Let’s embark on a guided walk that takes in Bucharest’s most iconic landmarks but also delves deeper, going beyond famous attractions to get under the skin of the city. This is a journey through Romanian history that will give you an understanding of this enchanting country and its past.
Our walking tour starts in front of the monumental Romanian Athenaeum which – though it could pass for a Greek temple – is a century-and-a-half old concert hall. From there we’ll make our way down Calea Victoriei, or ‘the Victory Way’, one of Bucharest’s best-known streets. It’s famous not only for its array of luxurious shops, but also its rich history. Along the way, we’ll wander past the balcony on which Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu gave his last speech before the fall of Communism. We’ll see the Royal Palace too, and discover the heritage that the monarchy left behind in Romania.
Our guided walk ends in the Old Town, where you’ll find the medieval ruins connected to ‘Vlad the Impaler’, the prince who inspired Dracula, and other dark and enticing stories of a bygone Bucharest.