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Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour provided by Bucharest Urban Adventures

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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.
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You'll start at
Teatrul Național București
Bulevardul Nicolae Bălcescu, București 010051, RomaniaOn the stairs of the National Theatre in front of the main entrance.
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    University's Square
    Stop: 3 hours -
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    Obor Market
    Stop: 90 minutes -
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You'll end at
Piata Sf. Gheorghe
Bucharest, RomaniaSaint George Square/ Unirea Square
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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
  • Visit traditional markets
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Teatrul Național București, Bulevardul Nicolae Bălcescu, București 010051, Romania
Duration
5h 30m
Return Details
Piata Sf. Gheorghe, Bucharest, Romania
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Food and drink samples, including a ‘peasant platter’ (local cheese and meats, plus seasonal vegetables and homemade bread), street snack, 2 mici (includes bread and mustard), a platter of local cheeses, 1 Wallachian doughnut, 3 beers, a shot of palinca
Exclusions
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping from the markets
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please notify at least 24 hours in advance as to whether you have any food allergies, sensitivities, or other dietary needs, such as vegetarian/vegan or gluten intolerant
  • Group maximum of 12 people
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:
  • Your tour visits venues that serve food from local sources, and also goes to the farmers' market where we buy produce from small family farms from around Bucharest.
  • This tour also cuts out single use plastic by offering tap water at the locations we visit.
  • Your tour visits off-the beaten path locations, avoiding the overcrowded touristic sites of the city and giving you more insight into local life.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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david W wrote a review Mar 2020
Petts Wood, United Kingdom47 contributions7 helpful votes
We met Bogdan as arranged and had a very informative condensed history of Bucharest, we walked to our first stop for a drink and plate of cheese and cured meats which was lovely. The tour continues with interesting information and sights which ends up at a local market off the
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Response from Alina A, Guest Relations Manager at Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour
Responded 6 Mar 2020
"So glad you enjoyed the Bohemian Tour! Maybe see you next time on another tour in Bucharest? :) All the best, Bogdan"
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Grace J wrote a review Mar 2020
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This was the best food tour ever! Our guide, Bogdan, was extremely knowledgeable about the city, its history and traditions, and of course all the best local restaurants and markets. He took us to many local churches, a ruins cafe, the Odor market, the Jewish and Armenian
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Alina A, Guest Relations Manager at Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour
Responded 4 Mar 2020
"Wow! Thanks a ton! You are the GOAT! Best travelers and now best friends! See you soon! All the best! Bogdan"
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Charlie M wrote a review Feb 2020
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Had an amazing experience with the guide Andrea! Felt just like we were a group of friends! Big thank you! :D
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Alina A, Guest Relations Manager at Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour
Responded 28 Feb 2020
“Hey Charlie! Of course you were with a group of friends! I really loved to show you and your family my city and share some stories with you and I’m so glad you had an amazing time! Big hugs! Andreea"
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LPier17 wrote a review Feb 2020
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This was a wonderful tour. My wife and I took the tour during the off season and had our guide, Bogdan all to our selves. The tour consisted of a lot of walking and Bogdan effortless kept conversation going between stops. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the history of the
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Alina A, Guest Relations Manager at Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour
Responded 4 Mar 2020
"Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a beautiful review! I am very happy you enjoyed my tour! See you next time! Bogdan"
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Megan H wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Bogdan was my guide and it was just the two of us, so I got to ask a lot of questions to understand the history and culture. He was super knowledgeable about everything! Loved going to the market- such good food!! Would highly recommend to anyone.
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Response from Alina A, Guest Relations Manager at Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour
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"Dear Megan, We had a great day together indeed! Thank you for taking the time to leave this review! You are awesome! Bogdan"
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