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Palace of Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului) Tours and Activities

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If you’re in Bucharest, it’s impossible to miss the massive Palace of Parliament which dominates the city center and contains more than 1,000 rooms. Built under the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceauşescu, this opulent edifice is now one of Bucharest’s most popular tourist attractions and home to the National Museum of Contemporary Art and more.

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Strada Izvor 2-4, Bucharest, Bucharest Municipality, Romania , 050563
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Bucharest Guided City Tour with Entrance to the Village Museum
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Bucharest Guided City Tour with Entrance to the Village Museum

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Explore Bucharest’s bohemian charm, oversized structures, and Communist legacy on a half-day city sightseeing tour. Get a taste for Romanian peasant life at the impressive, open-air Village Museum and stroll down charming Old World streets in the historic city center. Learn about Bucharest’s tumultuous modern history and see the lasting marks of Communism at Revolution Square and the world record–setting Palace of Parliament, built by former dictator Ceausescu.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.85
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$28.85

Skip the line: Bucharest Parliament Palace Ticket

Skip the line: Bucharest Parliament Palace Ticket

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-Largest building in Europe and the second largest in the world -Unique project from Communist period
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.58
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$21.58

Palace of Parliament in Bucharest - fast-track tickets and guide

Palace of Parliament in Bucharest - fast-track tickets and guide

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Tour one of the most impressive buildings in Europe, and one of the biggest in the world, on a convenient guided tour. You’ll get to explore the inside of the Romanian Parliament building with an informative local guide, so you’ll leave with a greater understanding of Romania’s history and politics. It’s a must-visit sight in Bucharest, and will help you understand the huge role that Nicolae Ceausescu played in shaping Romania.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$19.50
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$19.50

Communist tour of Bucharest

Communist tour of Bucharest

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Trace the rise and fall of Communism in Romania on this walking tour of Bucharest. Learn how the Communist Party and the dictator Ceausescu seized power, controlled dissent and demolished huge swaths of the city to create distinctive architectural monuments. Visit political memorials and Communist-era landmarks to see how the regime and subsequent 1989 revolution have left a permanent mark on the city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.08
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$23.08
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Day Trip to Bulgaria from Bucharest
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Day Trip to Bulgaria from Bucharest

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Explore the medieval history of Romania’s southerly neighbor on a full-day tour to Bulgaria. Departing from Bucharest, cross the border into the foothills of the Balkan Mountains and Veliko Tarnovo, the capital of Bulgaria during medieval times. Learn about Bulgarian history from your guide while visiting regional highlights including the Tsaravets Fortress, St Dimitrie Basarabov Monastery and Arbanasi Village.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.16
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$91.16

Bucharest Half a Day Bike Tour

Bucharest Half a Day Bike Tour

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Experience both the highlights and best kept secrets of Bucharest on a four-hour bike tour. A bike and helmet are conveniently included, as is a your guide.  Explore the city by bike and expand your discovery radius without getting worn out or feeling rushed. See the city’s top attractions, including the Parliament Palace, and lesser known points of interest, such as the Gypsy neighborhood.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.89
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$37.89
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Guided Walking Tour of Historical Bucharest

Guided Walking Tour of Historical Bucharest

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Discover the diverse and layered history of Bucharest on a 3-hour walking tour. Stroll with a knowledgeable guide through the capital’s most interesting neighborhoods, stopping along the way to hear local legends and historical anecdotes. See landmarks like the stunning Palace of Parliament, University Square and the Kretzulescu Church, and learn how the Cold War shaped the city’s landscape.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.20
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$22.20

Bucharest Highlights Bike Tour

Bucharest Highlights Bike Tour

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Bucharest boasts many significant landmarks, but appreciating them all on a self-led tour can be difficult. Zip between highlights including the Old Court Palace & Church, Cișmigiu Gardens, and Palace of the Parliament on a bike tour, covering more distance in less time than possible by foot. Orientate yourself in the city and learn about its varied history from your guide.
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  • 2 hours
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$26.05
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$26.05
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Bucharest in One Day - Panoramic (by car) and Walking Sightseeing Private Tour

Bucharest in One Day - Panoramic (by car) and Walking Sightseeing Private Tour

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This full day Bucharest city tour gives you the best opportunity to see the most important sites and the landmarks of the city. We will pick you up from your hotel and start a walking tour in the Revolution Square, on Victoriei Avenue and in the Old Town. After we take a panoramic tour on the car where we visit the emblems of the city and stop to take pictures and tell about them. We will have lunch and then visit Inside a few tourist attractions, such as the Parliament, the Athenaeum, the Ceaușescu house and the Village Museum.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.55
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$86.55
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Full-Day Bucharest City Tour

Full-Day Bucharest City Tour

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See the best of Bucharest from private transportation on a 7-hour private tour. You’ll cover more ground and do so comfortably with complimentary bottled water and wifi. This is a great options for visitors with limited time or mobility. Beginning with hotel pickup, you and your guide will discover top attractions such as the Village Museum and Palace of the Parliament.  You’ll also breeze past long lines with included admission to each attraction.
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  • 7 hours
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$109.59
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$109.59

Bucharest Heritage City Tour - The Last Days of Communism
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Bucharest Heritage City Tour - The Last Days of Communism

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Discover how 40 years of Communist rule rocked Romania on this half-day political heritage tour of Bucharest. Learn about the lofty ambitions and violent 1989 downfall of the country’s Communist government while visiting its most important remnants, like Revolution Square, the House of the Free Press and the burial place of former dictator Ceausescu. For the ultimate glimpse into the excesses of the regime, take a guided tour of the astounding Parliament Palace. 
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.01
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$45.01

Private Bucharest city tour visit the Palace of the Parliament & Village Museum

Private Bucharest city tour visit the Palace of the Parliament & Village Museum

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Experience Bucharest from an insider’s perspective on a private, full-day tour of the intriguing capital’s highlights. Visit the city’s most interesting landmarks and neighbourhoods, from the bohemian-chic quarters of old town to the Stalinist-inspired grandeur of the Palace of Parliament. Stand in Revolution Square, get a sense of Romanian country life at the outdoor Village Museum and savour regional cuisine at a popular local restaurant. Throughout the day, learn about the city’s multilayered history and enjoy the personalised attention of a private guide.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$113.92
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$113.92
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The Untold Stories of Communist Bucharest

The Untold Stories of Communist Bucharest

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Travel back in time on this history tour of Bucharest focused on its Communist past. Stroll through the city with a guide, who follows a curated itinerary designed to show the effect of Communism on the country and its people. With a small group of fellow travelers, get plenty of personalized attention and have time to ask questions as you visit the landmarks and highlights of the past.
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  • 3 hours
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$30.00
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$30.00
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Private Bucharest Communist Tour with the People's House and Ceausescu Residence

Private Bucharest Communist Tour with the People's House and Ceausescu Residence

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Since the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989, many visitors to Romania are intrigued by the country’s recent Communist history. Get a fascinating overview of how Communist rule shaped Bucharest with a full-day thematic city tour of Soviet-era landmarks, like the massive Palace of Parliament, dictator Ceausescu’s former home in the Spring neighborhood, the one-time headquarters of the Communist press and a museum dedicated to political prisoners. It’s a respectful and authentic way to understand this tumultuous chapter in Eastern European history.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$128.09
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$128.09
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Full-Day Bucharest Tour with Mogosoaia Palace and Snagov Monastery
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Full-Day Bucharest Tour with Mogosoaia Palace and Snagov Monastery

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Explore the cosmopolitan contrasts of Bucharest on a full-day tour of Romania's capital and surrounding sights. See the best of Bucharest, including Communist relics like the supersized Parliament Palace and Revolution Square, plus the charming, French-inspired Old Town and traditional folk houses of the Village Museum. Head outside the city to dig deeper into Romanian history and myths at the royal Mogosoaia Palace and Snagov Monastery—the legendary final resting place of Dracula inspiration Vlad the Impaler.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.93
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$66.93

Bucharest Past and Present - Step by Step Private Walking 3hrs Tour

Bucharest Past and Present - Step by Step Private Walking 3hrs Tour

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Uncover Bucharest’s past and present on this city walking tour and discover must-sees such as Revolution Square, Curta Veche, and Lipscani Street. Benefit from the personalized attention of your private guide as you stroll between sights and be immersed in the lively ambiance as you learn about the city’s unique history, from the First World War to the final days of Communism.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$31.16
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$31.16
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1-Day Private Guided Tour: The Story of 40 Years of Communism in Romania

1-Day Private Guided Tour: The Story of 40 Years of Communism in Romania

To truly understand Romanian history, no visitor to Bucharest should miss the chance to uncover the legacy of communism that shaped the politics, culture, and infrastructure of this bustling city. With this private tour, sit back and let your guide elucidate the history of the more than 40 years of communist rule. As you explore, discover everything from the personal life of Romania's leader, Nicolae Ceaușescu, to the city's plentiful communist-era architecture.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$146.47
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$146.47
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Small Group or Private Bucharest Sights and Bites with Traditional Romanian Meal

Small Group or Private Bucharest Sights and Bites with Traditional Romanian Meal

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Get acquainted with Bucharest’s cultural sights and culinary delights on a half-day walking tour of the Romanian capital. This tour combines sightseeing with eating and is, therefore, ideal for both history buffs and food lovers. Tick off all of Bucharest’s top sights—including Revolution Square and Lipscani, Bucharest’s historical center—and feast on a 3-course meal of Romanian classics. Don’t risk having a bad meal as this tour guarantees fine food and excellent historical commentary. Lunch and a drink are included.  
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  • 4 hours
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$72.70
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$72.70
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Best of Bucharest - Private Tour
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Best of Bucharest - Private Tour

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If you’re short on time but want to experience all the Bucharest has to offer, take a three-hour private sightseeing tour. Forget inflexible group tours. You set the pace and can customize the itinerary to spend more time at the places that interest you and skip the ones that don’t.
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  • 3 hours
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$138.48
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Bucharest Old Town and Calea Victoriei Private Walking Tour

Bucharest Old Town and Calea Victoriei Private Walking Tour

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Discover from a passionate local guide Bucharest’s amazing journey from a medieval fortification into a Belle Epoque city and how it was then mutilated by a gruesome dictatorship. On this 3-hour walking tour, you will go to the main landmarks in Bucharest and hear its amazing tales: from the gory times when Dracula was roaming the streets of Bucharest to the devastating communist regime led by the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$34.33
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Private tour of Communism

Private tour of Communism

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Discover the history and events of the Cold War in Romania on a walking tour of Bucharest. Navigate 40 years of communism in the country as you visit landmarks like the Palace of the Parliament and Revolution Square. Learn about what life was like under communist rule and what happened after the fall of communism in 1989.
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  • 3 hours
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$23.00
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RedPatrol Communist Driving Tour of Bucharest with Dacia

RedPatrol Communist Driving Tour of Bucharest with Dacia

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Hop into your Romanian Dacia and see the city through an alternative lens on a private 2.5- to 3-hour Communist tour. You have the option to drive the car yourself or relax as while a chauffeur takes care of navigation. The itinerary takes you on a circuit past the most significant landmarks from the city's eventful Communist era. See the Palace of Parliament, Revolution Square, Victoriei Street, and more.
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  • 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes
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$110.78
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$110.78
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Private Panoramic Tuk Tuk Tour in Bucharest

Private Panoramic Tuk Tuk Tour in Bucharest

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This is the One & Only Tuk Tuk tour in Bucharest. Taking this tour you'll step out of ordinary tours. In only a short time you'll see all the major attractions in Bucharest and learn how locals live. The tour starts at the Romanian Athenaeum, an iconic building in Bucharest. Continues along the most touristic street in the city, Victory Avenue. Then you’ll have a photo break in front of the most impressive building in the World, Palace of the Parliament. After you’ll refresh beside the artesian fountains of the city placed along the Champs-Elysees like boulevard. The tour continues with the largest boulevards in Bucharest towards Victoria square. Here will see the Government’s building. After we’ll move on to the Arch of Triumph, a symbol of independence of Romania. Then we’ll ride along on one of the most beautiful and green avenue in the city. Finally we’ll enter again on Victory Avenue and see the northern part of it. We’ll finish the tour where we started. Best enjoyed slowly! :)
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.08
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$68.08
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Communist Era Bucharest Tour

Communist Era Bucharest Tour

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Matching city landmarks to their significance in modern history can be difficult on a self-led tour. Discover Bucharest’s communist history on a private tour led by a local, and hear first-hand accounts of life under the Socialist Republic of Romania as you explore sights such as Revolution Square and the Palace of the Parliament. Choose between a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.20
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What are Palace of Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului) hours of operation?
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Palace of Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului) hours of operation: Open daily 10am–4pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Palace of Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Palace of Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Palace of Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Palace of Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului) costs USD 4.60. Guided Palace of Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului) tours start around USD 4.60 per person.
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