Romania and Bulgaria are neighbor countries with similar relief and climate but with different history, culture, traditions and architecture. Get a feeling of the two countries by visiting Bucharest - capital of Romania and Ruse - harbor town of Bulgaria. Known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards, glorious Belle Époque buildings and a reputation for the high life (which in the 1900s earned its nickname of "Little Paris"), Bucharest, Romania's largest city and capital, is today a bustling metropolis. Ruse is known for its 19th- and 20th-century Neo-Baroque and Neo-Rococo architecture, which attracts many tourists. It is often called the Little Vienna. The Ruse-Giurgiu Friendship Bridge, the only one in the shared Bulgarian-Romanian section of the Danube, crosses the river here. Itinerary: Day 1: Bucharest City Tour Bucharest is the city of many parks and gardens, surrounded by lakes and forests. During the 1930's its tree-lined boulevards and architecture gave it the nickname 'Little Paris'. Touristic attractions included: Revolution Square, Parliament Palace-the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon, Village Museum, Revolution Square, the Athenaeum, Arch of Triumph. Day 2: Rock Monasteries & Ruse City Tour The Basarbovski Rock Monastery "St. Dimitrius Basarbovski" is situated in the valley of Rusenski Lom river, near the village of Basarbovo, 10 km from the town of Ruse. It is the only active rock monastery in Bulgaria. The rock monastery "St. Archangel Michael" is situated 22 km from Ruse, within the borders of Natural Park "Rusenski Lom". A stair system in the rocks provides access for visitors to the various churches and chapels in the region. Afterwards we will return to Ruse for a walk in the historical town center and a traditional Bulgarian lunch.