Bucharest

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The "Little Paris" label may have been shredded by decades of war and oppression, but the Romanian capital's rich culture is thriving once again. Bucharest today is open and green – a place where tradition partners with modern life! Here's what to see and do.

Planning Your Visit

  • How many days?

    2 or 3 nights will probably be enough in Bucharest, but why not stay a little longer to enjoy day trips to Romania's nearby historic sites? Sinaia, Brasov, and Transylvannia are all unmissable!

  • Where to stay?

    Most of Bucharest's tourist attractions and sights are located downtown, as are its best places to eat and drink. Of the 3 squares there, Universitatii is the most pleasant for visitors. There is also Unirii Square, which is the shopping district, and Romana Square is well-connected though more residential.

Good to know

  • Language
    Romanian
  • Currency
    Romanian leu (lei)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
    +40
  • Best time to visit
    It's best to visit from April through June, and also September and October, when you can avoid the hot, dry summer and cold winter, instead enjoying sightseeing in milder temperatures.

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What people are saying about Bucharest

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 4,883 reviews

My tour guide was Rodica and the driver was Cristian. They were perfectly on time for the pick up at mg Hotel. Radical LOOOOVES her job - you'll be able to tell. She is a very good guide with lots of side knowledge about the country and city. There was no question that she couldn't answer me, haha! Both the driver and guide speak perfectly fluent english. Very educational and you'll be surprised by the Peleş Castle. It's a little beauty. The tour started at 8am and I was dropped off at my Hotel at 9pm (due to bad traffic we were back a little later than expected! Cristian and Rodica did their best to get us back to the Hotel earlier. Took an alternative, faster route and made us see even more of Transylvania.) This tour is absolutely worth it. A tiny glance into the beauty of Romania. Thanks a lot for the wonderful experience!

Fantastic trip!!!!! Romania is a very beautiful country, as if torn from fairy tales, castles on top of the mountains among the forests. Do not miss Peles Castle and Brasov!!! SUPER food, drinks, people, the road through the mountains has an incredible view. Great experience and all due to the company, the guide Mary made my day with all the storys and legends about vampires, Dracula, kings and queens. Regarding the organizational part, I really appreciate the measures taken for our distance and protection of tourists. I received masks, there were disinfectants everywhere in the car, rows of seats were left in the bus between the passengers. In short, I felt super safe, given these times and I would definitely repeat this experience! Great Great Experience

Andreea was very knowledgable and friendly. The tour it's totally worth it because you'll cover some of the most important sites in a reasonable period of time. The fact that she also talked about her personal experiences during this period of time, makes it very interesting. We had a little break to have a drink. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who would like to understand the story of what makes Bucarest the city it is today. I'm grateful I choose to do it!

Intimate and tailored perfectly for small groups of friends (or strangers). Dan was personable, hospitable, and educational as he walked our group through a variety of Romanian wines. His presentation meets at the intersection sommelier and historian - coincidentally he happens to be both. We enjoyed hearing about regional varieties and grained both an education and deeper appreciation for the hidden treasure of Romanian wines.

Paul, our guide, had very good English and told us all the stories about Dracula, the cities we were visiting and all that. We had a small group (only the two of us and another couple) and Paul was very helpful all the way. Picked us up right on time and left us at our hotel after the tour. The car was clean and brand new. Totally recommend it!