The Forgotten River of Bucharest: Dambovita Walking Tour


60 EUR

The histories of cities located by rivers always overlap. Usually a city grows specifically because of the river. Great cities almost invariably rise on seashores or riverbanks. Bucharest, however, tells a different story.

Duration: 8 hours
    Available in
  • English


  • Get to know the history of Bucharest by way of its main river
  • Visit the Vacaresti Lake natural park and the Bucharest Botanical Garden
  • See the Ciurel Dam lake


Bucharest’s river is small, it can’t be navigated, it used to be marshy and, most importantly, it didn’t have a big influence the history of the city. It’s almost like Bucharest has no river at all. We cross it daily, but we don’t pay attention to it.

But, the Dambovita River has a story to tell. It crosses the city from west to east, and tells the story of abandoned neighbourhoods, of the busy inter-war times, of communist building projects, and of how wildlife has reclaimed its place the heart of the city.

This tour is about the geography of Bucharest, about its history, and about the landmarks that guard the river.

What’s included & not included

  • Metro tickets
  • Snacks
  • Meals

Meeting point

Manuc’s Inn

From 60 EUR per person

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