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Bucharest takes its name from the ancient Romanian figure Bucur, whose name means "joy."
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Bucharest Sights

Romania’s capital is a little rough around the edges, but it fascinates. Bucharest is one of our favorite cities to visit in Romania. We recommend it to anyone taking a holiday in Central and Eastern Europe. The country’s financial center, Bucharest has a big city feel. But Bucharest's history is apparent in the restored Old Town and elegant buildings. Nicolae Ceausescu’s Palace of Parliament is the city’s top sight and is worth seeing. Afterwards, relax with a coffee or dinner in the Lipscani district of Bucharest's Old Town. Then go window-shopping in antique and art galleries. Strolling Calea Victoriei will bring you past some of Bucharest’s stunning landmarks. These include the Cantacuzino Palace and Revolution Square. And these are just a few things to do in Bucharest.

Bucharest Tourism

Variety is the name of the game in Bucharest. The Arch of Triumph was built from wood while the Athenaeum concert hall features pink marble columns and gold leaf. Boulevard Magheru is Bucharest's top shopping street. You can find local handicrafts in smaller shops. All year there are festivals in Bucharest. Two of the highlights are the George Enescu Music Festival and the Bucharest of Old Festival. A variety of museums and parks will keep you entertained no matter the weather. It can be cold in winter and hot in summer. Change is Bucharest’s buzzword, so come while it still has its edge. If you only visit one city on your Romania holiday, this should be it.

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"I would like give everything about JayWay Travel customer service 5 stars. I was totally satisfied all through the trip. Thank you for the excellent choices."

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Josephine

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"Our experience was truly outstanding--it was a pleasure to plan with your staff, and your creativity and thoughtfulness really resulted in a wonderful trip. We will remember the people you connected us with even more than the terrific locations."

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Where to stay in Bucharest

We can confidently say our concise Bucharest hotel selection handily caters to every budget and taste, from efficient design hotels, cozy boutique properties and high end luxury, as well as an airport hotel with excellent amenities, ideal for an early morning departure, without the worry of getting ensnared in traffic. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.

Things to do in Bucharest

One can't miss activity if you're visiting the city for the first time is the ridiculously grandiose Palace of Parliament, also know as the People's Palace. Conceived by Nicolae Ceaușescu as a demonstration of the power and capability of the Romanian nation, it was only 60% complete by the time of his execution and is still slowly being completed now. As well as learning about the history of the city of Bucharest and seeing all it's major sights, you'll also get to see inside the Palace of Parliament on our Bucharest City Tour, when one of the official guides shows you around. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to included in your vacation package or consider for adding later.

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Bucharest

Spend some time in Bucharest on a tour that takes in other cities in Romania and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Bucharest and other destinations make traveling in Central & Eastern Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

Just Romania

Bucharest and the Highlights of Transylvania in 8 Days

See the Romanian capital, including Ceausecu's vast Palace of the People as well as the highlights of Transylvania. Brasov, Sighisoara and Sibiu are all included in this 8 day (7 night) tour. You will see the country's most famous castles and UNESCO-listed villages along the way. read full itinerary

Romania Two Week Tour

Two weeks exploring all that Romania has to offer, from the vibrant capital Bucharest, Black Sea port city Constanta, the tranquil Danube Delta, bucolic Bucovina and legendary Transylvania. Travel partly by train then with a private driver for maximum convenience. read full itinerary

Romania and neighboring countries

Budapest, Transylvania & Bucharest in 10 Days

Visit the capital cities of neighbors Hungary & Romania with an interlude in the Transylvanian countryside. Budapest, Sighisoara and Bucharest are the overnight destinations on this 10 day tour. read full itinerary

Best of Bulgaria & Romania in 11 Days

Visit 2 countries, staying in 5 different towns & cities along the way and visiting several more, from Sofia and Plovdiv in Bulgaria to Bucharest, the capital of Romania ending with the highlights of Transylvania. read full itinerary

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