One of the best ways to get to know the ins and outs and get to the heart of a city’s culture is by going on a tour. Whether your choose a bike, walking or bus tour, you’re sure to get to the very essence of the city. Luckily, there are several walking and bike tours in Bucharest that will let you discover the city like a local. Check out these 7 tours in Bucharest that will have you zipping around the city to see the best sights!
Slow Tours bike tour
Sign up for the City of Contrasts bike tour by Slow Tours for a half day of seeing and cruising Bucharest. Your local guide will take you to all the best spots, in addition to showing you the greener side of the city. You’ll start your trip at Herăstrău Park, the most famous green space in Bucharest, for 3.5 hours around the city on two wheels. The tour is called City of Contrasts since you’ll see monuments from Bucharest’s Communist past. Additionally, you’ll discover the even older monuments that gave Bucharest the nickname “The Little Paris.” You must make a reservation to join the tour, so be sure to call ahead or book online.
- Starting time :15:00 Mo-Su, only on request (limited spots).
- Duration : Around 3 1/2 hours (including one snack break).
- Costs : Bike, guide, snack and bottle of water for only 25 euros (115 lei).
- Meeting place : Charles de Gaulle Sq, at the entrance in Herastrau park, in front of Charles de Gaulle statue.
- More information on their official website
Walkabout free walking tour
Immerse yourself in Bucharest’s history on Walkabout‘s two free walking tours of Bucharest. This company offers two different routes for different tastes, each completely free and totally exciting! The Story of Bucharest Tour will take you through the last 500 year’s of the city’s history on foot. You’ll discover stories about the infamous Vlad the Impaler, learn about communism in Bucharest, and the Revolution of 1989. On the Royal Century Tour, you’ll discover the city’s French architecture and be transported to the high-class society of the early 1900s. After exploring the past, your guide will show you the trendiest spot’s of today’s Bucharest! If your group is larger than 10, a reservation is required.
Bucharest Highlights Bike Tour
Discover the heart and soul of the historic center on the Bucharest Highlights Bike Tour on relaxing through the city. You’ll see all of the most historic sights in the city center as you travel through Bucharest’s history up until the present. For 2 hours, you’ll enjoy this amazing bike tour in Bucharest at a leisurely pace that will allow you to fully enjoy the historic center.
Bucharest Old Town Legends & Stories walking tour
Want to hear the coolest and most interesting stories in historic Bucharest? You need to go on the Old Town Legends & Stories walking tour! This free walking tour will take you on a stroll through Bucharest, starting in the year 1459, the city’s founding. Your guide will share the local lore and legends with you; the stories behind the most famous monuments. This tour is a must for history buffs who really want to see the city.
Phone: +40 761 967 846/ +40 724 742 294
Facebook: BTrip – Bucharest free walking tours
Romanian Friend’s Hidden Spots of Bucharest bike tour
Want to really see Bucharest through the eyes of a local? Then this bike tour is just the thing, as your guide will show you around the backstreets and unique neighborhoods of the city. Join Romanian Friend and discover the best hidden spots in Bucharest. Perfect for groups, this relaxing tour will immerse you in Romanian history over 3 hours. Taking place in the late afternoon, it’s a great way to finish off a day full of sightseeing in Bucharest!
Guided Walking Tour of Historical Bucharest
Last but not least, if you want to see Bucharest on foot and learn about the city’s past, try the Guided Walking Tour of Historical Bucharest. You’ll see all the top landmarks during this 3-hour walk through the city’s Old Town. Your local guide can pick you up from your hotel and tell you about the rich history of the Romanian capital. Discover Bucharest on this relaxing walking tour with a friendly. informative guide who will show you all that the city has to offer!
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