascinating 3-hour tour exploring the communist roots of the great city of Bucharest. Discuss the day to day life of Romanians during communism, from ration cards to the black market, to propaganda and the secret police. As the dominant political ideology for more than 40 years, Bucharest is full of souvenirs of its communist past. Begin the tour in Unirii Square, one of the largest squares in central Bucharest originally built during the Communist era and bisected by the massive Unirii Boulevard. Continue the tour and explore the new districts of the "Socialist realism" built during the reign of Nicolae Ceausescu, including the Palace of the Parliament, designed as the absolute center of power, and the buildings of the Civic Centre Project. Discover the hidden churches that the communists wanted to forget about. See the contrast between the elegant city architecture and the communist blocks surrounding the oldest park in Bucharest, Cismigiu Gardens. End the tour in front of the balcony where Ceausescu held his last speech, the Revolution Square. Hear the story of the '89 Revolution and Romania's transition into democracy.

Bucharest: 2.5-Hour Pantelimon District Tour

6. Bucharest: 2.5-Hour Pantelimon District Tour

Where did the Communist industry of Bucharest disappear? How are the city and its people changing with the times? Find out all this and more on a tour of the Pantelimon District. Find the beauty in the otherwise busy capital city of Bucharest with the trained eye of a local guide. Explore Pantelimon, one of the dormitory neighborhoods of Bucharest, designed by the communists as a place for sleeping when you’re not working. See the huge apartment blocks and understand how the entire place was connected to one of the city's largest industrial areas. Uncover plenty of surprises waiting for you, such as the parks dotted with communist symbols, a Medieval Monastery, and a wild natural wetland. After grabbing a local snack, see how the old industrial area is reinventing. From the height of a former water tower, admire some great pieces of street art, completely made on roofs and visible just from bird's-eye level. Go through the industrial history of the area. On the way, discuss more of communism, the famous Nicolae Ceausescu and his big plans and ideas. Get the best ideas to enjoy Bucharest your own way before concluding the activity.

From Bucharest: 2-Day Danube Delta Wonders Small Group Tour

7. From Bucharest: 2-Day Danube Delta Wonders Small Group Tour

Day 1. Arriving in the Delta Tour starts in the morning at 08:00 a.m. with private pick-up from your hotel. Head towards Dobrogea Region and cross the sparkling Danube on the way. Moment 1 – Danube Delta Museum Begin the Danube Delta discovery by visiting the Delta Museum in Tulcea city. This is the best place to learn about Delta history and formation, birds and fish species, and even human lifestyle in the delta villages. As a bonus, the museum features a great aquarium where you can see all the most important fishes that live in the Danube. Moment 2 – Boat tour Arrive in Murighiol village in Danube Delta and start the boat excursion from there. Take the chance to see numerous wild birds, luxurious vegetation, and sparkling lakes inside the Delta. This is of course a highlight of tour. At the end of a road, the Danube, the second largest river of the old continent builds upon its encounter with the Black Sea, well over 10,000 years, one of the most beautiful deltas in Europe and even in the world. Also known as one of the planet’s great wetlands, the water and dry streams that have formed here provide good living conditions for a large number of plant and animal species. At the end of the day, enjoy a night's accommodation in Murghiol. Day 2. Dobrogea Region In the morning after breakfast, head towards the southern part of Dobrogea, and reach Constanta City. Visit the Old Town of Constanta City, the Main Square, and see the Black Sea Riviera. Enjoy free time for relaxing walks in Constanta. Then, head back to Bucharest, crossing the Danube again, and the vast plains of Baragan. Arrive in Bucharest in the evening, with dropoff at your hotel.

Danube Delta - 2-Day Tour from Bucharest

8. Danube Delta - 2-Day Tour from Bucharest

This 2-day tour provides you with the opportunity to discover the natural wonders of the Danube Delta. This is the 2nd-largest river delta in Europe and is comprised largely of wetlands and water, and intricate patterns of channels, marshes, small streams, and lakes. The Danube Delta is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It is home to more than 300 species of birds and 45 species of fresh-water fish that inhabit its numerous lakes and marshes. You’ll have the chance to visit Tulcea, the ancient port city located on the Danube Delta, and enjoy a boating trip for bird watching or fishing. The city of Tulcea spreads over 7 hills and has been an important harbor since its founding in the 7th century B.C. It was later conquered by the Romans and rebuilt in their style. You’ll spend 1 night at a Danube Delta hotel or guest house. Itinerary Day 1: Bucharest – Constanta – Tulcea – Danube Delta Day 2: Danube Delta – Tulcea – Bucharest

Classic Romania Tour

9. Classic Romania Tour

On the first day you will have a city tour of Bucharest, where Western and Eastern cultures merge beautifully. After an overnight stay in the city, you will leave the next day for the beautiful Transylvania region. You will stop at an important religious landmark, Curtea de Arges Monastery (replace in the summertime with a road trip to Trasnfăgărășan). You then head to Sibiu, named the European Capital of Culture in 2007. On day three, visit Sibiel – a quaint Transylvanian village praised as one of the most authentic and well-preserved rural areas in Europe. After a short walk in the village, your tour continues with a short trip to Alba Iulia, before visiting the Turda Salt Mine. The next morning will be devoted to a city tour of Cluj-Napoca. From Cluj, you will be heading to the northwestern part of Romania, Maramureș, a region resembling a fascinating open-air museum. You end the day with a Romanian dinner and folklore show. The next day you will visit two ancient wooden churches that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Poienile Izei (Iza Meadows) and Barsana. Next up is Biertan, the largest fortified church in Transylvania, built by the Saxons in the sixteenth century and nowadays listed as a UNESCO monument. An important highlight of the Classic Romania Tour is Sighișoara, the only inhabited medieval fortress included in UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. Eventually you will reach Brasov, a city founded by the Teutonic Knights, located at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. After an overnight stay, you will take a walking tour of Brașov before visiting the famous Bran Castle. Here, you will learn about the legend of Dracula. On the last day you will return to Bucharest.

From Bucharest: 2-Day Private Trip to Danube Delta & Cruise

10. From Bucharest: 2-Day Private Trip to Danube Delta & Cruise

Day One: 1. Old Town Constanta 2. Carol I Mosque 3. Mamaia Beach - Overnight in Tulcea Moscheea Carol I: Carol I Mosque, located in Ovid Square area, is the main religious muslim edifice and one of the most beautiful architectural monuments of our land. The building started in 1910 at the initiative of King Carol I (which is why the building is named so) and was completed in 1913. The inauguration took place on 31st of May in the presence of the royal family and muslim representatives of Romania. Sharing a beautiful and unique mixture of Egyptian, Byzantine and Romanian architecture, Carol I Mosque is the first building in our country for whose construction reinforced concrete was used. A distinctive feature of the building is huge dome made of innovative materials listed above. Although many specific Muslim places of worship, is an architectural dome by Christian inspiration, more exactly, Byzantine. Mamaia Beach: Mamaia is one of the most popular destinations for a beach holiday in Romania. It is on the Black Sea and is an archetypical seaside resort. There are beaches to relax on, nice food and lots of entertainment, including an amusement park. Faleza Casino: Between 1880 and 1890, we hear of Cazin or Kursal as being a wooden building on the seashore, built on a location a few hundred meters away from the current one. Besides the ballroom, noticeable were the reading hall with French newspapers, a games hall, as well as a terrace. It is here that the tourists, the seamen, and the local elite met in the summer evenings to take part in the balls organised by the city hall on the tunes of the brass bands or on the music of the famous artists of the era. Theatrical performances, soirees, conferences, literary readings or masquerade balls also took place at the Cazin. The games of chess, backgammon, or domino completed the bohemian scenery. Day Two: Danube Delta Tour – we explore by boat the beautiful nature of Danube Delta - Back to Bucharest The waters of the Danube, which flow into the Black Sea, form the largest and best preserved of Europe's deltas. The Danube delta hosts over 300 species of birds as well as 45 freshwater fish species in its numerous lakes and marshes. The 580,000 hectare delta is home to massive amounts of waterbirds of all kinds, most notably pelicans of two species, herons, storks, cormorants and terns. It is a favourite staging area for passage migrants and also wintering grounds for masses of migrating waterbirds from the steppes, the boreal forests and the tundras further north. Here also lie some of Europe’s very few remaining grazed mosaic forest landscapes, the beautiful woodlands of Letea and Caraorman. Beavers are slowly making their return into the area, the area holds healthy populations of golden jackal while white-tailed eagles show a remarkable comeback.

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What people are saying about Bucharest

Totally recommend this tour, it includes everything you will want and need to see in Transylvania. All three destinations are magnificent, the tour guide is polite and informative enough, he gives you a small tour about Romania in general during the trip. We chose this activity even though we only stayed in Bucharest for three days but it worked out extremely well. Totally recommend it!

This is an excellent way to see around Bucharest. Our guide, Alex, was charming and wonderful - we learned so much about Romania's history and he was constantly attentive to our group. Very highly recommended!

This tour was very enjoyable and informative. Elena was a fantastic guide. She went into great detail and answered all of our questions. Highly recommended this tour.

excellent tour, would definitely recommend. Elena was a brilliant guide and also provided some great tips on local places to eat!

Everything is perfect. Respect for schedules. Guide Mathieu and Pierre driver very friendly and helpful. Very good day.