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The best way to discover Bucharest is by walking. Join our themed tours (Communist, Alternative, Historical) to get to know and understand the city.
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University Square, next to the Statue of Mihai Viteazul, Bucharest 022376, Romania
+40 752 111 188
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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We booked and got a confirmation. We were there ten minutes before and waited until 6.15pm and guess what? No one ever came. We call and text and no answer. Thanks for wasting our time.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ana S
Reviewed 27 July 2018

For those interested in learning something about rumenian contemporary society the "Alternative tour" is the best bet. You will experience what animates and shakes the underground writing scene, and more broadly the youth culture by admiring street arts, visiting cool botiques and hipstery hangouts. Elena...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Tiziano D
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

We booked this tour back in April and received a confirmation of the booking. We are incredibly disappointed, as we were 10 minutes early at the statue opposite the University and waited until 6.15pm. We have travelled specifically for this tour and have wasted time...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank DeliaA502
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Elena guided us during the alternative tour. Great guide and a wonderful person. It was interesting and fun. Thank you Elena!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank M B
Reviewed 7 April 2018

I booked the alternative tour with Open Doors. It all looked good and I received the confirmation from them. When I turned up to do the tour, I saw the guide from the walkabout free tour (I think they are associated with Open Doors because...More

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank kathrynaohalloran
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

We took this tour with Livia and it was so incredibly interesting. Starting from University Square and an insight into the Roma history, we visited many areas of Bucharest: the old town, an extremely poor neighbourhood in the south of the city, a flower market...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank monicadK2965OW
Livia_Morega, Guide at Open Doors, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Ladies, thank you ever so much for the outstsnding review. It was a pleasure to guide you and discuss such sensitive and often controversial topics. Big hugs Livia

Reviewed 30 October 2017

We had a great time taking this unique tour. Although there are cheaper (and free) tours, we were so glad that we decided to take this one, which took us to the most interesting corners of the city. Elena was perfect: insightful, lovely and kind....More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank RoeeLiza
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Elena is a fabulous tour guide. Full of insights and deep analysis. A highly engaging tour. A must do!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Ripwalk
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Livia was our guide during a very insightful alternative tour of Bucharest city. For me, this tour was by far the highlight of my stay in Bucharest. It made me see a side of the city which would otherwise be invisible to my "visitor's perspective"....More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank DoufounouA
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Elena was our lovely guide who walked us through lots of graffiti sites around the city explaining their background and answering all our curiosities. She told us about the artists, the message behind them and also about some neighbourhoods and forgotten places in the city....More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank salman640
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12 July 2015|
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Response from stetz27 | Property representative |
Hi. The meeting point is Unirii sq. ("Piata Unirii"), at the clock, next to the fountains. You must book the tour before joining.