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Discover Bucharest, 'The Little Paris Of The East'

Bucharest was nicknamed "the Little Paris" in the early 1900s, not only for the elegant buildings designed by French architects, but also for the fact that locals were starting to use the French language frequently, wore the latest Paris fashions bought directly from the Lafayette Galleries department store opened in the heart of the Romanian capital, and would travel to and study in France’s capital.

From Bucharest
Online Experience
1 Hour
Europe
Upto 10 people
English
Highlights
  • Real-time experience streamed live from the streets of Bucharest
  • Admire the elegant buildings designed by French architects
  • Walk along the most enchanting avenue of Bucharest, Calea Victoriei
Description

Bucharest was nicknamed "Little Paris of the East" in the early 1900s, not only on account of the elegant buildings designed by French architects, but also for the fact that locals were starting to use the French language frequently, wore the latest Paris fashions bought directly from the Lafayette Galleries department store opened in the heart of the Romanian capital, and would travel to and study in France’s capital. Join me on this Online Experience and we will uncover all that is Parisian and Romanian about the lovely city of Bucharest.
We will begin our tour with a walk along the most enchanting avenue of Bucharest, Calea Victoriei (Victory Avenue). I will point out to you the beautiful buildings designed by French architects in the late 1800s that dot it on both sides and tell you more about their restoration. We will also visit the Arcul de Triumf - a replica of Napoleon's Arc de Triomphe in Paris - that was built as a commemorative monument after the first World War. As we walk along admiring the beauty of the city, I will regale you with information about how the buildings you see relate to the history of Bucharest and the Hohenzollern royal family that ruled it. We will also compare this to the changes made during the Communist period in Romania.

Join me on this tour and let us explore the Little Paris of the East from the inside out! 

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes prior to the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour either for 12 EUR per screen OR as a private session for 85 EUR for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Mihai Caprarescu

I have been a full-time licensed guide in Bucharest for the past 5 years and offer private tours in other beautiful and historical parts of Romania too. I was born and raised in Bucharest and it is the place that I love most, even sometimes a high temptation comes to me to move to one rural area in Transylvania or in Maramures for good. 

I am a passionate traveller, and I always want to make sure my guests have a great experience when visiting Bucharest, whether in person or virtually. I would love to show you around the beauty of wonderful Romania!

From USD 15 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.