Essential Walking Tour of Bucharest: Old Town & Revolution Square

With Oriental influences, a communist past and Western future, Bucharest is a vibrant city and an intriguing metropolis of Eastern Europe! There is a lot of history behind the city's landmarks and each story will help you uncover Romanian culture and life in Bucharest. Join us for a leisurely walk in the main areas to find out what's so interesting about our capital!

What you need to know about the Essential Guided Tour of Bucharest

  • This is a walking tour in the main areas of Bucharest's city centre, child-friendly. Duration 3-4 hours and 3.5 km of walking
  • Major sights included: Revolution Square, Romanian Atheneum, Villacrosse Passage, Old Town area, Manuc Inn, Old Princely Court & many others
  • See Carturesti Carusel, the most beautiful bookstore in a restored palace. Learn about the city’s impressive architecture & landmarks
  • You will also try the most popular street snack in Romania - covrigi! (included)

Additional information

The tour includes: a Romanian street snack, guidance, We will make pit stops for refreshments.

As we will be walking a bit, please wear comfortable shoes. Also consider wearing sunscreen if you need it.

Starting time and location will be sent to you after your booking is confirmed.

Full payment required when booking.

To get a refund you need to cancel 3 days before the tour date.

Moments to expect in the Walking Tour of Bucharest

Romanian Monarchy & Communist Revolution

Revolution Square, formerly known as Palace Square, is the political center of the city and has witnessed many important events in Romanian history. Here dictator Nicolae Ceausescu made his last, ill-advised speech to a crowd that turned on him, starting the Romanian revolution of 1989. All over the square, there are major landmarks including some that were at the heart of Western espionage and intrigue interwar years.

Romanian Monarchy & Communist Revolution

Victory Avenue & French vibe

Leaving the square we'll continue on Victory Avenue - and I'll tell you about its name. It's also the city's main boulevard, shopping avenue and part of the reason for Bucharest's 'Little Paris' nickname. Some famous landmarks from the inter-war period we'll see here are the 'Telephone Palace', Military Circle, former National Theatre and Kretulescu church, one of the most famous in Bucharest.

Victory Avenue & French vibe

The secrets of Old Town

Time to learn about one of the oldest - and most popular - parts of Bucharest: Old Town. This is where Ottoman Pashas rubbed shoulders with Transylvanian Princes and where the city's mosaic of cultures, religions and historic influences can be seen. Mosques, merchants, inns, restaurants, churches - all here. Major sights in the area include the National Bank, Stavropoleos Church, Caru' cu Bere.

The secrets of Old Town

Romania's most legendary figures

The Old Princely Court was the former residence of Wallachian rulers, including for Vlad Tepes (aka Dracula) whose statue is somewhere in these parts. We'll finish the tour at Manuc's Inn, the most popular stop for everyone in Bucharest's history.

Romania's most legendary figures
2 x 35 Euro
How to book this tour?
  1. Choose how many people and when
  2. Request a booking and fill in your details
  3. Flexible payment and cancelation
  4. Guide answers in 24h
  5. Children prices

Cancelation & refund policy


Sends us or the guide an email 24h before the tour informing us you can't make it and you'll get a full refund of your payment, no questions asked.

Location details

  • Starting point: Bucharest
  • Nearest airport: Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport
  • Nearest train station: Bucharest North Railway Station
  • Landscape: Urban, cobbled streets

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