Tours & Activities in Bucharest
Get the pulse of the city with our Story of Bucharest free tour that will give you the basics of Bucharest and local tips. Stroll through more than 500 years of history from the times of Vlad the Impaler aka Dracula to the “golden era” of communism, the ’89 Revolution and today’s protests.
Get the best of your travel experience with local tips about traditional cuisine, places to hang out or cool events.
On the tour, we cover the most important sights and attractions such as
- Unirii square with a perfect view over the Palace of Parliament
- Old town
- Manuc’s Inn
- Stavropoleos Church
- Victory Avenue
- National History Museum
- The National Bank of Romania
- Macca-Villacrosse Passage
- University of Bucharest
...and MANY more hidden gems and curiosities that most locals don't even know!
- This tour is organized by Walkabout Free Tours, the first free tour in town.
- Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing and bring a bottle of water
- Cost: the tours are tip-based so you can pay whatever you think is appropriate at the end of the tour.
Discover the rich and diverse history of Bucharest on a walking tour that spans six centuries. From the medieval ages to present day, we will explore the evolution of the city's architecture and uncover the stories behind some of its most significant landmarks.
Begin by climbing Patriarchy Hill and marvel at the former Palace of the Patriarchate, an exquisite example of Romanian Orthodox architecture, where we will learn about the influence of religion on Romanian culture.
Next, marvel at the beauty of the Unirii Fountains, the longest in the world, before visiting the iconic Palace of Parliament, a massive structure that serves as a reminder of Romania's communist past.
As we will stroll by the Old Princely Court and by the square where medieval justice used to be carried out, feel the weight of history as we imagine the dramatic events that took place there.
As we step back in time take a look inside Manuc's Inn, a historic hotel that has been welcoming travelers for centuries.
At the National Museum of Romanian History, delve into the country's rich cultural heritage, and admire the intricate frescoes and carvings at Stavropoleos Monastery, a peaceful sanctuary that stands in stark contrast to the bustling city.
Learn about the Ottoman period and how it influenced the city's architecture, then experience the grandeur of the Paris of the East era.
Visit the Palace of the National Military Circle and marvel at its imposing neoclassical facade. Then, satisfy your sweet tooth at Capsa Cake Shop, a legendary pastry shop with over 160 years of history.
Take a look at the Odeon Theatre, a cultural institution that has hosted some of the country's most significant plays and performances and see the wounds of the city left behind by the 2nd World War’s bombing campaigns.
Stand in Revolution Square, the site of historic events that changed the course of Romania's history. Gaze upon the imposing Central Committee of the Communist Party Building, which served as the headquarters of Romania's oppressive regime.
Finally, visit the Royal Palace, once the residence of Romania's kings and now a fascinating museum that houses precious works of art and artifacts.
Throughout the tour, we will share captivating stories and insights about the landmarks you visit, leaving you with a newfound appreciation for Bucharest's rich history and vibrant culture.
The story of the most famous Romanian, that of Vlad the Impaler best known as Dracula also goes back to the Old Town in Bucharest. This is because the Old Town part of the city is the place where many captivating stories and legends were born over the centuries. With BTrip Free Walking Tours all these stories from Bucharest’s rich past come back to life. Join our free tour and discover all of them on the Old Town Legends and Stories Free Tour! This activity includes: -Manuc’s Inn – first stop -Dracula’s Old Court -Stavropoleos Church -Victoria Avenue -Villa Cross Passage -National Bank of Romania -Lipscani Street -University Square -Coltea -Saint George Church -Manuc’s Inn – last stop