Welcome to Bucharest, Romania. Your city tour will begin with a trip through Piata Unirii (Unirii Square), and you will head to the Palace of the Parliament, the largest building in Europe, currently hosting the Romanian Parliament. Also known as the People's House, the massive building is 12 stories tall and has 8 underground levels, with the last one being an anti-atomic bunker that is linked to the main institutions of the city through 20km of catacombs.
Fun fact: The Palace of the Parliament's volume exceeds that of the Great Pyramid of Giza by 2%, thus some consider it a "pharaonic" construction. Due to its weight, the building sinks by 6mm each year.
On the second part of your Bucharest city tour, your guide will take you through Calea Victoriei, one of the most important arteries of Bucharest, stretching over an area of almost 3 kilometers. The panoramic tour will take you to some of the most remarkable landmarks in the area, from Piata Unirii to Piata Presei Libere and to Piata Victoriei. The sightseeing tour also includes Piata Univeritatii (University Square) and Piata Revolutiei (Revolution Square). You will also get a chance to see Bucharest's own Arch of Triumph, built between 1922 and 1936 in order to commemorate Romania's participation in World War I.
You will then reach Bucharest's Old Town, a place brimming with life and history that gives meaning to the word "contrasts". Here, you will take a sightseeing tour of this part of the city, filled with lively cafes and street food. In this part of the city, you will observe a couple of Bucharest's attractions, such as CEC Palace and Stavropoleos Monastery.
Your last visit will be at Bucharest's Village Museum (Muzeul Satului), a genuine time portal to the realm of traditional villages built in a unique architectural style. Even though it is located in the heart of Bucharest, near Herestrau Park, the surrounding nature helps you escape the noise and the rush of the city. Here, you will take a walking tour around the premises and take a look at what the traditional Romanian life looked like, in a village completely reconstructed with a church, a windmill, a watermill, and hundreds of folk arts and hand-crafted decorations. The Village Museum is an attraction that you just can't miss.
After visiting the Village Museum, your day tour in Bucharest will come to an end, and we will drop you off at your hotel in Bucharest.
Reservations are made at least 48 hours in advance.
Pick-up point: in front of your hotel.
Departure time: 10:00 AM
Trip duration: 8 hours
For shared trips, take into consideration a delay of 30 minutes.
Groups larger than 10 people will receive special discounts.
CEC Palace and Stavropoleos Monastery will only be presented during the walking tour, with no internal access.