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Timisoara: Classic Walking Tour

1. Timisoara: Classic Walking Tour

This tour will start with a brief introduction about the country’s situation today, so you get a feel for Romania and a basic understanding of the story of Timisoara. Learn the history of the city, starting with the Mongol invasion centuries ago through the contemporary revolution against the communist regime in Romania. During the tour, hear about the years of the Turkish occupation and see where the Turkish public bath, the bazaar, or the Central Mosque used to be located in the past. Everything changed when Timisoara was conquered by the Austrian imperial troops at the beginning of the 18th century. The city was completely rebuilt during that time. Wooden buildings from the Middle Ages disappeared and new streets and houses, as well as a fortification system were set up. Learn about how one of the first trams in the world to connect people from the suburbs to the city center was built in Timisoara. Timisoara was also the first place in continental Europe, where electric street lights were used. Discover these and many more interesting and entertaining facts, anecdotes, and stories on this walking tour.

Timisoara Sightseeing Tour

2. Timisoara Sightseeing Tour

Situated on the northern bank of the Bega River in the Banat region, Timisoara impresses everyone with its charming and vibrant cultural life, and its rich historical heritage. Take your time to discover the first European city that used the horse-drawn trams (1869) and electrical street lightning (1889).  Timisoara was also the first Romanian city that reacted at the Revolution in 1989 against the Communist regime. The walking tour begins in the downtown quarter of “Cetate” (the former “Inner City”), with many old buildings in the styles of Art Nouveau or Baroque, large pedestrianized squares, and a general multicultural character. You will begin with a visit to Victory Square, known also by the name of Opera Square, enjoying a visit to the impressive Orthodox Cathedral, and the Opera and Theater House. Next, the Liberty Square hosts the Old City Hall with its Turkish inscription, showing again the mixture of cultures and religions who have lived here. The Union Square is dominated by the Catholic dome-church, the Serbian-Orthodox Cathedral and by the President's Palace – the Arts Museum. Also, walk through the interesting ruins of the old fortress, constructed in the Vauban Style.

From Bucharest to Budapest: Four Day Guided Tour

3. From Bucharest to Budapest: Four Day Guided Tour

Spend four memorable days on this guided tour from Bucharest to the capital of Hungary, Budapest. Witness where Gothic, Baroque, and Renaissance architecture intersects. Haunt Dracula's castle. Enter the heart of Transylvania, Sighisoara. See the Alba Carolina Citadel, and so much more. Leave for Sinaia in the morning and find Peles Castle, one of the most stunning castles in Europe. Enter next into the Bran Castle, better known for the haunting tale of Dracula. Explore the lively city of Brasov afterward, with a guided walking tour. Set off to the ancient UNESCO heritage site of Sighisoara, where Vlad Dracula was born. Arrive in the evening in Sibiu, Romania's most fascinating medieval city. Be enchanted by its superlative palaces and magnificent squares. Visit the historical city of Alba Carolina, known for its picturesque views, the citadel, and its museums. Find the Gothic Corvin's Castle and take in lovely sights. End the day at Timisoara, named the European Capital of Culture in 2021. Leave Romania to reach the extraordinary Hungarian capital, Budapest, dropped-off right at your hotel in the surrounding area of the city.

From Bucharest: One-way Private Fast Transfer to Timisoara

4. From Bucharest: One-way Private Fast Transfer to Timisoara

Enjoy a convenient private transfer from your accommodation in Bucharest to your preferred location in Timisoara. Relax knowing that you are traveling safely in a licensed vehicle. Your English-speaking driver will be waiting for you at your location in Bucharest. Experience a comfortable journey in an air-conditioned vehicle. Let your driver navigate you through the traffic smoothly. Travel conveniently without having to worry about pre-booking or last-minute searching.

From Timisoara: One-way Private Fast Transfer to Bucharest

5. From Timisoara: One-way Private Fast Transfer to Bucharest

Enjoy a one-way private transfer from your accommodation in Timisoara to your preferred location in Bucharest. Relax knowing that you are traveling safely in a licensed vehicle. Your driver will be waiting for you at your location in Timisoara. Experience a comfortable journey in an air-conditioned vehicle. Let your driver navigate you through the traffic smoothly. Travel conveniently without having to worry about pre-booking or last-minute searching.

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What people are saying about Timișoara

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Great overview of the city

The city walking tour of Timisoara was great. We had a very enthused, passionate guide with an excellent understanding of the history of the city. It was a great way to get an overview of the city highlights and history. A real highlight of our trip. Highly recommended.

It was a great tour with a bit of a joke ... The guide has a lot to tell, very extensive and yet not too boring ...