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Private One-Way Bucharest OTP Airport Transfer
Enjoy a fast safe private airport transfer from Otopeni Airport to any address in Bucharest or vice versa. Professional guides and driver will be escorting you on your journey and will make sure that you reach your desired destination safe and in time."""This is a fast transfer from/to the Bucharest Otopeni Airport to/from any address in Bucharest or vice-versa our offer is the perfect sollution. An English speaking driver will be waiting with signboards at the airport or in front of the hotel."title=Highlights&1=Airport+transfer"""Bucharest
From EUR25.00
 
Day Trip To Dracula's Castle from Bucharest
"This day trip is one of the most amazing way to discover and explore two stunning castles in Transylvania unique in Europe and famous worldwide: Bran (Dracula’s) Castle and Peles Castle. Bran Castle famously known as Dracula’s Castle is an intriguing 13th century hilltop fortress and one of Romania’s landmarks attracting tourists from all over the world fascinated by the myth of Count Dracula. Peles Castle is one of the most stunning castles in Europe a masterpiece of architecture and former summer residence of the Royal Family in the picturesque city of Sinaia. The tour includes a walking tour in the historical center of the medieval city of Brasov: The Black Church The Council Square The Old Walls of the fortress
From EUR79.00
 
2-Day Transylvania Hotspots Tour from Bucharest
"Day 1: Bucharest - Sinaia - Bran - Brasov - Sighisoara (approx. 360 km) Visit Peles Castle former royal summer residence and one of the most spectacular castles in Europe located in a splendid natural scenery Visit of Bran Castle (known as Dracula s Castle) at the famous Dracula’s Castle a lot of tourists hope to see for a second the shadow of the feared vampire Welcome to Transylvania - walking tour in Brasov: the main Square the Old Council Hall the Black Church the walls and defense towers. Departure to Sighisoara
From EUR269.00

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....few words about a great city and he's people..

Favorite thing One legend says that the city was founded by the shepherd Bucur (meaning joy). A much older myth tell the story of Geta King Dromichaites and his "citadel of joy".
In the Middle Age, the city was dominated by the figure of Vlad Tepes (the Impaler), known universally as "Count Dracula". He was established to Bucharest the Wallahian Princes' residence (moving from Tirgoviste). Not far from Bucharest you can visit the Snagov Monastery, where the Prince's grave lies.
Mircea Eliade, the religious historian and author of modern myths, was born in Bucharest - and his life it's a legend of its own.
And finally, in Bucharest Nicolae Ceausescu, the communist dictator, builds his empire of terror. Ironically, Ceausescu's enormous "People's House" is situated close to the mysterious Eliade's Mintuleasa Street.
Population: 2,351,000 representing 10% of the country population.

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Lucky79
Mar 10, 2003

..history...

Favorite thing Bucharest is a political administrative, economic and cultural centre; with material vestiges from Palaeolithic Age and documentary attestation from 1459, September 20. Bucharest, the most important urban centre of Romania (with a population six times larger than that of the second largest town Iasi), is not only a tourist spot of prime importance but also a gateway and starting point for tourist destinations across the country. The larger parks and lakes which lend a distinct note to this "gardencity" are joined by points of attraction in its immediate proximity: the Snagov forest and lake (including the renowned monastery lying on the isle in the midst of the lake, where ruling Prince Vlad the Impaler is thought to have been buried), Mogosoaia - with the Palace of Prince Constantin Brâncoveanu, the Pustnicu Forest, the picturesque monasteries of Cernica and Pasarea, the Baneasa Woods (with the largest zoological garden of Romania being located there), the Caldarusani Lake and Monastery (which was founded by ruling Prince Matei Basarab). The open-air Village Museum (the second most important in Europe after the one in Stockholm), the Romanian Peasant Museum, the Museum of National History or the 16th-17th churches in Bucharest should not be missed by any tourist. Lovers of contemporary art can admire and even buy at the art galleries in the centre of the city paintings by contemporary artists who have already made a name for themselves or by young talents.

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Lucky79
Mar 10, 2003

BUCHAREST HISTORY

Favorite thing Romania's capital, the nation's centre of cultural and economic life, was founded more than 500 years ago and is a natural starting point for visits to the country. During the 1930's its tree-lined boulevards and "fin de siecle" architecture gave it the nickname "Little Paris". There is even an Arc de Triomphe on the impressive Soseaua Kisseleff which is longer than the Champs Elysees and has ranges of trees which flower beautifully in the spring.

Despite the massive reconstruction of the 1980s, Bucharest remains a Garden City, leafy and pleasant, with cafes open on sidewalks in the summer, and with boats on its lakes and rivers. Finding your way is easy in Bucharest. The underground network offers a standard fare and covers most of the city. Major boulevards run North-South from the Arcul de Triumf (Triumphal Arch) down to the Centrul Civic (Civic Center), crossed by others going East-West. Calea Victoriei - a continuation of Soseaua Kisseleff - is the place where the city's inhabitants prefer taking strolls on summer evenings and where you will find majestic public buildings like the National History Museum and the main Post Office, whereas close to its Southern end there is the lovely Parcul Cismigiu (Cismigiu Park). Bulevardul (Boulevard) Magheru is parallel to Calea Victoriei and it hosts tourist and airline offices, cinemas and hotels. You will be intrigued by the city's eclectic mixture of architecture, from Curtea Veche, the remains of Prince Vlad Tepes 15th century palace - he was the city's founder as well as the inspiration for "Dracula", - to Orthodox Churches, Second Empire mansions, the stolid Stalinist architecture of the communist years and the colossal 6,000 room Parliament House, the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon.

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alirom
Feb 14, 2003

Put on your walking shoes and wander!

Favorite thing Wander around. Although Bucuresti is a large city, you can see a great deal of it on foot because so much of what a tourist probably wants to see is generally in the same area. Walk up and down the Calea Victoriei, walk over to the University, shop on B-dul M. Kogalniceanu. Visit Cismigiu and the Stavropoleos Church. Okay--take a taxi to the People's Palace and the Village Museum. But you do yourself a disservice if you don't simply wander the streets and discover such spots as strada Lipscani and so many others.

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Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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The little shops

Favorite thing In the suburbs and little villages you find these small shops where they sell fruit, veg meat etc.
This is where you would go to get your fresh produce if you are self-catering

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Jan 21, 2007

Traffic in Bucharest may seem a bit crazy

Fondest memory This is Stefan the Great Boulevard, part of a ring highway surounding the center of Bucharest. The traffic here can be a bit hard.

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Odeon Theatre

The Odeon Theatre, one of Bucharest’s leading theatre companies, was founded in 1946 as Giulesti Theatre. It moved to its current location, the Sala Majestic, in 1974. It is a repertory theatre with a...
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Revolution Square - Piata Revolutiei

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Old Town

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Herastrau Park

Bucharest's green area is a long shot away from the old town. It is a popular recreation area with the locals. The clock at the roundabout in the south has become an icon of the city, but it is only...
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Triumphal Arch - Arcul de Triumf

Bucharest's nickname is “Little Paris” and the admiration for the French capital reached its climax in the late 19th and early 20th century. It is therefore no surprise to find a copy of Paris' Arc de...
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Botanical Garden

A very nice place, quiet and relaxing. If you have time, don't miss it! Near is the Cotroceni Palace, a must see of the city. You can visit it only with a previous call. More info on...
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