Alternative Bucharest

3,5 hour tour focused on street and urban art and cool new initiatives in Bucharest

street art & urban culture tour

plus: history, architecture, art and other sweet delights

the sites

Having street art as a target we will meander through the streets of Bucharest where we will find:

  • quaint neighborhoods full of history
  • beautiful cosy bookstores
  • hidden gardens in the heart of the city
  • the first outdoor graffiti gallery in Romania
  • hip hang out places frequented by locals
  • amazing street art in the most surprising locations

TOUR DETAILS

3.5 hours tour

½ day tour with a final pit stop at one of Bucharest’s trendiest hang out places

A shorter version of our flagship/signature tour. Appropriate if you prefer shorter walks or don’t have so much time available but still want to sample some of Bucharest’s most interesting spots.

We are the proud operator in Bucharest for Urban Adventures. You can purchase these tours directly from our sister site Bucharest Urban Adventures at special prices by clicking the booking button below.

PRICE: 39 EURO 31.5 EURO

special offer:
*By booking directly with us, and for a limited time only, you get a 20% discount for all purchases on this tour by using this special promo code INTERESTING2.

Just use the Book Now button below to get your discount.

Your final price will be: 31.5 EURO

see over 30 landmarks

Walking Distance: 7.1 km

stops for rest and refreshments : 1

Lunch can be arranged too

Heat warning

Make sure you cover your head as the sun gets pretty intense this time of year in Romania. Oh, and wear sunscreen if you feel like.

optimal group size: 6 persons

(for larger groups give us a message and we’ll try to accommodate)

Street art workshop

Get to know the Bucharest scene

visit our fantastic workshop locations** where you will get the opportunity to paint our walls and receive instructions on street art & graffiti techniques from local artists. Then, you’ll get to make your very own canvas piece to take home with you as a memento of your Bucharest experiment.

** depending on the weather the workshop will be held either in a huge abandoned construction site or in a collective

PRICE : 35 EURO

Our resident maestros include big household names such as IRLO, ORTAKU, ADA, ALLAN DALLA, KITRA  and others.

3-4 hours

Book Your Street Art Workshop

Make your own tour

We don’t call ourselves Interesting Times Bureau for nothing:

Write us in advance, tell us what your interests, likes and dislikes are and we’ll try to come up with a tour especially designed for you.

We’ll also make sure to include things a bit out of your comfort zone just to keep things, you know…interesting.

so go ahead: take the red pill

Prices: based on what is agreed.

Further details will be communicated in due time.

the city

Bucharest is a city of strong contrasts. A relatively young city with old mentalities; right at the gates of the Orient, hopelessly influenced by the West but belonging to neither.

“all art was contemporary”

When we first started this tour it was concentrated around street art and urban culture. Later we realized that as much as we love these forms of expression they can’t make much sense to the traveler without some context, without some history. simply because, as someone said,: “all art was once contemporary” .

Bucharest Shoutout!

Here’s a nice video made by the creative people of Bucharest. Full disclosure : the costume designer is a guest guide for Interesting Times Bureau

We practice Slow Tourism

What is slow tourism?

We  believe very much in the slow movement: slow food, slow cities, slow design, slow living.

You are on holiday.You should never have a schedule in your holiday. That’s why we start  with lemonade and a quick chat about what you’ll see on the tour.

Slow tourism also means:

  • good connection with the local community
  • authenticity
  • cohabitation
  • support for the local artists
  • enjoy the experience
  • time to wonder and understand
  • take plenty of photos.

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