Giurgiu trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Giurgiu is a city in southern Romania. The seat of Giurgiu County, it lies in the historical region of Muntenia. It is situated amid mud-flats and marshes on the left bank of the Danube facing the Bulgarian city of Ruse on the opposite bank. Three small islands face the city, and a larger one shelters its port, Smarda. The rich grain-growing land to the north is traversed by a railway to Bucharest, the first line opened in Romania, which was built in 1869 and afterwards extended to Smarda. Giurgiu exports timber, grain, salt and petroleum, and imports coal, iron, and textiles.The Giurgiu-Ruse Friendship Bridge, in the shared Bulgarian-Romanian section of the Danube, crosses the river in the outskirts of the city.HistoryThe area around Giurgiu was densely populated at the time of the Dacians (1st century BC) as archeological evidence shows, and Burebista's capital was in this area (it is thought to be in Popeşti on the Argeş River). During Roman times this was the site of Theodorapolis, a city built by the Roman emperor Justinian (483-565).The city of Giurgiu was probably established in the 14th century as a port on the Danube by the Genoese merchant adventurers, who established a bank and traded in silks and velvets.Giurgiu is in Giurgiu County. Plan your visit to Giurgiu and other destinations in Romania using our Romania trip planner .
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Giurgiu
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top tours near Giurgiu
The Legend of Golden Prince, Private Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $87
Duration: 9 to 10 hours
100 km by bike near Bucharest BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $41
Duration: 4 to 6 hours
Popular things to do in Giurgiu
Places to visit with Giurgiu
Recently planned trips to Giurgiu County
7 days in Southern Romania BY A USER FROM QATAR April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Southern Romania BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, outdoors, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in Giurgiu BY A USER FROM ROMANIA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Southern Romania BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Southern Romania BY A USER FROM ISRAEL May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 34 days in Romania & Bulgaria BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium