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From Bucharest: Constanta and Mamaia Day Trip

1. From Bucharest: Constanta and Mamaia Day Trip

Depart Bucharest and travel 230 kilometers to Constanta in the company of a private driver and guide. Stroll through the old part of the city on arrival to get amazing views of the Black Sea coast. Then, visit the Museum of Archaeology and History to look at a large collection of vases, statuary and jewelry from Romania's Greek-Roman period. Go inside the largest mosque in Romania, built in 1910 by King Carol I, and climb the 140 steps of the minaret for a breathtaking view of the city and sea. Continue to the Byzantine St. Peter and Paul Orthodox Cathedral near the ruins of the ancient city. Discover the symbol of the city at the spectacular Art Nouveau casino between the commercial and tourist ports. Enjoy lunch in one of the best fish restaurants on the coast, before going to the Folk Art Museum to learn more about traditional life in Romania. Complete your day trip with a visit to the seaside resort of Mamaia and top up your tan on the beach before the drive back to Bucharest.

Constanta: Full Day Tour from Bucharest

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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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A nice, informative tour!

Angelina, our tour guide, picked us up from the hotel on time and we met Constanta with an American guest. We got a lot of background information and were accompanied by Angelina. In Mamaia we had free time and could go for a walk on the beach. Overall, it's a nice trip! Thank you very much, Angelina.

Very good guide. Polite, committed, perfect English.

With our highly trained, professional guide, this tour was a pleasure. Educated, informative, perfect English, unobtrusive, punctual, responsive to needs. And so we could enjoy Constanta and take home beautiful beach impressions as well as historical knowledge. Thank you.

Our guide, Razvan, was very helpful and flexible to meet our needs. We opted to spend more time at the beach and less in Constanta, which worked out really well on a hot summer day.

It was an amazing experience and quite relaxing. Marius, our guide, was excellent, very friendly and informative. Constanta was rather beautiful, Mamaia beach is lovely.

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