Guided tour

Bucharest: 2.5-Hour Pantelimon District Tour

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Activity provider: Open Doors Travel
Guided tour

Bucharest: 2.5-Hour Pantelimon District Tour

Activity provider: Open Doors Travel

From US$ 31.63 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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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
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  • People with mobility impairments

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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)
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March 24, 2023

Thank you very much for my great hostess! She was very nice and told me a lot about the area as well as about the Ceausescu period and also about Romania & Bukarest today. Really informative tour and it was great to see other places than the city centre. Even the didn’t matter

August 15, 2022


I recommend my guide Elena. She knows all the secret places and stories about all day life in Romania today and in the past. Her tour is really entertaining and exciting.

July 16, 2022


Product ID: 401204