Alternative Bucharest Tour

Duration: 3h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Vali
Registered on March 05, 2023

Hi, I'm Vali and I'm in love with Street Art in general and stickers in particular. I studied Food Engineering, but I do tour guiding for 3 years in my free time and I love it!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

In this of the beaten path tour of Bucharest you will be guided by a very passionate Street Art enthusiast that knows very well the scene and created the Alternative Bucharest Tour to share his knowledge with both locals and tourists. The tour is not related to big companies or agencies.

Learn the history of graffiti and Street Art in Bucharest, see what it feels like to combine art with vandalism, do a little treasure hunt, discover all forms of Street Art present in Bucharest, and visit a location full of graffiti and Street Art only accessible with the tour.
Start the tour by learning the history of graffiti and Street Art in Bucharest and of the main landmarks of our starting point.
See Special forms of Street Art like installations, stickers, and paste-ups, besides the usual graffiti and murals.
So a little treasure hunt to raise your awareness about public art.
Do a mid-tour break at a local Cultural Hub/Summer Garden.
End the tour in a location full of graffiti and Street Art only accessible with the tour.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Piața Revoluției, București 030167, R...
    Piața Revoluției, București 030167, Romania
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    We meet in the Revolution Square in front of the Memorial of Rebirth. I will always have with me a clipboard with ,,Alternative Bucharest'' stickers.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Memorial of Rebirth

    This is the starting point of the Tour, where we talk about the history of Graffiti and Street Art in Bucharest and about the landmarks that you can see in the Revolution Square

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Grădina Alhambra

    In this location we see the first mural done in Bucharest back in 2006 and talk about the 3 ways that the authorities handle old buildings in Bucharest.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Palatul Universul

    A perfect stop to see how a place can be changed through Street Art

  • 4
    Free admission

    What better place for a break than a cultural hub with a beautiful summer garden?

  • 5
    Outside visit
    National University of Arts

    The backyard of the National University of Arts hides some of the most beautiful murals in Bucharest.

  • 6
    Free admission
    Galeria Eva - Ilustromania

    The end of the Tour finds us in a private location full of graffiti and Street Art that can only be visited during the Tour.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Carmen 14 Apr 2024

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Travelled in family - Apr 2024
We live in Bucharest and still didn't know allthe places shown by Vali. We really enjoyed the tour and recomand it.
Niz 09 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Overall informative tour through back roads and few hidden gems. The break/ coffee shop didnt cater for non locals.
Grigorijs 12 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
If you'd like to see Bucharest from other side definitely would recommend to take this tour. Good mix of basic information about Bucharest and Romania and modern street-art.
James 23 Jul 2023

I had a great experience with this tour. I learned a lot about Bucharest and its street art. Vali was very interesting and knowledgeable and presented a lot of interesting ideas to think about. When some friends came to visit, I wanted to take this tour again but it was not available on that day so we took a paid tour…. It was no where near as good as this one. I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in street art.
Kristýna 15 Jul 2023

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Travelled alone - Jul 2023
The tour was amazing - it really shows you the side of Bucharest you don't get to see as a mainstream tourist. The guide is truly knowledgeable and makes the tour fun, with little and non forceful ways to make the people participate. The only small thing I'd change is the length as it was over four hours long, but other than that, I truly enjoyed the experience! And I really liked it involved a break in a cool place too.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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