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Communist day-tour in Bucharest

Discover the remnants of the communist era in Romania’s capital city, Bucharest, in an amazing one-day tour. Explore the most famous buildings of that period and find out how people used to live their lives under the dictatorship.

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Tour operated by:
Rolandia Travel


  • One-day tour from Bucharest
  • Discover the communist architecture in buildings such as the metro station
  • Get an insight into the lives of the common people at a neighbourhood built for the working-class
  • Visit the Palace of the Parliament and discover the story behind it
  • Visit the Spring Palace, the palace where the notorious couple lived
  • Transportation by car or minibus
  • English speaking guide with Spanish, French and German guides on request


Even though almost 30 years passed since the communist era ended in Romania, its impact can still be seen in most of the country, mainly because of mass construction of buildings from that time. Through our day-tour you will get an in-depth view of how Romania looked during the Ceausescu regime, both from the perspective of the common people as well as from the perspective of its ruler.
The day will start with your pick-up from the hotel reception and we will visit some of the metro stations built in the communist era. From there we will visit one of the neighbourhoods built especially for the working-class in order to see how the common people lived their lives.
Our next stop will be at the famous Palace of the Parliament, the crown jewel of the communist regime. Find out what inspired Ceausescu to build it and where did he get his inspiration from. You will also discover some of his other projects.
The final location to visit is the Ceausescu Residential Palace, also known as the Spring Palace (Palatul Primaverii). Discover how the notorious couple lived their lives and get an insight into their life history.

What‘s included

  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees

What‘s not included

  • Lunch
  • personal expenses

Reviews from participants

Very passionate, informative guide. Catalin answered to all of our questions on how life was in communist times compared to the times we live now and what happened in 1989. Highly recommended!
I visited Bucharest in April 2015. The city has a complicated history, but unique if you get to think about it … Great guide and great tour. You must take this communist tour in Bucharest to understand the city and its history.