Guided tour

Bucharest: Parliament Palace Skip-the-line Ticket

Bucharest: Parliament Palace Skip-the-line Ticket

From US$ 16.66 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.

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Duration 1 hour
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the interiors of the 2nd largest building in the world
  • Explore the largest building in Europe on this comprehensive tour
  • 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 that 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.

Includes
  • Booking fee
  • Entrance ticket based on standard tour
  • Official guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Photo fees
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
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
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet at Senatul Romaniei.

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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 252 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
    3.8/5

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It was really difficult to find the entrance, as the map wasn’t clear about where to enter the gates. We knew where we had to be, but couldn’t find it. We tried to arrive early, but ended up being late because we weren’t sure where to go. Luckily the host shared his WhatsApp location with us. For future reference, follow the big street to the left of the facade. Keep walking longer than you think you should, you’ll approach the Academia Romania on your left, and the entrance is further up on your right. Once inside, the tour was informative and interesting. The building is enormous and you are able to visit 6-7 of the 1000 rooms. The guide was nice but spoke very softly.

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November 26, 2022

The visit to the Parliament is quite interesting and informative. I felt there would be more to the activity when booking it through this portal. Instead you get just the same service as if you were to go to the parliament by yourself and bought the ticket there and than.

August 3, 2022

It was a bit confusing at first, there are many other groups meeting at the same place, so finding your group can be difficult at first. The guide you meet up with is also not the one guiding you through the building, it's a tour with a guide from the building itself. I am undecided if it was worth booking though GYG, as opposed to booking it yourself, but the tour was very interesting nevertheless. I chose to book through GYG for the convenience, since otherwise you need to call the number given on the website for the parliament tours 24 hours in advance only. Not 2 days before, not the day of, 24 hours. You cannot email, it won't be answered, unless it's for a large group... There were a lot of hoops, so for that reason it may be worth booking here, but it's half the price if you want to book it yourself. Be advised, you CANNOT show up the day of, you need a reservation. Also FYI; you NEED a passport or EU ID card. NO drivers licenses, it won't be accepted.

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June 12, 2022

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