Guided tour

Bucharest: Parliament Palace Skip-the-line Ticket

Guided tour

Bucharest: Parliament Palace Skip-the-line Ticket

From US$ 17.10 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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  • 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.

  • Booking fee
  • Entrance ticket based on standard tour
  • Official guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Photo fees
  • Gratuities
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  • People with mobility impairments

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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 365 reviews

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There are no signs to inform about the place to visit, making it more difficult for those who do not know the place to reach their destination. The space had several entrances, however, practically all of them were closed, forcing you to walk around the entire enclosure until you reached an open entrance. after the visit, around 4:30 pm, the closed entrances were already open!

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March 13, 2023

The lady that guided us was amazingly knowledgeable. She led us through each amazing room and recounted the history and purpose of its interiors well. The tour begins on the left side of the palace. Don’t make the mistake I made by walking to the right side first. Luckily, I had arrived very early. Don’t forget to bring a bottle of water with you!

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March 10, 2023

The tour was mediocre, the tour guide could hardly be heard and it was not easy to understand what she was saying. However, the building is impressive, it is something you don't find easily elsewhere, meaningless but impressively huge and luxurious. You only see a very small part of it. Read a bit about its history and go see it!

February 10, 2023

Product ID: 311993