Meet your guide midmorning in Revolution Square, a popular gathering spot and focal point of the city that was renamed after the 1989 revolution and overthrow of Romania’s Communist government. Sprawling Bucharest can be intimidating to explore on one's own, but your driver and guide will introduce you to the city’s historic highlights and modern-day energy in a friendly and accessible way.
Make the most of your time and fit in many important sights by traveling in an air-conditioned minivan. Throughout the 2-hour panoramic tour, learn about Bucharest's complex history, from its elegant past through the oppressive Communist years and into today's edgy European capital. Drive down grand boulevards and past several other important squares, including Victory Square, University Square, and Romana Square.
See the center of the Romanian Orthodox Church at the Patriarchal Cathedral, and admire the striking architecture of the Arch of Triumph, Royal Palace, and Romanian Atheneum concert hall. Get a primer in Communist history as you cruise by the House of the Free Press, and see the most famous relic of the regime’s outsize ambitions at the massive Palace of Parliament — one of the largest administrative buildings in the world.