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2-Day Bucharest Tour

There are plenty of things to do and see in Bucharest, a large and vibrant city, a culture and entertainment hub in Romania and South-Eastern Europe. This 2-day Bucharest city tour is designed for travelers willing to discover and experience more of the capital city of Romania, and gain a more in-depth view on the history and local culture. Each day we stop for lunch to a fine local restaurant.

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Day 1 A good introductory tour of Bucharest that covers all the key sites of the city and essential landmarks. You get a general overview of the city and local history, and have an inside visit of the (in)famous House of the People (Palace of Parliament building), the second largest administrative building in the world. The itinerary is basically the same as my ‘Best of Bucharest Full Day Tour’, created for first-time visitors to the capital city of Romania.

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;
  • • The Old Town – stroll around the pedestrian Old Town, the historical core of the city and today Bucharest’s entertainment hub; enjoy the history, charm and atmosphere of the cobblestone streets lined with little shops, pubs and bars, and relax over a drink to one of the fine outdoor cafés in the area.

Day 2 Today we get to see more of Bucharest’s top landmarks and attractions concentrated in the northern part of the city, which is one of the most prestigious areas, boasting large leafy boulevards, local favorite parks, period mansions and top museums. The day includes a guided tour of Primaverii Palace, former private residence of the late communist dictator Ceausescu. As on our first day, we will have lunch to a fine local restaurant. Main highlights of the day:

  • Zambaccian Museum – this is a gem of a museum that features some of the most prominent Romanian artists. It is Bucharest’s best small art museum giving you the opportunity to appreciate Romanian art on a relatively short visit.
  • • Visit Primaverii Palace, former private residence of the late communist president, preserved unchanged since the last time Ceausescu was there. Primaverii Palace opened relatively recently to the public and offers a unique glimpse into the private life of one of the most notorious communist dictators.
  • • Visit the beautiful open-air Village Museum, a ‘place that concentrates Romanian tradition, civilization and spirituality’.
  • • Sightseeing of Kiseleff area, one of Bucharest’s most prestigious areas (more iconic landmarks: The Stalinist era House of the Free Press, The Arc de Triomphe, Herastrau Park, Kiseleff Roadside Tavern etc)
  • • Enjoy a beer/refreshing drink on the terrace of a local favorite beer house considered ‘the largest beer house in Eastern Europe’ and take a stroll in the park along the lake, a popular walking spot amongst locals.

Tour Information

Duration around 6-7 hours/day

Price 230 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 (consider around 25 EUR/adult, reduced tickets available for seniors age 65+ and students with student ID)
– all food & drink of your choice

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

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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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