Bucharest and Romanian Athenaeum
This coach tour brings you to Bucharest, where you'll pass the Military Academy, which was built during the Communist Era and is (ironically) the world's heaviest building as well as the world's largest and most expensive administrative facility. Next, you'll visit the Patriarch Church (circa 1600's), and following that have lunch in a restaurant. You'll then visit Bucharest's Open Air Village, comprised of 300 structures built of wood and stone. You'll also see the exterior of the 1888 concernt hall, the Athenaeum.
Price: Adults expect to pay around $150 for this 12 hour tour including lunch.
Booking Advice: Due to the walking, these tours are rated as moderate in terms of physical exertion. Cruise line prices appear to competitive for this full day jaunt.
Constanta, Museums, and a Zamfira Wedding Show
The tour begins as you drive through Constanta, seeing highlights including the Art Nouveau Casino, Ovid Square, and the Eforie Nord resort. At the National History Museum, you'll see artifacts including Tanagra statuary and those of Greco Roman gold and silver. You'll also see a 2nd century AD sculpture of Glyskon (serpent). The Roman Edifice highlights include seeing the rooms, terraces, and hallways. The Ethnographic Museum highlights folk costumes, ceramics, and icons. Your lunch, included in this tour, occurs at a seaside restaurant where you'll see a traditional wedding celebration performed by Zamfira.
Price: Adults expect to pay around $100 for this 5 hour tour.
Booking Advice: This tour is rated as physically arduous. Cruise line prices appear to be competitive.
Museum of National History, the Roman Edifice, and Coach Tour
This tour takes you to the Museum of National History, and you see highlights of Contanta and surrounding area to include the Art Nouveau Casino, Ovid Square, Mamaia, the Eforie Nord resort, the Holy Mary Moneastery (circa 1600's), and Techirghiol Lake. At the National History museum, you'll see an array of interesting artifacts including those of gold and silver that are Greco Roman. The Roman Edifice, which represents 1/3 of the original that connected town to harbor, consists of rooms, terraces, and halls. At the Archaeological Park, you'll see the 21 ft. bronze Goddess of Victory statue, 3rd and 4th century Roman dwellings, columns, and amphorae. You'll also see the Wooden Church which was once part of the Holy Mary Monastery. There should also be time for shopping and strolling about.
Price: Adults expect to pay around $50 for this 3.5 hour tour.
Booking Advice: This toured is considered to be easy physically, and cruise line prices appear to be competitive.
Dubrogea Monasteries and Danube Delta Cruise
En route to the monasteries, you'll see some lovely countryside, the Ukranian Church, and the 16th century Ali Gaza Pasha Mosque. At Dubrogea, which is an Orthodox reliogion center, you'll first visit the Celic Dere Monastery built in the mid 19th century, and which has fascinating interior paintings and iconostasis. Then, you'll go to the Cocos Monastery, also from the 19th century, which features a 100 ft. bell tower and a museum of religious artifacts. Following the monasteries, you'll have a boat tour of the Blue Danube Delta, which also features lunch.
Price: Adults expect to pay around $130 for this 10.5 hour tour that includes lunch.
Booking Advice: Total drive time for this tour will be 4 hours round trip. This excursion is rated as moderate in terms of physical exercise. Cruise line prices appear to be competitive.