Traditions in Bucharest: Village Museum and Wine Tasting Tour

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Ever imagined yourself walking through a medieval village that’s located right in the middle of a city? Join this private guided tour and discover Bucharest’s Village Museum – a time capsule in the heart of an urban jungle. Once enchanted by the folklore and by the eerie looks of the outdoor museum, you will end the tour in style: taste traditional Romanian wines, cheese & dry sausages at one of Bucharest's oldest wine bars located...
Ever imagined yourself walking through a medieval village that’s located right in the middle of a city? Join this private guided tour and discover Bucharest’s Village Museum – a time capsule in the heart of an urban jungle. Once enchanted by the folklore and by the eerie looks of the outdoor museum, you will end the tour in style: taste traditional Romanian wines, cheese & dry sausages at one of Bucharest's oldest wine bars located in a century old manor.

“The architecture of a country is, perhaps, the most accurate expression of its history” (M. Cantacuzino). Therefore, we visit the Village Museum. Once you know the history, you have to understand the culture. Food & wine reflect a country's culture. Yes, that's why we do a wine tasting after the visit at the museum!
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Stop At: Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", Kiseleff Road 28-30 In King Michael I Park, Bucharest 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...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", Kiseleff Road 28-30 In King Michael I Park, Bucharest 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.


Duration: 2 hours

Important Details

Included
  • Free Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Wine tasting - 4 wine glasses/person, traditional Romanian cheese & dry sausages
  • Village Museum entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti"
  • Entry/Admission - Old Town
  • Private guide & transport
Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks, unless specified
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Please provide pick-up address when booking the tour (if available at the time of booking).
Your private guide will pick you up from your hotel reception but also from a guesthouse or apartment. Basically, we offer free pick-up & drop-off in any location in Bucharest.

10:00 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A small amount of walking is required
  • Minimum drinking age: 18 y.o.
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

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Based on 6 reviews

Reviewed: September 23, 2019

TRICIA H

Best trip ever. FANTASTIC guide!!!! He had us captivated with his wonderful story telling about History and himself. Excellent museum and fantastic wine tasting with local cheese and sausages. We did not want the day to end!!! Value for money!!!~


Reviewed: July 3, 2019

Linda H

Emma was a great guide with a command of the English language. Her knowledge was expansive and her interest in Romania as well as in our family history in Romania made this a very personal tour for us. The museum made us feel as if we stood in the steps of our ancestors. The wine tasting portion was in a wine bar in a part of town we had yet to see. Everything was delicious and the conversation still exhilarating.


Reviewed: April 2, 2017

vickyarmstrong27

A fantastic tour, Mihai was the best guide we could have hoped for. My partner and I took this tour on our first day in Romania and had such a great time chatting to Mihai about anything and everything Romanian - modern history, ancient history, politics, food, wine, Bucharest, Transylvania, the list goes on! Mihai is friendly and knowledgeable, and he helped us understand the country and its history so much better for the rest of our trip we both came away repeatedly saying what a brilliant tour it had been. The village museum was a fascinating place to visit, and we both enjoyed the wine tasting and the traditional cheeses and smoked sausage very much. Our accommodation address was listed wrongly on the accommodation's website with directions not matching the address, which we had discovered only on arriving in Bucharest and heading to the wrong street on the other side of town. I was a little worried this would affect the accommodation pick-up for the tour, but Mihai was very organised: he looked up the address in plenty of time, hit the same problem and gave us a call to check our actual whereabouts an hour before the tour was due to start. This ensured a punctual pick up at the right place which was much appreciated! Communication by email before the tour was also very good, with Olivia getting in touch straight away to confirm the booking and to ask our preferred start-time. Unveil Romania is a highly professional tour company and we couldn't have asked for more. Thank you Olivia and Mihai for the great experience, conversation, tips, and fun! - Vicky and Tim. P.S. how lovely also to bump into Mihai again two days later giving a tour at Peles Castle in Transylvania many miles away!


Reviewed: August 23, 2016

Dan   |   Canada

We had a really great time. We were picked up on time at our hotel. It was a private tour just the two of us plus the guide, which made this tour very pleasant and personal as we could easily ask questions, etc. The Village Museum tour itself was very pleasant and informative. Our guide Mihai was very well prepared, very knowledgeable, very well organized, very dynamic and very interesting. The wine tasting was a very nice way to end this tour. We had the opportunity to sample 5 different Romanian wines in a relax environment in very nice wine bar. We also had a platter of Romanian dry sausage and cheese. This gave us a great opportunity to have discussions on Romanian politics, history, culture, geography, society, etc. and other topics with our guide. Overall, it was a great experience. We highly recommend this tour.


Reviewed: August 7, 2016

crocette

Fantastic experience, prompt pick up and lovely tour guides who knew their history and made this tour so much fun that I would not hesitate to book with them again nor would I hesitate to recommend this tour to others. The museum was fascinating and the wine tasting great fun.