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Bucharest: Alternative Urban Explorer Small Group Tour with Local Guide

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    What to Expect
    We shall start our urban adventure in one of the most popular squares in Bucharest, the Roman Square (known to locals as Piata Romana). Your guide will meet and greet you with a covrig, a delicious street snack, which we think provides the perfect start for the day! A

    After spending some time in this very special site, we shall continue our walk towards the University of Fine Arts, where one of the best examples of street art in the city awaits. The work, by the Portuguese master Vhils, can only be characterised as ‘reversed graffiti.’ It’s arguably one of the most amazing pieces of street art that you’re likely to see in Romania. 

    We will then return to Victory Avenue, learning about some of its most representative buildings and their complicated history as we go. We will put the spotlight on the German Embassy, Monteoru and Stirbei Palace and hear tales of their role in the history of Bucharest. Criss-crossing the avenue to discover yet more amazing architecture and historical happenings, your guide will invite you to stop for a refreshment break in a hip spot away from the eyes of the street. 

    Further on, another incredible place is waiting to be rediscovered and awakened through fascinating tales of the old city. The English Passage is a wrought iron and glass 19th-century marvel, now decaying beautifully before our eyes! 

    Then we’ll take a stroll around one of the most beautiful parts of Bucharest, as your guide points out each important landmark, explaining its significance. We’ll also walk through a maze of streets and iconic public gardens that will provide stunning backdrops for your precious photo collection! 

    Our journey then takes us to the most famous street in Bucharest, a unique place that unites the works of our most important local artists. And it’s about now that 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. 

    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 have been granted special access and can take you inside on this very special tour! 

    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 colourful tour will end here within short walking distance from University Square and Cismigiu Park. 
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    Departure Point
    Roman Square, Piața Roma, București, Romania
    Departure Time
    11:00 AM
    Duration
    4h 30m
    Return Details
    University's Square, Bulevardul Regina Elisabeta 3, București 030167, Romania
    Inclusions
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • Oe street snack
    • One refreshment
    • Snacks
    Exclusions
    • Additional food and drinks
    • Souvenirs and personal shopping
    • Tips/gratuities for your guide
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • 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.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Ioana was a phenomenal guide. I’ve taken a couple of Alternative Tours and this was by far the best one I’ve done. Ioana is very passionate about her city and it shows! The tour was a perfect mix of street art/graffiti, architecture, and history. The...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank mluzano
    Reviewed 15 August 2019

    Even though we had taken to many beers the night before Alex managed very well to inspire, excite and entertain us during the entire tour! I am a tour guide myself and his insider route gave exactly that what I expect on a "off the...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank Berlinagent
    Dana T, Guest Relations Manager at Bucharest Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2019

    "Well, nice to hear a thumbs-up review from guide to guide. In the world of architects – because I am, first of all, an architect – this rarely happens, haha :))) Alex"

    Reviewed 11 August 2019 via mobile

    The best, most interesting and fun way to get to know more about Bucharest's rich history and culture is to walk its streets and discover the many interesting stories behind its fascinating architectural structures, sculptures, paintings and vibrant street art. Top that with having a...More

    Thank iamsaff
    Reviewed 26 July 2019 via mobile

    Me and my friend had a really nice day. We've enjoyed a lot our time with Dana. We had seen a lot of stunning street art and she explained the history of Romanian in a interesting and exciting way. We had the pleasure to take...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank cesaripenelope
    Dana T, Guest Relations Manager at Bucharest Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2019

    Dear Penelope&Bernadetta, thanks for taking such an interest in my city and its history, culture & particularly its street art, I'm glad it didn't disappoint! It was a pleasure meeting you, Penny&Benny :)) All the best, Dana

    Reviewed 17 July 2019

    I had a great time learning about the architecture and cultural history of Bucharest. Alex is a great and very knowledgeable guide!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Camille J
    Dana T, Guest Relations Manager at Bucharest Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2019

    "Glad you enjoyed it, Camillle! Thanks! I had a great time myself! Alex"

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