Romania’s capital gets a bad rap, but in fact it’s dynamic, energetic and quite fun. It’s where still-unreconstructed communism meets unbridled capitalism; where the soporific forces of the EU meet the passions of the Balkans and Middle East.
Many travellers give the city just a night or two before heading off to Transylvania, but we think that’s not enough. Budget at least a few days to take in the good museums… from Lonely Planet
Cities are where the people, the culture, the arts and the energy of a country can be experienced in a small space. Walking is an ideal way to explore somewhere like Bucharest. Search Bucharest apartments for rent to find a place to base yourself and explore a different corner every day.
Leaving from Unirii Square Park, in front of the Clock (next to the fountains). Look for their distinctive orange outfit – every day at 10.30am and 6pm. It is rated as the top tour in Bucharest on TripAdvisor – with some excellent reviews – “This tour was cool, useful, funny & full of interesting facts & stories. It covered history of the city & Romania, architecture, food, lifestyle & top spots in the city centre. We learned about the most important buildings & personalities. It was a great introduction to Bucharest.”
They have developed self guided walking tour app for 470 cities and Bucharest is one of them – they have 18 differently themed walking tours for Bucharest. You can download a free version as an app for your smartphone, or you can pay a small amount for a fully functioned version which will know where you are on GPS and give you directions, as well as not eat up your roaming charges (you download it when you do have wifi)
Get a Local Guide
Bucharest Step by Step is a local company providing you with a your own guide. The standard tours usually take around 2.5 – 3 hours – there are 6 themed tours to decide from. If you want a custom-made full day tour, this can take as long as you want (but not longer than 6 hours).
Your guides are four wonderful women who love Bucharest. Two speak English and German, one English and Swedish, and one only English. They know the best places to stop for a coffee and something to eat. Tours from 19E per person.