Free Tour - Story of Bucharest

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish, Hebrew
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

The Story of Bucharest, that’s how your Bucharest trip starts! Get the pulse of the city with our 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. Unravel the stories not to be found in guidebooks and explore the city with one of our passionate local guides! 

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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  • Meeting point:
    Bulevardul Unirii, București 030119, ...
    Bulevardul Unirii, București 030119, Romania
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    We meet daily in Unirii Park, by the fountains and next to the old clock. Please check out the above photo with the meeting point.

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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Stratoulini 25 Sep 2022
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Travelled in group - Sep 2022

It was an excellent experience We had a lot of fun and we learned new things Thank you Mara (our Guru) for the amazing walk

Marco 23 Sep 2022
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

Maria was a fun host who provided the group with a lot of history and information at each of the locations we visited. Recommended

Claudia 20 Sep 2022
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

Maria was wonderful! She gave great insights into the history of Bucharest and inserted some of her own personal experiences to make everything relatable. She was fun ...

Tingwei 20 Sep 2022
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

Our guide Maria was doing really good. She explain the history and stories clearly and fun. Really enjoy the tour!

Natalija 18 Sep 2022
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

The tour was so interesting, not boring for a second. Anca really knows how to make everything sound interesting and I learned a lot about Romanian 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.
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