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  3. Palace of the Parliament

Bucharest Sightseeing Tour

Product ID: 1875
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Discover Bucharest's incredible history on this tour through the heart of the city. Stand in the epicenter of the revolution, walk its grand boulevards, wander its quaint historical district, and gain a deeper appreciation for this capital city.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian

Pickup included

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Bucharest's rich history on your trip through its central districts
  • Stand in Revolution Square and imagine the scene in 1989
  • Visit Lipscani Old Districts, and see the remains of the Merchant Life once experienced here
  • Travel in the comfort of an air conditioned mini-van
Full description
Bucharest is a city that wears its history proudly, if not painfully, on its sleeve. The city is a vibrant and noisy place, filled with stunning architecture, plenty of smiles, and someone at a cafe always happy to tell you their story of where they were in 1989. Today, we will experience the best Bucharest has to offer, and learn a bit of its history, while enjoying marvelous architecture and grand boulevards.

We begin at Revolution Square, home to the 1989 revolution that brought Ceausescu's regime to a close. Here we can see the Royal buildings, Libraries and Statues that make up this grand and central area of Bucharest. From here we walk down Victoriei Avenue towards the heart of Bucharest's bustling commercial quarters. We will pass the Princely Court and Church in the old quarters, as well as the Palace of Justice, with its imposing columns reminding us that the state was once all powerful.

Eventually after a nice stroll, we arrive at Unirii Square, the gigantic transportation hub of Bucharest. Here we can see the Palace of Parliament, which we can stop and visit, should you choose. If there it’s not possible to visit the palace, we can instead visit the Spring Palace/Ceausescu's residence. We move on to the Metropolitan Church, where we can again look at the lovely iconography of these Orthodox churches.

Walking back towards the University, we will pass Bucharest's own Arch de Triumph, and have the option to stop at the Village Museum. All together, our walk will introduce you to the highlights of this city, while explaining to you their importance in history. Romanians proudly walk these streets along side you, and by the end of our day together, hopefully you will feel a bit closer to their incredible story.
Includes
  • Transportation by modern A/C car or minivan
  • Guide Services
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees to the sites

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that in Romania museums are usually closed on Monday.
• Because of international conferences or meetings, the Palace of Parliament in Bucharest may be closed without prior notice.
• Some churches and monasteries may be closed without prior notice, especially in the low season.
Wherever possible, we will do our best to replace the visits of the above sites with visits to other relevant sites.
We are not responsible in case these sites are closed for visitors due to unforeseen reasons and without prior notice while the tour is taking place.

From US$ 191.16 Per group up to 1

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Product ID: 1875