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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

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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!
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.

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4.8/5

Very good!
Great tour and great guide!!
Stellar tour!!
This tour is amazing! I had limited time in Bucharest and decided to get to Bulgaria while I was closeby. SO happy I did! My tour guide, Constantine, was extremely knowledgeable about Romanian and Bulgarian history and the UNESCO sites we visited. I asked a million questions about Bucharest and the sites we visited which he so nicely answered. I could not have asked for a better day or tour guide! I would recommend this tour for small groups and individuals.
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