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Traditions in Bucharest: Village Museum and Wine Tasting Tour

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    Stop At: "Dimitrie Gusti" National Village Museum, 28-30, Şoseaua Pavel D. Kiseleff, București 011347, Romania

    Your first stop is at The National Village Museum – an open-air reconstruction of the traditional Romanian village.

    “The architecture of a country is, perhaps, the most accurate expression of its history” (M. Cantacuzino). For many older Romanians, entering the National Village Museum is like going back to the childhood days spent in the countryside. For everyone else, this is the perfect place to discover the authentic Romanian village, with folklore elements and buildings originating from all historical provinces and going back all the way to the 17th century.

    Your private guide will show you the reef-roofed houses of Danube Delta, the simple elegant architecture of Moldavia or Wallachia and the exquisitely wooden carved facades of Transylvanian houses. You can admire steep-roofed peasant homes, thatched barns, log cabins, watermills, windmills, wooden churches, oil presses, road crucifixes and many more. After this stop, you’ll understand why traditions still survive intact in some Romanian villages, despite countless invasions starting from ancient times (Romans), going through medieval (Mongols, ottomans, Hapsburgs) or modern era (Soviet Union). The perfect answer to this is an old folk saying: people from the country-side form a community while people from the cities form a society.


    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Old Town, Bucharest Romania

    The 2nd stop is about wine tasting – enjoy local Romanian wines plus traditional cheese & dry sausages in one of the city’s oldest wine bars. After the tour at the village museum, your private guide will drive you to the win bar, located right next to Old Town.

    Romania – the world’s 13th largest wine producer with over 2000 years of viticulture tradition. We believe that knowledge of a region’s food and wine is intrinsic to understanding its culture. Thus, the next stop is at Bucharest’s first wine bar, in a century old manor. The traditional architecture, elegant interior and the wine bottles displayed like books on shelves all create a perfect setting for wine tasting.

    Whether you’re a casual wine drinker or a true connoisseur, you’ll enjoy yourself as you discover the distinctive “terroir” of famous Romanian vineyards like Dealu Mare, where the wine is nicknamed “liquid gold”. You’ll be able to taste 4 different types of local wines, along with a plate of traditional cheese & dry sausages.


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    I booked this tour for myself and a friend as a sideline to our trip to Bucharest as we were attending the Summerwell Festival. Little did I know it would become a highlight of our 5 days. Mihai met us at our hotel and drove...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank comiles
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    The Village Museum is on shores of Lake Herástráu. It has over 300 dwellings windmills churches from every region of the country. These are well displayed and we could see inside many of them. There were trees and flowers to make it seem village like....More

    Thank 472marianneh
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    The tour was great but Emma our tour guide made it that much better! She was so knowledgeable and friendly. If it wasn't for her recommendations we would have missed so many hidden gems in Burcharest. 10/10 would recommend Emma. You can find her on...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Stephen F
    Reviewed July 5, 2019

    We had Emma as our guide. She was extremely knowledgeable about her country as well as the village museum. The wine bar was a nice addition to the tour. Thank you Emma you made our day extremely enjoyable. Philippa

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Philippaf654
    Reviewed June 9, 2019

    Emma was our tour guide and she was fantastic! Full of knowledge, walked at our speed (never sped past exhibits we wanted to spend time at) and took us to an amazing wine bar! 1000 de Chipuri was so lovely, and I wish I could...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Xan S
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