Bucharest and Surroundings Full Day Sightseeing Tour
This tour is for those who would like to combine a sightseeing tour of Bucharest with a breath of fresh air in a nearby natural reserve that showcases Romania’s natural beauty.
The first part of the day will be spent in Bucharest, enjoying attractions and landmarks of Bucharest that no tourist should miss:
- the Triumphal Arch;
- the Village Museum (stop and visit);
- the Museum of the Romanian Peasant;
- the George Enescu Museum;
- the Royal Palace;
- the Romanian Athenaeum (stop);
- the Patriarchal Cathedral;
- the Palace of Parliament (photo stop).
For the second part of the day, the tour will make its way to the Snagov area, a large natural reserve and lake approximately 30 km outside of the city that contains a wide variety of protected flowers, birds and fishes. A tour of this beautiful area also includes a stop at Snagov Monastery, located on an island in the middle of Lake Snagov. It is here that the grave of Vlad Tepes (otherwise known as Dracula) is said to be located.
A lunch break is included in the tour.
• Above prices are valid for a minimum of 2 participants;
• All tours must be booked at least 24 hours in advance on weekdays and 48 hours on weekends;
• Guests traveling alone are subject to additional fees;
• The above prices are valid for English-speaking tours only. Tour guide service in other languages is available upon request.
• Cancellation policy: You may cancel your tour at no charge up to 48 hours prior to your scheduled departure.
The Village Museum (Muzeul Satului)
The Village Museum was established in 1936 and contains over 300 wooden houses, windmills, and churches. from across the country. This museum, one of the largest of its kind in Europe, was designed by ethnographer Dimitrie Gusti (1880 - 1955) to mirror aspects of rural Romanian life as closely as possible. Many of the buildings date back as far as the 17th century and were carefully brought to the museum in their original condition in pieces then reassembled. Because the museum is organized as a rural village with clusters of houses linked by winding paths, it makes for a pleasant afternoon stroll. The museum also hosts a variety of craft fairs and folk music and dance festivals throughout the year.
Snagov Monastery (Manastirea Snagov)
Situated on a small island in the middle of Snagov Lake, the Snagov Monastery is the reputed burial place of Vlad Tepes, also known as Dracula, who is said to be buried beneath the floor of the church. From this rustic cloister dating back to 1364, you can admire the generous architecture of the monastery and the imposing forest and serene lake surrounding the island.
This magnificent structure has witnessed centuries of crimes and dramas. It was here that Vlad the Impaler built a jail with special torture chambers where the prisoners were killed by fire or iron and thrown directly into the lake by a sort of canon. When strong winds rummage the deep waters and the sound of the old church bells reverberate through the air, it takes visitors back in time to when the church was built by Vlad the Impaler's grandfather, Mircea cel Batran.
Bucharest and Surroundings Full Day Sightseeing Tour
BE TRAVELSMART – PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE
We will do all the planning and preparation for you and we will carefully take care of the details. However, there are some things you should also take into consideration before you start your vacation, just to make sure it will be a perfect one.
It is important to have all the necessary items you need in order to have a great vacation. Try to imagine the whole trip and make a list of the things you need. Besides personal items of your choice, here are some of our suggestions:
It is highly recommended that you have all the travel documentation you need. It is your responsibility to ensure that your passport is valid for the following 6 month from the date of your departure. Also you should check if a visa is required and if you have a valid one. For specific details you may always contact our travel agents who can give you further assistance.
Depending on your citizenship (if you are not U.S. citizen) you must check with your consulate on the documentation you need before traveling. Please take into consideration to gather this information in due time prior to your departure, for you and the others who travel with you. We also recommend you to make copies of your documentation and keep it somewhere safe, separately from the originals.
Address Medical Concerns
It is recommended to have your doctor’s approval before leaving on a trip.
Make sure you checked the health issues of the country you travel to. There are a few countries that require preliminary vaccines. Please contact our agents for any question you might have regarding your traveling conditions.
It is also recommended that you have extra medication with you, as a reserve for your regular medication or just as a precaution for diarrhea (the most common problem that occurs during traveling), head aches, colds or allergies.
Here are some general guidelines that might help you:
- Pack sunscreen and after-the-beach cream for you and especially for the kids.
- To combat seasickness on a cruise dried gingerroot is known to be extremely effective; you may check this option with your doctor prior to setting sail.
- You can take insect repellant especially if you travel during summer or to destinations that are known to have insects problems.
- Take with you products that help you stay clean easily (wet wipes, hand washer, etc).
- Be careful what you eat and drink. Drink only bottled water and make sure you stay hydrated. Eat mostly from the restaurants of the hotels or from local stores.
Learn How to Stay in Touch (Calling Home)
Before you leave, check with your cell phone provider for coverage and special fees.
You can also take into consideration the possibility of buying a phone card from the country you visit. You can definitely buy one from anywhere in the world; just make sure you check on the fees. Also it is advised that you have a list of the international codes when traveling.
Check with our representative whether the hotels you visit offer free internet access or not. Some of them have Wi-Fi in the lobby or free access in the room; it depends on the services provided by our providers.
Know the Rules
It helps a lot to be familiar with your airline’s general rules regarding baggage, airport security regulation, travelling with an infant or toddler, and what you are entitled to and how you will be compensated in case something goes wrong.
It is advisable to learn and respect the basic rules of the foreign countries you’ll visit. Check the local traditions and general behavior rules if you travel to traditional countries.
Also, it is helpful to check the local weather before you go so that you will know what clothes to pack in order to feel both safe and comfortable.
Last but not least, be selective when choosing what to pack for your trip. Have an updated packing list of essentials for each type of trip you take in a year (family vacation, fishing trip, cruise, business overnight etc) and keep it handy.
Dress smartly, with comfortable and functional garments, breathable and non wrinkle-able layers, using a healthy measure of good taste and common sense. Keep accessories minimal for easier security-checks, and always keep cultural clothing practices in mind when you visit foreign countries.
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