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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.

But 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.

Free self-guided tour in Bucharest

We developed a free self-guided walking tour in Bucharest that truly is free. 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 in the University square. You can get there by bus or by metro (the Universitate station). The itinerary will show you the main attractions in the old town of Bucharest and tell you their story, as a real guide would do.

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. If not, at the end of the tour you will know some important details and facts about the capital of Romania and its history. And maybe you will understand it better.

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The tour ends in the old town, so you can remain there for a drink or for a meal. During this walk, you will need to enter some buildings. They are not open 24 hours, so it is recommended to start the tour after 11 am and end it before 7 pm to be sure you will have access there.

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: University Square

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

Route length: about 2.5 km

Route duration: 1.5 hours

Schedule: The tour can be done every day between 11:00 and 19:00 (11 a.m-7 p.m).  If you go through it outside these hours you will not find open all the attractions included in the tour.

You need: a mobile phone with internet access

How does it work?

The tour is organized as a treasure hunt, guided by your phone. Got o the starting point once you are ready and access the link below. Read and follow the instructions to reach the first attractions. Once there, you will need to solve a riddle or find a clue connected to that attraction. When you have the answer type it with the first capital letter on your phone and check if it is correct. If you need it, you can ask for help to solve the task or even ask to see the correct answer.

After you find the correct answer and type it in the answer field click next to read the story of that attraction. This way, you will get interesting details and stories about the places you find on the itinerary. When you have finished reading, clink next to get the instructions that will take you to the next attraction.

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 (Universitate square) and access the button 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 the kilometre 0 in Bucharest and you will discover the story of the first Romanian double spy. 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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