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Bucharest, Romania
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About Local Hosts
Grant yourself a moment to get lost with your host! Our drive is to make guests click with the hosts from the communities and to deliver a true offline experience. Also, as the good hosts that we are, we’ll spice up all our tours with local food, drinks and share cultural and social hotspots with you. We look forward to welcoming you to the Good, the Bad - and if we may - the Tasty in Bucharest!
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4 reviews
Why choose us?

1. Food and drinks included. Always.

2. Small groups of maximum 10 guests.

3. Guaranteed lifetime memories.

For a back to basics tour, we give you an overview of our recent past and our older much more glorious history. Starting from the University Square - probably the most popular meeting point in the city, we then move along Calea Victoriei where aristocrats, merchants, communist officials and then new capitalists shouldered each other, in their respective eras, to get a place on the city’s oldest route. We then hop in the Old Town, through a secret passage, to see tiny and gorgeous medieval churches as well as the latest boho-bougie architectural statements. You’ll also get a glimpse into the many controversies behind the House of the People. We’ll end the tour at a grand traditional inn with beer and local cuisine.
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from $46.74
$55
This communist tour requires special permission as you will be transiting an active prison.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore a seemingly forgotten story that has pushed the boundaries of endurance and has marked several generations of Romanian people.

A trip down-on-memory lane, appealing to all of your senses, that will unveil the city and its people with both good and bad sides, while allowing you to judge the progress and the downfall of a society for yourselves.

To top everything up, we have included a drive through the Bronx of Bucharest where you will witness the communist bedroom dormitories that defined (and still do) the last 50 years of Romanian social history.

We will take you completely out of your comfort zone, by getting you inside an old military fort, transformed into a memorial against the totalitarian regime and located within the biggest active prison of Bucharest!

Don’t worry, we've managed to unlock doors in both directions: in & out! :)
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from $62.00
$73
9 reviews
Why choose us?

1. Food and drinks included. Always.

2. Small groups of maximum 10 guests.

3. Guaranteed lifetime memories.

Some people call this neighbourhood the Montmartre of Bucharest (because of its beautiful nineteenth century architecture) but we believe in calling a spade a spade and a fig a fig. So we’ll tell you the real local story. We start from the busy Roman Square (Piata Romana), and move on to quiet, hidden old streets to see turn of the century villas. Then we get into the new creative quarter, checking out reverse graffiti art and artsy courtyards where we'll sneak you in. On the way we make a stop for the unmissable classic Romanian sausages called mici (they literally mean ‘little’), which unite all generations and classes. We dive into the eclectic architectural styles that keep the old Mahallas organic structure alive. To get your energy level back on track, we are ending the tour with a lovely coffee and dessert close to the Old Town.
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from $49.60
$58
Why choose us?

1. Food and drinks included. Always.

2. Small groups of maximum 10 guests.

3. Guaranteed lifetime memories.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore a seemingly forgotten story that has pushed the boundaries of endurance and has marked several generations of Romanian people.

A trip down-on-memory lane, appealing to all of your senses, that will unveil the city and its people with both good and bad sides, while allowing you to judge the progress and the downfall of a society for yourselves.

To top everything up, we have included a drive through the Bronx of Bucharest where you will witness the communist bedroom dormitories that defined (and still do) the last 50 years of Romanian social history. From rock bottom we will head out to the Bel Air of Bucharest, the nest of the communist leaders, where you might see how the communist leaders really understood the slogan ”we are all equal”.
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from $42.92
$51
If exploring the countryside and wine tasting is one of your things, then look no further!

This is a unique experience that will leave your senses and palate in awe! The region is best known for its exceptional reds, but whites and rosés are equally glorious.

We invite you to sit back, sip and enjoy a wide range of wines in two of the best wineries in Romania, while you also get a different perspective on the Romanian countryside and rural culture.

Highlights:

A full day driving outside Bucharest, exploring the closest and most famous vineyards and rolling hills at Dealu Mare wine country area, located 100 km away

Visit a beautiful traditional country mansion, which is today a museum celebrating one of the most generous local leaders, Baron Bellu

Taste regional varieties of wines from two different state-of-the-art wineries while you learn about the wine making process

Enjoy traditional platters with local cheese & meats
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from $95.38
$112
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was an amazing tour. I saw places, I would not find on my own. We visited old houses, famous streets, a market, an old villa and interesting street art. The guide made it so special. He knows everything about Bukarest. We had lunch and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank timsche24
LocalHosts, Local Host at Local Hosts, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there, thanks so much for taking the time to share your impressions about the tour in Bucharest! We really strive to give you a complete experience and that can usually mean a lot of talking and local food & drinks! :)) But we are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Reserving a tour with Mircea Constantin of Local Hosts was one of the highlights of our time in Bucharest. My husband and I chose his Communism Tour hoping to have a better understanding of Bucharest's recent political history. We received that and so much more...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DeborahAnn1414
LocalHosts, Local Host at Local Hosts, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Deborah, :) Thanks so much for taking the time to drop your review, and what an awesome feedback this is! Really flattered by your kind words and very happy that you've enjoyed exploring the city with me. I hope you've enjoyed all your time...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unbelievable tour! A personal experience you will not forget. I urge you to make your reservations now. We had a spectacular dinner. The history lessons were interesting, informative and enriching. Come learn Bucharest!More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank coloradofa
LocalHosts, Local Host at Local Hosts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for this awesome review! It's been the highlight of the day meeting you both! This truly felt like a special occasion and a wonderful encounter! Loved the stories we shared together, you are both a wealth of knowledge and an...More

Reviewed August 27, 2019 via mobile

Again another brilliant tour with Local Host. This tour offers another perspective of the hidden treasures of Bucharest and has a very groovy vibe. Really well planned tour..loved the snack, drinks and the cool places we‘ve discovered.More

Thank Thin_Lizzy2013
LocalHosts, Local Host at Local Hosts, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2019

Hi there, Super nice to discover your feedback and happy that you've enjoyed our second stroll this time around the Creative Quarter of Bucharest. We love it when we have returning guests looking to discover other parts of the city, especially, since in the past...More

Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile

We thought we know Bucharest..but we learned a lot of new things about the history of the city and some celebrities which belong to the history of the city. Mircea is the perfect guide..fun, entertaining and very careful to the small details. He really made...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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LocalHosts, Local Host at Local Hosts, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2019

Hey there, It's been a pleasure showing you around Bucharest and its many layers of history. And yes, this tour is special since it gives special access to explore an old superb building, but also passes through the less known parts of the city where...More

Reviewed August 20, 2019

We ended up in one of the most complex and fun tours we had in a while. Great food and stories and the host just clicked with all our needs. The path of the tour is very well balanced between the stops and the things...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sorikkus
LocalHosts, Local Host at Local Hosts, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2019

Hi there, We are really flattered by your kind words, and privileged to have had the chance to show you a different Bucharest, a more relevant and exciting one! We always love it when the outcome of a tour means a new friendship and a...More

Reviewed July 30, 2019
Review of: Mahallopolis

Me and my wife took the tour out of curiosity after a friend mentioned it to us. Even though we're both born and raised in Bucharest, we had never truly paid attention to the places we visited during the tour. Plenty of things we had...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank CristiV_12
LocalHosts, Local Host at Local Hosts, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2019

Hey Cristi, Thanks so much for the kind words and for choosing our experience. It was really cool meeting you both and it was equally fun to show you some unknown sites and share with you tales of the old days. To rediscover our love...More

Reviewed July 25, 2019
Review of: Mahallopolis

Although I know Bucharest relatively well, having been a regular visitor since I was a child, I found out a lot of stories during this tour that made me understand the city in more depth - particularly in terms of its history. I was especially...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Paula E
LocalHosts, Local Host at Local Hosts, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2019

Hi Paula, :) It was great having you on our tour and you are welcome to join anytime you're in town! We love surprising the locals with hidden or forgotten details and it is super important that we rediscover along with international guests the beauties...More

Reviewed July 17, 2019

Local guides, giving a real insight into the city they live in ad love. Would highly recommend and use again.More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank littleeleni
LocalHosts, Local Host at Local Hosts, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2019

Hii there, super thank you for the vote of confidence and a super cool afternoon hanging out and showing you around the city centre! Shout out if ever back in town and it'll be a pleasure to catch up and do some more explorations in...More

Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

I lived in Bucharest for 19 years and had no idea it had such great stories to tell. Took the tour with a few friends and spent 3 or 4 hours wandering the old streets of the city. We discovered there's a public bath functioning...More

2  Thank Nightireign
LocalHosts, Local Host at Local Hosts, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2019

Hi there, It was really great introducing you to the creative quarter of Bucharest with its picturesque and quaint little streets. That is perhaps the most important feature of Bucharest and its eclecticism. It surprises you, it's alive and a fun city to live in!...More

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May 27, 2019|
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Response from LocalHosts | Property representative |
Hi! Yes, indeed! We believe that a true and authentic experience with a local host needs to have included time to discover the local taste and cuisine. Therefore, we have included in all our tours a stop or two for lunch and... More
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sergiu_mihaescu
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Any purchases you may want to make during the tour. Any food and drinks on top of what we serve. (Some substitutes are included, but if you want to pop Cristal in every spot… well, that’s on you.) Transport to the meeting... More
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sergiu_mihaescu
May 26, 2019|
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Really bad. If we expect bad weather, we will inform you accordingly (e.g. “take an extra layer”, “bring an umbrella” etc.). We will cancel the tour only if the conditions are truly extreme.
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