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București, Romania
Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour

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icon5 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Taste your way through Bucharest’s most charming and unusual ‘mahallas,’ or neighborhoods, on a small-group food tour. Venture beyond crowded squares and Communist architecture to discover the Romanian capital’s quieter, Belle Époque quarters, where Old World elegance meets bohemian flair. Along the way, pop in to lively markets, specialty shops, and cafes to sample the best of artisan Romanian cuisine like goats-milk cheese, cured meat, homemade bread, craft beer, and Wallachian doughnuts.
  • Sample traditional Romanian peasant food and regional dishes like artisan cheeses, cured meats, sausages, fresh produce, and more
  • Sip Romanian craft beer and 'palinca' brandy
  • Includes all food and drink samples
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 for a more personalized experience
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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
Additional food and drinks
Tips/gratuities for your guide
Teatrul Național București , Bulevardul Nicolae Bălcescu 2, București 010051, Romania

On the stairs of the National Theatre in front of the main entrance.

Piata Sf. Gheorghe , Bucharest, Romania

Saint George Square/ Unirea Square

  • 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
  • Small Group tour size a maximum of 12 people
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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.
  • Effective Sept 1, 2021, travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted maximum 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months or proof of vaccination. View full policy at urbanadventures.com/vaccine
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Intrepid Urban Adventures - Romania
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the social distancing policy during Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour.

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  • "Note that this is a walking tour, so be prepared to walk for a couple hours - you will be rewarded with fresh food from the market at the end." See review
  • "This tour is a must if you want to see Bucharest from a visitors perspective with a knowledgable tour guide." See review

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star-5
Off the beaten path experience with delicious food and drinks!
Juliana_C
, Aug 2022
This tour is very unique. We were able to understand and discover parts of Bucharest we otherwise would've missed if we didn't have Andreea. Her knowledge for the city and the history is amazing and she was incredibly patient with all of our questions. She really made us feel like we were hanging out like a group of friends and made us feel like locals!
star-1
No one turned up
Donna_B
, Jul 2022
No one picked us up, looking for a refund 2nd trip booked and not picked up! Hope we get a full refund! Very disappointed,
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi Donna, Our guide was waiting for your group & we did try to call you with the number you provided in your booking details but you did not answer the phone. Could you please provide us with more details to salessupport@urbanadventures.com so we can find out where the breakdown in communication occurred?
star-5
Great fun and informative
Patricia_D
, Jul 2022
We met up with a family of 4 plus a single traveller. They were a great group to do this tour with. Andrea was very friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. She told us some history before we set off after greeting us with tasty pretzels and a bottle of water. It was very hot and so the pace was kept slow and in the shade as much as possible. The food stops were well organised and with lots of tasty foods to sample and eat. The beer was great, too! If you have a day in Bucharest, I would definitely recommend this tour.
star-5
Great and yummy tour
Sigrid_L
, Jul 2022
Great way to discover other areas of the city with beautiful old houses. Also, the peasant platter in a garden was excellent and it was nice to see the market. We were supposed to be 3 persons but the other ones didn’t show up so I had a private tour, which was a good surprise. Andrea was a super guide, very knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely a tour to do!
star-5
Eat like a Local
Shahron_v
, Jun 2022
Loved seeing the displays of fruit and vegetables at the market, not to mention the household goods, clothing and other items of surprisingly good quality. The locally made sausage was tasty, as was the lunch. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable as she walked us through the various neighborhoods. Great tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Elena was a wonderful...
AlanK
, Jun 2022
Elena was a wonderful guide as we walked through neighborhoods of Bucharest. We enjoyed the historical aspect as well the food samplings. Highly recommend the tour.
star-5
Excellent tour!
Victoria_S
, Jun 2022
Elena was a fantastic tour guide! We learned a lot about Romania's past through the city's landmarks and interesting neighborhoods. The food was delicious - it's worth it for the mici alone! Definitely recommend. :)
star-5
Great time all around!
Justin_C
, May 2022
Great tour!!! We had a fantastic time and would recommend this to anyone. The Miche was amazing as well.
star-5
Bohemian Bucharest walk tour
navzerdadina
, Oct 2019
Loved the tour and our guide Irina made it a fun experience with her Anecdotes and sense of humour 👍🏻👍🏻
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
"So glad to here you’ve enjoyed our tour here alongside with my quirky sense of humor. Here’s hoping you’re off to a great time and fun adventures. Lovely to have met you guys, cheers 🍻 Irina"
star-5
Excellent tour
djfted1
, Oct 2019
DANA our tour guide was exceptional, assisted us with every detail including a change of days for the tour. We got to see a lot of history in the Armenian and Jewish sectors and spent time in both market areas where Dana purchased cheese and vegetables for us to eat together in an area with lots of locals. The ruined bar was also a joy to visit. This tour is a must if you want to see Bucharest from a visitors perspective with a knowledgable tour guide.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
"Thanks so much for your kind feedback! I'm really glad you enjoyed the tour. All the best, Dana"
star-5
Bogdan was amazing
Mark_S
, Oct 2019
This tour was so much in large part of our tour guide, Bogdan. He was super funny, provided a ton of info about Bucharest and made an amazing salad from the farmers market. He was so much fun my friends and I booked a other tour with hi. A few days later. If you love food, walking around citi3s and laughing then I highly recommend this tour. Make sure Bogdan is your tour guide too
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
"Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review and thank for being so awesome! It was like hanging out with dear friends! I hope to see you again in the future! Thank you so much again! Bogdan"
star-5
It’s more than just food!
Marguerite_M
, Oct 2019
This was such an interesting tour. Irena, our guide, was full of information about Bucharest, the architecture, communist era, and many other things. Our walk was punctuated by stops for coffee and food. We also visited and ate in a large marketplace. So much more than I expected!!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
" I’m delighted to hear that we’ve exceeded your expectations. It was lovely to have met you and a pleasure to have you on tour. It makes it so much more fun when people are pleasantly surprised by our history and cultural background. Thank you for your kind words, hugs from București! Irina"
star-5
Great tour, but don't eat a big breakfast beforehand!
Madeleine N
, Oct 2019
We very much enjoyed the tour by Lala. She was knowledgeable and gave lots of information about the districts we passed through, which are off the beaten track. The tour was the right length and the food was delicious. The market at Obor was a highlight.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
"I am so happy you enjoyed our tour, walking on the hidden track of the city with its stories and also tasting some of the authentic food and drinks. It was a pleasure to meet you, Lala"
star-5
Excellent and informative
nsmack
, Sep 2019
Cristina was our guide. She was knowledgeable and gave us lots of information about the culture, the architecture and the food. It was just my husband and I and we felt that we not only learned and tasted many things, we felt that Chris went out of her way to make our tour enlightening and enjoyable.
star-5
This tour is a must
sasteinhoff
, Sep 2019
I highly recommend this tour for anyone looking for a behind the scenes view of Bucharest together with some great food. It was the best tour I took during my entire stay. Bogdan had a wealth of information to share about the history of the city and I walked away feeling like I knew significantly more about Bucharest than when I started - count yourself lucky if you get him as your guide. I recommend taking this tour towards the start of your trip to best take advantage of the background provided. Note that this is a walking tour, so be prepared to walk for a couple hours - you will be rewarded with fresh food from the market at the end.
star-5
walking and food tour of Bucharest
Ron_L
, Aug 2019
Our guide, Dana, did a wonderful job giving us a behind the scenes tour of neighborhoods that are not part of the tourist area. She explained the many architecture styles and gave us a history lesson at the same time. Dana took us to several local restaurants where we sampled excellent local dishes and beers. I want to thank her again for making our first full day in Bucharest very special! ron
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Small Group Walking Food Tour
Mark_D
, Aug 2019
Boggie took us around the inner city streets for a fascinating city tour with interesting food stops to try the local delicacies. Love the sweet tomatoes and local beers and 'rocket fuel'. A great tour, great weather, great food, great guide. A fantastic 4 hours really well spent and very memorable.
star-5
Great tour with a knowledable guide
Robin P
, Jul 2019
This tour was pretty comprehensive and the guide was able to talk through several neighborhoods and the finer points of Romanian cuisine.
star-5
Backstreet snacks and tour
Dana G
, Jul 2019
Loads of information, great snacks to try, very friendly guide, and a lot of nest buildings not on usual Bucharest tours.
star-5
Informative & fun Tour
Catherine_C
, Jul 2019
We joined Dana and some other travellers, and the torrential rain. Thankfully the rain stopped while we were in the the first bar. We found Dana good humoured, interested in us all, and a font of knowledge about her City. We booked the tour because it was our first visit to Bucharest, and would recommend it. Dana was not only keen to talk about her Country, but also gave people recommendations about where to visit next, restaurants near where people were staying etc

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