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Bucharest Old Town 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour

4.8 / 5

82 reviews

Bucharest Old Town 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour

Activity provider: Open Doors Travel

From US$ 30.70 per person

Discover the many faces of Bucharest on a 2.5-hour private walking tour. Explore the sights and sounds of Romania's capital with a local guide who will take you around to the medieval Old Town's famous squares, important streets, and beautiful buildings.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Get an insider's view of Bucharest with private tour led by a local guide
  • Stroll through more than 500 years of Romanian history
  • Explore Bucharest's hidden attractions and beautiful architecture
Full description
Discover the most historic areas of central Bucharest with a private, 2.5-hour walking tour. Visit all of the city's best-known sights and some hidden ones off the usual tourist track! Your tour starts at Unirii Square for a view of the colossal Palace of the Parliament, the second-largest building in the world. From here, visit St. Anthony's Church, the oldest in the city, followed by the ruins of the former Royal Court. The route will take you past the medieval Old Town, today transformed into Bucharest's bustling downtown. Jumping forward to the 18th and 19th centuries, admire the beautiful French-style buildings on Calea Victoriei Street and discover why Bucharest was once known as Little Paris. The tour ends close to Revolution Square, where you'll have the chance to talk to your guide about what Communist rule meant for Romania and Bucharest and how the country changed after the 1989 revolution.
  • English or Spanish speaking guide
  • 1 famous Romanian snack
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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    • No entrance tickets or transportation tickets are needed
    • The tour runs in English or Spanish
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    4.8 /5

    based on 82 reviews

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    Elena, my guide, took me throughout areas of Bucharest I might not necessarily have discovered on my own. She explained the stories behind various buildings and monuments so well. I appreciated that she indulged me quite a bit in my interest in discussing Ceaușescu and Romanian views on local politics and the EU, as well as Romanian perspectives on life, in general. She also bought me a local snack, which was highly appreciated.

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    April 26, 2022

    Elena was so wonderful! She truly Loves her city, Bucharest and took us around to see some history and stories of the city. I am grateful for booking this tour, we would have missed many of the highlights of the city without her. Highly recommend for those who want to learn about the city and the communist period in Bucharest!

    January 16, 2022

    The experience was amazing! Elena, our tour guide , was really polite and considerate! She helped us plan the tour exactly in the way we needed to get the most out of our vacation and for that we are grateful. She wasn't there just to do her job and go home. She really cared. She was very kind and knowledgeable ! She helped us get a very good idea about the history of Bucharest and the local culture. We explored many of the most important historical and cultural places of Bucharest and the entire experience was interesting and fun. Thank you Elena!! We hope we get the chance to visit this beautiful place and see you again!

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    December 10, 2021

    Product ID: 35627