Communism versus Monarchy Free Tour in Bucharest

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on April 04, 2018

BTrip Bucharest Tours is a travel agency based in Bucharest, Romania. We have been offering tours since 2017 and since then we have met and introduced more than 50,000 people to the wonders of our city. We are a team of friendly, travel enthusiastic and certified tour guides who speak English, Spanish and Italian. Besides this, 2 of our Spanish speaking guides are natives speakers from Spain. Everyone at Btrip Bucharest has travelled extensively through Romania and experienced all aspects of its culture. That is why we want to show you Bucharest the same way that we see it, so that you can also fall in love with the city. We are here to help you enjoy the best possible travel experience possible.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

On this free tour, you can discover interesting stories from the fascinating history of Bucharest, how under the time of the Romanian Monarchy the city progressed and modernized so much that it became known as Little Paris, and how the Communist regime came to change Bucharest by brutally transforming it.
You will hear stories about the greatest people who lived and left their mark on Bucharest as well as on world history. The free tour includes stops at the important sights in the center of Bucharest, which will also reveal more about the local culture, significant architecture, and vintage photos the guides will show you in large format.
This activity includes: 

  • The Romanian Athenaeum – first stop 
  • Equestrian statue of King Carol 
  • Telephone Palace 
  • Revolution Square 
  • Victoria Avenue 
  • Casa Capsa 
  • Military Circle 
  • Regina Elisabeta Boulevard 
  • Cismigiu Garden 
  • Parliament Palace – last stop 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Strada Benjamin Franklin 10 Bucureti ...
    Strada Benjamin Franklin 10 Bucureti 030167 Romania
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    In front of the Romanian Athenaeum building's columns, on the steps, with a blue sign reading BTrip Bucharest Free Walking Tour

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Ateneul Român
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Statuia Ecvestră a lui Carol I
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Revolution Square
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Calea Victoriei
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Cercul Militar Național
  • 6
    Outside visit
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Palace of Parliament

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Magnus 17 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Great guide, good locations, unique history. Can only recommend 🤗
Cecilia 05 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Very good tour. The time passed very quickly. It was a lot of information and very interesting. If it’s the first time in Bukarest we would also recommend to take another tour.
Nathalie 03 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
We loved the tour with Stephan. He is a great story teller, it was pleasant listening to him. The information he gave us, was very interesting.
Ronni 01 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
We did the communism vs. monarchy tour with Laura and it was fantastic. We've done free walking tours in a lot of cities and Laura was up there with the best. She maintained a nice balance of history and light-hearted information. We agreed that each stop was just the right amount of time and info and that our minds never wandered. The 2.5 hours flew by. She was also very conscious of the group, checking if we needed to eat/drink something or use the bathroom (especially good as one of us was pregnant, but I'd don't doubt she does so regardless.) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
Andrea 30 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Laura is a great tour guide and she managed to make 2.5h fly! The tour was extremely interesting, informative and fun at the same time - definitely recommended
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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