Bucharest’s history extends on more than 5 centuries and the city offers a incredible blend of European culture. Its evolution received a big influence from the Ottoman Empire, from the French Revolution, from Communism and now from the West. In just a few hours, you will experience the urban atmosphere of narrow streets with Beaux Arts buildings and elegant cafés, the blocks that remind of communism and the simplicity of rural art and life in one of Europe’s largest open-air museums – the Village Museum.
Our first stop will be at the second largest building besides the Pentagon - The Palace of Parliament, also called The House of People. Build by Ceausescu in the 80s, its construction meant the whipping off of an entire neighborhood and the excavation of a hill. It was build with materials only from Romania – be it carpets or chandeliers – and even today it’s considered not finished.
We will continue with Bucharest’s historic center passing through its vibrant streets with numerous shops, bars, restaurants and clubs placed in beautiful nineteen century buildings.
Lunch will be at the famous Caru cu Bere (The Beer Wagon). The restaurant opened its doors in 1879, it has traditional food and shows the interior of an historical monument built in the style of “German Romanticism” with Gothic details.
Let us tell you the story why Bucharest was called “Little Paris” or “Paris of the East”.
We will pass by The Revolution Square, one of the city’s most important squares, surrounded by emblematic buildings such as The Athenee Palace Hilton Hotel, built in 1883 next to the Romanian Athaeneum, the Royal Palace-National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, King Carol The 1st Statue, etc.
See the Arch of Triumph, a monument inaugurated on 1st December 1936 which glorifies the bravery of the Romanian soldiers who fought in the First World War. Visit the Village Museum, one of the world’s most interesting ethnographical parks in open air. Here you can see 50 complete homesteads, churches, windmills and even sunken houses from rural Romania.
End of program – we are on our way to Constanta.
Private Professional Licensed Guide
Transportation in Comfortable A/C Vehicles
Private Professional Driver
Entrance Fees to the Sights Mentioned in the Itinerary
All parking and taxes
Any Gratuities for Guide & Driver
Any Meals and/or Drinks (Unless Specifically Mentioned)
Any Kind of Personal Expenses
Activity level: moderate – medium physical demands required (please consider that visiting the Palace of Parliament involves climbing quite a number of stairs; the tour is half walking – half driving)