Bucharest in a nutshell - half day walking tour

Duration: 3h and 30min
Languages: English, Italian
Guru: Razvan
Registered on March 18, 2024

Born and raised in Bucharest, I've been a tour designer and tailored experience facilitator for 20+ years in Romania. Tango dancer and taichi practitioner with a penchant for cultural experiences and travel; background of law and project management degree. Not a believer of "package tourism". Always willing to go the extra mile in order to provide the guest with the best possible experience. Love to translate my cultural space or deepen the knowledge of the traveler who is curious to discover more. Off and on the beaten path. . . Passionate about exchange of ideas and world cultures. Virtually undiscovered and at the crossroad of many cultural influences, Bucharest can surprise you with its many facets and complicated landscape. It is definitely worth giving it a try. I will be telling you both the legends and the real facts of, still, Europe's best kept secret. We will be touching the most important spots and the less obvious: the old center with bustling life and auberges, turn of the century palaces, squares and gardens, cemeteries and communist decay. I can take you from late medieval to the recent history of my hometown, explain the architectural landscape and familiarize you with the local habits and cuisine. I If you would like further details, please get in touch!

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

Tour description

I offer you a comprehensive perspective of Bucharest and Romania, with several stops at the most important landmarks. 

Your local guide will help you become familiar with the city in just 3.5 hours. Very comprehensible and chronological as I will take you from the birthplace of the city to its modern times, from late middle ages to end of century and glory days, and from Ottoman traces to brutalist communism.  Flexible and customizable it can include a short coffee break on request. 

It includes:

Old center and its secrets; 
Financial district and Ottoman period remains;
University square with national theater and its revolutionary scars;
Victory Boulevard - the high street of the city and its old history; Revolution square and the Communist disaster
Royal Palace and the creation of the Romanian modern state;
Atheneum - the Parthenon of culture in Bucharest; 
...and many more you will become familiar with. 

Let's have a walk in Bucharest!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Str. Franceză 62, București 030167, R...
    Str. Franceză 62, București 030167, Romania
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    Front door of the Starbucks cafeteria

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Old Town

    The stories of old Bucharest and how it came into being, from late middle ages to ottoman and the evolution to the financial district

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Manuc's Inn

    The earliest inn in town

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Caru' cu Bere

    A vibrant neo-Gothic pub-restaurant that was all the rage at the end of the 19th century

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Palace of the Deposits and Consignments

    The first bank of Romania

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Calea Victoriei

    The high street of Bucharest with a 300 years history

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Piața Revoluției

    The gruesome 100 year old history of Romanian Communism and its final days; the stories and the people

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Royal Palace of Bucharest

    The history of the Romanian Royals and the birth of the modern Romanian state

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Ateneul Român

    The most known cultural landmark

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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Barbara 12 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Persona efficiente. Nato e cresciuto in questa realtà! La storia l’ha vissuta. Competente e disponibile.
Maria 03 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Disponibile, professionale e molto preparato. Ha superato di molto le nostre aspettative e lo consiglierei. Ha risposto anche a tutte le nostre curiosità. Ha parlato ininterrottamente per 3 e mezza di storia, di piccole curiosità e di attualità con molta disinvoltura ed è stato un vero piacere ascoltarlo
Pietro 30 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Tour assolutamente da fare per avere un'idea della città. La guida è stata molto coinvolgente, ci ha dato molte idee su dove andare x pranzo o cena e passare le serate. Consigliatissimo
Paul 27 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Razvan did not advise me that the tour was cancelled. He said a car crash..
Marco 04 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Razvan è una guida professionale e simpaticissimo grazie di tutto
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Who is this tour for?

Non 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.
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