Long weekend in BUCHAREST - capital of Romania - the City of JOY

Bucharest – The Capital City of Romania – has been and continues to be ‘One of Europe’s pearls’; a modern European city, where “The City’s Youth” is fed through a never-ending fight between the past and the future, with a powerful mark which is felt all over the place.

In the Middle Ages the Greeks called it “HILARIOPOLIS – The City of JOY”; in the 1800s it was considered “Little Paris“, fully living up to the name – for everything the city represented back then, there is no exaggeration to say that BUCHAREST is indeed a modern city in European style.

Today, the city is a mixture of the old and new, traditional and modern, east and west, which on the one hand gives it the aspect of an eclectic and chaotic metropolis, and originality and charm, on the other.

National Geographic Traveler recommends 10 things to do in Bucharest http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/top-10/top-10-things-to-do-in-bucharest/



Package includes
  • 3 nights accommodation and breakfast in 4 starts hotel in Bucharest
  • 3 dinners
  • One picnic lunch during one day excursion
  • Tickets to all museum and places to visit
  • Transport to all places included in the program: car, minibus, metro etc.
  • English talking guide
  • Transfer from and to the airport
Package doesn't include
  • Transport from/to destination (landing city)
  • Travel and heath inssurance

Day 1: Arrival / Bucharest

Arrival in Bucharest. Meeting with the Romanian guide. Transfer from airport to hotel. Check-in at the hotel. City tour of Bucharest with the most important areas. Dinner and get to know the guests. Overnight in Bucharest.
After dinner tour in the Old Town - Old Town/Lipscani At the beginning of 1400s, most merchants and craftsmen - Romanian, Austrian, Greek, Bulgarian, Serbian, Armenian and Jewish - established their stores and shops in this section of the city.

Today, the area is home to many art galleries, antique shops and coffeehouses. 

Lot of bars, restaurants, clubs and things to see everywhere, great place to spend some time day and especially night. The only problem is to decide where to go in!

Day 2 

In the morning visit  the Parliament building , the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon, and the open-air village museum , one of the best organized ethnographic museums in the world visited.

In the afternoon leisure in the city is provided. You can choose to enjoy half-day spa experience in Bucharest in one of wellness centers that includes heated pool, dry & wet sauna, fitness centre, spa rituals and massages, body-wraps and emotional showers, or to spent half-day shopping in one of the new and modern malls. 

Dinner --In the night you will taste Romanian traditional cuisine in the biggest brewery from the South-East of Europe.

Romanian traditional cuisine will be accompanied by Romanian and international types of beers and entertainment program.

Day 3: Wine Tasting Tour Dealu Mare Wine Region 

Dealu Mare ("Big Hill") in Prahova County is one of the major wine regions in Romania, considered ‘the homeland of Romanian red wine’, with a tradition going back to the Roman times. It lies along the southern foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, 100 km north of Bucharest, about two hours drive. Many villages in the area are renowned for their vineyards and gave names to famous Romanian wines, such as Valea Calugareasca, Calugareni, Tohani or Pietroasele. Discover Feteasca Neagra, a local red wine unique to the region, made of a local grape variety. The region is virtually unknown to tourists, and started only recently to uncover its traditions and develop the touristic potential

Schedule

Visit "Crama 1777", a reconstructed 18th century wine cellar, turned into a museum presenting the local wine-growing and wine making tradition of Valea Calugareasca region

Picnic lunch - sit out on picnic table with beautiful view over the vineyards, and have a selection of traditional Romanian cheeses and cold cuts, fruits etc

Winery tour and wine tasting at Lacerta Winery, where we will be given a tour of the winery and cellars, and taste 6 sample wines out of their 17 wine varieties

Dinner in the night at the hotel

Day 4

Breakfast at hotel. End of tour . Transfer to the airport.