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Best Day Tours from Bucharest
You have recently landed in Bucharest, Romania. As you have discovered most of its sights, you want to explore more. Thus, you are now looking for the best day tours from Bucharest. Good news is that you have plenty of good options! We have selected for you 5 top of them.
1. Mogosoaia and Snagov (half-day tour)
One of the most appreciated half-day tour on the outskirts of Bucharest is Mogosoaia and Snagov. I recommend it for its beautiful natural landscape and authentic architecture.
Mogosoaia Palace will impress you with its very large gardens and specific architectural style. In fact, the palace is the symbol of Brancovenesc architectural style. This originates in Wallachia, at the beginning of the 18th century. You can also visit its interior, but I must say it is not as impressive.
Snagov Monastery, dating back to the 15th century, is debatably considered the burial place of Vlad the Impaler. His tombstone is located right in front of the chancel. Besides its historical value, the location of the monastery is also remarkable – on a peaceful island, surrounded by the Snagov lake.
2. Wine Tasting in Dealu Mare (half-day/full-day tour)
Few of you might know, but Bucharest is situated only a 1-hour drive away from a famous wine region. Dealu Mare (The Big Hill) area is considered one of the best wine regions in Romania, known mainly for its red wines. If you are into wine, you should definitely try one of the many wineries in this region. You can drive there on your own, or you can get a guide. First, he will know which ones are the best and, secondly, you don't have to worry about drinking and driving!
3. Dracula's Castle (full-day tour)
A trip to Romania without Dracula's Castle visit, can not be complete! Although Dracula is just a myth, the military fortress in Bran will impress you through its rich history and spooky legends. On this trip, you should also not miss Peles Castle, the summer residence of the Romanian Royal Family. It will impress you with its rich interior wood decorations and beautiful exterior architecture.
4. Constanta and Black Sea (full-day tour)
Another great day tour from Bucharest is to the Black Sea and Constanta city. Although the sea has its beauty all year round, I would recommend taking this tour during the sunny seasons.
Constanta is one of the oldest cities in Romania, dating back to the 7th century BC. Back then, it was a prosperous Greek colony and harbor at the Black Sea. You can get to Constanta both by train or by car, on A2 highway. Once you get there, make sure you visit the old city center and stop for lunch in one of the fish restaurants in the area, called “cherhana”.
If time allows, you may also want to take a walk through Mamaia resort. The place is famous for its clubs and beach parties.
5. Bear Sanctuary and Brasov City (full-day tour)
If you are into wildlife then you should definitely try this tour. For visiting the Sanctuary you should start early from Bucharest, as they only organize tours in the first part of the day. There, you will hear the emotional story of more than 100 rescued brown bears.
After visiting the Bear Sanctuary, you should not miss the medieval city of Brasov, located close by. Here you can visit the Black Church and then stop for a bear in Old City Center, in the Council's Square.