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Darkside Tour of Bucharest provided by Bucharest Urban Adventures

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Overview
Discover a part of Bucharest that you won’t find in any guidebook on a dark side tour of the capital. The walking excursion focuses on horrific acts committed in the 20th-century. Learn about the torture methods employed by the Communist regime, the gypsy dancer Zazara, and the Vampire of Bucharest serial killer. End the macabre tour at the Bellu Cemetery, which houses art and love stories, as well as the deceased.
Highlights
  • Discover a darker side of Bucharest's history
  • Enjoy a snack and a drink at a former brothel
  • Listen to stories you won't hear on other tours
  • Take a break from traditional sightseeing
Important Information
Departure Point
KFC Leonida, Bulevardul General Gheorghe Magheru 28-30, București 010325, Romania
Duration
3h
Return Details
Revolution Square, Piața Revoluției, București, Romania
Inclusions
  • Street Snack
  • 1 refreshment (summer) OR 1 hot drink (winter)
  • Local guide
  • Subway transportation
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for child aged 15 and under
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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David Morgan wrote a review Mar 2020
Perth, Australia50 contributions36 helpful votes
A thoroughly insightful and wonderful insight into Romanian history and culture. This ‘quirky’ tour was a great alternative to so many other types of walking tours. My guide, Bogdan, was an excellent guide. He has a very good knowledge of Romanian history but what made this tour
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salma wrote a review Feb 2020
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It was a great tour, I learned a lot about the history of the city and the visit to the cementera was super cool. I really recommend going on a trip with Bogdan :)
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Doru1980, General Manager at Darkside Tour of Bucharest
Responded 28 Feb 2020
"Thanks a lot for the kind feedback, Salma! Next time you're in the area you might want to check another of our more alternative tours, the Beautiful Decay Tour of Bucharest Tour, a Lonely Planet experience filled with stories &sights just as fascinating as the Darkside Tour! All the best, Bogdan"
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Helen W wrote a review Feb 2020
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This is the 5th walking tour I have done with Urban Adventures, and I think they are amazing. Such a great introduction to the sights, sounds and history of Romania's capital city. We explored a few of the cemeteries, learning about the lives and times of various national
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Doru1980, General Manager at Darkside Tour of Bucharest
Responded 5 Feb 2020
"Hi Helen! Thank you for your feedback! I'm glad that you enjoyed the tour and we are looking forward to see you again next time you're in town! Greetings and hugs! Ioana"
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rhyd78 wrote a review Dec 2019
Cardiff, United Kingdom287 contributions110 helpful votes
Expected a group tour but due to cancellations it was just me! Andra did a fantastic job of running through the history of Bucharest and Romania and the stops were all interesting and informative. Highly recommended! Thanks v much.
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Response from Doru1980, General Manager at Darkside Tour of Bucharest
Responded 17 Jan 2020
"Rhydian, thank you very very much for writing this! I was touched by your interest in my city, and your opened mind, so at the end of the day it was my pleasure to spend the evening with you. Thanks for that! Andra"
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Ori L wrote a review Dec 2019
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The tour was nice and intimate, we learned a lot about the history and culture of bucharest and romania, stuff I wouldn't have ever known from a normal tour. Overall we had a great experience and I highly recommend it :)
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Response from Doru1980, General Manager at Darkside Tour of Bucharest
Responded 16 Jan 2020
"Dear Ori, thank you so much! I am glad to hear you stay busy and it is going well with your career! Keep up the good job! All the best, Bogdan"
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Definitely a must!
Awesome tour. It enables you to better see and understand your surroundings while in Bucharest by giving you a hist
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800mariono
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Walking tour of Bucharest including snacks and a drink
Had a really great time on our walking tour of Bucharest. We learned so much about the history of Romania and Buch
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CaraBVA
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Great tour of architecture
The hidden gem tour was a great walking tour of the many types of architecture in Bucharest. Ionna was a wonderful
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Anita1973
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Excellent tour - informative and friendly
My husband and I were collected from our hotel by English speaking Dana and taken around the city. We were shown ma
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benjorgensen
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Recommend
Really glad we did the tour! We had a lot of fun and learned a lot about the city! Our guide Bogdan was really frie
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FleurPistache
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Very interesting tour
I booked the discovery tour with Dana and I wasn't disappointed. We went to the major historical places in Buchares
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David068
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Highly Recommended
We booked this tour at short notice and it was absolutely brilliant. Dana is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, f
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Al G
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Great historical and architectural tour
A walking tour about 3 hours long. Alex, our guide, was an architect. His knowledge of the building types and hist
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Benjamin W
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Bucharest Discovery Walking Tours
We did this tour as the first tour of Bucharest. It was a very good introduction of the city. It had a good cover
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M1050
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It was a fantastic walking tour, extremely professionally guided by Andra!
The tour, guided by Andra, was very interesting. She is an energetic and very friendly person with a really impress
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BiancaAH
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We had an excellent tour with Andra today. She was a source of great knowledge!
We had an excellent tour with Andra today. She was a source of great knowledge and knew the answers to our many que
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AndacAdana
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Perfect introduction to the city
If you want to see the unknown Bucharest take this tour. Our guide helped us to understand the culture and know mor
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ivan k
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Educational and fun at the same time
Dana went way beyond and above the standards of traditional or alternative tours that you are used to. She was will
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gchahal6
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Awesome and informative way to spend the day!
LOVED this tour. Seeing all of the murals across the city was a great way to spend the day, and you leave with some
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Michael B
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Bucharest Alternative Walking Tour
I signed up for and did the Bucharest Alternative Walking Tour with Dana on June 18, 2019. I strongly recommend th
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