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Bucharest: Alternative Sightseeing 3-Hour Guided Tour

1. Bucharest: Alternative Sightseeing 3-Hour Guided Tour

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 University Square and see the first signs showing the freedom of expression and the fight against censorship at the start of democracy in Romania's history. Continue strolling to an abandoned area where graffiti and street art make their homes, and begin to understand the hidden link between street art and the city's forgotten history. Walking on to Pictor Verona Strada you’ll see where Bucharest’s largest annual alternative festival is held, and of course, the traces that have been left behind. Finish the tour in the most welcoming street art area. 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.

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Bucharest: 2.5-Hour Pantelimon District Tour

2. Bucharest: 2.5-Hour Pantelimon District Tour

Where did the Communist industry of Bucharest disappear? How are the city and its people changing with the times? Find out all this and more on a tour of the Pantelimon District. Find the beauty in the otherwise busy capital city of Bucharest with the trained eye of a local guide. Explore Pantelimon, one of the dormitory neighborhoods of Bucharest, designed by the communists as a place for sleeping when you’re not working. See the huge apartment blocks and understand how the entire place was connected to one of the city's largest industrial areas. Uncover plenty of surprises waiting for you, such as the parks dotted with communist symbols, a Medieval Monastery, and a wild natural wetland. After grabbing a local snack, see how the old industrial area is reinventing. From the height of a former water tower, admire some great pieces of street art, completely made on roofs and visible just from bird's-eye level. Go through the industrial history of the area. On the way, discuss more of communism, the famous Nicolae Ceausescu and his big plans and ideas. Get the best ideas to enjoy Bucharest your own way before concluding the activity.

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Bucharest: 2.5-Hour Hidden Private Tour

3. Bucharest: 2.5-Hour Hidden Private Tour

Step off the beaten path on a private tour of hidden Bucharest. Enjoy an engaging visit of the authentic side of town and see where the locals like to hang out.  Off the beaten path, you will visit a few hidden architectural jewels of the old Bucharest, as well as its charming public gardens. A bit of urban art and a couple of cultural venues will give you a good feeling of Bucharest's vibrant cultural life. Travel through time and get to know Romanian history and culture, while enjoying a cup of coffee and a cake in an outdoor café (or 'summer garden'). Book a private tour of the hidden Bucharest and experience the city like a local.

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Bucharest: History and Culture Private Walking Tour

4. Bucharest: History and Culture Private Walking Tour

Experience the history and culture of Bucharest as you stroll past landmarks in Calea Victoriei, the old town, and the former Civic Center. Experience Bucharest through the eyes of a local expert. Meet your friendly guide at one of the most beautiful buildings in town, the Romanian Athenaeum. Listen as your guide introduces you to the local history and culture as you venture to the historic avenue of Calea Victoriei, the pedestrian Old Town, and University Square. Next, walk to the former Civic Center in the Communist neighborhood built in the 1980s by the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. Take in the immense size of the Palace of the Parliament and the view from Constitution Square of the former "Victory of Socialism Boulevard." Stop for an optional lunch break in a traditional and historic restaurant, or for a coffee break in a typical outdoor café.

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Bucharest: Instahood Stories Tour

5. Bucharest: Instahood Stories Tour

With this tour, local guides turns tourists into locals and locals into tourists. Begin in the busy Roman Square (Piata Romana), before and move on to quiet, hidden old streets to see and even explore turn-of-the-century villas. Following that, you will move on to the new creative quarter, checking out reverse graffiti art and artsy courtyards which you can sneak into. Make a refreshment stop on the way for some tasty local bites and end with a lovely coffee close to the Old Town.

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What people are saying about Bucharest

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 36 reviews

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!

Elena was super friendly and informative. We had fun learning about the history of the city in an alternative way. Got some nice recommendations and she showed us a lot of interesting and beautiful and hidden spots. A good way to get to know the city.

Alternative Bucharest Tour Rocks

Elena is a very passionate, energetic and fun tour guide. Her passion comes through with every story she tells you. She showed me places I did not know existed. This is a must Tour to take. I highly recommend it!

You was excellent, I would describe it as a people's tour.

The tour left me with the desire to visit the last milliner in Romania! My tour was excellent, and the quite was very knowledgeable and accommodating.

Fun, interesting, beautiful

We were shown around by Anca. She showed us where to look and what it meant. I think we got a good glimpse at the alternative scene. Thanks