Bucharest panoramic tour (by car) and walking tour, Private

3 hr

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Group Tour

If you’re short on time in Bucharest, a private tour will sure satisfy your desire to explore the capital of Romania.

After convenient pickup from your hotel, join your guide for a city tour by car. He will show you the most important local landmarcks.

Later, see the highlights of the city center, în walking tour, including the Romanian Ateneu, the Royal Palace, Revolution Square, Calea Victoriei and many other.

*** Please be informed:
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If you’re short on time in Bucharest, a private tour will sure satisfy your desire to explore the capital of Romania.

After convenient pickup from your hotel, join your guide for a city tour by car. He will show you the most important local landmarcks.

Later, see the highlights of the city center, în walking tour, including the Romanian Ateneu, the Royal Palace, Revolution Square, Calea Victoriei and many other.

*** Please be informed:
the tour will be performed only if there are at least TWO tourists
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Stop At: Palace of Parliament, Strada Izvor 2-4, Bucharest 050711 Romania

The Parliament Palace from Bucharest is one of the most important communist-built monuments in the entire world. The gigantic and controversial concrete dream of one of the most dreaded communist dictators – Nicolae Ceausescu – the Parliament Palace is a World Record construction with over 1,000 rooms and a must-see for all those interested in the history of communism, the regime that changed the history of the world.
Located on Arsenalului Hill, very close to the central Unirii Square, the Palace of the Parliament or the House of the People is one of the highlights of Ceausescu’s megalomaniac vision of how the capital was set to transform if his dictatorship would have lasted. The capital was supposed to be an example of the new society Ceausescu wanted to build, the...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Palace of Parliament, Strada Izvor 2-4, Bucharest 050711 Romania

The Parliament Palace from Bucharest is one of the most important communist-built monuments in the entire world. The gigantic and controversial concrete dream of one of the most dreaded communist dictators – Nicolae Ceausescu – the Parliament Palace is a World Record construction with over 1,000 rooms and a must-see for all those interested in the history of communism, the regime that changed the history of the world.
Located on Arsenalului Hill, very close to the central Unirii Square, the Palace of the Parliament or the House of the People is one of the highlights of Ceausescu’s megalomaniac vision of how the capital was set to transform if his dictatorship would have lasted. The capital was supposed to be an example of the new society Ceausescu wanted to build, the devastating earthquake from 1977 giving him the perfect excuse to systematize the city.

His plans involved destroying the Old Town, its presence being a vivid reminder of a historical time the regime wanted to erase from the collective memory. Overall, one-fourth of the historical center was destroyed and no doubt the process would have continued if the regime would have lasted beyond 1989.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Romanian Athenaeum (Ateneul Roman), Str. Franklin 1, Bucharest Romania

The Romanian Athenaeum is a concert hall in the center of Bucharest and a landmark of the Romanian capital city.

Opened in 1888, the ornate, domed, circular building is the city's main concert hall and home of the "George Enescu" Philharmonic and of the George Enescu annual international music festival.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Palatul Regal/Royal Palace, Calea Victoriei 49-53, Bucharest Romania

The Palace in its various incarnations served as official residence for the Kings of Romania until 1947, when the communist regime was installed after Michael I of Romania's forced abdication. Since 1950 the Palace hosts the National Museum of Art of Romania. The former Romanian royal family currently uses Elisabeta Palace as its official residence in Bucharest.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Statuia Ecvestra a Lui Carol I, Calea Victoriei, Bucharest Romania

The massive statue, cast in bronze, represents Carol I of Romania, the first King of Romania, mounted on his horse.
The founder of both the Romanian Dynasty, during his reign Romania conquered its independence from the Ottoman Empire, in 1877 (during the Russo-Turkish War, known in Romania as "The Independence War").

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Revolution Square (Piata Revolutiei), Calea Victoriei Boulevard, Bucharest Romania

Revolution Square is a place in central Bucharest, on Calea Victoriei.
Known as Palace Square until 1989, it was later renamed after the Romanian Revolution of December 1989.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Victoriei Street, Bucharest Romania

Calea Victoriei is a major avenue in central Bucharest.
The road was named "Calea Victoriei" on 1878, following the Romanian victory in the Independence War of 1877-1878.
Today, the avenue is lined with new fashion shops, art boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants, making it an upmarket shopping strip in Bucharest.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Macca Villacrosse Passage, Pasajul Macca, Bucharest 030058 Romania

Pasajul Macca-Vilacrosse is a fork-shaped, yellow glass covered arcaded street in central Bucharest.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Muzeul National de Istorie a Romaniei, Calea Victoriei 12 Sector 3, Bucharest 030026 Romania

The Post Palace is one of the most monumental buildings in Bucharest. Far from being a fancily decorated structure, the palace strikes by its size and architectural soberness. Its tourist worth derives from its historical background and from the fact the palace has been hosting the National Museum of Romanian History since 1972.

The National Museum of Romanian History is one of the most valuable museums in Bucharest, and a must visit for all tourists (foreigners and nationals alike) who want to make a direct experience of the history of the Romanian people. However, the museological patrimony aside, the Post Palace is in itself a tourist sight worth searching out.

It was built between 1894 and 1900 by the design of Alexandru Săvulescu, in order to serve as headquarters of the Romanian Post, which it deed, until 1972. The designated use of the building left an understandable mark on the architectural qualities of the palace since, as said, the palace strikes by its monumentality and soberness. The building consists of an elevated underground, a ground floor and two superior floors, and the stone facade is bordered by stairs from one extremity to another and pegged out by massive Doric columns. The building is overtopped by two cupolas placed at each of the extremities of this rectangular structure. All the structural and decorative elements yield an eclectic dash with visible neoclassical insertions. Moreover, the Post Palace of Bucharest is often compared with its counterpart in Geneva.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: CEC Palace, Calea Victoriei 13, Bucharest 030022 Romania

The CEC Palace, built in 1900 opposite the History Museum, is the headquarters of the national savings house C.E.C., nowadays called CEC Bank on the land formerly occupied by the Saint John the Great monastery and an adjoining inn.

The palace was built as a new headquarters for the public savings institution Casa de Depuneri, Consemnaţiuni şi Economie, later known as C.E.C. Romanian: Casa de Economii şi Consemnaţiuni), the oldest Romanian bank.

The construction works started in 1897, an event attended by King Carol I and Queen Elisabeth themselves, and the building was inaugurated in 1900. Paul Gottereau was the architect in charge with the design, and he successfully lent a prominent French Renaissance style to the building, such that at present the C.E.C. Palace is, without overstating, one of the most graciously beautiful buildings in Bucharest. The work of Paul Gottereau was complemented by the contribution of Ion Socolescu, a Romanian architect in charge with the execution of the works. The palace is, beyond all doubts, a jewel which complements the architectural patrimony on Calea Victoriei.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Muzeul Curtea Veche, 27-31 Franceza Street in Old Town, Bucharest 030104 Romania

The Old Court, first built on this site in the second part of the 15th-century by Vlad Ţepeş, was considerably extended during the 16th century, by Mircea Ciobanul, and again a century later, this time at the hand of Constantin Brancoveanu, who added a splendid voievodal palace, decorated with marble and icons. The palace was by and large destroyed by a series of fires in the 19th century however, and subsequently neglected. Much of what remains today was uncovered during archaeological digs that took place from 1967-72, when the palace ruins were first opened as a museum. There are fragments of the original 15th century walls, as well as remnants of the voievodal palace throne room, in which most of the relics found on the site are exhibited.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", Kiseleff Road 28-30 In King Michael I Park, Bucharest 011347 Romania

Bucharest Village Museum is one of those few places that take us back to the past and inspire us to understand and appreciate it for its true value. Extending on 14 hectares, in one of the capital’s most beautiful and largest parks, Herastrau, the Village Museum is one of the first open-air ethnographic museums in the world.
This must-see museum recreates the past three centuries of the Romanian village, obtaining on an almost surreal experience in urban Bucharest. The Village Museum currently displays 346 house and more than 53,000 objects, unique peasant homes and technical installations, moved from their original location and rebuilt according to the original techniques, including watermills, oil presses, fountains, roadside crucifixes and churches.

The houses are organized according to their historical region, offering a rare opportunity to compare in just a few hours the diversity of architectural styles from Romania’s provinces, a clear sign of their history and social realities.

Duration: 1 hour

Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • We offer flexibility around the pace and itinerary
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Romanian Athenaeum (Ateneul Roman)
  • Entry/Admission - Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti"
  • Private transportation
  • WiFi on board
Not Included
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Parliament
  • Entry/Admission - Palatul Regal/Royal Palace
  • Entry/Admission - CEC Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Muzeul Curtea Veche
  • Entry/Admission - Muzeul National de Istorie a Romaniei
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • *** Please be informed: the tour will be performed only if there are at least TWO tourists
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.