Bucharest Free Walking Tour



Bucharest can either be a blessing or a curse. Discover the true face of the amazingly wild and captivating Romanian capital on a free walking tour with a friendly local guide.

Duration: 2.5 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish
Tour by Stefan
Local Expert

I’m Stefan and what I like most is traveling. My mother says that I was born with a backpack, (hopefully) just a joke :).
But the more I see this world, the more I like Bucharest, my home town. It’s a complex and crazy city, that is for sure worthy to be discovered. Days after joining my first free tour (in Amsterdam), me and a couple of friends started our own free tour in Bucharest, that you are welcomed to join!

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  • Admire the tiny Stavropoleos Church and the spectacular Romanian Atheneum
  • Stop by Manuc's Inn – the oldest operating hotel in Bucharest
  • Check out the ruins of Vlad the Impaler’s citadel
  • Walk through the Old City and along charming Lipscani Street
  • Visit Bucharest’s famous Victory Avenue and historic Union Square
  • See the mammoth Palace of the Parliament and the imposing National Bank
  • Dive deep into Romanian history at University Square


Stroll through over 500 years of history, from the times of Vlad the Impaler aka Dracula to the “golden era” of communism and the revolution of 1989, and unravel stories of old and new Bucharest.

Explore a fascinating mix of architectural styles and hidden attractions while your guide fills you in on everything Bucharest. The best B&Bs, entertainment options, nightlife hotspots, local culture – you name it!

What’s included & not included

  • Enthusiastic local guide
  • Lots of great stories
  • A special souvenir

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Meeting point

The clock in the park, next to the fountains. Look for our orange outfit.

Reviews from travellers (58)


Brilliant tour!
Andrew was an amazing guide. He was knowledgable, funny and didn’t take himself too seriously. A super couple of hours!
Little bit boring
Really the tour wasn't very interesting. We were walking around the old town but we didn't visit interesting places. We visited a souvenir shop, one cafeteria and he told us where we could find a karaoke and some restaurants. I expected to visit some churches or monuments but it wasnt like this.
Mara was a super guide, lively presentation with a smile, excellent English, enthusiastic and well informed, thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour
Very impressed
Nice walking tour. Prefer shorter stops and cover more sights and off the beaten track areas.
A wonderful few hours
Alex led a comprehensive walking tour of the old city. He gave us plethora of information regarding past and present history of Bucharest. We also had an overview of Romania.
very disappointing !
I sent a mail asking to book myself and my friend to the free walking tour. I got a mail from you saying that you confirm receipt of my mail but the local guide should come back to me with confirmation about the availability. He never did it. Even not to say that the tour is full. I sent a second mail a few days before my arrival to Bucharest and till today, I never got any answer from him. So, I took a guide from the hotel where I stood and paid a lot of money for the tour. It was really disappointing. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to share that with you. Kind regards
Great intro to Bucharest
Very motivated and knowledgeable guides. Only gripe is some of the lady guides are just too attractive and distract from the surroundings you should be paying attention too.
Great guide
The guide was well prepared. She showed us around mixing a bit of Romanian history with more colorful stories. 2.5 hours well spent/.
Too many people in group
Guide seems to be very nice when she introduced herself and tour plan however, the fact that there were about 100 people in the group that gathered caused us to leave the tour
FREEdom Trail
Excellent and informative way to learn about the culture and history of Bucharest. The guide was superbly interesting and convivial when required but retained her solemnity where necessary.
Wrong tour hours in your site
The hour stand on the reservation was 6:00 PM while the tour was on 3:00 PM
so we just missed it
Great Tour!
Mara was an absolutely wonderful tour guide! She is super knowledgable and friendly, and her love for Bucharest is palpable. Her awesome attitude cultivated a great atmosphere between everyone on the tour which made it even more fun. Not only did we get great history facts, we also got some great food recommendations too :) I'm so glad I chose to do this tour!
An excellent tour
Maria was a lovely host and very informative
It was excelent
The guide was professional, polite and we enjoyed the tour very much.
Great introduction to Bucharest
Our guide gave us a real insight into the people, history, politics and architecture of Bucharest.
Me and another friend had booked a tour a while ago with Stefan, and for some reason he never came without informing us in any way. I tried calling him many times but no one answered back and we lost a lot of time waiting just cause someone couldn't be a responsible adult. Things of course happen, so we'd be fine even with just an e-mail explaining the reason after the fact, which never came.
Excellent tour by Anca
very good
very good and interesting
Excellent. A must do...
fantastic experience
Carmen, our guide, introduced herself to everyone individually and collectively. She then gave a boad outline of what the tour was about.

Carmen is a lovely guide - she was engaging, personable, smiley and very clearly proud of her country, but also prepared to have a laugh at its expence. Carmen's knowledge throughout was excellent and she answered all of the questions asked of her. She also gave useful tips for exploring Bucharest further.

The walking tour was at a slow enough pace for even the elderly or disabled could have managed. Yet we saw many of the important sites.

Steve Nicholson & Trevor Boyd
Great tour
What a great tour!
Very informative, entertaining and great way to get to see and hear about parts of Bucharest that you won't find in the guide books. Even though the group was large, the guide had a speaker so he cold be heard at all times.
Only criticism we had was we couldn't understand why there was a break of around 15 mins in the tour as we had only really just got going and everyone seemed to be standing around - waiting to continue. But this didn't take anything way from the actual tour.
Great that maps were provided too so you could follow where you were.
Recommend to anyone that will come to Bucharest.
Great and fun!
Must go, it's worthing!!
I was there with three of my friends at 24/02. Everything was perfect! Our guide was helpful and very polite! Must go! :)
Michaela was great, humorous , patient, informative.
Brilliant, informative, entertaining
Our guide Mikhaela gave us a brilliant tour of the old town, highlighting sights as well as describing historical events in a lighthearted and entertaining style. Do this tour, you won't regret it.
Great guide and interesting tour
Our guide Monika, was lovely. She told us lots about the city and its history. She took us to the fantastic places, explained their history and value to local people. The tour was interesting, we never got bored and didn't even notice when the time passed and we had to say goodbye. Totally recommend it!
Very informative tour
Abbie was a great guide and showed us the highlights of the old town.

We booked the tour on our first day in the city and it was a great introduction to it. Learning about Bucharests history was really interesting and the guide pointed out good places to eat and drink as well.
Tudor was exceptional, engaging, interesting and on time.
it was a nice tour
no show
stefen never turned up i text him and all i got back was a name of someone replacing him but unable to locate and call would have helped i dont't think any guide turned up so my friday was a real dissapointment.
excellent tour
We were a group of 3 of the 8 tour members. We all enjoyed the trip and would recommend it to anyone. It gave us insights into Estonia and Latvia which we otherwise would not get on our weeks visit. The trip was made informative and enjoyable by Chris. It was enhanced by his outstanding command of the English language and sense of humour. He is a credit to your business and hope you appreciate his skills as much as we did.
Great guide!
We had a great tour (in both rain and sunshine) due to our excellent guide Vlad! I would really like to recommend this tour to all visitors of Bucharest who would like to see and know more about this beautiful city! Hope to see you again Vlad! And thanks for the tip; dinner in the Beer wagon was great!
it was great tour with Anka (local guide).
I'll definitely give you a five star rating!
The tour was great and our guide was really eager to explain us the history of Bucharest and Rumania in general. I would absolutely recommend this tour to anybody visiting the city.
The tour was cancelled twice. So I have no positive things to say... The third day there was a tour on Saturday at 8am. Who wakes up that early on a Saturday? I was enthusiastic about the greeters, since I know them from other countries, but in Bucharest it's very badly arranged. No personal contact, no clear dates, only too many automatic mails... Bad experience...
I would definitely give this tour 5 stars.
I took the tour on 14th Feb and really enjoyed it. Our guide, Livia, was energetic, bubbly and knowledgable. We visited important sites such as University Square where Livia narrated Romania's recent history. Other cool sites included the 'Palace of the post office', Hanu Lui Manuc and some others. The tour lasted approx 1.5 hours and didn't involve walking more than 3 km in total so it is not physically intensive. I would most definitely recommend this tour to anyone wanting to get a quick tour of the old city area.
Walkabout Free Tour in Bucharest was amazing.
It is a good opportunity to find some common and also hidden touristical places, as well as hints where to eat or drink or go out. The guide gave an over-view of the city and history of Romania. She explained the Vlad Tepes story with an intresting way. Our group consisted of people from different countries and ages, so I would recommend the tour everyone to discover the city you're visiting.
Definitely a 5!
Me and my husband had a great time on the tour. Great guide (Andrew). I was happy if the guided tour would have been even longer.
I was in many free city walking tours by walkabout free tours (cluj, brasov and bucharest) and all of them were amazing and worth the time. Also well organised. i would give 5 star without hesitation.
5 it is :)
The tour was very good, it covered many things I planned to see. Livia was great, informative and fun. I enjoyed it very much.
A big 5.
Our guide was knowledgeable, clear, considerate and helpful. Our tour was very enjoyable.
The weather was terrible but Adina still managed to provide an interesting tour. It would be good if the tour could take in the people's palace and revolution square, as these are the 2 must see things for foreigners and I had to make my way there afterwards.
But apart from that, very good.
Absolutely 5 star.
Great informative tour. Loved it!
We had Tubor as a Tourguide in Bucharest and we would totally recommend it!
Many thanks to you!
We enjoyed a lot of our walking tour. Many thanks to Livia. She gave us lot of information, she is friendly and gave answers to our questions. So everything was good expect it was really hot day.
Many thanks to you. We have taken part free walking tours in many cities and what is important for us is that we can know that tours are good
Definitely a 5!
We loved it - great knowledgeable and personable guide (girl, name started with S).
It was a great tour with a terrific guide. We especially loved all his anecdotes. Thank you!
5 out of 5 for this fantastic tour - well worth doing - very informative and enjoyable
All six in our party really enjoyed the tour it was informative and well presented delivered with a sense of humor. It gave a potted history to Bucharest & Romania.
I have got to admit that it was the best morning I spent in Bucharest by taking the free walking tour. I rate the guide as well as my whole experience as a full 5 rating. Thanks and my compliments for providing such excellent service for tourists, showcasing your beautiful city of Bucharest and its many interesting sights.
We had Rizwan as our guide and he was excellent. The tour covers more than just the main sites and the opportunity to enter dining establishments without feeling the need to order was great. We didn't know how much to tip and so a fixed price may be preferable. However this is a must do on a short break to Bucharest .
Very knowledgeable, fun tour. Mikhaela was our guide and she was friendly, enthusiastic and open to questions. It was such a great way to get to now more about Romania and see some of the major sights in Buchurest - even ones you would not think of - and get an insider's perspective. Highly recommended.
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