Bucharest , Romania
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Depart from your hotel and begin your extended panoramic tour of Bucharest. Once called the “Paris of the Balkans”, Bucharest is a fascinating city with countless contrasts which can be observed at every step. Its compelling history is reflected in the beautiful architecture of the oldest part of the city, but also in the communist-built apartment buildings.
Its wide boulevards and large squares, its monuments and museums, its parks and shopping centers are definitely worth a look. Founded apparently in the 14th century by a shepherd named Bucur, Bucharest is also connected to Prince Vlad the impaler, as it got its 1st official mention in history, under this name, in a 1459 document from his court. He was the 1st one to realize the huge strategic and economic potential of Bucharest and set the foundation for the more prosperous centuries that were to follow.
First you will visit People’s Palace, the second largest administrative building in the world, after the Pentagon (USA) and the greatest expression of Ceausescu’s megalomania. After this unique experience you will see the Romanian Patriarchy from the bus and have a traditional lunch in one of Bucharest’s most appreciated venues. You will then proceed to visit one of the largest open-air museums in Europe, the Village Museum. You’ll have the chance to see original rural households from all areas in Romania, which were actually brought to here in pieces in the 1930’s and reassembled on site. You will gain valuable insights into folk culture, architecture and life. You will also have the opportunity to purchase original handcrafted souvenirs and information booklets from the museum’s shop. Your tour also includes photo-stops in the city’s most interesting places. In addition (30-40 minutes), you will enjoy a short guided walk of the historical center.
Voucher type: Printed
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Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.
End point: Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum.
09:30 - 17:00
Duration: 7,5 Hours
Guiding type: Guide
Tips type: Included
24h notice is required to pre-book a visit of People’s Palace. The Palace of the Parliament may sometimes close arbitrarily, without prior notice. In this unlikely but possible case, the visit will be replaced with the Cotroceni Palace (a Museum and Presidential Residence), or the Romanian Peasant Museum (the former Museum of Communism). Everyone must go through the security check when entering the building. Passport or ID are required.
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