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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

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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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.05
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$95.05
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Private Bucharest panoramic tour (by car) and walking tour, 4 hours

Private Bucharest panoramic tour (by car) and walking tour, 4 hours

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This is a private tour at Bucharest. We will pickup you from your hotel, will make a panoramic tour by car, you will see the Palace of Parliament, Unirii Square, Universitatii Square, Victoriei Square, the Romanian Guvern, VIctoriei Street and we will stop at the Atheneum. From here will start the walking tour in Revolution Square, Old City, Princely Court and many other. Explore Bucharest’s bohemian charm and Communist legacy on a half-day city sightseeing tour. Get a taste for Romanian peasant life at the down charming streets in the historic city center. We will discuss about the Royal Family of Romania which is descends in a direct genealogical line, from the Imperial German Family of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen and is related to all the great European royal families.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.32
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$120.32
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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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$4.80
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$4.80
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$144.38
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$144.38
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.25
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Bucharest Heritage City Tour - The Last Days of Communism

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.13
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$51.13

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$72.19
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$72.19
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Earth Explorers - Salt Mine & Muddy Volcanoes - Private Day Tour

Earth Explorers - Salt Mine & Muddy Volcanoes - Private Day Tour

Available in English / Italiano / Francais. Are you a passionate explorer and enjoy discovering unique natural wonders? This tour is for you. Recommended for photo enthusiasts, nature explorers and seekers of unique experiences. SafeTours: We have implemented the recommended measures for prevention and disinfection against the coronavirus to ensure the safety of travelers and guides/drivers. Private Tour Highlights: • The Prahova Salt Mine - descend 208 meters below ground and wander the huge mine chambers of 54 meters ceiling height of the largest salt mine in Europe, popular for its saline aerosols and pure air with therapeutic effects. • The Live Muddy Volcanoes: get near and observe the one the world's rarest sites authentic. inspiring. memorable. safe. Values that we hold as promise for each of our concept theme private tour experiences.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$162.43
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$162.43
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Bucharest 4 Hours Private Tour

Bucharest 4 Hours Private Tour

Experience the top attractions of Bucharest on a private 4-hour walking tour. Follow your guide to discover Victoriei Avenue, Old Town, and important squares throughout the city.  Unlike large group tours, you set the pace and can ask questions at any time. You also get a closer look at the Communist era in Romania. The comprehensive route is a great opportunity to get to know the city’s layout for your future exploring.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.19
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$72.19
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Bucharest Private Wine Tasting Tour on Dealu Mare's Old Wine Road

Bucharest Private Wine Tasting Tour on Dealu Mare's Old Wine Road

Discover the best of Romanian wine on a full-day private tasting tour from Bucharest. Relax, as transportation takes you from your Bucharest hotel to the heart of Romania’s wine country, Dealu Mare. Enjoy included entrance to a museum and manor and learn all about the winemaking process, before the tastings begin. Try various types of wine at Casa Colinelor and Lacerta Winery, with lunch served at either location.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$169.91
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$169.91
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The Fall of the Communism - 5hrs private tour in Bucharest

The Fall of the Communism - 5hrs private tour in Bucharest

Famous for its scenic landscape and Balkan culture, Romania’s often-overlooked communist history also served to shape the country as it is today. Learn about the fall of the communism on a half-day tour of Bucharest and visit significant landmarks including the Palace of the Parliament, Primăverii Palace, and Revolution Square. Travel between sites with ease via private vehicle, and save time with pickup and drop-off from selected central hotels.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.17
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$66.17
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Bucharest City Tour by Night

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.53
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.40
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$150.40
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Village Museum, Mogosoaia Palace, Snagov Monastery Dracula's Tomb - Private Tour

Village Museum, Mogosoaia Palace, Snagov Monastery Dracula's Tomb - Private Tour

Available in English / Italiano / Français Discover mysterious legends surrounding Count Vlad Dracula and how the Romanians preserved their identity and authentic heritage through centuries of domination. SafeTours: We have implemented the recommended measures for prevention and disinfection against the coronavirus to ensure the safety of travelers and guides/drivers. Private Tour Highlights: • Mogosoaia Lake Palace – Unique architecture with Byzantine, Otoman and Neo-Romanian features built in the 17th century. • Dracula’s Tomb – Vlad the Impaler’s final resting place in the island monastery on the Snagov Lake. • Village Museum – Authentic traditions and preserved centuries old Romanian peasant houses authentic. inspiring. memorable.safe. Values that we hold as promise for each of our concept theme private tour experiences.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.22
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$84.22
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Bucharest Panoramic Tour

Bucharest Panoramic Tour

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Bucharest is located in the Southern Romania. It is the country’s biggest city, with 2.2 million inhabitants (2012). It was first documented in 1459 AD and inhabited since 500 BC. Bucharest is the Capital of Romania since 1862 AD. It has an elegant architecture built in the period between the two World Wars, reason for which it used to be called the Little Paris. The legend says that the name Bucuresti (Bucharest) comes from a shepherd who founded the town on the Dambovita river, whose name was Bucur (this means in Romanian happiness). The name Bucharest could also come from the name of the beech forests – Bukovie, other sources link the name of the city with the Albanian name – bukureshti – which means “it is beautiful”.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.22
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$84.22
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$115.50
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$115.50
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Bucharest Communism tour: highlights and small bites

Bucharest Communism tour: highlights and small bites

Who would have said that a boy with only elementary school would become such a controversial communist dictator? Was he a genius or just an egocentric man? Join us and hear the untold stories. Embark on a communist journey and you will: • Discover the secrets of the heaviest building in the world! • Be revealed hidden, genuine, funny stories. • Taste some bites of communist food. Will you like it or not? Have a taste and you’ll find out! As a bonus, since during the Golden Age quality coffee was scarce if you were not among the “lucky ones”, you will have a delicious coffee to go. It’s our treat! ;) This tour is good for any of you interested in having a mix of sightseeing and relaxing moments. It has a bit of everything: fun facts, cultural insights, small bites of typical communist food and all that sprinkled with history. Join us on the tour and let’s explore more!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.38
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$67.38

Street Art Tour

Street Art Tour

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Come and explore Bucharest with us from an alternative perspective! We invite you to take a guided tour through the street art and alternative gems of Bucharest. Strolling through the streets of the city, you will discover how graffiti and urban art give a soul and color to its walls. You will learn about some national and international artists and about different forms of expression and types of messages left on the walls of the city, whether abiding or defying the law.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.08
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$30.08
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Communism Investigation - 5h Private Tour in Bucharest

Communism Investigation - 5h 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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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$78.21
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$78.21
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Bucharest Walking Tour: Revealing Communism

Bucharest Walking Tour: Revealing Communism

Explore another face of Bucharest. The one that impacted Romania’s capital so much that any future after that became a better one by default. From the rise of communism in Romania, in 1947 to its fall, in 1989, from monarchy to dictatorship, those times left a deep footprint that only time can heal. Even if the roots were cut down, the echoes of those times can sometimes still be heard if paying attention. Join our Bucharest walking tour and let yourself be guided back in time, by seeing places and hearing stories about daily life under the communist regime, about what impact Ceausescu had on the Bucharest skyline or about the Secret Police and its torturing techniques. Discover important Bucharest landmarks, representative to what communism really meant to the Romanian people and how one man managed to save some of the Romanian capital’s churches. All these while catching up with how the specific Romanian humor helped people survive “the Golden Era”!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.10
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$36.10
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Bucharest Layover Tour - 4 Hours Private City Tour Between Flights

Bucharest Layover Tour - 4 Hours Private City Tour Between Flights

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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.47
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$87.47
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Roaring Romania Bucharest Tour

Roaring Romania Bucharest Tour

This tour is the perfect choice if you visit Bucharest and want a short, funny and informative tour. Together with your guide you will go on a leisurely walking tour of the city center, see the most important landmarks of the city and learn the tragic history and funny stories of the city.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.10
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$36.10

Historical Bucharest Walking Tour

Historical Bucharest Walking Tour

Explore the highlights of Bucharest on foot during a leisurely full-day walking tour with your own private guide. See ambitious projects of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu such as Unirii Square and Palace of Parliament; discover hidden churches that were preserved behind huge walls; see the historical political center of Bucharest, the Old Court; and stroll along Calea Victoriei (Avenue), University Square and Revolution Square (Piata Revolutiei). Your informative private guide shares the history and culture of this well-preserved European capital, providing a comprehensive and fascinating tour.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$86.63
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$86.63
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Bucharest walking tour - by night

Bucharest walking tour - by night

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This is a Bucharest walking tour which take place în the evening. We meet în front at the Romanian Athenaeum and visit the most important tourist attractions in Bucharest city center.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.08
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$30.08
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Bucharest University Palace costs USD 4.80. Guided Bucharest University Palace tours start around USD 4.80 per person. See all 27 Bucharest University Palace tickets and tours on Viator.
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