At the crossroads of several commercial routes, Constanta lies on the western coast of the Black Sea.  This city is more than just the entry point to the Black Sea coast.  It is a place with a long and interesting past, attested by its many Roman vestiges, historic buildings, facades and mosques that give color to the Old City Centre.

Join a local guide on this small-group tour from Bucharest to the ancient city of Tomis for a day of learning, discovery and fun!

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Ages 12+):
$111.02
Child Rate
(Ages 7-11):
$88.39

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Tour / Activity Details

10 hours
8:00 am daily

4 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Minimum age is 7.  Tour does not include hotel pick up; the convenient meeting location will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Rates are per person in US Dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

COVID-19 Protocols Updates

All persons traveling to and from Romania are advised to check for possible restrictions before booking or going on a trip, as many countries have introduced travel restrictions in their attempt to limit and control the spread of COVID-19.

Currently in Romania, the wearing of face masks or coverings is required in all indoor and outdoor public spaces.

 

Important

  • From March to October as well as December 16 to January 6, at least 4 people are required for this activity to take place
  • January 7 to February 29 and November 1 to December 15, at least 2 people are required for this activity to take place
  • If the minimum number of people is not reached, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund

 

Tour Itinerary

The first part of the one-day tour from Bucharest to Constanta takes place on the highway to Constanta, crossing the bridge over the Danube (the first bridge was built in 1895 by the Romanian engineer Anghel Saligny during King Carol I). Also, you will pass the Nuclear Power Plant made by a Canadian company starting in 1978. After 3 hours of driving, the tour reaches Constanta where you head to the Historical Center.

Constanta is the oldest town attested on the Romanian territory. The first documentary record of this city dates back to 657 BC when the area was founded by a Greek colony called Tomis. The Greek settlements were conquered by the Romans in 71 BC and renamed Constantiana, after the sister of the Roman Emperor Constantin the Great. During the 13th Century, Italian merchants from Genova developed the town. Constanta declined during the Ottoman rule period. After the Romanian war of Independence 1877-1878, Constanta again developed until the present as the largest harbor in Romania.

After a break for lunch (price of lunch not included), the day ends with the driving back to Bucharest.

 

Inclusions

  • Transportation by air conditioned car/minibus
  • Certified English-speaking tour guide

 

Exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Optional guide gratuity

 

Additional Benefits Available

  • 10% discount at best restaurants in Bucharest including famous locations as Hard Rock Cafe, Caru' cu bere, Hanu' lui Manuc, Pescarus
  • 30% discount at Museum of Senses
  • 15% discount at Kitsch Museum

 

Sights Visited in Constanta

  • The Museum of Archeology and History Constanta - Founded in 1878, the museum contains relics and pieces of architecture from the Greek and Roman period.
  • The Roman Edifice with Mosaic - Discovered in 1959 by archaeological excavations, the edifice reveals an original Roman Mosaic, part of the commercial harbor, dating back to the 4th Century.
  • The Statue of Ovidius - The statue representing Publius Ovidius Naso (43BC-17AC). The statue is in the Ovidiu Square and was built in 1887 by the Italian sculptor Ettore Ferrari.
  • The Muslim Mosque - Built between 1910-1912 as an 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 it was renamed Mahmud the Second. Going up in the Minaret Tower, you can have a splendid panoramic view of the entire city of Constanta.
  • The Orthodox Cathedral - The Orthodox Cathedral Saints Peter and Paul was 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 as the first public aquarium in Romania, you can see here a variety of fish species, including an extensive collection of sturgeons.

 

4 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Minimum age is 7.  Tour does not include hotel pick up; the convenient meeting location will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Rates are per person in US Dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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