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Bucharest: Private North Side Tuk-Tuk Tour with Pickup

1. Bucharest: Private North Side Tuk-Tuk Tour with Pickup

The tour starts in front of Novotel Hotel or if you choose to pickup, in front of your hotel. After you get to know your guide and driver, your experience begin with a slowly ride towards Roman Square on the busiest boulevard in Bucharest. The tuk tuk ride goes to Victory Square, a large opening space in the middle of the city. Around the square you can observe the Government Building, the Natural History Museum & Romanian Peasant Museum. From here you'll enter to an exclusive area of Bucharest filled with beautiful villas. In this area it's located also the House of Ceausescu, former communist dictator of Romania. Tuk Tuk will take you at the entrance for taking photos. Top attraction of the tour is Arch of Triumph. Tuk Tuk stops by as close as no other car can stop. Tour continues on main boulevard towards House of Free Press. On the way you'll see an open air museum called Village Museum. With the open top tuk tuk you get a complete 360 view over the city and photo stops in impossible places for other vehicles. Tour ends where it started or you can be dropped-off anywhere in the downtown. 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. Book now & enjoy a unique way to see Bucharest! Tuk Tuk Way!

Complete 3-Hour Small-Group Bucharest Tour by Car

2. Complete 3-Hour Small-Group Bucharest Tour by Car

This trip encompasses the most remarkable tourist attractions and cultural heritage in the center of the city. Together with your guide you will learn about Bucharest’s architecture and history, reflected in splendid old and new buildings such as the Romanian Atheneum, Royal Palace, National Theater, and many others. The tour begins in the morning at your hotel and includes the following itinerary: 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) – Charles de Gaulle Square (Piata Charles de Gaulle) – The Village Museum (Muzeul Satului). Entrance to the Parliament Palace and Village Museum are optional, but it is strongly recommended that you visit both since they are both iconic symbols of the capital city.

Bucharest: The "Last Days of Communism" Tour

3. 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: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

4. 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: Private City Highlights Driving Tour

5. Bucharest: Private City Highlights Driving Tour

View the major attractions in Bucharest on this driving tour. Board a spacious car or minivan and travel to destinations like the Palace of the Parliament and Revolution Square.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Bucharest. Drive to Union Boulevard which connects three of the city's mayor squares. Head to the National Village Museum folk village.  Go by the Arch of Triumph, which marks Romania's independence. Go by the The Palace of the Parliament which features Stalinist architecture. Admire the neoclassical-style of the Romanian Athenaeum concert hall. Make your way down Victoriei avenue. Hear about how the communist leader Ceausescu was ousted at Revolution square. Travel through the open-air museum of the Old Town. Venture into the wealthy and working-class neighborhoods in the city before returning to your hotel. 

Bucharest City Tour and Wine Tasting

6. 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.

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4.6 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Best sight seeing tour ever!

Alina and Robert from Authentic Romania gave us a great overview of the city of Bucharest. We stopped at the most important stations in an air-conditioned, clean minibus and Robert explained a few interesting backgrounds to us. There was also enough time to take photos. At the end we went to see the old town on foot and Alina was so nice to help us with buying tickets for public transport, which is unfortunately not that easy for tourists in Bucharest. Taxis are cheap in Bucharest, but there are many black sheep among you who like to exclude tourists. Alina warned us about this and told us which of the many taxi companies are trustworthy. We were completely satisfied and felt very comfortable. This tour is definitely to be recommended!

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.

Bucharest with Boogie was superb!!!very passionate and knowledgeable about communist and modern Romania.went over and above to make sure all I wanted to see and know about was acheived.can't recommend enough.the whole process of booking and doing the t our was simple and effor tless.

Valentine was a perfect guide. Knows a lot about the city and the Rumenian history, It's funny and really into his work. Always there to give you the best advises as possible. We will miss him! Higly raccomended! -Michela & Raffaele, Italy

Very friendly guide. Interesting and informative tour.