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Bucharest: ‘New York Times Journeys’ Sightseeing & Food Tour

Product ID: 300070
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Walk through the changes in Bucharest on a tour inspired by The New York Times' '36 Hours', led by a local guide. On a tour with unique access to people and places, see, taste and experience the charm of Bucharest.
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Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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  • Walk through quaint neighborhoods away from the city center
  • Discover local initiatives that promote the arts and crafts of Romanian minorities
  • Learn how to prepare a cup of coffee like a true barista
  • Enjoy a beer tasting at the city’s first craft beer bar
  • Taste local sausage paired with bread and beer
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Start your tour with a savory Romanian street snack in University Square and learn about the 1989 revolution that threw off years of communist dictatorship and opened the door to a new future. Then, in Obor market, haggle with a vendor for vegetables and cheese, which you can enjoy with traditional Romanian food: two mici (skinless sausages), bread, and a beer.

Next, learn about the Funky Citizens, a group that seeks to fight corruption in Romania. With members of the non-profit, tour one of its projects, the “80s east apartment,” a re-creation of a typical communist apartment, usually reserved for academics. Then visit a social enterprise where the Roma, among the most persecuted during the war and beyond, practice traditional crafts like pounding copper.

Attend an exclusive coffee brewing workshop led by some of Bucharest’s most skilled baristas and then take a stroll in Cismigiu Gardens, the oldest in the city. Exit the park toward Victory Avenue, the epicenter of Bucharest in the interwar period and the heart of Little Paris. Stop at the Good Beer Factory, the first craft beer bar in the city, for a sampler of four local brews. Before leaving, ask your guide for some recommendations about what else to do in Bucharest.
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • One bottle of water (recyclable glass)
  • One pretzel, two skinless sausages, cheese, and vegetables
  • One flight of beer, coffee, and biscuit
  • Bus tickets
  • Coffee brewing workshop
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drink
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

On the stairs of the National Theatre in front of the main entrance.

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Important information
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• You will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people
• This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge
• Vegetarianism and other dietary requirements can be accommodated
• Some of the venues might not be accessible due to staff being on vacation. On these occasions alternative points of interest will be arranged
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Product ID: 300070