Free Walking Tours Bucharest

Bucharest is Romania’s capital and commercial center, located in the southern part of the country. Legendary buildings and elegant architecture are some of the highlights to expect from this charming city, ideal to explore on foot.

Top attractions in Bucharest include the Romanian Athenaeum, a neoclassical concert hall from 1888; the Palace of the Parliament; and the National Museum of Art of Romania. Nightlife in Bucharest is another great aspect of this city. Locals, travelers, and tourists gather daily in the Old Town for drinks and a good time.

If this is your first time in Bucharest, joining a free walking tour with an English speaking local guide is the ideal way for making the most of your trip!

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Romania’s “Little Paris” was originally born from the clashes between Dacia and the Roman Empire, as well as the struggles against the Ottoman Empire. The city was a stunning metropolis whose wonderful 18th and 19th-century architecture was badly damaged during the Second World War, but can still be enjoyed in several streets and avenues around the Old Town.

To have the best start in the city, join an Essential Free Tour around the Old Town. Most 2-2.5 hour walks depart from several locations next to Dambovita River. During these walks you will have the chance to visit:

  • The Palace of the Parliament, the second-largest administrative building in the world!
  • 16th-century Saint Anthony’s Church, the oldest religious building in the city and a pilgrimage destination for travelers all around the world.
  • The Capitoline Wolf in the Roman Square, an important symbol telling the legend of how the Romanian people were formed.
  • The awe-inspiring arabesques decorating the facade of Stavropoleos Church.

After getting your bearings around the Old Town and learning about the ancient history of Romania, we recommend joining another Free Tour to discover how the Communist regime came to change modern Bucharest.

In a Free Communism in Bucharest Tour, you will visit Revolution Square and understand how the Romanian monarchy succumbed to the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceaușescu. You will also listen to your guide telling shocking stories about the anti-government uprisings which put the terrible regime to an end in 1989. 

Finally, Bucharest is synonymous with many spooky legends and myths. In fact, Romania’s capital is the perfect starting point for your trip to the charming city of Brasov, and to the abode of famous Vlad Tepes, the real-life, bloodthirsty prince behind infamous Count Dracula. Bran Castle, otherwise known as Dracula’s Castle, is a prominent Gothic style fortress sitting on the border between the regions of Transylvania and Wallachia. The castle is now a museum that can be visited by tourists and locals alike.

More Free Tours in Bucharest

Joining a walking tour is the most entertaining way to see the city. Not only will the guides take you to the main sights and tell you about their history, but also keep you entertained and engaged throughout the walk.

Kings and Dictators of Bucharest Free Walking Tour

Are you a history lover? Discover the battles, conquests and wars of Bucharest’s past on a tour around the most representative landmarks in the old city. Find the link between Romania and the Roman empire and learn about the modern developments of a fascinating civilization in this essential tour. A complete history lesson through 600 years of history in just 2.5 hours!

Old Town Legends & Stories Free Tour

Medieval history is often filled with violence and bloodshed, and of course Bucharest was no different. Brave warriors and mad rulers seized power and were overthrown in the ancient county of Wallachia from ancient to modern times. On this interesting free tour you will discover important historical facts and legends of Bucharest on a 2.5-hour walk around important monuments.

What is a Free Tour?

Free Tours are walks provided by passionate local guides without requesting any upfront payments. They allow every traveler, no matter their budget, to experience and enjoy what a place has to offer. 

Who takes Free Tours?

Free Tours guests are travelers of all ages and backgrounds seeking to enjoy authentic experiences. Independent tourists usually book Free Tours because they are looking for special activities, where they can learn historical facts, but also get an overview about the local culture, environment, and people.

Are Free Tours really Free?

Yes. Free Tours run on a “Pay-What-It’s-Worth” basis, so they are completely free unless you decide to make a contribution according to how much you enjoyed the experience. Guides appreciate receiving tips of any amounts at the end of the tour, but it’s completely voluntary to do so.

Do I have to book my Free Tour?

Yes. It’s mandatory to make a booking to ensure group sizes remain manageable and Guides can provide a better experience for all guests. Making a booking is absolutely free and it will take you less than one minute!