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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 25/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour
All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
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Updated 25/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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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4ZZZZs wrote a review Nov 2019
Weston Super Mare34 contributions10 helpful votes
A really great tour with Bogdan who was incredibly friendly and informative. We wandered through areas of Bucharest that were not on the tourist trail and learnt a great deal. The first stop at an alternative cafe was excellent as you are unlikely to have ended up there any
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Alina A, Guest Relations Manager at Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour
Responded 3 Dec 2019
"Nothing is a secret for you guys!:) I am really happy you've enjoyed the experience! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review! See you next time! All the best, Bogdan"
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Michael A wrote a review Oct 2019
Leland, North Carolina73 contributions16 helpful votes
It wasn't quite what I expected, as this tour was more about history, which was excellent to hear and see, than the food sampling that I thought I would be having. I enjoyed walking the Mahallas, or neighborhoods, as we stopped to see beautiful churches and see historical
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Alina A, Guest Relations Manager at Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour
Responded 18 Nov 2019
Hey Michael, we're glad to hear you found the experience worthwhile. As described in our tour description, this is indeed a food walking tour, meaning that it combines both history and urban exploration and food tasting. We're expecting you back for more urban adventures if you're ever back in this part of the world! Wishing you lots of wonderful travels, The Bucharest Urban Adventures Team
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Al G wrote a review Oct 2019
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Just a wonderful waling tour. Lasted most of the day. The stop in a local home/restaurant was nice. The tour of the neighborhoods was good. The trip to the Market was great. Buying vegetables and cheese in the market. The lunch at the market was the best.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Alina A, Guest Relations Manager at Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour
Responded 3 Dec 2019
Dear Al, we're very happy to read you've enjoyed the Bohemian Tour and we hope to host you again on another urban adventure in our part of the world :) Until next time, The Bucharest Urban Adventures Team
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Sarahadknuk wrote a review Oct 2019
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This was honestly the best city tour I’ve ever been on. Dana was both incredibly knowledgable & entertaining, we saw parts of the city we never would have seen otherwise & we got to try lots of amazing local food. The group size was perfect and we got to know some really lovely
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Dana T, Guest Relations Manager at Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour
Responded 5 Nov 2019
Oh wow, Sarah, I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour to this extent! It was lovely meeting you guys, let me know if you ever make it back here. Thanks so much for taking the time to review the tour. Hugs, Dana
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Loobyloo wrote a review Oct 2019
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This is a great way to see Bucharest and start my break. Andreea was a fantastic host and was very knowledgeable about her city. We waked around the city learning about the history and importance of some of the buildings within the city. Andreea answered all questions and went
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Alina A, Guest Relations Manager at Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour
Responded 2 Nov 2019
“I’m so happy you enjoyed the tour and you had a great time in Bucharest. Feel free to write me if you ever visit again and you need more tips. Andreea”
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An Excellent Day!!
I just realized I failed to submit a review of our walking tour in early October so this is coming in a month late.
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