Duration: 5 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered: yes
Cismigiu Gardens – Old public garden, opened since 1850 – The Cismigiu Garden (Romanian: ParculCismigiu) forms the oldest and, at 17 hectares, the largest park in city’s central area. Highlights of the Bucharest Cismigiu Gardens include the Roman Garden, laid out in the style of ancient Rome, including busts of Romania’s most famous writers, and the lake, which can be explored by rowing boat in summer or skated upon during the winter.
Primaverii Palace – The palace, located in Bucharest’s Primaverii neighborhood, was opened to the public earlier in March.
Primaverii Palace was built in the mid-60s, on a plot that was initially covering more than 14,000 sqm, and was enlarged in 1970-1971. The building’s architect was Aron Grimberg-Solari.
The Ceausescu family lived the last 25 years of their lives in this mansion. The palace has 80 rooms decorated with silk wallpaper, wood paneling, paintings signed by famous Romanian painters, as well as other facilities such as a swimming pool and a cinema.
Arch of Triumph – Initially built of wood in 1878 to honor the Romanian soldiers who won the Independence War, Bucharest’s Arch of Triumph was rebuit in 1922 and redecoreted in 1936 with base reliefs carved in granite brought from Deva (Transylvania)
The Village Museum – Founded by royal decree in 1936, this fascinating outdoor museum, the largest in Europe, covers some 30 acres on the shores of Lake Herastrau in Herastrau Park. It features a collection of 50 buildings representing the history and design of Romania’s rural architecture.
The Herastrau Park – Quite simply, this glorious park, spread over 187 hectares around Herastrau lake is one of the jewels in Bucharest’s crown, which might explain why half of the city chooses to spend its summer Sunday afternoons here.Herastrau was laid out from 1930-36 on what had until then been mainly marshland around the (natural) lake.
Revolution Square – The square gained worldwide notoriety when TV stations around the globe broadcasted Nicolae Ceausescu’s final moments in power on December 21, 1989. It was here, at the balcony of the former Communist Party Headquarters, that Ceausescu stared in disbelief as the people gathered in the square below turned on him. He fled the angry crowd in his white helicopter, only to be captured outside of the city a few hours later.
Parliament Palace – Built by Communist Party leader, Nicolae Ceausescu, the colossal Parliament Palace is the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon. The interior is a luxurious display of crystal chandeliers, mosaics, oak paneling, marble, gold leaf, stained-glass windows and floors covered in rich carpets.
Hotel pick-up & drop-off
Transportation by air-conditioned car/van
Assistance during the entire tour in English
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
Entrance fees and photo / video fees (approx. EUR 15/person)