Constanta and Bucharest Private Tours and Shore Excursions

Cruising the Black Sea and Constanta is a port of call?

Whether you are researching the area to figure out how to best spend your day in Constanta, looking to arrange a private shore excursion there or considering a trip to Bucharest, we can help you make the right choice.

Constanta does not boast architecture, which would leave you astound like Odessa. Nor is it famous for historic events, which would put it in one rank with Yalta or Sevastopol. This town has something of its own: it provides an excellent opportunity to explore Romania’s folklore and cultural heritage, coastline lifestyle, gastronomic delights and wines. After all, cultural tours can be no less inspirational.

History and architecture aficionados can take an inspirational day trip to Bucharest from Constanta. Once called “Little Paris”, Bucharest boasts fascinating Middle Age churches and intriguing traces of Dracula, beautiful broad venues and magnificent buildings of the “bell époque”.

With a Bucharest tour, you have a unique chance to travel back in time to the Communist-era Eastern Europe, get on the other side of the Iron Curtain and follow the trail of one of the cruelest Communist dictators. And if you are interested in the history of Romania’s Jews, Bucharest lets you discover it at full.

If you are still thinking of Constanta as a do-it-yourself port, you’ll find useful information and insider tips about the area in our Blog. And for those of you who are looking to arrange a private shore excursion, we are excited to bring to your attention our itineraries. Many of them are original Odessa Walks tours. And of course, we’ll be happy to further customize them to your interests.

Looking forward to meeting you in Constanta! Constanta and Bucharest tours can be done in English and Spanish languages.

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Constanta Highlights and a Jewish Story (5-hour tour)

Constanta Highlights and a Jewish Story (5-hour tour)

Explore Constanta’s Old Town and discover the dramatic story of its Jewish community on this half-day shore excursion.

We’ll walk through Constanta’s historic quarter, taking in the best it has to offer: the fascinating Casino and the promenade, the seventeenth century Peter and Paul Cathedral and Ovid Square, called so after a Roman poet, who was exiled to Constanta in the ancient times. You’ll hear a captivating story of the old day Constanta, which once was in the middle of the trade route that connected Eastern Europe and Constantinople. The coastline town flourished attracting people of different professions and nationalities: Bulgarians and Greeks, Armenians and Serbs, Germans and French. And of course, the Jews, who claim to have come here with the Legion Judaica back in the 1st century AC.

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Constanta’s Food Tasting and Cultural Tour (6-hour tour)

Constanta’s Food Tasting and Cultural Tour (6-hour tour)

Delicious taste of Romanian Food, Culture and History. This is Constanta’s first and original Food Tasting and Cultural tour, developed by our team to let you immerse into the country’s culinary and cultural delights.

At a relaxed pace, you’ll walk through Constanta’s Old Town and taste delicious authentic food from three family-owned restaurants and ethnic eateries, each with a different motive. Ever heard of palenta? Or does pastrami sound more familiar? Do you know that both are essential foods in every Romanian household?

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Quintessential Constanta and Wine Tasting (7-hour shore excursion)

Quintessential Constanta and Wine Tasting (7-hour shore excursion)

Don’t’ miss out on an excellent chance to explore the best of Constanta in one day!

From the history and architecture of the Old Town to the scenic landscapes of Constanta’s region to local lifestyle and some of the best Romanian coastline wines – this full day shore excursion is quintessential Constanta!

You’ll start your day in Constanta with a walk through the city’s Old Town. You’ll discover Constanta Through the Ages: from the ruins of the ancient Greek colony Tomis to a booming merchant port to Romania’s aristocratic seaside resort to the Communist-era declining town. Constanta’s dramatic history undoubtedly impacted its architecture and you’ll get a feel for it while walking through the narrow streets of the Old Town, taking in the atmospheric promenade and looking at the statue of the Roman poet Ovid.

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Bucharest: From Belle Époque to Communist Era (full day shore excursion)

Bucharest: From Belle Époque to Communist Era (full day shore excursion)

Ever dreamt of going all the way back to the times of the Communist-era Eastern Europe, behind the Iron Curtain? You’ll have a chance to do so during our full day Bucharest shore excursion!

From the Dictator’s Palace, which towers over the city as a permanent reminder of the communist leader’s megalomania to the communist-time apartment houses to the Revolution square, a witness of the downfall of Romania’s dictatorship regime – you’ll follow the trail of one of the cruelest Communist leaders on our private day trip to Bucharest.

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Bucharest: Jewish Heritage and Communist Past (a full day tour)

Bucharest: Jewish Heritage and Communist Past (a full day tour)

Join us for this full day shore excursion as we take a day trip to Bucharest to uncover two chapters of Romanian capital’s fascinating history: Jewish Heritage and Communist era.

Captivating, yet dramatic story of Romania’s Jewry goes all the way back to the ancient times when the first Jews came to the lands of the modern day Romania from the Roman Empire. Joined by the Sephardim and the Ashkenazim through the course of the centuries, Romanian Jewish community became diverse and grew to over 700,000 Jews by the early 20th century. With the majority of Romania’s Jewry now living in Bucharest, the Romania’s capital provides a unique chance to immerse into the country’s Jewish history.

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