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Constanta: Full Day Tour from Bucharest

Product ID: 42703
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Going on this tour you will discover Constanta, the oldest town attested on the Romanian territory. It is also known as the ancient city of Tomis, situated on the Black Sea Coast.
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Duration 1 day
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Museum of Archeology and History Constanta
  • Discover top attractions, traveling in a shared group
  • Escape from the city and enjoy a day at the Black Sea coast
  • Take a walk on the largest harbor in Romania
  • See the presence of 3 architectural styles in one place
Full description
In the first part of this tour you will be driving on the highway to Constanta and crossing the bridge over the Danube (the first bridge was built in 1895 by the Romanian engineer Anghel Saligny during the King Carol I). You will also pass the Nuclear Power Plant built by a Canadian Company in the beginning of 1978. After 3 hours of driving you will then reach Constanta, before heading to the historical center. Constanta is the oldest town attested on the Romanian territory. 

There, you will visit the Museum of Archeology and History Constanta. Founded in 1878, the museum contains relics and pieces of architecture from the Greek and Roman period. This includes the Roman Edifice with mosaic, discovered in 1959 by archaeological excavations. The edifice reveals an original Roman Mosaic, which was part of the commercial harbor dating back to the 4th Century. You will also see the statue of Ovidius, representing Publius Ovidius Naso (43BC-17AC), who was buried under the gates of the Roman Citadel in the present location of the statue. The statue is located in the Ovidiu Square and was built in 1887 by the Italian sculptor Ettore Ferrari.

Then you will visit the Muslim Mosque, built between 1910-1912 as a homage to the local Muslim community. The inauguration was made in the presence of Carol I (the first king of Romania). It was first named Carol I and later was renamed Mahmud the Second. Going up in the Minaret Tower you can have a splendid panoramic view of the whole city of Constanta. Afterwards, you will visit the Orthodox Cathedral, built between 1883-1895 by the famous Romanian architect Ion Mincu. It is a monument of Byzantine architectural style. The Aquarium Constanta, inaugurated in 1958 was the first public aquarium in Romania, and you can see here a variety of fish species including a large collection of sturgeon. After lunch, the day ends with the drive back to Bucharest.
Includes
  • Transportation by car/minibus (fuel costs included)
  • English-speaking driver
  • Entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch (approximately 15€ per person)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Benjamin Franklin Parking on Strada Benjamin Franklin (nearby landmarks: Romanian Athenaeum Concert Hall and Hilton Athenee Palace Hotel), District 1, Bucharest. The tour departs at 8 AM.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Departure will be at 8 AM and return at around 7 PM
• Please note that the timetable is subject to change due to heavy city traffic and road works
• This tour is not suitable for families with children under 7 and people with walking impairments or wheelchair users due to the climbing of stairs

From US$ 119.50 per person

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Product ID: 42703