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Night Walkers Bucharest - The Hip Side
We will start our tour at the meeting point, where we will get to know each other and share more details about our experience and the flow of our night (free snacks from us). First, we will take a short and authentic tram ride to get more into a local mood. Enjoy a cocktail with a story at the best mixology bar in Romania in our opinion, and let their bartenders share the basics “how to’s of drinking” (20% discount for all drinks and bar treats included). A scenic night walk to our next venue passing by the most important landmark in Bucharest by night. Stop over for a short photo session and history lesson. Dinner & drinks with a view over Bucharest by night at a design awarded rooftop restaurant & sky bar, with reasonable prices (10% discount on everything that you order just for being with us) Moving forward to a hidden cocktail speak easy bar inspired from the prohibition times. Access only by password ;) Party at one of the best and active alternative clubs (in our opinion) – bar treats and entrance included The night is short, but Bucharest never sleeps. In case of need we have other hip places in mind. Let us surprise you! Other things to note: There are also options of non-alcoholic drinks. The restaurants have vegetarian and gluten free food options. There will be an approximately 30-35 min walk between venues ( 3,5 km / 2.2 miles). ID is required.
Experience the Communist Dictatorship
In this 3-hour journey, you will learn about the major landmarks and events in the Communist history of Bucharest, the violent beginnings of the Communist regime, the nationalization and forced demolition of thousands of houses, the People's House (currently, the Palace of the Parliament), dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his megalomania, and the bloody anti-Communist revolution of 1989. The experience tells the story of the conflict between two worlds -- a brutalized Bucharest under the Communist regime, and the peaceful and prosperous Bucharest of the interwar period. You will learn about why Bucharest is such a striking mix of very different architectural styles, how each regime has left its mark on the city, how the city looked, and what its inhabitants went through in their daily lives under Communism. You will re-live the emotions of the anti-Communist Revolution and the fall of the Iron Curtain. We'll explore: > Historic Cosbuc and Uranus neighborhoods > Antim Monastery, the Nuns' Convent > The Palace of the Parliament > The former Boulevard of the Victory of Socialism > Former headquarters of Securitate > Revolution Square. Great for groups, as well as for individual travelers.
Bohemian quarters, food & market tour
Ours will be a cultural excursion set around good food, and architecture — just as any food tour should be! I will first introduce you to two of my favorite neighborhoods: The Armenian Quarter and the Jewish Quarter. This area simply screams Bucharest with its multi-cultural history, amazing hidden gardens, and 19th century eclectic architecture. We'll make several stops on the way, including an achingly cool ruin bar for a Romanian platter with a story to tell. We may suggest some great Romanian Craft beer for you to get alongside this spread or traditional appetizers. And because the best way to know a city is through the belly, we'll hop on a vintage tram and journey to the city's liveliest market: Obor. Well hidden inside a brutal communist neighborhood, surrounded by utopian blocks of flats, this very old market truly feeds the soul and gut of Bucharest. Someone told me once that beer makes history better, that's why we'll start our exploring at the nice people of Terasa Obor to get a few tasty and very famous "mici"- Romania's proud meaty contribution to the world of mouthwatering street-food. Vegetarians will not be disappointed either as local cheeses and fresh vegetables will complete this rustic feast. Other things to note Please let me know of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking. Check up on the meeting point before the tour, or else write or call and please be on time. Don't hold back with your questions:)
Bucharest Dark History & Cemetery Tour
Come on over to the dark side...of Bucharest. Travel back in time through stories of a turbulent past and explore the less savory aspects of its history, from the bloody battles fought between Vlad the Impaler and the Ottoman Empire in the Middle Ages, to the "Little Paris" era of the early 20th century, and on to Communist times, undoubtedly one of Romania's darkest chapters. Visit the oldest cemetery in town, a beautiful final resting place with an eclectic collection of funeral monuments ranging from astoundingly beautiful to bewildering, and hear stories that will make your heart melt and your hair curl. Explore a former luxury brothel famous during the golden age of 'Little Paris', and hear stories of famous courtesans who stole the hearts of kings. Find out about our own 'Jack the Ripper', dubbed the 'Vampire of Bucharest', who had a penchant for blonde waitresses and terrorized the city in the early 70s. Finish the adventure in the Revolution Square and learn about the hardships of daily life under one of Eastern Europe's most brutal totalitarian regimes, as well as the struggle of the Romanian people to free themselves from oppression through the Revolution of 1989. Other things to note Not recommended for children aged 16 and under
Bicycle Sightseeing in Bucharest
We meet close to Herastrau Park, in the Press House Square parking. It is a good point to fit our bikes, have a short presentation and start riding. We are visiting Herastrau - the largest garden of the city, then we head south along Victoria Boulevard. We will stop at the Arch of the Triumph, Victoria Square, Revolution Square, Romanian Athaeneum and University Square. Each site has its story and you can take photos. We will continue our trip to the old city center and have a drink on a terrace. Then we are coming back to the starting point, visiting other sites of the city. As we are flexible, we can organize pick up and starting point at your hotel or in another suitable place in the city. Other things to note: Be sure you know how to ride a bicycle. Bring your smile and ask lot of questions, I would be happy to answer.

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Bucharest Pub Crawl in the Old Town area
A great way of diving into the local nightlife of Bucharest is by joining the most popular Pub Crawl in the Old Town area. We'll visit four unique venues each Saturday, in the Old Town area, with a crescendo-planned tour. A local experience that promises to be both fun and insightful, off the beaten touristic path. Starting in a social bar or pub where the guests can meet each other, continuing to a fancy social venue, moving to a buzzing party venue and ending in a big club, the group will have a broad view of the local nightlife by the end of the night. During the tour, we may experience karaoke singing, live bands, social games, special DJ sets and even special events for holidays. Each pub crawl promises tasty shots included in the package, booked tables, interactive guiding, photos and hints for enjoying Bucharest to its most. A must-try activity for solo travelers, couples and small group of friends. Surprises may be provided for birthdays or pre-wedding celebrations.
Life in Communism
During this 3 hours walking tour on the streets of Bucharest, you will see how the years Romania spent under the Communist regime changed its architecture, its people and most importantly, its present. We will go through all the major changes Communism brought to this country and to this city, including but not limited to: nationalization, Secret Police, demolitions, etc. We will see around 15 objectives, each of them marking a specific moment/change during the Communist regime timeline. We will end the tour in the Revolution Square. This tour is great for groups and teams!
A day out skiing on the slopes in the woods in Predeal
I'm taking out for a day to ski in the mountains! We leave Bucharest at 7:45 and about 2 hours later we'll be already on the ski slope in our lovely resort, Predeal! As soon as we arrive in Predeal we go to the slope and get you some skis, boots and the rest of the equipment. We go get our ski passes and we start our mountain adventure. To start with, for the first hour on the slope we do some exercises to improve technique and have some fun (level 3 or 4 skiers will get challenges). After that we let slips of paper with the names of the slopes decide which slope we explore next. We have a beautiful mountain (1495m on top) and no less than 6 slopes and 8 ways to go down the mountain ranging from blue slopes to black ones and we can use a ski lift and a chair lift to go back up. I'll take you on the less known and fun slopes in the woods too ;) I'll be immortalizing our fun and I'll send it to you to have a memory from lovely Clabucet. There's also one glass of Mulled Wine/ Tea on me when you feel the need for something hot. A little before 15:00 we'll do our final descent, take the ski equipment back and head to the train station. We'll get on the train and come back to Bucharest and arrive at 17:21.
Night Walkers Bucharest - The Hip Side
We will start our tour at the meeting point, where we will get to know each other and share more details about our experience and the flow of our night (free snacks from us). First, we will take a short and authentic tram ride to get more into a local mood. Enjoy a cocktail with a story at the best mixology bar in Romania in our opinion, and let their bartenders share the basics “how to’s of drinking” (20% discount for all drinks and bar treats included). A scenic night walk to our next venue passing by the most important landmark in Bucharest by night. Stop over for a short photo session and history lesson. Dinner & drinks with a view over Bucharest by night at a design awarded rooftop restaurant & sky bar, with reasonable prices (10% discount on everything that you order just for being with us) Moving forward to a hidden cocktail speak easy bar inspired from the prohibition times. Access only by password ;) Party at one of the best and active alternative clubs (in our opinion) – bar treats and entrance included The night is short, but Bucharest never sleeps. In case of need we have other hip places in mind. Let us surprise you! Other things to note: There are also options of non-alcoholic drinks. The restaurants have vegetarian and gluten free food options. There will be an approximately 30-35 min walk between venues ( 3,5 km / 2.2 miles). ID is required.
Eat Like a Local, Food & Sightseeing Tour
/!\ If you want to book in a specific day, please do reach out for availability - I’m flexible. /!\ Available for private, personalised & big group tours. Min 2 pers. are required in order to keep the tour - please contact in advance for 1 pers bookings. Do you want to discover the most hidden food places where locals are going to eat? Join me on this delicious tour to discover the traditional flavors of Romania by going to the places where most of the locals eat (some of them are hidden gems)! You will have the chance to taste directly from the best places in town: traditional borsch (aka ciorba), skinless sausages (aka mici), amazing pastry, doughnuts, and a lot of mouth-watering sweets. Between the food places, we will stop and discuss about some of the most important landmarks/areas in Bucharest: Palace of Parliament, Old City, National Museum of Art, Regal Palace, Renaissance Memorial, Victory Avenue & more. As this is a food tasting & sightseeing tour, we will spend up to 3.5h walking & eating - so bring comfortable shoes together with an empty belly! Please be aware that the tour does NOT INCLUDE the food costs, I prefer to let you choose what you want to eat and avoid coming with something standard (food costs estimate ~15€). A bottle of water + 2 snacks are included. At the end, you will receive as a bonus, a list of my top preferred food places in Bucharest.
Atv Experience
If you're looking for a thrilling way to explore the rugged wilderness of Arges County, an ATV ride is the perfect choice. Our ATVs are top-of-the-line, powerful machines that can tackle any terrain. From rocky mountains to dense forests, our ATVs can handle it all. One of the best things about ATV riding in Arges County is the diverse range of landscapes you'll encounter. The county is home to some of the most stunning mountain ranges in the country, and our ATV rides will take you through them all. From the rugged peaks of the Fagaras Mountains to the lush valleys of the Piatra Craiului Mountains, you'll experience some of the most breathtaking views in the world. But it's not just the mountains that make Arges County a great place for ATV riding. The county is also home to dense forests, rolling hills, and wide-open meadows. These diverse landscapes offer a variety of riding experiences, from challenging technical trails to more leisurely scenic rides. If you're new to ATV riding, don't worry. Our experienced guides will provide you with all the training and instruction you need to feel confident and safe on the trails.
Transylvanian Castles & Brasov in One Day
Bună ziua tuturor, Info ➕4️⃣0️⃣7️⃣4️⃣3️⃣5️⃣3️⃣5️⃣1️⃣5️⃣1️⃣ ✅ Vă ofer o excursie originală de o zi în Transilvania, castelele sale istorice și uimitorul oraș Brașov. ✅ Preluarea de la hotelul, hostelul sau cazarea ta situată central. 1️⃣Castelul de basm Peleș din orasul Sinaia, inconjurat de natura, in padurile Romaniei,prima reședință de vară a regilor români, a devenit una dintre putinele cladiri din lume care avea incalzire centrala, electricitate, telefon, telegraf, canalizare, apa curenta in bai. 2️⃣Vizitează Castelul medieval Bran (Castelul Dracula) este o fortăreață îngustă cu acoperișuri de țiglă ridicată în secolul al XIV-lea,situată nu departe de orașul Brașov din România. Acesta comandă dealul verde de la marginea Carpaților Mici, o gamă secundară a marilor lanțuri care traversează România. Castelul Bran a fost construit în secolul al XIV-lea, o fortăreață pentru a proteja sătenii și proprietarii câmpiilor de dincolo de Munții Bucegi, deși este cel mai renumit pentru faptul că este locația faimosului Dracula. 3️⃣Explorează orașul medieval Brașov, vizitează cea mai impresionantă catedrală gotică din România - Biserica Neagră și strada Sforii (cea mai îngustă stradă din Europa). ✅Prânz opțional în Brașov, mâncare și băuturi tradiționale românești, ✅ Telecabină opțională - 20 lei 2 sensuri Vedere a orașului Brașov . ️ ‼️Taxele de intrare nu sunt incluse, cost total este de 15 euro/adult.
Experience the Communist Dictatorship
In this 3-hour journey, you will learn about the major landmarks and events in the Communist history of Bucharest, the violent beginnings of the Communist regime, the nationalization and forced demolition of thousands of houses, the People's House (currently, the Palace of the Parliament), dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his megalomania, and the bloody anti-Communist revolution of 1989. The experience tells the story of the conflict between two worlds -- a brutalized Bucharest under the Communist regime, and the peaceful and prosperous Bucharest of the interwar period. You will learn about why Bucharest is such a striking mix of very different architectural styles, how each regime has left its mark on the city, how the city looked, and what its inhabitants went through in their daily lives under Communism. You will re-live the emotions of the anti-Communist Revolution and the fall of the Iron Curtain. We'll explore: > Historic Cosbuc and Uranus neighborhoods > Antim Monastery, the Nuns' Convent > The Palace of the Parliament > The former Boulevard of the Victory of Socialism > Former headquarters of Securitate > Revolution Square. Great for groups, as well as for individual travelers.
Peles&Bran Castles&Brasov daytrip
1. Pickup from your centrally located hotel, hostel, or accommodation, then set off to explore the historic castles of Transylvania in the medieval city of Brașov. First, you'll see the beautiful castle of Peles in Sinaia, the residence of Romanian kings, with a beautiful architecture. 2.Bran Castle(Dracula Castle) is a slender stronghold with tile roofs erected in the 14th century,located not far from the city of Brasov in Romania. It commands the green hillson the edge of the Little Carpathians, a sub range of the great chain arcing across Romania. The Bran castle was built in the 14th century, a stronghold to protect the villagers and landowners of the plains beyond the Bucegi Mountains, although is most famous for being the location of the famous vampire, Dracula. 3. Brasov, located in Transylvania region, is one of the best cities to visit when traveling to Romania. It is the perfect mix between nature, medieval tourist attractions and relaxation opportunities. Here, you can have your own free time for walking, having dinner or buying souvenirs. **** Usually, there is a minimum number of 2 people required for the tour to operate, or book private tour if 1 person interested. For more info, use +40735.356.156 /whatsp Entry tickets and lunck is not included
LiBEARty Bear Sanctuary and Bran Castle in One Day Trip
Escape the hustle and bustle of Bucharest and spend the day exploring Transylvania during this full-day tour. Head to the city of Zarnesti to visit the Libearty Bear Sanctuary, home to almost 90 rescued brown bears. From 2008 this wild place is occasionally visited but under some strict rules meant to reintegrate the bears in their natural habitat and not to disturb them. Most of the bears in the Sanctuary were rescued from many countries from the most miserable and small cages where they were used as a form of entertainment for tourist attractions. Then head to Bran Castle, also known as Dracula Castle, to learn about the history and legends of the area before driving past the Carpathian Mountains back to Bucharest. Surrounded by towers and ramparts, is a truly stunning castle, especially against the beautiful background dominated by the Carpathian Mountains. You will have at least one hour for every place and you’ll learn from your certified guide about the extraordinary history of this land .In the middle of the day we will head to a local restaurant for a traditional Romanian lunch. Other things to note: Pick -up and Drop-off included; Children under 5 years old are not allow at the Bear Sanctuary.
Bohemian quarters, food & market tour
Ours will be a cultural excursion set around good food, and architecture — just as any food tour should be! I will first introduce you to two of my favorite neighborhoods: The Armenian Quarter and the Jewish Quarter. This area simply screams Bucharest with its multi-cultural history, amazing hidden gardens, and 19th century eclectic architecture. We'll make several stops on the way, including an achingly cool ruin bar for a Romanian platter with a story to tell. We may suggest some great Romanian Craft beer for you to get alongside this spread or traditional appetizers. And because the best way to know a city is through the belly, we'll hop on a vintage tram and journey to the city's liveliest market: Obor. Well hidden inside a brutal communist neighborhood, surrounded by utopian blocks of flats, this very old market truly feeds the soul and gut of Bucharest. Someone told me once that beer makes history better, that's why we'll start our exploring at the nice people of Terasa Obor to get a few tasty and very famous "mici"- Romania's proud meaty contribution to the world of mouthwatering street-food. Vegetarians will not be disappointed either as local cheeses and fresh vegetables will complete this rustic feast. Other things to note Please let me know of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking. Check up on the meeting point before the tour, or else write or call and please be on time. Don't hold back with your questions:)
Bucharest Urbex Tour
This is a full day guided road trip, where we will visit several abandoned and forsaken buildings and structures in Bucharest city. Thanks to local knowledge (www.reptilianul.ro) and years of urban photography experience you will have the chance to see and photograph several abandoned locations, where "normal" tourists would never end up! Discover the real Romania through our decaying communist heritage and learn about our history through the prism of urban exploration.
Cooking traditional dishes with locals
We will cook together a delicious 3 course meal, while sharing stories about Romania & our lifestyle. After cooking, we will enjoy the meal together and spend some quality time, serving a good Romanian wine and more stories about our countries. Food we will enjoy: - a nice starter, consisting of 2 types of Romanian cheese, cooked vegetables (zacusca), homemade bread & eggplant salad -Delicious vegetarian dish- local products only - main course: one of the most famous Romanian dishes – mouth-watering Sarmale (pork cabbage rolls) served with polenta and sour cream - traditional dessert: Poale in brau (buns filled with sweet cheese ) As drinks, we will serve good Romanian wines and bottled water. At the end of the meal, you will receive the recipes for all the dishes we served, in case you want to recreate them at home. During the meal, feel free to ask any questions you have. We are happy to share any information about our culture, traditions, and interesting places to visit in the city. Other things to note Please note that we have pets at home ( cats and dog). If you have any allergy, please keep this in mind and let us know in advance.
Wine Route by Bicycle near Bucharest
08.30 - we meet in Bucharest - Press House Square - and transfer to the winery area (1.5 hours driving) 10.30 - cycling trip through the vines, along the wine routes of „Big Hill” region Visit of a local church, an open air sculpture museum and other local places. We will adjust the route according with participants' experience and potential. The routes are steep, so you need minimum experience of using a bicycle. Option 1: Easy 10 km asphalt route with very low traffic Option 2: Average 30 km on mix - gravel and asphalt - with no traffic 13.00 – visit of a premium cellar and wine tasting 15.00 - transfer to Bucharest Important notice about the safety of the trip: By booking the tour, you confirm you know how to ride a bicycle and you will agree with all the conditions and rules communicated by the guide. As we are riding on public routes, we must respect the traffic rules. The helmet is mandatory and suitable equipment is highly recommended. We are experienced guides with all required certifications, and we are respecting all the official rules for your health and protection.
Highlights of Bucharest Tour and Photo-Walk
This experience consists of a personalized (walking) photographic tour of Bucharest during which not only will I be showing you some of the most important and photogenic attractions the city has to offer, but I will as well help you capture it - one Instagrammable image/video at a time. Bucharest is a place full of beauty, history, great design, communist architecture and so much more; all this makes it an extremely interesting city to photograph. Therefore it is the perfect place to learn how to step up your social media content game and learn how to take and edit stunning images, Insta stories, and videos that are guaranteed to keep your online following glued to their phones waiting for the next time you post. We will be covering the central area of Bucharest, the most beautiful sights, the most photogenic streets, the most important landmarks, and some of the hidden gems the city has to offer. Along the way, I will share with you my secrets for creating memorable content that perfectly depicts the city and your travel experience, how to create Instagram stories people can't wait to watch and what to do with all the photos you don't post and how to make your audience into a community. DISCLAIMER: This experience IS NOT a Photo Shoot, but a photo course and tour. If you are looking for a Photo Shoot, please check out my other available experiences.