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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.

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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.

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.

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.