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Constanta: Full Day Tour from Bucharest

1. Constanta: Full Day Tour from Bucharest

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.

From Bucharest: Small-Group Day Tour to the Black Sea

2. From Bucharest: Small-Group Day Tour to the Black Sea

The tour starts at 08:00 with a private pick-up from your hotel. You will then head towards the Black Sea in the Dobrogea region. Once you arrive here, stop in Constanta city, a former Greek settlement and one of the oldest and most important harbors by the Black Sea. Here, you will enjoy a guided walking tour in the city center where you will see the Constanța Casino, Petru and Pavel Church, Romania’s biggest mosque and Ovidiu Market with the most important museum in the city. Here, you will see Roman mosaics, the ruins of the ancient city of Tomis and the Archaeology Museum holding the treasure of this city. After having learned so much, you will now head to Mamaia Beach Resort, Romania’s most famous and beloved location by the Black Sea. The resort was founded during the royal times, and remained ever since a favorite place for elite holidays. You will also have time to enjoy the golden soft sand and the refreshing sparkling water of the beautiful sea. Now it is time to head back to the capital city. End the day in Bucharest with private drop-off at your hotel.

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

3. 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.

From Bucharest: Private Day Trip to Constanta and Mamaia

4. From Bucharest: Private Day Trip to Constanta and Mamaia

Visit the ancient port town of Constanta, and the bustling Mamaia resort, for a refreshing break from the big city. Choose your pickup location in Bucharest, and enjoy the ride as your guide brings you to the best coastal spots. Soak up the sun and sites at the liveliest beach along the Black Sea. You'll spend the bulk of your day having fun in the sun on the 8km stretch of Mamaia's beach. Enjoy the warm waves, lounge around and work on your tan, or go for a stroll on the sandy shores. Don’t worry about getting lost, your guide is there to help. For history buffs, turn back time at the abandoned Constanta Casino, an homage to the era of Art Deco. Stop at the awe-inspiring Carol I Mosque, a monument to Turkish roots in the region. Learn about the area's diverse past from your expert guide. There's never a dull moment at Romania's hottest resort. This flexible tour let's you see it all.

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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.

Lovely trip from Bucharest to the Black Sea. Learned a lot from our guide Andre. Long ride but worth it