Bucharest Must See Walking Tour

A great Bucharest walking tour that covers the most important city attractions

Bucharest is one of the most fascinating cities in Europe. You can discover here a unique  mix of urban layers representing different stages of Bucharest history.  Vlad the Impaler  had his Princely Court here and actually he mentioned the name "Bucharest" for the first time in a document, in 1459. 

Welcome to Bucharest - The Little Paris - The City of Joy!

Tour Details

  • Tour type

    Private/Shared Bucharest walking tour. This is a small group tour

  • Tour availability

    The tour runs all year round. Please check for availability via email or WhatsApp/Mobile phone

  • Starting time

    For shared tours – 11 am. For private tours – flexible. I do recommend 11 a.m. or 2 p.m.

  • Tour duration

    Two and a half hours. This may vary depending on our walking pace

  • Tour lenght

    Approximately 4 km

  • Meeting point

    The Romanian Athenaeum – main entrance – by the columns. This is close to almost all the hotels in Bucharest city center (10-20 minutes walking). Please use the map at the end of this page. The exact address is 1-3 Benjamin Franklin st., Bucharest

  • Tour payment

    At the moment we accept cash payment only. You are going to pay the tour price listed on this page (we do not apply any other additional charges) in the day of your tour, before the end of the tour

  • What's included

    Tour guidance .

  • Not included

    Any entrance fees, transportation, food and drinks, souvenirs, personal expenses

Pricing for this Bucharest walking tour

  • Private groups of 1-2 people

    Price per tour: 40 euro

  • Private groups of 3-5 people

    Price per person: 18 euro

  • Private groups of 6-10 people

    Price per person: 15 euro

  • Private groups of more than 10 people

    Price per person: Please ask for a quotation

  • Shared groups of 3-10 people

    Price per person: 15 euro


Highlights - Bucharest Must See Walking Tour

  • Small Group Tour - up to 15 people. Due to the group small size, the shared tour version is  almost private in many ways. You'll get more value and fun
  • Palace of Parliament - the most communist city landmark, a building with so many to tell about.
  • Romanian Athenaeum - iconic Bucharest building, house of our George Enescu Philharmonic,  a national temple of culture
  • Revolution Square - our former communist dicator Nicolae Ceausescu held his last speach here
  • The Royal Palace - our monarchy started here
  • Victory Avenue - the first paved street in Romania and probably the most beautiful avenue in Bucharest
  • Telephone Palace - built between  1929-1934 was the first "skyscraper" in Romania
  • The Old Town  - charming pedestrian cobbled streets, many historical buildings, restaurants, pubs and clubs, an  effervescent day and night life
  • Caru cu Bere  - the oldest brewery and the most famous restaurant in town. Rich history, stunning architecture, delicious Romanian food
  • Stavropoleos Monastery - a small jewel placed just in the hart of the Old Town. A city monastery having the church built in a very specific Brancovenesc architecture style
  • Hanul lui Manuc - or Manuc's Inn - built in 1808 by a very rich Armenian merchant who came to Bucharest from Rusciuc - The Ottoman Empire. This is known as the last operating caravanserai in this part of Europe
  • The Patriarchal Palace - the epicenter of the Romanian Orthodoxy
  • Union Square and Avenue - the Romanian Champs Elysee

Central University Library

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Project supported by King Carol I of Romania and beautifully designed by  French architect Paul Gottereau

The Old Court Princely Church (1554)

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The oldest church in Bucharest, brilliant Byzantine architecture,  coronation  church for Wallachian Princes

Itinerary - Bucharest Must See Walking Tour

We are going to meet in front of  the Romanian Athenaeum - iconic Bucharest building, house of our George Enescu Philharmonic. Please check the building's picture on top of this page (porch sustained by six visible greek ionian columns) and use the map at the end of this page. This will be also our first tour attraction.

Then we start our walking tour toward the Old Town. We will stop for the most important places and buildings for stories and pictures.

After strolling The Union Square and Avenue  (The Champs-Elysees of Bucharest) we stop  in front of the largest administrative civilian building in the world - The Palace of Parliament or the former House of People. 

Last stop will be the Patriarchal Palace.

The tour ends in front of Hanul lui Manuc (Manuc's Inn) in the Old Town area.

For private tours - by request - we could skip (ongoing) some of the tour components in order to have more time for others. Also,  we could have a different tour configuration, based on a prior request.

Good things to know before you book - Bucharest Must See Walking Tour

  • The shared version of this tour is not suitable for individuals with walking disabilities. You may opt for the private version. Please contact us an we will try to offer the best option to you
  • We can unilaterally cancel  the tour for important reasons as follows: force-majeur issues (E.g. roads blocked by snowfall; unavailable tour components; personal health problems, etc). In this case you will be notified prior to the tour starting hour with a text message on the same phone number or email you used to contact us. In this case you will have the following options: get a full refund if you have payed any amount for this tour (currently we don't accept advance payments); opt for the same tour but a private one; opt for the same shared tour on some other date.
  • Eddex Travel cannot be held responsible if during our tour we find any site closed without a prior notice and for any reason from the moment you  arrive.
  • Please Note: Eddex Travel Company or the individuals involved in this tour can not cover any travel risks by a travel insurance or in any other way.. Given the fact that travelling involves always some risks, we strongly recommend you to have a valid travel insurance to cover any potential risks, such as and not limited to: any unpleasant event, accident or even death, taking place during this tour. Eddex Travel Company or the individuals involved in this tour can not be held responsible/liable for any consequences, regardless of whose fault generated the consequences

Please use the map below to reach our meeting point for this Bucharest walking tour

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