Bucharest City Tour | Including Palace of the Parliament and Village Museum (tickets included)
Individual pricing varies according to your group size. For groups larger than 9 people, please contact us.
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Finding yourself in a new city can be pretty intimidating. And most of the time, when you decide to explore it, you don’t even know where to begin.
Our Bucharest city tour is designed to help you discover all of the best tourist landmarks, and by the end of it, we promise you’ll feel like home.
Oftentimes called “The Paris of the East”, Bucharest is the capital city of Romania and has been so for more than 150 years. Your city tour will start in the morning when our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Bucharest. Throughout the day, you will visit the famous Palace of the Parliament, you will take a sightseeing tour of Bucharest’s most important squares and monuments, and you will discover what Romanian life in the countryside looked like with a trip to the Village Museum.
- Entrance fees (The Palace of the Parliament – standard tour, Village Museum)
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Transport with a modern, well-equipped car, minibus or coach
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Lunch (approx. €13/person)
- Entrance fees to monuments/sights other than those mentioned in the itinerary
- Photography fees
- Tips for the tour guide
EXPLORE BUCHAREST, THE CITY OF CONTRASTS
Welcome to Bucharest, Romania. Your city tour will begin with a trip through Piata Unirii (Union 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.
Your visit includes a standard tour through the huge marble halls, and you will also climb on the roof of the building for some stunning views. You’ll have the opportunity to admire the city from the Parliament’s terrace, and you will enjoy your lunch at a 200-year old traditional Romanian restaurant.
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 more than 2,700 meters. 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. You will also get a chance to see Bucharest’s own Arch of Triumph (Arcul de Triumf), built between 1922 and 1936 in order to commemorate Romania’s participation in World War I.
We will then reach Bucharest’s Old Town, a place brimming with life and history that gives meaning to the word ”contrasts”. Here, we 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 Stravopoleos Monastery.
Our last visit will be at Bucharest’s Village Museum, 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 Musem 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 Stravopoleos Monastery will only be presented during the walking tour, with no internal access.
In what languages can the tour be organized?
The tour is organized by default in English, but it can be organized in French or German upon request.
What is the pick-up location?
You will be picked up from the hotel, or from the requested location.
At what time does the tour start?
The tour starts at 8 AM.