Day 1: Arrival in Bucharest, city tour
Arrive in Bucharest, greet your guide, and make yourself comfortable at the Capitol Hotel, a lovely jumping-off point for uncovering this splendid capital’s enticing cultural riches.
So cosmopolitan that it rivaled the sophistication of the City of Lights in public consciousness during the post-WWI era, Bucharest is now a study in startling opposites. Exquisite French architecture stands in juxtaposition with vainglorious testaments to the Communist era; elegant 19th-century homes provide an interesting counterpoint to gleaming skyscrapers of glass and steel. Join your guide for a panoramic city tour, and take in the enlivened, effervescent personality of this extraordinary 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)