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Bucharest: The "Last Days of Communism" Tour

Product ID: 42997
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Get on this Bucharest trip to reveal the “great accomplishments of the golden era” and to hear the story of people who built it. See the Revolution Square, visit the Parliament Palace "House of People" and Primaverii Palace.
About this activity
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Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the Revolution Square
  • Visit the Parliament Palace "House of People"
  • Learn more about the House of The Free Press Square
  • Pass by the University Square
  • Visit Primaverii Palace - the former residence of the presidential couple
Full description
Romania has been a communist country for more than 40 years, between 1948 and December 1989. Nicolae Ceausescu became the General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party in 1965 and the president of Socialist Republic of Romania in 1974. 15 years later, he was removed from power and executed after a violent revolution during the winter of 1989. While nowadays Romania is a democracy, the communist period remained interesting as well as controversial.

Follow the guide on this trip through Bucharest to reveal the “great accomplishments of the golden era” and to hear the story of people who built it. You will see the first communist building in Bucharest, the Revolution Square with the balcony where the dictator gave his last speech, the majestic “House of People” and the former residence of the presidential couple.

The tour will start in the morning at your hotel and following a 4 hour itinerary you will see the most interesting communist sights of Bucharest downtown with entrance at the Parliament Palace "House of People" and Primaverii Palace.
The itinerary depends on your hotel’s location, but it will include: Free Press Square (Piata Presei Libere), The Arch of Triumph (Arcul de Triumf), Victoriei Square (Piata Victoriei), Calea Victoriei – Revolution Square (Romanian Atheneum, Revolution’s Memorial), The Palace of Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului), Union Square (Piata Unirii) – University Square (Piata Universitatii), Romana Square (Piata Romana), Victoriei Square and Charles de Gaulle Square (Piata Charles de Gaulle).
Includes
  • Communism tour
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Transport by car/minibus
  • English speaking guide/driver
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees to the Parliament Palace & Primaverii Palace

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Please bring your original passport or ID card.
• The visits are not guaranteed as these institutions are sometimes closed for Meetings and Conferences.
• From March to October, and December 16 to January 6, tours take place with a minimum of 4 people.
• From January 7 to February 29, and November 1 to December 15, tours take place with a minimum of 2 people.
• If the minimum number is not met, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.

From US$ 45.78 per person

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Product ID: 42997