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Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour

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Overview
From the heart of the city to the tastes of the country, this tour takes you on a historical, architectural, and culinary adventure through the many faces (and tastes) of Bucharest! Journey deep into the neighbourhoods of La Belle Époque Bucharest, while sampling the traditional peasant foods that define Romanian cuisine.
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You'll start at
National Theatre Bucharest
Bulevardul Nicolae Bălcescu 2, București 030167, RomaniaOn the stairs of the National Theatre in front of the main entrance.
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  • 1
    University's Square
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Strada Dianei 4
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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  • 3
    Obor Market
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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You'll end at
Bucharest
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
National Theatre Bucharest, Bulevardul Nicolae Bălcescu 2, București 030167, Romania
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Duration
5h 30m
Return Details
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
  • Entry/Admission - University's Square
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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 travelers 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.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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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,
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Response from Alina A, Guest Relations Manager at Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour
Responded 3 days ago
"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"
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The tour and the guide Bogdan were wonderful. I learned a lot about the city, it’s architecture and it’s language. I recommend this tour and all of the other tours this group does
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Response from Alina A, Guest Relations Manager at Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour
Responded 4 days ago
"Dear Joel, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! I really appreciate it! I wish you all the best, Bogdan"
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If you like history and typical food and also enjoou having a deeper perspective of the place you're visiting, this is the tour for you! Also, It is a great opportunity to meet great people like our guide on the day se took It, Boggie, who was so Very informed about his country
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Response from Alina A, Guest Relations Manager at Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour
Responded 4 days ago
"Dear Catarina, I am very happy to have met such a wonderful person like you! I wish you all the best in your career and in life! I know it is hard, but you are helping a lot of people and that is amazing! I hope to see you again some time! Kind regards, Bogdan"
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I felt like I saw the real Bucharest with Bogdan, which was refreshing, so different from what I’m used to! Great fresh food (both red and orange tomatoes!). We also went very deep in the history and geography of Romania, I was thankful for Bogdans incredible knowledge! Heartily
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Response from Alina A, Guest Relations Manager at Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour
Responded 2 Dec 2019
"Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review! Next time, if you or your friends, come in tomato season, I will buy for you some other unique and interesting looking tomatoes as well :d. They all taste wonderful :x I wish you all the best! Bogdan"
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This was a tour I booked through Air BnB and can honestly say it was amazing. Our tour guide, Dana, was superb. She spent the whole day carefully telling us the wonderful story of București (Bucharest) and its many peoples. I genuinely felt the passion she has for the city and
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Response from Alina A, Guest Relations Manager at Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour
Responded 24 Nov 2019
"Hey Shara, it was lovely meeting you, I'm so happy you had fun on the tour! Thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed review of the experience! Hugs, Dana"
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By: Bucharest Urban Adventures
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O1296MPmattm
30
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
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emseddon
Columbia, South Carolina
3411
Fabulous and unusual experience in Bucharest, very different from the rest.
Fabulous and unusual experience in Bucharest, very different from the rest. Yes, definitely take the free walking
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984joelt
20
Awesome tour
The tour and the guide Bogdan were wonderful. I learned a lot about the city, it’s architecture and it’s
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yvertd
Tokyo, Japan
6277
So lucky to have a super guide
Ioana was brilliant!!! She has some great stories to tell and you will be kept engaged and entertained from start
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Catarina R
30
Really interesting walking tour!
If you like history and typical food and also enjoou having a deeper perspective of the place you're visiting,
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Harrietbea
Bucharest, Romania
20
Darkside of Bucharest tour
Loved every minute of the tour. Dana was full of interesting knowledge and really passionate about sharing the
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CJ6118
Bristol, United Kingdom
84
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*
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jsoaresbrazil
London, United Kingdom
60
Great And authentic Romanian experience!
I felt like I saw the real Bucharest with Bogdan, which was refreshing, so different from what I’m used to! Great
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Miss_C91
London, United Kingdom
1619
Bucharest: A Walking Tour
This was a tour I booked through Air BnB and can honestly say it was amazing. Our tour guide, Dana, was superb.
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Juizer
Turin, Italy
10
More than a simple tour
One of the best experiences in my life, we had such a great time with Andreea and her fiancé, they showed us many
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Smalltown92
1511
Interesting, different and unique.
Went on the food tour on the Saturday just past. There were four of us in the group along with our guide (can’t
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Benjamin F
Warrington, United Kingdom
174
Awesome tour with a unique culinary experience
Myself and my partner spent the day with Bogdan on Wednesday and throughly enjoyed it. Bogdan is a friendly and
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adrianalexe3495
10
Insights to Bucharest that a normal tourist doesn’t see!
Our tour guide Bogdan picked us up at the National Theatre and greeted us with some typical Romanian covrigi :)
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Agnieszka K
Belgium
155
An insight into a local life
This trip is a rare chance to explore the history, culture and tastes of Bucharest the way a local person might.
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BeanTravellingJersey
138
Great Day in Bucharest
I did tour with my parents and we all had a great day. The food was a wide range and we all enjoyed every dish (I
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