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sample workation itinerary


Trip Overview

We have laid out a typical timetable for a Bucharest Workation in order to give you an idea what a month in the Romanian capital has to offer and the services we can provide.

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Your Workation Package Includes

Pre-Workation Coordination
Local Hero Support
Personalized Web Destination Guide
Local SIM with Monthly Data
Monthly Public Transport Pass
Orientation Walk with your Local Hero
One month Accommodation
Airport Arrival Transfer
Welcome Essentials
High-Speed Internet
Weekly Cleaning
Airport Departure Transfer

Pre-Workation Coordination

Preparation for your Workation starts long before you touch down in Romania. You’ll be in touch with your Local Hero in Bucharest 1-2 months before departure, so we can get to know you and your preferences better. We want to make sure you get the most out of your time in Bucharest, so we’ll ask about your interests, what you want to see and do, eating choices, any equipment you’ll need, and what kind of work schedule you want to keep. We’ll provide you plenty ideas and suggestions for your free time.

Your Personalized Destination Guide Web App

After booking you will receive a personalized destination guide web app we’ve customized for your Workation. You’ll find a wealth of information in there about Bucharest, things to do, and the many services available to make your life easier. We also blog regularly about Bucharest, covering a wide variety of topics of interest to anyone workationing there. If there’s anything you need more help with, just ask your Local Hero!

Arriving in Bucharest

Welcome to Romania! Upon your arrival at Bucharest Airport, a driver will meet you and drive you to your apartment. The drive takes about 45 minutes. Depending on your arrival time your Bucharest Local Hero will meet you after you check-in, or the following morning. At this time they will provide you with a local SIM complete with data as well as a public transport pass to cover you for the duration of your stay.

You’ll appreciate the dedicated workspace in your apartment, and the reliable high speed wifi. We can arrange for an external screen or other tech accessories to increase your productivity. We will also stock your apartment with all the necessities (e.g condiments, bathroom essentials, cleaning supplies) to start your stay off smoothly. You’ll be pleased to note that weekly cleanings are included in the price.

Route map

Bucharest Local Hero

Orientation Walk
with Your Local Hero

Upon arrival, your local hero will help you get settled and show you around your new neighborhood. She will inform you about what this part of the city has to offer. You will be introduced to the local shops, bars, and restaurants as well as other facilities such as gyms, parks, and other entertainment based on your specific needs. She’ll also help you get a feel for your location and the connections to other parts of the city using your public transportation pass. She’ll even help you install some useful local apps. You’ll get information about other useful services like dry cleaning and food/grocery delivery. We will make sure you are well prepared to make the most of your Workation ahead!

During your stay in Bucharest

We’ve got you covered with endless additional ideas and services to make the most of your stay. You can request any of the optional extra tours, excursions and getaways to be added to your Workation package now, or at any point after booking.

If you prefer the buzz of a workplace atmosphere, we can include a month’s co-working pass, with either a fixed desk assignment of flex-desk. Bucharest’s many co-working spaces mean we can help you pick one that suits you not just in terms of location but also the kind of people you’ll be sharing office space with. That makes it an ideal way to meet locals too.

We can include a month’s membership at a well equipped gym close to your apartment in your Workation package to help you keep up good habits from home.

If you’re already working with a personal trainer, you know how invaluable they can be to insure you maximize your workouts. We realize finding an English-speaking trainer who understands your needs isn’t always easy in Bucharest, so we’ve done our research. For an additional fee, we will arrange a private personal trainer for you to better keep in shape.

Please ask your Workation advisor for the cost to add these to your package

We are able to arrange a variety of experiences which will both immerse you in the local culture and provide unforgettable memories. Bucharest is known for it’s nightlife and music scene so we are happy to help you discover your talent with music or dance lessons.

Otherwise pick up a new language, perfect your favorite sport or try something new, indulge yourself in spa & wellness treatments or hire a business coach. The options are endless and we are happy to help you take full advantage of your time away.

Your first weekend: Getting to Know Bucharest

If you’ve been working hard all week, now is the time to appreciate your surroundings and mingle with the locals a little. Your local hero will already have pointed out some of the city’s popular spots for locals and foreigners. It being your first weekend, it’s time to do the touristy thing and we’ve got some suggestions for how to spend the whole day in and around Bucharest’s city center. Get your historical bearings on a city tour, check out some of Bucharest’s most impressive museums and the following day get deeper into Romanian culture on a street food tour.

There’s so much to see in Romania’s capital city. Bucharest has a big city feel, and mixes imposing communist architecture with reminders of the city’s happier fin-de-siecle zenith, when it was known as “The Little Paris.” On your first full day here, we recommend a five-hour private city tour with a local guide, who will help you get your bearings and learn about Bucharest’s rich history.

Please ask your Workation advisor for the cost to add this to your package

Bucharest has a wide variety of museums that help you better understand Romania’s intriguing cultural and historical background. If you’d like to learn more about Romania’s troubled communist era, a visit to the former residence of Dictator Nicolae Ceausescu is a great option.

The Village Museum is an open-air reconstruction of the authentic Romanian village, spanning from late medieval to modern era, and features hundreds of structures brought from each major historical province.

The Romanians may live far to the east of their fellow Romance-speaking relatives, but they have a similar joie-de-vivre and religious devotion for good food. Living at the crossroads of Eastern, Southern, and Central Europe, their cuisine has diverse influences, with elements from Russia, Serbia, the Austro-Hungarian empire, and the Ottomans. Take a walk in and around the Old Town and let your guide introduce you to a world of local treats: traditional pastry, local fast food booths, old-fashioned grocery stores and more. There will be many stories about cuisine and local culture and the talented street food chefs will treat you with dishes you never had before!

Please ask your Workation advisor for the cost to add this to your package

Ideas for the rest of your Bucharest Workation

As the Romanian capital, there’s not much you can’t find in Bucharest, so whatever your interests there is fun to be had, whether it’s in your free time before and after work, day trips or weekends away in Transylvania, the Danube Delta or on the Black Sea Coast. You could even tick off another country with a trip into Bulgaria! We’ll help you make the most of your spare time here, so you go home with wonderful memories, and the satisfaction that you lived life to the fullest during your time here.

Optional Day Trips – Between the Mountains and the Sea

Transylvania’s Famous Castles

Leave busy Bucharest behind for a one day trip that you won’t easily forget. First off? Go royal! Step into the shoes of kings & queens and explore Peles Palace, the private retreat of Romania’s royal family. Next, you’ll go even further back in time, during the late middle ages and you’ll visit Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. The tour’s grand finale? A city tour in the well preserved medieval town of Brasov.

Constanta, Black Sea Coast

Constanta has an atmosphere of history and cosmopolitanism. There’s a beautiful seaside promenade where you can enjoy several excellent seafood restaurants. The city’s architecture combines Catholic, Orthodox, Jewish, and Islamic influences. Mamaia, the most popular beach resort in Romania, is one of the most notable in Constanta. Relax on the beach, pop into a casino, check out the museums, or enjoy the cuisine. It’s your choice!

Make the Most of Your Time, Before and After Work

Run Things

Bucharest’s impressively flat topography makes it a great place to run. Lace up your running shoes and get to work on that personal best in Bucharest’s ample green spaces. Every part of the city has a park or two suitable for running in, Just ask your Bucharest local hero which direction to turn when you step out of your front door.

Win Friends & Influence People

If you’re the outgoing type, you’ll find your tribe in Bucharest easily. As the 6th largest city in the EU the networking scene is abuzz. A large expat contingent and the high English level among Romanians make connecting with locals very easy. Expand your network, make friends, and learn more about life in Bucharest through one of the many networking & meetup groups in the city.

Optional Weekend Getaways

Immerse yourself in the medieval atmosphere of Sighisoara, Transylvania. Skip over the southern border to Veliko Tarnovo in Bulgaria. Be at one with nature in one of the largest nature reserves in Europe, in the Danube Delta. Or just soak up the sun on at a resort on the Black Sea coast. Whichever direction you head, we can take care of everything, from transportation, accommodation and guides to dining recommendations.

Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Mamaia, Black Sea Coast
Danube Delta

Departure Day

With such an action-packed time, your month in Bucharest will fly by and sadly it’s time to leave. But where to? Back home? Or another Workation destination? And if you fell in love with the Bucharest way of life, we can hook you up with an immigration assistance agency, and even a realtor. Plenty to think about on the ride to the airport, as our driver whisks you off for your departing flight.