Bucharest Sights And Bites Discovery With Traditional Romanian Meal

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    11:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Equestrian Statue of Carol I, Sector 1, Bucharest 030167, Romania
  • Return Details :
    Piața Unirii, București, Romania
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Marry walking, history, and food on this informative and fun walking tour of Bucharest. See the sites and taste the bites while strolling around the Romanian capital, learning about the city's oft-turbulent past while seeing the main sites and landmarks. Then tuck into a delicious three-course Romanian meal.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Led by a local guide
  • Lunch included
  • Free drinks included

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide at the equestrian statue at Revolution square and then set off for an informative and entertaining walking tour of Bucharest, traversing the city and the centuries as you get a great orientation on the Romanian capital. Start with an overview of the place and its history. Learn, for example, that right there in square in 1989 was where the longtime dictator Ceausescu made a speech that unexpectedly turned the crowd against him, thus toppling the ruler and hastening democratic rule in Romania.

Stroll along Victory Street and hear about the origins of the name of the street, as you pass Telephone Palace, the Military Circle and the erstwhile National Theater. After this, walk into the city's historical section where narrow streets and medieval monuments compete for your attention and awe.

Walk past the vast and imposing People's Palace, the home and office of the former dictatorNicolae Ceauescu. Learn about the building of the palace and how the meglomaniacCeauescu used up mass amounts of energy in the palace when the rest of the country was in a poverty.

Finally, the tour of Bucharest concludes with a sampling of the culinary specialities and local drinks at a traditional hanu or inn. Dig into a three-course meal with platters of local delicacies giving you a 'taste tour' of the history and geography of the region.

Inclusions

Local English-speaking guide

Three-course Romanian meal

House beer or wine or soft drink

Exclusions

Additional food and drink

Tip and gratuities for your guide

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Dress standard: Please wear casual dress

Small group of a maximum of 12 people

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures have received the World Travel and Tourism Councils Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Guides required to regularly wash hands

While we strongly recommend that all travellers are vaccinated against COVID-19 to reduce the risk of transmission and avoid putting undue strain on healthcare services, vaccinations are not a requirement to join an Intrepid Urban Adventures tour.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 12-Oct-2022

    We were treated with a 1 on 1 guided experience of Bucharest with Ioanna. She was extremely friendly and knowledgable, even putting up with my incessant questions every few minutes. The entire tour took around 5 hours including lunch, which she guided us through local Romanian foods that we wanted to try. Highly recommend this tour - worth every penny!

  • 27-Sep-2022

    My husband and I were a bit hesitant when we first arrived in Bucharest and saw the communist-era buildings. However, when we joined our walking tour with Elena, she pulled back the concrete curtain and showed us the beating heart of the city. Her energy and passion was evident, and she brought the history of the place to life. There was another group with us for the walking tour, and we then had Elena to ourselves for a traditional lunch at Caru Cu Bere, a historic beer hall. She advised us on our itinerary for the rest of our trip in the countryside, and answered all of our questions. This was the perfect introduction to Romania! Highly recommend.

  • 05-Jun-2022

    Absolutely excellent tour. I learnt so much about the city and history. Cristina was such a good guide, so knowledgeable and a pleasure to spend the time with. I cannot recommend this tour enough. The meal and restaurant were also 5 star.

  • 03-Jun-2022

    Absolutely fantastic. I cannot thank the tour guide Cristina enough. I learnt so much during my time with her, not only the places and buildings we were passing but what life in Bucharest is like. I cannot recommend this tour enough.

  • 15-May-2022

    Elena was out guide and was fantastic!!!! Would do this again when I come back. Good pace, good info, good company!

  • 09-May-2022

    Wonderful tour, topped off with a delicious Romanian 3-course dinner. Our guide really brought the history of Bucharest to life. He was passionate about sharing past stories of the area and informing us what it's like to live here as a local. If you want a taste of local life, away from the normal tourist areas, this is the tour to book.

  • 12-Apr-2022

    Bogdan was an amazing tour guide. He explained the foods we were eating as well as the graffiti we passed. He new about the architecture around the city and gave us great insight into history. Without question, I would tour with him again. You will enjoy it

  • 12-Sep-2021

    Muy buen lugar para saborear comida al estilo japonés. Tardan un poco, pero los ingredientes son frescos y bien elaborados. Recomendable.

  • 24-Oct-2019

    My mother and I did the Sights and Bites tour with Ioana and we would highly recommend it. The tour was well paced and we covered a lot of information. The three course traditional Romanian meal at the end was really good and kept us full for hours. Ioana was an excellent guide and great company. We learned so much about the city from her; in particular, interesting facts about the buildings. Plus a lot about food and culture. Even after the tour ended, Ioana gave us some useful tips for Bucharest plus links to further information. Thanks Ioana for a wonderful day in Bucharest! You’ve really left a positive view of the city in our minds :)

  • 20-Oct-2019

    In our first visit to Bucharest, our tour guide, Dana, greeted us with a local pastry and described its significance. She showed us historic sites as well as hidden treasures as she explained the evolution of the city. We learned about the effects of communism on the Romanian people and the challenges they still face. Throughout the tour, Dana gave us a real sense of life in Romania. The tour ended with a delicious three-course meal in a local restaurant, where we enjoyed live music.

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