„The small Paris”, as it once used to be called, the Romanian capital is certainly one of the Eastern and Central Europe’s most cosmopolitans cities. Unlikable for some, loved by others and inspirational to the most, Bucharest is home to over 2 million people and is the political, administrative and cultural center of the country. Its century old history and traditions, filled with wars, revolutions and different rulers, make Bucharest an absolute must for any tourist traveling to Romania.
We will depart from Braşov in the morning and travel for just over two hours to reach Bucharest. Over the next 3-4 hours, we are going to guide you to some of Bucharest’s most important historical, cultural, but also economic and political monuments. The tour is going to take you to the famous “Victory Boulevard”, built by Romania’s famous martyr, Constantin Brancoveanu, as the first wood-paved road in the country. You will get the chance to visit the many Neoclassic palaces, the former royal residence, the University of Bucharest, the Romanian Atheneum, the Vilacrosse Passage and many more. An important part of the tour is dedicated to the communist era and the changes that have occurred at this time. You will visit the Revolution Square (the place where Ceauşescu held his famous last speech on the 22nd of December 1989, after which he was forced to flee via helicopter, in order to escape avoid the wrath of the population assemble there) and the “People’s Palace”, the second largest administrative building in the world (after the pentagon), the place where Ceauşescu intended to house all of the country’s institutions. You will not only get the chance to visit some of the city’s most important and beautiful churches, but also to learn more about the Orthodox religion and the Romanian traditions.
At lunch we will have a feast in Caru cu Bere, Bucharest’s famous Bavarian style restaurant, which was built in the 19th century to house the many German businessmen who traveled to Bucharest.
In the evening we will return to Braşov.