Bucharest Tour - Essential History , Life under Comunism and Fun

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Cristian
Quality Verified Registered on September 16, 2019

Hello! My name is Cristian and I am an avid history enthusiast and local guide. I love to travel and visit new places, even very touristic ones, but honestly, I much prefer the more unknown sites. I love finding more about the history of the place i visit, and i take part in alot of tours myself ! I also enjoy meeting new people from different parts of the world and learning their stories, My hobbies music ( i am currently learning to play the piano), sports, alot of reading and photography .

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

Tour description



   Do you want to explore Bucharest with a passionate local guide ? Look no further ! I am a huge fan of history and the stories that make the city I am visiting. That’s why in this tour we wont just focus on random historical stuff , like at a college lecture, but more on stories collected from others or myself and combine it with the history of the city so you can have a better view about daily life now and during communism. Some ancient history included aswell.

   As i am not a fan of huge guided tours , i will limit this experience to maximum 25 people.


  After the tour your will be ready for your Bucharest exploration ! You will learn what to eat, what not eat but most importantly  we will have fun, laugh, learn and enjoy our time in this fascinating city that I call home ! So join me and we will: 


  • Find out about the dark history of communism , the biggest anti-comunism Revolution ever and see the second largest building in the world , The House of the People
  • See a wonderful passage between the old town and Victory Avenue, 
  • Explore the old Town and hear stories about people that lived here 
  • Hear about how strange life was during communism 
  • See one of the most beautiful churches in the city center , Stavropoleos and find out it's history,
  • Get food recommendations (non-tourist traps )
  • And more
  • What we won't see - vampires   😐 


So join me and let’s have fun !   😃 


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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Universitate, București, Romania
    Universitate, București, Romania
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    in front of horse statue in university square

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Universitatea din București
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Manuc's Inn
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Valea Regilor
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Calea Victoriei
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Caru' cu Bere

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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Denym 18 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Christian was amazing, really informative. Loved the walk
Matt 18 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Cristian was excellent and we thoroughly recommend booking onto his tour! We came to Bucharest a few days ago and went on a couple of other tours which were also very good, on our final day we had some spare time so looked for another walk and found Cristian’s. We were a little concerned in case it was too similar to the other walking tours but we are so glad we went on it. Cristian is the perfect guide; knowledgable, honest and authentic :) Seriously, don’t think twice about this tour, you won’t regret it, it will be a highlight of your visit to this fascinating city.
Susanne 05 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
We had a great walk with Cristian! Got to see a lot of beatiful places and learn about the interesting history of Romania and Bucuresti. Cristian was a great guide and made this the perfect way to explore the city ☺️ Can highly recommend!
Ludovica 20 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Super tour with Christian, he's very nice and professional - not a tiring walk but full of information! Highly recommended
Jutta 13 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Cristian speaks perfect English and he knows so much about Bukarest and the romanian history. His tour is joyful and easy to follow he really loves doing this and I can highly recommend him! Thanks also for the “side tips”!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for 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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