Guided tour

Bucharest: 2.5-Hour Pantelimon District Tour

Activity provider: Open Doors Travel

Bucharest: 2.5-Hour Pantelimon District Tour

Activity provider: Open Doors Travel

From US$ 30.69 per person

Explore Bucharest & the real life of its locals on a 2.5-hour tour of the Pantelimon District. Walk on a non-touristy trail to see what a dormitory neighborhood looks like today.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Experience the authentic Bucharest way of life in Pantelimon
  • Admire the city from a panoramic platform on a former industrial water tower
  • See how former industry and communism buildings are facing present city development
  • Visit Marcuta Monastery, one of the oldest in Bucharest hidden in wild natural environment
  • Admire the largest graffiti in South-Eastern Europe painted entirely on roofs
Full description
Where did the Communist industry of Bucharest disappear? How are the city and its people changing with the times? Find out all this and more on a tour of the Pantelimon District. Find the beauty in the otherwise busy capital city of Bucharest with the trained eye of a local guide. Explore Pantelimon, one of the dormitory neighborhoods of Bucharest, designed by the communists as a place for sleeping when you’re not working. See the huge apartment blocks and understand how the entire place was connected to one of the city's largest industrial areas. Uncover plenty of surprises waiting for you, such as the parks dotted with communist symbols, a Medieval Monastery, and a wild natural wetland. After grabbing a local snack, see how the old industrial area is reinventing. From the height of a former water tower, admire some great pieces of street art, completely made on roofs and visible just from bird's-eye level. Go through the industrial history of the area. On the way, discuss more of communism, the famous Nicolae Ceausescu and his big plans and ideas. Get the best ideas to enjoy Bucharest your own way before concluding the activity.
  • 2.5-hour private walking tour
  • Local guide
  • Entrance fees to Marcuta monastery
  • Entrance to the water tower panorama platform
  • Local snacks
  • Transportation
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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Meeting point

Meet at the exit of Costin Georgian Subway Stop. That's about 20 minutes on the direct line (yellow) from Piata Uniri to Republica or Pantelimon

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The meeting point is off the city center, so please allow about 30 min to get there. The easiest way to reach is by subway (tickets not included)
  • There are around 200 steps to get to the viewing platform (and no elevator)
Customer reviews

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I wanted to get a glimpse of life in Bucharest outside of the old town. The city is huge so booking this tour was absolutely worth it. Elena, the guide, was very nice and knowledgeable, she made me feel at ease and I had a lovely morning with her. I would recommend anyone visiting Bucharest to go on this tour!

March 26, 2022

discover the real bucarest where people live! wonderful!

November 7, 2021


If you intend to travel off the beaten path while learning more about ordinary life in Romania's capital, this tour is definitely a good choice for you.

October 3, 2021


Product ID: 401204