Enter an abandoned artificial lake site in the south-eastern part of Bucharest that nature has turned into a rich and fertile ecosystem. Construction started in 1986 as part of the city’s flooding prevention system, but it never served that purpose. Today, on these 190 hectares of abandoned reservoir, an ecosystem of wetlands has developed. About 90 species of birds, many of which are protected by current legislation, together with mammals and invertebrates, live together in a vast area that is about 5 subway stops from downtown Bucharest. For this reason, Văcărești lake has been named Bucharest’s delta. Remarkably, in the last 20 years, nature has flourished in the absence of any human interference. And more importantly, as we speak, the Romanian government is working on turning this area into a protected nature park.
This tour includes:
English speaking local guide — Văcărești lake — Animals — Nature
“Bucharest — an amazing treasure trove of history and culture unveiled magnificently by Anita our guide.”
Reviewed on May 30, 2016
We had a couple of days in Bucharest at the end of our holiday and decided to explore this wonderful city with our guide Anita. The "Communism Tour" was a remarkable insight into the recent past…
“The Alternative tour was definitely worth the time and money”
Reviewed on May 11, 2016
I only had a couple days in Bucharest. I had taken a basic city tour and was looking for something different.I emailed Interesting Times to ask if they had any tours in the afternoon today (it was…
“we had three tours — all of them excellent!”
Reviewed on May 10, 2016
We spent a couple of days in Bucharest and had three tours: — Communist History — Beautiful decay — Hidden gemsAnita was our guide for the "communist" and "hidden gems" tour. She has such a lot of…
In the bus station in front of Bucharest Mall.
Things to note
Booking for this tour is recommended to reserve your space specially during high season. This helps us to guarantee you’ll receive a top quality tour!