Bucharest river cruises bring travelers to the heart of Southeastern Europe. Bucharest is a famous destination with an interesting past, from being the home of Vlad the Impaler -- the inspiration for famous vampire Dracula -- to once being a major part of the Ottoman Empire. Though history is front and center in the "Paris of the East," Bucharest also has a lively culture, with particularly great dining and nightlife. There's also an abundance of great architecture, making this Romanian river cruise city a blast to explore.
Visit Bucharest's most popular attractions when cruising
One of Bucharest's most popular attractions is Victory Avenue (Calea Victoriei), a shopping street featuring many of the city's most monumental buildings. On Victory Avenue, you'll find both local stores and designer boutiques, along with several delightful cafes.
You can also visit the Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest's most famous building. Only built throughout the 1980s and 90s, the palace was ordered by a now-overthrown dictator. Today, the Palace of the Parliament is where Romania's parliament gathers. It also houses the National Museum of Contemporary Art, making the transformed home a great place for history or art aficionados.
Preparing for a Bucharest river cruise
When on a Bucharest river cruise, you'll be sailing along the fabulous Danube River. One of Europe's most popular rivers for cruising, the Danube is dotted with many cities along its near 1,800 mile course. With a Danube River cruise to Bucharest, you'll also often get to visit Budapest, Munich, Nuremberg, Prague, Salzburg, and Vienna.