Bucharest Tour

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1-4 persons from 85€

4-8 persons from 140€

Bucharest Tour

 

Take some time off and enjoy a relaxing day, while discover interesting facts and new places in Bucharest.

Your companions and you exclusively, will get to vist important romanian monuments and highlights that marks the foundations of modern Romania as it is, nowadays.

To better understand Romania and its people, you will be walked through five centuries of history with an increased interest on Romanian Monarchy and Communism, that marked profoundly the development of modern Romania.
We will start our day by departing from your hotel, and based on the location, the starting point will vary, but will include following tourist attractions, based on your desire:

Palace of Parliament

The world's biggest parliamentary building (and second administrative building in the world, after Pentagon) happens to be in Bucharest. Palace of Parliament, the testimony to the megalomania of former dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu,  it's a must-visit.

 

Hour-long guided tours manage to take in just a fraction of the building’s one-million-plus square meters (there are more than a thousand rooms with only 30% of the space being utilized) and focus on the tons of marble, hardwood, and gold used in the building's construction in the 1980s, a time when Romania was straining to feed its own people.

 

Ceaușescu and his wife, Elena, both played a direct role in the construction. It was originally intended to house the presidential offices and the Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party but it wasn't finished until 1997, long after the presidential couple was executed in 1989, on Christmas Day.

Old city

Being the core and the expansion center of what Bucharest is today, this place full of history, vibrates through its pubs, coffeehouses, restaurants and clubs.
Known to most locals as Centru Vechi (the Old Centre), Bucharest Old city center is more or less all that’s left of pre-World War II Bucharest.

 

What the war didn’t destroy (and it destroyed a fair bit: allied bombing was fierce during the early part of 1944) communism did, most notably in the form of the grandiose Civic Centre project that saw almost a fifth of the total area of the city flattened to make way for Bulevardul Unirii and Casa Poporului. Indeed, that anything survives at all is little short of a miracle.

 

The Bucharest Old Town area is historic for this is where Bucharest was founded. According to legend, Bucur the Shepherd founded the city in the 1300s when he built a church somewhere on the eastern bank of the Dâmboviţa river: nobody is sure exactly where this church was. What we do know is that by the first reign of Vlad Ţepeş (1459-1462) there was a palace and court, the Palace Curtea Veche in the area we today call Old Town, and that the city grew quickly around the palace.

Revolution Square

Revolution Square, situated on Calea Victoriei.
Known before 1990 as the Palace square, it is also the place that houses the building of the former Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party. At it's balcony, Nicolae Ceausescu held two of his most important speeches, marking his ascension in 1968 and his fall in 1989.

 

Romanian Athenaeum

A concert hall in the center of Bucharest and a landmark of the Romanian capital city. Opened in 1888, the ornate, domed, circular building is the city's main concert hall and home of the "George Enescu" Philharmonic and of the George Enescu annual international music festival

 

National Museum of Art

National Museum of Art of Romania is located in the former Royal Palace. It features collections of medieval and modern Romanian art, as well as the international collection assembled by the Romanian royal family.

Cotroceni Museum

The palace was constructed from 1888-93 at the behest of Romania's first king, Carol I. Built on the site of a former monastery (the foundations and cellars of which remain, and form part of the tour), the palace was designed by a French team of architects, led by Paul Gottereau, and would serve as something of a blueprint for Romanian domestic architecture for years to come. It was home to the Romanian royal family until 1939, while during the communist period it was used as a guesthouse for visiting heads of state.
After 1991, parts of the Palace became the official presidential residence.

 

National Village Museum

Is an open-air ethnographic museum located in the King Michael I Park (former Herăstrău Park), showcasing traditional Romanian village life. The museum extends to over 100,000 m2, and contains 272 authentic peasant farms and houses from all over Romania.

 

National Museum of Art

National Museum of Art of Romania is located in the former Royal Palace. It features collections of medieval and modern Romanian art, as well as the international collection assembled by the Romanian royal family.

Văcărești Nature Park

Văcărești Nature Park is a nature park containing the wetlands surrounding Lake Văcărești
Having 190 hectares, the area where the park stands was part of a large swampy area on the outskirts of Bucharest. To its west was the area known as the "valley of weeping" that was the rubbish dump of interbellum Bucharest.
Much of the swampy area surrounding the park was drained by Socialist Romania, building a neighbourhood of apartment blocks, while the "valley of weeping" became Tineretului Park.
Nicolae Ceaușescu wanted to build a reservoir which was supposed to be filled from the Argeș River via the Mihăilești Lake. As such, a concrete dam was built to surround the lake. The few modest houses located in this area were bought by the state and demolished.
In 2003, the Ministry of the Environment concessioned the area for 49 years to Royal Romanian Corporation for a $6 million.The company was supposed to invest over a billion dollars in a sports-culture complex, however it did not honor its part of the contract.
On June 5, 2014, the Lake Văcărești zone was declared protected zone and named Văcărești Nature Park by the Government of Romania becoming one of the fewest identical locations in the world.

National Museum of Romanian History

Is a museum located on Calea Victoriei, which contains Romanian historical artifacts from prehistoric times up to modern times.
The museum is located inside the former Postal Services Palace, which also houses a philatelic museum. With a surface of over 8,000 square meters, the museum has approx. 60 valuable exhibition rooms. The permanent displays include a plaster cast of the entirety of Trajan's Column, the Romanian Crown Jewels, and the Pietroasele treasure.
The building was authorized, in 1892, and the architect, Alexandru Săvulescu was sent with the postal inspector, Ernest Sturza, to tour various postal facilities of Europe for the design. The final sketches were influenced primarily by the postal facility in Geneva. Built in an eclectic style, it is rectangular with a large porch on a high basement and three upper floors. The stone façade features a portico supported by 10 Doric columns and a platform consisting of 12 steps spanning the length of the building. There are many allegorical sculptural decorative details.

As of 2012, the museum is undergoing extensive restoration work and it is only partially open; a late medieval archaeological site was discovered under the building.

What we live today is a rushed capitalism after the fall of one of the most severe communist regime in Eastern Europe

Nonetheless, romanian people embraced their European legacy and stood up by its rights to be part of the big european family.

Since 2007 we are part of the EU, and free movement of population is possible within its borders and abroad.

In this tour you will have the chance to familiarize with places and people from Bucharest, going to know better, us, the romanians, not the political figures nor news propaganda.

The visiting locations and car journey will be settled before confirmation, based on your preferences.
It's your free time, we are here to make it as comfortable as possible.

 

Departure time:
AM 08:30, 09:00, 09:30

Are you a morning sleeper and the above schedule doesn't suits you?
Inform us while completing booking request form under special request category, and we will find a solution to reschedule the timetable, and still enjoy a beautiful day.

Your location in Bucharest

6-8 hours based on traffic conditions

-Fuel surcharges

-Experienced driver as a knowledgeable guide

-Bottled water

-Preferred ambiental conditions (music & temperature)

-Free Wi-Fi internet connection

-Lunch expenses

-Museums entry fees

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