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Bucharest University Palace Tours and Activities

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Founded in 1864 by Prince Alexander John Cuza, who ruled over the Romanian United Principalities of Walachia and Moldova, the University of Bucharest is located on Piata Universitatii, a buzzing square snarled with traffic and popular with Bucharest locals as a meeting place. The Bucharest University Palace’s imposing Neo-classical façade stands on the northwestern corner of the square; it was designed by architect Alexandru Orascu and completed in 1859.

Today the university has five faculties and is one of the biggest and most prestigious in Romania. Past alumni include playwright Eugène Ionesco, biologist George E Palade and philosopher Emil Cioran.

Outside the University Palace stand four monumental statues of pivotal figures in Romanian history as well as numerous stalls selling secondhand books. Piata Universitatii itself is surrounded by a jumble of architecturally diverse buildings, including the National Theater of Bucharest, the School of Architecture, the modernist Hotel InterContinental and the ornate Neo-classical beauty of the Coltea Hospital, the oldest in the city. A memorial of ten stone crosses stands in the middle of the square in tribute to the rebels who died in the 1989 revolution, which saw the downfall of the despotic President Ceaușescu and brought about the end of Soviet domination in Romania.

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Piata Universitatii, Bucharest, Bucharest Municipality , 030014
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Day Trip to Bulgaria from Bucharest

Day Trip to Bulgaria from Bucharest

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Explore the medieval history of Romania’s southerly neighbor on a full-day tour to Bulgaria. Departing from Bucharest, cross the border into the foothills of the Balkan Mountains and Veliko Tarnovo, the capital of Bulgaria during medieval times. Learn about Bulgarian history from your guide while visiting regional highlights including the Tsaravets Fortress, St Dimitrie Basarabov Monastery and Arbanasi Village.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.24
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$93.24

RedPatrol Communist Driving Tour of Bucharest with Dacia

RedPatrol Communist Driving Tour of Bucharest with Dacia

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Hop into your Romanian Dacia and see the city through an alternative lens on a private 2.5- to 3-hour Communist tour. You have the option to drive the car yourself or relax as while a chauffeur takes care of navigation. The itinerary takes you on a circuit past the most significant landmarks from the city's eventful Communist era. See the Palace of Parliament, Revolution Square, Victoriei Street, and more.
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  • 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.31
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$113.31
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Private Bucharest Ghost Tour: Night-time Exploration Game

Private Bucharest Ghost Tour: Night-time Exploration Game

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Embark on a haunted quest around Bucharest by solving clues that will take you to most haunted places in the city, all on your smartphone. Unlock new stories as you discover on your own the Old Town, the House of the Devil, University Square, Cismigiu Gardens, and more. + Discover the most haunted streets and buildings in Bucharest + Learn about the curses and spells of Bucharest + Find out about the organ traffickers at the Bucharest Post Office The quest can be played at any hour, but it is recommended that you try it at night, for the full haunted experience. It'll take you from 1 to 2 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit, so you can finish it at your own pace. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won’t need a map or GPS. When you get the correct answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. Just download the app, go to the starting point and you’re ready to go on a city adventure.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$5.89
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$5.89
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Alternative Bucharest: 3-Hours Walking tour (Small groups)

Alternative Bucharest: 3-Hours Walking tour (Small groups)

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Explore Bucharest differently! Our capital is much more than the Old Town and palaces. It is a vibrant city, hiding gems behind the main streets like urban art, creative local initiatives and reinvented little corners with a social mission. Our local guide will not just take you to these hidden spots but will also share their story and explain the encrypted messages of current political and social situations on the ARTivism scene. Take the unbeaten paths to discover Bucharest of today and to understand the real life that the street artist expresses more and more. On this tour you will explore non-touristic places and get the best photos of murals and cool places in town. You will visit creative and social hubs so you can hang out at truly local places and enjoy the atmosphere while supporting local causes and businesses. You will gain a local perspective over the public space and the real life of the city from a local guide passionate to be an urban explorer and a traveller buddy.
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  • 3 hours
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$34.23
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Bucharest Heritage City Tour - The Last Days of Communism
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Bucharest Heritage City Tour - The Last Days of Communism

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Discover how 40 years of Communist rule rocked Romania on this half-day political heritage tour of Bucharest. Learn about the lofty ambitions and violent 1989 downfall of the country’s Communist government while visiting its most important remnants, like Revolution Square, the House of the Free Press and the burial place of former dictator Ceausescu. For the ultimate glimpse into the excesses of the regime, take a guided tour of the astounding Parliament Palace. 
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.03
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$46.03

Private Walking Tour of Communist Bucharest

Private Walking Tour of Communist Bucharest

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Explore the Communist legacy of Bucharest on a private full-day tour led by a guide with degrees in political science and tourism. Learn about the rise and fall of the Communist Party and its effect on Romania as you visit major points of political interest including the massive House of the People, Revolution Square, Heroes’ Mausoleum and Scanteia House. Take a break for lunch midday at a city center restaurant.
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  • 7 hours
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$94.43
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$94.43
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Bucharest City Tour by Night
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Bucharest City Tour by Night

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Delve into the heart of Romania’s capital on this 1.5-hour sightseeing tour of Bucharest at night. Meet your guide at a central location, just as nightfall sweeps over the city. On this tour, you’ll see a new side of Bucharest, when the locals hang out in cafes, bars and restaurants with friends and family and the buildings glow in the streetlights. Your local guide will illuminate the architecture, parks and streets with fascinating information. See The Free Press Square, The Arch of Triumph, The Palace of Parliament, Charles de Gaulle Square and many more iconic sites. You’ll never look at Bucharest the same way again.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$49.57
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$49.57

Bucharest one day tour with Parliament Palace and Village Museum

Bucharest one day tour with Parliament Palace and Village Museum

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Bucharest’s unique culture and heritage can hard to appreciate on a self-led tour. Explore the city’s highlights and hidden gems on a full day tour, and listen to your guide’s insights into landmarks including the Palace of the Parliament, Village Museum, and Revolution Square. Transfer between sites with ease via private vehicle, and save time with included hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.02
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$118.02
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Dracula's Castle & Peles Palace Tour from Bucharest Including Brasov Old Town

Dracula's Castle & Peles Palace Tour from Bucharest Including Brasov Old Town

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We offer you a well balanced round trip, starting from Bucharest, with a little bit of everything included: breathtaking scenery, fairytale castles, amazing ruins, historical places, monuments and, as much as possible, interaction with the locals. Book this tour if you want to learn what, when, where and why about Romania. We will show you all the must-see attractions, but our speciality are the many sights most other tour operators don't include in their set route. Please note: We don't do shared tours, we only do private tours. If you'd like to travel together with a bunch of strangers, each one with his own agenda, pace and his good or bad habits, there are plenty of other travel agents out there happy to accommodate you. Anyway, a private tour doesn't necessarily mean an expensive tour. Please take a moment to review our prices. You'll find private tours at the price of a shared tour or cheaper!
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  • 10 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$147.54
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Dracula's Tomb, Mystical Monasteries and Mogosoaia Lake Palace - Private Tour

Dracula's Tomb, Mystical Monasteries and Mogosoaia Lake Palace - Private Tour

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The countryside surrounding Bucharest is among the most picturesque in Romania, but visiting its main sights on your own can be a hassle. With this guided tour, see highlights like medieval monasteries, palaces, and Dracula’s tomb in one day without the stress of driving. Take in the scenic landscape and villages as you travel via minivan through the lake country, learning about the local history and culture from your driver.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.82
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$70.82
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Communism Investigation - 5h Private Tour in Bucharest

Communism Investigation - 5h Private Tour in Bucharest

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This tour makes learning about history—a sometimes passive activity—interactive by visiting nearly a dozen relevant sites to investigate the nature of Romania’s former communist leader, Ceausescu, and his regime. Participants receive a “personal investigation file” and multi-media “evidence” to help with their investigation, and visit sites including Ceausescu’s grave and Revolution Square.
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  • 5 hours
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$76.72
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$76.72
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Famous Castles - Peles and Bran Dracula Castles - Private Day Tour

Famous Castles - Peles and Bran Dracula Castles - Private Day Tour

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Don’t miss any of the area’s historic castles—or the intriguing tales that go along with them—by booking this private day trip. While visiting the rural castles on your own can be a challenge, traveling with a guide lets you avoid worrying about the logistics and instead focus on learning about the rich history surrounding Bucharest. The tour delights everyone from history buffs to travelers looking for a chance to get out of the city and explore the surrounding region.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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$141.64
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Private Half-Day Bucharest City Tour

Private Half-Day Bucharest City Tour

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Sprawling Bucharest can be daunting to navigate on your own, but this private tour makes it easy to see the best of the Romanian capital city in just a half day. Travel by car to cover the most ground, stopping to explore bohemian and Communist attractions like the massive Palace of Parliament, the Atheneum, Revolution Square, and more. Along the way, a guide reveals Romania’s complex history and modern-day culture.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$141.64
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Bucharest Panoramic Tour

Bucharest Panoramic Tour

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Bucharest is located in the Southern Romania. It is the country’s biggest city, with 2.2 million inhabitants (2012). It was first documented in 1459 AD and inhabited since 500 BC. Bucharest is the Capital of Romania since 1862 AD. It has an elegant architecture built in the period between the two World Wars, reason for which it used to be called the Little Paris. The legend says that the name Bucuresti (Bucharest) comes from a shepherd who founded the town on the Dambovita river, whose name was Bucur (this means in Romanian happiness). The name Bucharest could also come from the name of the beech forests – Bukovie, other sources link the name of the city with the Albanian name – bukureshti – which means “it is beautiful”.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$82.62
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$82.62
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Bucharest Layover Tour - 6 Hours Private City Tour Between Flights

Bucharest Layover Tour - 6 Hours Private City Tour Between Flights

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Normally, layovers are awful. If you have a layover, a missed or delayed flight, we can turn it into a great experience. With our Layover Tours, waiting for flights became fun!
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  • 6 hours
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$134.84
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$134.84
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How It's Made: Traditional Craft Wine Tasting - Private Car 5hrs Tour

How It's Made: Traditional Craft Wine Tasting - Private Car 5hrs Tour

Available in English / Italiano / Francais. Experience the renowned Romanian Wine Region of Dealu Mare and discover the making of authentic craft wine at a unique traditional winery while sampling some of their finest wines. SafeTours: We have implemented the recommended measures for prevention and disinfection against the coronavirus to ensure the safety of travelers and guides/drivers. Private Tour Highlights: • Private visit and wine sampling at a traditional handcraft winery. • Visit the historical wine making museum and the mansion of unique architecture of the Dealu Mare region. • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Romanian southern green hills and villages. authentic. inspiring. memorable.safe. Values that we hold as promise for each of our concept theme private tour experiences.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$141.64
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$141.64
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Dracula's Tomb Snagov Monastery, Village Museum, Mogosoaia Palace - Private Tour

Dracula's Tomb Snagov Monastery, Village Museum, Mogosoaia Palace - Private Tour

Available in English / Italiano / Français Discover mysterious legends surrounding Count Vlad Dracula and how the Romanians preserved their identity and authentic heritage through centuries of domination. SafeTours: We have implemented the recommended measures for prevention and disinfection against the coronavirus to ensure the safety of travelers and guides/drivers. Private Tour Highlights: • Mogosoaia Lake Palace – Unique architecture with Byzantine, Otoman and Neo-Romanian features built in the 17th century. • Dracula’s Tomb – Vlad the Impaler’s final resting place in the island monastery on the Snagov Lake. • Village Museum – Authentic traditions and preserved centuries old Romanian peasant houses authentic. inspiring. memorable.safe. Values that we hold as promise for each of our concept theme private tour experiences.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$82.62
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$82.62
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Historical Bucharest Walking Tour

Historical Bucharest Walking Tour

Explore the highlights of Bucharest on foot during a leisurely full-day walking tour with your own private guide. See ambitious projects of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu such as Unirii Square and Palace of Parliament; discover hidden churches that were preserved behind huge walls; see the historical political center of Bucharest, the Old Court; and stroll along Calea Victoriei (Avenue), University Square and Revolution Square (Piata Revolutiei). Your informative private guide shares the history and culture of this well-preserved European capital, providing a comprehensive and fascinating tour.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.98
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$84.98
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Bucharest Layover Tour - 4 Hours Private City Tour Between Flights

Bucharest Layover Tour - 4 Hours Private City Tour Between Flights

Normally, layovers are awful. If you have a layover, a missed or delayed flight, we can turn it into a great experience. With our Layover Tours, waiting for flights became fun!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.81
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$85.81
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Bucharest Communism tour: highlights and small bites

Bucharest Communism tour: highlights and small bites

Who would have said that a boy with only elementary school would become such a controversial communist dictator? Was he a genius or just an egocentric man? Join us and hear the untold stories. Embark on a communist journey and you will: • Discover the secrets of the heaviest building in the world! • Be revealed hidden, genuine, funny stories. • Taste some bites of communist food. Will you like it or not? Have a taste and you’ll find out! As a bonus, since during the Golden Age quality coffee was scarce if you were not among the “lucky ones”, you will have a delicious coffee to go. It’s our treat! ;) This tour is good for any of you interested in having a mix of sightseeing and relaxing moments. It has a bit of everything: fun facts, cultural insights, small bites of typical communist food and all that sprinkled with history. Join us on the tour and let’s explore more!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.10
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$66.10

The Fall of the Communism - 5hrs private tour in Bucharest

The Fall of the Communism - 5hrs private tour in Bucharest

Famous for its scenic landscape and Balkan culture, Romania’s often-overlooked communist history also served to shape the country as it is today. Learn about the fall of the communism on a half-day tour of Bucharest and visit significant landmarks including the Palace of the Parliament, Primăverii Palace, and Revolution Square. Travel between sites with ease via private vehicle, and save time with pickup and drop-off from selected central hotels.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.92
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$64.92
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Bucharest Private Wine Tasting Tour on Dealu Mare's Old Wine Road

Bucharest Private Wine Tasting Tour on Dealu Mare's Old Wine Road

Discover the best of Romanian wine on a full-day private tasting tour from Bucharest. Relax, as transportation takes you from your Bucharest hotel to the heart of Romania’s wine country, Dealu Mare. Enjoy included entrance to a museum and manor and learn all about the winemaking process, before the tastings begin. Try various types of wine at Casa Colinelor and Lacerta Winery, with lunch served at either location.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$166.68
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$166.68
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Discover Transylvania - Private 4Days Tour

Discover Transylvania - Private 4Days Tour

Available in English / Italiano / Francais. Scroll down to "What to Expect" section for complete itinerary details. SafeTours: We have implemented the recommended measures for prevention and disinfection against the coronavirus to ensure the safety of travelers and guides/drivers. authentic. inspiring. memorable. safe. Values that we hold as promise for each of our concept theme private tour experiences.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$779.01
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$779.01
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Roaring Romania Bucharest Tour

Roaring Romania Bucharest Tour

This tour is the perfect choice if you visit Bucharest and want a short, funny and informative tour. Together with your guide you will go on a leisurely walking tour of the city center, see the most important landmarks of the city and learn the tragic history and funny stories of the city.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.41
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$35.41

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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Bucharest University Palace can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Bucharest University Palace 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Bucharest University Palace costs USD 5.89. Guided Bucharest University Palace tours start around USD 5.89 per person.
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