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Overview
Go deep into Bucharest’s local food culture with an English-speaking guide. Walk through Strada Batistei, the Armenian quarter, the Jewish quarter, Mantuleasa, and Mosilor Street and learn about each place’s history. Taste local cheeses, meats, homemade bread, beers, liquors, and other Romanian food. Snap photos at the traditional Obor Market.
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You'll start at
National Theatre Bucharest
Bulevardul Nicolae Bălcescu 2, București 030167, RomaniaOn the stairs of the National Theatre in front of the main entrance.
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  • 1
    University's Square
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Strada Dianei 4
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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  • 3
    Obor Market
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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You'll end at
Bucharest
Bucharest, RomaniaSaint George Square/ Unirea Square
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Highlights
  • Learn about Bucharest’s history from an English-speaking guide
  • Walk through many different neighborhoods and admire the architecture
  • Taste a wide variety of local food and drink samples
  • Visit traditional markets
What to Expect
Begin your culinary tour in University Square and learn about Romania’s history from your English-speaking guide. Take a short walk to Strada Batistei. Visit a restored turn-of-the-century townhouse, where you can sample Romanian entrees (gustari) including goat cheese, cured meat, spring onions, homemade bread, and locally-brewed craft beers. Continue on to the Armenian quarter and admire the mix of architectural styles. Walk to the Jewish quarter and try a street food called covrigi. Afterwards, head to the beautiful area of Mantuleasa and hear about 19th-century and inter-war Bucharest. Sip a cold Romanian weissbier. Hop on a tram for a short ride to Mosilor Street and notice the Communist-era buildings. Go to the Obor Market and try a drink of palinca (brandy). Try a sample of local cow, sheep, and goat cheeses. Taste mici, a skinless sausage with mustard. Finish your food tour with a sweet Wallachian doughnut.
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Important Information
Departure Point
National Theatre Bucharest, Bulevardul Nicolae Bălcescu 2, București 030167, Romania
Duration
5h 30m
Return Details
Bucharest, Romania
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Food and drink samples, including a ‘peasant platter’ (local cheese and meats, plus seasonal vegetables and homemade bread), street snack, 2 mici (includes bread and mustard), a platter of local cheeses, 1 Wallachian doughnut, 3 beers, a shot of palinca
Exclusions
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping from the markets
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide
  • Entry/Admission - University's Square
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please notify at least 24 hours in advance as to whether you have any food allergies, sensitivities, or other dietary needs, such as vegetarian/vegan or gluten intolerant
  • Group maximum of 12 people
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:
  • Your tour visits venues that serve food from local sources, and also goes to the farmers' market where we buy produce from small family farms from around Bucharest.
  • This tour also cuts out single use plastic by offering tap water at the locations we visit.
  • Your tour visits off-the beaten path locations, avoiding the overcrowded touristic sites of the city and giving you more insight into local life.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Megan H wrote a review 12 Feb
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Bogdan was my guide and it was just the two of us, so I got to ask a lot of questions to understand the history and culture. He was super knowledgeable about everything! Loved going to the market- such good food!! Would highly recommend to anyone.
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Sarah M wrote a review 6 Feb
2 contributions
Really enjoyed this tour. Highlights were the Markets and tasking Romainian delicacies. Tour guide Bogdan was informative and fun.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Andrew F wrote a review 1 Feb
26 contributions6 helpful votes
Irina met out group (of 3) and walked us through the back streets of old Bucharest explaining architecture, political and social history and food sampling. She was extremely knowledgable and friendly with a dark sense of humour which really brought recent history to life. Food
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from Alina A, Guest Relations Manager at Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour
Responded 1 week ago
"Thank you for your kind words, I am glad you enjoyed my dark sense of humour, complimentary to our recent history. Hope you’ll have the pleasure of experiencing more of our beautiful country! Irina"
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ginger g wrote a review Jan 2020
51 contributions7 helpful votes
I am fortunate enough to have had a private walking tour with Dana. A very cold January day is not in high demand for a walking tour, so it was just the two of us. Dana is friendly, intelligent, well spoken, and most importantly a scholar when it comes to Romanian and Bucharest
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from Alina A, Guest Relations Manager at Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
"Dear Ginger, I'm so happy you enjoyed your private tour with me :) I thoroughly enjoyed our time together as well and I am grateful for your appreciation! Till next time, Dana"
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Elizabeth wrote a review Dec 2019
36 contributions11 helpful votes
Fabulous and unusual experience in Bucharest, very different from the rest. Yes, definitely take the free walking tour's offered, but if you want to get off the beaten track, and see some of the churches that were moved during the communist era, if you want to go to the market,
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from Alina A, Guest Relations Manager at Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
"Thank you very much for the kind words! I’m glad you enjoyed getting off the beaten track and finding out about Romania. I hope you will come back to see it! Cristina"
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By: Bucharest Urban Adventures
Megan H
42
Really cool trip
Bogdan was my guide and it was just the two of us, so I got to ask a lot of questions to understand the history
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LizB
Bromley, United Kingdom
12071
Dark side tour
Dark side tour - with Andra - super tour very informative, had a coffee as we wandered and found out a lot about
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Sarah M
20
Brilliat experience of food and history
Really enjoyed this tour. Highlights were the Markets and tasking Romainian delicacies. Tour guide Bogdan was
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Andrew F
Leura, Australia
186
Excellent Walk through Recent History
Irina met out group (of 3) and walked us through the back streets of old Bucharest explaining architecture,
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ginger g
Doha, Qatar
97
A great way to learn about the city and Dana is the BEST!
I am fortunate enough to have had a private walking tour with Dana. A very cold January day is not in high demand
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Matt M
30
Amazing insights to a beautiful city #Buchurest
We are a family of 2 adults, a 20,16 and 9 year old and we all loved the fantastic tour from Andra our local
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Elizabeth
Columbia, South Carolina
3611
Fabulous and unusual experience in Bucharest, very different from the rest.
Fabulous and unusual experience in Bucharest, very different from the rest. Yes, definitely take the free walking
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Joel T
20
Awesome tour
The tour and the guide Bogdan were wonderful. I learned a lot about the city, it’s architecture and it’s
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Yvert d
Tokyo, Japan
6279
So lucky to have a super guide
Ioana was brilliant!!! She has some great stories to tell and you will be kept engaged and entertained from start
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Catarina R
30
Really interesting walking tour!
If you like history and typical food and also enjoou having a deeper perspective of the place you're visiting,
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