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Hidden Gems of Bucharest Tour

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USD 43.97
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    What to Expect
    Discover the history, the architecture and charm of some places most locals don’t even know exist.

    The evolution of Bucharest is one of the best instances of the ambiguous relationship existing between the Romanian lands and the Ottoman Empire. Although it was not an Ottoman town, it shared many aspects with towns in the Ottoman area of influence.

    One of these shared aspects was the division by Mahallas. Mahallas were small quarters of the town which arose around a religious building and which were often inhabited by a homogeneous community of people belonging to the same ethnic, social or religious groups.

    As the town grew, mahallas fused with each other giving birth to wider neighborhoods that suffered through waves of modernization, earthquakes, wars and Ceausescu's demolition projects. This was the fate of neighborhoods like the Armenian Quarter, Mantuleasa, the Old Jewish Quarter & Batistei. Discover and learn about all the mixtures of architecture, cultures and cuisines.

    Walking around the oldest parts of the city can make you thirsty, so, to top it all off, also included is some leisure time in Bucharest’s most beautiful summer gardens and teahouses, some of them are in 100-year-old houses. Stop and take some refreshments (own expense).
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    Departure Point
    National Theatre Bucharest, Bulevardul Nicolae Bălcescu 2, București 030167, Romania
    Departure Time
    10:15 AM
    Return Details
    KFC Leonida, Bulevardul General Gheorghe Magheru 28-30, București 010325, Romania
    • Snacks
    • One refreshment
    • Local guide
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 13 August 2019 via mobile

    If you want to see the unknown Bucharest take this tour. Our guide helped us to understand the culture and know more about this beautiful city.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank AndacAdana
    Reviewed 4 May 2019

    We had a realy fun time, our gide andrea was realy nice and amazing, a 3 hour walk went by fast cus we had fun talking to her and hear her explain

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Ravid2314
    Reviewed 29 November 2018

    Dana our tour guide took us wandering through the beautiful neighborhood streets of Bucharest. We saw and learned about the different styles of architecture there. It was so enjoyable to stroll along chatting about the city, country and learn about the differences in our cultures....More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank drpto
    Reviewed 27 October 2018

    Excellent tour of Bucharest with a most knowledgable, pleasant and interesting guide that brought the history of Bucharest to light for us. Highly Recommend

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank GaryG2969
    Reviewed 9 July 2018

    What a wonderful way to see Bucharest. Arrived last night and starting a tour today so wanted to see The other side of Bucharest. Andrie my Guide was very knowledgeable and I learnt a lot about the great architecture in the hidden street, history, and...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    1  Thank Janie178
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