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Bucharest Bike Tour - City of Contrasts

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USD 33.73
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    What to Expect
    We start the tour in one of the most loved parks of Bucharest – Herastrau.

    It is by far the best place to be in the sometimes hot afternoons of Bucharest. Here we’ll just take advantage of the shade and the breeze as we’re on bikes:)

    From the park we have a short look at the Village Museum and head to the House of Free Press formerly known as The House of the Spark (one of the main Communist Journals). After analyzing how Romanian Society changed through the power of media to create and impose models we’ll bike south to The very “Parisian” Arch of Triumph.

    A relaxing ride on the green Kiseleff “Embassy Road” will lead us in the vicinity of Eternal snoring source – the Palace of the Government in Victory Square. By far more interesting are the 2 nearby museums which we’ll discuss – The Peasant Museum (click here for virtual tour) and the Geology Museum.

    Crossing Victory Square we’ll head towards Romana Sq. and right after we grab some local pies we stop in front of our pride – The Atheneum where the Philharmonic performs. It is an extremely loved, which could seem quite odd given the lack of popularity of classical music today. After we get out of this dilemma we plunge in an deeper one – 1989 Revolution against the Communist Regime which concluded (perhaps a bit cynical) in a very costly change of a Political Party name – more than 1200 people lost their lives in mainly 2 weeks.

    We leave the Revolution Square and after we pass the oldest public garden of the city (Cismigiu Park) we stop for a chat in the “shadow” of a White Elephant – The Palace of the Parliament formerly House of the People. To feel it’s size we’ll bike in front of it to understand also what it meant for the people we are going to have a look behind the facades and discover a more than 300 years old Monastery – perfect setting for a discussion about church – state relation in the past times.

    Close to the end we’ll have the biggest “challenge” of the day – go up the hill (in Bucharest every 15 mtrs gain of altitude is considered a hill) on the top of which we’ll find the currently Heroes Monument in Carol Park.

    Downhill to the finish and after about 4h and 20km of biking, talking and especially smiling you can say you took the time to fall in love with Bucharest.
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    Departure Point
    1: Statuia Charles De Gaulle, Piața Charles de Gaulle 3, București, Romania
    2: Bulevardul Tineretului, București, Romania
    Return Details
    1: Parcare Parcul Tineretului, Bulevardul Gheorghe Șincai 2, București, Romania
    2: Bulevardul Aviatorilor, București, Romania
    • Bike
    • Guide
    • Bottle of water
    • Snack
    • Helmet (if requested)
    • Snacks
    • Bottled water
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 12 years
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 25 August 2019 via mobile

    This was an excellent organised tour including some of the most important sightseeings of Bucharest. Simone (our tour guide) managed to give us all the historic milestones of Romanian history in an easy to follow way (being very well prepared with supplementary material / photoes)...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Efthimios P
    Reviewed 14 August 2019 via mobile

    What an amazing tour. Super friendly Simona showed us Bucharest and we immediately loved it. Learnt all about the country’s and city’s history, laughed a lot and had a very enjoyable ride. Highly recommend this family run company to show you Bucharest and do it...More

    Thank Rickyshah92
    Reviewed 14 August 2019 via mobile

    Simona was an amazing tour guide. She showed us some really interesting aspects of the city’s history in a relaxing and informative day. Highly recommend

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank AlexM8278
    Reviewed 13 August 2019 via mobile

    In this tour, we visited all of the main spots of Bucharest. Simona was our tour guide and she gave us detailed descriptions of monuments, buildings and churches. She showed us amazing parks and lakes too. She gave us detailed descriptions of the Ceausescu/communist era...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank neiltrivedi
    Reviewed 8 June 2019 via mobile

    This trip is excellent as complimentary to a walking tour of Old Town. With this 4 hour tour (which doesn't feel long at all) you bypass the touristy centre and see the avenues, parks, and monuments that you won't explore on foot and is too...More

    Thank nickbm
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    Response from annewithane2017 | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, it is not strenuous - very leisurely. It was a mixture of paths and roads. I didn't feel that we were exposed to traffic much. The guides will take into account your experience and comfort level.
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    • Duration: 4h
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