Day 1: arrival in Bucharest, followed by city tour
Arrive in Bucharest, meet your guide, and settle into the Capitol Hotel, 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 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 Capitol**** (5 minutes walk from the Old Town)