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From Belgrade: Private Day Trip to Romania

1. From Belgrade: Private Day Trip to Romania

Depart Belgrade and relax in air-conditioned comfort on the 2.5-hour journey to Timișoara across the border in western Romania. Meet a local guide on arrival to take a 2.5-hour tour of the historic inner city of Cetate, and admire the Baroque and Art Nouveau buildings and large public squares from the Austrian Empire. Gaze at the impressive Timișoara Orthodox Cathedral, along with the Romanian Opera House. Continue to Liberty Square to see the Old City Hall that reflects the city's mix of cultures and religions. Move on to Union Square, dominated by St. George's Cathedral, and then walk through the ruins of the old fortress. Discover highlights such as the defensive walls of the Theresia Bastion, and then break for lunch at your own expense and follow your guide`s recommendations taste traditional food at a local restaurant. Get about 3 hours of free time in the afternoon to explore at leisure before the return journey to Belgrade.

Timisoara Sightseeing Tour

2. Timisoara Sightseeing Tour

Situated on the northern bank of the Bega River in the Banat region, Timisoara impresses everyone with its charming and vibrant cultural life, and its rich historical heritage. Take your time to discover the first European city that used the horse-drawn trams (1869) and electrical street lightning (1889).  Timisoara was also the first Romanian city that reacted at the Revolution in 1989 against the Communist regime. The walking tour begins in the downtown quarter of “Cetate” (the former “Inner City”), with many old buildings in the styles of Art Nouveau or Baroque, large pedestrianized squares, and a general multicultural character. You will begin with a visit to Victory Square, known also by the name of Opera Square, enjoying a visit to the impressive Orthodox Cathedral, and the Opera and Theater House. Next, the Liberty Square hosts the Old City Hall with its Turkish inscription, showing again the mixture of cultures and religions who have lived here. The Union Square is dominated by the Catholic dome-church, the Serbian-Orthodox Cathedral and by the President's Palace – the Arts Museum. Also, walk through the interesting ruins of the old fortress, constructed in the Vauban Style.

Timisoara Downtown Dream Tour

3. Timisoara Downtown Dream Tour

Walk through the history of Timisoara - the Cetate neighborhood: Let's discover the architectural wonders of Timisoara from the Cetate neighborhood! Fascinating stories of Timisoara from the past can be enjoyed during our journey through the 4 central squares of Timisoara: Victoriei square, Libertatii square, Unirii square and Sfantu Gheorghe square as well as on the streets in their vicinity. Admire the priceless architectural treasures from various eras, from this area, where we can meet embodiments of the classicist, historicist styles of the late 19th century, then of the secession (or art nouveau, or jugendstil) of the beginning of the 20th century, but also the famous baroque style of some cultural settlements in Unirii square and beyond. The purpose of the tour is to get to know and popularize these invaluable cultural and architectural treasures of the Cetate neighborhood.

Timișoara: Alleys of Old Town Self-guided Explorer Walk

4. Timișoara: Alleys of Old Town Self-guided Explorer Walk

Get to know Timișoara in a relaxed way. Start the self-guided tour and spend a beautiful and varied time in this exciting and fascinating city. Stroll at your own pace through the historic Old Town with its cobbled streets and discover the fascinating history, architecture, culture and art scene of the European Capital of Culture 2023. The tour will take you to important sights such as the Cathedral of the Holy Three Hierarchs, the Piața Victoriei, the National Theatre & Opera House, the Sinagoga din Cetate and many more. You will also discover hidden places and learn exciting stories, anecdotes and trivia about the city, such as the fact that one of the first trams in the world was built in Timisoara. The tour ends just a few hundred metres from the starting point, after you have got to know the city intensively, as if a local had shown it to you. At the tour stops, there are entertaining tasks to solve and fun questions to answer. Who knows, for example, what ... but no, we won't tell you yet! The tour is a great way to get outside and discover new things with family, friends or on your own. It's like being shown Timișoara by a good friend. Many anecdotes will enrich your walk through the city. You can start the tour at any time and as often as you like in the browser of a smartphone. On site or even from the comfort of your sofa. Enjoy your time in Timișoara! *** Good to know *** You will receive the link to start the tour in an email directly after booking.

From Sibiu: Timisoara Highlights Day Trip

5. From Sibiu: Timisoara Highlights Day Trip

In the morning we are driving all the way to Timisoara. Our local guide will present you the most important objectives of Timisoara - European Capital of Culture 2023 like Victory Square, known also by the name of Opera Square and continue with the Orthodox Cathedral, the Bastion, the Liberty Square, the Old City Hall, The Synagogue, the Union Square, the Catholic Cathedral, the Serbian-orthodox Church, the President`s Palace, statue of the Holy Trinity and more. Timisoara has a mixture of cultures, religions and civilization, take your time to discover the first European city that used the horse-drawn trams (1869) and electrical street lighting (1889) and the first Romanian city that reacted at the Revolution in 1989 against the Communist regime. After the City tour, you will have free time to get some lunch and to explore by yoruself the city of Timisoara and / or its museums. In the evening we arrive back to Sibiu.

Timişora: walking private tour with a local ENG, FR, DE, IT

6. Timişora: walking private tour with a local ENG, FR, DE, IT

This walking tour may as well be called the “An exclusive journey through the history of Timisoara”, as it includes the essential sights in the city located in the 4 main squares, as well as a complete timeline of the major historical events in the area, starting with medieval times and ending with the 1989 Anti-Communist Revolution. Over the course of the centuries, our city has developed an authentic and rich culture. A city that has played the role of a link between Europe and Russia and capable of developing its own architecture. We will show you the best buildings in the city, the cathedral and the beautiful parks that surround the city center. You just can’t miss this 2023 European Capital of Culture, with its surprising architecture, its long list of excellences, and unexpected curiosities that will leave you speechless!

Timișoara: Capture the most Photogenic Spots with a Local

7. Timișoara: Capture the most Photogenic Spots with a Local

Experience Timișoara through the lens of a local, capturing both the iconic views and the photogenic charm of hidden corners. Navigate from the iconic Union Square capturing its vibrant architectural diversity to the emblematic Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral renowned for its majestic, intricate facade. Uncover their unique roles in the daily life of locals, from being a beloved meeting point to a scene straight out of a postcard. Experience Timișoara intimately, as your Local reveals the stories behind famed postcard scenes, blending photogenic imagery with personal anecdotes. This experience offers a distinctive view of Timișoara, combining picturesque highlights with authentic cultural insights, making it a can't-miss experience for any visitor.

Timişoara to Muntele Mic 1 day ski trip for beginners

8. Timişoara to Muntele Mic 1 day ski trip for beginners

Enbark on a new adventure with your friends and family! We will leave Timisoara at 6:15, travel with our bus and crew for around 3h including one coffe break and return at 20:30. The trip includes transport, ski gear(boots, skis and sticks) and a 2h training(group of 2-3 people) with our certified ski instructor. To perfectly fit the gear, we will ask for measurements( your height cm, weight kg and EU shoe size). After the two hours training, you may enjoy the scenery at one of the apressski in Muntele Mic, hike or continue with what you have learned! In exceptional case, if at Muntele Mic the slopes are not open, we will move the trip to a similar location without additional cost(Semenic or Valiug). This is a perfect activity for any beginner, for families and friends!

From Timisoara: Danube Gorge Day Trip with Transfer

9. From Timisoara: Danube Gorge Day Trip with Transfer

Become immersed in nature on a fascinating day trip out of Timisoara with a hotel transfer. Gaze at the Danube River up close as you stand at the giant Danube Gorge. Admire the unique carving of Decebalus, high up on the side of a mountain. Start your adventure with a pickup from your hotel in Timisoara. Drive south and enjoy the breathtaking scenery along the way. Arrive at the Danube, the second-longest river in Europe, and see the Danube Gorge, where the river passes through the Carpathians. Look at a massive rock carving of Decebalus, who fought against the Roman emperors Domitian and Trajan to preserve the independence of Romania. Marvel at the site of this 42.9-meter-high sculpture on the side of a steep mountain overlooking the river. Return to your hotel in Timisoara late in the evening to conclude your trip.

Timisoara: Dream Tour in Elisabetin Neighborhood

10. Timisoara: Dream Tour in Elisabetin Neighborhood

Elisabetin - quiet and refined residential neighborhood with buildings decorated in Art Nouveau - Secession style, we will walk through it starting from Maria square; here the Romanian Revolution from 1989 began, near the protestant church. We'll hear some interesting stories about the Romanian Revolution, started not far from here, about the neighborhood life at the end of XIXth century. Then we'll admire the interesting buildings, in Plevnei square, decorated in Art Nouveau style, with the statue of Gherghe Doja in the middle of this space. Then we'll follow the main artery, Gheorghe Doja street with some interesting buildings located there. We'll arrive in the parc Carmen Sylva, where a new grecocatholic church was built and the statue of Laszlo Szekely, the chief architect, the creator of the modern Timisoara could be admired. We'll end our tour by admiring interesting buildings from Mihai Viteazu boulevard, Faculty of Mechanics, then in Balcescu square, the wonderful catholic church and the building of the monastery located there. We will also admire representative buildings on Mihai Viteazu Street and partially on Tudor Vladimirescu Street.

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What people are saying about Timișoara

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Excellent day in Timisoara with our guide Sergiu Dânilã! He was friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. We would definitely enjoy future trips with Sergio. Our driver, Alin, was also very nice and he handled the traffic and rain perfectly. We will definitely recommend Get Your Guide and Sergiu and Alin to all of our friends.

We had an excellent tour of Timișoara. Ioan was a great guide. He presented a lot of interesting information about the history and architecture of the city. We would pick him again for a different tour when we return. Thank you!

The tour was very informative. Many thanks to the nice guide, unfortunately I forgot his name, but I can only recommend this tour and the guide.

Our guide was very pleasant and available to answer our questions. I recommend him for his experience and availability. Thank you so much

Wonderful guide who was very informative and gave us recommendations once done. 5 star rating !