Charm of the Belle Époque: Private Tour of Bucharest


37 EUR

Unveil Bucharest by joining a tour that takes you along Victory Boulevard and through the cobblestone streets of the Old Town, revealing the magic of the Belle Époque: neoclassical architecture, gorgeous palaces, colourful cafés nestled inside 18th-century houses, and casual violin players.

Duration: 4 hours
    Available in
  • English


  • Discover Victory Avenue and see the Royal Palace
  • Hear the story of the stunning Romanian Athenaeum
  • Admire the impressive Savings Bank Palace
  • Explore the sights in the Old Town
  • Pass the gorgeous Cantacuzino Palace
  • Take in the beauty of the Macca-Villacrosse Passage

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Imagine yourself in the late 19th century, in a romantic era of peace and prosperity called the Belle Époque.

Bucharest was a city where the West met the East, instantly charming travellers with its multiculturalism, bohemian lifestyle, and gorgeous architecture. Back then, the flourishing Romanian capital was experiencing the greatest cultural boom of its history, and was known as the Paris of the East.

This tour is structured as a story, taking you along the famous Victory Boulevard and through the fully restored Old Town.

Each major attraction has its own tale to tell, allowing you to go back in time and discover the social and cultural life of the era. You’ll see beautiful palaces and historical buildings in a range of architectural styles: neoclassical, art nouveau, baroque, and Byzantine.

The Old Town is an area that truly resembles the charm of the Belle Époque: old street lamps, vintage cafés, bistros, and lounges nestled within 18th-century houses, and street musicians playing violins.

Take our Belle Époque tour for a journey back in time… To the era of the tango and Charleston dances, jockey clubs, fringed dresses, and secret love letters!

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What’s included & not included

  • Hotel pick up/drop off by car
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Flexibility – the itinerary may be customised
  • Meals/ snacks

Meeting point

Pick-up from your hotel or accommodation in Bucharest. Please specify hotel name or pick-up address when booking.

This operator has 6 reviews for other tours


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Tour operated by: Unveil Romania