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Bucharest: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Bucharest: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy a walk with a local friend during this guided tour to discover the highlights of Bucharest. Get an introduction to the city, while exploring popular sights, hidden corners, and historic squares. Make your way from the old city center to the iconic Palace of Parliament. Starting in the old city center, begin by visiting the oldest witnesses of Bucharest’s birth and development: Old Princely Court, Manuc's Inn, and Stravopoleos Church. Then, visit the most famous boulevard of Bucharest, Calea Victoriei, with its one-of-a-kind architecture and grandiose buildings like the National Military Circle, Telephone Palace, the Royal Palace of Bucharest, the Romanian Atheneum, and more. Take a break from the city sights and get the opportunity to relax and cool down into the lush Cismigiu Gardens, where you’ll also find Bucharest City Hall at the end. The Cismigiu Gardens is the oldest park in Bucharest. Pass into the 20th century and the Communist era by seeing the grandiose Ceausescu's Palace and Union Boulevard, which was designed to be longer and wider than Champs Elysee. End your visit at the Palace of the Parliament, the second largest and the heaviest building in the world.

Bucharest: Communism and History Guided City Walking Tour

Bucharest: Communism and History Guided City Walking Tour

You will experience a 3 hours walking tour which will guide you though Romania’s and Romanians life during the Communist regime. In the first stop, the Patriarchal Cathedral, you will not only learn about Religion during Communism, but also about the historical events that led to the beginning of Communist regime in this country! We will continue through a nearby neighbourhood where we will see the results of Nationalisation! Then we will have a great view over the famous House of People, currently the Parliament building. This is where I will offer you an insight about the construction of this symbol of Communism and megalomania of Romanian dictator: Nicolae Ceausescu. Going further on the streets of Bucharest, we will discover some of the buildings that were moved, in order to be saved from destruction. One of them being the beautiful Antim Monastery. Exploring the Communist years would not be so meaningful without also learning about people's experiences in the day to day life. After we have relaxed in a short break, we will have the chance to find out more about the well-being of people in front of an old Alimentara (Grocery Store). The last part of the tour will be a walk in a normal pace on Calea Victoriei Boulevard, one of the most beautiful streets in the city. Here we will also see some of the Communists symbols, including what used to be a center used by the Secret Police for torturing people. The tour will end in the Revolution Square, where you will be told the story about the end of the Communist regime, in 1989, and the beginning of Democracy. The entire story is meant to offer you a thorough understanding of how Communism impacted Romanian life and country, but also of how it still continues to have an important print in nowadays life.

Bucharest: Dracula, Peles Castles, and Brasov Tour

Bucharest: Dracula, Peles Castles, and Brasov Tour

Enjoy a full-day small-group tour from Bucharest to the historical region of Transylvania. Uncover the influence of different cultures, including Romanian, Saxon, Turkish, and Hungarian. See Dracula’s Castle and Peles Castle and venture to Brasov for a guided walking tour.  Our first stop is Sinaia, to visit the neo-classical Peles Castle - the former summer residence of the Romanian Royal family, built on a medieval route that linked Transylvania to Wallachia. Continue to the medieval Bran Castle, better known as Dracula’s Castle, due to its association with Vlad the Impaler. Admire the castle's romantic setting on a forested hill. Gaze up at its imposing towers. Explore one of the largest medieval towns in Romania on a walking tour of Brasov. Take in gorgeous mountain scenery as you drive back to Bucharest.

Bucharest: 3 Hour Walking Tour with Guide

Bucharest: 3 Hour Walking Tour with Guide

Discover the most historic areas of central Bucharest in a 3 hours walking tour. Visit all of the city's best-known sights and some hidden ones off the usual tourist track! Your tour starts at Unirii Square for a view of the colossal Palace of the Parliament, the second-largest building in the world. From here, visit St. Anthony's Church, the oldest in the city, followed by the ruins of the former Royal Court. The route will take you past the medieval Old Town, today transformed into Bucharest's bustling downtown. Jumping forward to the 18th and 19th centuries, admire the beautiful French-style buildings on Calea Victoriei Street and discover why Bucharest was once known as Little Paris. The tour ends in the Revolution Square, where you'll have the chance to talk to your guide about what Communist rule meant for Romania and Bucharest and how the country changed after the 1989 revolution.

Bucharest: Best of Bucharest Private Tuk-Tuk Tour

Bucharest: Best of Bucharest Private Tuk-Tuk Tour

This is the original tuk tuk tour you can get in Bucharest. In a fun and comfortable way you'll discover all the best attractions of the city. The tuk tuk is open-top so you get a 360º view over the sights. It is perfect for couples or group of friends. The meeting point is in front of Grand Hotel Bucharest at University Square or you can be picked up from your hotel in downtown area. After you get to know your guide and driver your experience begin. Some of the attractions on the route are: - Palace of Parliament - 2nd largest building in the World - Arch of the Triumph - Union Boulevard with the artesian fountains - 1989 Revolution Square - Romanian Athenaeum - Victory Avenue - most popular street in the city - Cec Palace - Former Royal Palace - Dorobanti-Primaverii neighbourhoods - exclusive area of Bucharest where no other tours go - and many more! Lots of photo stops along the route in impossible places for other vehicles. Tour ends where it started or you can be dropped-off anywhere in downtown area. At the beginning of the tour you'll get complimentary bottled water and Romanian snacks. On board of tuk tuk you have power banks, blanket, selfie stick & free Wi-Fi. Your guide is a local who can gives you a lot of recommendations where are the best restaurants and places to spend your time. Book now & enjoy a unique way to see Bucharest! Tuk Tuk Way!

Bucharest Alternative Walking Tour

Bucharest Alternative Walking Tour

We will greet you in Romana Square (known by locals as Piata Romana), a very popular meeting spot, with a piping hot street snack to get your morning off to a delicious start! Then we’ll move away from this busy central area to discover our favorite neighborhoods in Bucharest, which all ooze character and charm. Not long after the beginning of our walk, we’ll come across our first ‘secret’ hangout favored by locals and spot some of the biggest wall murals in the city, learning as we go about the local artists, the themes and hidden messages within their artworks and the variety of techniques used to create them. Next up is yet another high point of the morning, strolling around one of the most beautiful parts of Bucharest, as your guide points out each important landmark, explaining its significance. Walk through a maze of streets and iconic public gardens that will provide stunning backdrops for your precious photo collection! About halfway through our tour, we will reach the most famous street in Bucharest, a unique place that unites the works of our most important local artists. At this point we’ll stop for a short refreshment break in a beautiful summer garden, that doubles as a famous local bookstore. Zigzagging our way down the city’s busiest boulevard, we’ll begin our approach to the most important landmark in Bucharest, Revolution Square. As we walk, your guide, who will certainly be your friend by now, will share with you tales of the city and its dramatic past. Our penultimate stop will unlock and reveal a secret hidden gem — exceptional street art within the University of Architecture. Why is it a hidden gem, we hear you ask? Because it’s not normally open to the public, but we can take you inside on this very special tour! Here discover three unique murals: incredible works by some of the best local and international artists that were commissioned by us, using ticket money from the same tour you are on right now. The idea behind this is to build awareness of this beautiful art form and to encourage upcoming generations to continue ‘painting the city beautifully!’ We are slowly approaching the end of our tour, but not before showing you one of the first Square Cat murals, a very rare blast from the past in our crazy little city. This exceptional artwork was recently restored by the artist himself and is painted on the doors of the Cinema Capitol Garden, an incredible historical site that waits in ruins for the chance of a well-deserved future! Our colorful tour will end here within short walking distance from University Square and Cismigiu Park. But before you go, don’t forget to ask your friend/local guide for more tips on what else to see, do and eat in beguiling Bucharest!  

Bucharest Communism: From Lenin to Ceausescu

Bucharest Communism: From Lenin to Ceausescu

Immerse into the middle of the Socialist Victory boulevard, the starting point of the tour and the last megalomaniac communist project. Discover the Chamber of Deputies Palace and how the society was shaped before communist ruling. Learn about Ceausescu's poor background and his rise to power. Ceausescu’s regime is considered to be the most oppressive communist regime in the Eastern Bloc, very similar to the Kim dynasty in North Korea, which made his rule in Romania like no other. Find out about the life in communism, from food rationing to the secret police. Last point will be the Revolution Square where a group of agitators plotted the end of Ceausescu's Regime.

Bucharest: Tuk Tuk City Tour

Bucharest: Tuk Tuk City Tour

Experience Bucharest on a private tuk tuk tour. Discover iconic sites on a route that goes from the Old Town to Press House, with stops to explore religion, history, music, cuisine and culture. Save your legs and travel with ease in a motorized tuk-tuk, a mode of transportation that stands out and becomes a part of the traveler's stories and memories. Snap unforgettable photos of Bucharest's most scenic places while learning about life in the city. Enjoy the fun, personal experience of a private tour in an open-air vehicle. Read more at www.bucharesttuktuk.com

Bucharest: 3-Hour Walking Tour

Bucharest: 3-Hour Walking Tour

If all the world’s a stage, then, for sure, Bucharest deserves its place in the spotlight! It has experienced it all: love, betrayal, Russian tzars, French Vaudeville, merchants of Venetian goods, Greek tragedies, and one or two great fires for good measure. Experience some of the most important sights in Bucharest and learn the stories behind them as you explore Romania’s capital on foot, alongside a local guide with insider knowledge of the city. Your Bucharest tour starts in the political center of the city, Revolution Square. Formerly known as Palace Square, this iconic spot has witnessed some of the most important events in Romanian history. It was from here in 1989 that dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu made his rallying speech to a crowd that quickly turned on him, instigating the Romanian revolution. This is also where you’ll discover several other notable landmarks, including the former Royal Palace, the beautiful Romanian Athenaeum (the city’s main concert hall) and the Athenee Palace Hilton (built in 1914 and formerly a favorite hangout for spies). Leaving the square, head filled with fascinating facts, you’ll go south along Victory Avenue, which was named for the victory of the new Romanian nation in the 1877 War of Independence. Soak up the history and significance of the street, we’ll also be passing by — and getting the stories behind — some other important buildings, including several palaces, museums and the beautiful Kretzulescu Church, one of the most famous churches in Bucharest. Next, explore the many sights of Bucharest’s Old Town. This is the heart of medieval Bucharest, the literal crossroads between East and West, where Ottoman pashas rubbed shoulders with Transylvanian princes. The winding, cobbled streets are filled with bars, cafés, shops and restaurants much-loved by locals and visitors alike. But if you need a dose of peace and quiet, you can find it in the calming courtyard of Stavropoleos Monastery, or the great wooden inn of Hanul Lui Manuc, which offers a captivating glimpse into an earlier time. Along the way, we’ll visit one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, the stunning Carturesti Carusel and snack on traditional covrig (basically a soft pretzel), one of the most popular street foods in Romania. We will finish the tour in front of the ruins of the Old Princely Court, which dates to the 15th century. This is the former residence of one of the most famous individuals in history: Vlad Tepes, the inspiration for Dracula.

Bucharest: Small Group Walking and Public Transport Tour

Bucharest: Small Group Walking and Public Transport Tour

You'll meet the tour guide at 9 AM in University Square, by the Mihai Viteazu statue. Imagine you have an old friend in Bucharest who takes you for a lovely walk around the city. We'll discuss daily life, history, politics, customs, food, and many other things. This is what this tour of Bucharest is about. Firstly, you'll enjoy a short ride by subway or bus, during which you'll observe the commuters' daily life and learn more about the city's history. Then, you'll take a pleasant walk along the largest park in Bucharest and visit the Village Museum, one of the best outdoor museums in Romania. The museum boasts several traditional houses from all over Romania. It's the perfect setting for a short history of the country. The next destination for you to explore is Bucharest's oldest and largest market. Interact with the local farmers and taste some of the fruits, vegetables, and cheese displayed in the market. This will be the perfect opportunity to learn more about Romanian cuisine. Don't forget to try the local "mici" and drink a local beer. "Mici," a skinless sausage made of minced pork and beef meat, represents one of the most traditional meals in Romania. The Authentic Tour of Bucharest continues with a new experience, a tramway ride. This is how you'll reach Bucharest's old town for a tour of the oldest part of the city. You'll explore the cobblestone streets and admire the small and beautiful Stavropoleos Church, Hanul lui Manthe uc, "Carusel" book shop with its stunning architecture, Lipscani Street, and many more. For the last part of the tour, you'll enjoy a stroll along Victoriei Avenue. It is one of the oldest boulevards in Bucharest, full of historical sites. You'll admire the Military Club, the former Royal Palace, and the Romanian Athenaeum. Finally, in Revolution Square, you'll learn about the story of the 1989 anti-communist revolution. The tour ends in front of the Romanian Atheneum, the city's iconic buildiThen, dependingding on availability, you can visit the concert hall, with an impressive long freeze and a beautiful foyer.

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Excellent tour with Andreea, who provided clear explanations and many interesting elements regarding the communist era in Romania and Bucharest, along with details that help understand the state of housing in today's Bucharest.

The tour was really very informative and our guide very knowledgeable. I can really recommend such a walking tour to mark the most interesting places and gather background information, especially when one’s time is limited.

Alex our guide was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. He was also patient with late comers. This tour was a wonderful introduction to the city and its history!

The topic is so good and our guide was excellent at describing and explaining the status of Roma people through Romanian history and showing us relevant places in Bucharest.

The tour was excellent. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and was able to answer all of my questions. we got to see parts of Bucharest that I did not expect to see.