Tour of Communist Bucharest


50 EUR

One can’t speak of Bucharest without mentioning the communist era. From the very moment you step into the city and wherever you go on its many streets, the communist blocks watch you from everywhere, while the imposing civic centre stands out with its huge Palace of the Parliament.

Duration: 4 hours
    Available in
  • French,
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • German,
  • Italian


  • Be amazed by the almighty Palace of the Parliament
  • See Ceausescu’s private villa in the Primăverii district
  • Visit the Free Press Square and the Free Press House
  • Walk across Revolution Square
  • Admire the fountains on Union Square


The tour starts with private pick up from your accommodation.

Together we’ll learn about Bucharest’s communist architecture and history, the influence communism had over us, notorious Ceausescu and his wife, and everything they did to the city during their ruling.

The itinerary includes:

- Free Press House and Free Press Square
- Ceausescu’s private villa in the Primăverii district
- Revolution Square
- Memorial of Rebirth
- Iuliu Maniu and Corneliu Coposu statues
- Former Communist Party Central Committee
- University Square: the Intercontinental Hotel and the National Theatre
- Dambovita River and Manuc's Inn
- Unirii Square and the Unirea Shopping Centre
- Boulevard of Socialist Victory
- Unirii Fountains
- Constitution Square
- Palace of the Parliament

Entry to Ceausescu’s private villa and the Palace of the Parliament are optional, but we strongly recommend you visit them since they’re both symbols of the communist era in Bucharest.

At the end of the tour we’ll drop you off at your accommodation.

What’s included & not included

  • Hotel pick up/drop off
  • Transport by air-conditioned car/minivan
  • Licensed English/German-speaking guide
  • Guided tour of all sights
  • Meals
  • Entry fees
  • Photography taxes
  • Tips/gratuities

Meeting point

Your accommodation in Bucharest

Reviews from travellers (6)


Was ok
The tour was ok.
Was vaguely informative.
Not sure it was worth the €70 considering I had to pay all my own entrances on top.
No added value, A taxi would be cheaper
Information we got was wrong. When I asked how long it took to build the palace parliament the guide said 2 years. It was 8 years and 2 to finish. He said Charles de Gaule was a communist president? He drove to the parliament at 10h while guided tour started at 11 so we were sitting half an hour waiting? It was a lot cheaper just to take a taxi to the parliament and to the villa ceacescu because inside we paid again for a guide. He didn't join us.
He started directly selling other tours... I really did not like the tour.
A unique look at Romania’s Communist past
This tour provides a great chance to learn about Romania’s Communist past by touring the Parliament building and the Ceaucescu residence. Alina was terrific and provided good information about these buildings and other sites within the city.
Communism tour and the Palace of Parliament with Authentic Romania
We took a communism tour that included the visit to the Palace of Parliament with Authentic Romania. Everything was perfectly organised, we learned a lot about Romania's communist past, and saw all the main communist-era highlights all over Bucharest.
Alina took us to the Senate side of Parliament, where we were the only little group visiting at that time. It was such an amazing experience to be there and hear all the incredible facts about this grand building.
Would have never been able to see and learn so much without this tour.
Authentic Romania - Communist Bucharest Tour and Palace of the Parliament
This tour is a crash course in the history of Communism in Romania! The highlight of the tour is the Palace of the Parliament. To say this building is impressive is an understatement; there are over 1,000 rooms and a yearly utility bill of 8-12 million EU. The building also holds world records for the largest chandelier and carpet! While the interior is beyond words, the history being presented by a guide who experienced Communism is priceless. I recommend this tour, remember to bring your passport for entry.
A lesson in in Romania's past
We did Communist tour during our time in Bucharest and it was brilliant. The highlight was visiting the imposing Palace of the Parliament, a relic from Ceaucescu's tumultuous reign. It really gave us an understanding of why Bucharest is as it is today. Other highlights included Revolution square. Our guide was wonderful, attentive and entertaining. Highly recommend this tour!
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