Old Town Highlights Tour

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9 EUR

Take a stroll through the centre of Bucharest, formerly known as Little Paris, and explore its history, architecture, and personality. This private walking tour introduces you to the historical quarter of the city.

Duration: 3.5 hours
    Available in
  • French,
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • German,
  • Italian
Tour by Maria
Local

I studied Marketing, but I soon realised that tourism was closer to my heart, so that is why since 2013 I decided to become a full time tour guide.
In this way, I managed to combine two of my biggest passions: travelling and foreign languages.
To me, being a guide means getting the chance to be an ambassador for my city -Bucharest- and my home country, Romania, while also meeting new people and sharing experiences and ideas from different cultures.
If you are visiting Bucharest, I’d love to meet you and share the many fascinating stories about my city with you!

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Highlights

  • See the highlights from downtown Bucharest
  • Discover the medieval history of Bucharest by walking through the Old Town
  • Find out everything about Vlad Dracula
  • Experience all sides of Bucharest’s contrasting architecture
  • Go off the beaten path to visit some hidden spots
  • Learn about the greatest buildings from the communist regime in Romania

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Description

Old Town Bucharest Tour starts in the biggest square – Piata Unirii. Here the lives of 50.000 people dramatically changed in the 1980s, when the Dictator Nicolae Ceausescu decided to build the Palace of the Parliament. Moreover we will admire the wide avenue leading to the colossal palace and hear the shocking tales about it.
Next, we will walk in the Old Town of Bucharest, on the steps of the most gruesome character in history – Vlad Dracula. Additionally, in the nearby Manuc’s Inn learn how Bucharest evolved at the merger between the East and the West.
Later, we will show you an eclectic mix of buildings like the National Bank of Romania, the Stavropoleos Monastery and the Villacrosse Passage. Besides, you will surely be charmed by the lively atmosphere in this quarter.
Afterwards we will walk on the avenue where kings had their daily strolls – the romantic Calea Victoriei. For example, superb Belle Epoque structures like the CEC Palace, Grand Hôtel du Boulevard or the University Library can be admired here.
In contrast, a stop in the Revolution Square will make you understand the harsh communist oppression and the control this regime had over people’s lives.

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What’s included & not included

  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Private tour
  • Tourist map of Bucharest
  • Traditional Romanian souvenir for each participant
  • Meals
  • Transportation

Meeting point

In the park, by the clock near the fountain. (Piața Unirii, Bucharest, Romania)

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9 EUR
  • Full refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour
  • No booking fees
  • Pay by credit card or PayPal