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Bucharest: Parliament Palace Skip-the-line Ticket

Bucharest: Parliament Palace Skip-the-line Ticket

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From US$ 16.42 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 11 times yesterday

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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  • 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
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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. End the tour on the 2nd level where the balcony will offer you great views over Fountains Avenue.

  • 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

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

4.2 /5

based on 191 reviews

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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

Everything perfect, you need to go to the entrance of the Visitor Center 30 minutes bifore the visit. Then a guy will collect all the people, help them to enter. The visit of the parliament is instead guided by local personnel of the palace. The building is really a must, you need to go.

December 7, 2021

Product ID: 311993