Tour of Communist Bucharest Small Group - in Bucharest - LikeALocal Guide

Tour of Communist Bucharest Small Group

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60 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: 4.5 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • German,
  • Italian,
  • French
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.
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Reviewed by Joseph

Highlights

  • 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

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Description

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.

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What’s included & not included

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

Meeting point

Pick up from your hotel/ apartment in Bucharest

Reviews from travellers (6)

4.0/5

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.
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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.
S
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.

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