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Bucharest University Palace Tours and Activities

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Founded in 1864 by Prince Alexander John Cuza, who ruled over the Romanian United Principalities of Walachia and Moldova, the University of Bucharest is located on Piata Universitatii, a buzzing square snarled with traffic and popular with Bucharest locals as a meeting place. The Bucharest University Palace’s imposing Neo-classical façade stands on the northwestern corner of the square; it was designed by architect Alexandru Orascu and completed in 1859.

Today the university has five faculties and is one of the biggest and most prestigious in Romania. Past alumni include playwright Eugène Ionesco, biologist George E Palade and philosopher Emil Cioran.

Outside the University Palace stand four monumental statues of pivotal figures in Romanian history as well as numerous stalls selling secondhand books. Piata Universitatii itself is surrounded by a jumble of architecturally diverse buildings, including the National Theater of Bucharest, the School of Architecture, the modernist Hotel InterContinental and the ornate Neo-classical beauty of the Coltea Hospital, the oldest in the city. A memorial of ten stone crosses stands in the middle of the square in tribute to the rebels who died in the 1989 revolution, which saw the downfall of the despotic President Ceaușescu and brought about the end of Soviet domination in Romania.

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Piata Universitatii, Bucharest, Bucharest Municipality , 030014
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Day Trip to Bulgaria from Bucharest
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Day Trip to Bulgaria from Bucharest

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Explore the medieval history of Romania’s southerly neighbor on a full-day tour to Bulgaria. Departing from Bucharest, cross the border into the foothills of the Balkan Mountains and Veliko Tarnovo, the capital of Bulgaria during medieval times. Learn about Bulgarian history from your guide while visiting regional highlights including the Tsaravets Fortress, St Dimitrie Basarabov Monastery and Arbanasi Village.
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  • 12 hours
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Private Bucharest Ghost Tour: Night-time Exploration Game

Private Bucharest Ghost Tour: Night-time Exploration Game

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Embark on a haunted quest around Bucharest by solving clues that will take you to most haunted places in the city, all on your smartphone. Unlock new stories as you discover on your own the Old Town, the House of the Devil, University Square, Cismigiu Gardens, and more. + Discover the most haunted streets and buildings in Bucharest + Learn about the curses and spells of Bucharest + Find out about the organ traffickers at the Bucharest Post Office The quest can be played at any hour, but it is recommended that you try it at night, for the full haunted experience. It'll take you from 1 to 2 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit, so you can finish it at your own pace. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won’t need a map or GPS. When you get the correct answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. Just download the app, go to the starting point and you’re ready to go on a city adventure.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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RedPatrol Communist Driving Tour of Bucharest with Dacia

RedPatrol Communist Driving Tour of Bucharest with Dacia

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Hop into your Romanian Dacia and see the city through an alternative lens on a private 2.5- to 3-hour Communist tour. You have the option to drive the car yourself or relax as while a chauffeur takes care of navigation. The itinerary takes you on a circuit past the most significant landmarks from the city's eventful Communist era. See the Palace of Parliament, Revolution Square, Victoriei Street, and more.
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  • 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes
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Bucharest Heritage City Tour - The Last Days of Communism
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Bucharest Heritage City Tour - The Last Days of Communism

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Discover how 40 years of Communist rule rocked Romania on this half-day political heritage tour of Bucharest. Learn about the lofty ambitions and violent 1989 downfall of the country’s Communist government while visiting its most important remnants, like Revolution Square, the House of the Free Press and the burial place of former dictator Ceausescu. For the ultimate glimpse into the excesses of the regime, take a guided tour of the astounding Parliament Palace. 
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  • 4 hours
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Best Walking Tour of Bucharest's City Center - 2.5 hours

Best Walking Tour of Bucharest's City Center - 2.5 hours

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One that would like to spend some hours in Bucharest, guided by a local inhabitant, will find in this half day tour a perfect way to gain basic knowledge about the capital of Romania.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Small-Group Day Trip to Dracula's Castle, Brasov and Peles Castle from Bucharest

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Small-Group Day Trip to Dracula's Castle, Brasov and Peles Castle from Bucharest

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Explore the remains of Dracula’s Castle on this small-group day trip from Bucharest. Meet your English-speaking guide in Bucharest, then travel by minibus to Transylvania. Admire the scenery beyond the window on the leisurely drive into the country, an ideal prelude to two of Romania’s most stunning castles, Peles Castle and Bran (Dracula’s) Castle. Hit the charming city of Brasov in south Transylvania. Please note that when Peles Castle is closed, you visit the Cantacuzino Palace instead.
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  • 12 hours
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Transylvania and Dracula's Castle Full Day Tour from Bucharest

Transylvania and Dracula's Castle Full Day Tour from Bucharest

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Set off for Transylvania from Bucharest during this guided tour that includes round-trip transport to Bran Castle and Peles Castle. Along with both optional castle visits, enjoy a walking tour of Brasov before your guide sets you free in the medieval town to enjoy some independent time.
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  • 12 to 13 hours
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Transylvania and Dracula's Castle Small Group Tour from Bucharest
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Transylvania and Dracula's Castle Small Group Tour from Bucharest

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Escape the urban bustle of Bucharest for the day to discover the legends and treasures of Transylvania. Wander through the Gothic chambers and turrets of Bran Castle, nicknamed ‘Dracula’s Castle’ thanks to its spooky atmosphere and ties to Vlad the Impaler, and then feel like you’ve stepped into a fairy tale on a tour of splendid Peles Castle, the former royal residence of Romanian kings. Finally, explore one of Transylvania’s most well-preserved medieval villages on a walking tour of Brasov.
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  • 12 hours
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$49.29
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Bucharest Guided City Tour with Entrance to the Village Museum

Bucharest Guided City Tour with Entrance to the Village Museum

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Explore Bucharest’s bohemian charm, oversized structures, and Communist legacy on a half-day city sightseeing tour. Get a taste for Romanian peasant life at the impressive, open-air Village Museum and stroll down charming Old World streets in the historic city center. Learn about Bucharest’s tumultuous modern history and see the lasting marks of Communism at Revolution Square and the world record–setting Palace of Parliament, built by former dictator Ceausescu.
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  • 3 hours
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$28.72
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2-Day Medieval Transylvania with Brasov,Sibiu and Sighisoara Tour from Bucharest
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2-Day Medieval Transylvania with Brasov,Sibiu and Sighisoara Tour from Bucharest

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Discover the best of Transylvania and its landmarks on a 2-day small-group tour. Visit iconic locations like Bran Castle, Brasov, and Sighisoara, and learn about the area's legends, culture, and cuisine from your tour guide. Round-trip transport, overnight accommodation, and breakfast are included for your convenience.
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  • 2 days
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$229.79
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Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour

Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour

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Taste your way through Bucharest’s most charming and unusual ‘mahallas,’ or neighborhoods, on a small-group food tour. Venture beyond crowded squares and Communist architecture to discover the Romanian capital’s quieter, Belle Époque quarters, where Old World elegance meets bohemian flair. Along the way, pop in to lively markets, specialty shops, and cafes to sample the best of artisan Romanian cuisine like goats-milk cheese, cured meat, homemade bread, craft beer, and Wallachian doughnuts.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Bucharest by Foot - Private Walking City Tour

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Bucharest by Foot - Private Walking City Tour

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The walking city tour itinerary includes the most interesting sightseeing of the center of Bucharest such as: Revolution Square (Romanian Atheneum, Royal Palace / Art Museum, Central University Library, Communist Party Headquarter), Victoriei Boulevard, Union Square (the shopping center and the fountains), Parliament Palace (seen from a distance), University Square (National Theatre, Intercontinental Hotel, University Palace) and the vibrant Old Town (Lipscani area). There is enough time for photos stops, coffee breaks or just sit & rest when you need. As being a private tour, we guarantee flexibility and personalized service. The tour is available during the day, but also during the night, when all the buildings are nicely lighted.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Walking Tour of Communist Bucharest

Private Walking Tour of Communist Bucharest

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Explore the Communist legacy of Bucharest on a private full-day tour led by a guide with degrees in political science and tourism. Learn about the rise and fall of the Communist Party and its effect on Romania as you visit major points of political interest including the massive House of the People, Revolution Square, Heroes’ Mausoleum and Scanteia House. Take a break for lunch midday at a city center restaurant.
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  • 7 hours
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Dracula's Castle & Peles Palace Tour from Bucharest Including Brasov Old Town

Dracula's Castle & Peles Palace Tour from Bucharest Including Brasov Old Town

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We offer you a well balanced round trip, starting from Bucharest, with a little bit of everything included: breathtaking scenery, fairytale castles, amazing ruins, historical places, monuments and, as much as possible, interaction with the locals. Book this tour if you want to learn what, when, where and why about Romania. We will show you all the must-see attractions, but our speciality are the many sights most other tour operators don't include in their set route. Please note: We don't do shared tours, we only do private tours. If you'd like to travel together with a bunch of strangers, each one with his own agenda, pace and his good or bad habits, there are plenty of other travel agents out there happy to accommodate you. Anyway, a private tour doesn't necessarily mean an expensive tour. Please take a moment to review our prices. You'll find private tours at the price of a shared tour or cheaper!
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  • 10 to 14 hours
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Bucharest City Tour by Night
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Bucharest City Tour by Night

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Delve into the heart of Romania’s capital on this 1.5-hour sightseeing tour of Bucharest at night. Meet your guide at a central location, just as nightfall sweeps over the city. On this tour, you’ll see a new side of Bucharest, when the locals hang out in cafes, bars and restaurants with friends and family and the buildings glow in the streetlights. Your local guide will illuminate the architecture, parks and streets with fascinating information. See The Free Press Square, The Arch of Triumph, The Palace of Parliament, Charles de Gaulle Square and many more iconic sites. You’ll never look at Bucharest the same way again.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Bucharest one day tour with Parliament Palace and Village Museum

Bucharest one day tour with Parliament Palace and Village Museum

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Bucharest’s unique culture and heritage can hard to appreciate on a self-led tour. Explore the city’s highlights and hidden gems on a full day tour, and listen to your guide’s insights into landmarks including the Palace of the Parliament, Village Museum, and Revolution Square. Transfer between sites with ease via private vehicle, and save time with included hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
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$114.88
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Dracula's Tomb, Mystical Monasteries and Mogosoaia Lake Palace - Private Tour

Dracula's Tomb, Mystical Monasteries and Mogosoaia Lake Palace - Private Tour

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The countryside surrounding Bucharest is among the most picturesque in Romania, but visiting its main sights on your own can be a hassle. With this guided tour, see highlights like medieval monasteries, palaces, and Dracula’s tomb in one day without the stress of driving. Take in the scenic landscape and villages as you travel via minivan through the lake country, learning about the local history and culture from your driver.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$68.94
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The execution of Nicolae Ceauşescu, Communist tour

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The execution of Nicolae Ceauşescu, Communist tour

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In this tour we will visit the main places that were the basis for the support of the communist regime in Romania. The Revolution Square is the place where the communist regime collapsed în decembre 1989. Here was the head quarter at the Romanian Communist Party. You will see the house of free press, the place responsible for communist propaganda and fake news. You will visit the house where our dictator was living, Ceaușescu Mansion. You will see on the outside the Palace of the Parliament. In this tour you will visit the military unit in Targoviste city where Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu were shot on December 25, 1989. The place was inaugurated as a museum, Ceausescu couple were arrested here between December 22 and 25, 1989. You can visit the cell where the two spent their last days of life. They were tried and sentenced to death on December 25th in the same building. The sentence was enforced 5 minutes after the trial was completed in the inner courtyard of the building.
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  • 10 hours
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Bucharest Panoramic (by car) Private Tour - 3 hours

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Bucharest Panoramic (by car) Private Tour - 3 hours

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This is a private panoramic tour of Bucharest. We take you from the hotel by car and go to see the most important tourist attractions in Bucharest. We will make stops of 5-15 minutes at sights where we tell you the history of the places. You will be accompanied by a professional travel guide who can answer your questions. The tour is interactive and can be modified at the request of tourists. At the end of the tour we bring you back to your hotel or to any address in Bucharest.
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  • 3 hours
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$57.45
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Bucharest City Center - Private Walking Tour

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Bucharest City Center - Private Walking Tour

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Sprawling Bucharest can be daunting to navigate on your own, but this private tour makes it easy to see the best of the Romanian capital city in just a half day. Travel by car to cover the most ground, stopping to explore bohemian and Communist attractions like the massive Palace of Parliament, the Atheneum, Revolution Square, and more. Along the way, a guide reveals Romania’s complex history and modern-day culture.
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  • 4 hours
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Bucharest Evening Tour and Traditional Dinner - 3 hours
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Bucharest Evening Tour and Traditional Dinner - 3 hours

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Once the sun goes down and the tourist crowds have thinned, it’s the perfect time to discover the Romanian capital. See iconic landmarks, including the Arch of Triumph, Victory Square, and Palace of the Parliament, illuminated in all of their splendor on a private 1.5-hour driving tour of Bucharest. Afterwards, enjoy a 3-course dinner at a traditional Romanian restaurant. Once you’ve eaten your fill, unwind during return transfer to your hotel.
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  • 3 hours
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Famous Castles - Peles and Bran Dracula Castles - Private Day Tour

Famous Castles - Peles and Bran Dracula Castles - Private Day Tour

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Don’t miss any of the area’s historic castles—or the intriguing tales that go along with them—by booking this private day trip. While visiting the rural castles on your own can be a challenge, traveling with a guide lets you avoid worrying about the logistics and instead focus on learning about the rich history surrounding Bucharest. The tour delights everyone from history buffs to travelers looking for a chance to get out of the city and explore the surrounding region.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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Communism Investigation - Private Tour in Bucharest

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Communism Investigation - Private Tour in Bucharest

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This tour makes learning about history—a sometimes passive activity—interactive by visiting nearly a dozen relevant sites to investigate the nature of Romania’s former communist leader, Ceausescu, and his regime. Participants receive a “personal investigation file” and multi-media “evidence” to help with their investigation, and visit sites including Ceausescu’s grave and Revolution Square.
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  • 5 hours
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Bucharest Layover Tour - 6 Hours Private City Tour Between Flights

Bucharest Layover Tour - 6 Hours Private City Tour Between Flights

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Normally, layovers are awful. If you have a layover, a missed or delayed flight, we can turn it into a great experience. With our Layover Tours, waiting for flights became fun!
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  • 6 hours
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Bucharest University Palace can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Bucharest University Palace 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Bucharest University Palace costs USD 5.73. Guided Bucharest University Palace tours start around USD 5.73 per person.
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