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Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour

Highlights
  • Learn about Bucharest’s history from an English-speaking guide
  • Walk through many different neighborhoods and admire the architecture
  • Taste a wide variety of local food and drink samples
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Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour
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Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour
From USD 69.27
Overview
Go deep into Bucharest’s local food culture with an English-speaking guide. Walk through Strada Batistei, the Armenian quarter, the Jewish quarter, Mantuleasa, and Mosilor Street and learn about each place’s history. Taste local cheeses, meats, homemade bread, beers, liquors, and other Romanian food. Snap photos at the traditional Obor Market.
What to Expect

Begin your culinary tour in University Square and learn about Romania’s history from your English-speaking guide. Take a short walk to Strada Batistei. Visit a restored turn-of-the-century townhouse, where you can sample Romanian entrees (gustari) including goat cheese, cured meat, spring onions, homemade bread, and locally-brewed craft beers.

Continue on to the Armenian quarter and admire the mix of architectural styles.

Walk to the Jewish quarter and try a street food called covrigi. Afterwards, head to the beautiful area of Mantuleasa and hear about 19th-century and inter-war Bucharest. Sip a cold Romanian weissbier.

Hop on a tram for a short ride to Mosilor Street and notice the Communist-era buildings. Go to the Obor Market and try a drink of palinca (brandy). Try a sample of local cow, sheep, and goat cheeses. Taste mici, a skinless sausage with mustard. Finish your food tour with a sweet Wallachian doughnut.

Reviews (148)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Without this tour, I wouldn't have tried any of these!

Our tour was led by Andrei, a friendly and knowledgeable guide. He welcomed us with warm Romanian pretzels 'covrigi.' As we walked through different neighborhoods 'mahallas,' Andrei explained all the different architectural styles and historical background. He was willing to answer any questions we had...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Masanori D
danatoma101, Guest Relations Manager at Bucharest Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

"Hello Masa, thank you for the nice review and for the recommendation, I am happy to read that the tour was a memorable experience and next time when you come to Bucharest I hope I'll have the opportunity to introduce you to some more local...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent

We did this tour on our first day in Bucharest and would thoroughly recommend it. Our guide Lala was excellent and made it like touring the city with a knowledgeable good friend. Lala gave us a great insight into not only the food and drink...More

Thank garyj696
danatoma101, Guest Relations Manager at Bucharest Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

"Hello, I am very happy you enjoyed our tour discovering the real side of Bucharest, with its streets, architecture, histories, while tasting some of the local food and drinks. It was a great pleasure meeting you. Wish you great journeys ahead, Lala"

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fantastic guide, great food and drink - highly recommended!

This wonderful tour of neighborhoods and sites in Bucharest that you would never otherwise get to see is a must-do if you're interested in the history and culture of Romania. Our tour guide, Mircea was a font of knowledge and enthusiasm. He explained that the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Matthew H
danatoma101, Guest Relations Manager at Bucharest Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

"Hi Matt, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, and super nice to learn that you enjoyed the day out to the market. We've explored loads of local grounds that are really precious to me, hence, the passion to show them to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Felt like a tour given by a good friend

We had a tour given by Alex on a Saturday. It was very interesting to learn about Bucharest from his perspective. He was born just after the revolution and knows a lot about the bridge between the communist era and the new era. The food...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kellythart
danatoma101, Guest Relations Manager at Bucharest Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

"Hello, Kelly! Thank you so much for your review. It really means a lot to me to know that you enjoyed yourself during the tour. This really sounds like the perfect review, everything I've tried to achieve on the tour is reflected in your kind...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Another awesome short tour

Take a a half day and do this tour, too! Urban Adventures Bucharest does a great job, and my guide Dana was excellent. Very well-versed in local architecture and history, and just great company in general. You'll do what amounts to an "urban picnic" at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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sspie
25 September 2018|
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Response from 100Charlotte | Reviewed this property |
Should. It be a problem. Pork is a main part of the Romanian diet but there are alternatives and you buy the food with the guide during the tour. Just let the guide know and they will purchase other meats. There was a... More
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kibarin
24 June 2018|
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It’s started at 10:30 am
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shar0nhawley
8 April 2018|
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Response from LizB114 | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes about 3.30 - 4.00 hours - we were a small group of 4
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