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Taste your way through Bucharest’s most charming and unusual ‘mahallas,’ or neighborhoods, on a small-group food tour. Venture beyond crowded squares and Communist architecture to discover the Romanian capital’s quieter, Belle Époque quarters, where Old World elegance meets bohemian flair. Along the way, pop in to lively markets, specialty shops, and cafes to sample the best of artisan Romanian cuisine like goats-milk cheese, cured meat, homemade bread, craft beer, and Wallachian doughnuts.
Today we are going to explore recent Romanian history and find out the true face of a very intriguing character: Nicolae Ceausescu. Our professional guide will give you a lecture about the communist times in Romanian and the rise and fall of its most beloved son. Find out how Ceausescu rose to power and turned from a loved and popular leader to the totalitarian dictator who pushed the whole country into darkness.Also in order to get to know who he really was we are going to visit his greatest achievement: the Parliament Palace. Discover the second largest building in the world- formerly known as the People’s Palace. After we finish learning about his life, we are going to speak about his downfall and eventual death. In order to get the right picture we are going to drive north, to the old capital of Wallachia, Targoviste. Here we are going to learn about the last hours of the dictatorial couple, at the very military unit where they were prosecuted and executed.
Whether you’re short on time in Bucharest or simply want to get your bearings in the capital city, a private 4- to 5-hour tour is sure to satisfy your travel needs. After convenient pickup from your hotel, join your guide for a tour of the grandiose Palace of Parliament. Later, see the highlights of the city center, including the Royal Palace, Revolution Square, and Calea Victoriei.
Leave the bustle of Bucharest behind and head for Romania's favorite holiday destination on a private tour to the beautiful Black Sea coast.Then relax among the beaches and cafes of lively Mamaia, a popular seaside resort known as the ‘Pearl of the Black Sea. It's a personalized way to experience Romania’s beach scene even if you just have a day to spare.
Michelin Guide 2018 Star Rated Tour attractions included. Scroll down to "What to Expect" section for complete itinerary details.Traveling is more than just taking photos. Traveling should be the experience of your lifetime.authentic. inspiring. memorable.Values that we hold as promise for each of our standard or customized tour experiences, together with our pride in assisting our visitors to Discover our beautiful Romania.Look for our other exclusive Experience Tours on Viator by entering the titles below in the above search field:Airport Pick-up and Panoramic BucharestBucharest Past and Present Walking TourFamous Castles – Peles-Bran Dracula-Black ChurchNature’s Wonders – Danube DeltaCommunism Investigation TourBucharest Jewish Heritage – Holocaust Memorial TourBucharest Traditional Panoramic TourDracula’s Tomb and Mystical MonasteriesEarth Explorers - Salt Mine and Muddy VolcanoesTransylvanian FortificationsEssential Transylvania
Since the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989, many visitors to Romania are intrigued by the country’s recent Communist history. Get a fascinating overview of how Communist rule shaped Bucharest with a full-day thematic city tour of Soviet-era landmarks, like the massive Palace of Parliament, dictator Ceausescu’s former home in the Spring neighborhood, the one-time headquarters of the Communist press and a museum dedicated to political prisoners. It’s a respectful and authentic way to understand this tumultuous chapter in Eastern European history.
Experience Bucharest from an insider’s perspective on a private, full-day tour of the intriguing capital’s highlights. Visit the city’s most interesting landmarks and neighbourhoods, from the bohemian-chic quarters of old town to the Stalinist-inspired grandeur of the Palace of Parliament. Stand in Revolution Square, get a sense of Romanian country life at the outdoor Village Museum and savour regional cuisine at a popular local restaurant. Throughout the day, learn about the city’s multilayered history and enjoy the personalised attention of a private guide.
Trace the rise and fall of Communism in Romania on this walking tour of Bucharest. Learn how the Communist Party and the dictator Ceausescu seized power, controlled dissent and demolished huge swaths of the city to create distinctive architectural monuments. Visit political memorials and Communist-era landmarks to see how the regime and subsequent 1989 revolution have left a permanent mark on the city.
First-time Bucharest visitors that want to explore the city can always book a typical tour, but then you're stuck in a packed bus, where you're just one in the crowd. Enjoy a more personal sightseeing experience with this private tour, where you can enjoy your guide's complete attention, and see top sights around the city. Highlights include visits to the Palace of Parliament, National Village Museum, Revolution Square, and the Old City Center—all with your personal guide leading the way.
It can be hard to fully appreciate Bucharest’s rich history on a self-led tour. Orientate yourself in the city on a tour led by a local, and learn about the city’s past and present as you visit landmarks including the Princely Old Court, Church of St Anthony, and Stavropoleos Monastery. Save time with pickup and drop-off from selected central hotels, and choose between morning or afternoon departure to suit your schedule.
Explore Bucharest’s bohemian charm, oversized structures, and Communist legacy on a half-day city sightseeing tour. Get a taste for Romanian peasant life at the impressive, open-air Village Museum and stroll down charming Old World streets in the historic city center. Learn about Bucharest’s tumultuous modern history and see the lasting marks of Communism at Revolution Square and the world record–setting Palace of Parliament, built by former dictator Ceausescu.
Start by visiting Peles Castle in Sinaia and get a better understanding of what neorenaissance and royality look like togheter. Next, cross the mountains and head to Bran to discover Dracula’s Castle and visit a medieval fortification that was never conquered. Lastly, visit the Old Town of Brasov and get a feel of the city by taking a stroll on its streets. Your tour includes private round-trip hotel transport from Bucharest.
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.
Discover the diverse and layered history of Bucharest on a 3-hour walking tour. Stroll with a knowledgeable guide through the capital’s most interesting neighborhoods, stopping along the way to hear local legends and historical anecdotes. See landmarks like the stunning Palace of Parliament, University Square and the Kretzulescu Church, and learn how the Cold War shaped the city’s landscape.
Indulge a taste for the macabre with this 3-hour walking tour through Bucharest’s harrowing history. Uncover the city’s most sinister secrets, from the bloody battles of the Dark Ages to the brutal communist practices of the Cold War era. Visit the chilling Bellu Cemetery, stop for a drink in a former brothel and hear about ghastly local legends like the ‘Vampire of Bucharest.’ Not for the faint of heart!
Explore the Communist legacy of Bucharest on a private full-day tour led by a guide with degrees in political science and tourism. Learn about the rise and fall of the Communist Party and its effect on Romania as you visit major points of political interest including the massive House of the People, Revolution Square, Heroes’ Mausoleum and Scanteia House. Take a break for lunch midday at a city center restaurant.
Transylvania, a Gothic land of lore and legend, cannot be missed during your stay in Romania. Departing from Bucharest, this full-day tour of Bran’s Castle (Dracula’s Castle) and Brasov gives you the chance to tick off top Transylvania attractions in only one day. Highlights include Peles Castle, the summer residence of the royal family, Bran’s Castle (Dracula’s Castle), and the medieval city of Brasov. This small-group tour, limited to 15 people, includes hotel pickup and drop-off in Brasov.
Get a comprehensive tour of Bucharest in a flexible hop-on hop-off format. This tour provides all transportation, which makes it easy to get around the city and hit all the must-see locations. Listen to guided commentary as you travel, stopping at highlights such as the National Military Circle, Revolution Square, the Royal Palace, the Village Museum, and Calea Victoriei.
The Gothic landmarks of Transylvania are dark, dramatic, and dispersed throughout the region’s mountainous landscapes. Travel with ease between three Transylvania highlights, including Peles Castle and Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle), on this private full-day tour from Bucharest. Delve into legends of Dracula and Vlad the Impaler, and visit Brasov’s Black Church, an imposing 13th-century church. On this private tour, hotel pickup and drop-off in Brasov are included.
Explore Romania’s Black Sea coast on a full-day tour from Bucharest. Venture east through scenic Dobrogea, a region first colonised by the Greeks and Romans, and visit Constanta, one of the Black Sea’s oldest ports. Take a walking tour to view its seafront art nouveau Casino, Roman Mosaic, and Archaeology Museum before relaxing at the popular beach resort of Mamaia. Hotel pickup and drop-off included, with entrance fees at own expense.
Discover tucked-away pockets of Bucharest that even most locals don’t know about this 3-hour city tour. Travel off the beaten path to some of the city’s most charming and lesser-known historic neighborhoods while learning how layers of Romanian, Ottoman and communist influence have shaped the urban landscape. Experience the capital’s serene side with stops for snacks and refreshments in historic summer gardens and tea houses.
The Peles, Bran, Brasov Tour will walk you through 3 different ages. In this tour we will see a king’s palace (Peles castle), a medieval castle (Bran Castle) and a Fortified city (Brasov City). So, let’s taste a little bit of the Transylvania history.- Benefit of complete flexibility of having the tour tailored on your requirements, in terms of the route, the duration and the features of the tour;- Enhance your experience through our choices of tours to match your particular interests and traveling style;- Enjoy the exceptional knowledge and expertise of Romania’s top rated licensed tourist guide with excellent reviews;Discover the daily life, self-sufficiency and sustainability in the remote Saxon villages of Transylvania;- Take a Brasov tour and have a great walking tour in the medieval city;- Make the most of your tour experience through our exclusively designed tours with all admissions included and not just only guided walks.
With this two-day trip to Romania you can kill four birds with one stone, as you will get to visit four important tourist destination cities.We would love to hear your feedback on what we think is going to be a wonderful adventure.Day 11. SINAIA MONASTERY2. PELES CASTLE3. BRAN/ DRACULA’S CASTLE4. BRASOV CITY TOURDay 21. SIGHISOARA, THE MEDIEVAL TOWN2. BIERTAN, FORTIFIED CHURCH3. SIBIU CITY TOUR4. COZIA MONASTERY