Constanta and Mamaia Day Trip from Bucharest
Leave the bustle of Bucharest behind and head for Romania’s favorite holiday destination on a private tour to the beautiful Black Sea coast. In Constanta, dig into the area’s ancient history at an archaeology museum, learn about Romanian folk art traditions, and step inside the country’s largest mosque. Then, soak up some sun and relaxed local culture on the sandy beaches of Mamaia, a popular seaside resort known as the ‘Pearl of the Black Sea.
- Duration8 Hours
- Activity Level Moderate
- Group Size Private Group
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Our tour to Constanta starts early in the morning and takes us east for 230 km on the A2 highway all the way to the majestic Black Sea.
We will stroll through the old part of the city, that is overlooking the coastline, and visit the Museum of Archaeology and History,which exhibits the largest collection of vases, statuary and jewellery from the Greek-Roman period in Romania. In the square facing the museum, we will see the statue of the famous Roman poet, Ovid, and think back of how life was like in those days with some help from his writings.
Leaving Antiquity behind, we will go inside the largest mosque in Romania, built in 1910 by our King Carol I for the local Muslim community, and climb the 140 steps of the minaret for a breathtaking view over the city and the sea. As a testimony to the ethnic diversity and confessional tolerance practised here, further the road, we will visit the beautiful Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Cathedral, a monument of Byzantine architecture, placed near the ruins of the ancient city.
From here, we can walk to the Black Sea coast, where we will find the symbol of Constanta – the spectacular Art Nouveau Casino standing between the commercial port and tourist one. After these visits, we could enjoy lunch in one of the best restaurants with fish products located on the coastline and continue our tour of the city with the Folk Art Museum, where you will be better acquainted to traditional life in Romania through its impressive collection of costumes, household items and religious icons.
No trip to Constanta is complete without a stop in the seaside resort of Mamaia, known as the Pearl of the Black Sea. With its fine sand and line up of restaurants, cafés and clubs, Mamaia is the most popular destination on the Black Sea, offering both relaxation, as well as entertainment. You can sit back, listen to the sounds of waves and enjoy the afternoon sun at the beach before heading back to Bucharest.
All entrance fees included
• Full-day tour to the Black Sea coast form Bucharest
• Explore Constanta’s ancient Greek and Roman roots at an archaeology museum
• See traditional Romanian costumes, art, and household items at the Folk Art Museum
• Snap photos of Constanta’s famed Art Nouveau casino
• Relax on the beach in the seaside resort of Mamaia
• Travel in the comfort of a minivan/sedan vehicle
• Great way to experience the Black Sea coast with limited time
Tour duration: 8 hours
Professional English Speaking Guide
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Small-group tour (maximum 6 people per group)
Hotel/Hostel/Accommodation pickup and drop-off
Entrance Fees ( 5 euros per person )
Pickup from location of choice in Bucharest
Tour Availability’s Date:
Oct 28, 2016 to Dec 27, 2018
Tour Availability days