Bucharest – A Communism Tour

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1 Day
Availability : Jan. 2018 - Dec. 2018
Min Age : 8+


Parliament House, Revolution Square, Ceausescu Residence
Tour Details

As you all know, Romania was a communist country until 1989. Some of us are too young to remember exactly how it was, ow what happened, or what was the purpose. We rely on our friends and relatives to shed some light upon the events on that period. Fact is, it was a very interesting time, from a traveler’s point of view. And Bucharest, being the capital of Romania, was the core center of the Communist Party. Discover the places that were built during that time, where the 1989 revolution took place, where did Ceausescu live and more. This tour showcases some of Romania’s darker times, but a truly fascinating piece of history.

  • Transportation with private mini bus
  • Entrance Fees
  • English speaking guide
  • Air fares
  • Insurances
  • Photo/Video taxes

One Day Tour

Of course, Bucharest itself is a product of its time; get to witness old buildings, different architecture, focusing on the post 60-70s era. Part of the charm of the city is discovering it, as it once was; if you look closely you can easily tell the difference, of how it used to look like back in the day.

Here are the highlights of the tour, the places we’re going to visit:

The Revolution Square, where it all ended; kind of like going backwards in history. The square, formerly known as Piata Palatului (Palace Square) until 1989, was the place where communism as we knew it, reached its demise. See the balcony where Ceausescu had his last speech, witness history unfolding before your eyes, traveling back in time.

The Parliament house, also known as the People’s Palace, built by Nicolae Ceausescu. And you must see it to believe it. Built during the “golden years” of communism. A truly spectacular piece of architecture; it’s amazing what they could accomplish. It now houses the Romanian Parliament and also serves as an international conference center. The interior has a luxurious display of crystal chandeliers, mosaics, oak paneling, marble, and floors covered in rich carpets.

University Square and the Victoria Palace, designed originally for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the palace was the headquarters of the Council of Ministers during the communist period, and is now the Government of Romania.

The Free Press House, located in the northern part of the city. The original concept of the building was in the spirit of the new classicism of the 1930-1940s. This project was rejected by Soviet advisers. The formation of a delegation was imposed; hand-picked” members were led by the pro-Soviet architect Horia Maicu, who “learned” directly from Moscow architects. There, he completed the project concept, whose final shape – which remains so currently – Romanian architects have succeeded because of the involvement of architect N. Badescu who favored the national character” of the building.

Ceausescu’s Residence, where he actually lived. This is now a museum, recently opened, where you get to see and experience how Ceausescu was living large back in the day. Swimming pools, tens of rooms, color TVs; it’s basically a full-blown palace.

Book this tour and we will order these activities based on your time-frame.


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If your group size is different than the ones listed above, send us an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible with an estimate.

Payment & Cancellation Policies

The payment will be received and processed in full, in a minimum of 30 days prior to departure. So, any reservation has to be made 30 days or more before departure. If there are 29 days left before the starting of the tour, you cannot book anymore. If you find yourself in a last minute booking decision, send us an e-mail and we’ll find a solution for you.

In the unfortunate case of needing to cancel a reservation for a package, the following terms apply:

  • If you cancel within 30 days before departure, 100% of the total amount payed will be refunded to your account.
  • If you cancel within 15 days before departure, 50% of the total amount payed will be refunded to your account.
  • If you cancel within 7-0 days days before departure, 5% of the total amount payed will be refunded to your account.

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    4 Reviews
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    Laura Smith

    Couple Traveller

    Andrei has been very attentive to all our needs and this made the tour even more interesting. Our guide, John was also very knowledgeable about Bucharest. Highly recommended.

    February 15, 2018

    Judit Lehoczky

    Couple Traveller

    I would recommend this tour to anyone. The house of Ceacescu was one of the highlights.

    February 9, 2018

    Rick Dos Santos:

    Couple Traveller

    My wife and I spent some time in Romania, because her dad was born here. Even if Andrei was only in charge for a city tour, the experience was wonderful, and we made new friends as well. Looking forward to visiting again the future.

    November 11, 2017

    Brian Ho

    Family Traveller

    I liked the way our guide explained the whole history and how communism came about; it is interesting to see where Ceausescu lived and how he lived. The tour did not feel boring at all, it was very well paced. Recommended.

    May 26, 2017