Romania has a fascinating history, and tours in Bucharest, the capital, help bring it to life. Combine that with stunning scenery and activities, and you have a place worth visiting.
SIGHTSEEING AND ACTIVITY TOURS IN AND FROM BUCHAREST
Discover the Romanian capital and biggest city. It used to be called “little Paris” in the 1930s and still housing spectacular architecture, this is a must-see city. We follow the main tourist attractions and cultural heritage in the city centre. Highlights will include Parliament Palace, Romanian Atheneaum, Royal Palace, Old Town, Patriarchate Church and Union Square.
TRADITIONS IN BUCHAREST: VILLAGE MUSEUM AND WINE TASTING TOUR
Ever imagined yourself walking through a medieval village located right in the middle of a city? Join this guided tour and discover Bucharest’s Village Museum – a time capsule in the heart of an urban jungle. Once enchanted by the folklore and eerie looks of the village, end the tour in style: taste traditional Romanian wines, cheese & dry sausages at a local wine bar.
BUCHAREST: THE RISE AND FALL OF COMMUNISM TOUR
This tour offers a unique perspective into the life and death of Nicolae Ceausescu and the impact that communism had on the city of Bucharest.
The tour includes a visit to the Palace of Parliament, the world’s largest, heaviest and most expensive administrative building. Learn about Ceausescu’s unmistakable legacy, take a tour around the city centre of Bucharest and discover the Revolution Square where the Romanian people gained their freedom in December 1989. Finally, explore the former military unit of Targoviste Museum where a couple had their trial and were sentenced to death.
BOHEMIAN BUCHAREST MARKETS AND MAHALLAS SMALL GROUP FOOD AND WALKING WITH A LOCAL GUIDE
From the heart of the city to the tastes of the country, we take you on a historical, architectural, culinary adventure through many faces (and tastes) of Bucharest! Journey deep into the neighbourhoods of La Belle Époque Bucharest, while sampling the traditional peasant foods that define Romanian cuisine.
BUCHAREST PRIVATE WINE TASTING TOUR OF DEALU MARE’S OLD WINE ROAD
Follow Romania’s ancient wine road, reopened after a century of decay, with quality wines, traditional lunch, old cellars and manors, endless vineyards or medieval monasteries.
Enjoy an epic day-trip from Bucharest, following the ancient wine road built by the Romans 2000 years ago. Reopened to the public after almost a century of “hibernation”, the road displays some beautifully restored manors, cellars and old monasteries. Along the way, we’ll visit two wine museums, stop for lunch in a traditional manor and enjoy wine tasting sessions at two prestigious wineries, surrounded by the endless vineyards of Dealu Mare, Romania’s most famous wine region.
BUCHAREST JEWISH HERITAGE TOUR
Discover the history and heritage of the Jewish Community of Bucharest. Explore the former Jewish neighbourhood, one of the most beautiful and charming areas of the city. Relive the past of a minority that influenced the fate of the city: from interwar greatness, to WWII Holocaust and to Ceausescu’s demolitions and mass exodus to Israel, in Communist times.
PRIVATE FOOD AND WINE TOUR IN BUCHAREST
Treat yourself with the best Romanian dishes and wines on a private guided tour. Romanian cuisine is a diverse blend of different dishes from several traditions with which it has come into contact, but also maintains its own character. It has been greatly influenced by Ottoman cuisine, while it also includes influences from the cuisines of other neighbours, such as Germans, Serbs, Bulgarians and Hungarians.
PRIVATE FULL DAY TREKKING NATURE ADVENTURE IN STAN GORGES: FROM BUCHAREST
Discover the wilderness and uniqueness of Romania in a one-day outdoor experience from Bucharest.
You will test your courage on Stan’s Valley – one of the wildest and most impressive via ferrata trails in Romania, with deep, clear waterholes, breathtaking gorges and dreamy landscapes.
Take time to relax and re-charge your energy in the heart of nature in the evening, and also take a ride on one of the greatest roads in the word, as the Top Gear specialists called it: Transfagarasan, the most spectacular mountain road in Romania, with breath-taking views over the mountains.
SMALL GROUP HIKING DAY TRIP IN BAIULUI MOUNTAINS: FROM BUCHAREST
Spend an amazing 12-hours in Prahova County and enjoy a spectacular guided hike up the Baiului Mountains. Part of the beautiful Carpathian mountain range, the tour will take you on the forest trails, to beautiful meadows, and up on the ridge to a height of 1800 metres.
FUN FAMILY DAY TRIP IN TRANSYLVANIA: FROM BUCHAREST
One day family trip from Bucharest to Transylvania, including wildlife viewing in the bear reserve in Zarnesti, having fun in Aventura Parc, and exploring medieval towns and castles.
WINE TASTING IN BUCHAREST
When visiting Romania, it’s a shame to skip one important part of Romanian culture and tradition, that is still a mystery for most foreign visitors: wine.
GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF HISTORICAL BUCHAREST
Embark on a historical walking tour with a professional and friendly guide and explore the wonderful city centre of Bucharest. Visit historic landmarks and ancient churches and let the local guide explain the interesting and often diverse history of this fascinating city.
PRIVATE DAY TRIP TO WALLACHIA: ROMAN MYTHS AND LEGENDS: FROM BUCHAREST
Take a tour through the historical region of Wallachia, a place filled with legends and mystery, where locals preserve the memory of extraordinary events.
FULL DAY OFF-ROADING IN THE CARPATHIANS: FROM BUCHAREST
Join a full day adventure trip in the heart of the Carpathians, on a 4X4 off-road tour. If you’re also a nature lover, come along and discover the spectacular landscapes, the wildlife, and get in touch with nature.
FULL DAY DRACULA CASTLE AND PELES CASTLE TOUR: FROM BUCHAREST
Take a morning drive through the lovely Prahova Valley on your way to the Peles Castle. Enjoy lunch at a cosy mountain pass restaurant and then continue on to the Rasnov Citadel. Explore the medieval Bran Castle, linked to the legend of Dracula, the vampire.
DAY TRIP TO PELES CASTLE AND PIATRA CRAIULUI NATIONAL PARK: FROM BUCHAREST
This is a full day sightseeing tour, starting from Bucharest, taking you to Peles Castle, then to the beautiful traditional mountain villages in Bran area. The tour ends in the Piatra Craiului National Park, with a lovely walk in the gorges.
CASTLES OF TRANSYLVANIA: PRIVATE DAY TRIP FROM BUCHAREST
Visit Dracula’s Castle and Peles Castle on a private day trip from Bucharest. Legend has it that Count Dracula lived in a castle in Transylvania.
Surrounded by an aura of mystery and perched high atop a rock, Bran Castle owes its fame to the imposing towers and the myth created around Bram Stocker’s ‘Dracula’. Discover the enchanting mountain region of the Carpathian Mountains and the cities of Sinaia, Bran and Brasov.
SEARCHING FOR DRACULA: PRIVATE DAY TRIP FROM BUCHAREST
Explore the Real Castle of Dracula! See the world through Vlad Dracula’s eyes. During this tour you’ll see the most important sights that played a role in Vlad The Impaler’s life, and you will learn the true facts about his tumultuous rule. Discover the reality and the myth of Dracula’s legend.
DAY TRIP TO SIBIU AND FAGARAS FORTRESS: FROM BUCHAREST
This day tour is not to be missed by those who appreciate medieval fortresses, architecture and history. Visit Fagaras, one of the largest, and best preserved medieval fortresses in Eastern Europe, and Sibiu, also known as Hermannstadt. Enjoy these architectural jewels of Transylvania and then go for a stroll along the charming medieval streets of Sibiu!
HALF DAY TOUR IN BUCHAREST
This tour of Bucharest is the ideal way to discover the city, from the Village Museum showcasing traditional Romanian village life in one of the biggest and most impressive open-air museums in Europe to a walking tour in the Historical Centre full of charm and elegance. You will admire architectural works of art along large boulevards, and buildings of impressive size that hold world records, and form our communist legacy.
TRANSYLVANIA CASTLE TOUR
Discover two of Transylvania’s most stunning castles on this great day-long adventure: Bran Castle, a 13th-century hilltop fortress known as “Dracula’s Castle,” and Peles Castle, which is a masterpiece of Neo-Renaissance architecture. On this 12-hour day trip, you’ll be ferried by climate-controlled bus to both landmarks, and will also have the chance to wander the medieval city of Brasov.
TRANSFAGARASAN ROAD PRIVATE TOUR
Transfagarasan road was voted by Top Gear as the most beautiful road in the world. If you don’t want to miss it, our private tour is perfect to discover this spectacular route.
On the way to Transfagarasan you will also visit Curtea de Arges monastery, a beautiful church with a dark story, Poienari fortress, the ruins of Vlad the Impaler’s castle and the Vidraru dam. For lunch we will stop at the top of Transfagarasan, in Balea Lac chalet, next to Balea glacier lake. So prepare your camera for this enchanting private tour!
BUCHAREST OLD CENTRE TOUR
Visit the heart of Bucharest with your guide, Claire Alina. Take a walk through the famous, ancient streets of Bucharest and hear the history of this great city. See the Princely Old Court, court of Vlad Tepes, famous Manuc’s Inn and St Anton Church.
Stroll down Lipscani Street which is full of shops, restaurants and bars, and marvel at the eclectic mix of architectural styles which tells the story of Romania’s beginnings and sometimes torrid history. See the newly discovered underground relics, stop for a drink, and soak up the atmosphere.
COMMUNIST BUCHAREST TOUR
One could not speak of Bucharest history without mentioning the short but important communist era that marked this city.
From the very moment you step into the city and wherever you go on its many streets, the numerous communist blocks watch you from everywhere, while the imposing civic centre stands out with its Huge House of the People, in the middle of the city. Highlights include Parliament Palace, Revolution Square, Ceausescu’s Private Villa (opened this year for visitors!), Press Square, University Square.
BUCHAREST SKYDIVING EXPERIENCE
See Bucharest from a completely different angle in this unique skydiving tour.
You will be picked up at your hotel at 8 am and transported to the airstrip to board your plane. After a tutorial in safety, you will be strapped to your instructor and you’ll leap out into the enchanting Bucharest skies. Once your parachute opens at 5,000 feet your descent will slow and you will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to take in the beautiful Bucharest landscape from high up in the clouds.
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