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

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Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour

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Overview
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.
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You'll start at
Teatrul Național București
Bulevardul Nicolae Bălcescu nr. 2, București 010051, RomaniaOn the stairs of the National Theatre in front of the main entrance.
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    University's Square
    Stop: 3 hours -
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    Obor Market
    Stop: 90 minutes -
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You'll end at
Piata Sf. Gheorghe
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
Teatrul Național București, Bulevardul Nicolae Bălcescu nr. 2, București 010051, Romania
Duration
5h 30m
Return Details
Piata Sf. Gheorghe, 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
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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 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Joel T wrote a review Dec 2019
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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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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Alina A, Guest Relations Manager at Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour
Responded 16 Jan 2020
"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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Catarina R wrote a review Dec 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
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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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Alina A, Guest Relations Manager at Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour
Responded 16 Jan 2020
"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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Jon S wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom21 contributions
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 3 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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Miss_C91 wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom31 contributions19 helpful votes
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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 25 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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Francesco Pasquale wrote a review Nov 2019
Turin, Italy1 contribution
One of the best experiences in my life, we had such a great time with Andreea and her fiancé, they showed us many hidden places, that we probably never could find, and they gave us a lot of tips about the city, the food and the history of Romania. We enjoyed how much genuine and
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Alina A, Guest Relations Manager at Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour
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“It was a pleasure to show you my city and I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Andreea”
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