We’ve recently spent six wonderful nights in the capitol of Romania, Bucharest. I found the Romanian capital mesmerising as it strived to redefine itself, merging its history with a new modern identity.
Looking to get the most from budget, I’ve put together a list of our favourite free things to do in Bucharest.
Free Walking Tour: Walkabout
I’ve had to slightly segment the free walking tours of Bucharest, as there’s not one but two to choose from – both of which are different.
The first, and the more established is run by Walkabout. The tour leaves from the clock in front of the fountains in Unirii Square Park everyday come rain or shine. Starting at either 10.30am or 6pm and lasting 2 hours (although our tour lasted 3)
This is a great way to get to grips with this extraordinary city all whilst taking in the major sites.
Free Walking Tour: BTrip
The second, and new to the scene free tour is hosted by BTrip. This tour runs Monday to Friday at 6pm and every weekend at 10:30am and 6pm. The tour leaves from in front of the Bucharest Athenaeum columns and lasts around 2 hours.
Both of the free tours of Bucharest are rather different, so if you have the time consider going on both.
Listed as the number one attraction (In accordance to TripAdvisor) Herăstrău Park is an absolute must when visiting Bucharest. At a size of 200-hectares however, it’s unlikely that you’re going to see the entire place.
We entered the park via one of the main entrances which is just a short walk from Aviatorilor metro station, and passed numerous different children’s play area’s, a skatepark as well as a number of coffee shops on our walk down to the large lake.
There we have it, my list of awesome & FREE things to do in Bucharest, Romania. If you want to see what free things we got up to during our time in Bucharest then check out the daily vlog from our time there…