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Bucharest Private Walking Tour (3-4 hours)

Explore Bucharest through a relaxed walk covering Bucharest’s Old Town and central area, with your local private guide.
A walking tour is the best way to experience Bucharest up-close, learn the stories behind buildings and monuments and take in the atmosphere. You will have your personal guide to answer all your questions, provide you with insights into the local culture and history, and show you the local’s favorite places and hot spots.

Tour type: cultural, local experience, heritage, historical

Tour Information

Duration 3-4 hours

Activity level moderate (approx. 5 km of leisure walk – medium physical demands)

Prices 80 EUR/tour/1-4 persons, provided on request for larger groups

Includes *guide service 

Not Included *entrance fees, if any *any meals, drinks or souvenirs you wish to buy (consider around 17 Euros/person – around 75 Lei/person in local currency for a two-course meal and drink to a local restaurant)

Pick-up at your hotel or other agreed location in the central area of the city

Highlights

• discover central Bucharest with the most representative areas: the Palace Square, the Revolution Square, University Square, the Old Town, Unirii Square
• admire Bucharest’s diverse and unique architectural landscape and some of the most iconic architectural landmarks from different eras and styles
• stroll around the enticing Old Town
• see over 30 landmarks
• plenty of insights into history, architecture and local culture
• tips on the best local restaurants, cafes, venues and places to go

(scroll down the page to see the full description of the tour)

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Program

Start your Bucharest tour from the emblematic Palace Square, that served as stage of decisive historical moments in the last century. This is a good place to learn about the rise of modern Romania through the important monuments and buildings lining the square. Have an inside look of the legendary Athenee Palace Hotel, a living piece of history. See the iconic Romanian Athenaeum, the country’s most prestigious concert hall.

Near by is the Revolution Square, the starting place of the 1989 anticommunist revolution in Bucharest. See the famous balcony where the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu gave his last public speech and listen a short account of the Romanian anticommunist revolution.

Then make your way down Calea Victoriei street, once the chic promenade of the “Little Paris of the Balkans”. You may like to sample a cake at the legendary Capsa House, a name synonymous with the glamour of La Belle Epoque.

Next on your Bucharest tour is the University Square, the heart of the present-day Bucharest and the most popular public place. The area is usually populated with students, as two of the most prestigious universities are located here. See the magnificent facade of the University of Architecture, a manifesto of the national architecture which emerged a century ago. Opposite is the National Theater, iconic symbol of culture. University Square is a site of public memory, linked to the violent events of the 1989 Revolution and 1990 student protests.

Your tour continues to the atmospheric Old Town, the historical core of the city which in recent years turned into Bucharest’s liveliest entertainment district. We can stop for a little rest and refreshment at one of the many cafes, occasion for people watching and taking in the local atmosphere. I’ll give you tips on the best restaurants, cafes and spots in the area.

Just off the Old Town we reach Piata Unirii (Unirii Square), emblematic for the recent communist history. This area changed dramatically in the 1980s following a vast demolition and reconstruction project meant to create a new representative communist style Civic Center of the city. From here you will see the famous House of the People, the second largest building in the world, and I will explain the political and social context of the last years of communism when the House was built.

The tour ends up here. I will give you suggestions for further exploring of the area on your own, or you may return to the Old Town to stroll around. If you prefer to return to your hotel there is the subway as well as bus and taxi stations available.

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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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