Hidden Gems of Bucharest: Accompanied by our professional guides venture into the old neighborhoods of Bucharest where you will discover the history, the architecture and charm of places that most locals don’t even know exist.
The evolution of Bucharest shared many aspects with towns in the Ottoman Empire. One of these shared aspects was the division by Mahallas. Mahallas were small quarters of the town which arose around a religious building and which were often inhabited by a homogeneous community of people belonging to the same ethnic, social or religious groups.
As the town grew, mahallas fused with each other giving birth to wider neighborhoods that suffered through waves of modernization, earthquakes, wars and Ceausescu's demolition projects. This was the fate of neighborhoods like the Armenian Quarter, Mantuleasa, the Old Jewish Quarter & Batistei. Discover and learn about all the mixtures of architecture, cultures and cuisines. This tour includes: quaint neighborhoods full of history/landmark or strange buildings/belle époque and modernist architecture/the most romantic hang out places available in the city/the oldest house in Bucharest/art galleries and trendy local shops.
To top it all off, we have also included is some leisure time in Bucharest’s most beautiful summer gardens, in true balcanic style.
Meeting/pick-up point: Intercontinental Hotel.
Duration: 3 hours.
Start/opening time: At 10am.
End/closing time: At 1pm.
Others: When booking, please inform the travel agent about your phone number, so that the local guide can contact you in case of need. Please be advised that in case you are late, the guide will wait a maximum of 15 minutes. In case of bad weather conditions, if the guide decides that the tour cannot be done, the client can reschedule the tour the following day.