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Bucharest - Bucharest, the little Paris

Bucharest, the little Paris

(119 reviews)
Bucharest Old Town & Victoriei Avenue, Bucharest, Romania
45 mins

About the tour

Romania's capital and largest city, Bucharest, has transformed itself from a 16th century village-like town at the outskirts of the Ottoman Empire to the splendid city known as "the little Paris of the East / Balkans" in early 1900's. The tour will take us on the enchanting Victoriei Avenue filled with beautiful architectural buildings from "La Belle Epoque" including the iconic Romanian Athenaeum, the former Royal Palace nowadays the National Art Museum, the legendary Grand Hotel Continental and the impressive CEC Palace among others. The charming architecture of "La Belle Epoque" was inspired especially from France, a country seen by the Romanians of that time as a beacon of culture worthy to emulate, but also from other west European states, all of these starting to happen with 1866, when the Hohenzollern Royal family was invited to come and rule the young Romanian nation.

Meet your local guide


Since Mihai started guiding back in 2016 he knew this was for him. And he feels so lucky that he found this vocation within himself. Mihai has always been very much attracted by all the WW1 & WW2 documentaries on History Channel and still is nowadays. Having the opportunity to share the history, the still living traditions and the beauty of his country to travellers from all over the world is like a dream come true. Mihai has a bachelors degree in engineering, while his hobbies are history, the trips in the nature, playing sports and spending time with his family

Mihai has been guiding since Mar 2016

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Bucharest with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Bucharest. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Janet R.

10 April 2021

Regretfully, my tour with him was interrupted. The beginning was enjoyable. Will watch for a "re-run". Now researching Romania's history since wasn't aware of the close connection with France.

pat m.

09 April 2021

Super !!!

Vivien B.

09 April 2021

Mihai is a very knowledgeable guide and I love how he shows you pictures of what these buildings look like inside.

Jean W.

09 April 2021

Another great tour with Mihai in Bucharest today. Some very lovely French influenced buildings from the late 19th century. Thanks Mihai

Paul R.

09 April 2021

Simple and sincere

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