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CEC Palace (Palatul CEC)
CEC Palace (Palatul CEC)

CEC Palace (Palatul CEC) Tours and Tickets

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Built in the late 1890s and opened at the turn of the 20th century on one of Bucharest’s main boulevards, the CEC Palace (Palatul CEC) was designed by French architect Paul Gottereau and the construction of this fine Beaux Arts masterpiece was overseen by Romanian architect Ion Socolescu. Designated to be the HQ of Romania’s oldest savings bank, Casa de Economii și Consemnațiuni (CEC) and located opposite the National History Museum of Romania, it is a monumental mansion topped with five cupolas; the central one stands over the grandiose, colonnaded entrance and is made of glass and steel. The palace is slated for transformation into an art museum and was sold to the city council for more than €17.75 million in 2006; while plans are drawn up the CEC Bank rents it back from the council but its sumptuous, marble-clad interior – much of which was covered over in Ceaușescu’s time – is no longer open to the public.

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Calea Victoriei 13, Bucharest, Bucharest Municipality, 030022
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Bucharest Half a Day Bike Tour

Bucharest Half a Day Bike Tour

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Experience both the highlights and best kept secrets of Bucharest on a four-hour bike tour. A bike and helmet are conveniently included, as is a your guide.  Explore the city by bike and expand your discovery radius without getting worn out or feeling rushed. See the city’s top attractions, including the Parliament Palace, and lesser known points of interest, such as the Gypsy neighborhood.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.76
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$38.76

Bucharest Panoramic Sightseeing - Private City Tour

Bucharest Panoramic Sightseeing - Private City Tour

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Appreciating Bucharest’s unique history, culture, and landmarks can be tricky on a self-led excursion. Explore the Romanian capital on a private tour, and benefit from your guide’s undivided attention as you explore top sights such as the Palace of the Parliament, Revolution Square, and National Village Museum. Customize your departure to suit your schedule, and enjoy seamless transfer across the sprawling city by air-conditioned vehicle.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.99
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$71.99
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Bucharest Highlights Bike Tour

Bucharest Highlights Bike Tour

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Bucharest boasts many significant landmarks, but appreciating them all on a self-led tour can be difficult. Zip between highlights including the Old Court Palace & Church, Cișmigiu Gardens, and Palace of the Parliament on a bike tour, covering more distance in less time than possible by foot. Orientate yourself in the city and learn about its varied history from your guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.69
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$27.69

Old Town Bucharest: "The Lost Treasure" Exploration Game

Old Town Bucharest: "The Lost Treasure" Exploration Game

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It's easy enough to book at tour of Bucharest. But for a truly unique experience, skip the traditional walking tour and opt for this Old Town puzzle adventure. With smartphone in-hand, download the app, and begin your Old Town quest by sorting through clues, unlocking stories, and following careful directions. As you explore, uncover the history of the the Old Town, and unlock a treasure when your quest is complete.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$5.53
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$5.53

Communist Era Bucharest Tour

Communist Era Bucharest Tour

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Matching city landmarks to their significance in modern history can be difficult on a self-led tour. Discover Bucharest’s communist history on a private tour led by a local, and hear first-hand accounts of life under the Socialist Republic of Romania as you explore sights such as Revolution Square and the Palace of the Parliament. Choose between a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.31
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4h Bucharest Private Tour - sightseeing by car and walking in Old Town

4h Bucharest Private Tour - sightseeing by car and walking in Old Town

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Instead of choosing between a car tour and a walking tour—this convenient private sightseeing adventure combines both elements. First, enjoy a panoramic car tour to save time and see important sights such as the Palace of the Parliament. Then later, take a walk around Bucharest’s center and pass by the Palace of Vlad the Impaler, the Royal Palace, Revolution Square, and Victory Avenue.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.99
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$71.99
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Bucharest Past and Present - Step by Step Private Walking 3hrs Tour

Bucharest Past and Present - Step by Step Private Walking 3hrs Tour

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Uncover Bucharest’s past and present on this city walking tour and discover must-sees such as Revolution Square, Curta Veche, and Lipscani Street. Benefit from the personalized attention of your private guide as you stroll between sights and be immersed in the lively ambiance as you learn about the city’s unique history, from the First World War to the final days of Communism.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.51
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$149.51

Tuk Tuk Bucharest Private Tour - Best Experience in Bucharest!

Tuk Tuk Bucharest Private Tour - Best Experience in Bucharest!

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Get a quick overview of Bucharest’s top attractions on a private tuk-tuk sightseeing tour. Enjoy live commentary on the city’s history, as the chauffeured three-wheeler passes by the Palace of Parliament, Victory Avenue, Revolution Square, and numerous other landmarks. The tour is the perfect opportunity to orient yourself to the city’s layout for future exploring. Don't forget to ask your guide for personalized suggestions for what to do during the rest of your vacation.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.60
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$88.60
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Best of Bucharest | Private Walking Tour
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Best of Bucharest | Private Walking Tour

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If you’re short on time but want to experience all the Bucharest has to offer, take a three-hour private sightseeing tour. Forget inflexible group tours. You set the pace and can customize the itinerary to spend more time at the places that interest you and skip the ones that don’t.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$166.12
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$166.12
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Bucharest by Foot - Small group Walking Tour

Bucharest by Foot - Small group Walking Tour

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The walking city tour itinerary includes the most interesting sightseeing of the center of Bucharest such as: Revolution Square (Romanian Atheneum, Royal Palace / Art Museum, Central University Library, Communist Party Headquarter), Victoriei Boulevard, Union Square (the shopping center and the fountains), Parliament Palace (seen from a distance), University Square (National Theatre, Intercontinental Hotel, University Palace) and the vibrant Old Town (Lipscani area). There is enough time for photos stops, coffee breaks or just sit & rest. We run tours for small groups, so you may count on our flexibility and personalized service. The tour is available during the day, but also during the night, when all the buildings are nicely spot lighted.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.84
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$49.84
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Bucharest one day tour with Parliament Palace and Village Museum

Bucharest one day tour with Parliament Palace and Village Museum

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Bucharest’s unique culture and heritage can hard to appreciate on a self-led tour. Explore the city’s highlights and hidden gems on a full day tour, and listen to your guide’s insights into landmarks including the Palace of the Parliament, Village Museum, and Revolution Square. Transfer between sites with ease via private vehicle, and save time with included hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.72
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$120.72
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9h Bucharest Top Attractions - Private Tour - Full Experience in One Day

9h Bucharest Top Attractions - Private Tour - Full Experience in One Day

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This full day Bucharest city private tour gives you the best opportunity to see the most important sites and the landmarks of the city in only one day. We will pick you up from your hotel and start with the number one attraction of the city: Palace of Parliament. You will take a tour of the interior of the building. Then we will go to the Ceaușescu mansion, the place where the Communist dictator lived for 24 years. We will also have a tour of the House on the inside. Next comes the Village Museum which is the second most visited location in Bucharest, here we will have an open-air museum tour and lunch. After we will also see the House of the Communist Newspaper, the triumphal arch, the Romanian Athenaeum, the Royal Palace, the Revolution Square of 1989, the historical center, the Old Princely Court built by Vlad the Impaler and other places full of history.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.35
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$112.35
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The Fixers walking tour of the Old Town in Bucharest

The Fixers walking tour of the Old Town in Bucharest

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Explore the old town of Bucharest and its highlights as you embark on a walking tour through the city. Alongside a private guide, see the main points of interest including the massive Parliament Palace, the National Bank of Romania, the Old Princely Court, and Stavropoleos Monastery. Your guide also sheds light on the history and culture of Romania, including tales of the infamous Vlad the Impaler.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.00
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$135.00
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Bucharest Night Tour in Tuk Tuk - Best of Bucharest!

Bucharest Night Tour in Tuk Tuk - Best of Bucharest!

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"There's no better way to see Bucharest". That's what other tourists said. With tuk tuk you get a full 360 panoramic view over Bucharest. Moreover night tours give you a unique perspective as the most important buildings are lighted up. Get on board of tuk tuk and enjoy Bucharest to the fullest! This unique experience in Bucharest you will remember forever!
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.67
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Bucharest , the underdog of Europe - history and architecture

Bucharest , the underdog of Europe - history and architecture

Walking around the beautiful streets of Bucharest at night with a small group of people it makes the more interactive and more personable. Your guide will bring back to life the history and culture of this amazing city.
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  • 2 hours
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$37.65
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Bucharest Highlights Walking Tour

Bucharest Highlights Walking Tour

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Discover, interact and finally learn what other things you can explore in the city. It is a tour that will help you shape a first general perspective over the city's history and heritage. Interaction is what we like to do, along the way the guide will always be open to answer all of your questions. The tour will approximately cover a distance of 4.5 Km which will mean that you will get to see about 70% of the main attractions in Bucharest. It will not be a tour but a walk with a local friend!
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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$16.61
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$16.61

Bucharest E-scooter Short Tour: From Monarchy to Communism

Bucharest E-scooter Short Tour: From Monarchy to Communism

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Immerse in the tumultuous and eclectic Bucharest by riding an E-scooter in a guided exploration circuit that covers the main city landmarks. Founded by Vlad the Impaler (known as Dracula) in 1459, Bucharest modernized rapidly from 1866 to 1947 due to the Royal Court of Romania efforts that connected Bucharest to the trends of architectural and city development principles used from all the European capitals. In the 90 minutes of riding a comfortable and safe E-scooter on the dedicated lanes of Bucharest you will explore main city boulevards, stopping on the main landmarks making photos and hearing the life and history stories of this amazing city of Europe. Find out Tour’s spectacular life stories on 3 chapters: The birth &the end of the Romanian Monarchy (1866-1847), The rise & fall of Communism in Romania (1944-1989), The city transformation from the Little Paris of the ’20 into the Little Pyongyang of the 80’s belonging to Ceausescu.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.19
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$43.19
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Complete History of Bucharest Walking Tour - Origins and Evolution

Complete History of Bucharest Walking Tour - Origins and Evolution

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What makes this walking tour different than any other walking tour? This is actually the guide - myself. Working under UNESCO's umbrella for the past 6 years now I have researched the history of each plot of land in Bucharest so in depth that I could probably give you the most precise information there is, outside of an academic seminar, on every brick and stone in this city. - We will explore the beginnings of a settlement called Bucharest from 700 years ago; - We will see the exact spot where the legend of Dracula was actually born and learn the true story behind the legend; - We will tell the tales of various empires that have influenced our way of life over the past centuries; - We will learn about Prussian kings and Communist dictators; - We will talk about urban planning, social conventions, political assassinations, love affairs, world records, political ideologies, arts and culture and so much more..
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$19.93
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$19.93

Bucharest panoramic tour (by car) and city center walking tour - Private - 4h

Bucharest panoramic tour (by car) and city center walking tour - Private - 4h

If you’re short on time in Bucharest, a private tour will sure satisfy your desire to explore the capital of Romania. After convenient pickup from your hotel, join your guide for a panoramic city tour by car. He will show you the most important local landmarcks like the Palace of the Parliament. We'll stop for pictures and we'll talk about them. Later, see the highlights of the city center, în walking tour, including the Palace of Vlad the Impaler, Old City, Romanian Ateneu, Royal Palace, Revolution Square, Victory Avenue 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. Our tour is interactive and we can modify it according to your preferences. In the end we drive you back to the hotel.
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  • 4 hours
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$94.14
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$94.14
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Traditional lunch and Old Town Private Tour with a local guide

Traditional lunch and Old Town Private Tour with a local guide

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Do you like to eat well? Are you also of the opinion that food is the best way to get to know a culture? But do you also want to get a glimpse of the best this city has to offer? Then this is the tour for you! Explore the Old Town of Bucharest and enjoy the wonderful story of the city from the origins and up to present! Discover the Romanian gastronomic culture at one of the best restaurants in Bucharest! Packed with a variety of bars and restaurants, the narrow streets of Old Town were once the main commercial streets of the city. Learn more about the area and you will quickly find stunning attractions such as: the Post Office Palace, the Old Royal Court, Manuc`s Inn, Stavropoleos Church, the CEC Palace, the Macca – Villacroisse Passage, the Palace of National Bank and Lipscani Street. Experience the Romanian traditional gastronomy at Caru cu Bere restaurant, where you will enjoy a delicious full lunch.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.06
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$83.06
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Exclusive Private Guided Tour through the History of Bucharest with a Local

Exclusive Private Guided Tour through the History of Bucharest with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. Each LocalBini Experience is conducted in a small group of up to 8 people. Discover the historical side of Bucharest with a passionate local who wants to share all the historical and fun facts about Bucharest. Our excursion starts at the St. George Church. Learn about how the city has grown and changed over time. From visiting the churches to discovering the history behind some of the buildings in the old town or even Parliament Palace, discover unique sites that an ordinary tourist tour won't show you. We always knew that travelling was the best way of learning, but having a knowledgeable Local by your side to give you insider tips and share local secrets is even better! Of course, if you want to learn about something in particular or have a special interest, just let me know, and I will adjust the itinerary for you!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$663.38
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$663.38
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Bucharest Sightseeing - Half-Day Private Tour

Bucharest Sightseeing - Half-Day Private Tour

The half-day private city tour itinerary includes the most interesting sightseeing of Bucharest such as the Palace of Parliament (Ceausescu's Palace), open-air Village museum, the vibrant Old Town area and many more. We will discover together the Romanian history, culture and life-style. There is enough time for photos stops, lunch/coffee breaks or just sit & rest when you need. As being a private tour, we guarantee flexibility and personalized service.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.06
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$83.06
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Photo Tour of Bucharest - Iconic Sights

Photo Tour of Bucharest - Iconic Sights

Benefit from the personalized attention of your photographer guide and the ability to travel at your own pace on this photo-focused tour of Bucharest. Travel in a private car or minibus (depending on group size) and stop by the Romanian landmarks that interest you; this tour is completely customizable. As you snap photos, listen to guided commentary on Romanian culture, history, and modern life.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.52
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$79.52

6-Day in Bucharest with your Private Robot Guide

6-Day in Bucharest with your Private Robot Guide

We found a solution that makes traveling safe and flexible in a pandemic Covid19 period and not only. We created a Robot Guide that will be with you every minute of your trip. It will be easy to use because it will be on your phone that you will receive from us at the beginning of your trip. The Robot is able to find your current location by accessing GPS and it will guide every step you make to reach all attractions. Also it is able to show you some pictures and relevant information about every attraction, like a personal audio guide. Is safe because compared to a guided tour you don't have to stay in a group with people that you don't know. And is flexible because you don't have to follow a strict schedule, you can stay more in a place that you like and less in a place that you don't find attractive. The Robot let you make your own decisions not depending on a group. The tour is consist in 4 full days (around 8-9 hours per day) + 2 easy days for welcome and bye-bye for accommodation.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$719.86
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$719.86
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