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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.
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
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
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
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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.
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
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
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