Home Cooked Bucharest

    • 3 hours
    • UAHC1
    • Total price tool tip
      AUD $59
    • *Approx package price

Join this Bucharest Home Cooked experience with Stefan, Raluca, and their friends, who welcome you into their home for a delicious, traditional meal. Tantilise your taste buds with foods such as ciroba, sarmale,stuffed peppers and fish, tocanita, and more. We won’t try everything on this list, but it gives you an idea of the tasty treats to come. Wash it down with some Romanian wine, tuica, or a soft drink, and say cheers with your new friends in Bucharest! 


* Try delicious local food

* Meet a local person and chat about their life

* Have the privilege to spend time in a local home

* Help with the food preparation (if you like!)

* Be treated like one of the family

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Under Basarab Bridge, in front of the metro station Basarab (M4 line), Exit B to Calea Grivitei:

  • Finish:

    We will take you back to the point where we started the tour, or if you prefer, help you get to the nearest metro station or to catch a taxi back to your hotel.
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Inclusions:

    Dinner in a local home with a local family, drinks (made in Romania): water, juice, tuica (local alcoholic drink), beer/ whine, coffee and tea. 
  • Exclusions:

    If you wish to catch a taxi back to your accommodation after the experience this is at your own expense. No gratuity is included.

Additional information

Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details

Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.

Confirmation of booking

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. <br /> 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.

Dress standard

Casual dress is encouraged. 

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 so long as they eat from their parents' meals. Please note that a special, separate meal will not be prepared for them. 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.



Tipping Info

Rather than a tip we recommend you bring a small gift for the family as a whole or each member of the family.


This tour is a part of the Urban Adventures Home Cooked series and aims to give you one of the richest travelling experiences you can ever have – the opportunity to enjoy a meal with a family in a local home. Stefan and Raluca, your local hosts, speak English well, so you won’t need sign language to understand each other! The aim is for you to experience life exactly how it is in Bucharest. It is the chance for you to hang out with everyday locals, and get to know Romanian culture through their eyes, and their food. Could there be a more perfect way to get to know local life in Bucharest?! We don’t think so.
You will be met at the meeting point by one of the family who speaks English. We’ll head back to your hosts’ home, and after you’re introduced to the family, it’s time to get our chef hats on! In terms of the cooking, you can do as much or as little as you like. If you want to learn some Romanian cooking techniques and recipes, this is your chance to learn from a local. Raluca will be happy to show you the ropes. But if you want to just sit back, chat, and relax, that’s cool too.
When the food is ready you will all sit down together and share the meal prepared, enjoy the conversation, or maybe you’ll even look at each other’s photographs and maybe take some more all together. This experience is real. Our families come from all walks of life. Some you might find have a similar lifestyle to your own, whereas others might come from a very different background. This is your chance to get to know the people of Romania in their own homes – something that you certainly won’t find on every tour in Bucharest! The beauty of this project is that everyone involved in our Home Cooked Series is someone who wants to meet travellers and share experiences with them.

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