Complete Walking Tour of Bucharest: An Expert-Guided Experience

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
Guru: Adrian
Quality Verified Registered on October 20, 2021

As a passionate guide with a degree in history and experience working in the UN system, I bring a unique perspective to my walking tours of Bucharest. My work with an NGO affiliated with UNESCO on local heritage preservation has given me a deep appreciation for the city's rich cultural heritage. Having studied every brick and stone in Bucharest, I have a comprehensive understanding of the city's urban fabric and its evolution over time. Join me on a walking tour to discover the hidden gems and iconic landmarks of Bucharest, while gaining a deeper understanding of the city's complex history and cultural heritage.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Discover the rich and diverse history of Bucharest on a walking tour that spans six centuries. From the medieval ages to present day, we will explore the evolution of the city's architecture and uncover the stories behind some of its most significant landmarks. 

Begin by climbing Patriarchy Hill and marvel at the former Palace of the Patriarchate, an exquisite example of Romanian Orthodox architecture, where we will learn about the influence of religion on Romanian culture.

Next, marvel at the beauty of the Unirii Fountains, the longest in the world, before visiting the iconic Palace of Parliament, a massive structure that serves as a reminder of Romania's communist past.

As we will stroll by the Old Princely Court and by the square where medieval justice used to be carried out, feel the weight of history as we imagine the dramatic events that took place there. 

As we step back in time take a look inside Manuc's Inn, a historic hotel that has been welcoming travelers for centuries.

At the National Museum of Romanian History, delve into the country's rich cultural heritage, and admire the intricate frescoes and carvings at Stavropoleos Monastery, a peaceful sanctuary that stands in stark contrast to the bustling city.

Learn about the Ottoman period and how it influenced the city's architecture, then experience the grandeur of the Paris of the East era.

Visit the Palace of the National Military Circle and marvel at its imposing neoclassical facade. Then, satisfy your sweet tooth at Capsa Cake Shop, a legendary pastry shop with over 160 years of history.

Take a look at the Odeon Theatre, a cultural institution that has hosted some of the country's most significant plays and performances and see the wounds of the city left behind by the 2nd World War’s bombing campaigns.  

Stand in Revolution Square, the site of historic events that changed the course of Romania's history. Gaze upon the imposing Central Committee of the Communist Party Building, which served as the headquarters of Romania's oppressive regime.

Finally, visit the Royal Palace, once the residence of Romania's kings and now a fascinating museum that houses precious works of art and artifacts. 

Throughout the tour, we will share captivating stories and insights about the landmarks you visit, leaving you with a newfound appreciation for Bucharest's rich history and vibrant culture.

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  • Meeting point:
    Parcul Bibescu Vodă, București, Romania
    Parcul Bibescu Vodă, București, Romania
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    I will be by the big statue in Bibescu Voda Park (on Google Maps type Parcul Bibescu Voda), 5 minutes (300 m) from the Piata Unirii 1 metro exit (the one in front of Hotel Horoscop). I will be having a green folder in my hands.

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).

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Tracy 18 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Really good walking tour. Adrian was friendly and very knowledgeable. Thoroughly enjoyed this tour and would definitely recommend.
Eleni 26 Feb 2023

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2023
Do yourself a favour and book a tour with Adrian when visiting Bucharest! He is not only super knowledgeable about the city and its history but also has a well-rounded academic approach to history & historiography. This makes for a tour that is both fun and intellectually stimulating at the same time. Adrian speaks very clearly and his english is impeccable. Congrats & thank you for making our very first day in Bucharest so memorable!
chri... 26 Feb 2023

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2023
Adrian has been a great guide very well prepared on history and easy to understand also for foreign people
Leo ... 19 Feb 2023

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2023
Adrian is a great, very knowledgeable guide! The tour was super interesting and filled with detailed information about the city. We loved it!
Yulia 14 Feb 2023

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2023
Wonderful tour! Adrian is a great guide with profound knowledge of Romanian culture and history! Totally recommended
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 30 people.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people 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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