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Guided Walking Tour of Historical Bucharest

București, Romania

From $20.90

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the diverse and layered history of Bucharest on a 3-hour walking tour. Stroll with a knowledgeable guide through the capital’s most interesting neighborhoods, stopping along the way to hear local legends and historical anecdotes. See landmarks like the stunning Palace of Parliament, University Square and the Kretzulescu Church, and learn how the Cold War shaped the city’s landscape.
  • 3-hour walking tour of Bucharest's finest points of interest
  • Admire the city's diverse architectural styles
  • See University Square, a statue of Vlad the Impaler, the eye-popping Palace of Parliament and more
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Learn how Ceasescu's dictatorship and the Cold War affected the city
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

    Meeting And Pickup

    You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

    Meeting point

    • Manuc's Inn
      Hanul lui Manuc, Str. Franceză 62, București 030167, Romania

      Outside main door Manucs Inn, 62 Strada Franceza, Old Centre, Bucharest.

    Pickup points

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    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    Pickup details

    Centrally located hotel meeting is available or meet at our starting point - Outside Main entrance, Manucs Inn , 62 Strada Franceza, in the heart of the Old Centre.

    What To Expect

    Palace of Parliament (Pass By)

    Piaka Constitukiei (Pass By)

    Biserica Kretzulescu (Pass By)

    Manastirea Antim (Pass By)

    Ateneul Roman (Pass By)

    Biserica Sfântul Nicolae Șelari (Pass By)

    Piaka Revolukiei (Pass By)

    National Military Museum Bucharest (Muzeul Militar Nakional) (Pass By)

    Piaka Unirii (Pass By)

    Manuc's Inn (Hanul lui Manuc) (Pass By)

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please note: pickup reconfirmation is required upon booking, please refer to voucher for further details
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    35 reviews
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    Informative and wide ranging
    SHEILA_S, Apr 2023
    Seeing the historical sights and hearing the history. The guide was very helpful and friendly and gave us an interesting insight in Romanian history and culture.
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    It was a pleasure to meet you and I'm glad you enjoyed Bucuresti and had a nice vacation.
    The hostory was...
    Debra_C, May 2022
    The hostory was informative but didn't really interact. When I tried speaking the guide seemed disinterested. By the end we were glad it had finished.
    Highly recommended
    David_T, Apr 2022
    We really loved the walking tour guided by Alina. She not only shared some historical facts, but also brought life to her story. Alina is a wonderful and professional guide who will open Bucharest beauty to you.
    Fantastic Tour
    Claire_H, Feb 2020
    A fantastic private tour of Bucharest for at least 3 hours. The lady that took us on the tour was very knowledgable and personable throughout the tour. She obviously had a keen interest in history and architecture and this showed. Her definitive interest in Bucharest inspired our interest in what she had to offer us. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting this marvellous city. Thank you (Elena - we can’t be certain of the name 🙈) for your superb effort and information throughout 😊
    Response from Host, Feb 2020
    Thank you for the lovely review, it was my pleasure to meet you and hope you will come back and see us again some day. Alina.
    Fabulous walk.
    geoff051, Sep 2019
    Alena was an amazing guide. Brilliant English and gave us a brilliant introduction to Bucharest. We saw and learnt so much about the city and history. She went the extra mile to make this a very memorable tour.
    Walking Tour of Historical Budapest
    Denise M, Jun 2019
    An extensive and informative walking tour. Our guide Claire made this a great tour. To be recommended
    Fantastic tour
    Lucie1982, Jun 2019
    Our guide Alina was brilliant. Good fun, and very knowledgable. We saw lots of the city. Plus she gave us some brilliant recommendations, even helping us book them by calling to make reservations. Wonderful tour, loads to see. Highly recommend
    Really informative walking tour
    Steven_T, May 2019
    The tour was really great. It was quite informative and went to quite a bit of locations! I would do this tour again if in the area in the future.
    It has taken a long time to write this...
    lbe3473, Oct 2018
    It has taken a long time to write this review in between lifes busy schedule, but we felt it important to give special mention and grateful thanks to Claire Alina for accompanying us on the Guided Walking Tour of Historical Bucharest last September. For my wife and I, it was our first time to visit the city, and Claires tour gave us some wonderful memories to take home with us. She picked us up at our hotel and we walked the various sights and promenades of the city. It was a really friendly and relaxed afternoon, she was a truly charming hostess and the three of us hit it off so well. She explained much of what it was like to live in Romania, and we all chatted about the ups and downs of life that everyone has to go through, which dont change from country to country. She gave us particular insight into Romania's history and development, from the era of King Carol, through both world wars, the Ceaucescu regime and on to the present day. We collectively recalled having watched much of the footage of the 1989 Revolution on TV in our youth it was certainly food for thought to stand in Revolution Square and recall those troubled times, while at the same time watching some kids skateboarding there. Some highlights included our visit to an Orthodox church. As Catholics it was so interesting for my wife and I to see the differences but also the similarities between both religions. Claire explained all aspects to us so well, indeed was equally interested in our opinions and was more than happy for us to take extra time to pray and to reflect in such a beautiful space. We also visited a local bazaar, selling hand painted eggs, scarves, and other local crafts, as well as several stalls of antiques and militaria which kept me busy. Again, Claire was happy to share her time and knowledge with us both. Recommended without hesitation, hope you enjoy your visit to Bucharest as much as we did.
    Alexander_R, Jun 2018
    Great. The guide was very knowledgeable. The guide answered all my questions. I will definitely recommend it.
    ramramsey, Jun 2018
    I liked it very much. Anybody who is interested in history should take it. The guide was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions
    I must commend Claire for the job...
    Neveta_S, Apr 2018
    I must commend Claire for the job she did during my tour. It was forecast to snow...which it did but we continued with the tour as if it were any other day. Very knowledgeable, patient and caring host. Would redo under more favorable weather conditions.
    This was a great introduction to...
    Diana W, Feb 2018
    This was a great introduction to Bucharest. My guide was very knowledgeable and went out of her way to show me the things I particularly wanted to see. Highly recommended.
    Very good tour with a lady who spoke...
    KENNETH S, Jan 2018
    Very good tour with a lady who spoke excellent English. Three hours went quickly and we picked up loads of information that would not have if walked independently.
    The guide was knowledgeable and...
    Maurice V, Oct 2017
    The guide was knowledgeable and informative. She was very interested in the history of Bucharest and gave the tour a lot of interest. I liked how it was administered.
    Great tour of the city mixed with...
    Michael R, Oct 2017
    Great tour of the city mixed with cultural perspectives from our guide. We discussed the city's history and how that has shaped things today. Bucharest is easy to walk around, pretty flat, and has interesting architecture. Our guide Claire spoke excellent English and was easy to understand she communicates effectively and tailored the discussion around our questions. Great experience!
    A wonderful introduction to a beautiful...
    Carolyn Woodmass, Sep 2016
    A wonderful introduction to a beautiful city. I would highly recommend this walking tour.
    It is a one-on-one guided tour with and...
    David R, Jul 2016
    It is a one-on-one guided tour with and very knowledgeable lady. Highly recommended.
    My guide was wonderful she was very...
    Angel K, Jun 2016
    My guide was wonderful she was very polite and very knowledgeable about Romania, she gave so much time, she was very informative, and she made sure we had a good time, would recommend this tour to anyone visiting.
    We had a great tour of Bucharest...
    Parthi P, Feb 2016
    We had a great tour of Bucharest. Alina our guide was excellent! she explained the history of the city extremely well and gave us an interesting tour showing us important landmarks and also covered the culture and food of Romania.


    Product code: 14987P1

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