Bucharest: Parliament Palace Skip-the-line Ticket

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57 reviews

Bucharest: Parliament Palace Skip-the-line Ticket

From $19.07 per person

Explore the largest building in Europe on this comprehensive tour of Romania's Parliament. Discover the largest halls, unique interiors and opulent decorations in one of the most interesting buildings in Eastern Europe. Benefit from skip-the-line access.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1 hour
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the interiors of the 2nd largest building in the world
  • Take in panoramic views of the fountains boulevard from the Dictator's Balcony
  • Learn about the communist regime in Romania
  • Save time with a skip-the-line ticket
Full description
Experience one of the top attractions during your visit to Bucharest, with a planned visit to the Parliament Palace. The Palace was ordered by Nicolae Ceaușescu, the dictator of Communist Romania and it was constructed between 1984-1997. Started during the darkest period of communism, Ceausescu's mad dream became the largest building in Europe and the 2nd largest building in the world. Start the tour by skipping the line with your fast-access ticket. Meet the Bucharest Parliament Official Guide, and begin your exploration of the building's interiors. Immerse yourself in the history and contemporary realities of this unique building during a captivating tour which covers 3 levels of the building. Begin on the ground floor where the entrance is located. Learn an array of mesmerizing facts including how the Palace has a height of 84 meters (276 ft), a floor area of 365,000 square meters (3,930,000 sq ft) and how it is the heaviest building in the world. Then, head up to the 1st level where the main meeting rooms are located together with the Ballroom. As you admire the interiors and architecture, find out about how the building contains almost 500 chandeliers, over 1400 mirrors and ceiling lights, 35 million cubic feet of marble, and 32 million cubic feet of wood together with carpets and other decorations make this building a place like no other. Listen to other mind-boggling facts including how the building has 8 underground levels, the last one being a nuclear bunker, linked to the main state institutions by 20 km of catacombs. End the tour on the 2nd level where the balcony will offer you great views over the Fountains Avenue.
Includes
  • Booking fee
  • Entrance ticket based on standard tour
  • Official guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Photo fees
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

On the right side of the Parliament building at the entrance by the Izvor Park, Strada Izvor 2-4, București 041037, Romania

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport

Know before you go

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour starts to go through security check
  •  This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility; you will climb about 200 steps in multiple flights during the course of your tour (not all at once); there is no elevator available
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 57 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    3.7/5
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The visit was nice, a little short but fair. Maybe it would be nice to turn a few more rooms and focus less on some details, you have such a great desire to see that then it seems little. However pleasant experience that inevitably in Bucharest must be done because it is worth it.

February 2, 2020

Very good organization, I received a text message and I was called to tell me where the meeting point was. I was also entitled to a bar of chocolate offered by the organizer. By cons, I go well first for the x-ray but in the end I have to wait until everyone has finished passing the security to start the visit because the guide is the same for all but I paid double compared to those who paid 40 lei locally for an adult

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January 13, 2020

Stunning building on the outside and impressive architecture! The tour inside the building did not meet my expectations and was too fast (duration 1h). The guide just rounded up the visitors outside and then disappeared (the one who led us through the building was a palace employee).

February 22, 2020

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