Bucharest - Walking round the Royal Palace

Walking round the Royal Palace

(9 reviews)
Central Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
45 mins

About the tour

The former Royal Palace, with its dramatic history, dominates a large square, known today as The Revolution Square. There are several of the most important buildings of Bucharest here. So the first luxury hotel of the town - Athenee Palace (1.914), The Romanian Atheneum, a concert hall with wonderful acoustics (1.888), The Royal Foundation Charles the I, which is actually the Central Library of the University Bucharest, the former Central Committee of the Communist Party (with the office of Nicolae Ceausescu) and the Kretzulescu Church, the oldest monument of the square, a beautiful church built-in 1722. Walking around we can see a big hall, built to be the Palace for the Congresses of the Communist Party and some blocks of the same period. In a corner, there is the Lutheran Church, the church of the German minority of Romania, which had also a school of its own. Aristocrats, Constitutional monarchy and communism, the Romanian Revolution of 1.989, and present times have all modelled this central spot to be characteristic for both history and every day life in Bucharest.

Meet your local guide


Mihai worked as a Journalist at Radio Romania International beginning with 1990 and as a national guide of Romania since 1997. So he knows lots of things about Romanian History and Politics, which he can tell on tours in a funny and interesting way.

Mike has been guiding since May 1997

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Bucharest with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Bucharest. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the guide's hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Noreene, Pennsylvania 🇺🇸 .

24 April 2021

Mike is a professional guide, that is obvious. My inability to completely understand his narrative is my fault, not his. He delivered his stories in a continuing flow and stopped at various points for postcards. A nice tour of another new location for me.

Mariya L.

23 April 2021


Marilyn M.

20 April 2021

interesting and informative.

Mary C.

20 April 2021

I would have stayed for the duration but I got a call and could not stay :-( he was AWESOME!!!!

Rachael (York, UK) B.

20 April 2021

Very informative and interesting visit

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