Guided tour

Bucharest: Alternative Sightseeing 3-Hour Guided Tour

4.8 / 5

49 reviews

Activity provider: Open Doors Travel

Bucharest: Alternative Sightseeing 3-Hour Guided Tour

Activity provider: Open Doors Travel

Experience the dynamic social expression, the politics, street art and graffiti, and cultural experiments on a tour of alternative Bucharest. Learn about the urban myths and head underground, visiting alternative locations and unique bars and shops.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • See the often-missed street art and graffiti of Bucharest and learn about the artists
  • Explore off-the-beaten-bath places and snap the best photos of murals and cool places in town
  • Gain a local perspective of the public space and the real life of the city from a passionate local guide
  • Explore the city in a small group, with a maximum of 10 people
Full description
Explore Bucharest from a unique point of view. On this 3-hour tour of alternative Bucharest you won’t be hearing about the typical tourist attractions, but will learn about different social and cultural realities. Start the tour in front of the Izvor Metro Station and see the first signs showing the freedom of expression. Continue strolling to an hidden areas where graffiti and street art make their homes, and begin to understand the link between street art and activism. From libraries and bars to open movie areas or independent theatres, there are a lot of places that welcomed street artists and are now hosting murals and other art installations by young artists in town. End the tour at a local market, a relaxed area where you can choose to combine a good beer with a good meal while admiring one of the most special murals in Romania.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Food and beverages at a pub at the end of the tour (at own expense)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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Meeting point

Meet your tour guide outside the Izvor Metro Station.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 49 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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My guide was Helena and she was AMAZING! I loved everything about her! She was so passionate about everything that she was explaining, she showed us beautiful places that really opened my eyes to the true Bucharest beauty! We walked a lot but every mile was worth it! Even if you don’t like rural art this tour is a must! It makes you think about tons of political issues and my guide, Helena was always ready to listen to your opinion! I totally recommend it!

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August 13, 2022

Anka is great!

Very good alternative tour in the center of Bucharest, partly away from the usual tourist sights. There were two of us registered and there was a total of 12 participants from different countries. Anka speaks English very clearly, so you can understand her well. The tour gave us an additional insight into Romanian culture and history, and we had previously visited the most important sights on our own. Clear recommendation from my side! Mulțumesc frumos Anka!

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September 29, 2019

We really enjoyed this tour. Our guide was perfect! She was kind, funny, helpful and knew what she was talking about. It felt like walking with a well-informed new friend, rather than a guide. She showed us some really beautiful places that we would never have found on our own or would have understood whitout her. We saw beautiful and inspiring street art and graffiti. Note to everyone looking for a tour of the beaten track: book this tour!

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August 14, 2019

Product ID: 38849