Bucharest by Night: Take a Walking Tour of the Lights and Sights

3 Hours

4 to 20 persons for

30

per person






Tour details

A private walking tour for your group only! No other tourists!

End your day in Romania’s capital with this beautiful tour. Bucharest is a vibrant city that truly comes alive after dark. Let us tell you its history as we guide you through the Historic Center. We’ll wander through the narrow streets, lined with lively bars and restaurants. With your own guide, you can stop where and when you choose, whether it’s to try a local drink or to take a photo!

Activity level

This is a low active tour! Easy activity, moderate walks, stops when needed.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Itinerary

Meeting point and tour end: National Theatre of Bucharest (TNB) on University Square, near TNB Park and the Intercontinental Hotel.  Bulevardul Nicolae Bălcescu 2, București 030167, Romania

Language: The tour is in English. Other languages are available for an additional fee. Please contact us for more information.

 

 

 

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Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights 1

 

Old Royal Court: “Vlad the Impaler,” who later became famously known as Count Dracula, issued a document here in 1459 that mentioned Bucharest for the very first time. The Royal Court established Bucharest as its permanent location for the Wallachian in 1698, and placed it in this former summer palace.

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Tour Highlights 2

Old Court Church: Built in 1545, this is the oldest surviving church in Bucharest. It was built on the site of an earlier church, dating back to 1398. There are many tales and legends about the incredible church; decide for yourself which to believe.

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Tour Highlights 3

University Square: Stop at this important place where the people gathered and marched in the Revolution of 1989, against the Ceausescu communist regime. Today, University Square remains a strong symbol of democracy, and the starting point for political marches and public demonstrations. The square is lined with restaurants, bars, terraces, museums, and endless people-watching opportunities.

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Tour Highlights 4

The Manuc Inn: The longest-operating hotel in Bucharest, The Manuc Inn was built in 1808 as a roadside innwhere travelers (caravaners) could rest and recover from the day's long journey. The historic restaurant in the inn is a great place for a typical Romanian meal or for a stop for brandy (palinca) during the walk. It’s loved by locals, as well as tourists, so plan to return to find authentic Romanian spirit.

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Tour Highlights 5

Stavropoleos Church: Built as part of a monastery and inn in 1724, this tiny church is one of the most religious monuments in Bucharest. It has beautiful Oriental, Byzantine, Italian Renassiance and Romanian motifs, as well as an open-air collection of stone crosses and artifacts from demolished churches in the city. If you can only see one church in Bucharest, this is it!

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Tour Highlights 6

National Theatre of Bucharest: Built in 1852 and recently remodeled, the theatre is a proud landmark for the city and the country. It promotes Romanian arts and culture, as well as international works, on seven stages and halls.

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Tour Highlights 7

Villacrosse Passage: This beautiful yellow, glass-covered street was built around a hotel in 189i. Shaped like a two-tined fork, the arcade has interesting architecture and a lovely ceiling dome. The first Stock Exchange of Bucharest was here. Restaurants and bars give a good reason to stop here during your visit to the city.

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Walking tour

Included:

A specialized English guide - at your request for an additional fee, we can offer tour guidance in other available languages.

Not included:

  • Food, snacks, and beverages
  • Personal purchases
  • Gratuities, as desired (In Romania, 10-25% is standard.)

General information and terms:

Duration: Approximately 3 hours, depending on stops for coffee, drinks, photos, etc.

Starting time: 18:30

Meeting point and tour end: National Theatre of Bucharest (TNB) on University Square, near TNB Park and the Intercontinental Hotel.  Bulevardul Nicolae Bălcescu 2, București 030167, Romania

Important! The fine print: We want your experience to be outstanding! Therefore, The Night Walking Tour of Bucharest may be postponed or cancelled by us due to inclement weather. We may also change or adapt the walk if weather or other circumstances make it necessary, either before or during the walk.

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