1. Romania
  2. Bucharest
  3. Patriarchal Cathedral

Bucharest: Little Paris Walking Tour

Product ID: 189195
Dive into the lesser-known parts of Bucharest to understand how the city transformed itself from a village-like town on the outskirts of the Ottoman Empire to the splendid and decadent city known as “the little Paris”.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 11:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the pristine Patriarchal Cathedral and hill
  • Learn about political rulers and events that shaped Bucharest in the 19th century
  • Relax in the picturesque Carol Park
  • Explore French-inspired Neo-Classical Architecture and reconverted industrial spaces
Full description
On this small group walking tour, explore the history of the second half of 19th century, including its impact on Bucharest's architecture, economy, and society. During the 3-hour walk (with a short-break), you will visit the picturesque neighborhoods around the Patriarchal Cathedral and Carol Park, including:

• Romania's former headquarters of the Parliament, designed in French Neoclassical style
• The "Romanian Vatican", a pristine hill considered to the administrative center of the Orthodox Church
• Private art collections and beautifully crafted house interiors from the Belle Epoque period
• Fabrica Club, a funky and fascinating industrial facility that has been reconverted into a music club
• One of Bucharest's oldest and most picturesque parks
• Industrial heritage from late 19th century, built during the Industrial Revolution

The tour includes a short break for drinks and toilet.
Includes
  • Entrance to Ligia and Pompiliu Macovei Art Collection
  • Entrance to Good Living Residence
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Aleea Dealul Mitropoliei, 19 - Near the statue of Cuza

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
The tour involves a moderate amount of walking, so please dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Dear Marius, I loved this tour. it was informative, with an interesting overview of local history given as a background to local landmarks off the beaten track, nice architectural details and a great chat over drinks at your hotel. I wish you much further success for this great business concept! Kathlyn

April 19, 2019

Excelente passeio e do jeito que eu gosto: a pé. Foi possível conhecer Bucareste de forma interessante e totalmente diferente. Marius foi extremamente atencioso e explicou certas particularidades da cidade. Recomendo!

February 22, 2020

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Maurice foi um excelente guia e mostrou uma parte de Bucareste que não conheceríamos sozinhos.

February 16, 2020

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Product ID: 189195