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University Square, Bucharest

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Bucharest: Guided Sightseeing City Tour

1. Bucharest: Guided Sightseeing City Tour

Uncover the gems of Bucharest on a half-day guided tour. Start your journey with a convenient pick-up from central locations in the city center. Explore the historical city center with a knowledgeable guide and discover its rich cultural heritage. Visit the open-air Village Museum and learn about traditional village life in Romania. Admire and learn about the history of the monumental Palace of the Parliament, the world's largest administrative building, and stroll around Constitution Square. Hear the stories and legends of the city as you see where communism came to an end on Revolution Square. You will also have the opportunity to walk along Calea Victoriei, one of Bucharest's oldest and most famous streets. This street is known for its beautiful architecture and historical significance. You will pass by some of the city's most iconic buildings such as the National Museum of Romanian History, the Royal Palace and the National Museum of Art. As well as the Romanian Athenaeum located on Calea Victoriei. As you explore the city, your guide will share with you interesting facts and stories about the landmarks and sights you will see. You will learn about the history of Bucharest, from its medieval origins to its present day. Get a taste of the city's beauty and history while learning from a knowledgeable guide. The tour is the perfect way to get to know Bucharest and see its most famous sights. The tour is designed to provide a comprehensive experience of the city's rich cultural heritage, architecture and landmarks, making it an unforgettable experience.

Bucharest: The "Last Days of Communism" Tour

2. Bucharest: The "Last Days of Communism" Tour

Romania has been a communist country for more than 40 years, between 1948 and December 1989. Nicolae Ceausescu became the General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party in 1965 and the president of Socialist Republic of Romania in 1974. 15 years later, he was removed from power and executed after a violent revolution during the winter of 1989. While nowadays Romania is a democracy, the communist period remained interesting as well as controversial. Follow the guide on this trip through Bucharest to reveal the “great accomplishments of the golden era” and to hear the story of people who built it. You will see the first communist building in Bucharest, the Revolution Square with the balcony where the dictator gave his last speech, the majestic “House of People” and the former residence of the presidential couple. The tour will start in the morning at your hotel and following a 4 hour itinerary you will see the most interesting communist sights of Bucharest downtown with entrance at the Parliament Palace "House of People" and Primaverii Palace. The itinerary depends on your hotel’s location, but it will include: Free Press Square (Piata Presei Libere), The Arch of Triumph (Arcul de Triumf), Victoriei Square (Piata Victoriei), Calea Victoriei – Revolution Square (Romanian Atheneum, Revolution’s Memorial), The Palace of Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului), Union Square (Piata Unirii) – University Square (Piata Universitatii), Romana Square (Piata Romana), Victoriei Square and Charles de Gaulle Square (Piata Charles de Gaulle).

Bucharest: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

3. Bucharest: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

The tour will start in the morning at your hotel and following a 4-hour itinerary will show the participants the most interesting sights of Bucharest downtown with entrance to the Parliament Palace (optional) and The Village Museum (optional). The tour includes transport by modern 8 seat minibus, guide services in English, pick-up from the hotel and does not include the entrance fees at the Parliament Palace and the Village Museum. The itinerary depends on your hotel’s location, but it will include: Free Press Square (Piata Presei Libere) – The Arch of Triumph (Arcul de Triumf) – Victoriei Square (Piata Victoriei) – Calea Victoriei – Revolution Square (Romanian Atheneum, Revolution’s Memorial) – The Palace of Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului) – Union Square (Piata Unirii) – University Square (Piata Universitatii) – Romana Square (Piata Romana) – Victoriei Square – Charles de Gaulle Square (Piata Charles de Gaulle) – The Village Museum (Muzeul Satului).

Complete 3-Hour Small-Group Bucharest Tour by Car

4. Complete 3-Hour Small-Group Bucharest Tour by Car

This trip encompasses the most remarkable tourist attractions and cultural heritage in the center of the city. Together with your guide you will learn about Bucharest’s architecture and history, reflected in splendid old and new buildings such as the Romanian Atheneum, Royal Palace, National Theater, and many others. The tour begins in the morning at your hotel and includes the following itinerary: Free Press Square (Piata Presei Libere) – The Arch of Triumph (Arcul de Triumf) – Victoriei Square (Piata Victoriei) – Calea Victoriei – Revolution Square (Romanian Atheneum, Revolution’s Memorial) – The Palace of Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului) – Union Square (Piata Unirii) – University Square (Piata Universitatii) – Romana Square (Piata Romana) – Charles de Gaulle Square (Piata Charles de Gaulle) – The Village Museum (Muzeul Satului). Entrance to the Parliament Palace and Village Museum are optional, but it is strongly recommended that you visit both since they are both iconic symbols of the capital city.

Full day Bucharest Sightseeing Tour

5. Full day Bucharest Sightseeing Tour

With entrance at the Parliament Palace (optional – open between 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM), Cotroceni Palace (optional – open between 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM)) and The Village Museum (optional – open between 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM). On the road we will stop for a lunch (optional) in a local restaurant. The itinerary depends on your hotel’s location, but it will include: Free Press Square (Piata Presei Libere) – The Arch of Triumph (Arcul de Triumf) – Victoriei Square (Piata Victoriei) – Calea Victoriei – Cotroceni Palace (Muzeul Cotroceni) – Revolution Square (Romanian Atheneum, Revolution’s Memorial) – The Palace of Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului) – Union Square (Piata Unirii) – University Square (Piata Universitatii) – Romana Square (Piata Romana) – Victoriei Square – Charles de Gaulle Square (Piata Charles de Gaulle) – The Village Museum (Muzeul Satului).

Bucharest: The Ashes of Communism Private Walking Tour

6. Bucharest: The Ashes of Communism Private Walking Tour

On this private walking tour, you will discover a city marked by strong contrasts, with two areas perfectly depicting the opposition of two eras: the massive Communist Civic Center, an empty shell admired mostly by foreign tourists, and the beautifully-restored Old City, with its Belle Époque atmosphere. All of the historical treasures of Bucharest had to be rebuilt or restored to hide the marks of bullets, to hide scars that have not yet healed in nearly 3 decades since the fall of the regime and the bloody revolution. This tour takes you through 45 years of Communism, allowing you to see beyond Bucharest’s colorful present: learn about Stalin and his monstrous enslavement, the genocide of the Kgb’s Secret Police, the Siberian deportations of farmers, and more. Your guide will show you old photos to explain how the city used to look, how people dressed, worked and lived. Discover the world of Bucharest behind Stalin's Iron Curtain.

Bucharest: Old Town Walking Tour

7. Bucharest: Old Town Walking Tour

Starting from University Square, one of the most popular meeting points in the city, the tour will move along Calea Victoriei, one of the city's oldest routes where aristocrats, merchants, communist officials, and the new capitalists all left their mark in some way.  Then, head to the Old Town through a secret passage and see some small and gorgeous medieval churches as well as the latest modern architectural statements. You’ll also get an insight into the many controversies behind the House of the People. The tour will end at a grand traditional inn with beer and some local snacks.

Tuk-Tuk Bucharest Private Tour South Side

8. 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!

Bucharest Small Group Communist Tour

9. Bucharest Small Group Communist Tour

Although the Communist era did not preside over the city for a long time (about 40 years), it definitely left deep marks in the history of the place and in the souls and minds of the people living there. This trip follows the most remarkable tourist attractions and cultural heritage sites in the center of the city. Together, you will learn about Bucharest’s Communist architecture and history, about the influence Communism had over its people and about notorious Ceausescu and his wife and everything they did to the city during their reign.  The tour starts in the morning at your hotel and includes the following itinerary: - Free Press House and Free Press Square - Ceausescu Private Villa in Primaverii district, opened this year to visitors - The Memorial of Rebirth   - Statue of Iuliu Maniu and Cornelui Coposu   - The Former Communist Party Central Committee   - University Square, Intercontinental Hotel and National Theatre   - Dambovita River and Manuc's Inn   - Unirii Square and Unirii Shopping Building - Boulevard of Socialist Victory   - Unirii Fountains   - Constitution square   - Palace of Parliament Entrance to Parliamnet Palace and Ceausesc Private Villa are optional but strongly recommended since both are symbols of the Communist era in Bucharest.  The tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel.

Bucharest: Instahood Stories Tour

10. Bucharest: Instahood Stories Tour

With this tour, local guides turns tourists into locals and locals into tourists. Begin in the busy Roman Square (Piata Romana), before and move on to quiet, hidden old streets to see and even explore turn-of-the-century villas. Following that, you will move on to the new creative quarter, checking out reverse graffiti art and artsy courtyards which you can sneak into. Make a refreshment stop on the way for some tasty local bites and end with a lovely coffee close to the Old Town.

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What people are saying about University Square, Bucharest

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4.7 / 5

based on 43 reviews

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 !

Our guide, Mihai, made this tour informative, fascinating and really interesting. His knowledge of Bucharest, history in general and the issues around communism is excellent. He kept us engaged and enraptured for more than 4 hours. I can highly recommend this tour and certainly Mihai.

Bucharest with Boogie was superb!!!very passionate and knowledgeable about communist and modern Romania.went over and above to make sure all I wanted to see and know about was acheived.can't recommend enough.the whole process of booking and doing the t our was simple and effor tless.

Valentine was a perfect guide. Knows a lot about the city and the Rumenian history, It's funny and really into his work. Always there to give you the best advises as possible. We will miss him! Higly raccomended! -Michela & Raffaele, Italy

Very friendly guide. Interesting and informative tour.