Essential Walking Tour of Bucharest: Old Town & Revolution SquareWith: Anita 16
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Starting point: Bucharest
- Nearest airport: Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport
- Nearest train station: Bucharest North Railway Station
- Landscape: Urban, cobbled streets
Reviews from travellers
Our tour was great! We had a fantastic guide, very engaged, and we had a lovely stroll through the city while getting a history lesson, and hearing accounts of what it was like to live in Bucharest during different time periods. The tour felt personal, and I never felt rushed. I can absolutely recommend it to anyone, and a perfect way to get to know Bucharest.
interesting and fun tour with a great local guide native of Bucharest. not your usual touristy experience. highly recommend!
Alexandru was a great guide! We enjoyed his enthusiasm, and especially the knowledge and perspective he brought to the tour of the city from his architecture background. We would highly recommend him and the walking tour.
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