Free Tour - Story of Bucharest

Duration: 2h and 45min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on August 10, 2018

Walkabout Free Tours are the perfect choice to make the most of your time in Bucharest! We are the first free tour in town. With more than 10 years experience in the guiding industry, we will show you all the must-see-sites and hidden gems of our wonderful and exciting city while having fun. Join us for a memorable tour of Bucharest history, culture, and attractions.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Get the pulse of the city with our Story of Bucharest free tour that we run everyday, shine or rain! Stroll through more than 500 years of history from the times of Vlad the Impaler aka Dracula to the world wars and the “golden era” of communism ending with the Revolution from '89.

Get the best of your travel experience with local tips about traditional cuisine, places to hang out or cool events

On the tour, we cover the most important sights and attractions such as

  • Unirii square with a perfect view over the Palace of Parliament
  • Old town
  • Manuc’s Inn
  • Stavropoleos Church
  • Victory Avenue
  • National History Museum
  • The National Bank of Romania
  • Macca-Villacrosse Passage
  • Military Club
  • Royal Palace
  • Revolution square

...and MANY more hidden gems and curiosities that most locals don't even know!


  • This tour is organized by Walkabout Free Tours, the first free tour in town.  
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing and bring a bottle of water
  • Cost: the tours are tip-based so you can pay whatever you think is appropriate at the end of the tour.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    C4H3+22G Bucharest, Romania
    C4H3+22G Bucharest, Romania
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    We meet daily in Unirii Park, by the fountains and next to the old clock. Please check out the below photo with the meeting point or add on google maps the location name Walkabout Free Tour - Story of Bucharest

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Unirii Fountains - the longest choreographed fountain system in the world
  • 2
    Free admission
    Manuc's Inn
  • 3
    Outside visit
    "Saint Anthony" Church
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Old Town
  • 5
    Free admission
    Stavropoleos Monastery Church
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Caru' cu Bere
  • 7
    Outside visit
    National Museum of Romanian History
  • 8
    Outside visit
    National Bank of Romania Museum
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Macca-Vilacrosse Passage
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Cercul Militar Național
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Royal Palace of Bucharest
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Revolution Square

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Ruth 14 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Really interesting and Tudor was able to talk about Bucharest in a way that made it seem real, as his family had been part of the communism and the events following. So informative and gave a really good insight in to the history of the city and events that changed it and the affects that had on the people.
Fernando 12 Jul 2024

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
very interesting tour
Jessica 11 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
The tour was very entertaining & interesting. It did not feel long & we got nice tips about restaurants & places to visit.
Johanne 09 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Exploring Bucharest with Julian (his real name is Alex, but he goes by Julian to avoid confusion) was a lot of fun! The name swap added a quirky twist to our tour. Julian’s energy and passion for Bucharest were infectious. He didn’t just share dry facts; he told stories that made the city’s history come alive. From quirky communist-era tales to local traditions, Julian kept us entertained and engaged. He seamlessly connected the past with the present, and his forward-looking perspective on Bucharest’s future was inspiring. For an enjoyable and insightful tour of Bucharest, Julian is a great guide.
Tristinn 08 Jul 2024

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
Had a great time on this tour with Maria. She was very informative and had a pleasant demeanor.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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