For your Made In Romania shopping tour, we will stick mainly to the city centre but your guide will take you to several secret spots that would be difficult to find on your own.
We’ll begin the best way we know how — with a local snack to keep your energy levels up for the experience ahead. The snack is a traditional Romanian chocolate bar, which holds an interesting rebranding story, representative of the changes that occurred in the country during the transition from communism to capitalism.
Our first shopping stop will lead you to discover a couple of achingly cool local brands, including the city’s most famous bookshop, which boasts a lovely success story that will leave you warm and fuzzy inside.
Up next, we’ll take you to some inspirational crafts shops that offer the discerning shopper handmade products that make for wonderfully authentic souvenirs and gifts for friends and family. As you browse what’s on offer, we’ll chat about how the Romanian craft movement influenced the life of country folk living outside the big cities. One of our stops is particularly interesting because it operates as a social enterprise that supports local communities.
We’ll continue our stroll through charming hidden streets uncovering old parts of the city centre that managed to survive the Communist era and remain hidden behind Communist blocks. Here we’ll chat about sustainable shopping and we’ll see recycling in action at a secondhand vintage shop.
A quick refreshment stop at a hip venue, popular with locals, will give you a chance to taste some of the best coffee in the city, alongside some tasty artisanal goodies.
Then we’re off to check out a buzzing flea market to check out the secondhand treasures on offer before making our way to the coolest bookstore in town, which is located inside a former bank.
On our way to our final location, we’ll stop and grab a freshly made local pastry. Your shopping tour will end back in the old town, at a trendy shop/bar. This is one of the best concept stores in Bucharest and is sure to impress, as it's a coffee shop, designer store and party area all in one! Some of the products are designed by a local rapper in partnership with a famous, ethnic designer, cleverly incorporating traditional motifs into modern items.
Your tour ends here and we sincerely hope you picked up some local keepsakes to remember your trip to Romania. Before you go, don’t forget to ask you guide for tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, a traditional chocolate bar, a coffee and an artisanal snack, a street pastry and a souvenir to take home with you.
Exclusions: Additional food and drink, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing for walking.
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: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.