Contrasts of Bucharest: Multicultural Heritage Free Tour

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
Guru: Stefan
Registered on February 02, 2022

InterRail and El Camino lover who works in Education and Journalism. The best combo to explore and explain the city's secrets. Let me turn off Bucharest's gray filter so you can discover its true colors!

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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
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Bucharest’s charm lies in eclecticism, different styles and influences that blend to make it unique.

Contrasts lie at every corner, whether it's between bookstores, between churches, between palaces, between passages or between its art and its street art.

We will explore this melting pot of a city, focusing on the cultural connections that have shaped it the way it is today.

Discover a mishmash of architectural styles by visiting multicultural central areas, both on and off the beaten track. From French architects to Greek, Ottoman and Jewish heritage, we’ve got it all.

Find out how foreign perception of Vlad the Impaler created the myth of Dracula. Learn about our monarchs' blood ties with European Royalty.

And through this all, you will understand what it means to be Romanian and how we came to be a Latinized island in a sea of Balkans and Slavs.

Whatever culture you come from, you are always welcome on this multicultural heritage tour - as long as you book your spot, that is!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Pasajul Nicolae Bălcescu, București, ...
    Pasajul Nicolae Bălcescu, București, Romania
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    Find me in the middle of the Underground Passage at Universitate, pink hat on my shoulder! (Passage entrances in every corner of the square, marked with a large M)

  • 1
    Outside visit
    National Theatre

    How a playwright popularised a famous beverage

  • 2
    Outside visit
    University of Architecture

    Local and Ottoman traditions blended into a unique style

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Old Town (partial visit)

    Short incursion into the former bank district and an old inn

  • 4
    Outside visit
    The Russian Church

    Uniquely stunning church showcasing a rocky relationship

  • 5
    Outside visit
    New & Old Building + Potato on a stake

    The Revolution's most bizzare landmarks

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Romanian Athenaeum

    Neoclassical concert hall next to the Royal Palace

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Piața Romană

    Famous actors have filmed here!

  • 8
    Free admission
    Cărturești Verona Bookstore

    Carusel's bohemian sister

  • 9
    Outside visit
    Street Delivery Festival

    Street Art hotspot that will help you learn Romanian words

  • 10
    Outside visit
    Anglican Church

    Gift from the Brits, but where are the Ottoman mosques?

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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Kenneth 28 May 2024

Off the beaten path, quirky, fun.
Carolin 25 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Great tour including unusual places, interesting anecdotes and a little taste test!
Jolin 24 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Lots of fun stories and fun facts😃 one of the best tour so far~~
Ruxandra 23 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
We really enjoyed our tour with Stefan. We discovered beautiful spots of Bucharest and found out some amazing stories about the city. It was a magical day!
Tufan 22 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Stefan helped us to have a great tour eventhough we were just 2 people. He has great energy and lots of information to share and very flexible with route when needed
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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
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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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