Bucharest On The Map
It is said that Bucharest was founded by a shepherd named Bucur. From this legend to the "Paris of the East", from Monarchy to Communism, Bucharest went through significant changes, but he survived in this difficult environment, in between much larger empires. Book now your full-day private tour and tick off the most remarkable attractions in Bucharest.
Bucharest tour will start with a visit to the impressive Parliament Palace, the second largest building in the world. You will get the chance to admire its large interiors decorated with Romanian marble crystal chandeliers.
We will then climb the Patriarchy Hill for discovering the first Parliament Palace of Romania, the residence of the Patriarch (head of the Romanian Orthodox Church) and the Patriarchy Cathedral, built in 1658. The area has an interesting history, as at the beginning the entire hill was cultivated with vine.
Continuing our tour, we will take a walk through the Old City Center, where you can see the ruins of the first Princely Court built here in Bucharest by Vlad the Impaler, in 1450. Around the Royal Court a network of narrow cobbled streets was created, that hosted a multi-ethnic community of traders, from all over Europe. You can stop for lunch at one of the many restaurants in this area, tasting one of the large soup variety (locally called "ciorba") or some other famous local dishes such as "sarmale" or "mici".
Make yourself comfortable in your private-car and start exploring some of the less touristic parts of the city. Drive through one of the many communists "dormitory neighborhoods" and discover the "socialist-realist" architecture in the multitude of cramped blocks.
We continue with a short walk through the Revolution Square, probably the most significant area in Bucharest. A mixture of Monarchy and Communism in symbols and architecture will introduce you into the history of this Eastern-Europe capital.
After we drive through Bucharest main boulevards and squares, admiring the French-style architecture we end up the tour with a visit to the Village Museum. Opened in 1936 as one of the first of its type in the world, nowadays it displays more than 123 distinct complexes: original houses, windmills, watermills, farmsteads and churches from all regions of Romania.
- Interior tour of the Parliament Palace, the second-largest administrative building in the world, according to Guinness Book
- Visit the outdoor Village Museum, with more than 123 distinct complexes: original houses, windmills, watermills, farmsteads, and churches from all regions of Romania
- Bucharest Old City Center and the ruins of the Princely Court
- Patriarchy Hill, with the first House of Romanian Parliament and the residence of the head of Romanian Orthodox Church
- Less touristic side of Bucharest - the communist "dormitory neighborhood"
- A short walk through the Revolution Square
- Private tour
- Transportation by premium-class vehicle/SUV or minivan
- Certified English-speaker guide
- Entrance fee to the Parliament Palace and Village Museum
- Pick-up and return at your hotel in Bucharest
- Photo/video taxes
- For the visit to the Parliament Palace, please make sure you have your passport with you (no other document is accepted)
- 1 person - 220 euro
- 2 persons - 125 euro / person
- 3 persons - 115 euro / person
- 4-5 persons - 110 euro / person
- 6-7 persons - 90 euro / person
- Children below 10 years old receive a 50% discount
- Payment in cash or Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX) at the beginning of the tour
- The below starting price is applicable for a minimum of 8 persons