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Bucharest University Palace Tours

Bucharest University Palace
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.

Practical Info

Piata Universitatii. The University Palace is not open to the public. Take the metro to Universitate.
Address: Piata Universitatii, Bucharest, Bucharest Municipality 030014, Romania
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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
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$173.38
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$173.38
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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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$147.33
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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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$85.94
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Bucharest City Tour by Night

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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 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
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Wheelchair friendly Bucharest city tour

Wheelchair friendly Bucharest city tour

This lovely city brings together through 18th century historical landmarks, communist impressive buildings and futuristic towers, revealing a mixture of warm and welcoming atmosphere for any visitor. Fresh air? Recommended one of the green areas located in the heart of the city – Cismigiu Park and Herastrau Park. Clubbing? The Old Town is open until the last client decides to go to sleep. Relaxing? The biggest wellness centre in Europe is waiting for you. Culture? No problem, Bucharest is ready to show its heritage: The National Museum of Art of Romania, The National Museum of History of Romania, The Palace of Parliament Tradition? Easy to find: The Village Museum or the weekly markets with traditional products (homemade jams, syrups, cheese, traditional clothes).
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  • 4 days
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Alternative Bucharest: 3-Hours Private Walking tour

Alternative Bucharest: 3-Hours Private Walking tour

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Experience the dynamic social expression, the politics, street art and graffiti, and cultural experiments on a tour of alternative Bucharest. Learn about the urban myths and head underground, visiting alternative locations and unique bars and shops.
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  • 3 hours
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$35.60
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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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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
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$810.32
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$810.32
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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
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