Bucharest Old Town and Calea Victoriei Private Walking Tour

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  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 3 hr

Discover from a passionate local guide Bucharest’s amazing journey from a medieval fortification into a Belle Epoque city and how it was then mutilated by a gruesome dictatorship. On this 3-hour walking tour, you will go to the main landmarks in Bucharest and hear its amazing tales: from the gory times when Dracula was roaming the streets of Bucharest to the devastating communist regime led by the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Old Town

At the beginning of the tour we will walk in the Old Town of Bucharest, on the steps of the most gruesome character in history – Vlad Dracula and discover his forgotten fortress. In the nearby caravanserai, Manuc’s Inn, an impressive former commercial settlement, learn how Bucharest evolved at the merger between two different worlds: the East and the West. Later, we will take you to find an eclectic mix of buildings like the National Bank of Romania, the Stavropoleos Monastery and the Villacrosse Passage and you will surely be charmed by the lively atmosphere in this quarter.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Victoriei Street

Afterwards we will walk on the avenue where kings had their daily strolls - the romantic Calea Victoriei. Superb Belle Epoque structures like the CEC Palace, Grand Hôtel du Boulevard or the University Library can be admired, on the way to the place where both Monarchy and Communism in Romania ended.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Revolution Square (Piata Revolutiei)

In the imposing Revolution Square you will understand the harsh communism oppression and how much control the totalitarian regime exercised over the locals’ lives. Tales of incredible evolution and achievements, but also about hunger and food rations will be told, topped by images from those times, for a more dramatic effect. The tour will end with the story of the bloody revolution in December 1989 and the ultimate downfall of the Dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu, witnessing the birth of the democratic Romania.

Duration: 30 minutes
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