Bucharest Sights & Bites Private Tour

Get a 101 intro to the city and see the sites that have shaped Bucharest

Adult (Ages 12+)
65
Children (Ages 6-11)
15
Total Price
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Bucharest Sights & Bites Private Tour

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  • 4 Hours
  • Food &Beer
  • Flexible timing our guide will meet you at your hotel at a time convenient to yourself
  • Min age: 6
  • Languages offered: English
  • This is a private tour for your group

Tour Highlights

  • Take your tastebuds on a history tour and learn how Romania’s past has influenced its cuisine today
  • Get a 101 intro to the city and see the sites that have shaped Bucharest
  • Hear the stories of Old Town, from Ottoman rule to French aristocracy, from Communist ruin to a new capitalist (night)life
  • Enjoy a three-course traditional Romanian meal in one of the most charming restaurants in Bucharest 
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What to Expect

Eat your way through Bucharest  on this small-group food tour. Follow a friendly local guide around town and stop at several local food venues for delicious treats. Possible stops include street stalls, a medieval-themed tavern, local cafes,  a nearby market, and a few surprises. Get a unique experience of the city and enjoy a meal (or several!) at the same time on this fun food tour for the whole family.

Tour Schedule Details
  • Starting time: Flexible timing our guide will meet you at your hotel at a time convenient to yourself
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Meeting point: Our guide will meet you at your hotel
  • Ending point: Our Guide will return you to your hotel
Itinerary

Full Itinerary

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  • Your Bucharest tour begins in the political centre of the city, Revolution Square (formerly known as Palace Square), which has witnessed most of the important events in Romanian history. It was from here in 1989 that dictator Ceausescu made his ill-advised rallying speech to a crowd that quickly turned on him, instigating the Romanian revolution. Surrounding the square are several other notable landmarks, including the former Royal Palace, the Athenaeum concert hall, and Athenee Palace, the heart of espionage and intrigue in the years between the wars. 

    And in such a historical spot, it’s appropriate that we have a historical treat. We’ll indulge in a covrig, a daily salty snack for most Romanians that was likely introduced by Hapsburg or German merchants in medieval times. 

    Next up, we’ll leave the square and head south along Victory Street, named after the spectacular victory of the new Romanian nation in the 1877 War of Independence.  However, full unification of the three Romanian principalities did not take place until 1918, which explains why each region has its own distinct character, traditions, and cuisine — like sweet for Moldova, earthy for Transylvania, and spicy for Muntenia. 

    This stretch is also home to many spectacular landmarks of the inter-war period, including the ‘Telephone Palace,’ Military Circle, and former National Theatre, as well as the beautiful church of Kretzulescu, one of the most famous in Bucharest. 

    From Victory Street, we’ll head into an older Bucharest, exploring the numerous paths and passageways of the Old Town. This is the heart of medieval Bucharest, the literal crossroads between East and West, where Ottoman pashas rubbed shoulders with Transylvanian princes, and churches and mosques stood side by side. Here you can witness the many diverse influences on Romanian food — the Balkan mici (skinless sausages), the Ottoman sarmale (stuffed cabbage leaves), Russian borscht and ciorba (sour soups), and Austro-Hungarian schnitzel. Among the many sights and stories of Old Town are lavish interiors and princely courts, the exquisite calm of an orthodox monastery and the great wooden inn of Hanul Lui Manuc. 

    En route to our final destination, we’ll get a look at the famed People’s Palace, the centre of Ceausescu’s megalomaniac attempts to re-shape the city, and the second largest building in the world (only the Pentagon is bigger!).  

    Finally, our Bucharest tour will end with a sampling of the culinary specialties at a traditional hanu, or inn, that’s widely considered to be one of the most beautiful in the city.  You’ll dig into a three-course meal with platters of local delicacies — giving you a ‘taste tour’ of the history and geography of the region. 

    It was said that during the time of the ancient Romanians (the Dacians), so much wine was drunk by the people that their leader, Burebista, banned its production entirely. But the supremely inventive Dacians immediately began brewing beer — thus, you’ll have a chance to lubricate your palate with both fine Romanian wines and/or locally brewed beer, just like the Dacians would have wanted!

  • Additional information

    Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, three-course Romanian meal, house beer or wine or soft drink.

    Exclusions: Additional food and drink, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, tip and gratuities for your guide.

    Dress standard: Please wear casual dress.

    Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

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FAQ

I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

This is a private tour from 1-7 travelers to keep it more cosy

What is cancellation policy?

Cancellation fees – Cancellation fees may apply to any cancellations by the traveller of a service provided by Get-Locals.com. Unless otherwise specified, the cancellation policy is as follows:

  1. Cancellations for set tours and made more than 24 hours prior to travel receive a full refund.
  2. Cancellations for set tours made 24 hours or less prior to travel require the traveller to pay for the tour in full, and no refund will be issued.

Cancellations for custom itineraries (“Create Your Own”) are as follows:

  • 60+ days to departure – Full refund
  • 59 – 31 days to departure – 50% cancellation fee
  • 30 days and under to departure – 100% cancellation fee

What happens in the event of bad weather?

In the event of bad weather forecast we will contact you the day before and offer you either a refund or an amended tour for the following day.

We always advice to wear suitable clothing for the day of the tour as not every day is guaranteed sunshine.

How do I find the tour start meeting point?

Our Guide will meet you in your hotel lobby