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Bucharest: Guided City Tour

1. 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.

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Bucharest: The Underdog of Europe Evening Sightseeing Tour

2. 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 will end in Bucharest’s old town with a quick tour around the ruins of the ancient headquarters of the Wallachian royal families.

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Bucharest: Mahallopolis Tour

3. Bucharest: Mahallopolis Tour

Departing from Old Town by tube, you will visit the oldest and most beautiful cemetery in town. The cemetery is an open-air museum, which is comparable to Père Lachaise or High Gate. Enchanted in the rapture of its mysterious stories, you'll take a turn through a lively park little known to tourists but cherished by locals. Following that you'll discover the oldest train station in Romania, which is not too far away from the former KGB headquarters. You’ll then take a break at an old factory which has since been turned into a cultural hub and is the perfect spot for quirky souvenirs and a sound meal. Lastly, you’ll be shown a secret passage to an old Mahalla, which is the oriental term for "neighborhood".

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What people are saying about Patriarchal Cathedral

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 66 reviews

The tour was great. Our guide as well. Can only recommend the tour. I would also recommend doing the tour on the first few days in Bucharest, as it will make orientation in the city a lot easier!

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

Excellent tour, our guide Roberto was excellent, knowledgeable, humorous and most helpful. Time flew, was so good

Amazing tour trough Bucareste. The guide make you feel part of the city. It was a outstanding experience.

Monica was engaging and knowledgeable about her beautiful country.