Day 1: arrival in Bucharest, followed by city tour
Arrive in Bucharest, meet your guide, and settle into the avant-garde Hotel Berthelot, filled with amenities and located right in the heart of the capital.
Right away, you’ll have the opportunity to explore a vast array of historical landmarks. In Bucharest, French architecture coexists side by side with monumental edifices inherited from the time of Romanian dictator Ceausescu; elegant residential areas are juxtaposed with stark, Soviet-style apartment buildings; and brand-new glass-and-steel office buildings contrast with treasured surviving churches to complete the capitol’s modern incarnation.
Take a panoramic city tour with your guide, and get an insider’s glimpse into the life and character of this remarkable, vibrant city.
*should you travel to Bucharest on a flight that arrives late in the afternoon or evening, the city tour can also be done the next morning
Overnight in Bucharest, Hotel Berthelot**** (centrally located)