Meeting point: In front of Romanian Atheneum, outside the garden.
After the meeting with the guide, walking on Calea Victoriei Street, one of the most interesting and cultural parts of the city. You will observe a mix of architectural elements, new stores and hotels for tourists. First of all, The Romanian Athaeneum, the symbol of modern Romania is a cultural center of Bucharest. Here, in the Revolution Square, you will see the Royal Palace, erected by first romanian King Carol I, Central Universitary Library, the Central Commitee, the headquarter of the ex-communist party and the Monument of Rebirth.
The tour continues on Calea Victoriei with sightseeing of the Military Circle building, Capitol and Capsa Hotels, Odeon Theatre, CEC Bank, Romanian History Museum and the statue of Trajan with "Lupa Capitolina", symbol of Romanian origins.
The guide will guide you through the Old City Center, visiting the Stavropoleos Monastery, characterized by its unique style of architecture specific to 17th-18th century. You will hear the story of the settlement and will be able to discover some testimonies of the comunist destructions, watching a lapidarium and of course, accompanied by the beautiful voice of the nuns who are living in the middle of the city center in this monastery. Then the tour continues with the visit of the Royal Court of Vlad the Impaler (Draculea) which hospites the ruins of Wallachia’s old Royal Palace, constructed and enlarged by Vlad Dracula.
The tour will finishes at Hanul lui Manuc (Manuc’s Inn), the oldest inn from Bucharest that belonged to a rich armenian, considered a spy during the Russian and Turkish occupation from 1812. The hotel-restaurant building is the last one having the architecture of caravanserai style in Europe.
At the end of the tour, one can choose what to discover next: a lunch or dinner (or just a drink) in a romanian traditional restaurant/ some traditional products or souvenirs from a shop situated next to us or just a walking in the city center.