3-Hour Guided Tour of Communist Bucharest

3-Hour Guided Tour of Communist Bucharest

From US$ 23.83 per person

During this 3-hour walking tour you'll discover the major landmarks and events of Bucharest’s communist past, including the brutal beginnings of the regime, plus the nationalization and forced demolition of thousands of houses.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the rise and fall of the Romanian dictator Ceausescu
  • Visit communist-era landmarks to see the regime's distinctive architectural style
  • Hear stories about daily life under communist rule
  • Visit political memorials and sites that played a key role in the 1989 revolution
Full description
This 3-hour tour reveals the conflict between two worlds: Bucharest under the communist regime and the relatively peaceful and prosperous Bucharest of the inter-war period. You’ll learn why Bucharest is such a striking mix of different architectural styles, how each regime left its mark on the city, how the city looked during the communist period and what it was like for people living in communist Romania. Your guide will help to bring to life the anti-communist revolution and the fall of the Iron Curtain. Learn about the violent beginnings of the communist regime and the nationalization and forced demolition of homes. See the impressive Palace of Parliament and hear all about the Ceausescu family and the bloody anti-communist revolution of 1989. You’ll visit lesser-known, charming inter-war neighborhoods saved from communist urban re-modelling, and see the remains of the Uranus neighborhood as well. The tour includes a short break at a café, where you can enjoy drinks or snacks (at your own expense).
Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Small snacks
  • Drinks and snacks in the cafe
  • Fees for any museums you may want to visit
  • Visit inside the Palace of the Parliament
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

Select participants and date

Participants

Date

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Near the red-brick bell tower of the Patriarchy (within walking distance from Piata Unirii), Aleea Dealul Mitropoliei 19, București 030167, Romania

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 151 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
Sort by

Fantastic tour! Great local guide who had both historical knowledge of the communist period, but also anecdotes from being young during the regime and the revolution. He was also well equipped with a flip book of pictures for people and places he was describing, as well as interesting historical props (including snacks). Definitely recommend!

Read more

January 11, 2020

Claudia was the best guide I have ever met!!! She knows the history of Communism in Romania in great depth as well as being a warm & funny person. She even went way over our given time limit to answer all of our many questions. Simply put, Claudia is a 10/10!

October 18, 2019

The tour was very well organised and our tour guide Cristina was so fabulous in all the information. she proved to be a good friend than a guide. I would definetly recommend Cristina as a perfect guide. she adjusted to our needs also . she gave detailed informations always with a smile on her face.

October 12, 2019

Organized by

Product ID: 66286