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Best of Bucharest Private Walking Tour

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Discover Bucharest's history, architecture, culture, religion, and current issues with an easy-going guide. Listen to real-life stories and learn about real characters that shaped the city. Explore both mainstream attractions and hidden gems.
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Duration: 3.5 hours
Starting time 3:00 PM
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  • Visit the "Romanian Vatican" and discuss the role of religion in people's lives
  • Stroll through the vibrant Old Town
  • See the the picturesque Victory Avenue
  • Explore the flea market at the former Stock Exchange Palace
  • Learn about the collapses of Romania's monarchy and communist regime
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Start your tour near the pristine Patriarchal Cathedral, in the heart of the "Romanian Vatican", and discuss the role of religion in people's daily lives. Then, head to the busy Unirii Square, the commercial hub of the city, and understand its evolution under different political regimes. Wonder at the magnificent water fountains.

Take a leap into the heydays of the Ottoman Empire by visiting one of its last architectural relics: Manuc's Inn. Once in the Old Town, explore the medieval ruins of the Old Princely Court and find out why Dracula is more than just a myth. Stroll through the vibrant Old Town, once a commercial hub and now a popular entertainment district.

Discover the cozy Stavropoleos Monastery, one of the oldest surviving monasteries in Bucharest. Walk on Calea Victoriei, lined with spectacularly decorated buildings from the Belle Epoque period, and discuss why Bucharest was nicknamed "Little Paris". Explore the flea market at the former Stock Exchange Palace, where you'll also have the chance to purchase local handmade souvenirs.

Arrive then in University Square, the city’s cultural hub and the home of the oldest university in Bucharest, the University of Architecture, and the National Theater. After winding down a few secret passageways and hearing their dark stories, reach Revolution Square, where you will learn about the end of Romania's monarchy, as well as the violent collapse of the communist regime. Finish in front of the magnificent Romanian Athenaeum, Bucharest's most famous concert hall.
  • Short break at a local cafe
  • Guided walking tour
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

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Meet your guide near the red-brick bell tower of the Patriarchal Cathedral on Aleea Dealul Mitropoliei, no. 19

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Product ID: 298605