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Timisoara: Classic Walking Tour

1. Timisoara: Classic Walking Tour

This tour will start with a brief introduction about the country’s situation today, so you get a feel for Romania and a basic understanding of the story of Timisoara. Learn the history of the city, starting with the Mongol invasion centuries ago through the contemporary revolution against the communist regime in Romania. During the tour, hear about the years of the Turkish occupation and see where the Turkish public bath, the bazaar, or the Central Mosque used to be located in the past. Everything changed when Timisoara was conquered by the Austrian imperial troops at the beginning of the 18th century. The city was completely rebuilt during that time. Wooden buildings from the Middle Ages disappeared and new streets and houses, as well as a fortification system were set up. Learn about how one of the first trams in the world to connect people from the suburbs to the city center was built in Timisoara. Timisoara was also the first place in continental Europe, where electric street lights were used. Discover these and many more interesting and entertaining facts, anecdotes, and stories on this walking tour.

From Bucharest to Budapest: Four Day Guided Tour

2. From Bucharest to Budapest: Four Day Guided Tour

Spend four memorable days on this guided tour from Bucharest to the capital of Hungary, Budapest. Witness where Gothic, Baroque, and Renaissance architecture intersects. Haunt Dracula's castle. Enter the heart of Transylvania, Sighisoara. See the Alba Carolina Citadel, and so much more. Leave for Sinaia in the morning and find Peles Castle, one of the most stunning castles in Europe. Enter next into the Bran Castle, better known for the haunting tale of Dracula. Explore the lively city of Brasov afterward, with a guided walking tour. Set off to the ancient UNESCO heritage site of Sighisoara, where Vlad Dracula was born. Arrive in the evening in Sibiu, Romania's most fascinating medieval city. Be enchanted by its superlative palaces and magnificent squares. Visit the historical city of Alba Carolina, known for its picturesque views, the citadel, and its museums. Find the Gothic Corvin's Castle and take in lovely sights. End the day at Timisoara, named the European Capital of Culture in 2021. Leave Romania to reach the extraordinary Hungarian capital, Budapest, dropped-off right at your hotel in the surrounding area of the city.

Timisoara: Jewish Heritage Walking Tour

3. Timisoara: Jewish Heritage Walking Tour

On this walking tour, you will follow explore the history of Timisoara, with a focus on the Jewish community. Visit the small Jewish Quarter of Timisoara’s city center. See the city’s beautiful Moorish synagogue, and discover the story and architecture of the impressive Status Quo synagogue in the Fabrikstadt neighborhood. In addition to the magnificent synagogues, a number of Timisoara’s stunning buildings were financed and designed by Jewish townsmen. Another stop on this tour will be the only Stolpperstein, or “stumbling stone” in Romania. These kind of stones are small monuments made of iron or copper which are engraved with the name and life dates of Holocaust victims. These stones are one of the few reminders of the crimes that happened under the Nazi regime during World War II.

From Timisoara: Corvin Castle and Turda Salt Mine Day Trip

4. From Timisoara: Corvin Castle and Turda Salt Mine Day Trip

Departing from Timisoara, travel to Hunedoara, where you'll do a tour of Corvin Castle, one of the most impressive castles in Europe. Go up the towers, see the torture room, and be impressed by this mesmerizing place. Then, go to Turda Salt Mine, a magical place located in the heart of Transylvania and surely the most spectacular underground place in Eastern Europe. Formed more than 13 million years ago, these salt deposits are now part of a museum, located 120m underground. A truly unique experience that you cannot miss.

Timisoara: Grand Communism Tour

5. Timisoara: Grand Communism Tour

Discover the history of Communism in Timisoara as you start your tour at the location of the misfit SCARTZ club. Hear about the most notorious Romanian during communist times, Nicolae Ceausescu. You guide will unveil the 50-years geopolitical evolution that resulted in the Romanian Revolution of 1989. Visit the Communist Customer Museum, which is located in the basement of SCARTZ club. The next stop will be at the Anti-Communist Resistance Movement Monument where you will hear how Romanians harshly opposed the communists during the 1950s and 1960s. Afterwards, visit the Reformed Hungarian Church, the place where the uprising started in December 1989, the local headquarter of the former Communist Party. See the Cemetery of Revolution Heroes and learn about the final events, that led to the end of Ceausescu’s regime. Your guide will then tell you more about the Anti-Communist and Anti-Ceausist Revolution of Timisoara. At the end of the tour, you will visit the Revolution Memorial of Timisoara. This site honours the brave people of the Anti-Ceausist Revolution of Timisoara, which ultimately led to the end of Ceausescu's regime in Romania.

From Bucharest: One-way Private Fast Transfer to Timisoara

6. From Bucharest: One-way Private Fast Transfer to Timisoara

Enjoy a convenient private transfer from your accommodation in Bucharest to your preferred location in Timisoara. Relax knowing that you are traveling safely in a licensed vehicle. Your English-speaking driver will be waiting for you at your location in Bucharest. Experience a comfortable journey in an air-conditioned vehicle. Let your driver navigate you through the traffic smoothly. Travel conveniently without having to worry about pre-booking or last-minute searching.

From Timisoara: One-way Private Fast Transfer to Bucharest

7. From Timisoara: One-way Private Fast Transfer to Bucharest

Enjoy a one-way private transfer from your accommodation in Timisoara to your preferred location in Bucharest. Relax knowing that you are traveling safely in a licensed vehicle. Your driver will be waiting for you at your location in Timisoara. Experience a comfortable journey in an air-conditioned vehicle. Let your driver navigate you through the traffic smoothly. Travel conveniently without having to worry about pre-booking or last-minute searching.

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5.0 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Our guide, Mattia, gave us a marvellous experience. He was impressively well informed and patient in all manner of things. The tour itself was sensational and well exceeded our expectations. The hotels were well equipped and also exceeded our expectations (especially the Continental Hotels). Would definitely recommend this trip for anyone who wants to see aspects of Romanian history and life beyond the confines of Bucharest. A nice variety of cultural and political history with scenic Transylvania as a a magnificent backdrop. It helped contextualise the Romanian nation for us. Would do it again in a heartbeat. Thank your Mattia.