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Best of Bucharest – Full Day Bucharest City Tour (7 hrs)

Join me for the most complete and substantial Bucharest Tour! Discover a truly unique, quirky East-European capital city, so different and full of contrasts, result of a turbulent history and particular cultural experience.

Best of Bucharest full day city tour

Overview 

This is a comprehensive, substantial Bucharest tour that takes you through the city’s past and recent history, and to the most emblematic monuments and sights. I will provide you with insights into Romanian history (including communist and post-communist history) and local culture. 

This tour is a mix of essential sightseeing and flexibility -all at your pace. We cover the key areas and landmarks, but as we meet and discuss, I always try to throw in things considering what you like or your special interest. Please have in mind that I can adapt the tour to suit your preference or needs – like having more or less walk, as you wish.

We have a mid-point lunch break, but I will be happy to stop for a coffee or refreshing drink along the way.

End up the tour with a stroll in the pedestrian Old Town, a bustling place full of restaurants, pavement cafes and bars, hub of nightlife Bucharest is famous for, also home to iconic landmarks. 

Tour type: city tour, cultural, heritage
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Tour Information

DURATION
7 hours 

PRICE
130 EUR/tour for 1-2 people
150 EUR/tour for 3-4 people

ACTIVITY LEVEL
Medium physical demands required; please be aware that the visit of the Palace of Parliament involves climbing quite a number of steps

WHAT IS INCLUDED
– guiding service
– hotel pick-up and drop-off
– transportation by private car, a 2017 Volkswagen Golf, air conditioned (for up to 4 people)
– all parking fees and fuel

EXCLUSIONS
– admission fees, where apply (9 Eur/person, or 40 Lei/person in the local currency at the Palace of Parliament)
– food, drinks, snacks you choose to buy during the tour

PICK-UP, DROP-OFF
At your hotel or location within city limits

Highlights 

The Palace of Parliament (The House of the People) – a communist era legacy, the second largest administrative building in the world; I will explain the political and social context of the time the new communist Civic Center and the House were built.
The Palace Square, historical site surrounded by highly evocative edifices and monuments, such as the former Royal Palace; this is where the modern history was made – opportunity for a brief overview of the history of Romania
The Romanian Athenaeum – Bucharest’s iconic concert hall, celebrated symbol of national culture and European Heritage 
Revolution Square, where the communist dictator Ceausescu held his last public speech (short account on the Romanian 1989 Revolution and of the overthrown of the dictator)
University Square, the heart of the city, hub of activity and the most important public space in Bucharest, home to emblematic buildings and sites of memory that we will talk about (The National Theater, The University of Bucharest, the 21 December 1989 Square, Sutu Palace etc)
• stroll around The Old Town – the historical nucleus of the city, home to some of the city’s most iconic landmarks such as Caru’cu Bere, Stavropoleos Church, Manuc’s Inn and presently a trendy entertainment district packed with cafes, restaurants and nightclubs

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please remember that in order to visit the Palace of Parliament, a passport or national ID is required (only original documents accepted)


To request a guided tour or get more information, please use the form below. I will answer asap, normally within a day. Thank you!
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