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Bucharest: 3-Hour Walking Tour

1. Bucharest: 3-Hour Walking Tour

If all the world’s a stage, then, for sure, Bucharest deserves its place in the spotlight! It has experienced it all: love, betrayal, Russian tzars, French Vaudeville, merchants of Venetian goods, Greek tragedies, and one or two great fires for good measure. Experience some of the most important sights in Bucharest and learn the stories behind them as you explore Romania’s capital on foot, alongside a local guide with insider knowledge of the city. Your Bucharest tour starts in the political center of the city, Revolution Square. Formerly known as Palace Square, this iconic spot has witnessed some of the most important events in Romanian history. It was from here in 1989 that dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu made his rallying speech to a crowd that quickly turned on him, instigating the Romanian revolution. This is also where you’ll discover several other notable landmarks, including the former Royal Palace, the beautiful Romanian Athenaeum (the city’s main concert hall) and the Athenee Palace Hilton (built in 1914 and formerly a favorite hangout for spies). Leaving the square, head filled with fascinating facts, you’ll go south along Victory Avenue, which was named for the victory of the new Romanian nation in the 1877 War of Independence. Soak up the history and significance of the street, we’ll also be passing by — and getting the stories behind — some other important buildings, including several palaces, museums and the beautiful Kretzulescu Church, one of the most famous churches in Bucharest. Next, explore the many sights of Bucharest’s Old Town. This is the heart of medieval Bucharest, the literal crossroads between East and West, where Ottoman pashas rubbed shoulders with Transylvanian princes. The winding, cobbled streets are filled with bars, cafés, shops and restaurants much-loved by locals and visitors alike. But if you need a dose of peace and quiet, you can find it in the calming courtyard of Stavropoleos Monastery, or the great wooden inn of Hanul Lui Manuc, which offers a captivating glimpse into an earlier time. Along the way, we’ll visit one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, the stunning Carturesti Carusel and snack on traditional covrig (basically a soft pretzel), one of the most popular street foods in Romania. We will finish the tour in front of the ruins of the Old Princely Court, which dates to the 15th century. This is the former residence of one of the most famous individuals in history: Vlad Tepes, the inspiration for Dracula.

Tuk-Tuk Bucharest Private Tour South Side

2. Tuk-Tuk Bucharest Private Tour South Side

The tour starts in front of Novotel Hotel or if you choose to pickup, in front of your hotel. After you get to know your guide and driver, your experience begin with a slowly ride on the most touristic and oldest street in Bucharest - Victory Avenue. Along the street you'll see some of the most important buildings in the city such as Cec Palace, National History Museum or former Royal Palace and get additional information from your guide. Top attraction of the tour is Parlament Palace. With tuk tuk you'll have the chance to get a complete 360 view around the building and see all it sides. After a photo stop in front of the building the tuk tuk follows the boulevard with artesian fountains nicknamed "Champs-Elysees of the East". This is the only opportunity to be so close to the main fountain in the center of boulevard. Tour goes on towards University Square. Here you'll admire other iconic buildings like first hospital of Bucharest or new building of National Theatre. Down the Queen Elisabeth's boulevard you'll see Cismigiu Gardens and the City's Hall. The tour ends where it started or you can be dropped-off anywhere in the downtown. At the beginning of the tour you'll get complimentary bottled water and Romanian snacks. On board of tuk tuk you have power banks, blanket, selfie stick & free Wi-Fi. Book now & enjoy a unique way to see Bucharest! Tuk Tuk Way!

Private Bucharest Beer Tour: Best local beers with a local

3. Private Bucharest Beer Tour: Best local beers with a local

Enjoy a Romanian street food pastry on the way to one of Bucharest's favorite craft beer bars, where you'll sample 4 local craft beers and chat about the brewing processes and passion that goes into Romanian beer-making, as well as introducing you to the up-and-coming craft beer scene. With your beer buzz setting in, continue down Victory Avenue and some of the city's most important landmarks, which boast a complicated historical mixture of royal and communist influences. En route to the next bar, you will discover intriguing sights, such as the former National Theatre of Bucharest, the former Headquarters of the Communist Party, one of the oldest churches in Bucharest, Kretzulescu Church, and the University Square with its superb late 19th-century architecture. Our last stop will vary between cold and hot seasons. With so many good options it's hard to choose even for us. Either a famous spot for a Transylvanian beer or a truly hidden gem from Old Town or even the very own beer garden operated by the most popular craft beer brand in Bucharest. And we haven't forgotten about food either. We'll make sure to add some solid nourishment for the best pairing with our beer selections. Our tour ends here but before you go, don’t forget to ask your local guide for tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay.

Bucharest – Historical and traditional highlights

4. Bucharest – Historical and traditional highlights

One visit included at the village museum Bucharest, a city with a rich tapestry of architectural styles, invites you to journey through its history and culture. This three-hour guided tour promises a deep dive into the city's most remarkable landmarks and cultural treasures. Let's embark on a fascinating exploration of Bucharest's historical and traditional highlights. Military Club: Our adventure begins at the Military Club, an architectural marvel designed by Romanian architect Dimitrie Maimarolu in 1912. With its impressive ballrooms, this venue continues to host banquets and official events, preserving its timeless elegance. Museum of History (Sutu Palace): Step into the neoclassical Sutu Palace, a historical gem dating back to 1834. Here, you'll find invaluable artifacts, including the document attesting to Bucharest's existence, issued by Vlad Tepes in 1459, and a sword that once belonged to Prince Constantin Brancoveanu, a proponent of the renowned Brancovenesc architectural style. Village Museum: Explore the Village Museum, an open-air exhibit on the shores of Herastrau Lake. Dating back to 1936, it's one of Europe's oldest open-air museums and the second largest in Europe. Discover an impressive collection of homesteads, mills, churches, and windmills relocated from various rural areas of Romania. Museum of the Romanian Peasant: Visit the Museum of the Romanian Peasant, an architectural masterpiece that combines traditional monastic interiors with the Neo-Romanian style. This museum boasts floral and zoomorphic decorations, red brick layers, and large arched windows, reminiscent of old monasteries. It was honored with Europe's Best Museum award in 1996 and houses over 90,000 artifacts that depict the vibrant cultural life of the Romanian people. Explore a full 19th-century home, a room dedicated to grandmothers, and even 'secret' rooms marked by hand-scribbled directions. Surprisingly, the museum also hosts a collection of communist exhibits, including Lenin busts, portraits of Romanian communist leaders, and poignant accounts of those who opposed collectivization. Kretzulescu Church and Stavropoleos Monastery: End your journey at the Kretzulescu Church and Stavropoleos Monastery, two iconic religious sites that showcase intricate architecture and a glimpse into the spiritual heritage of Bucharest. At the end of this captivating tour, you'll have the option to be dropped off at your hotel or remain in a central location, perfect for further exploration of Bucharest's hidden treasures. This experience offers a profound understanding of Bucharest's unique charm, leaving you with lasting memories. Join us for an unforgettable journey through Bucharest's architectural and cultural heritage. Book your tour now!

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Super amazing experience ! Our tuk tuk guide/ driver Valentin made our last min spontaneous decision worth a while. genius idea to drive around main attractions by only one tuk tuk in Romania and have a stop for magnificent pictures. And he has honestly great eye to catch best pictures you could wish for. He is Knowledgeable, spot on for facts and very interesting to listen. He also recommended us to go certain restaurants to make sure we will taste local food. He introduced us the water harmony show. And the roof top places for sunset cocktails. And brought us to the coolest bar in heart of down. When I was booking the tour I thought it was very short time , but honestly it was exactly enough time to fit the beauty from Bucharest to our eyes and hands. I Would highly recommend his service as we got to see Bucharest so much. thanks for this last min tour. Thanks for Valentin that our memory from capital of Romania is incredible!!! Thank you !

We did our tour with Elena today and loved it. It was really great to convey so much history in such a relaxed way, which at the same time makes you curious for more. The three hours flew by. Such a tour definitely makes sense at the beginning of a Bucharest vacation to get a good overview of the city.

The tour was wonderful. As I was the only person, it was personable and I was free to ask and discuss anything I was interested about. This was the third walking tour I’ve done throughout Europe where I had a private guide and it was really enjoyable.

Fantastic walking tour with Daniel. Got to see parts of Bucharest we would have missed and hear some really good background on the city and the buildings. Would highly recommend.

Great tour, history, sights, tips on what else to see, explore