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Downtown Bucharest Private Walking Tour (3 hrs)

This walking tour is my suggestions for first-time visitors who enjoy exploring on foot, as it covers pretty much all major sights and landmarks of central area and the historical Old Town.

A walking tour is the best way to experience Bucharest up-close, learn the stories behind buildings and monuments and take in the atmosphere. This is a private tour, so 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

The National Theater seen from the Fountain University Square Bucharest

Tour Information

DURATION
3 hrs

ACTIVITY LEVEL
Moderate (approx. 3 km of leisure walk – medium physical demands)

PRICE
100 EUR/tour/1-4 people
Please request a group booking quote for larger groups!

INCLUDES
– Tour guide fee
– Hotel pick-up and drop-off for up to 4 people, if necessary

EXCLUSIONS
– Admission fees, if any
– Any food and drink you wish to buy during the tour

STARTING PLACE 
At your hotel (for up to 4 people) or other agreed-upon location 

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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What to expect

We start our tour from the emblematic Palace Square, that served as stage of decisive historical moments in the past century. This is a good place to learn about the rise of modern Romania through the important monuments and buildings lining the square, such as the iconic Romanian Athenaeum.

Next we arrive in the Revolution Square, the starting place of the dramatic events that led to the overthrow of the communist dictator Ceausescu. See the balcony where he gave his last public speech and get a narrative of the Romanian anticommunist revolution.

Then, we make our way toward the University Square, the heart of present-day Bucharest. The area is usually populated with students, as two of the most prestigious universities are located here. The University Square is a site of public memory, linked to the violent events of the 1989 Revolution.

From here we continue to the pedestrian Old Town, the historical core of the city which in recent years turned into Bucharest’s trendy entertainment hub. I will give you tips on the best restaurants, cafes and local favorite spots in the area.

Just off the Old Town we reach Piata Unirii. From here you will see the (in)famous House of the People (The Palace of Parliament), the second largest building in the world, and I will explain about the political and social context of the last years of communism when the House was built. 

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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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