Bucharest complete Tour

Price: 45 EUR / person

Duration: about 8 hours

Why choose this: One that would like to spend a full day on the streets of Bucharest, guided by a local inhabitant, will find in this full day tour a perfect way to gain a lot of knowledge about our capital.

The offer includes: Driver and English Speaking guide + Visit of Central University Library (if possible) + Visit of Romanian Athaeneum

The experience includes: 

  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off;
  • Driver and  English Speaking guide;
  • Transportation by modern air conditioned car or minivan;
  • Visit of Central University Library, if possible;
  • Optional - Wine tasting discount in the city centre of Bucharest;
  • Free entrances at churches;
  • Visit of Romanian Athaeneum.

What is extra:

  • Food, drinks;
  • Entrance fees: Parlament, Village Museum, other museums - optional;
  • Other expenses.

 

Itinerary: Hotel - Calea Victoriei - Village Museum - Revolution Square - City Centre (lunch) - Palace of the Parlament - Cotroceni - Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral.

The Village Museum is 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. We will spend between 30 minutes and 1 hour in the Village Museum.

We will pass by 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 frtom the angry crowd. Photo stop.

We 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.

The Royal Court of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula) hospites the ruins of Wallachia’s old Royal Palace, constructed and enlarged by Vlad Dracula. Here you will find out how the capital Bucharest has appeared and has been developed and maaany stories about Dracula.

We 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.

Cotroceni Palace is many things Casa Poporului isn’t. It is located in a green and quiet area of the city, in one of the capital’s oldest neighborhoods. It doesn’t count with an impressive number of meters of surface or height but rather with being the local residence the longest in use. The two edifices share however an imprint of dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu, although in different degrees. And while one is meant to top one’s imagination of scale, visiting the other can be an exercise in imagination. This happens because Cotroceni Palace was expanded, refurbished or reconstructed at various stages of its history which starts at the Cotroceni Hill. This used to be covered by the Vlăsiei woods, which took up a large part of today’s capital’s territory. It was here that Șerban Cantacuzino, a Prince of Wallachia between 1678 and 1688, built a monastery in 1679, and, later, a palace was added.

Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral is the place where Masses 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.

 

We are waiting you for a guided tour in Bucharest!

 

Price:

  • 45 EUR/person, minimum 4 persons;
  • 60 EUR/2 persons;
  • 79 EUR/person for 1 person
  • For more than 5 persons, send us an email and we will offer you a preferencial price: contact@socatour.ro

 

One that would like to spend a full day on the streets of Bucharest, guided by a local inhabitant, will find in this full day tour a perfect way to gain a lot of knowledge about our capital.