Highlights Walking Tour Of Bucharest

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Overview

If the world is a stage, then, for sure, Bucharest deserves its place in the spotlight. It had it all: love, betrayal, conquering Russian tzars , French Vaudeville, merchants of Venetian goods, Greek tragedies and one or two Great Fires for good measure. Visit the city's most famous locations such as Revolution Square, Military Circle, the former National Theatre, as well as the beautiful church of Kretulescu, one of the most famous in Bucharest and receive insights from a knowledgeable local guide.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

Bucharest is a city of strong contrasts - a relatively young city with old mentalities; right at the gates of the Orient, hopelessly influenced by the West and belonging in fact to neither.

This is the perfect introductory tour for every newcomer.

Bucharest is Romania’s vibrant capital city filled with a mishmash of grand historic buildings, brutal Communist apartment blocks and emerging 21st century designs.

Your tour will begin in the political center of the city, Revolution Square. Formerly known as Palace Square it has witnessed many of the most important events in Romanian history. It was from here in 1989 that dictator Ceaucescu made his ill-advised rallying speech to a crowd that quickly turned on him, instigating the Romanian revolution. Surrounding the square are several other notable landmarks, including the former Royal Palace, Atheneum Concert hall and Athenee Palace Hilton, the heart of espionage and intrigue in the years between the wars.

Leaving the square you will then head south along 'Victory Street' named after the spectacular victory of the new Romanian nation in the 1871 War of Independence, and one of the two main thoroughfares of the city. Here lies many spectacular landmarks of the inter-war period, including the 'Telephone Palace', Military Circle and former National Theatre, as well as the beautiful church of Kretulescu, one of the most famous in Bucharest.

After this you will head into an older part of Bucharest, exploring it's numerous streets, paths and passageways of The Old Town. This is the heart of medieval Bucharest, the literal crossroads between East and West, where Ottoman Pashas rubbed shoulders with Transylvanian Princes, and the city was a mosaic of different cultures and buildings: churches and mosques, princely courts and merchant's houses, marketplaces and ottoman seraglios. Among the many sights and stories of The Old Town are lavish dining, princely courts and opulent interiors, the exquisite calm of an orthodox monastery, and the great wooden inn of 'Hanul Lui Manuc', offering captivating glimpses into an earlier time.

Inclusions for Highlights Walking Tour Of Bucharest

  • Entrance fees
  • Snacks
  • Local guide

Exclusions for Highlights Walking Tour Of Bucharest

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Cancellation Policy
All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.
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  • Excellent walking tour, just long enough to get a taste of the Old City. Guide spoke perfect english.

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