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Bucharest: Guided City Tour

1. Bucharest: Guided City Tour

Discover the highlights of Bucharest on an amazing half-day guided tour and marvel at the monuments of the historical city center. After meeting your guide at the local partner's centrally located office, travel to the open-air Village Museum and learn more about traditional village life in Romania as you explore the interesting reconstructions of various buildings through the ages and regions of the country. Get an amazing view of the monumental Palace of the Parliament on Constitution Square. Look at the imposing façade of the largest, heaviest and most expensive administrative building in the world. See where Communism was brought to an end in December 1989 on Revolution Square, stroll around the neighborhood to see the elegant university buildings and much more.

Photo Tour of Bucharest’s Iconic Sights by Private Car

2. Photo Tour of Bucharest’s Iconic Sights by Private Car

The tour will start in Constitution Square with the presentation of the first sightseeing stop: the Palace of Parliament. Next, stop at Unirii Square and University Square, where you will pause for photos of the various tourist attractions. The Roman Square (Piata Romana) and Victoria Square (piata Victoriei) are the two other stops from our tour, until you reach Charles de Gaulle. The next stop is at the Arch of Triumph, Herastrau Park, and after that you will continue to the House of Free Press. Return to Kiseleff Road (Soseaua Kiseleff) and Victoriy Avenue (Calea Victoriei) and stop in Revolution Square (Piata revolutiei). You will also make other stops for photos in front of famous buildings on the way to the end of the tour, back in Constitution Square.

Bucharest Small Group Communist Tour

3. Bucharest Small Group Communist Tour

Although the Communist era did not preside over the city for a long time (about 40 years), it definitely left deep marks in the history of the place and in the souls and minds of the people living there. This trip follows the most remarkable tourist attractions and cultural heritage sites in the center of the city. Together, you will learn about Bucharest’s Communist architecture and history, about the influence Communism had over its people and about notorious Ceausescu and his wife and everything they did to the city during their reign.  The tour starts in the morning at your hotel and includes the following itinerary: - Free Press House and Free Press Square - Ceausescu Private Villa in Primaverii district, opened this year to visitors - The Memorial of Rebirth   - Statue of Iuliu Maniu and Cornelui Coposu   - The Former Communist Party Central Committee   - University Square, Intercontinental Hotel and National Theatre   - Dambovita River and Manuc's Inn   - Unirii Square and Unirii Shopping Building - Boulevard of Socialist Victory   - Unirii Fountains   - Constitution square   - Palace of Parliament Entrance to Parliamnet Palace and Ceausesc Private Villa are optional but strongly recommended since both are symbols of the Communist era in Bucharest.  The tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel.

Bucharest & Surroundings: Half Day Tour

4. Bucharest & Surroundings: Half Day Tour

Start your day in the morning and discover together with your professional guide the wonders of Bucharest, also called The Little Paris of the East. This panoramic city tour includes stops and history lessons at three very important sites: Revolution Square, Constitution Square and equally impressive Military Academy. Discover the history of the Romanians from the time of the Roman Empire, Middle Ages and Vlad the Impaler and walk your way through Monarchy and the dark Communist times of recent history. Drive by sites like: Romanian Arch of Triumph, House of Free Press, Kiseleff Avenue with beautiful French style villas, Embassy Row, Romanian Peasant's Museum, Victory Square, Officer's Club, Cismigiu Garden, Medical School, Opera Square, Fountains Avenue and Military Academy. Next you see the open air Village Museum which will provide you with a unique experience and will give you a glimpse in the life of the Romanian peasants from more than 100 years ago. This museum is particularly impressive because all the houses were taken from their original locations and rebuilt here in Bucharest almost one century ago. In the afternoon you leave crowded Bucharest behind and visit Mogosoaia Palace. Imagine that one of the wealthiest families in Romania managed to spend almost all their fortune in order to restore this wonderful place. Take a trip back in time to a more elendant era and find all the secrets of this place together with your guide. From here you are driving north from the city in order to see a place surrounded in myth and history. The Snagov Monastery is the supposed burial place of a famous Romanian ruler: Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula. The monastery is on a small island in the middle of a beautiful lake.

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What people are saying about House of the Free Press

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 61 reviews

The tour was good. The tour guide had good knowledge of the sites and was very humorous as well. Definitely recommend this tour

Our guide, Andrei Coca, was outstanding. Great English, lots of interesting information, good jokes and anecdotes.

Excellent tour, our guide Roberto was excellent, knowledgeable, humorous and most helpful. Time flew, was so good

The most important thing in the fast run

Very nice, dedicated guide who explains the most important things well and factually.

The guide, Mary, guided me very carefully. He answered the question well.