Bohemian Bucharest: Markets & Mahallas Small Group Tour
- Small group
- Duration: 5.5 hours
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We booked our tour knowing very little about Bucharest. We are so thrilled with the entire experience which included Mircea and Alex (our guides) sharing a delicious Romanian Beer in a very cool bar, touring us around Mahallas and treating us to the best Mici in town. The down to earth vibe and level of knowledge and passion they both had for the city was contagious. Though we were walking mostly through ice and snow, we truly enjoyed the time together and overall experience. We will certainly book future tours with them and are already planning a trip back to Bucharest in warmer weather to do other tours/exploration.
This tour packs so much value into its itinerary: friendly, knowledgeable guides with a passion for their city and its culture; an incredible hotchpotch of old/ancient buildings and churches down mazelike alleys; aging mansions converted to cosy cultural centre bistros, that only locals could find; rides on Communist-era trams; a visit to a huge local produce market, with free samples galore; an unbelievable Communist-era department store and a foodies' delight of Romanian specialties, beers and more! This is exceptional value for money.
We enjoyed our tour learning the history of the city and visiting off the beaten trail places. The food we sampled was good, but we would have liked to have had some hot foods to sample, as well as the cheeses and cold meats.
Our guide, Dana, could not have been better. She gave us the excellent historical, architectural and culinary insight into Bucharest and Romania. She also made the tour fun! I cant recommend her highly enough.