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About Bucharest

Romania's capital is one of the largest cities in the whole of south-east Europe, a sprawling metropolis with a huge population and a lively atmosphere that is also home to many of the country's major industrial and commercial businesses. Bucharest was built on the banks of the Dambovita River, a waterway which flows into one of the tributaries of the Danube, the Arges River. Bucharest is not a staple of all Danube River cruises, but a number of itineraries which explore it do choose to focus on more of the eastern parts of the river, which is when Bucharest becomes a major port of choice and a focal point of your river voyage.

Exploring Bucharest

The most unmissable landmark in the city, in every sense, is the huge Parliament Palace, which is none other than the second-largest building in the entire world. There’s no need to worry about finding your way around, as walking tours showcase the parts of this epic building which holds over a thousand rooms. Other celebrated architectural attractions include the Romanian Athenaeum, which is one of Romania’s most celebrated concert halls and Stavropoleos Church, which boasts some splendid architecture and dates back to 1724.

Elsewhere in the city, Revolution Square is another popular place to visit, being the focus of a number of attractions including the former Royal Palace which is nowadays the museum of Art, and the Atheneum – a statue of Romania’s first king. The square though is an attraction in itself and a historical place of pilgrimage, being the scene of revolution in 1989 and of the communist-liberal clashes of the 1940s. When it comes to landmarks, the Triumph Arch is one of the most recognisable, being a tribute to those returning to the city alive after the First World War and resembling its more famous counterpart, Paris’ Arc de Triumph.

The city is also home to a great number of museums, so if you have an interest in the history of the region itself, the arts, geology, transport among other subjects, you'll find Bucharest to be a thoroughly absorbing and fascinating destination. One of the most unique however, is the Village Museum, a fascinating and informative open air site with over 300 traditional buildings which tells the story of Romania’s history in full scale.

If you simply want to get away from the crowds, then there are plenty of delightful parks in or close by the city, including Cismigiu Garden which lies conveniently in the centre. With lake boat rental and its own bars, it’s the perfect place to relax during your visit.

Bucharest tips

For a taste of Bucharest on the go, try Shaorma, which is a kind of kebab-like meat sandwich and the go-to fast food of choice in the city. If you've time to shop, head to the city's main boulevard which runs from Piaţa Romană to Piaţa Unir. Bucharest has various shopping centres with a mix of chain and independent stores, meaning you’ll always find interesting souvenirs to take home with you. There’s also a good choice of bars and restaurants in which you can find a number of locally-brewed, high quality beers.

Bucharest Itineraries

Bamberg

Grand European Cruise - Eastbound

1 sailing date August 2019
23 Nights From Amsterdam, to Romania , Bucharest, Romania
Tauck logo FROM £12499pp
Vidin

Black Sea to Budapest - Westbound

3 sailing dates July 2019 to August 2019
11 Nights From Bucharest, Romania, Romania to Hungary , Budapest
Tauck logo FROM £4829pp
Budapest

15 Day Voyage Through the Balkans

10 sailing dates July 2019 to October 2020
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Budapest
APT Cruising logo FROM £5039pp
Passau

The Danube - From the Black Sea to Germany

8 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
17 Nights From Bucharest, Romania, Romania to Germany , Deggedorf
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £5939pp
Bamberg

Iconic Rivers of Europe - Amsterdam to Bucharest

2 sailing dates May 2020 to September 2020
24 Nights From Amsterdam, to Romania , Bucharest, Romania

Includes HUGE savings of up to £1,500 per couple!

Avalon Waterways logo FROM £7419pp
Bucharest

The Danube From Black Sea to Budapest

4 sailing dates June 2020 to October 2020
10 Nights From Bucharest, Romania, Romania to Hungary , Budapest
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £3449pp
Kalocsa

Vienna to Bucharest

1 sailing date April 2020
15 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Romania , Bucharest

Includes HUGE savings plus enjoy FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers!

Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3719pp
Vienna

Vienna to Bucharest

1 sailing date April 2020
15 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Romania , Bucharest, Romania

Includes HUGE savings, FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers and up to £250 OFF per couple, exclusive to RiverVoyages.com

Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3719pp
Budapest

Bucharest to Budapest

7 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
14 Nights From Bucharest, Romania, Romania to Hungary , Budapest
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3699pp
Belgrade

Bucharest to Vienna

1 sailing date April 2020
19 Nights From Bucharest, Romania, Romania to Austria , Vienna
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £4529pp
Kalocsa

Budapest to Istanbul

7 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
15 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Istanbul
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £4399pp
Bucharest

Bucharest to Budapest

7 sailing dates September 2019 to October 2020
8 Nights From Bucharest, Romania, Romania to Hungary , Budapest
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3079pp
Giurgiu

Black Sea Explorer - Budapest and Bucharest

4 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Romania , Bucharest, Romania

Includes HUGE savings, FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers and up to £250 OFF per couple, exclusive to RiverVoyages.com

Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3029pp
Bucharest

Enchantment of Eastern Europe & Budapest

11 sailing dates July 2019 to October 2020
10 Nights From Bucharest, Romania, Romania to Hungary , Budapest
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £2289pp
Kiev

Kiev, Black Sea & Bucharest - Kiev to Bucharest

8 sailing dates May 2020 to September 2020
11 Nights From Kiev, to Romania , Bucharest, Romania
Viking Cruises logo FROM £2895pp
Kiev

Kiev, Black Sea & Bucharest - Bucharest to Kiev

8 sailing dates May 2020 to September 2020
11 Nights From Bucharest, Romania, Romania to , Kiev
Viking Cruises logo FROM £2895pp
Linz

From the Danube Delta to Prague from Bucharest

4 sailing dates July 2019 to October 2019
18 Nights From Bucharest, Romania, Romania to , Prague
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £5039pp
Budapest

Transylvania and the Danube

1 sailing date June 2019
11 Nights From Bucharest, Romania, Romania to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary
Saga Group logo FROM £1899pp
Prague

From the Danube Delta to Prague

4 sailing dates July 2019 to October 2019
18 Nights From Bucharest, Romania, Romania to , Prague
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £4979pp
Giurgiu

Black Sea Explorer - Budapest to Bucharest

6 sailing dates September 2019 to October 2020
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Romania , Bucharest, Romania

Includes HUGE savings plus enjoy FREE fast track airport security and lounge passes!

Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £2999pp

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