Additional days in Bucharest

Not ready to leave? If you’ve fallen in love with Bucharest and want to stay longer—or if you know ahead of time that this is where you’d like to concentrate your travel experience—it’s easy to book additional days in Romania’s exhilarating capital city. You’re free to choose an in-depth urban adventure custom-tailored to your needs.

For a comprehensive view of Romania’s traditional rural culture, take a day (or two!) to visit the incomparable open-air Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum, one of the world’s finest ethnographic complexes. Amid high thatched roofs, old wooden churches, windmills, and carved gateways, you’ll find yourself immersed in the old ways—and an atmosphere of deep tranquility rarely accessible in the clamor of the modern world.

Seeking a quintessential art-historical experience? Tour the splendid National Museum of Art of Romania, and experience the multitude of masterpieces on display by old masters such as Tintoretto, El Greco, Rubens, Rembrandt, and Monet.

The neoclassical National Museum of Romanian History, a perfect place to while away a rainy day, contains 60 separate exhibition halls filled with treasures from Romania’s deep past: Dacian artifacts in priceless gold, rare Bronze Age statuary, the spectacular Romanian crown jewels, a replica of Trajan’s Column, and meticulously-displayed traditional textiles and costumes.

The surrounding Old Town (Centru Vechi) has been recently restored, and contains treasured examples of surviving pre-WWII architecture. It’s also a wonderful place to experience the fabulous restaurants and nightlife that Bucharest has to offer.

In the immediate vicinity of Bucharest, options abound for fascinating day trips and tours. You may choose to visit the Romanian Renaissance/Brancovenesc Mogosoaia Palace, surrounded by a gated park of great peace and beauty. The islet monastery at Snagov (believed to be the final resting place of Vlad the Impaler) is just a few kilometers away, and should not be missed. Its kaleidoscopic interior and idyllic location will transport you back to a time of medieval mystery and splendor. The 17th-century Caldarusani Monastery, another option for a delightful side-trip, is encircled by lake and forest. The complex served as an 18th-century school for students of religious art, and currently houses a notable and extensive collection of iconic and liturgical works.

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What people have said:

It was an absolutely fantastic experience. I am sincerely grateful to you and to Catalin for the adventure in Bulgaria and Romania. The route we took was full and intense but that is exactly how we prefer it. It seems to me now that we have learnt more about the two countries that you have managed to squeeze almost every notable highlight into the time we had available (with the exception … read more

Gert and Caroline Claassen (South Africa)

We think our tour with Stoyan has been one of the best we have done. Stoyan was an excellent driver/guide, very considerate, and full of knowledge about Bulgaria and it’s history. We rate your company highly, and would certainly recommend it to friends. Thank you for being so organised and informative, it was all made very easy for us.

Jan and Rich Ellingham (New Zealand)

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