The tour starts from your hotel in case this is located close to the itinerary of the tour. This is a walking tour of the best historical part of Bucharest, from the Atheneum to the Parliament and the communsit Civic Center.
The backbone of historical Bucharest, Victoriei Avenue crosses the Old Town going north to the Atheneum and the former Royal Palace. The most beautiful monuments of the city are located on this major street and you'll see most of them during this private tour. Stops at the Atheneum, the Revolution Square, Military Circle, CEC Palace, National Museum of History.
The University and 21st of December Squares
Two central squares in the heart of Bucharest. One is a testament of the Revolution of 1989, while the other one is the symbol of Romania's education system, both key places for the collective memory of Bucharest. The small 21st of December Square was the central location of the violent events of December 1989 and the early 90's, when groups of people occupied it to protest against the communist regime.
The Old Town
The oldest part of the capital where the ruins of the medieval court and major 19th and 20th century monuments cexists. Stops at the Old Court, Manuc Inn, Stavropoleos Monastery, Lipscani Street, the National Bank of Romania, the Linden Inn.
The communist civic center
Cross Dambovita River to the other side of central Bucharest where Romania's last communist dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu, built a completely different city after demolishing several historical neighbourhoods. Stop at Mihai Voda Church, that miraculously escaped communist destruction afer being moved nearly 300 meters from its original location.
The Palace of the Parliament
Visit the Parliament Palace, the second largest administrative building in the world and a symbol of the communist regime. This is no doubt the most famous landmark from Romania’s communist period and the second largest administrative building in the world. Part of Ceausescu’s vision for creating his own version of the capital, the construction is truly monumental with more than 1,000 rooms. It's full of details, like hand-made decorations from the finest and most expensive materials, including 1 million cubic meters of marble and 3.5 tonnes of crystal.
The tour ends in the Constitution Square. Car transfer back to the hotel for groups of maximum 3 persons.