The Classic Tour of Timisoara

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Tour Number

Activity Level

483683


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. The tour is interesting for kids starting with the age of ~12.

Friendly: Yes.
In case of need, I can try to provide a wheelchair.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Romanian (fluent)

Find what's all about in the city where you don't know why're you coming, but where you felt very good.


We meet in front of the Tourist Information Center and we start with some basic information about Romania and Timisoara today. Then we start the chronological tour of Timisoara. Chronological means that the story of the city goes along with what we see around as we walk the tour.
First we talk about the Roman conquest, the about the nomads of the first centuries, then about the Hungarian conquest and occupation. We continue with the Ottoman conquest and occupation, followed by the Austrian period. We approach the present days and we talk about Timisoara becoming part of Romania, then about Romania as a Communist country and how this awful regime was ended by a revolution which started in Timisoara.
During the tour we see the most important sights from the old town: The Castle, the few ruins dating back in the Ottoman period, the Vauban fortification system, Piata Unirii - the old downtown, Piata Libertatii and Piata Victoriei (the new downtown). We find fun facts, trivia and we have fun.

Itinerary

Royal Castle - Ottoman Hammam - St. George Square - The House With The Iron Tree - Maria Theresia Bastion - Dicasterial Palace - Union Square - Liberty Square - Victory Square

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: The Tourist Information Center situated on Alba Iulia Street, no. 2

Duration: 2 hours 30 min.

Depending on your interest, the tour takes about 2:30 hours. If you enjoy it and you want to find more, I'll be happy to expand it up to 3 hours.

Transportation

Walking

What’s Included

Other: Walking tour in the city center, guiding made by a professional tour guide.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 Lei - We can have a short stop at one of the nice terraces. You can have a coffee / water / soda / beer.
15 lei is covering about 2 coffees of a beer or a fresh juice.

What’s Extra

Other: Personal expenses.

A Recent Review of this tour

Very nice tour and great tour guide who answered all questions, was very knowledgeable about the city, stopped to show all sites and continually went over all events in the area, felt I learned everything about the city and new things you'd never see unless you had an experienced guide. He was friendly and I'd recommend him to everyone.
Michael Boyle

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    Tour Price

    74 USD PER TOUR(for up to 4 people) (duration: 2 hours 30 min.) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    483683


    Categories

    City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. The tour is interesting for kids starting with the age of ~12.

    Friendly: Yes.
    In case of need, I can try to provide a wheelchair.

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), Romanian (fluent)

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