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National Theatre Bucharest, Bulevardul Nicolae Bălcescu 2, București 030167, Romania,
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Piața Unirii, București, Romania
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OverviewThis Bucharest tour is like no other, because youre seeing the streets with those who live on them. Join a formerly homeless local on this tour of Bucharests main sites and through the cobbled streets of Old Town. Along the way, learn about the challenges that come with street life in Bucharest, and help to make a difference by supporting a local NGO.
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
- Small group ensures personal service
- Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
- Free snacks included
- Led by a local guide
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Take Sergiu, for example. He is a great success story and one of our guides. With the help of the Parada Foundation, he gave up drug use, found a temporary merchandiser job, and is now finishing high school. He is well travelled, fluent in English and Spanish, tons of fun to be around, and a true connoisseur of the streets and their secrets.
Sergiu underwent a guide training program and now leads tours of Bucharests historical and cultural quirks in an unusual and entertaining way. Issues of homelessness are also covered, and Sergiu shares his experiences with those he leads.
It is important to note that this is not 'Poverty Tourism' (superficially looking at poor areas and people), but rather a joint initiative with the homeless themselves. As well as gaining sustainable employment through this program, the guides are empowered with the chance to tell their own stories with authority and authenticity.
On this Bucharest tour, well pass the University Passage and go toward the Russian Church and the National Bank of Romania. Well also see University Square, which, in the 15th century, was the northern limit of the city and, in the 1990s a site of student protest against the Romanian government.
As we explore Old town, a place with plenty of stories and history, your guide will tell you some of the modern secrets, like where illegal parties are still held in squatted buildings, and how those living on the streets get food from the nearby restaurants for free.
After crossing Old Town and stopping for a refreshing coffee break (your own expense), we will them move toward Unirii Square, where youll learn more historic tales, like the private subway line that Ceauescu wanted to build in case he needed to escape the wrath of the people.
Well make our final stop at the Parada Foundation headquarters, the organisation behind this Outcast Bucharest tour.
Local English/Spanish speaking guide
Coffee at the mid-tour break
Additional food and drink
Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
Tips and gratuities for the guide
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
You will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people
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