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Constanta: Full Day Tour from Bucharest

Constanta: Full Day Tour from Bucharest

From US$ 112.07 per person

Going on this tour you will discover Constanta, the oldest town attested on the Romanian territory. It is also known as the ancient city of Tomis, situated on the Black Sea Coast.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 16 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Museum of Archeology and History Constanta
  • Discover top attractions, traveling in a shared group
  • Escape from the city and enjoy a day at the Black Sea coast
  • Take a walk on the largest harbor in Romania
  • See the presence of 3 architectural styles in one place
Full description
In the first part of this tour you will be driving on the highway to Constanta and crossing the bridge over the Danube (the first bridge was built in 1895 by the Romanian engineer Anghel Saligny during the King Carol I). You will also pass the Nuclear Power Plant built by a Canadian Company in the beginning of 1978. After 3 hours of driving you will then reach Constanta, before heading to the historical center. Constanta is the oldest town attested on the Romanian territory.  There, you will visit the Museum of Archeology and History Constanta. Founded in 1878, the museum contains relics and pieces of architecture from the Greek and Roman period. This includes the Roman Edifice with mosaic, discovered in 1959 by archaeological excavations. The edifice reveals an original Roman Mosaic, which was part of the commercial harbor dating back to the 4th Century. You will also see the statue of Ovidius, representing Publius Ovidius Naso (43BC-17AC), who was buried under the gates of the Roman Citadel in the present location of the statue. The statue is located in the Ovidiu Square and was built in 1887 by the Italian sculptor Ettore Ferrari. Then you will visit the Muslim Mosque, built between 1910-1912 as a homage to the local Muslim community. The inauguration was made in the presence of Carol I (the first king of Romania). It was first named Carol I and later was renamed Mahmud the Second. Going up in the Minaret Tower you can have a splendid panoramic view of the whole city of Constanta. Afterwards, you will visit the Orthodox Cathedral, built between 1883-1895 by the famous Romanian architect Ion Mincu. It is a monument of Byzantine architectural style. The Aquarium Constanta, inaugurated in 1958 was the first public aquarium in Romania, and you can see here a variety of fish species including a large collection of sturgeon. After lunch, the day ends with the drive back to Bucharest.
Includes
  • Transportation by car/minibus (fuel costs included)
  • English-speaking driver
  • Lunch (approximately 15€ per person)
  • Entrance fees
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Benjamin Franklin Parking on Strada Benjamin Franklin (nearby landmarks: Romanian Athenaeum Concert Hall and Hilton Athenee Palace Hotel), District 1, Bucharest. The tour departs at 8 AM.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Departure will be at 8 AM and return at around 7 PM
  • Please note that the timetable is subject to change due to heavy city traffic and road works
  • This tour is not suitable for families with children under 7 and people with walking impairments or wheelchair users due to the climbing of stairs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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Review summary

  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    5/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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Very good tour with an excellent guide

We really enjoyed this tour and was so pleased to see Constanta which which exceeded expectations. The guide was very knowledgable and was happy to answer all our questions.

September 13, 2015

February 8, 2020

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