Bucharest Half Day Tour by car

Price: From 25 EUR

Duration: about 3.5 hours

Why choose this: 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 our capital.

The offer includes: Transportation with Hotel pick-up & drop-off, if requested, English Speaking Guide

The experience includes:

  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off, if requested;
  • Transportation by air conditioned car or van;
  • English Speaking Guide;
  • Tips for a good local food/restaurant.

What is not included:

  • Entrance fees;
  • Other expenses.


Itinerary: Hotel - Village Museum - Revolution Square (Romanian Athaeneum, Royal Palace, Universitary Central Library, Central Committee, Monument of Rebirth) - City Center - Parlament Palace - Patriarchy Hill -  other city spots 

Departure in the morning and visit of the Village Museum, a landmark of the romanian nature that represents a large collection of original peasant houses brought from various regions. What is interesting is that every house was disassembled and then reassembled here in the museum. The initiator of such a pitoresque idea was Dimitrie Gusti, an ethnologist, who with the help of some students implemented his project in 1936. You will spend about 30 min - 45 minutes  in the Village Museum.

The tour continues by taking the main artery of the city, Calea Victoriei and the group arrives in the  Revolution Square  where can be seen the balcony of Central Commitee from which Ceausescu used to have speeches in front of the population. You will hear the story of the helicopter that took away Nicolae and Elena from the roof of the building in order to run away from the angry crowd. Photo stop.

You will keep going on Calea Victoriei, one of the most interesting and cultural areas of the city, where one can observe a mix of architectural elements, luxury stores and hotels for tourists: History Museum, CEC Bank and Zlatari Church.

You will stop in front of the Palace of the Parliament or House of the People, as it was named in the communist period where you will enjoy a beautiful panorama with the second largest building in the world. Probably most of the people already heard about Nicolae Ceausescu, but now one can find more secrets about the communist era and how the giant structure was erected.

Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral is the place where Orthodox Masses (Liturghia) take place every day and being also the house of the Patriarch. Here one can be impressed by the architecture and the interior design of the Church erected in the mid part of 17th century, when all the area was covered with grapevines. This is also a good spot for panoramic pictures and a quiet place to put together your powers before entering in the city murmurs.

The guide drops you off at Hotel or any other places desired (restaurant, city centre, etc.)

We are waiting you for a Bucharest City Tour! 

Important Note: If you want to visit the Palace of the Parliament inside, you need to specify when you book the tour, in order to make the reservation for you. 

We strongly recommend the visit at Cotroceni Palace Museum, royal summer residence from the end of 19th century and actual official residence of the President. The entrance needs to be booked at least 1 day before the visit. It is mandatory to have your ID or Passport with you.

Tour Price:

2 persons





45 EUR / pers

35 EUR /pers

25 EUR / pers

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9 EUR / pers

  • For more details or individual offers: contact@socatour.ro and we will give an answer within 24 hours.


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 our capital.

Nota Bene:

For small private groups, to reduce costs, choose overnight stays in houses or apartments, without mealst: consider reduction 15 EUR / night / person. 

For groups via Travel Agencies, send us an e-mail for a correct quote or check the catalog by clicking here.

Ask us for the number of people registered for the desired period, to offer you the correct price, based on the number of participants. 

To add services or change the itinerary by changing some tourist objectives located on the route, contact us by e-mail or by phone. 

For extra night pre / post tour with half board, we charge a supplement of 50 EUR / person in a double room. 

At the time of booking, you pay a deposit of at least 25%; the balance is paid cash (USD, EUR or LEI) on arrival or by bank transfer before arrival. 

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The order of visits can be changed according to the choice of the guide or tourists, based on opening or closing times, weather conditions, etc. 

If you want to travel in total autonomy, we send you a quote, including a rented car, a catalog with the objectives to visit and their history, the circuit map, accommodations, non-stop assistance.


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