This is the ideal tour to take for those who want to explore both the Bucharest of today and of centuries past.The tour includes the Palace of the Parliament – The People House, the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon, and the largest civil building.We will also visit the Romanian Patriarchal Complex, the place from where the Orthodox Church of Romania is ruled.
During this tour we will visit some of the most important churches and monasteries in Bucharest, most of them built over 300 years ago.
The tour also includes a visit of the Old Town where we will see the Old Court – Vlad Tepe’s Palace, Caru’ cu bere Inn, Manuc Inn and Gabroveni Inn.
Then we will take a walk on the most important streets of the old city, Calea Victoriei( Victoriei Avenue ) a street that holds history on every corner and displays some of our most important old buildings.By walking on this street you’ll be able to see the National Museum of Romanian History, The National Museum of Art, the Romanian Athenaeum – one of the most spectacular buildings in Bucharest, and also the Revolution Square, the place where Ceausescu held his last public speech before the 1989 Revolution.
Private Walking Tour of Bucharest Highlights:
- Palace of the Parliament( People House ) – A colossal parliament building known for its ornate interior composed of 23 sections, it houses the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies, three museums and an international conference center.
- Palace of the Patriarchate – The Palace of the Chamber of Deputies (Romanian: Palatul Camerei Deputaţilor) (now the Palace of the Patriarchate (Palatul Patriarhiei); also known as the Palace of the Great National Assembly (Palatul Marii Adunări Naționale) during the Communist regime) is a building in Bucharest, Romania located on the plateau of Dealul Mitropoliei.
- Antim Irvireanu Monastery -The Antim Monastery is located in Bucharest, Romania on Mitropolit Antim Ivireanu Street, no. 29. It was built between 1713 and 1715 by Saint Antim Ivireanu, at that time a Metropolitan Bishop of Wallachia.
- The Old Princely Court – built as a palace or residence during the rule of Vlad III Dracula in 1459.
- Caru’ cu bere Restaurant – The Caru’ cu Bere (aka Carul cu Bere; “the beer wagon”) is a bar and restaurant on Stavropoleos Street in the Lipscani district of Bucharest,Romania, opened in 1879
- Stavropoleos Church – Stavropoleos Monastery, also known as Stavropoleos Church, is an Eastern Orthodox monastery for nuns in central Bucharest, Romania.
Points of Interest on Victory Avenue:
- The National Museum of Romanian History – The National Museum of Romanian History is a museum located on Calea Victoriei in Bucharest, Romania, which contains Romanian historical artifacts from prehistoric times up to modern times.
- Revolution Square – Revolution Square is a square in central Bucharest, on Calea Victoriei. Known as Piața Palatului (Palace Square) until 1989, it was later renamed after the 1989 Romanian Revolution.
- Romanian Athenaeum – The Romanian Athenaeum (Romanian: Ateneul Român) is a concert hall in the center of Bucharest, Romania and a landmark of the Romanian capital city.
- The National Museum of Art of Romania – The National Museum of Art of Romania is located in the former royal palace in Revolution Square, central Bucharest, completed in 1837.It features collections of medieval and modern Romanian art.
Minimum 3 persons or equivalent tariff for the private tour.