The Alternative Tour of Bucharest


15 EUR

On this tour, the first of its kind in Bucharest, we won’t talk about the tourist attractions. Instead, we’ll take you on a journey about the present and about the people: street art, graffiti, unconventional art spaces, hidden gems, and much more…

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English
Tour by Stefan
Local Expert

I’m Stefan and what I like most is traveling. My mother says that I was born with a backpack, (hopefully) just a joke :).
But the more I see this world, the more I like Bucharest, my home town. It’s a complex and crazy city, that is for sure worthy to be discovered. Days after joining my first free tour (in Amsterdam), me and a couple of friends started our own free tour in Bucharest, that you are welcomed to join!

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  • Check out some of the best street art and graffiti spots in Bucharest
  • Get a glimpse at how the city is changing and see some examples of urban renewal
  • Discover unconventional art spaces where local artists have left their marks
  • Uncover the city’s hidden gems
  • Find out about the abandoned Old Town and the “new Old Town”
  • Understand present-day social issues and see how local projects are trying to solve them


This is a non-touristic, non-highlights, and non-landmarks tour that gets you beyond the boulevards and experiencing Bucharest’s true nature and identity from a local perspective.

It’s all about creativity, fun, underground culture, societal challenges, local initiative, and hidden gems. So, be prepared for a flexible itinerary and new experiences each time.

What’s included & not included

  • Great guide
  • Special souvenir

Meeting point

University Sq., next to the statue of Mihai Viteazu

Reviews from travellers (4)


Excellent street art tour
Great tour - Elena had excellent knowledge, and made it personal and was flexible to our needs (i.e. stopping by getting a quick beer now and then:). Very recommended!
If you are interested in street art, you need to do this tour!
Elena was great! I was running late, she was waiting for me and showed me really nice street art and the story and meaning behind it. At the end of the tour, we even wrote an poem about Bucharest, that I enjoyed very much. Thank you. I recommend this tour strongly, if you are interested in street art and the alternative part of Bucharest.
very interesting and beautiful tour
Elena was the perfect guide tour. she explained everything in an interesting and fun way. it was awesome to explore the city through the graffiti and street art. I definitely recommend this tour for anyone who wants to see Bucharest in a different way/
Really interesting and out of the box
Elena gave us a private tour through Bucharest. A lot of pictures and street art makes her story pleasantly and interesting. We did walk for two ours and did see a lot of art, hidden gems and a couple of beautiful tips.
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