Scenesters are on a constant state of alert for Europe’s latest happening city. Prague, Tallinn and Bratislava have all had their turn, but recently the Romanian capital Bucharest has been appearing on plenty of must-see lists.
Those who visit will be rewarded with terrific museums, a lively restaurant and bar scene and, behind the urban sprawl, superb architecture and abundant greenery.
This deal introduces you to Romania’s vibrant capital. Explore this historic and intriguing metropolis from the comfort of your central hotel and enjoy a city break with a difference.
The Big Deal flies you direct to Bucharest. The comfortable and stylish central hotel provides a great base for a superb city break, with the opportunity to uncover the secrets of this remarkable city.
The deal offers return flights with Blue Air from Glasgow International and three nights B&B accommodation, based on two sharing a twin or double room, in the 4 star Le Boutique Hotel Moxa.
The city breaks are for three nights, flying out from Glasgow International Airport. Departure available for this offer are:
4th, 11th, 14th, 18th, 25th, 28th February
7th, 14th, 21st March
2nd, 4th, 9th April
Flights depart and arrive at the following times:
Monday departures leave Glasgow at 18:45, arriving into Bucharest at 00:20.
Thursday departures leave Glasgow at 09:45, arriving into Bucharest at 15:20.
Tuesday departures leave Glasgow at 19:15, arriving into Bucharest at 00:50.
Thursday & Sunday departures leave Bucharest at 07:00, arriving into Glasgow at 09:00.
Friday departures leave Bucharest at 16:30, arriving into Glasgow at 18:30.
Luggage included is one cabin bag weighing no more than 10kg. Maximum size of larger bag – 55 × 40 x 20cm including handles and wheels. One duty free bag separate from the carry-on bag is also permitted.
Le Boutique Hotel Moxa is situated in the heart of Bucharest, on Calea Victoriei Boulevard. The hotel boasts spa centre, a lush garden, casino and stylish rooms with free WiFi, an ensuite bathroom, LCD TVs with satellite channels, 24 room service and a minibar.
The hotel is located in Bucharest city centre. Sights such as the Piata Romana, Romanian Athenaeum, the National Museum of Art of Romania, the Museum of the Romanian Peasant and Cismigiu Garden are all within a 15 minute walk away.
Bucharest’s appeal lies in its blend of Soviet-era edifices and more immediately-charming tourist attractions. The city is like no other in Europe, and each corner offers intriguing possibilities.
The Palace of Parliament is not to be missed (although that would be difficult as it is the world’s second largest building after the Pentagon). This lavish creation of the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu has over 3000 rooms, and architecture that veers from monumental to kitsch.
At the other end of the scale, the Caru’ c Bere is a charming old beer hall with an ornate Belle Epoque décor and stained glass windows. It’s a great place for a drink or an authentic Romanian meal.
Bucharest’s bar and club scene is booming, with new venues opening all the time. Hang out with the locals at places like Gradina Verona, a garden café bar famous for its distinctive iced-tea cocktails. It’s an ideal oasis of calm in the heart of the city.
Le Boutique Hotel Moxa has very positive reviews on TripAdvisor. The hotel currently has an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 from 609 reviews. Recent reviews include:
‘Great hotel! Customer service is top notch! It’s very clean and comfortable and in a good location! Food in the restaurant is good as well! Manager is really helpful! Would stay again!! Short wall to old town and they will happily call you a taxi if you need one.’
‘Great place, the rooms are clean and tidy, looks very modern and nice. The breakfast is good, good variety of food and beverages. The best thing about the place is the super professional and kind service by all of them, starting from the manager, the clerks, the restaurant and the cleaning staff. The location is great, about 15 mins walk from the old city and close to public transportation. Free hotel parking. Highly recommended.’
Beguiling city break
If you are looking for a different destination for your next European city break, Bucharest offers fascinating possibilities. This Balkan city has plenty of charm and character.
With direct flights and conveniently located accommodation, today’s Big Deal offers you the ideal opportunity to get acquainted with the Romanian capital.
Alternatively, this deal would make a fantastic Christmas gift.