Explore different neighborhoods of Bucharest by tram, walking and by trolleybus - and take a break from your diet!

This small group tour will let you 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.

While indulging, feel free to ask your friendly local guide for tips on what else to eat and see during your stay in Bucharest.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Ages 12+):
$54.44
Child Rate
(Ages 7-11):
$31.81

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Tour / Activity Details

4 hours
10:00 am daily

4 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Minimum age is 7.  Minimum 2 persons per order.  Tour does not include hotel pick up; the meeting location is easy to find and will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

COVID-19 Protocols Updates

All persons traveling to and from Romania are advised to check for possible restrictions before booking or going on a trip, as many countries have introduced travel restrictions in their attempt to limit and control the spread of COVID-19.

Currently in Romania, the wearing of face masks or coverings is required in all indoor and outdoor public spaces.

 

Included

  • Bucharest sightseeing
  • Tram and trolleybus tickets
  • Visit to Obor Market
  • Local Food & Beer, including Romanian baked goods similar to Pretzels - Covrigi and Sana Yogurt (3.6% fat), 3 Mititei - traditional Romanian grilled ground Meat Rolls (includes bread & mustard), 1 Beer, Wallachian doughnut called Papanasi, 1 bottle of water
  • Professional certified English speaking guide

 

Not Included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Additional food and beverages not noted as included
  • Personal shopping at Obor Market
  • Guide gratuity

 

Please Note

  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather.
  • From November to Mid December and Early January through February, a total minimum of 2 participants is required for the tour to operate.
  • From March through October and Mid December to Early January, a total minimum of 4 participants is required for the tour to operate.
  • If the minimum number of people required is not reached, you will be offered options of an alternative date or a full refund.

 

Itinerary

Your Unhealthy Food Tour 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 Yogurt – because under communism, this is how you could get breakfast on your way to work. Since you're not going to work, get immersed in local history by checking out the surroundings of Lupa Capitolina Monument.

The tour then makes its way to the Tram Station, right in front of New St. George's Church, consecrated in 1707 and considered a wonder of its age. A 15 minute ride on a tram will then wind along Mosilor Avenue, which separates the Jewish quarter from the Armenian quarter and then introduces you to communist architecture. After World War II, when the communist regime took over the politics in Romania, much of historical Bucharest lost its coordinates, at least architecturally speaking, and you will be able to see the transition.

After the tram ride, the tour reaches Obor Market - one of Romania's biggest and oldest traditional markets, 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 were 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 U.S. 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, sauerkraut, spices and handcrafted wooden bowls - all 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 the tour's next great spot for an unhealthy stop, as well as for mingling with the locals.

After this authentic experience, it's time to hop in a trolleybus and head back along Mosilor Street and Carol I Boulevard to another area filled with history - University Square. during your walk, you 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 your "unhealthy" tour will end in a fine and traditional restaurant where you'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!

 

4 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Minimum age is 7.  Minimum 2 persons per order.  Tour does not include hotel pick up; the meeting location is easy to find and will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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