Private tour

Bucharest: City Highlights Guided Private Tour

Bucharest: City Highlights Guided Private Tour

From US$ 98 per person

Join a 4-hour private tour to visit the People’s House, the Bucharest National Village Museum, Victory Avenue, Revolution Square & Old City Centre.

About this activity

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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please wait in the lobby of your hotel or on the sidewalk if at a residential address. In case you land at the airport and need a pickup, our representative will wait for you next to Info Desk at Arrivals on the main floor with a placard with your name on it. Then we will start the tour. We can drop you off at any address in Bucharest or drive you back to the airport. Please let us know your preferred starting time for the tour.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience Romania's history and architecture through Bucharest's landmarks
  • See Revolution Square, the National Village Museum, and Palace of Parliament
  • Travel comfortably in a private, air-conditioned car with Wi-Fi
  • Enjoy the undivided attention of your guide on this private tour
Full description
Enjoy private transportation and a licensed guide to the best of Bucharest's landmarks. Be picked up from your hotel and visit the Palace of Parliament or People’s House, the Bucharest National Village Museum, Calea Victoriei (Victory Avenue), Revolution Square, and Old City Centre. See the Palace of Parliament, the world's second-largest administrative building. Learn how dangerous and damaging a totalitarian regime like communism can be for a nation. Be prepared to feel small seeing the pointless opulence and megalomania “the sleep of reason” can create. Visit the National Village Museum to see an embodiment of Romanian traditions. Understand what it meant for Romanian villagers to have built an ecological and sustainable environment in their backyard. Also get a glimpse into their simple and modest lifestyle, in social and spiritual harmony with their surroundings. Enter the world of the traditional Romanian houses made of wood, adobe, stone, and other materials, from all parts of the country. Be introduced to national symbols such as the mill and the wooden church. Learn how these treasures of spirituality and civilization have kept the people united for thousands of years. Then, follow your guide to Calea Victoriei (Victory Avenue). Be fascinated by the contradictions of history—on one side, you have the Royal Palace and on the other, the Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party and the Revolution Square, where Ceausescu fled the country by helicopter. Marvel at old orthodox churches, enveloped in an aura of mystery. Also pass through a music store with a large selection of music, casinos, bohemian restaurants, museums, theatres, tea shops, retail stores and gift shops with souvenirs. Next, see the National History Museum and the Romanian Athenaeum, another Romanian architectural landmark, and the CEC Palace. Take a trip back in time to the moment where dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was ousted, leaving behind the secrets of a great fortune and controversies about the state security service. Reach the Senate Palace and find yourself in front of the building that used to house the Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party. This also served as the starting point of the Revolution of December 1989, a major historical event that marked the removal of Ceausescu from power.
Includes
  • Pickup & drop off from your address
  • Private car for you and your group
  • Flexibility regarding changes to the daily itinerary even after the start of the tour
  • Licensed English-speaking guide/driver
  • Private transportation in an air-conditioned car
  • Wireless internet access in the car
  • Fuel, parking & road tolls
  • All taxes
  • Photo fees (some sights require a fee for allowing you to take pictures, usually €2 or €3 per sight)
  • Meals & drinks other than those offered before you agree on the tour
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Gratuities for your guide
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Bikes

Know before you go

  • In case you land at the airport and need a pickup, our representative will wait for you next to Info Desk at Arrivals on the main floor with a placard with your name on it. Then we will start the tour. We can drop you off at any address in Bucharest or drive you back to the airport
  • Please let us know your preferred time to start the tour
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Product ID: 404380