1/2 Day Walking Tour | Bucharest

This combined half day tour shows you the must see places in Bucharest. Stroll through more than 500 years of history from the times of Vlad the Impaler aka Dracula to the French period, when Bucharest was called “Little Paris” and end with the “golden era” of communism and the ’89 Revolution. Visit Bucharest’s symbol, the Palace of Parliament.

Unravel the stories of old and new Bucharest, a city with its own charm, something that makes you like it and miss it when you’re away.


Highlights:

  • 2 hours walking tour in the Old city of Bucharest, with the ruins of its former citadel, the ruling place of Vlad the Impaler, Dracula
  • Experience the buzz and active live of the Old city, the hottest spot of the city
  • Visit the Palace of Parliament, (1,5 hours guided tour) masterpiece of Nicolae Ceausescu, last Romanian communist dictator
  • Walk on Victory Street, the most fashionable street of Bucharest
  • Stavropoleos Monastery, the city’s most beautiful Orthodox Monastery
  • Find about about Communism and how it ended, in the Revolution Sq.

Detailed Description:

To better understand this crazy city, the tour was designed to discover Bucharest in a chronological way. It starts in the oldest part of the city where we’ll see St. Anthony’s Church (the city’s oldest),  the ruins of Vlad the Impaler’s Royal Court Stavropoleos Monastery and Manuc’s Inn.

Advancing trough history,  we’ll reach Calea Victoriei (Victory Street) with its many imposing landmarks: the CEC palace (first bank in Romania), National Museum of History, Caru cu Bere (first beer house in Bucharest), National Military Club, the Palace of the Telephones, the former National Theatre. On the way, we’ll enter in the city’s financial center, around Lipscani Str. and the National Bank.

The walking tour ends in the Revolution Sq, where, apart of the story of 1989 Revolution against Communism, we’ll find out about other important sites : Kretzulescu Church, former Royal Palace, former Communist Party HQ and the Romanian Atheneum.

The second part of the tour is a visit inside the Palace of Parliament, the masterpiece of Nicolae Ceausescu, last Romanian communist dictator, the second largest administrative building in the world. This is the moment of writing this text (there are rumors that, until you’ll arrive here, Chinese will open the largest one in the world and we’ll drop to 3rd place :) ). The tour is guided in English is covering the most important halls inside and lasts around 1,5 hours. There are 2 extra options (not included in the price): visiting a part of the underground tunnels and visiting the roof.


What's Included:

  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance ticket to the Palace of Parliament (1,5 hours tour)
  • Special souvenir

What's Not Included:

  • Entrance fees not mentioned above
  • Photo or video tax
  • Meals if not mentioned above
  • Any other personal expenses such as souvenirs, snack, drinks, etc.

Good to Know:

For entering the Palace of Parliament, you’ll need a valid ID (ID card or passport)

Route

A Manuc's Inn | Meeting PointB Old CourtC Stavropoleos ConventD Victory WayE National BankF Military ClubG Revolution SquareH Romanian AtheneumI Cismigiu ParkJ Palace of Parliament

Walk in the buzzing streets of Old City

Head North on the Calea Victoriei Str, among its many palaces

Reach the Revolution Sq, for finding out about Communism

Walk trough Cismigiu Park towards the Palace of Parliament

Guided tour inside the Palace of Parliament.