Enjoy a full day tour of sightseeing in Bucharest specifically designed for those who are just passing through and want to get the most out of what Bucharest has to offer. This tour will take you along the paths of some of the most famous sights of the city sucha s the palace parliament, the village museum an the patriarchal church.
The tour includes visits to:
1. The Palace of Parliament: Also known as the House of the People (in communist times) this building is the second largest of it's kind in the world. It was constructed at the end of the 1980s, together with the grand boulevards in the city centre area. For it’s construction, 21 churches, 40.000 houses and 1 stadium were demolished. The inside is decorated like a 19th century palace, all the rooms being marble plated, with silk tapestries and 2800 chandeliers.
2. The Village Museum: This meseum exhibits traditional Romanian households from centuries ago. It is the second largest outdoor museum of Europe. Each individual house comes from a different area of Romania. The visitors literally visits Romania, while still not leaving Bucharest.
3.The Patriarchal Church is the main church of the country, one can say it is the equivalent of the Vatican for the Catholic Church.The 400 year old church shows a great frescoes of the Judgment Day on its front wall, while the inside has gold decoration worthy of the most important church of the country.
Between these landmarks, you will see the beautiful Victory Avenue, oldest boulevard of the city. In the center stop to hear about Revolution Square, the place from where Ceausescu held his famous last speech.The memorial and nearby buildings still bear the scars of the bullets fired in December 1989. Also drive alongside the Dambovita River, heading to the Military Academy, where the communist made bas-relief will show the strong propaganda of those days.
Your tour ends with an early afternoon drop off at your hotel.