Hidden Bucharest and Street Food tour begins in the city center. Here the guide will welcome you and introduce you to Romania’s most popular street snack.
Meanwhile you will go by car straight to the superb Carol Park.
Created in the early 1900s as a venue for a national exhibition, this park is perfect for a morning stroll. There is plenty of lush vegetation, as well as incredible statues and monuments.
For example, you will discover a small copy of the fortress built by Vlad Dracula in the Carpathian Mountains.
Nearby you can also admire an impressive mausoleum dedicated to the Romanian soldiers from the two world wars
What is interesting about Carol Park is its location. This is the only hilly area in Bucharest with several small hills surrounding the park.
We will climb up to the highest point in the city to enjoy the unique view from here. Next up is one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world: Bellu Cemetery.
Even though it is not as famous as places like Père Lachaise in Paris or Highgate in London, this cemetery is definitely worth a visit.
First of all, some of the best known or wealthiest Romanians are buried here.
From members of old aristocratic families to writers and actors, their tombs are true works of art.
The cemetery is filled with statues, imposing and richly adorned crypts, not to mention the myriad of interesting life stories.
What is more, you will learn about mysteries that have continued to intrigue people for decades.
Lastly, after a morning full of cultural exploration, you will cross the city and head to the lively Obor Market.
Romania’s largest market for fresh and local products, Obor has existed since 300 years ago.
Farmers from around the country gather here to sell a rich assortment of fruit, vegetables, diary, meat, homemade drinks and foods.
Besides this, another section of the market offers everything from household items to clothing and shoes.
Basically, anything you need to buy, you can find it at Obor. During your visit here, you will have a tasting of several types of traditional cheese and meat products.
But most importantly, you will enjoy the most famous Romanian street food: ‘mici’.
These skinless sausages are best paired with some mustard, a cold beer and a shot of traditional plum brandy.
The meal finishes with a typical sweet pastry, followed by a short siesta in the car as you are driven back downtown.