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2-Day Bucharest Tour

2 full day Bucharest city tour designed for travelers willing to truly discover and experience the capital city of Romania, and gain a more in-depth view on the history and local culture

Bucharest overview
Day 1 A good introductory tour of Bucharest that covers all the key sites of the city and major landmarks. You get a general overview of the city and have an inside visit of the (in)famous House of the People (Palace of Parliament building), the second largest building in the world. Main highlights:

  • •  The Palace Square, a perfect place for a short overview of the Romanian history; see the Romanian Athenaeum, the country’s most prestigious concert hall and Bucharest’s most iconic building; Revolution Square, where you’ll be given a brief account of the 1989 anticommunist Revolution;
  • •  The University Square, the heart of the present-day Bucharest and public stage of the city’s life, home to evocative monuments and representative edifices such as the University of Bucharest, the National Theater, Coltea Settlements, Sutu Palace
  • • Ceausescu’s folly House of the People, a communist era legacy today home to the Romanian Parliament (guided visit); a visitor to the House of the People once confessed “I’ve been around the world, but never seen anything like this”; learn about the vast project of urban transformation of the capital city of Romania following the socialist model, launched at the behest of Ceausescu in the last years of communist regime;
  • • a walk behind the buildings of the communist Civic Center reveals the remnants of old neighborhoods and hidden century old churches
  • • The Old Town – stroll around Bucharest’s Old Town, the city historical core; enjoy the history, charm and atmosphere of the cobblestone streets lined with little shops, restaurants and bars, and relax over a drink to one of the fine outdoor cafés in the area

Day 2 Today we get to see some more important landmarks and attractions, including a guided tour of Primaverii Palace, former private residence of the late communist dictator Ceausescu. A special place we visit is Bellu Cemetery, away from the usual touristic routes but a true open-air museum with amazing funeral monuments. Main highlights of the day:

  • • The Patriarchal Cathedral, center of the Romanian Orthodox faith and a national symbol
  • •  Visit of Bellu Cemetery, Bucharest’s oldest cemetery (mid 19th century) included among cemeteries of cultural significance for European history – a true national Pantheon, some amazing funeral monuments to see
  • • Sightseeing of Kiseleff area, one of Bucharest’s most prestigious areas (more iconic landmarks: The Stalinist era House of Free Press, The Arc de Triomphe, Herastrau Park, Kiseleff Boulevard etc)
  • • Visit Primaverii Palace, former private residence of the late communist dictator, preserved unchanged since the last time Ceausescu was there
  • •  Visit the open-air Village Museum, a ‘place that concentrates Romanian tradition, civilization and spirituality’.

Tour Information

Duration 7 hours/day

Price 240 EUR (for up to 4 people)

Activity level medium physical demands – the tours are mostly walking, with transfers by car to more distant places of interest or when needed; please consider that visiting the Palace of Parliament involves climbing quite many stairs;

What is included
– guide fee
– transportation by personal car, a 2017 Volkswagen Golf, air conditioned
– all parking fees and fuel

What is extra 
– the entry fees to objectives:
Village Museum 15 RON/person
Palace of Parliament 35 RON/person
Primaverii Palace (Ceausescu’s Palace) 45 RON/person
The Romanian Athenaeum 10 RON/person
– all food & drink of your choice

Pick-up, Drop-off at your hotel or other pre-agreed location within city limits

Bellu Cemetery Bucharest
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To request a guided tour or get more information, please use the form below. I will answer every message personally within the next 24 hours, providing details of availability, booking and payment. 

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