Bucharest is the up and coming, alternative and must-do Eastern European city break.
The Romanian capital gives both Prague and Budapest some hearty competition, with its unique yet opponent nature and exciting vibe.
Bucharest is found between Transylvania’s Carpathian Mountains and the Black Sea. It is the up and coming city break which is earning a very positive reputation for itself, attracting more and more people as they appreciate all it has to offer.
This is the ultimate guide that highlights why you need to organise your Rugby Tour to Bucharest.
A Romanian Rugby Tour would be incomplete without visiting Bucharest’s Old Town. The beautiful and charming heart of the capital is somewhere you will find opulent architecture and intimate, trendy hangout places.
The quirky character of the statures of Old Town are extremely eye pleasing. You may have previously imagined Bucharest as a place of Communist-style apartment blocks and concrete structures. In truth, Communist Dictator Nicolae Ceausescu bulldozed parts of the beautiful city under his power, but definitely not all of it. These blocks are but only a tiny shade on the true ambience of the city. If anything, the mix of these buildings with more appeasing structures adds to Bucharest’s individuality. The stylistic architecture, green squares and historic statures of Old Town proves any concrete stereotype to be untrue. Dramatically changing any previous stereotypes. Wandering around this beautiful city it’s clear that Bucharest has an undisputed and charming beauty.
If you need a quick bite to eat, which we all do, then head to the Caru’ cu Bere. This is a huge restaurant which has six set menus with plenty of options for everyone to choose. This costs a small price of 22 lei (only £4.50 each!) – absolute bargain.
This part of Bucharest is a must-visit whilst embarking on your tour to the exciting Romanian city. It will leave you awe struck, and leave some of the best memories long after tour has finished.
If you take a wander around Old Town after sundown you will discover an infinite amount of charismatic bars and cheap drinks, which is without a doubt the best combination. The Old Town truly offers an array of thing to do. The exciting and energetic vibe is undeniable. It can be overwhelming when deciding where to spend your night, especially due to the endless choice, so here is a list of some of the bars and clubs worth checking out:
Bucharest’s infamously good nightlife is not all the city has to offer. There is also a variety of activities to enjoy during the daylight hours.
The gargantuan Palace of Parliament is an immense historical stature, and is one of the most expensive building projects ever to be carried out. It controversially resembles the previously mentioned Dictator Ceausescu’s urban development plan. Whether the stature is found to be visually appealing is personal to the viewer, but it is a remarkable building to experience - making it a must-visit when in the Romanian capital.
Taking a stroll around the beautiful Herastrau Park further show the city in all its beauty. The park is a place the Romanians themselves head to in the summer to enjoy the fresh air. Due to its sheer size, the park never feels overcrowded, so is the perfect place to wander around and enjoy some chill time whilst remaining inside the city. The park itself is located near the metro station, so is an easy place to visit during the afternoons of your break.
Take the Bucharest Bike Tour and make your way around the city by bike instead of foot. By viewing the city this way, it is possible to see Bucharest in its true entirety. The tour is also ideal to get some well-needed fresh air and exercise after a few nights of indulgence!
Finally, feast your eyes on some 21st century art. The galleries which are worth checking out are the Zorzini Gallery, the H’art Gallery, and the Galateca Gallery. You do not have to be a budding artist to appreciate the quirky and surreal artwork exhibited.
Another positive to this European city is the relatively cheap food and drink prices. No one likes to be surprised by overpriced cocktails or brunches out, so you can be confident that your money will go far with this city break. Your next tour destination must be Bucharest - the charm, energy and quirkiness of the city will be sure to make you fall in love with the Romanian capital.