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Romanian Athenaeum (Ateneul Roman) Tours

Romanian Athenaeum (Ateneul Roman)
Arguably the most beautiful building in Bucharest, the Romanian Athenaeum (Ateneul Rôman) is the city’s foremost concert hall and a source of national pride, with an elegant Doric-colonnaded façade topped with a pediment and cupola. It was designed in Neo-classical style by French architect Albert Galleron and opened in 1888 to great acclaim; the great Romanian conductor George Enescu debuted his ‘Romanian Poem’ here in 1898. The lobby of the concert hall is an opulent, almost Art Nouveau triumph of ornamental gilding supported by arched, pink marble columns that lead off to a series of twisting marble staircases leading up to the concert hall. The circular auditorium seats 652 under a fabulous domed ceiling richly ornamented in scarlet and gold and fringed by frescoes by Costin Petrescu depicting important events in Romanian history; it is world-famous for the clarity of it acoustics and is home to the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, who offer a full program of classical and chamber concerts as well as performing in the celebrated George Enescu Classical Festival, one of the biggest cultural events in eastern Europe.

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Strada Benjamin Franklin 1-3. Box office: +40 21 315 6875. Box office open Tue–Fri 12pm–7pm; Sat–Sun 4pm–7pm. Ticket prices vary according to performance. Take the metro to Universitate.
Address: Strada Benjamin Franklin 1-3, Bucharest, Bucharest Municipality 110101, Romania
Hours: Box office Tue–Fri 12pm–7pm; Sat–Sun 4pm–7pm
Admission: Varies
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From Bucharest: Dracula Castle, Peles and Old Town Brasov Small Group Tour

From Bucharest: Dracula Castle, Peles and Old Town Brasov Small Group Tour

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Escape the urban bustle of Bucharest for the day to discover the legends and treasures of Transylvania. Wander through the Gothic chambers and turrets of Bran Castle, nicknamed ‘Dracula’s Castle’ thanks to its spooky atmosphere and ties to Vlad the Impaler, and then feel like you’ve stepped into a fairy tale on a tour of splendid Peles Castle, the former royal residence of Romanian kings. Finally, explore one of Transylvania’s most well-preserved medieval villages on a walking tour of Brasov.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$51,83
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US$51,83
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Bucharest Guided City Tour with Entrance to the Village Museum

Bucharest Guided City Tour with Entrance to the Village Museum

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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$30,20
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 Bucharest Panoramic - 4h private city tour

Bucharest Panoramic - 4h 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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$54,37
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US$54,37
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The Ashes of Communism - Bucharest Private Tour

The Ashes of Communism - Bucharest Private Tour

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Skip the impersonal tourist excursions and enjoy an individualized experience on a private tour that explores the rise and fall of the Socialist Republic of Romania and its impact on the city itself. Visit landmarks including the Centrul Civic and the Old City, and listen as your guide shares insight into their architecture and symbolism. Save time finding a meeting point with hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$71,16
Price varies by group size
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US$71,16
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Private Sightseeing Tour of Bucharest

Private Sightseeing Tour of Bucharest

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Get a close-up view of Bucharest on this private 4-hour sightseeing tour. Meet your guide at a central location, then begin your journey into the heart of Romania’s capital. Let your guide lead you to the most fascinating points of interest in town while illuminating them with stories of the the Arch of Triumph, the Romanian Athenaeum, the Revolution Square, the old city centre and the People’s House. By the end of your tour, you’ll have acquired a new wealth of knowledge about the influence of communism,Romania’s people and its culture.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$42,59
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US$42,59

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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US$39,66
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US$39,66
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Bucharest panoramic tour (by car) and city center walking tour, Private tour

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Bucharest panoramic tour (by car) and city center walking tour, Private tour

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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 city tour by car. He will show you the most important local landmarcks. Later, see the highlights of the city center, în walking tour, including the Romanian Ateneu, the Royal Palace, Revolution Square, Calea Victoriei and many other. In the end we take you to the hotel.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$29,00
US$36,24
US$7,24 savings
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US$29,00
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Balkan trip: Romania Bulgaria Macedonia Kosovo Muntenegro Croatia Bosnia Serbia

Balkan trip: Romania Bulgaria Macedonia Kosovo Muntenegro Croatia Bosnia Serbia

In this private tour you will see most of the Balkan countries. You will have the opportunity to visit: - Bucharest the capital of România - Veliko Tarnovo the former capital of Bulgaria - Sofia the capital of Bulgaria - Skopje the capital of Macedonia - Pristina the capital of Kosovo - Podgotita the capital of Muntenegro - Budva city of Muntenegro on the shore at Adriatic sea. - Dubrovnik city of Croatia on the Shore at Adriatic sea. - Sarajevo capital of Bosnia & Hetegovina - Belgrad capital of Serbia - Novi-Sad city of Serbia - Timișoara city of Romania - Sibiu city of Romania - Bucharest the capital of Romania
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  • 12 days
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US$1 812,22
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US$1 812,22
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Transfagarasan Mountain Highway - Brasov - Private Tour Experience

Transfagarasan Mountain Highway - Brasov - Private Tour Experience

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We are proud to take you on a private tour of the most famous landmarks located in the Arges and Sibiu county and experience the Transfagarasan highway, named by Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson "the most spectacular mountain road". You will be able to take unique pictures and learn very interesting facts on the places you will visit. Please feel free to ask questions on this tour, we will be more than happy to provide additional information!
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$161,09
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US$161,09
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Disccover ‘LITTLE PARIS’

Disccover ‘LITTLE PARIS’

Bucharest is Romania's largest city and capital and today an important metropolis. Some of the buildings have the reputation for the high life that gives to Bucharest the nickname of “Little Paris”. In this tour you will discover everything that turned Bucharest into “Little Paris”. Your visit will start on the Victory Avenue, one of the oldest and most famous roads in our capital. Your first tourist attraction is The National History Museum, building that before 70s was the former Post Office and on the other side The National Savings Bank, an impressive building with a stunning architecture. Then you will stop in the Revolution Square, where you will see the Royal Place, which houses National Art Museum. After this you will stop to French Bakery Calea Victoriei 134 where you will have a coffee break and you will find interesting information from your guide. Next, you will visit The Romanian Athenaeum and Cantacuzino Palace (George Enescu National Museum).
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$85,32
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US$85,32

1-Hour Bucharest Private Tour

1-Hour Bucharest Private Tour

Bucharest boasts many historic features, but these can be hard to appreciate on a self-led tour. Enjoy an intimate experience of the city on a private walking tour and see landmarks such as the Romanian Athenaeum, Revolution Square, and Kretzulescu Church. Gain insight into the historical events that shaped the city, including the Romanian Revolution, from your guide, and benefit from their undivided attention on a private tour.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$14,50
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US$14,50

Bucharest Private Tour: Life in Communism Exploration Game

Bucharest Private Tour: Life in Communism Exploration Game

Embark on a quest around Bucharest by solving clues that will lead you to the most iconic communist places in the city, all on your smartphone. Unlock new stories as you discover on your own Palace of Parliament, Revolution Square, the Romanian Athenaeum, the Rebirth Memorial, and more. + Visit buildings and places that have been unchanged since the communist regime + See the People's Palace, the 2nd-largest building in the world + Follow clues and find the CEC Palace, Revolution Square, and Kretzulescu Church + Find out how Ceausescu was deceived by another president + Find out real stories about the Ceausescu family and the life in communism Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions so you won’t need a map or GPS. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place will be unlocked. Book now!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$4,82
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US$4,82
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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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US$86,74
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US$86,74

Bucharest City Tour and Wine Tasting – 2.5 hours

Bucharest City Tour and Wine Tasting – 2.5 hours

During your city tour in Bucharest, you’ll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of its most fascinating sites. Over the course of 1.5 hours, you’ll discover the history and marvel at the beauty of this incredible city. Feast your eyes on the magnificent architecture and monuments of Victoriei Avenue, and the Romanian Government building at Victoriei Square. Be wowed by the impressive Palace of Parliament – the world’s second-largest administrative building after The Pentagon. Step back in time with Revolution Square, where the Romanians fought against Communism. See Free Press Square and The Arch of Triumph. Your group will have 45-60 minutes at a modern wine bar; an intimate place in the heart of Bucharest. There, you’ll be introduced to the friendly Sommelier who will present you with a carefully selected menu of 3 types of wine and local cheeses. Learn the secrets of the city, indulge in the unique flavors of local cuisine, and revel in the warm Romanian hospitality.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$85,50
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US$85,50

Half-Day Private Tour of Bucharest

Half-Day Private Tour of Bucharest

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, Old Town area and many more. We will discover together the Romanian history, culture and life-style.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$54,37
Price varies by group size
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US$54,37
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Buchatest City Tour, full day, all about the city in only one day

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Buchatest City Tour, full day, all about the city in only one day

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This Bucharest city tour gives you the best opportunity to see the most important sites in Bucharest enjoying a panoramic city tour, visit landmarks like the The Patriarchal Palace and Church, Constitution Square, National Theater, Victory Avenue, Revolution Square, University Square, Athenaeum and more. We take a tour inside in the Parliament Palace – the second largest building in the world. You will see the Romanian Village Museum. We go inside în to the mansion of former dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$72,49
US$90,61
US$18,12 savings
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US$72,49
US$90,61
US$18,12 savings
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Walking tour of Bucharest

Walking tour of Bucharest

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Uncover some of the hidden and less known treasures of Bucharest with your knowledgeable guide. We shall start our tour in the centre of the city. A short walk will bring us to the Ioanid Park, that shows us the unique 19th-20th century architecture of the area. Narrow roads take us to the Romanian Athenaeum, then to the area where the Romanian Revolution of 1989 started. Our tour ends in the Old Town, the craddle of the city. At the end of the tour, we shall have a drink or a snack at one of the many cafes of the pedestrian area of Old Bucharest.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$12,40
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US$12,40

Bucharest's Most Popular - Panoramic Private Car 5hrs Tour

Bucharest's Most Popular - Panoramic Private Car 5hrs Tour

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Available in English / Italiano / Français Explore Bucharest by Car with iconic with stops at Top Attractions and discover the unique History, Culture and Traditions of Romania. SafeTours: We have implemented the recommended measures for prevention and disinfection against the coronavirus to ensure the safety of travelers and guides/drivers. Private Tour Highlights: • The Revolution Square – controversies surrounding the events that lead to the Dictator’s demise • The Village Museum – authentic traditional peasant houses preserved for future generations • The Old Town – the architecture and lifestyle of Bucharest – The Little Paris • The People’s House – the Dictator’s egocentric ambition • The Romanian Athenaeum – Bucharest’s jewel of culture and architecture • The Triumphal Arch – symbol of Romania’s unification under King Ferdinand and Queen Mary authentic. inspiring. memorable. safe. Values that we hold as promise for each of our concept theme private tour experiences.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$71,28
Price varies by group size
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US$71,28
Price varies by group size
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Bucharest by Foot - Private Walking City Tour (3h)

Bucharest by Foot - Private Walking City Tour (3h)

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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 on the exterior, Antim Monastery, Holocaust Memorial, University Square (National Theatre, Intercontinental Hotel, University Palace) and the vibrant Old Town (Lipscani area). The tour is available during the day, but also during the night, when all the buildings are nicely lighted.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$30,20
Price varies by group size
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US$30,20
Price varies by group size
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Dracula,The Good (Monarchy),the Bad (Communism) and the Evil (Ceausescu)

Dracula,The Good (Monarchy),the Bad (Communism) and the Evil (Ceausescu)

On this walking tour, by far the most complete you can find, we will walk you through the bloody times of Dracula and the last 150 years of Romania's history (the modern Monarchy, the Golden Age of Bucharest - the interwar period, the rise and fall of the communism and the dictator Ceausescu). Besides,you will hear the naked truth about Dracula and the Romanian Revolution in 1989 and what similarities to Kennedy's assassination are. . You will learn how people’s life was under the oppressive dictator Ceausescu. Real stories you cannot miss out from our guide who actually lived that period. It is not just a tour, it is an experience and the stories you will hear will offer you the possibility to understand better the people not only in this country, but also in this part of the world.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$161,09
From
US$161,09

Bucharest panoramic tour (by car) and walking tour, 4 hours

Bucharest panoramic tour (by car) and walking tour, 4 hours

This is a private tour at Bucharest. We will pickup you from your hotel, will make a panoramic tour by car, you will see the Palace of Parliament, Unirii Square, Universitatii Square, Victoriei Square, the Romanian Guvern, VIctoriei Street and we will stop at the Atheneum. From here will start the walking tour in Revolution Square, Old City, Princely Court 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 of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen and is related to all the great European royal families.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$78,53
per group
From
US$78,53
per group

Bucharest Alternative Tour: Small-Group Morning History and Street Art Tour

Bucharest Alternative Tour: Small-Group Morning History and Street Art Tour

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Discover Bucharest’s most fascinating hidden gems on this off-the-beaten-track walking tour, which gives you an insider’s take on the vibrant Romanian capital. Get a first-hand peek at the work of local street artists, and listen to the behind-the-scenes histories of the city’s alternative hangouts. Small-group tours are capped for personalized attention, and include one tasty street snack and refreshment.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$48,33
From
US$48,33
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 Bucharest by bike

Bucharest by bike

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Explore Bucharest’s fascinating history and modern energy on a guided bike tour. Peddle along bike-friendly pathways and tree-lined avenues with a local guide, stopping to see city highlights like Parliament Palace, Revolution Square, Mogosoaia Palace, Herastrau Park and the ruins of Vlad Tepes’ royal castle. It’s a fun and flexible way to experience the unique architecture and contemporary culture of the Romanian capital.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$77,45
Price varies by group size
From
US$77,45
Price varies by group size

Bucharest 3 hours Private Walking Tour

Bucharest 3 hours Private Walking Tour

Get an insider's view of Bucharest with private tour led by a local guide. Stroll through more than 500 years of Romanian history, from Vlad the Impaler, to the Monarchy, to communism and the revolution in 1989.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$35,04
Price varies by group size
From
US$35,04
Price varies by group size
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What are Romanian Athenaeum (Ateneul Roman) hours of operation?
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Romanian Athenaeum (Ateneul Roman) hours of operation: Box office Tue–Fri 12pm–7pm; Sat–Sun 4pm–7pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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