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Bucharest Alternative Walking Tour

Product ID: 52623
Discover Bucharest’s untouched areas, away from the tourist trail as we take you back to the serenity of the old days. You will be led by your expert local guide to some strikingly beautiful locations.
About this activity
Duration: 3.5 hours
Starting time 11:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover bohemian Bucharest and its everlasting romantic flair, now merging with the new age street art scene
  • Get exclusive access to an exceptional building that has been decorated inside by local street artists with artworks commissioned by us
  • Explore the city’s most amazing street art and learn about the cool social projects that will influence its future
  • Enjoy a delicious Romanian street snack
  • Dig into your local guide’s vast knowledge of hip and happening hangouts and get the most out of your stay
Full description
We will greet you in Romana Square (known by locals as Piata Romana), a very popular meeting spot, with a piping hot street snack to get your morning off to a delicious start! Then we’ll move away from this busy central area to discover our favorite neighborhoods in Bucharest, which all ooze character and charm. Not long after the beginning of our walk, we’ll come across our first ‘secret’ hangout favored by locals and spot some of the biggest wall murals in the city, learning as we go about the local artists, the themes and hidden messages within their artworks and the variety of techniques used to create them.

Next up is yet another high point of the morning, strolling around one of the most beautiful parts of Bucharest, as your guide points out each important landmark, explaining its significance. Walk through a maze of streets and iconic public gardens that will provide stunning backdrops for your precious photo collection! About halfway through our tour, we will reach the most famous street in Bucharest, a unique place that unites the works of our most important local artists. At this point we’ll stop for a short refreshment break in a beautiful summer garden, that doubles as a famous local bookstore.

Zigzagging our way down the city’s busiest boulevard, we’ll begin our approach to the most important landmark in Bucharest, Revolution Square. As we walk, your guide, who will certainly be your friend by now, will share with you tales of the city and its dramatic past. Our penultimate stop will unlock and reveal a secret hidden gem — exceptional street art within the University of Architecture. Why is it a hidden gem, we hear you ask? Because it’s not normally open to the public, but we can take you inside on this very special tour! Here discover three unique murals: incredible works by some of the best local and international artists that were commissioned by us, using ticket money from the same tour you are on right now. The idea behind this is to build awareness of this beautiful art form and to encourage upcoming generations to continue ‘painting the city beautifully!’

We are slowly approaching the end of our tour, but not before showing you one of the first Square Cat murals, a very rare blast from the past in our crazy little city. This exceptional artwork was recently restored by the artist himself and is painted on the doors of the Cinema Capitol Garden, an incredible historical site that waits in ruins for the chance of a well-deserved future!

Our colorful tour will end here within short walking distance from University Square and Cismigiu Park. But before you go, don’t forget to ask your friend/local guide for more tips on what else to see, do and eat in beguiling Bucharest!
 
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • One street snack
  • One refreshment
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of KFC Piata Romana, next to the metro station Piata Romana

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Important information
Know before you go
• 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.
• Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.
• For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
• Bring comfortable shoes (the tour is 7 km long), sunscreen and something to cover your head, the sun can be intense in the summer.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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A great tour

If you want to get to know Bucharest off the beaten track, you should book this tour. Our tour guide Dana loves her city and knows everything about her. We learned a lot of interesting details and saw places that we would never have found on our own. The 3.5 hours went by in a flash. Highly recommended!

September 2, 2019

Alex was extremely knowledgeable,personable and a great guide.

Alex was intelligent and personable. The tour was dubbed as a graffiti tour but it was so much more. Alex, being an architect, added another dimension to the tour and his knowledge and creative mind made the day extremely informative and fun. Highly recommend this tour. I can’t say enough good things

June 14, 2019

A great day! :)

We did our tour with Ioana, it was her first tour and she was very comfortable, very interesting and friendly! Ioana has lots of stories to tell you about the places, the culture and the people of Bucharest. My companion and I loved this adventure, discovering Bucharest otherwise, with a super nice local guide !! :) I highly recommend !

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May 8, 2019

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Urban Adventures

Product ID: 52623