If you are in Bucharest for a holiday or just a long weekend, it’s important to know that the capital city of Romania is strategically positioned to allow you access to amazing sightseeing around Romania. There are many fabulous destinations that you can discover on day trips from Le Boutique Hotel Moxa in Bucharest. Here are some ideas:
1. Golesti Manor
A few kilometers outside Pitesti and about an hour away from Bucharest, you can find the Golesti Manor. The Golesti Manor is considered one of the most beautiful places you can see around the capital city. Here you can visit the wine museum as the area is well known in the country for its wines and also the manor and its surroundings. A village museum can also be found on the premises.
If you are with children, in the park, they will be delighted to find a zip line as well as ponies and horses waiting to be taken for a ride. If you want to add even more entertainment, after visiting the Golesti center, you can take them to the zoo in Pitesti and have lunch or dinner in Trivale forest at Cornul Vanatorului restaurant.
There are tourists coming to Romania after seeing the famous Transfagarasan road on TV or in a magazine. The scenery is spectacular and the road is renowned worldwide. On the way from Bucharest to Transfagarasan you will pass through Curtea de Arges city. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the monastery there. After the monastery, you can make another stop and visit the Poenari Fortress as well as the Vidraru Barrage. You can have lunch with a view of Balea Lake and then return to Bucharest either taking the Olt Valley or Prahova Valley routes.
3. The Mud Volcanoes
Another spectacular choice, a few hours’ drive from Bucharest, close to Buzau, are the mud volcanoes and the live fire. If you visit in summer, make sure to get there either early in the morning or later in the afternoon as the heat of the day might be difficult to bear in such surroundings. The mud volcanoes are certainly impressive for the travelers with kids, as well as the live fire that is nearby.
4. Veliko Tarnovo
You probably didn’t know that from Bucharest you can take day trips to Bulgaria and even to the mountains. Veliko Tarnovo is a great destination for tourists interested in seeing glimpses of the former glory of the capital of the Bulgarian empire, beautiful scenery and good food. From Bucharest, it will take you less than three hours to get to Veliko Tarnovo, and you will also get to see Russe, the Bulgarian border town.