Bucharest Christmas Markets Pop Up Tour

3 hour seasonal tour of the city and the Christmas Markets

Tour Snapshot

We have prepared the ultimate festive experience in Bucharest. Join an expert local guide and get the lowdown on winter traditions in Bucharest with stops at three Christmas markets sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Sip mulled wine as you browse stalls selling authentic handmade products and traditional holiday foods, and learn all about local winter celebrations in the city.

Highlights

  • An introduction to Bucharest history and nowadays lifestyle focusing on Christmas traditions and custom
  • Romanian stories about the Christmas tree, and decorations, traditional Christmas home cooked treats and meals, and winter traditions starting the 18-19 century
  • Find out how winter celebrations changed during the years from Belle Epoque to interwar era and communist regime till today.
  • Sample Romanian food and drinks popular for winter holiday season

TOUR DETAILS:

Booking and pricing

We are the proud operator in Bucharest for Urban Adventures. You can purchase these tours directly from our sister site Bucharest Urban Adventures at special prices by clicking the booking button below and applying the discount code INTERESTING1

PRICE: 42 EURO*

special offer:

Minimum age: 0 years

Language: English

Starting time: Mon - Fri 4:00 pm & Saturday & Sunday 11:00 am

duration: 3.5 hours

Meeting Place: On the stairs of the National Theatre in front of the main entrance.

Culture shock: LOW

minimum group size: 1 person

maximum group size: 12 persons

Full itinerary

Bucharest Christmas Markets Tour will take you through hidden parts of the central area. You will start with a short introduction in our history and city but also with some stories from 19 Century regarding the winter celebrations to get you into the spirit of the Holidays.

Take in the beautiful lights decorating the city while crossing to our first stop: the first Christmas Market, in University Square. Here we’ll discover how the Christmas tree was brought to our country by the royal family, nut more importantly we will help you create beautiful memories with photographs but also a full round experience of the senses: take in the smell and taste of Christmas in Romania by tasting some mulled wine or apple juice, accompanied by homemade chocolate bar for good measure.

Immerse yourselves in between the cobblestone streets of the Old Town and imagine going back in time 100 years. To help you along we will show you a secret Christmas Flea and Antique Market  hidden away behind the massive doors of a forgotten 1900 Palace.

We will walk on Lipscani street one of the most famous street during the medieval period and we will stop at Carturesti Carusel one of the most beautiful bookshops the world! and continue to amaze you by visiting 3 amazing inns from 19 century. In the past , it’s here that the goods and the gifts for Christmas were sold by merchants from Western Europe.

From the Old Town we will change the scenery dramatically with the most famous communist boulevard that will lead us to toward the second Open Air Christmas Market. The 20 minute walk will provide plenty of opportunities for amazing photographs under the flamboyant light decorations. As we approach the Market, before you eyes will unfold the most famous project made by our dictator, Ceausescu,  during the communism era. This is the perfect backdrop for our stories about how Christmas was celebrated during the communist period when Santa Claus was abolished and Old Man Frostie ( a communist invention) was put in his place.

Antim Monastery is next, one of the most beautiful and quiet places in town, a place with a history of more than 300 years. Here we will discover the connection that the Romanians still have it with religion and the birth of Jesus what means to them.

The last stop will be to the biggest Christmas Market in Romania. Here some local crafts shops and street food vendors will inspire you with their authentic handmade products, clothes, ceramics, wooden spoons,  jewelry,  Christmas balls as well as traditional food and  drinks. To keep us warm on our exploration we will grab a traditional Christmas sweet and also our second hot drink.

The tour will end in the Christmas Market and will give you the chance to have some time for shopping, but not before leaving you with a small souvenir as a Christmas gift from us.

Additional information

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, 2 hot drinks, 1 sweet snack, 1 homemade chocolate bar, 1 souvenir

Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping from the market, tips/gratuities for your guide.

Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

Child Policy: Children of all ages are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking.

Local contact

Office phone number: +40 722 629 540
Email address: info@nullbucharesturbanadventures.com

Private Tour Option

Use this option if you would like to take this tour as a private tour for whatever reason:

  • Privacy
  • Changes in itinerary
  • Using a car/minibus instead of walking
  • Other

Please write us at info@nullbucharesturbanadventures.com

Prices: based on what is agreed.

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