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Free Walking Tour Bucharest

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Free Bucharest Walking Tour

Welcome everyone! Walkabout Free Tours means a team of licensed guides happy to share with you their love for Bucharest, a city full of contrasts that you will remember!

We started to share our love for stories in 2009, being the first free tours in Romania. It’s being a great ride and thanks to our guests support, our NGO organised a lot of free events and tours for locals too. 

We offer daily two free tours. In different occasions we run seasonal thematic trails or charity tours where you have the chance to support local causes. 

The “Story of Bucharest” is your best introduction to the city connecting dots to the full context of Romanian history. We cover the main sights starting with the largest one – the Palace of Parliament. We stroll in the cobbled streets of the old town visiting the oldest church, Manuc’s Inn, Stavropoleos Monastery, Caru cu Bere beer house, Lipscani street, CEC Palace, University Square and many other hidden stories about the heart of the city. This tour is available in weekends in Spanish too.

“From Monarchy to Communism” is our second trail getting out of the pedestrian old town on the most elegant boulevard of the capital – Calea Victoriei. This itinerary is a “zoom in” in the most interesting century of the city:  flourishing with the first king arrival, bombed in the World Wars and facing churches, French palaces and communist institutions. You will meet our four kings and their struggles in the WWs, in love and finally in the forced exile. We will imagine the fancy life back then as we walk by the Royal Palace, the Romanian Atheneum, Cismigiu Garden or secret passages. 

Local tips and insights will spice up your experience in Bucharest with fun and emotion, making it a holiday to remember!

Pictures from our walks

Bucharest city tour
Bucharest city tour

Walkabout Bucharest Team
Walkabout Bucharest Team

Our guides
Our guides

Stavropoleos
Stavropoleos

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+04 0743155367
+04 0743155367

What visitors think about Free Bucharest Walking Tour?

Bucarest Tour - Perfect Morning
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about Romanian and European history, politics & societal aspects and her passion for Romanian heritage, history and contemporary era make conversations and this tour an amazing opportunity to learn, understand better & see with locals' eyes thr city of Bucarest. We are Romanians and we definitely learn new things, too, thanks to her. She also gifted us with extra discounts in restaurants and coffee shops in town & depending on our food/drinks preferences she was able to share addresses that are authentic and still unknown by the general touristic paths - simply perfect! Roxana
Elena nailed it!
The best free walking tour I’ve been on (from a veteran)! Elena was our guide and she made the tour so interactive with audience participation helping to foster a great atmosphere. Elena was consistently funny and always looked to add a personal touch to the stories. She also did well to always find us shelter in the rain. Couldn’t recommend highly enough! George F
Brilliant, funny and informative walking tour with Elena!
I did the Story of Bucharest walking tour with Elena and it was wonderful. She is so funny, engaging and knowledgeable and her personal stories of life during the height of communism really made it relatable. The walk was long enough that I felt I learnt a lot while being able to get a sense of the size and layout of the city, which helped a lot when I went to explore after. Elena also pointed out a lot of places of interest which I went back to visit on my own as well which was great. Thanks Elena, and thanks Walkabout for these awesome free tours! Lucinda
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Frequently asked questions about the tour

How do I find the free tour guide?

Our guides will have a Walkabout free tours sign with them and something orange: a hat, an umbrella, or a T-shirt. Just look for orange and a smiling face.

Who are the guides?

In our tours you will always be guided by true locals and professionals – licensed guides of Bucharest. They have various backgrounds and passions so their personal touch about the city and their life experiences is authentic. For some guiding comes next to student life but most of our team are doing this as their main activity.

How do your tours happen safely during Covid times?

During this time we respect all the WHO and Romanian authorities. According with the recommendations, we provide and request all the information needed from and to our guests so that everyone is prepared with protection equipment, social distancing and contact data for tracking in case of any infection. Our guides are also wearing masks, caring disinfectant for everyone and encouraging a responsible walk.

How come these tours are free?

We are an independent non-profit organization, without support from sponsors or local authorities, and our aim is to make tours accessible for everyone and to contribute to transforming Bucharest into a real touristic capital. That is why our tours are hassle free and we encourage people to contribute or donate pending on how much they liked the tour, how much they afford or if they feel they want to contribute to local charities or projects. You are free to join us and to decide if and how you would like to support us.

Are your tours suitable for disabled persons and small children?

Our trails are lasting about 2-2.5 hours walking and we welcome everyone! Except for some taller curbs in few places, there is no problem. Our guides will always adapt the trail and pay attention so that wheel chairs or baby strollers to pass that easily. We have some sitting places during the tour and normally we include a coffee/refreshments break so everyone gets their energy level up even is the weather might be in some days challenging.

Are we visiting some monuments during the tour?

Being a free tour we can not include tickets for visiting some monuments, but we will talk about it from the outside, give you some hints on what to pay attention when you visit and how to reserve your spot, get a discounted price or even free tickets in some special days. Also, there are some beautiful places we include in the tour or encourage you to visit on your own later that are free to visit, like most of the old churches, one of the best library in the world or art galleries.

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