Free Tour - Old Town and The Parliament

Free walking tour by Unbelievable Bucharest – Unique Tours, Unique Experiences

Every Day at 10am, ± 3 hours, Social 1 Restaurant

Free Walking Tour in Bucharest

The best sights of Bucharest in one tour. 

Learn about the two “bad guys” of Romania – Dracula and Ceausescu. Were they heroes or just cruel leaders?

The tour will take you from the Palace of Parliament, the heaviest building on earth, across Dambovita, our main river, and through the famous cobble streets of the Old Town.

Our tourists say that the tour is one of the best they took in their lives. This is because it is not only history, but also:

 – legends of the city, 

anecdotes

food recommendations and explanations, 

– understanding the Romanian culture. 

Plus, our guides are all local Romanians that respect and love this city of contrasts.

This activity includes:

  • Old Town legends and stories
  • Taste a Romanian sweet (for free) that was very famous in the communist times
  • Palace of Parliament - Legends, stories, secrets, myths
  • A surprising 300 years old monastery - Stavropoleos
  • The connection between Dracula and Bucharest
  • The story of the oldest church in town
  • Romanian traditions and local dishes
  • Super friendly local guides
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Itinerary:

We start off in front of the Palace of the Parliament, revealing its story and introducing our guests to the general history of Romania. Then, we go on the cross Dâmbovița river, not forgetting to mention the most interesting facts about it and about the Palace of Justice that proudly rises on one of the river banks.

We continue our Bucharest free tour by entering the Old Town, visiting Stavropoleos Monastery, learning the story behind the famous Caru cu Bere restaurant, walking down Victoriei Avenue right before entering Macca Villacrosse passage – a gorgeous peaceful place during the morning that comes alive at night when the bars roam with locals.

After seeing the grandeur of the building where the National Bank of Romania is, we stop by Carturesti Carusel to see what used to be this building before becoming the most instagramable spot of the city! We go on to find out how the communist era affected the general look of the city. Our next stop is dedicated to describing all of the most delicious Romanian dishes – traditions and superstitions included! What would a free itinerary be without a more than 200 years old inn and the oldest standing church of the city? Probably not as good, that’s why we stop at Manuc’s Inn and Saint Anthony’s Church.

After telling the 100% real story of the ruler that inspired Dracula’s legend, we continue towards Rome’s symbol, describing how the Romanian people formed, we visit the Kilometer Zero monument and we find out its interesting history before finishing a two hours and a half walk in University’s Square where we tell the story of the Communist regime fall. Don’t worry; our final stop is five minutes away of restaurants and bars, just in case you will want to have lunch right after! 

Also, if you wanna discover something weird about the city, you can try our Bucharest Ghosts and Vampires Tours! Click Here!

Schedule details for free walking tours in Bucharest

Reviews

Adrianne was an excellent guide. She answered all the questions that my husband and I asked, with candour and knowledge. She offered helpful suggestions regarding possible places to eat and drink. It turned out to be an enjoyable and informative experience.
Ros T, United Kingdom
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I have done lots of these tours and this one was the best, because of our delightful and intelligent guide. Not only is she correctly sceptical of much that is happening but she also has a very nice sense of humour. Talking to other members of our group I found they shared my pleasure. Use this service and have fun.
Denis J, Hamilton, New Zealand
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We had a really nice tour walking through the different streets and important spots of Bucharest. Our guide Adrian was really nice, he explained us the history of the country and some other facts and useful information of the city. He also gave us some recommendations and tips of where to go, where to eat... Thanks for such a memorable journey.
Maria N.
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