Free Tour - Story of Bucharest

Duration: 2h and 30min
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 will give you the basics of Bucharest and local tips. Stroll through more than 500 years of history from the times of Vlad the Impaler aka Dracula to the “golden era” of communism, the ’89 Revolution and today’s protests. 

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
  • University of Bucharest

...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
  • 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
    Palace of the Deposits and Consignments
  • 8
    Outside visit
    National Museum of Romanian History
  • 9
    Outside visit
    National Bank of Romania Museum
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Macca-Vilacrosse Passage
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Universitatea din București
  • 12
    Outside visit
    The Marmorosch Bucharest

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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Vero... 04 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
Alina was absolutely the best! She gave us lots of information about the city and the history. She was well prepared and she tried to involve us with jokes and questions. Super funny! A very precious experience
Lukas 03 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
Fantastic experience. Alina is an amazing guide. Super recomend
Iulia 03 Jun 2023

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Travelled alone - Jun 2023
Alina was one of the best guides I had the pleasure of listening too. No silly vampire stories, facts and fun. Well done! (Alina, if you are reading this: well done). The atheist who got kicked out of the conference :))))
Noa 03 Jun 2023

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Travelled in group - Jun 2023
We had a great time and experience with Elena. The tour was fun and interesting. We’ll recommend this tour to upcoming guests in Bucharest
Cris... 02 Jun 2023

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Travelled alone - Jun 2023
Alina was awesome! Great fun and informative tour of Bucharest and its layered history
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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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