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Bucharest Old Town Free Tour
Bucharest Old Town Free Tour is the best start to the capital of Romania, quick way to discover the heart of our beloved city, more than a free tour.
Bucharest Old Town Free Tour is the best start to the capital of Romania, quick way to discover the heart of our beloved city, with our local official guides.
The tour has 2 formats:
Low cost (recommended): (Which is appreciated during and after the pandemic), lasts up to an hour longer than the free walking tour and more places are seen, Maximum 6 people on the tour (more than 3h).
Free: Up to 20 participants (2h:30m).
About Old Town in Bucharest
Situated right in the center of Bucharest, the Old Town quarter is the place where most visitors first end up. It is the oldest part of the city and a tourist hot spot for all the right reasons.
The Old Town is filled with history and tales everywhere you look. It is the area that best sums up the curious story of Romania’s capital city.
That is why a tour here will reveal a lot of secrets that will enable you to make the best of your trip to Bucharest.
The tour starts in front of Manuc’s Inn, a 200-year old unique building in Europe that was also tied to Bucharest’s development. Discover the legend of the founding of Bucharest and the explanation behind the city’s name.
Vlad, Dracula is here
Since you are in Romania, we will tell you about probably the most famous person who lived here in the Middle Ages, namely about Vlad the Impaler best known as Dracula and his connection to the Old Town.
Besides this, you will understand how Vlad became known internationally as a vampire and which are the origins of this archaic belief; in our Bucharest Old Town Free Tour the guide will show you all with all details.
Even though Bucharest is a relatively young town and most buildings are not older than 200 years, with the help of our stories you will be taken back to the Antiquity and the time of the Roman Empire. Delve into the links between modern day Romanians and the ancient Romans.
A very important aspect you will hear several times during the time and which will be explained is that in the past Bucharest was renowned as Little Paris. This is thanks to the diverse Parisian influences in the architecture of the old buildings and the main boulevards, which can be seen in the Old Town during our Tour.
Highlights of Bucharest Old Town Free Tour:
- Manuc’s Inn – Bucharest’s most famous inn, nowadays a lovely restaurant
- Dracula’s Old Court – the ruins of Vlad Dracula’s residence from Bucharest
- Lipscani Street – the Old Town’s main shopping street since the Middle Ages
- Stavropoleos Monastery -the most beautiful old church and activery nunnery
- National Bank of Romania – a superb French style palace from the 19th century
- University Square – the main meeting place for young people and next to the most important academic institutions
- Victoria Avenue – Bucharest’s oldest road
- And much more places
We recommend combining this Tour with our main proposals to enjoy your trip to Rumania.
If you have questions related to our tours in general or Bucharest Old Town Free Tour in particular, please contact us and we will answer you as soon as possible.
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Check out our other tours in Rumania that we recommend you to combine during your trip:
Hanul lui Manuc Restaurant entrance (strada Franceza nr 62-64)