This tour shows the most beautiful part of the old town. It will start with the central part of the Calea Victoriei, the old main street of the town. Facing each other two monumental buildings: the old Post Office, now History Museum of Romania, and the splendid Savings Bank. In a corner, there is an old department store, the copy of a well-known Paris building. Follow a famous 19th-century restaurant, called Carul cu Bere (The Beer Wagon) and a splendid small church, both in the Stavropoleos Street. In the courtyard, there are several crosses and altars, taken from churches that were destroyed in the communist regime. That part of the old town was "downtown Bucharest", the bank quarter, with the Stock Exchange, which has functioned there before WW II and with the palace of the National Bank of Romania. The Lipscani street, former a commercial street, is now full of fashionable cafes, pubs, but also with a very elegant bookshop. The tour will end with the beautiful Vilacross Galeries.
Mihai worked as a Journalist at Radio Romania International beginning with 1990 and as a national guide of Romania since 1997. So he knows lots of things about Romanian History and Politics, which he can tell on tours in a funny and interesting way.
Mike has been guiding since May 1997
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.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the guide's hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
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.
28 April 2021
Sound could have been better.
28 April 2021
The video stopped a few times and the audio was very distorted. I’m sorry Mike had so many technical issues.
24 April 2021
Very enjoyable walking tour! Can't wait to visit Bucharest in the not too distant future.
23 April 2021
Mike, a very knowledgeable guide, took us to some stunningly beautiful buildings in Romania and some hidden jewels as well. Don’t miss Mike’s tours! You’ll want to put Romania on your bucket list.
23 April 2021
Excellent job of explaining the history of Bucharest. I will take other tours with you Mike
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