Radisson Blu Hotel,Bucharest

Experience Bucharest by foot

Whether you are staying in Bucharest for the first time or are a seasoned visitor, Bucharest Walkabout Tours are sure to give you new or alternative insight into this fascinating city. The best part is they are free. The walking tours are designed to provide an overview of the city's major attractions, as well as insider knowledge into the many facets of everyday life. This ranges from quirky historical tales and iconic sights to the best places to eat, drink and visit.

What to expect

Bucharest Walkabout Tours have gained an excellent reputation for their friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining guides, all of whom are passionate about introducing you to their city and making sure you have a good time. Let them weave a spell on you as you stroll through 500 years of Romanian history. This includes the turbulent days of Vlad the Impaler, the medieval ruler who inspired the legends of Dracula. The tour also delves into the Communist Era and the Romanian Revolution of 1989; evidence of both is still highly visible in the city to this day. Along the way, you will meet a cast of characters from the city's past and gain a fun insight into what it is like to live in Bucharest today.

From architectural highlights to lesser-known attractions, this tour will ensure you capture the best of the Romanian capital. As you stroll through the city’s streets, you will uncover some major attractions and areas of interest, such as the Old Town, Stavropoleos Church, the ruins of Vlad's Citadel, Revolution Square, the Romanian Athenaeum, Unirii Square, Manuc's Inn and the Parliament Palace.

Some practical information

The tours leave from Unirii Square Park, which is easy to reach from the Radisson Blu Hotel, Bucharest. Simply ask the staff for directions. The guides are easy to identify with their bright orange uniforms. The tours usually last around two hours and run regardless of weather conditions. The tours are free, but donations are welcomed so if you feel your guide did a good job, be kind and reward them for their efforts.