Your Own Private Tour of Bucharest: One day or day and a half tour
Need an idea to fill up a weekend? You have a break between two business meetings? Or you just want to see as much as possible in a short day ? Here is one great treat for you:
Founded in 1459 by Vlad the Impaler ( Dracula ), Bucharest, the largest city in Romania, is now a bustling, modern capital, combining “the old and the new”. History meets modern, steel and glass buildings alongside a rich, centuries old cultural life, world class museums, Communist-era testimonials, but also some of the best restaurants in the country.
If you can linger more than a few hours in the Romanian capital, this is a good opportunity to indulge in a private, relaxing, no rush tour. With a private car and personal guide and driver, here is the chance to discover more than you would in a standard city tour. With us, every single detail will be taken care of, you'll just sit back and enjoy!
A great way to start, is by taking the walking tour of the historical district, an opportunity to visit The Old Princely Court and feel the charm of the streets and buildings of what was called “Little Paris” in the XIX century. You don't want to miss the old Lipscani Street, with its unique atmosphere of art galleries, antique shops and coffeehouses. Then, visit the Art Museum in the Royal Palace or the elegant Athenaeum, a real emblem of the city.
On your way there, you’ll pass by the Arch of Triumph or the enormous Palace of Parliament, the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon. Built in the 1980s and hideously expensive, while Romanian people were starving, it is a memorial to Ceausescu’s ideals and to Communism. An extended tour of this building can be arranged especially for you.
After a leisurely lunch, your guide will take you to the Village Museum. The relaxed walk on the museum's alleys, will get you out of the city’s atmosphere and back into the 19th century traditional Romanian village. This will be a journey around the whole country through the 50 traditional houses, households, wooden churches, and the authentic artisans’ demonstrations to be enjoyed all summer long. The evening, it’s once again, leisure time.
For half a day private tour extension, SoftrideTravel recommends a visit at the Metropolitan Cathedral, built atop one of the city's hills, a church that has been the center of the Romanian Orthodox faith since the 17th century. Or, we can arrange a special visit at Cotroceni Palace. A former XVII century Wallachian prince residence, hosts today both, the Romanian Presidency and a museum. You can end your Bucharest visit with a lunch in one of the restaurants that have been carefully handpicked by SoftrideTravel.