Bucharest, Romania

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clock-o3 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

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.
  • 3-hour walking tour of Bucharest's finest points of interest
  • Admire the city's diverse architectural styles
  • See University Square, a statue of Vlad the Impaler, the eye-popping Palace of Parliament and more
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Learn how Ceasescu's dictatorship and the Cold War affected the city
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

Reviews

Viator Traveler's Reviews

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l
, Oct 2018

It has taken a long time to write this review in between lifes busy schedule, but we felt it important to give special mention and grateful thanks to Claire Alina for accompanying us on the Guided Walking Tour of Historical Bucharest last September. For my wife and I, it was our first time to visit the city, and Claires tour gave us some wonderful memories to take home with us.

She picked us up at our hotel and we walked the various sights and promenades of the city. It was a really friendly and relaxed afternoon, she was a truly charming hostess and the three of us hit it off so well. She explained much of what it was like to live in Romania, and we all chatted about the ups and downs of life that everyone has to go through, which dont change from country to country. She gave us particular insight into Romania's history and development, from the era of King Carol, through both world wars, the Ceaucescu regime and on to the present day. We collectively recalled having watched much of the footage of the 1989 Revolution on TV in our youth it was certainly food for thought to stand in Revolution Square and recall those troubled times, while at the same time watching some kids skateboarding there.

Some highlights included our visit to an Orthodox church. As Catholics it was so interesting for my wife and I to see the differences but also the similarities between both religions. Claire explained all aspects to us so well, indeed was equally interested in our opinions and was more than happy for us to take extra time to pray and to reflect in such a beautiful space. We also visited a local bazaar, selling hand painted eggs, scarves, and other local crafts, as well as several stalls of antiques and militaria which kept me busy. Again, Claire was happy to share her time and knowledge with us both.

Recommended without hesitation, hope you enjoy your visit to Bucharest as much as we did.

A
, Jul 2018

I liked it very much. Anybody who is interested in history should take it. The guide was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions

n
, Apr 2018

I must commend Claire for the job she did during my tour. It was forecast to snow...which it did but we continued with the tour as if it were any other day. Very knowledgeable, patient and caring host. Would redo under more favorable weather conditions.

D
, Feb 2018

This was a great introduction to Bucharest. My guide was very knowledgeable and went out of her way to show me the things I particularly wanted to see. Highly recommended.

K
, Jan 2018

Very good tour with a lady who spoke excellent English. Three hours went quickly and we picked up loads of information that would not have if walked independently.

d
, Oct 2017

Very good. Bucharest is a wonderful city,

M
, Oct 2017

The guide was knowledgeable and informative. She was very interested in the history of Bucharest and gave the tour a lot of interest. I liked how it was administered.

M
, Oct 2017

Great tour of the city mixed with cultural perspectives from our guide. We discussed the city's history and how that has shaped things today. Bucharest is easy to walk around, pretty flat, and has interesting architecture. Our guide Claire spoke excellent English and was easy to understand she communicates effectively and tailored the discussion around our questions. Great experience!

C
, Sep 2016

A wonderful introduction to a beautiful city. I would highly recommend this walking tour.

D
, Jul 2016

It is a one-on-one guided tour with and very knowledgeable lady. Highly recommended.


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