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Activities in Bucharest

Free Bucharest History Tour

2 reviews | 16 travellers
The Tour took place even through I was the only person that registered for it. I therefore got an excellent private tour, where all my questions were answered and I learned a lot about the history of Bucharest. The guide explained everything and helped me understand the culture of Bucharest.
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Immerse yourself in the Romanian capital's past with this Free Bucharest History Tour. You'll discover the most symbolic buildings during the country's history. 

Immerse yourself in the Romanian capital's past with this Free Bucharest History Tour. You'll discover the most symbolic buildings during the country's history. 

Free Bucharest History Tour

Learn about Romania's history, and how the two opposing regimes, Monarchy and Communism, left their mark on the city.

You'll have the opportunity to find out what was experienced during these years with the help of an English speaking guide, who will recount personal stories about life behind the Iron Curtain. You'll also see the impressive Belle Epoque sculptures in the Paris of the East.

We'll start our visit at the Romanian Athenaeum, then we'll head to the oldest avenue in the city, Calea Victoriei

The guide will explain how the second half of the 20th century was affected by oppression and terror under one of the strictest communist regimes in Europe. We'll get to know more about the Romanian Revolution as we stand in the symbolic square where the most blood was shed in December 1989 and which culminated with the death of a dictator.

The tour will continue to the romantic Cismigiu Park, the oldest garden in the city, and then cross Bucharest’s main river, Dambovita. We'll end the tour at the Palace of the Parliament where you'll learn interesting details about the second-largest administrative building in the world and the importance for the Romanian people.

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Price

Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 25 people per group.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

It is mandatory to present a complete vaccination certificate. The vaccine must be accepted in the country of activity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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Duration

2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking guide.

Tourist map of Bucharest.

When to book?

You can book up until 2 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Most areas are accessible. Accessible toilets.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No single-use plastics are used.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pet-friendly?

Permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free!

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Romanian Athenaeum