Revolution Square, Bucharest

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  • Peles & Bran Small Group: 2 Transylvanian Castles in 1 Day

    1. Peles & Bran Small Group: 2 Transylvanian Castles in 1 Day

    Home to one of the most famous counts in literary history, Transylvania is a must-see destination on any visit to Romania. On this full-day tour from Bucharest you will visit the historic region exploring the influence of different cultures, including Romanian, Saxon, Turkish and Hungarian. Depart from the Romanian Athenaeum on Revolution Square at 08:00 am and head to the historic region, bounded to the east and south by the dramatic Carpathian Mountains. Drive into the Transylvanian Alps to Sinaia and Brasov. Sinaia was named after the Biblical Mount Sinai and is known for its beautiful late 17th-Century Byzantine monastery. You will visit the neo-classical Peleș Castle, built on a medieval route that linked Transylvania to Wallachia. A highlight of your cultural excursion will be the afternoon visit to the medieval Bran Castle. Better known as Dracula’s Castle, it is associated wit...

    This was a great day out. The two castles were both spectacular (the inside of Peles is incredible). The drive through the mountains was enjoyable too, with lovely scenery along the way. Brasov was also well worth the visit and the guided walking tour showed us some of the main sites before some free time to explore. It's a packed itinery, but did not feel rushed.

  • Bucharest Old Town 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour

    2. Bucharest Old Town 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour

    Discover the most historic areas of central Bucharest with a private, 2.5-hour walking tour. Visit all of the city's best-known sights and some hidden ones off the usual tourist track! Your tour starts at Unirii Square for a view of the colossal Palace of the Parliament, the second-largest building in the world. From here, visit St. Anthony's Church, the oldest in the city, followed by the ruins of the former Royal Court. The route will take you past the medieval Old Town, today transformed into Bucharest's bustling downtown. Jumping forward to the 18th and 19th centuries, admire the beautiful French-style buildings on Calea Victoriei Street and discover why Bucharest was once known as Little Paris. The tour ends close to Revolution Square, where you'll have the chance to talk to your guide about what Communist rule meant for Romania and Bucharest and how the country changed after the...

    Our guide was Elena from OpenDoors, she was verry friendly and she knew a lot about Bucharest. In a good way she tells the history of Bucharest clarified by pictures, definitely recommended!

  • Bucharest: Guided City Tour

    3. Bucharest: Guided City Tour

    Discover the highlights of Bucharest on an amazing half-day guided tour and marvel at the monuments of the historical city center. After meeting your guide at the local partner's centrally located office, travel to the open-air Village Museum and learn more about traditional village life in Romania as you explore the interesting reconstructions of various buildings through the ages and regions of the country. Get an amazing view of the monumental Palace of the Parliament on Constitution Square. Look at the imposing façade of the largest, heaviest and most expensive administrative building in the world. See where Communism was brought to an end in December 1989 on Revolution Square, stroll around the neighborhood to see the elegant university buildings and much more.

    The tour was good. The tour guide had good knowledge of the sites and was very humorous as well. Definitely recommend this tour

  • Bucharest: 3-Hour Dark History Tour with a Local

    4. Bucharest: 3-Hour Dark History Tour with a Local

    Learn the dark history of Bucharest, starting with a visit to the monumental Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance, built as a reminder of the cruel events that unfolded between 1950 to 1977. Hear about the torture methods used at the deportation camps during the days of communism. Travel back to the beginning of the 20th century, when Bucharest was known as "Little Paris" for its sexy and sophisticated atmosphere. Stop for a drink inside a former brothel, and hear the story of the serial killer nicknamed the "Vampire of Bucharest" when he terrorized the city between 1970 and 1971. Visit one of the oldest churches in the city to explore the bloody feuds between the Muslim world and the Christian rules of Romania. End at Bellu Cemetery to look at the amazing funerary architecture and learn more about some of the site's mysteries.

    Good walking tour ride on metro view various grave site hear their history plus info about the Communist revolution

  • Bucharest Evening Tour and Traditional Dinner

    5. Bucharest Evening Tour and Traditional Dinner

    Enjoy a magical evening in Romania's charming capital, with a tour through the city, followed by a traditional 3-course Romanian meal. You'll be picked up from your accommodation in Bucharest by your guide and given a map of the city. Then, see the sights of Bucharest lit up for the night. Drive past the formidable Palace of Parliament, Bucharest's Arch of Triumph, and see Revolution Square. Your guide will recount the history of these significant sites as you gaze out at the beautiful cityscapes. After your 1.5-hour city tour, you'll stop at a traditional restaurant in Bucharest. The restaurant will serve up a 3-course meal including water, and usually provide folklore programs during the weekend. You will receive a voucher of RON 70 per person to be used at the restaurant (à la carte). Choose a meal to this value or opt to pay the difference if something more expensive catches your e...

  • Bucharest: 4-Hour Shared City Tour with Village Museum

    6. Bucharest: 4-Hour Shared City Tour with Village Museum

    Discover the wonders of Bucharest, also called the “Little Paris of the East”, together with your professional guide and a group of travelers on this 4-hour tour. Your panoramic city tour includes stops and history lessons at important sites and places only locals know, as well as the city highlights. The first highlight will be Revolution Square, where you’ll get an explanation of the communist system of Romania before 1989, and find out how the country moved to democracy in Europe’s bloodiest revolution.   Your second main destination will be Constitution Square, where Romania’s Parliament is located. Also known as the “House of the People”, this is the second largest civilian building in the world, and the largest in Europe. Learn more about the project that changed the face of the capital in the 1980s. Complete your visit of Romania’s capital by taking a tour of one of the most imp...

  • Photo Tour of Bucharest’s Iconic Sights by Private Car

    7. Photo Tour of Bucharest’s Iconic Sights by Private Car

    The tour will start in Constitution Square with the presentation of the first sightseeing stop: the Palace of Parliament. Next, stop at Unirii Square and University Square, where you will pause for photos of the various tourist attractions. The Roman Square (Piata Romana) and Victoria Square (piata Victoriei) are the two other stops from our tour, until you reach Charles de Gaulle. The next stop is at the Arch of Triumph, Herastrau Park, and after that you will continue to the House of Free Press. Return to Kiseleff Road (Soseaua Kiseleff) and Victoriy Avenue (Calea Victoriei) and stop in Revolution Square (Piata revolutiei). You will also make other stops for photos in front of famous buildings on the way to the end of the tour, back in Constitution Square.

  • Bucharest: Transylvania and Dracula's Castle 2-Day Tour

    8. Bucharest: Transylvania and Dracula's Castle 2-Day Tour

    Follow in the footsteps of the Count Dracula legend on a 2-day tour to Peles Castle and Bran Castle in the Transylvanian mountains. Wander the ornate rooms and gardens of former royal residences, and see Saxon houses that date back to the 16th century. The scenic drive takes you high up into the Carpathian Mountains where time has stood still at enchanting villages, and where Romanians head in the winter to ski at the mountain resort of Sinaia. Day 1: Bucharest - Sighisoara Following a pick-up from your hotel in Bucharest (or from Revolution Square at 09:00), cross the Carpathian Mountains en route to Sibiu, stopping at the Monastery of Curtea de Arges to explore the complex founded by Prince Neagoe Basarab in 1514-1517. During the summer (1 June - 15 September), the route to Sibiu takes the unique Transfagarasan Road across the Carpathians, climbing to an altitude of 2...

    All the sites were very beautiful and very much worth the visit. Be aware though that the itinerary is not completely as described. The time was not allocated well (and traffic made it worse). We missed visiting the upper floor of Peles Castle as well as the Sinaia Monastery and the Azuga winery. The Transfagarasan Highway was also skipped.

  • Bucharest: Sites & Bites Tour with a Local Guide

    9. Bucharest: Sites & Bites Tour with a Local Guide

    Your Bucharest tour begins in the political center of the city, Revolution Square (formerly known as Palace Square), which has witnessed most of the important events in Romanian history. It was from here in 1989 that dictator Ceausescu made his ill-advised rallying speech to a crowd that quickly turned on him, instigating the Romanian revolution. Surrounding the square are several other notable landmarks, including the former Royal Palace, the Athenaeum concert hall, and Athenee Palace, the heart of espionage and intrigue in the years between the wars. And in such a historical spot, it’s appropriate that you have a historical treat. You’ll indulge in a covrig, a daily salty snack for most Romanians that was likely introduced by Hapsburg or German merchants in medieval times.  Next up, you’ll leave the square and head south along Victory Street, named after the spectacular victory of the...

    Andra was the perfect guide, knowledgeable, personable, and we listened entranced to her stories of Romanian history. We discovered amazing places which we would not have discovered by ourselves and finally had lunch in a tranquil restaurant away from hustle and bustle! Highly recommended

  • Bucharest: The Underdog of Europe Evening Sightseeing Tour

    10. Bucharest: The Underdog of Europe Evening Sightseeing Tour

    Get to know the spirit of Bucharest on this guided evening tour of its most interesting streets. Start your tour by meeting your guide at Piata Constitutei (Constitution Square), where you can admire in all its splendor the world’s second largest building, the Palace of Parliament. Built by Ceausescu in the 1980s, this building is now the home of the Romanian Parliament.   After a short walk down the Union Boulevard, you’ll have the chance to admire one of the most spectacular Orthodox cathedrals on the top of Patriarchal Hill.   Then, cross the Dambovita River and enter the surreal world of the Victory Road, where the beauty and history of the most famous street in Bucharest will unveil itself. On this avenue, you'll see the National History Museum, the CEC Palace, Revolution Square, Atheneum, the previous House of Parliament, and 5-star hotels that will blow your mind. Your tour wil...

    Our guide brought us to the old church which is breath-taking beautiful church. He well explained history and showed us the significant buildings. We enjoyed this 2 hours walking tour.

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What people are saying about Revolution Square, Bucharest

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,050 reviews

Had such an amazing time doing the walking tour, I heard all about Romania and the history. She took me through old town and told me about all the old buildings and the parliaments. I would highly recommend if you want to see more of the city and want to learn about Romania.

Andra was an excellent tour guide! Extremely knowledgable and passionate about the topics. The tour gave a great overview of the history city and made our visit that much more interesting. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone traveling to Bucharest.

Two very different experiences, where Bran Castle in particular has historical value, Peles Castle is a great aesthetic experience. However, both are on the must-see list for anyone coming to Romania.

I recommend to all Italians who come to Bucharest to visit the beautiful places that there are .. they are wonderful places .... excellent experience .. to return

The tour was good. The tour guide had good knowledge of the sites and was very humorous as well. Definitely recommend this tour