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  • Free Tour: Old Town and Parliament

Free Tour: Old Town and Parliament

  • Bucharest
  • Available in: Spanish, English

About the tour

We start off in front of the Palace of the Parliament, revealing its story and introducing our guests to the general history of Romania. Then, we go on the cross Dâmbovița river, not forgetting to mention the most interesting facts about it and about the Palace of Justice that proudly rises on one of the river banks.

We continue our Bucharest free tour by entering the Old Town, visiting Stavropoleos Monastery, learning the story behind the famous Caru cu Bere restaurant, walking down Victoriei Avenue right before entering Macca Villacrosse passage – a gorgeous peaceful place during the morning that comes alive at night when the bars roam with locals.

After seeing the grandeur of the building where the National Bank of Romania is, we stop by Carturesti Carusel to see what used to be this building before becoming the most instagramable spot of the city! We go on to find out how the communist era affected the general look of Bucharest. Our next stop is dedicated to describing all of the most delicious Romanian dishes – traditions and superstitions included! What would a free tour be without a more than 200 years old inn and the oldest standing church of the city? Probably not as good, that’s why we stop at Manuc’s Inn and Saint Anthony’s Church.

After telling the 100% real story of the ruler that inspired Dracula’s legend, we continue towards Rome’s symbol, describing how the Romanian people formed, we visit the Kilometer Zero monument and we find out its interesting history before finishing a two hours and a half walk in University’s Square where we tell the story of the Communist regime fall. Don’t worry; our final stop is five minutes away of restaurants and bars, just in case you will want to have lunch right after tour!

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How to find me: In Piata Square on the sidewalk, corner with Social 1 Restaurant (If you face the Palace of Parliament, the restaurant is situated on the right side). The guide is next to the restaurant.
Tour duration: 3 hours

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Ratings 40

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MARIA DEL CARMEN

3 months ago

Muy interesante y muy bien llevado por la guía, más teniendo en cuenta q fue un día "complicado" al decretar las medidas contra el coronavirus. Muy buen trabajo.

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Natalie

3 months ago

Adrian was very informative and funny. I’ve lived in Bucharest since August and I felt like I knew a lot about the history of the city, but I learned much more. (The stop was nicely timed as well.) I will definitely recommend this tour to others!

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Esteban

3 months ago

Excellent Tour, Maria displayed her knowledge of her country with real art and charm.

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Leonardo

4 months ago

Excelente Vlad. Uno se da cuenta cuándo alguien hace porque lo disfruta y trata de transmitir todo su conocimiento sobre la historia de los sitios visitados en el recorrido.

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Alejandra

4 months ago

nos toco la guya Andrade. Muy simpatica.

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Roberto

4 months ago

Free Tour with Adriana. Loved her sense of humour. The city is better than I expected! Great Tour!


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