Full Day Bucharest Sightseeing Tour
Full Itinerary and description
The Full Day Bucharest Sightseeing Tour is created for the traveler that is short on time but who do not want to miss all that Bucharest has to offer. This condensed one day tour makes the most of its time by offering a glimpse not only in the Romanian way of life but also gives access to all of the most important touristic landmarks.
Being also a driving tour, you will not lose any time by going from one attraction to the other. Furthermore, driving around in Bucharest is an experience in itself and with the help of your guide, you’ll find yourself immersed in the culture and day to day life.
Casa Capșa confectionery.
But it’s not all sitting in a car. The Bucharest in a Day Tour includes a walking tour of the city.
Walking Tour of Old City Center
Also known as Old Center among locals, the Old Town of Bucharest is comprised of a few cobblestone streets filled with historical buildings, artisan shops, art galleries, beautiful cafes, and restaurants. The names of the streets remember the guilds that populated them in medieval time. It’s Bucharest center for nightlife and fun.
The old town of Bucharest
And speaking of medieval times here lies the remains of the Princely Court from 16th Century guarded by the statue of Vlad Tepes, the real man behind the Dracula myth. Other attractions are Manuc’s Inn, the last caravansary of South-Eastern Europe, Caru cu Bere, a Gothic revival building with art-nouveau decorated interiors that serves a restaurant.
Lipscani Street, the most famous street in the Old Town, is guarded by the Capitoline Wolf, a statue of she-wolf feeding the twins Remus and Romulus. This street used to be one of the most important commercial streets/districts of the city in the Middle Ages.
Stavropoleos Monastery, built in a Brâncovenesc style, is also an architectural gem.
Bucharest has many restaurants that serve traditional Romanian food. Since a taste of Romania is a must, you may stop for lunch in one of the many great restaurants that your guide recommends.
Savory and with a great variety, Romanian food is a blend of different types of dishes inspired by the cuisine of its neighbors but with a local twist. You will find many meaty dishes, soups, and stews, but also tasty options for vegetarians. Just try beans hummus (fasole batuta) or aubergine salad and you won’t be disappointed.
Might interest you Romanian food – savory dishes you should try and Romanian drinks – from traditional brandy to local wines
Driving around Bucharest
Driving along Bucharest’s main boulevards offers a glimpse into this busy city’s day to day life. From The Palace of Parliament in the center of the city heading north to a quieter part of town, you will have the opportunity to discover Bucharest in all its glory.
Leaving Victory Square behind, you’ll drive through Kiseleff Boulevard with impressive buildings serving as consulates and embassies reaching The Triumph Arc, Herastrau Park and the Village Museum.
Communism is a big part of Romania’s history and this Full Day Bucharest Sightseeing Tour had to include the monuments and stories that remained after that era. The marks of communism can be seen all over the city, from mega-structures such as The Parliament Palace to monuments erected in memory of the heroes of the Revolution, grey crowded apartment buildings, to the dictator’s lavish residence in Primăverii neighborhood.
The Bucharest in a Day Tour includes a visit to one of the main landmarks of communism: The Parliament Palace or Ceausescu’s Mansion.
The Parliament Palace is a megastructure that holds the title as being the heaviest building in the world and the second largest administrative building in the world.
The Ceausescu Mansion is the private residence of Nicolae and Elena Ceauşescu and of their children, Nicu, Zoia, and Valentin. Now the mansion is a museum where the visitors can see how the former communist dictator lived, the hobbies that he had and his art collections.
Bucharest Parliament Palace
Price and inclusions
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Included in the price:
- Hotel pickup and drop-off;
- Transport by modern car with climate control;
- Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks available in the car;
- Licensed English-speaking guide who will drive and accompany you on the tour;
- Standard admission to attractions stated in the itinerary;
- Gas, parking and road fees;
Not included in the price
- Other meals & alcoholic beverages;
- Photo & video fees at the visited sites;
- Flight tickets;
- Medical insurance – not mandatory but it is recommended.
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