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A free self guided walking tour in Bucharest perfect for you

There are several free walking tours in Bucharest and many of them have excellent reviews. These are guided tours and that means that a person will be your guide and will show you the main attractions in the city. They are organized at a certain hour and the guide will greet you at the meeting point.

The only thing with these free guided tours in Bucharest is that they are not completely free. And that happens all over the world not just in Bucharest. All the main cities in the world offer free walking tours. Bucharest is just one of them.

Since a person offers his time and knowledge, he expects something in return. Yes, the tours are advertised as free, but the practice is that you pay something at the end. Sure, this is not mandatory. Many people just say bye and walk away. But if you prefer a guided tour and don’t want to pay too much for it, this is a great solution.

Do you prefer a tour with guide in Bucharest? Try these options:

Bucharest city tour one day long

From 99  /person
Do you have a whole day to discover Bucharest? Spend it wisely! Bucharest city tour offers you the opportunity to see the main objectives in town, to hear their stories and to visit the most important of them. At midday, we will stop for lunch in a cosy restaurant. At the end of it, you will realize that you want to stay longer than a day. Check below the detailed itinerary for one day in Bucharest. Or you can try one of our shorter tours in Bucharest.

Bucharest Ghost tour – Haunted places in Bucharest

From 79  /person
Romania is well known for its dark legends because it’s the country of Dracula after all! Bucharest, its capital, looks like a quiet city, but it has also its secrets and its creepy stories. Amazing ghost tales and urban legends will be whispered and hidden places will be explored, all in one-half day Bucharest ghost tour!

Bucharest Walking Tour

From 65  /person
Is this your first time in Bucharest and do you need a city preview? So many places to see and you don’t know which one to visit? Is it not your first time and you want to see  Bucharest’s main attractions again? Then we have a special tour for you! A guided sightseeing tour of Bucharest will help you reach all the main places. Afterwards, you can decide which one deserves your time for a visit. 4 hours are enough to see that Bucharest is not at all a grey city! Do you have a whole day to spend in Bucharest? Choose one of our Bucharest guided tours. We start the Bucharest walking tour in Unirii square and we go by car to see the main attractions in Bucharest: Universitate square, Victoriei square, the Triumph Arch. Coming back on Victoriei street, the most famous boulevard in Bucharest, we will see the Romanian Atheneum, a beautiful concert hall that you can visit afterwards, the Royal palace, CEC palace and other important buildings from the capital of Romanian. The second part of the tour includes a guided walk on the narrow streets in the old town, followed by a stop in front of the second-largest building in the world, the Parliament Palace. So, are you ready to get to know Bucharest?

Free self-guided tour in Bucharest

We developed a free self-guided walking tour in Bucharest. That means that you will not interact with a person, so nobody expects anything. The other main advantage of this tour is that you can do it whenever you want, in your own rhythm. You don’t have to start it at a certain hour and you can stop on the way for as long as you want.  Also, if you want to visit some of the attractions on the way, you can do this.

Details about the free walking tour in Bucharest

Bucharest walking tourThe tour starts at the Romanian Atheneum. You can get there by bus or by metro (the Romana station). The itinerary will show you the main attractions in the old town of Bucharest.

The route has around 2.5 kilometres. If you don’t stop at all it will take you around 1.5 hours. But once you reach a certain attraction it is recommended to go inside and visit it. If you have enough time, this is the best way to get to know Bucharest.

Read also: Best museums to visit in Bucharest

The tour ends at the University Square, close to the old town so you can remain there for a drink or for a meal.

An important detail is that this self-guided tour is made with the help of your phone. That is why you will need a charged phone with Internet access.

Here are the main details you should know before starting the tour:

Starting point: Romanian Atheneum

How to get there: subway to Romana station; buses, trolleys.

Route length: about 2.5 km

Route duration: 1.5 hours

Schedule: The tour can be done every day

You need: a mobile phone with internet access

How does it work?

Access the map and follow the walking indications. You will be guided by your phone. Go to the starting point once you are ready and access the map below.

How to book this Bucharest free tour?

There is no need to make a booking. When you want to discover Bucharest on your own, just go to the starting point and access the map below:

Make sure your phone is charged and you have an Internet connection. Then go and have fun!

What will you see during this Bucharest self-guided tour?

Bucharest self guided tourThe tour includes some of the main attractions in the old town. During it, you will visit the most beautiful bookstore in Bucharest: Carturesti Carusel and a magic church hidden in the old town, Stavropoleos. You will see where is Umbrella passage and the Manuc inn. Old inns, amazing palaces and great stories of the Romanian capital will be revealed to you. Just be ready to enjoy them!

This free self-guided tour of Bucharest was created for all the tourists who want to explore Bucharest on their own in a free and fun way. It is strictly forbidden to copy it or to use it for commercial purposes.

And if you liked it, don’t forget that you can always extend your stay in Bucharest with some day trips or even a longer tour in Romania.

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