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Our most recommended Bucharest Neighborhood Tours

  • Bucharest: 2.5-Hour Pantelimon District Tour

    1. Bucharest: 2.5-Hour Pantelimon District Tour

    Where did the Communist industry of Bucharest disappear? How are the city and its people changing with the times? Find out all this and more on a tour of the Pantelimon District. Find the beauty in the otherwise busy capital city of Bucharest with the trained eye of a local guide. Explore Pantelimon, one of the dormitory neighborhoods of Bucharest, designed by the communists as a place for sleeping when you’re not working. See the huge apartment blocks and understand how the entire place was connected to one of the city's largest industrial areas. Uncover plenty of surprises waiting for you, such as the parks dotted with communist symbols, a Medieval Monastery, and a wild natural wetland. After grabbing a local snack, see how the old industrial area is reinventing. From the height of a former water tower, admire some great pieces of street art, completely made on roofs and visible jus...

  • Bucharest: Street Food Tour with a Local Guide

    2. Bucharest: Street Food Tour with a Local Guide

    Discover the best of Bucharest's gastronomy on this all-encompassing food tour. Start your tour with "the snack of communism", a Romanian pretzel and yogurt, the breakfast of choice for communist workers.  Afterward, take a short tram ride to reach Obor Market, one of Romania's largest and oldest markets, this is the best place to discover Romanian food and culture. During your tram journey, admire the architecture and buildings of the Jewish and Armenian quarters of the city. At the market, enjoy a stroll through stalls selling everything from honey and cheese to handcrafted wooden bowls and fresh produce. Visit a well-known stall to sample some traditional Romanian ground meat rolls, washed down with a cool beer. After this experience, take the trolleybus to University Square. As you walk, learn about the most important historical landmarks located between University Square and Cismi...

  • Bucharest: Haunted City Exploration Game and Tour

    3. Bucharest: Haunted City Exploration Game and Tour

    After purchasing your quest, you will receive a code which grants you access to the quest in the app (the app is free to download). Along the way, you'll pass by the House of the Devil, you'll find out about the organ traffickers at the Bucharest Post Office, and you'll discover many other strange places and stories of the city. The quest can be played at any hour, but it is recommended that you try it at night for the authentic haunted experience. It will take you between 1 -2 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit which means you can finish it at your own pace. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, providing you with exact directions, so you won’t need a map or GPS. When you get the correct answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked, making you your own guide for this adventure. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by sel...

  • Bucharest: 3-Hour Dark History Tour with a Local

    4. Bucharest: 3-Hour Dark History Tour with a Local

    Learn the dark history of Bucharest, starting with a visit to the monumental Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance, built as a reminder of the cruel events that unfolded between 1950 to 1977. Hear about the torture methods used at the deportation camps during the days of communism. Travel back to the beginning of the 20th century, when Bucharest was known as "Little Paris" for its sexy and sophisticated atmosphere. Stop for a drink inside a former brothel, and hear the story of the serial killer nicknamed the "Vampire of Bucharest" when he terrorized the city between 1970 and 1971. Visit one of the oldest churches in the city to explore the bloody feuds between the Muslim world and the Christian rules of Romania. End at Bellu Cemetery to look at the amazing funerary architecture and learn more about some of the site's mysteries.

    Good walking tour ride on metro view various grave site hear their history plus info about the Communist revolution

  • Bucharest: 6-Day Transylvania and Bucovina Experience

    5. Bucharest: 6-Day Transylvania and Bucovina Experience

    Day 1: Bucharest to Bucovina You will be picked up by a professional guide from either your hotel in Bucharest or Otopeni Airport. From there you will endure a long drive to Bucovina, but you will benefit from a luxury Mercedes Vklass van or a similar car, making your entire vacation comfortable. You will begin by visiting the Humor Monastery and the Voronet monastery, before an overnight in Gura Humorului in a 3-star hotel (with breakfast included). Day 2: Gura Humorului, Vatra Moldovitei, Sucevita, Marginea, and Sucevita On your second day, you will visit the Moldovita Monastery, Ciumarna Passage, the Sucevita Monastery, and the Marginea Black Pottery. At the conclusion of your day you will overnight in Sucevita Village at a guest house, where you enjoy both dinner and breakfast which will consist of traditional local products. Day 3: Suc...

  • Bucharest: Half Day Bike Tour

    6. Bucharest: Half Day Bike Tour

    Start your 4-hour bike tour in Bucharest’s old city, where you’ll hear about the birth of the city and Romanian civilization. During Communist times the old city area was decimated and overtaken by grandiose urban projects. Today it is one of the poorest areas in Bucharest and is mostly inhabited by gypsies. Marvel at the monumental Parliament Palace, and learn about life for the people under the Ceasescu regime. Ride by buildings dating from the golden age of Bucharest of the 19th and the early 20th century. See landmarks and monuments from the time when Bucharest was known as Little Paris.

    Definitely recommended guys. If you are after a chill half day tour within the city, this is the one for you. Alex is knowledgeable and made the tour so fun.

  • Bucharest: Sites & Bites Tour with a Local Guide

    7. Bucharest: Sites & Bites Tour with a Local Guide

    Your Bucharest tour begins in the political center of the city, Revolution Square (formerly known as Palace Square), which has witnessed most of the important events in Romanian history. It was from here in 1989 that dictator Ceausescu made his ill-advised rallying speech to a crowd that quickly turned on him, instigating the Romanian revolution. Surrounding the square are several other notable landmarks, including the former Royal Palace, the Athenaeum concert hall, and Athenee Palace, the heart of espionage and intrigue in the years between the wars. And in such a historical spot, it’s appropriate that you have a historical treat. You’ll indulge in a covrig, a daily salty snack for most Romanians that was likely introduced by Hapsburg or German merchants in medieval times.  Next up, you’ll leave the square and head south along Victory Street, named after the spectacular victory of the...

    Andra was the perfect guide, knowledgeable, personable, and we listened entranced to her stories of Romanian history. We discovered amazing places which we would not have discovered by ourselves and finally had lunch in a tranquil restaurant away from hustle and bustle! Highly recommended

  • Bucharest: Private Three Neighborhoods Tour by Vintage Car

    8. Bucharest: Private Three Neighborhoods Tour by Vintage Car

    Enjoy a memorable, 3 to 4-hour ride on the central streets of Bucharest with a fully restored Dacia 1310 car from the 80's. You'll get unique photos with one of Romania's iconic vehicles. Your tour guides will drive you around in this impressive automobile, giving you an experience of the streets of Bucharest only the locals know. During your tour, you will visit three distinctly different neighborhoods. Each of them, showcasing a different class of Romanian people: the bourgeoisie, the average people, and the poor Romanians. Discover the facts of life for people in each community as you drive through a neighborhood representing each social class. Cotroceni neighborhood: Witness the amazing residential, villa quarter of Bucharest where the 19th-century and present bourgeoisie live. Discover the Cotroceni Presidential Palace, the Military Academy Building, the Botanical Garden or the vil...

  • Monasteries of Curtea de Arges: Day Trip from Bucharest

    9. Monasteries of Curtea de Arges: Day Trip from Bucharest

    Embark on a guided walking tour of the captivating monasteries of Romania's Curtea de Arges. One of the oldest towns in Wallachia, Curtea de Arges rests on the bank of the Arges River. A former capital of a small local state, the city was crucial in the unification of the lands south of the Carpathians, and its oldest archeological evidence dates back to the 13th century. As you begin your walking tour through the ancient city, stop to admire the austere exterior of the Prince Church, and then head within to witness its breathtaking interior. Entirely decorated with painted frescoes, the artworks are the first examples of Romanian painting dating back to the 14th century. Continue the tour with visits to the Old Court ruins, the beautiful Episcopal Church, and the unique Olari Church. Enjoy a delicious traditional Romanian meal at the best restaurant in Curtea de Arges to end the tour...

  • Wine Tasting Tour of Bucharest Old Town

    10. Wine Tasting Tour of Bucharest Old Town

    From the meeting point to the wine bar you will have time to admire the streets of Old Town and listen to interesting details about famous old buildings from the guide. The tour starts with a walk through Old Town where you will admire the historical buildings and you will receive detailed information from our guide. After you have crossed the Old Town on foot, you'll stop at the wine bar, where you will taste three types of wine and be served from a mixed platter of cheese. Your guide will talk extensively about local gastronomy, the best wines of Romania and any other gastronomic details you are interested in.

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What people are saying about Bucharest

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 25 reviews

Traveling is fun. Very dedicated team is passionate about it. Has an interest in what's going on and has flea market experience. Appointments are kept on time. Old timers in top condition and very clean, it couldn't be better. Surprise: they speak German very well. Surprise Money was running out, only cash counts at the flea market. Come on, let's go to the next Autumaten-no grumbling or scolding but almost friendly support. In addition, a lot of information and historical explanations. Not the often experienced blah blah, but brisk and spontaneous. Good Purchases: Doll Monika, medal Stuttgart 1933, top model cars, cheap. All in all, great value for money is also very recommendable. Actually a must!

Alex was a great guide with detailed knowledge about Romania and Bucharest as the capital. While we have been more experienced with the history of Romania Alex easily adapted to our needs and has shown not just his historical skills but also great hospitality. We simply forgot the time and the windy, rainy weather. Multumim!

Definitely recommended guys. If you are after a chill half day tour within the city, this is the one for you. Alex is knowledgeable and made the tour so fun.

We enjoyed this tour with Serban Riga a lot! It was a great combination of local food and a city tour. Definitely would recommend it!

Great tour! Catalin is a great guide! I was able to find some very nice souvenirs at the flea market.