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Bucharest tours and excursions

Bucharest tours

Walking tours

There are several walking tours around Bucharest. From food tour to Communist Bucharest, Old Town to the Jewish neighbourhood, plenty of tours are available to take you around.

Bucharest excursions


Visitors should follow the royal precedent and head for Sinaia, Romanian royalty's historic summer residence. King Carol I fell in love with Sinaia's sublime location at the foot of Mount Furnica, while visiting the monastery there in 1868, and built Peles Castle, a nearly 40-year project that was completed shortly before his death in 1914. This impressive German Renaissance-style palace with soaring gothic spires is now a museum displaying furniture, weapons, paintings and other royal possessions. Nearby is Pelisor, King Ferdinand's palace, decorated in striking art nouveau style. Trains to Sinaia leave from Gara de Nord (journey time - 1 hour 30 minutes). Many visitors stop here en route to Brasov in Transylvania, an hour farther north.

Tel: +40 244 310 918.

Prahova Valley and Bran Castle

A number of operators offer day trips into the scenic Prahova Valley in the southern Carpathian mountains. This ancient route features unforgettable landscapes and is strewn with castles, including Peles Castle, the historic residence of Romanian kings, as well as Bran Castle, with its supposed links to the mythical Count Dracula. Bran Castle, a favourite residence of Queen Maria, the granddaughter of Britain's Queen Victoria, is a must-visit for anyone coming to Romania. Set in picturesque surroundings it cling to the rocks and feels just the sort of place you would find a distinguished, fictional vampire.

Tel: +40 268 237 700.
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Featured Hotels


Rembrandt Hotel

This classy, intimate boutique hotel, tucked amongst some of the finest Paris-style buildings of the city centre, has 16 smart rooms with wood floors, high-speed internet, and wonderful views. Rates include breakfast in the mezzanine cafe.

Crazy Duck Hostel

A modern hostel suitable for travellers who want a clean but cheap place to rest the night. You can choose a private room that comes with cable TV and a private bathroom, or a dormitory unit that is clean and functional. It's about 12 minutes' walk from the Eroilor metro station but you can rent a bicycle at the reception.

Duke Hotel

A short walk from Piata Romana and the metro station of the same name, this 3-star hotel offers spacious and clean rooms, plus free Wi-Fi. The breakfast may not be well-received by some guests but Piata Romana is flanked by a wide range of cafes and restaurants.

Hotel Razvan

This 3-star hotel is convenient if you know how to navigate Bucharest by bus, as it is not near to a metro station. The rooms are modern and spacious, and have a private bathroom with shower. The hotel also offers transfer to Otopeni International Airport.


The Hostel Formenerg is located next to the Tineretului metro, bus and tram station and is a good value accommodation option also offering a restaurant, fitness area and free Wi-Fi. All 52 rooms are air-conditioned and feature a private bathroom including a hairdryer, a refrigerator and a TV. Typical Romanian food, plus international fare, are served in the à-la-carte restaurant.

Radisson Blu Hotel

A stones throw from the Atheneum in the heart of Bucharest the 5-Star Radisson Blu Hotel offers guests an all mod con experience. This 487-room business hotel complete with indoor and outdoor pools international restaurants jogging track meeting rooms and Wi-Fi throughout is a great base from which to explore the city.