Discover the best of Bucharest on a half day tour 


  • Language
    • English, German, Spanish, French, Italian
  • Duration
    • 5 – 6 Hours
  • Time
    • Flexible
  • Type
    • Walking Tour


This 5 -6 hours walking tour takes you to the most important sights in Bucharest, revealing the interesting history of this city and its many contrasts. Discover well-known historical landmarks as well as hidden gems from the center of Bucharest and enjoy a taste of the Romanian cuisine at a cozy local restaurant. 


Highlights

  • See the most representative sights in Bucharest
  • Stop by the second largest administrative building in the world, the Palace of the Parliament
  • Discover the fascinating history of Bucharest and Romania from the Antiquity to the present days
  • Experience all sides of Bucharest’s contrasting architecture: medieval Oriental inns, Belle Epoque palaces, communist structures
  • Go off the beaten path to visit a few hidden spots in the center of the city
  • Enjoy the delicious Romanian cuisine in a charming restaurant from one of the staple old houses in Bucharest


Romanian Athenaeum

Revolution Square


Military Circle

Calea Victoriei Avenue


Cismigiu Park

Palace of the Parliament


Hanul Berarilor Restaurant

Patriarchal Cathedral


Kilometre Zero of Bucharest

CEC Palace



Tour Description


The tour begins in front of the most beautiful building in Bucharest – the Athenaeum, a marvelous classical concert hall from the 19th century. This building has been a symbol of Bucharest for a long time and it is the best place to start learning about the intricate history of this city. In the area surrounding the Athenaeum there are other impressive old constructions: the former Royal Palace, the University Library, the Athenee Palace Hotel and the statue of King Carol I. As you take in all these superb examples of neoclassical architecture, you’ll also learn of the story of the Romanian Kingdom, how the kings helped modernize Romania and how their rule was abruptly ended.

The tour starts

Standing in opposition to these old structures is the Revolution Square where you’ll find the former headquarters of the Communist Party, several socialist apartment buildings and the Rebirth Memorial for the heroes of the 1989 anti-communist Revolution. In this square you’ll find out about the rise and fall of Nicolae Ceausescu, the infamous communist dictator, what it meant to live under the communist regime and how things changed after 1989 in Romania.

The tour starts

The tour continues along the oldest street in the city – Calea Victoriei, where you can admire more of the splendid French inspired architecture that explains the old nickname of Bucharest: Little Paris. From Belle Epoque hotels to Art Deco wonders, there is plenty to see on this street and to revel in the fascinating tales about places like the old National Theatre, the Telephone Palace, the Military Circle. Let yourself be charmed by the Cismigiu Park – a lush garden in the middle of the city with a large variety of vegetation and a picturesque little lake – probably the most romantic spot in Bucharest.

The tour starts

Not far from this urban oasis stands in stark contrast the largest administrative building in Europe – the Palace of the Parliament, a monumental construction made during Romania’s communist past under the command of the megalomaniac dictator Ceausescu. You will not only be shocked by the sheer size of this building, but also by the story of how it was made, which saw over 20,000 houses destroyed in the central part of Bucharest. However, it is very inspiring to discover that behind the facades of Ceausescu’s new constructions, there are still a few hidden old houses as well as churches which survived the demolition frenzy. You’ll visit one of the oldest churches in Bucharest, one that was saved in an unbelievable way.

The tour starts

In the middle of the tour, we’ll have a stop at one of the best restaurants in the city. During this well deserved break, you will truly understand how much Bucharest lost in the communist era by spending some time in a historical house near the Parliament. This splendid house in the national Romanian style, tucked behind Ceausescu’s buildings, was turned into a welcoming restaurant which offers the best from the delicious Romanian cuisine. You’ll taste emblematic dishes from Romania that will please your taste buds here and relax a bit before continuing the tour of the most representative buildings in Bucharest.

The tour starts

In the second half of the tour, you’ll learn more about religion and spirituality in Romania, as you’ll visit the 17th century Patriarchal Cathedral, the most celebrated holy space in the country. Standing atop a small hill away the noisy boulevards, this Christian Orthodox cathedral offers its visitors a moment of serenity thanks to its isolated position as well as the beauty of its murals, mosaics and magnificent decorations.
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Across from the Patriarchy, you’ll discover the fascinating Old Town with its quaint streets paved with cobblestones, its medieval Oriental inns, its small 19th century merchant houses and its imposing palaces. During the walk, you’ll see the essential sights from this famous quarter in Bucharest: the History Museum, the CEC Palace, Manuc’s Inn, the Macca Villacrosse Passage, the Roman Wolf Statue and KM 0 of Bucharest. This last part of the tour will take you back into the early history of Bucharest and find out how the city was established, how it developed during the Middles Ages, the stories of the wonderful old houses and of the people who lived here before.

Tour Starting point

 The Romanian Athenaeum building

 (Ateneul Roman)

 Address: St. Benjamin Franklin 1-3

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Tour Ending point

 University Square

 (Piata Universitatii)


Tour Prices

The payment will be on the day of the tour.

2 people 49 EUR/ person
3 people 44 EUR/ person
4 people 35 EUR/ person

For groups bigger than 4 people, please contact us for a personalized offer.

**The prices include a three-course Romanian meal and drinks.**

However, this tour can also be done without including a meal

If you prefer this tour without food, please contact us.


Included in price

  • Local professional guide
  • Three-course Romanian meal, house beer or soft drink in a local restaurant
  • Tourist map of Bucharest
  • Traditional Romanian souvenir


Not included in price

  • Additional food and drink other than already specified


Dear guests!
Our policy is to offer the best quality tours at the most competitive prices.
That is why we are highly flexible in setting up the tariffs for our private tours.


The prices depend on:

the number of people in your group
the language of the tour
your preferences for drinks/ snacks included on the tour

In accordance with that, please write and tell us when you would like a private tour with BTrip Bucharest Tours, how many people are joining you as well as any other details that are important to you and we will get to you with a price as soon as possible.

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