Free tour

A Warm Welcome to Bucharest

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Alex
Quality Verified Registered on February 05, 2023

Hi, my name is Alex, I have studied Business and Tourism in college, my studies were taken in the english language, I also have a certificate of proficiency equivalent to C2 and I have been doing tours as a passion project for the past year or so. I have also lived and worked in the United States for a while, which was an experience that greatly challenged my perspective on the world. Now that I got my resume out of the way, I hope to have you on as a guest in the city I call home, Bucharest, my tours are very interactive, I take any sorts of questions and I love making people laugh, so come have a little fun together and let's all learn something new!

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

Tour description

This tour is an introduction to the city of Bucharest, Romania and its people, you will get to learn the most important aspects of our history and culture. We will check out some of the best sites that the city has to offer, and we will see and hear about some of the best restaurants too, serving traditional Romanian food, yummy! This tour is quite light hearted, with lots of humor, but don't be fooled, you will get to learn a lot also, I promise :)

And our journey will begin in front of the National Library, where you will hear the legend of the city's founder and see the rock upon which he built the first church, more than 600 years ago. We will then take a 10 minute stroll alongside the main river of Bucharest on a beautiful promenade and the most chic place in town. That will take us directly to the Bucharest Fountains where we will have a stunning view of the Parliament building. Our path will then take us to the Old Town where you will hear a short history of Romania and see the Royal Court Church. I will also tell you about our delicious cuisine while visiting the oldest restaurant in the city. After that, we will go on to the French part of town and see a few of our best keept secrets, alongside the National Bank, where you will find out about a heist that took place in the communist era. Finally, we will end our journey in the University Square, one of the most important places to the 89' Revolution where I will be telling you all about communism in Romania.

If you are traveling with a larger group (more than 6 people), there is a new option to book your spot for 7€/person, if you, want a personalised, more private option or happen to be in Bucharest on a different date then is availabe, feel free to contact me :)

Q: Who is this tour for?
A: People of all ages who are looking for an introductory tour to Bucharest/Romania.
Q: Is this tour accesible to people with mobility problems?
A: Yes, the tour is accesible to everybody, I have in the past, had to accomodate people with mobility problems and there were never any issues, the tour consists of a gentle walk on a roughly 2.5km long path, on flat terrain
Q: How long does the tour last?
A: The tour is 2 hours long, with 12 stops

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Bulevardul Unirii 22, București 03016...
    Bulevardul Unirii 22, București 030167, Romania
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    I will be waiting right in front of Ristorante Monza, a restaurant which is adjacent to the National Library, on the water front. I will probably wear a blue hat, but don't worry, you won't miss me :)

  • 1
    Outside visit
    National Library of Romania
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Fântânile București
  • 3
    Outside visit
    "Saint Anthony" Church
  • 4
    Free admission
    Manuc's Inn
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Lupa Capitolina
  • 6
    Outside visit
    National Bank of Romania Museum
  • 7
    Free admission
    Stavropoleos Monastery Church
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Caru' cu Bere
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Palace of the Deposits and Consignments
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Calea Victoriei
  • 11
    Free admission
    Macca-Vilacrosse Passage
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Stock Exchange Palace
  • 13
    Outside visit
    "Saint Nicholas" Church
  • 14
    Outside visit
    Universitatea din București

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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Tania 18 Mar 2024

Great informative fun tour x
zoe morgan 03 Dec 2023

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Travelled in group - Dec 2023
Enjoyed our walk with Alex. Would recommend him!
Gavin 03 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Great tour thanks Alex
Ella 27 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Alex was super- such a funny and engaging tour guide. Laughed a lot and loved his visual cues to help explain the culture and history. His food tips were fantastic. He left us wanting to learn more about Romanian communist history - this tour is perfect for those wanting an introduction. History buffs might have wanted more. Highly recommend!
Michaela 28 Oct 2023

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Travelled in group - Oct 2023
Thanks a lot for the tour! It was interesting and had the perfect length
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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.