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Private Walking Tour: Essential Bucharest + Hidden Gems provided by Cristi Radu

Private Walking Tour: Essential Bucharest + Hidden Gems

Private Walking Tour: Essential Bucharest + Hidden Gems
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2–3 hours
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2–3 hours
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Discover a Bucharest that's very much alive and constantly changing. From the belle époque, turn-of-the-century iconic Victory Avenue downtown also with some 1930s Manhattan influences to the new Civic Centre, a 1980s totalitarian utopia turned current dystopia dominated by the surroundings of the largest Parliament in the world, you get the full experience and the chance to understand this unforgiving city that many love to hate while uncovering hidden gems off the beaten path. Mandatory observations along the dedicated routes also come with exciting side information.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 198212P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Calea Victoriei
  • Entry/Admission - Piața Revoluției
  • Entry/Admission - Piața Constituției
Duration
2–3 hours
Departure details
  • Romanian Athenaeum, 1, Strada Benjamin Franklin 1-3, București 030167, Romania At the fence in front of the garden of the Athenaeum, bordering Calea Victoriei (Victory Avenue)
  • Piața Constituției, București, Romania At the big clock
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Calea Victoriei
  • Entry/Admission - Piața Revoluției
  • Entry/Admission - Piața Constituției
Departure details
  • Romanian Athenaeum, 1, Strada Benjamin Franklin 1-3, București 030167, Romania At the fence in front of the garden of the Athenaeum, bordering Calea Victoriei (Victory Avenue)
  • Piața Constituției, București, Romania At the big clock
Duration
2–3 hours
Return details
  • Piața Constituției, București, Romania At the big clock
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Romanian Athenaeum
    1, Strada Benjamin Franklin 1-3, București 030167, Romania
    At the fence in front of the garden of the Athenaeum, bordering Calea Victoriei (Victory Avenue)
    See address & details
  • 1
    Calea Victoriei
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Piaka Revolukiei
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Piața Națiunile Unite
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Bulevardul Libertății
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Piața Constituției
    Piața Constituției, București, Romania
    At the big clock
    See address & details
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Ciprian I
5 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
I’ve been following Cristi’s Instagram account - @raidenbucharest, for years and finally I got the chance to book one of his tours with my friends. We were just blown away by his knowledge of architecture and urban stories. He’s so passionate and knows just where to take you in order to make great memories and go back home with beautiful pictures to share with close ones. My advice? Don’t miss this while you’re in Bucharest.
Written 17 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Niky
1 contribution
Dec 2020 • Friends
Cristi’s definitely the storyteller who will keep you warm even on a cold gloomy winter day! Beside the well-known ‘hot spots’ in the city, he walks you through the hidden lovely streets around famous neighborhoods, like Cotroceni, tells you stories about old fascinating buildings and houses, it’s just a tour you’ ll never forget!
And a very different side of Bucharest that is worth discovering in a relaxed atmosphere. Keep up the good work, Cristi Radu!
Written 30 January 2021
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Cezar N
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam4 contributions
I’ve been living in Bucharest for almost 14 years, and Cristi showed me a completely new city in a couple of hours of walking and listening to amazing stories. Cristi’s knowledge about the city’s history and attention to detail, makes you look at the city from a different point of view. A very welcomed breath of fresh air.
Written 2 October 2020
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Tom
New York City, NY3 contributions
Oct 2019
Ok, so you have your regular tours and then you have Cristi Radu's tours. He is a man that lives and breathes every story about Bucharest. Every street corner, every pre-war house, every monument. And he does that with tremendous passion, a passion that surely will infuse you too after this great experience.

If you want to know this city, with its complicated relationships with architecture and history, I highly recommend this!
Written 4 September 2020
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Glad
Timisoara4 contributions
Sep 2019
Do you want to know what is the real history of Bucharest and not get in a turist trap expereince like everyone else?
Then I highly recomend this guide. You will hear the truth about the history of Bucharest and how it changed so dramatically in the 20th century, see hidden places I bet no guide has acces to and be amazed by the small details of hidden areas around the city with a real background of what happened to it.
+ If you have a passion for photography, he will show you nice places for some great shots.
+ If you want to know where you can get something good to eat and not get fooled by fake highly rated places(like Carul cu Bere), he is the one to ask
+ it's fun, he is funny and chill
Written 29 June 2020
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theirishglobehopper
7 contributions
Feb 2020
I was blown away from the tour that I had with Cristi. His knowledge is just incredible. His tour is so informative and educational in all aspects of Romania and its architecture. I highly recommend taking this tour if you have a chance and if he has availability. I suspect that he will be booked out in the future... Thank you so much ! A+++
Written 4 March 2020
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Paul Z
Vienna, Austria6 contributions
Christi is a great guy, very knowledgeable and kind as well. The facts are fascinating and there's never a dull moment. Love the places I got to see around the city. If you want to get to know Bucharest, in a relaxed but interesting way, and if you want to get to know an authentic and awesome local, then book this tour. You will not regret it!
Written 10 February 2020
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Tudor Filip
Bucharest, Romania2 contributions
Aug 2019
Cristi is what you get when you combine passion, vision, originality, humor and understanding. I live in Bucharest, but after my first encounter with Cristi, I really couldn't help but see the city with a pair of new eyes. The level of details which he talks about everything, makes it feel like that everything is alive. Honestly. I have no idea how he can store such an amount of information, it's crazy! But it's also crazy fun, you cannot get bored.

I could write and write, but the truth is, no words can make you feel the experience that he offers. So what ever the reason of the visit, should definitely go for it!
Written 15 January 2020
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Raul C
Bucharest, Romania3 contributions
If you want to expore the best hidden gems of Bucharest, to understand the transformation of the city, to have a professional aproach with lots of details & an enjoyable experience do not hesitate to choose this tour.
I've been in 91 countries do far and in hundreds of guided tours. This was by far one of the best!
Written 1 January 2020
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Dave N
Berlin, Germany1 contribution
Sep 2019
Christi has an intimate knowledge of the city and its history, in particular the architectural history. Unlike some walking tours in major cities, it is not scripted and he answers questions and shares stories of the city with much enthusiasm.
Written 25 December 2019
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