Situated in southern Romania, Giurgiu is a small town along the Danube River that lacks in major attractions but makes up for it with significant historical roots. Giurgiu is home to one main museum (see the 'Attractions' tab above for details), a historic monastery, plus a few parks, nature reserves, and lakes where you can spend enjoy some tranquil rest and relaxation. Being such a small town with not much to it, you likely won’t need more than a day to spend in Giurgiu; however, it is in close proximity to Bucharest, a more popular and developed Romanian city. If your cruise is departing from Giurgiu, you might consider spending some additional time in Bucharest before heading to the port (or home).
A great time to visit Giurgiu is between May and September, when the weather is usually at its best for exploring!
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Becoming more and more popular, a river cruise is an immerse and destination-focused vacation experience, on a small and luxurious vessel.
River cruises sail through the inland waterways of some of the world's most interesting vacation destinations (i.e. Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America), and provide their guests with a greater opportunity to spend time visiting more unique ports of call than a traditional cruise typically would.
Because the destination is the star of a river cruise, (typically guided) shore excursions are included at no additional charge by many River cruise lines. There are usually many interesting lectures given during the cruise, by experts on the history and culture of the region being visited.
Among the famous rivers that one may take a river cruise on are the Rhine, Mississippi, Seine, Danube, Mekong, Nile, Yangtze, Amazon and Douro.
These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Giurgiu, along with a brief description:
♦ Teohari Antonescu County Museum
When spending time in Giurgiu, you might consider checking out the Teohari Antonescu County Museum. This museum is filled with exhibits on the archeology, history, and ethnography of Giurgiu. If you are interested in learning about the town’s role in the Great War and World War I. Permanent galleries include artifact displays from the metal age, migration era, and reconstruction sites. For example, you can view ceramics, ornaments and religious objects when you visit this museum.
♦ Saint Ioan Rusul Monastery
Another site worth visiting in Giurgiu is the Saint Ioan Rusul Monastery, a relatively newer shrine (built in 2008). History buffs will appreciate that it is Romania’s first monastic settlement that was built to honor a military saint who refused to convert religions after being captured by the Turks during the war of 1711. Surrounded by lush forests, this monastery is located on the remains of a former military unit of the Border Police.
♦ Mocanu Island
Mocanu Island is a protected reserve off the coast of Giurgiu and is home to many birds, lizards, and native vegetation, including herbs. You can access this island via the Friendship Bridge, which stretches over the Danube River. Mocanu Island is a great beach for fishing and boating (plus you can catch some really stunning sunsets). It is also a wonderful spot for laying out in the sun!
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