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Free Bucharest History Tour
  • Free
  • The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English. English
  • 2 hours 30 minutes

Immerse yourself in the Romanian capital's past with this Free Bucharest History Tour. You'll discover the most symbolic buildings during the country's history. 

Free Bucharest History Tour

Learn about Romania's history, and how the two opposing regimes, Monarchy and Communism, left their mark on the city.

You'll have the opportunity to find out what was experienced during these years with the help of an English speaking guide, who will recount personal stories about life behind the Iron Curtain. You'll also see the impressive Belle Epoque sculptures in the Paris of the East.

We'll start our visit at the Romanian Athenaeum, then we'll head to the oldest avenue in the city, Calea Victoriei

The guide will explain how the second half of the 20th century was affected by oppression and terror under one of the strictest communist regimes in Europe. We'll get to know more about the Romanian Revolution as we stand in the symbolic square where the most blood was shed in December 1989 and which culminated with the death of a dictator.

The tour will continue to the romantic Cismigiu Park, the oldest garden in the city, and then cross Bucharest’s main river, Dambovita. We'll end the tour at the Palace of the Parliament where you'll learn interesting details about the second-largest administrative building in the world and the importance for the Romanian people.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • Tours or activities will not consist of more than 10 people per group.
  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.


English speaking guide.

Tourist map of Bucharest.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Bookings are permitted up until 2 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not advisable for people with reduced mobility).


Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Romanian Athenaeum