Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest is the capital city, cultural, industrial, and financial centre of Romania. It is the largest city in Romania, located in the southeast of the country, and lies on the banks of the Dâmbovița River. The city boasts wide, tree-lined boulevards and a mix of historical (neo-classical), interbellum (Bauhaus and Art Deco), Communist-era and modern architecture. It also features a broad range of convention facilities, educational facilities, cultural venues, shopping arcades and recreational areas.

Bucharest has a large number of landmark buildings and monuments. Perhaps the most prominent of these is the Palace of the Parliament. Others include the Arcul de Triumf, the Memorial of Rebirth, and the Romanian Anthenaeum. Other cultural venues include the National Museum of Art of Romania, Museum of Natural History "Grigore Antipa", Museum of the Romanian Peasant (Muzeul Ţăranului Român), National History Museum, and the Military Museum.

The Old Center is worth a visit. It features an assortment of middle 19th century buildings, ruins of the Wallachian princes' medieval court, churches, bank headquarters, a few hotels, clubs, restaurants and shops. Narrow cobblestoned streets retain the names of the ancient guilds that resided on them.

Things to See & Do

* Parliament Palace
* Old Center
* Museums
* Churches & Monasteries
* Revolution Square

General Information

Cruise Season – March to Dec
Currency – Romanian leu (RON)
Language – Romanian
Land Area – 288 km²
Population – 2,000,000 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 40

Port Location – There is no port at Bucharest. The nearest ports where river cruises dock are Giurgiu and Oltenita; both these towns are about 65 km/40 mi south of Bucharest.

Travel Links - Bucharest has reasonable connections with most European capitals and with the largest cities in Romania, but it can be difficult to find a direct flight to Bucharest from outside of Europe or the Middle East. Most flights, both international and domestic, land at the Henri Coandă International Airport, located in Otopeni, 18 km north of the city downtown.

Buses are a good option to get to Bucharest if coming from Moldova, Turkey, Greece and to some extent Bulgaria, given the low frequency and speeds of trains between these countries and Romania.

Bucharest is linked through direct daily trains to all neighboring countries’ capitals (Belgrade, Budapest, Chişinău, Kiev, Sofia), as well as to Vienna, Venice, Thessaloniki, Istanbul, Moscow and of course to main cities in all of Romania’s 41 counties.

Cruises departing Bucharest, Romania

Passion, Danube From The Black Sea To Budapest 2020 Ex Bucharest To Budapest

Departure: 13 Jul 2020 From: Cruise line: Avalon Waterways Cruise Ship: Avalon Passion.

9 Night Cruise sailing from Fetesti to Budapest aboard Avalon Passion. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Passion, From The Black Sea To Germany Ex Bucharest To Deggendorf

Departure: 13 Jul 2020 From: Cruise line: Avalon Waterways Cruise Ship: Avalon Passion.

16 Night Cruise sailing from Fetesti to Deggendorf aboard Avalon Passion. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Joy, Black Sea To Budapest Ex Bucharest To Budapest

Departure: 19 Jul 2020 From: Cruise line: Tauck Cruise Ship: Joy.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Constanta to Budapest aboard Joy. Hotel stays pre-cruise in Bucharest and post-cruise in Budapest.

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Amadeus Queen, 1200 Miles On Beautiful Blue Danube Ex Bucharest To Vienna

Departure: 05 Aug 2020 From: Cruise line: Luftner Cruises Cruise Ship: Amadeus Queen.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Bucharest to Vienna aboard Amadeus Queen.

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Passion, Danube From The Black Sea To Budapest 2020 Ex Bucharest To Budapest

Departure: 10 Aug 2020 From: Cruise line: Avalon Waterways Cruise Ship: Avalon Passion.

9 Night Cruise sailing from Fetesti to Budapest aboard Avalon Passion. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Passion, From The Black Sea To Germany Ex Bucharest To Deggendorf

Departure: 10 Aug 2020 From: Cruise line: Avalon Waterways Cruise Ship: Avalon Passion.

16 Night Cruise sailing from Fetesti to Deggendorf aboard Avalon Passion. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Esprit, Black Sea To Budapest Ex Bucharest To Budapest

Departure: 12 Aug 2020 From: Cruise line: Tauck Cruise Ship: Esprit.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Constanta to Budapest aboard Esprit. Hotel stays pre-cruise in Bucharest and post-cruise in Budapest.

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Esprit, Grand European Ex Bucharest To Amsterdam

Departure: 12 Aug 2020 From: Cruise line: Tauck Cruise Ship: Esprit.

21 Night Cruise sailing from Constanta to Amsterdam aboard ms Esprit. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Duchess, Highlights Of Eastern Europe 2020 Ex Bucharest To Budapest

Departure: 15 Aug 2020 From: Cruise line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Cruise Ship: River Duchess.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Giurgiu to Budapest aboard River Duchess. Hotel stays pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Duchess, Ultimate European Journey 2020 Ex Bucharest To Amsterdam

Departure: 15 Aug 2020 From: Cruise line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Cruise Ship: River Duchess.

22 Night Cruise sailing from Giurgiu to Amsterdam aboard River Duchess. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Amadeus Silver Ii, 1200 Miles On Beautiful Blue Danube Ex Bucharest To Vienna

Departure: 15 Aug 2020 From: Cruise line: Luftner Cruises Cruise Ship: Amadeus Silver II.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Bucharest to Vienna aboard Amadeus Silver II.

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Beatrice, Highlights Of Eastern Europe 2020 Ex Bucharest To Budapest

Departure: 24 Aug 2020 From: Cruise line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Cruise Ship: Beatrice.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Giurgiu to Budapest aboard Beatrice. Hotel stays pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Passion, Danube From The Black Sea To Budapest 2020 Ex Bucharest To Budapest

Departure: 07 Sep 2020 From: Cruise line: Avalon Waterways Cruise Ship: Avalon Passion.

9 Night Cruise sailing from Fetesti to Budapest aboard Avalon Passion. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Passion, From The Black Sea To Germany Ex Bucharest To Deggendorf

Departure: 07 Sep 2020 From: Cruise line: Avalon Waterways Cruise Ship: Avalon Passion.

16 Night Cruise sailing from Fetesti to Deggendorf aboard Avalon Passion. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Duchess, Highlights Of Eastern Europe 2020 Ex Bucharest To Budapest

Departure: 28 Sep 2020 From: Cruise line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Cruise Ship: River Duchess.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Giurgiu to Budapest aboard River Duchess. Hotel stays pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Duchess, Ultimate European Journey 2020 Ex Bucharest To Amsterdam

Departure: 28 Sep 2020 From: Cruise line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Cruise Ship: River Duchess.

22 Night Cruise sailing from Giurgiu to Amsterdam aboard River Duchess. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Passion, Danube From The Black Sea To Budapest 2020 Ex Bucharest To Budapest

Departure: 05 Oct 2020 From: Cruise line: Avalon Waterways Cruise Ship: Avalon Passion.

9 Night Cruise sailing from Fetesti to Budapest aboard Avalon Passion. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Passion, From The Black Sea To Germany Ex Bucharest To Deggendorf

Departure: 05 Oct 2020 From: Cruise line: Avalon Waterways Cruise Ship: Avalon Passion.

16 Night Cruise sailing from Fetesti to Deggendorf aboard Avalon Passion. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Emerald Star, Enchantment Of Eastern Europe 2020 Ex Bucharest To Budapest

Departure: 10 Oct 2020 From: Cruise line: Evergreen Cruises & Tours Cruise Ship: Emerald Star.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Giurgiu to Budapest aboard an Emerald Star. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Emerald Star, Treasures Of The Danube Ex Bucharest To Nuremberg

Departure: 10 Oct 2020 From: Cruise line: Evergreen Cruises & Tours Cruise Ship: Emerald Star.

14 Night Cruise sailing from Giurgiu to Nuremberg aboard Emerald Star. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Amadeus Silver Ii, 1200 Miles On Beautiful Blue Danube Ex Bucharest To Vienna

Departure: 13 Oct 2020 From: Cruise line: Luftner Cruises Cruise Ship: Amadeus Silver II.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Bucharest to Vienna aboard Amadeus Silver II.

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Artistry Ii, Black Sea To North Sea Ex Bucharest To Amsterdam

Departure: 22 Oct 2020 From: Cruise line: Avalon Waterways Cruise Ship: Avalon Artistry II.

25 Night Cruise sailing from Fetesti to Amsterdam aboard Avalon Artistry II. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Artistry Ii, The Complete Danube Ex Bucharest To Nuremberg

Departure: 22 Oct 2020 From: Cruise line: Avalon Waterways Cruise Ship: Avalon Artistry II.

16 Night Cruise sailing from Fetesti to Nuremberg aboard Avalon Artistry II. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Artistry Ii, European Masterpice Ex Bucharest To Mainz

Departure: 22 Oct 2020 From: Cruise line: Avalon Waterways Cruise Ship: Avalon Artistry II.

21 Night Cruise sailing from Fetesti to Mainz aboard Avalon Artistry II. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Artistry Ii, Danube From The Black Sea To Budapest 2020 Ex Bucharest To Budapest

Departure: 23 Oct 2020 From: Cruise line: Avalon Waterways Cruise Ship: Avalon Artistry II.

9 Night Cruise sailing from Fetesti to Budapest aboard Avalon Artistry II. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Scenic Amber, Danube Delta Discovery 2021 Ex Bucharest To Vienna

Departure: 11 Apr 2021 From: Cruise line: Scenic Tours Cruise Ship: Scenic Amber.

14 Night Cruise sailing from Bucharest to Vienna aboard Scenic Amber.

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Scenic Jewel, Danube Delta Discovery 2021 Ex Bucharest To Vienna

Departure: 17 Apr 2021 From: Cruise line: Scenic Tours Cruise Ship: Scenic Jewel.

14 Night Cruise sailing from Bucharest to Vienna aboard Scenic Jewel.

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Scenic Ruby, North Sea To Black Sea 2021 Ex Bucharest To Amsterdam

Departure: 20 Apr 2021 From: Cruise line: Scenic Tours Cruise Ship: Scenic Ruby.

21 Night Cruise sailing from Giurgiu to Amsterdam aboard Scenic Ruby. Hotel stays pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Emerald Star, Enchantment Of Eastern Europe 2021 Ex Bucharest To Budapest

Departure: 22 Apr 2021 From: Cruise line: Evergreen Cruises & Tours Cruise Ship: Emerald Star.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Giurgiu to Budapest aboard an Emerald Star. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Emerald Star, Rhine Main & Danube Ex Bucharest To Amsterdam

Departure: 22 Apr 2021 From: Cruise line: Evergreen Cruises & Tours Cruise Ship: Emerald Star.

21 Night Cruise sailing from Giurgiu to Amsterdam aboard Emerald Star. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Emerald Destiny, Enchantment Of Eastern Europe 2021 Ex Bucharest To Budapest

Departure: 07 May 2021 From: Cruise line: Evergreen Cruises & Tours Cruise Ship: Emerald Destiny.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Giurgiu to Budapest aboard an Emerald Destiny. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Emerald Destiny, Treasures Of The Danube Ex Bucharest To Nuremberg

Departure: 07 May 2021 From: Cruise line: Evergreen Cruises & Tours Cruise Ship: Emerald Destiny.

14 Night Cruise sailing from Giurgiu to Nuremberg aboard Emerald Destiny. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Amadeus Silver Ii, 1200 Miles Of Beautiful Blue Danube Ex Bucharest To Vienna

Departure: 17 May 2021 From: Cruise line: Luftner Cruises Cruise Ship: Amadeus Silver II.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Bucharest to Vienna onboard Amadeus Silver II.

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Emerald Sky, Enchantment Of Eastern Europe 2021 Ex Bucharest To Budapest

Departure: 18 May 2021 From: Cruise line: Evergreen Cruises & Tours Cruise Ship: Emerald Sky.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Giurgiu to Budapest aboard an Emerald Sky. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Scenic Pearl, North Sea To Black Sea 2021 Ex Bucharest To Amsterdam

Departure: 01 Jun 2021 From: Cruise line: Scenic Tours Cruise Ship: Scenic Pearl.

21 Night Cruise sailing from Giurgiu to Amsterdam aboard Scenic Pearl. Hotel stays pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Emerald Sun, Treasures Of The Danube Ex Bucharest To Nuremberg

Departure: 09 Jun 2021 From: Cruise line: Evergreen Cruises & Tours Cruise Ship: Emerald Sun.

14 Night Cruise sailing from Giurgiu to Nuremberg aboard Emerald Sun. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Emerald Sun, Enchantment Of Eastern Europe 2021 Ex Bucharest To Budapest

Departure: 09 Jun 2021 From: Cruise line: Evergreen Cruises & Tours Cruise Ship: Emerald Sun.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Giurgiu to Budapest aboard an Emerald Sun. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Emerald Dawn, Rhine Main & Danube Ex Bucharest To Amsterdam

Departure: 11 Jun 2021 From: Cruise line: Evergreen Cruises & Tours Cruise Ship: Emerald Dawn.

21 Night Cruise sailing from Giurgiu to Amsterdam aboard Emerald Dawn. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Emerald Dawn, Enchantment Of Eastern Europe 2021 Ex Bucharest To Budapest

Departure: 11 Jun 2021 From: Cruise line: Evergreen Cruises & Tours Cruise Ship: Emerald Dawn.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Giurgiu to Budapest aboard an Emerald Dawn. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Amadeus Cara, 1200 Miles On The Beautiful Blue Danube Ex Bucharest To Vienna

Departure: 23 Jun 2021 From: Cruise line: Luftner Cruises Cruise Ship: Amadeus Cara.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Bucharest to Vienna onboard Amadeus Cara.

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Treasures, Black Sea To Budapest Ex Bucharest To Budapest

Departure: 08 Jul 2021 From: Cruise line: Tauck Cruise Ship: Treasures.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Constanta to Budapest aboard Treasures. Hotel stays pre-cruise in Bucharest and post-cruise in Budapest.

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Emerald Sky, Enchantment Of Eastern Europe 2021 Ex Bucharest To Budapest

Departure: 07 Sep 2021 From: Cruise line: Evergreen Cruises & Tours Cruise Ship: Emerald Sky.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Giurgiu to Budapest aboard an Emerald Sky. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Emerald Sky, Rhine Main & Danube Ex Bucharest To Amsterdam

Departure: 07 Sep 2021 From: Cruise line: Evergreen Cruises & Tours Cruise Ship: Emerald Sky.

21 Night Cruise sailing from Giurgiu to Amsterdam aboard Emerald Sky. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Emerald Sun, Enchantment Of Eastern Europe 2021 Ex Bucharest To Budapest

Departure: 29 Sep 2021 From: Cruise line: Evergreen Cruises & Tours Cruise Ship: Emerald Sun.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Giurgiu to Budapest aboard an Emerald Sun. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Emerald Sun, Rhine Main & Danube Ex Bucharest To Amsterdam

Departure: 29 Sep 2021 From: Cruise line: Evergreen Cruises & Tours Cruise Ship: Emerald Sun.

21 Night Cruise sailing from Giurgiu to Amsterdam aboard Emerald Sun. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Scenic Opal, North Sea To Black Sea 2021 Ex Bucharest To Amsterdam

Departure: 17 Oct 2021 From: Cruise line: Scenic Tours Cruise Ship: Scenic Opal.

21 Night Cruise sailing from Giurgiu to Amsterdam aboard Scenic Opal. Hotel stays pre-cruise in Bucharest.

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Amadeus Queen, 1200 Miles On The Beautiful Blue Danube Ex Bucharest To Vienna

Departure: 20 Oct 2021 From: Cruise line: Luftner Cruises Cruise Ship: Amadeus Queen.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Bucharest to Vienna onboard Amadeus Queen.

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