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

Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour

Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour
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Last updated: 25 Sep 2020
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All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 30347P5
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
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 • Tips/gratuities for your guide
Duration
5h 30m
Departure details
Bucharest National Theatre, Bulevardul Nicolae Bălcescu 2, București 010051, Romania On the stairs of the National Theatre in front of the main entrance.
Piata Sf. Gheorghe, Bucharest, Romania Saint George Square/ Unirea Square
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 • Tips/gratuities for your guide
Departure details
Bucharest National Theatre, Bulevardul Nicolae Bălcescu 2, București 010051, Romania On the stairs of the National Theatre in front of the main entrance.
Piata Sf. Gheorghe, Bucharest, Romania Saint George Square/ Unirea Square
Duration
5h 30m
Return details
Piata Sf. Gheorghe, Bucharest, Romania Saint George Square/ Unirea Square
Additional information
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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Bucharest National Theatre
    Bulevardul Nicolae Bălcescu 2, București 010051, Romania
    On the stairs of the National Theatre in front of the main entrance.
    See address & details
  • 1
    University's Square
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Piata Obor Bucuresti
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Piata Sf. Gheorghe
    Bucharest, Romania
    Saint George Square/ Unirea Square
    See address & details
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estenri
Munich, Germany10 contributions
Great time in Bucharest
Had a great time with Bogdan. He studied history and knows a lot. Very interesting stories and very good tasting food :-)
Written 15 September 2020
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david W
Petts Wood, UK47 contributions
Fantastic tour including food
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 tourist map, we then had more drinks and food.
We had a great day and tried some local food and drinks, Bogdan was great! Very knowledgeable and made sure we all had an enjoyable time.

Thanks !
Written 7 March 2020
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Alina A
"So glad you enjoyed the Bohemian Tour! Maybe see you next time on another tour in Bucharest? :) All the best, Bogdan"
Written 8 March 2020
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Grace J
2 contributions
A must!!!!
Mar 2020 • Friends
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 neighborhoods, etc. Every place we went to knew him and it felt like we were with a celebrity! Bogdan went above and beyond in his hospitality, even buying us flowers to celebrate the March 1st Romanian girls and women’s day. After the tour he offered a ton of suggestions around the city and we enjoyed the first tour so much, we signed up for the beer tour with him later that night. I swear Bogdan knew the answer to every question we threw at him!!!! Every tour guide should strive to be more like Bogdan!! We will return and only take tours with him!!!!!
Written 4 March 2020
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Alina A
"Wow! Thanks a ton! You are the GOAT! Best travelers and now best friends! See you soon! All the best! Bogdan"
Written 5 March 2020
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Charlie M
1 contribution
Surprised!!!
Feb 2020 • Family
Had an amazing experience with the guide Andrea! Felt just like we were a group of friends! Big thank you! :D
Written 28 February 2020
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Alina A
“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"
Written 29 February 2020
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LPier17
1 contribution
Perfect way to learn about Romania
Feb 2020
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 country. The food stops on the tour were amazing, especially the market. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone and would advise people to ask for Bogdan by name.
Written 27 February 2020
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Alina A
"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"
Written 5 March 2020
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Megan H
4 contributions
Really cool trip
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.
Written 12 February 2020
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Alina A
"Dear Megan, We had a great day together indeed! Thank you for taking the time to leave this review! You are awesome! Bogdan"
Written 5 March 2020
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Sarah M
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia2 contributions
Brilliat experience of food and history
Jan 2020
Really enjoyed this tour. Highlights were the Markets and tasking Romainian delicacies. Tour guide Bogdan was informative and fun.
Written 6 February 2020
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Alina A
"Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! It is hugely appreciated! All the best! Bogdan"
Written 5 March 2020
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Andrew F
Leura, Australia25 contributions
Excellent Walk through Recent History
Dec 2019
Irina met out group (of 3) and walked us through the back streets of old Bucharest explaining architecture, political and social history and food sampling. She was extremely knowledgable and friendly with a dark sense of humour which really brought recent history to life. Food and drink samples (including mulled wine on a very cold morning) were well timed, chosen and explained. A tram ride to an outdoor food market to sample meat dishes finished the tour in mis afternoon, allowing tie for individual exploring.
Written 2 February 2020
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Alina A
"Thank you for your kind words, I am glad you enjoyed my dark sense of humour, complimentary to our recent history. Hope you’ll have the pleasure of experiencing more of our beautiful country! Irina"
Written 5 February 2020
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ginger g
Doha, Qatar42 contributions
A great way to learn about the city and Dana is the BEST!
Jan 2020
I am fortunate enough to have had a private walking tour with Dana. A very cold January day is not in high demand for a walking tour, so it was just the two of us. Dana is friendly, intelligent, well spoken, and most importantly a scholar when it comes to Romanian and Bucharest culture, architecture and history. I am sure there are other great guides, but my time with her was special. There is so much to see and learn on this tour - highly recommended.
Written 22 January 2020
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Alina A
"Dear Ginger, I'm so happy you enjoyed your private tour with me :) I thoroughly enjoyed our time together as well and I am grateful for your appreciation! Till next time, Dana"
Written 24 January 2020
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Elizabeth
Columbia, SC38 contributions
Fabulous and unusual experience in Bucharest, very different from the rest.
Dec 2019
Fabulous and unusual experience in Bucharest, very different from the rest. Yes, definitely take the free walking tour's offered, but if you want to get off the beaten track, and see some of the churches that were moved during the communist era, if you want to go to the market, if you want excellent company and an intellectual experience, this is the tour for you!
Written 22 December 2019
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Alina A
"Thank you very much for the kind words! I’m glad you enjoyed getting off the beaten track and finding out about Romania. I hope you will come back to see it! Cristina"
Written 17 January 2020
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Amazing insights to a beautiful city #Buchurest
We are a family of 2 adults, a 20,16 and 9 year old and we all loved the fantastic tour from Andra our local guide.
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Best Start to give yourself in #Bucharest
(Alex The Architect) #5* was invaluable to my needs, getting an insight of the city on my day #1 #5*
LLGin
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One of the best tours I ever done
If you happened to be in Bucharest even for one day – I highly recommend taking this tour! You will NEVER find all
Allen L
Allen L
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An Excellent Day!!
I just realized I failed to submit a review of our walking tour in early October so this is coming in a month late.
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D2271HHlouisef
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Highly recommended in Bucharest
My mother and I did the Sights and Bites tour with Ioana and we would highly recommend it. The tour was well paced
Karen B
Karen B
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Fascinating tour exploring the history, culture and cuisine of Bucharest
In our first visit to Bucharest, our tour guide, Dana, greeted us with a local pastry and described its significanc
mluzano
mluzano
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Amazing way to see and learn about Bucharest!
Ioana was a phenomenal guide. I’ve taken a couple of Alternative Tours and this was by far the best one I’ve done.
405hermannm
405hermannm
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perfect
perfect guidance, impressive tour, at least would recommend to everyone visiting Bucharest. Was very nice.
Hansananas
Hansananas
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Nice and flexible tour
We had Andrei as guide. He was insightfull, open and considerate. We walked through the old neighbourhoods and was
Berlinagent
Berlinagent
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Of the beaten track!
Even though we had taken to many beers the night before Alex managed very well to inspire, excite and entertain us
iamsaff
iamsaff
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The Best Art + History + Culture in 1 Tour!
The best, most interesting and fun way to get to know more about Bucharest's rich history and culture is to walk it
hartzema
hartzema
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Sights & Bites tour in Bucharest
Andra was an outstanding tour guide. With a deep knowledge of the economic, political and leadership forces that sh
JavierL2698
JavierL2698
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Discovering Bucharest with awesome Andra
Andra was an incredibly knowledgeable and friendly guide. Our four-hour tour of Bucharest's historic center flew by
Tim B
Tim B
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Food tour in Bucharest.
Dana Toma was the best tour guide I’ve ever had and would highly recommend to anyone. I’ve done food tours in over
cesaripenelope
cesaripenelope
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Amazing tour!!
Me and my friend had a really nice day. We've enjoyed a lot our time with Dana. We had seen a lot of stunning stree
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