Unhealthy Food Tour of Bucharest – 4 hours
Take a break from your diet and explore different neighborhoods of Bucharest by tram, walking and by trolleybus. Enjoy delicious tastings of traditional Romanian grilled ground meat rolls, Wallachian doughnuts and chill out with a beer in Romania’s biggest and oldest traditional market as you discover the local architecture and learn about Bucharest’s history and culture.
small-group (no more than 16 guests) shared tour by tram/trolleybus and walking tour
€49 for an adult, €29 for a child 3-12, free for children under 3
|Discount for groups||
5% for 3 guests, 8% for 4 guests traveling together
|Additional benefits for ONLINE BOOKINGS||
10% discount at best restaurants in Bucharest including famous locations as Hard Rock Cafe, Caru cu bere, Hanu lui Manuc, Pescarus, 30% discount at Museum of Senses, 15% discount at Kitsch Museum, 10% discount at Diverta Lipscani – Library Concept Store, 20% discount at Artist Cafe Lipscani
Approx. 4 hours
Lupa Capitolina Monument, 36 I.C. Bratianu Blvd., Bucharest, Romania
Certified Local English-speaking Tour Leader; Local Food & Beer, including Romanian baked goods similar to Pretzels – Covrigi and Sana Yoghurt 3.6% fat, 3 Mititei – traditional Romanian grilled ground Meat Rolls (includes bread & mustard), 1 Beer, Wallachian doughnut called Papanasi, 1 bottle of water; Tram & Trolleybus Tickets
Additional food & drinks; Personal shopping from Obor Market
Highlights of the tour
- Visit one of Romania’s biggest and oldest traditional market – Obor Market
- Taste local food & beer
- Learn about Bucharest’s history and culture
- Walk through different neighborhoods and get a sense of the local architecture
Your Unhealthy Food Tour of Bucharest is a harmonious blend of old and new, food and beverages, history and architecture. It starts with a snack: “The taste of communism” – Romanian Pretzel and Sana Yoghurt – because under communism, this is how you could get over a healthy breakfast on your way to work. Considering we are not going to work, we can get immersed in the local history by visual checking the surroundings of our meeting point – Lupa Capitolina Monument.
We will then make our way to the Tram Station, right in front of New St. George’s Church, consecrated in 1707 and considered a wonder of the age. A 15 minutes ride on a tram will take us winding along Mosilor Avenue, which separates the Jewish quarter from the Armenian quarter and then introduces us to the communist architecture. Subsequently to WW2, once the Communist regime took over the political scene in Romania, much of the historical Bucharest lost its coordinates, at least architecturally speaking, and we will be able to see the transition.
The tram ride is over and we reach Obor Market – one of Romania’s biggest and oldest traditional market, which has been around in one form or another for more than 300 years. The old market was completely destroyed as part of Bucharest’s urban renewal project, and two modern halls, a public housing complex and a small park erected in its place. Obor has certainly changed a lot, but it remains a Bucharest icon, beloved by locals and visited by the country’s most esteemed guests, including President Nixon in 1969.
If you are interested in learning more about Romanian food & culture, Obor Market is an interesting place to start. Here you can find anything from cheese and meat products, countless types of honey, fresh fruits and vegetables to sauerkraut, spices and handcrafted wooden bowls sold at market stalls and small shops spread over some 26,000 square meters. A well-known terrace selling “mititei” (traditional Romanian grilled ground Meat Rolls) and cool beer is our next great spot for an unhealthy stop, as well as for mingling with the locals.
After this authentic experience, we’ll hop in a trolleybus this time and head back along Mosilor Street and Carol I Boulevard to another area filled with history – University Square. As we walk, we will get to see and learn about the most important historical landmarks located between University Square and Cismigiu Park.
As the saying goes, there is no better way to bring people together than with desserts. So our unhealthy tour will end in a fine and traditional restaurant where we’ll have sweet Wallachian doughnuts called Papanasi, served hot, filled with jam and delicious sour cream on top. What a way to be sure you will be getting sweet memories in Bucharest!
While indulging, feel free to ask your friendly local guide for tips on what else to eat and see during your stay in Bucharest.
Know before you book
- For group discounts please give us a call in advance in order to receive the code discount +40 735 525 710
- If you make an online booking for a single traveler, the total amount will be blocked on your card and either charged if we can confirm the tour on your date or rejected if the tour cannot be confirmed for your date.
- From March to October as well as December 16 to January 6, at least 4 people are required for this activity to take place
- January 7 to February 29 and November 1 to December 15, at least 2 people are required for this activity to take place
- If the minimum number of people is not reached, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund
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Tourism licence no. 830 from 25.01.2019 issued by Ministry of Regional Development and Tourism Romania
Registration number personal data operator: 11966
Insurance policy no. 54570 from 09.01.2020 valid from 10.01.2020 until 09.01.2021 issued by OMNIASIG VIENNA INSURANCE GROUP S.A. Amount covered: 30.000 EUR
Tourism certificate no. 7666 from 11.04.2003
Capital: 25.000 RON | Commercial no. J40/3295/2005 | Company no. RO17262596