Bucharest - Traditions and rural architecture at the open-air Village Museum

Traditions and rural architecture at the open-air Village Museum

(26 reviews)
the open-air Village Museum of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
45 mins

About the tour

It was HRH Prince Charles of Wales, probably the greatest ambassador of Romania now, who made Romanians realize in the last decades that the real and beautiful Romania has always been and will always stay in the rural villages. The tour will take us to the impressive open-air Village Museum giving us the feeling that we are travelling to rural areas where the time simply stood by, as some of these areas are still inhabited for real and suffered minor changes over the centuries. We shall discover a real "village" in the heart of vibrant Bucharest, with authentic & representative households - but not only, from all over Romania and also learn about centuries-old traditions still very much alive in some regions of country.

Meet your local guide


Since Mihai started guiding back in 2016 he knew this was for him. And he feels so lucky that he found this vocation within himself. Mihai has always been very much attracted by all the WW1 & WW2 documentaries on History Channel and still is nowadays. Having the opportunity to share the history, the still living traditions and the beauty of his country to travellers from all over the world is like a dream come true. Mihai has a bachelors degree in engineering, while his hobbies are history, the trips in the nature, playing sports and spending time with his family

Mihai has been guiding since Mar 2016

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Bucharest with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Bucharest. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Laura G.

04 March 2021

This was a fascinating tour which demonstrated the cultural richness to be discovered in Transylvania. As ever Mihai is a knowledgeable and entertaining guide.

Margaret Q.

04 March 2021

Thank you so much for a great tour, I visited this village when I did a tour of Romania, Moldova and Ukraine a few years ago, it brought back happy memories of your beautiful country.

mel c.

04 March 2021



04 March 2021

Nice job! Enjoyed the extra information with pictures. Great tour!

John B.

04 March 2021

Interesting, its bigger than Sibiu, (Astra) but would have liked to spend more time on windmills and the water mills as I am a mill enthusiast.

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