Bucharest and Beyond Private Full-Day Tour
• Visit the Village Museum – second largest outdoor museum in Europe where you will see a small part of the traditional Romanian life from centuries ago
• We will pass by The Arch of Triumph to arrive on the enchanting Victoria Avenue – the oldest boulevard in the city, then onto Revolution Square and later at University Square, two landmarks of Romanians’ fighting for their freedom. On December 1989, the communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu addressed the Romanian people for the last time from the balcony of the Central Committee Building
• Discover more historical buildings and monuments including the National Art Museum located in the former Royal Palace, the Romanian Atheneum, an iconic concert hall and Kretzulescu church, built in Brancovenesc style
• A relaxed walk in the Old Town area will allow you to discover other historic buildings including Stavropoleos Church, History Museum, and National Bank of Romania. We can stop for lunch at one of the traditional and most popular beer houses in Bucharest in Old Town
• In the Old Town area we will visit the Old Court - the residence of Vlad The Impaler (the inspiration for Bram Stocker's Dracula), Princely Church, the oldest church in Bucharest and Manuc’s Inn, one of the oldest and best known inns in Bucharest
• Visit inside of the Palace of Parliament – second largest administrative building in the world, designed by a team of 700 architects. It holds the record for the most expensive administrative building ever built (around 3 billion EURO) and the heaviest one. Inside a guided visit tour is available
The Surroundings of Bucharest will complete the private tour, including
• Visit inside of the Mogosoaia Palace - built by Prince Constantin Brancoveanu between 1698 -1702 in what is called the Romanian Renaissance style or Brâncovenesc style which was inspired by Italian Renaissance with baroque and oriental influences.
• Visit inside of the Snagov Monastery - one of the strongest fortified churches in the Middle Ages, the medieval monument situated on an island in the northern part of Snagov Lake houses the tomb of the dreaded ruler Vlad the Impaler known as Dracula, according to legend.
• Bonus part of the tour - a nice surprise awaits, the only car exhibition in the world with all the six pre-1972 Rolls Royce Phantom cars! The newest car is a 2014 Ferrari sitting next to other famous models such as a 1987 Testarossa, a 1972 Dino 246 GT, and many more.The car exhibition is opened for public only Friday-Sunday.
- Professional licensed tour guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Private tour
- Transport by private vehicle
- Food and drinks
- Entrance fees
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- A current valid passport/ID card (not driver's licence) is required on the day of travel - it is compulsory that you carry your passport/ID card with you since the visit inside the Palace of Parliament is not possible without it
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Dan was an excellent guide. He is fluent in English with an extensive knowledge of the history of the Balkan peninsula. He showed us parts of Bucharest that we hadn't seen with our Viking cruise and even got us into a tour of the gigantic parliament building. He was a wonderful guide!
This was a full day tour that let us see so much of the city and more. If you like cars, book a day that includes them, as they were cool to see. Ionut was a great guide who was full of knowledge.
Mihai is an excellent tour guide. He was very punctual, he is very articulate, professional and has a great sense of humor. He customized the tour according to my desire and delivered a well-paced and interesting tour. He was able to capture the history of Bucharest in a very informative and insightful manner. The three sites surrounding Bucharest were also very interesting and so diverse, especially the car exhibition. I am sure without Mihai I would not have seen as much or learned as many historic facts in a one day tour in Bucharest.