15 Best Bucharest Tours & Experiences 2020 - Local Guides

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The Best Road in the World: Transfăgărășan Road Day Trip from Bucharest Small Group
Tour ∙ 10 hrs
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110 EUR

The Best Road in the World: Transfăgărășan Road Day Trip from Bucharest Small Group

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The Transfăgărășan is the second-highest road in Romania, reaching over 2000 metres, crossing the amazing Carpathian Mountains, and offering spectacular views over its entire length. The Top Gear team even named it the best road in the world!
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110 EUR
Transylvania & Dracula’s Castle Day Tour from Bucharest
Tour ∙ 12 hrs
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85 EUR

Transylvania & Dracula’s Castle Day Tour from Bucharest

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Unravel the mystery behind the Legend of Dracula! Come on a discovery trip through Transylvania and visit Romania’s most spectacular sight: Count Dracula’s Castle… You’ll be amazed by Romania’s medieval constructions, royal castles, and mighty citadels, all awaiting you on this unique tour.
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85 EUR
Private Wine Tasting Tour in Bucharest Old Town
Tour ∙ 2.5 hrs
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45 EUR

Private Wine Tasting Tour in Bucharest Old Town

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Get to know the best Romanian wines and Bucharest Old Town with a local as your guide! This private tour combines tastings of the best local wines with the main highlights of the Old Town.
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45 EUR
Cool Hunting in Bucharest
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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30 EUR

Cool Hunting in Bucharest

Tired of the touristy sights? Come and discover the places where locals go & enjoy an authentic experience!
From
30 EUR
Pub Crawl in Bucharest
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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13 EUR

Pub Crawl in Bucharest

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Get the most thorough nightlife experience by joining our pub crawl in Bucharest and discover the huge party potential our city has to offer! We'll be partying in the best bars and clubs in the Old Town area for at least 4 hours with an experienced guide & a random group of people in total safety!
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13 EUR
Private Day Trip to Dracula Castle, Peles Castle and Brasov from Bucharest
Tour ∙ 12 hrs
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73 EUR

Private Day Trip to Dracula Castle, Peles Castle and Brasov from Bucharest

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Spend a day enjoying Romanian medieval legends and royal stories on an enchanting private trip to Transylvania, including Dracula’s Castle, Peleș Castle, and the Black Church.
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73 EUR
The Alternative Tour of Bucharest
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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20 EUR

The Alternative Tour of Bucharest

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Discover the 'real' Bucharest on this alternative tour where you'll explore unconventional spaces, see street art and be shown the city's hidden gems by your local guide.
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20 EUR
Communist Bucharest Day Tour, including the Ceausescu Palace
Tour ∙ 7 hrs
 ∙ From 
 EUR

Communist Bucharest Day Tour, including the Ceausescu Palace

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Discover remnants of the communist era in Romania’s capital city, Bucharest, on a fascinating full-day tour. Explore the most famous buildings of the communist period and learn how people lived under the dictatorship.
From
 EUR
Full-Day Hiking Tour in the Ciucaş Mountains from Bucharest
Tour ∙ 14 hrs
 ∙ From 
110 EUR

Full-Day Hiking Tour in the Ciucaş Mountains from Bucharest

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The stunning Ciucaş Mountains, part of the Carpathians, are just a 3-hour drive from Bucharest and the perfect choice for a full-day trek. Amazing landscapes? Fresh air? Good company? They’re all here!
From
110 EUR
The Red City: Discover Bucharest's communist past
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
 ∙ From 
20 EUR

The Red City: Discover Bucharest's communist past

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What was life like for the people of Bucharest under communism? Hear personal accounts from your local guide as you take this walking tour of the Romanian capital.
From
20 EUR
Hidden Bucharest Private Tour
Tour ∙ 2.5 hrs
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20 EUR

Hidden Bucharest Private Tour

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Step off the beaten path and discover Bucharest’s most charming neighbourhood. On this private tour of hidden Bucharest, we’ll explore urban art, see cultural venues and outdoor cafés, admire historical architecture, and wander through lively public gardens. Enjoy the best the city has to offer!
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20 EUR
The Untold Stories of Communist Bucharest
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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17 EUR

The Untold Stories of Communist Bucharest

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The story goes that Bucharest was called the little Paris of the East, fancy shops and luxurious hotels, a place where art, social life and culture were flourishing. Everything changed after 1947 when monarchy was replaced by communism: new ideas, new life style, new architecture.
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17 EUR
Bran Castle Tour & Piatra Craiului Mountain hike from Bucharest
Tour ∙ 13 hrs
 ∙ From 
110 EUR

Bran Castle Tour & Piatra Craiului Mountain hike from Bucharest

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This full-day tour first takes you to the famous Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle, and then to the Piatra Craiului National Park for a combination of sightseeing and trekking.
From
110 EUR
A Taste of Transylvania: Bran Castle, Peleș Palace & Medieval Brasov
Tour ∙ 12 hrs
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95 EUR

A Taste of Transylvania: Bran Castle, Peleș Palace & Medieval Brasov

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Three different eras. A king’s palace. A vampire’s castle. A Teutonic city. Leave busy Bucharest behind and cross the Carpathian Mountains on a private day trip that you won’t easily forget!
From
95 EUR
Peleș Castle & Transylvanian Countryside Day Trip from Bucharest
Tour ∙ 13 hrs
 ∙ From 
110 EUR

Peleș Castle & Transylvanian Countryside Day Trip from Bucharest

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Discover Romania in a day from two different perspectives: the Peleș Castle and a hike in the beautiful mountain area of Moeciu. If you add a delicious Romanian meal and a quick glimpse from the outside at the Bran Castle (we'll be in Transylvania, so why not?), the puzzle is complete.
From
110 EUR

Customer feedback about Tours in Bucharest

Rating 4.8 based on 73 reviews

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Alex is the best guide!
This tour is really a great way to spend your free time while in Romania. Peles Castle is simply amazing, and it is very worth to visit it. In my opinion, Peles is incomparably better than Bran Castle, both from the inside and the outside. That is why I would recommend spending more time there, or maybe even skipping Bran Castle (it is just commercialized)! Bran Castle is beautiful outside, however, I don't think there is anything to see inside. Brasov is a very cute, small town, where I wish we had a bit more time.
And finally, Alex - he is the best tour guide I have met! His knowledge about not only this tour but Romania and history in general is truly admirable! Alex, thank you for the most amazing tour!!! :
Dracula's Castle and Transylvania Day Trip from Bucharest
A very intimate and emotional tour
My girlfriend and I booked this tour, and we met Catalina in the meeting point in the Unirii Boulevard, just to see that we were the only ones on the tour! So, it became the most intimate walking tour we had ever had! Catalina was charming and interesting all the time, showing us al the pros and cons of the communist regime of Nicolae Ceaucescu. We learned a lot! We also tasted typical chocolate bars from that time, and even we took photos with the handkerchief that children wore at school as members of the Pioneers.

I f you have time to spend on Bucharest, and you are eager to know about the life under the Ceaucescu regime and the Revolution of 1989, do not hesitate and book this tour.
The Untold Stories of Communist Bucharest
Stellar tour!!
This tour is amazing! I had limited time in Bucharest and decided to get to Bulgaria while I was closeby. SO happy I did! My tour guide, Constantine, was extremely knowledgeable about Romanian and Bulgarian history and the UNESCO sites we visited. I asked a million questions about Bucharest and the sites we visited which he so nicely answered. I could not have asked for a better day or tour guide! I would recommend this tour for small groups and individuals.
Day Trip to Bulgaria from Bucharest Small Group
If you are interested in street art, you need to do this tour!
Elena was great! I was running late, she was waiting for me and showed me really nice street art and the story and meaning behind it. At the end of the tour, we even wrote an poem about Bucharest, that I enjoyed very much. Thank you. I recommend this tour strongly, if you are interested in street art and the alternative part of Bucharest.
The Alternative Tour of Bucharest
Excellent and personal Tour
Catalina gives an excellent and informative tour. She puts her passion into the journey through the dark communist times to the revolution and democracy. She is very personable and will answer any question about Rumania from past to the present. We thoroughly enjoyed the three hours “time travel”,
The Untold Stories of Communist Bucharest
very interesting and beautiful tour
Elena was the perfect guide tour. she explained everything in an interesting and fun way. it was awesome to explore the city through the graffiti and street art. I definitely recommend this tour for anyone who wants to see Bucharest in a different way/
The Alternative Tour of Bucharest
Wonderful
This Pub Crawl was amazing.
I had a lot of fun, the places that we visited were all different styles, but with a great ambience.
The guide was very nice and he did the best to ensure we all had a wonderful night!
Pub Crawl in Bucharest
Great tour!
The tour was great and very interesting. Our guide, Elena, was very knowledgeable and could answer any question we asked. I really enjoyed it :)

Thanks!!
The Red City: Discover Bucharest's communist past
Great tour and great guide!!
Day Trip to Bulgaria from Bucharest Small Group
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Wonderful scenery and amazing guide
I went on a day trip to Peles Castle, Pestera village, Magura village and Zarnesti Gorges with Dan and it was definitely a highlight of my trip to Romania!! In a day I was able to see a castle, visit picturesque local villages hidden in the rolling mountains, enjoy some excellent home cooking (all organic!), and also walk through a gorge! It is a unique combination of activities that I can't find from other agencies and is undoubtedly a nice sampler of what Romania has to offer if you don't have a lot of time.

Dan was very helpful starting from the booking process and was always seeking to tailor the trip according to my preferences. While a lot was covered in a day I didn't feel rushed at all and I was able to take my time taking photos or just taking in the spectacular scenery. Dan is knowledgeable, fun and patient and even my many questions about the haystacks couldn't trick him :)

It was great scenery and great company and I definitely hope I can come back again soon for longer hiking trips and to see what new destinations Dan and his team have discovered.

Thanks again Dan!
Peleș Castle & Transylvanian Countryside Day Trip from Bucharest
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A taste of Transylvania – a great day trip from Bucharest
Me and a small group of friends went on this tour last month on a sunny Sunday morning – the perfect day to get away from Bucharest, admire the Transylvanian countryside and learn a bit more about Bran & Peles castles. Even though traffic was a bit hectic that weekend, our guide & driver kept us entertained with a lot of interesting facts about the history of the sites and the surroundings.
Later during the day, he had a funny way of presenting Bran Castle, confronting facts with fiction and the figure of Vlad the Impaler with that of Dracula. The last stop of the day was in Brasov where, after seeing the fortifications and admiring the city from atop the White Tower, we stopped for dinner at a lovely traditional restaurant. It was a very nice day and I would highly recommend this tour!
A Taste of Transylvania: Bran Castle, Peleș Palace & Medieval Brasov
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Our last day in Romania is the trip to Bran castle, Pestera valley and an easy hike to Piatra Craiului. Dan was flexible enough to accomodate our request and arrange our tour with his staff Adrian and Bogdan our guide.

Although it was a rainy day, Our guide made sure we would enjoy the trip and made some planning options along the way in case the weather got worse.

At the end of the day we stayed with the original plan, its only unfortunate that we were not able to reach the camp at the Piatra Craiului due to the weather - Still an enjoyable day, hearing the history of Romania from Bogdan and enjoying the view around Pestera. Romania is definelty a wonderful country to visit! And I highly recommend Dan and his team for a great experience of the Romanian outdoors.
Bran Castle Tour & Piatra Craiului Mountain hike from Bucharest
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Superb tour guide
Booked a "Hidden Bucharest" tour with Alina and we weren't disappointed. Her communication at all times (before, during and since) has been excellent and she made sure prior to the tour she knew exactly what we were interested in. We visited parks, historic sights (with detailed explanations given), hidden bar/coffee shops as well as a few gems such as visiting the opera hall which we never would have realised we could without her. Alina herself is a superb guide with strong English, a great sense of humour and the right amount of quirkiness which fitted perfectly with us. I can' rate her highly enough and would happily go on a tour with her again - if we go to Constanta we'll collect on the drink she promised ;-)
Hidden Bucharest Private Tour
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Transfagarasan 1 Day Trip
Transfagarasan Road also named the Transylvanian Alps was a very nice place to visit for one weekend day, we saw many places, such as: Curtea de Arges Monastery, Poenari Citadel- famous thanks to Dracula's Legend, Vidraru Lake, Balea Lake, beautiful Fagaras Mountains views. The road reaches his highest point of 2034 m at the Balea Lake, after passing through Romania's longest road tunnel, the Capra Tunnel. Everybody should visit this unique road, which is one of the highest ones in Romania! We had the trip organized and included : transport from Bucharest , English speaking guide. We took a lot of pictures to remember the places we liked the most! Visit Transfagarasan!
The Best Road in the World: Transfăgărășan Road Day Trip from Bucharest Small Group
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Jewish Heritage and Old Town, walking tour
Alina is amazing tour guide; professional, well organized and enthusiastic! My companions and I spent 4 hours touring the Jewish area and the old town section. Alina is very knowledgeable about this subject and took us to the local synagogues. We had already down a tour of the old town area so Alina took us to places that were less well known. Her tour was so much better than the one we took with the trip we were on. Alina also recommended places for us to /eat closer to our hotel, the Sheraton. They were fantastic.

Bottom line, she can't do enough for you! She easily could tell what interests our group had. She is passionate about her city and wants you to be too!
Jewish Heritage Private Tour of Bucharest
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Great evening learning about (and tasting) Romanian wines
Mihai (Michael) picked me up on time from my hotel and we went to Bucharest’s first wine bar. Our host provided lots of information about the history of wine-making in Romania, what happened during the communist era, and what's happening now. He shared his enthusiasm for wine-making with us, and I learnt a lot about the climate, science and economics of wine.

The wines were great and we got to sample many glasses. I bought a lovely bottle of Pinot, though was under no pressure to do so. The traditional sausages and cheeses that accompanied the wine were very nice, too. Totally unhurried and with all questions answered. Highly recommended!
Wine Tasting at Bucharest's First Wine Bar
Fantastic tour with an excellent guide
This is a brilliant full day tour for anyone who is interested in the history of Romania and the Ceausescu period in particular. Our guide Florin was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and friendly and shared his personal experiences and those of his family. Even though we booked the tour at short notice he had managed to get us tickets into the People's Palace and the Spring Palace, the Ceausescu's unbelievably decadent home. He also tailored the tour to our interests, showing us an exhibition on the area of Bucharest cleared to build the parliament and taking us to the Ceausescus' tomb. An invaluable day out!
Communist Bucharest Day Tour, including the Ceausescu Palace
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I enjoyed a fantastic and memorable one day hike with Dan in the Ciucas mountains! Dan was very attentive to meeting my hiking ability and requests for a challenging and scenic hike with lots of photo opportunities. I was not disappointed! The mountains are a beautiful reflection of what Romania has to offer! On the way down the mountain, unfortunately an old hiking knee injury of mine reappeared which slowed down the descent, but Dan was very patient and helpful! I appreciated this very much! Overall, a great day out! I look forward to my next visit to the Mountains soon!
Full-Day Hiking Tour in the Ciucaş Mountains from Bucharest

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