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Triumphal Arch, Bucharest

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Bucharest: Tuk Tuk Private Guided Complete Tour

1. Bucharest: Tuk Tuk Private Guided Complete Tour

This is the one & only 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 2 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 which no other tour goes - and many more! Many 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 & Surroundings: Half Day Tour

2. Bucharest & Surroundings: Half Day Tour

Start your day in the morning and discover together with your professional guide the wonders of Bucharest, also called The Little Paris of the East. This panoramic city tour includes stops and history lessons at three very important sites: Revolution Square, Constitution Square and equally impressive Military Academy. Discover the history of the Romanians from the time of the Roman Empire, Middle Ages and Vlad the Impaler and walk your way through Monarchy and the dark Communist times of recent history. Drive by sites like: Romanian Arch of Triumph, House of Free Press, Kiseleff Avenue with beautiful French style villas, Embassy Row, Romanian Peasant's Museum, Victory Square, Officer's Club, Cismigiu Garden, Medical School, Opera Square, Fountains Avenue and Military Academy. Next you see the open air Village Museum which will provide you with a unique experience and will give you a glimpse in the life of the Romanian peasants from more than 100 years ago. This museum is particularly impressive because all the houses were taken from their original locations and rebuilt here in Bucharest almost one century ago. In the afternoon you leave crowded Bucharest behind and visit Mogosoaia Palace. Imagine that one of the wealthiest families in Romania managed to spend almost all their fortune in order to restore this wonderful place. Take a trip back in time to a more elendant era and find all the secrets of this place together with your guide. From here you are driving north from the city in order to see a place surrounded in myth and history. The Snagov Monastery is the supposed burial place of a famous Romanian ruler: Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula. The monastery is on a small island in the middle of a beautiful lake.

Bucharest: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

3. Bucharest: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

The tour will start in the morning at your hotel and following a 4-hour itinerary will show the participants the most interesting sights of Bucharest downtown with entrance to the Parliament Palace (optional) and The Village Museum (optional). The tour includes transport by modern 8 seat minibus, guide services in English, pick-up from the hotel and does not include the entrance fees at the Parliament Palace and the Village Museum. The itinerary depends on your hotel’s location, but it will include: Free Press Square (Piata Presei Libere) – The Arch of Triumph (Arcul de Triumf) – Victoriei Square (Piata Victoriei) – Calea Victoriei – Revolution Square (Romanian Atheneum, Revolution’s Memorial) – The Palace of Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului) – Union Square (Piata Unirii) – University Square (Piata Universitatii) – Romana Square (Piata Romana) – Victoriei Square – Charles de Gaulle Square (Piata Charles de Gaulle) – The Village Museum (Muzeul Satului).

Bucharest: Top City Attractions Private Guided Tour

4. Bucharest: Top City Attractions Private Guided Tour

Discover the best of what the city has to offer. Follow your guide on a day tour to Bucharest’s main attractions and visit the Palace of Parliament, the world’s largest and most expensive administrative building. A short walking tour on foot in the Historical Center, full of charm, and a panoramic tour of the major attractions in "little Paris", as Bucharest was called even 30 years ago, will complete this amazing tour! You will have the chance to see the second-largest administrative building on the planet, after the Pentagon. Also known as the House of the People (in communist times), the Palace of Parliament is the second-largest of its kind in the world. We will continue this journey with a panoramic tour by car along the oldest road in the city (Calea Victoriei), where you'll take a look at the Royal Palace, the Revolution Square, the first savings Bank, and the National Military Circle. Also, we will pass by the Arch of Triumph, Victoriei Square with the Government building, the Patriarchal Church, and Revolution Square. We will make brief stops for explanations and photos along the route. Before going back to your accommodation, we will take a short walking tour on foot in the Historical Center, full of charm and elegance!

Bucharest: The "Last Days of Communism" Tour

5. Bucharest: The "Last Days of Communism" Tour

Romania has been a communist country for more than 40 years, between 1948 and December 1989. Nicolae Ceausescu became the General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party in 1965 and the president of Socialist Republic of Romania in 1974. 15 years later, he was removed from power and executed after a violent revolution during the winter of 1989. While nowadays Romania is a democracy, the communist period remained interesting as well as controversial. Follow the guide on this trip through Bucharest to reveal the “great accomplishments of the golden era” and to hear the story of people who built it. You will see the first communist building in Bucharest, the Revolution Square with the balcony where the dictator gave his last speech, the majestic “House of People” and the former residence of the presidential couple. The tour will start in the morning at your hotel and following a 4 hour itinerary you will see the most interesting communist sights of Bucharest downtown with entrance at the Parliament Palace "House of People" and Primaverii Palace. The itinerary depends on your hotel’s location, but it will include: Free Press Square (Piata Presei Libere), The Arch of Triumph (Arcul de Triumf), Victoriei Square (Piata Victoriei), Calea Victoriei – Revolution Square (Romanian Atheneum, Revolution’s Memorial), The Palace of Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului), Union Square (Piata Unirii) – University Square (Piata Universitatii), Romana Square (Piata Romana), Victoriei Square and Charles de Gaulle Square (Piata Charles de Gaulle).

Bucharest: City Highlights

6. Bucharest: City Highlights

Explore the captivating history and vibrant culture of Bucharest with our "Bucharest Highlights" tour. Delve into the city's rich past, from its Oriental and West European influences under Ottoman rule to its golden age as "Little Paris." Witness the architectural evolution that ranges from grey communist-era buildings to beautiful French-inspired palaces and modern glass skyscrapers. Join us for a two-hour journey through Bucharest's lost glory and modern beauty, where every corner tells a story. Tour Itinerary: The Arch of Triumph: Begin your exploration at the iconic Arch of Triumph, a symbol of Romania's unity and independence. House of the Free Press: Discover the history of this impressive building, once the headquarters of the communist-era media. George Enescu Museum: Immerse yourself in the world of Romania's greatest composer, George Enescu, at his former residence, now a museum. University Square: Stroll through the bustling University Square, a hub of cultural and social activity in Bucharest. Palace of Parliament: Marvel at the colossal Palace of Parliament, the heaviest building in the world, and learn about its controversial history. Cismigiu Garden: Take a tranquil break in the picturesque Cismigiu Garden, a lush oasis in the heart of the city. National Opera: Admire the grandeur of the National Opera House, a testament to Bucharest's love for the arts. Romanian Athenaeum: Conclude your tour at the Romanian Athenaeum, an architectural gem and home to the renowned George Enescu Philharmonic. From Bucur the Shepherd to Count Dracula: Every city has its legends, and Bucharest is no exception. One tale speaks of a shepherd named Bucur, who enchanted travelers with his flute along the banks of the Dambovita river. Another legend tells of Bucur's love for Dambovita, a forest ranger's daughter, and the prince who sought her hand in marriage. These stories, although often disregarded by historians, have been cherished by common people and contribute to Bucharest's folklore. Historically, Bucharest's roots trace back to the reign of Prince Vlad Tepes, famously known as Dracula. During his rule in 1459, he established a princely residence and a military citadel in Bucharest, leaving behind remnants that can still be explored today at The Old Princely Court in the city center. Join us on this captivating tour that combines Bucharest's legends, history, and architectural marvels. At the end of the tour, you'll have the option to explore more of the city at your leisure or return to your accommodation with the included transport service. Don't miss this opportunity to uncover the diverse layers of Bucharest's past and present.

Bucharest 3–Hour Private City Tour

7. Bucharest 3–Hour Private City Tour

Experience the perfect way to see Bucharest. Relax and enjoy this 3-hour private tour around Romania's capital in a comfortable van for 8 passengers, with a friendly English-speaking guide. Stop at all the interesting attractions along the way, including some famous sites like the House of the People - the second largest Parliament buildings in the world, the Arch of Triumph - a symbol from Romania's glory during the interwar period, or the National Theater of Bucharest. However, you will also see some hidden jewels like Assan's Mill with interesting stories and facts. 

Bucharest Evening Tour and Traditional Dinner

8. Bucharest Evening Tour and Traditional Dinner

Enjoy a magical evening in Romania's charming capital, with a tour through the city, followed by a traditional 3-course Romanian meal. You'll be picked up from your accommodation in Bucharest by your guide and given a map of the city. Then, see the sights of Bucharest lit up for the night. Drive past the formidable Palace of Parliament, Bucharest's Arch of Triumph, and see Revolution Square. Your guide will recount the history of these significant sites as you gaze out at the beautiful cityscapes. After your 1.5-hour city tour, you'll stop at a traditional restaurant in Bucharest. The restaurant will serve up a 3-course meal including water and usually provide folklore programs during the weekend. After dinner enjoy a ride back to your hotel if you are finished before 10:00 PM. If you would like to stay longer at the restaurant, you must provide your own way back.

Bucharest City Tour and Wine Tasting

9. Bucharest City Tour and Wine Tasting

You will meet your tour guide early evening in the lobby of your hotel. As part of a small group, you’ll explore the city, followed by wine tasting and Romanian cheese platters to sample. As the saying goes; save water, drink wine! During your city tour in Bucharest, you’ll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of its most fascinating sites. Over the course of 1.5-hours, you’ll discover the history and marvel at the beauty of this incredible city. Feast your eyes on the magnificent architecture and monuments of Victoriei Avenue, and the Romanian Government building at Victoriei Square. Be wowed by the impressive Palace of Parliament – the world’s second-largest administrative building after The Pentagon. Step back in time with Revolution Square, where the Romanians fought against Communism. See Union Square (Piata Unirii), University Square, Romana Square (Piata Romana), Free Press Square (Piata Presei Libere), and The Arch of Triumph (Arcul de Triumf). Your group will have 45 to 60-minutes at a modern wine bar; an intimate place in the heart of Bucharest. There, you’ll be introduced to the friendly Sommelier who will present you with a carefully selected menu of 3 types of wine and local cheeses. Learn the secrets of the city, indulge in the unique flavors of local cuisine, and revel in the warm Romanian hospitality.

Panoramic Bucharest Walking Tour

10. Panoramic Bucharest Walking Tour

Panoramic walking tour in Bucharest is ideal for lovers of beautiful views of authentic city. Bucharest is the city taking the colors through centuries. You may obtain a broad overview of Bucharest on this wonderful two-hour panoramic tour, which begins every morning in Revolution Square. Bucharest is a city of contrasts. It is also called Balkan Paris. Wide, tree-lined streets and magnificent buildings designed by French architects in the Beaux Arts style give Bucharest its charm. But the Soviet period also left its mark on the appearance of the city. You will walk along the charming cobbled streets of the Old Town and admire its cozy squares and ancient churches. And also appreciate the 17th century Victory Avenue and the neoclassical concert hall, the Romanian Ateneum. Then, see the Palace of the Parliament, the world's second largest building, and Revolution Square, where protests led to the fall of communism in December 1989.

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4.6 / 5

based on 98 reviews

Nicholas was a great tour guide, very knowledgeable of the Romanian history and culture. Nicolas speaks excellent English. He showed us all of the beautiful buildings in the old city and we stopped for the best eclairs in the world We enjoyed our trip so much that we booked a day trip with him to Bran Castle, Peles castle and the bear sanctuary.

Daniel was very knowledgeable a good tour but only bad bit was driving a bit fast to see everything maybe a bit slower to take things in ? Thanks we enjoyed

This was so much fun, great explanations and a very friendly guide. Will we book again next time for other tours. Price/performance is totally justified!