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Bucharest: Cotroceni Palace Entry Ticket and Guided Tour

1. Bucharest: Cotroceni Palace Entry Ticket and Guided Tour

Once you meet your tour guide an unexpected journey will start. Cotroceni Palace was first build more then three centuries ago by the Wallachian king Serba Cantacuzino and his work was continued by Constatin Broncoveanu , who's unique style sticked and it was used ever since by pretty much every other King of Wallachia. The old Palace known as " cetate de scaun" or the Royal Seat was used as residence by the kings of Wallachia from 1679 , starting with 1862 by the kings of Romania . The old structure was demolished and rebuild between 1893 - 1895 by the two architects Paul Gotterean and Grigore Cherchez under the supervision of King Carol I of Romania , building that is standing until today. Before entering the Palace you will walk through an impressive court yard designed by the Romanian architect Grigore Cherchez . Once entered the building you will visit the first and second floor full with beautiful hall ways decorated with work of art . King's Carol I and Queen Elisabeth's Ferdinand and Queen Maria's bedrooms , children's bedrooms , specially Princess Ileana , Queen Maria's favorite . Shortly after you will visit the music hall with an unique piece : a stepway piano in the room before King's and Queen's apartments , King's office , but most importantly The Royal Council room , the very place where King Ferdinand , in the year 1916 , decided the implication in the World War I .

Full day Bucharest Sightseeing Tour

2. Full day Bucharest Sightseeing Tour

With entrance at the Parliament Palace (optional – open between 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM), Cotroceni Palace (optional – open between 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM)) and The Village Museum (optional – open between 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM). On the road we will stop for a lunch (optional) in a local restaurant. 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 – Cotroceni Palace (Muzeul Cotroceni) – 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 Full Day City Tour

3. Bucharest Full Day City Tour

Start your day in the morning and discover together with your professional guide the wonders of Bucharest, also called little Paris of the East. The 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. Next on the agenda is a visit to Ceausescu's mad dream - The Parliament Palace. Discover the second largest building in the world - formerly known as the People's Palace. Take a tour inside together with a professional English speaking guide from the Parliament in order to get a full taste of Ceausescu's heritage. After the visit you will take a walking tour through the Old City and find out more about the man that founded Bucharest - Vlad the Impaler aka Dracula that established his royal court here in the 15th century. Next 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 once century ago.

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