Palace of Parliament.Former People's House

 

Who would have said that a boy with only elementary school would become such a controversial communist dictator?
How did Nicolae Ceausescu built such a strong and fascinating cult of personality?
Was he a genius or just an egocentric man?

Let’s embark on a communist journey and you will:
• See the most iconic communist landmarks in Bucharest
Get a real feel of the day to day life during the communist regime in Romania
• Be revealed hidden, genuine, funny stories
Taste some bites of communist food. Will you like it or not? Have a taste and you’ll find out!

Your best alternative to get to know the city, learn a bit of history and have as well relaxing moments.

This tour is child friendly (please consider the walking distance)

Meeting point: Piata Unirii (Unirii Square) Corner of H&M at Magazinul Unirea/Unirea Shopping Center, Bucharest

Nearest bus/metro stops: Unirii 2 metro exit is only 150 metres away (500 feet away).
Bus no. 104, 116, 117, 123, 124, 133, 385 stops nearby

Drop off: Piata Universitatii (Universitatii square)

 

Additional information

AvailabilityAll year long
Duration4 h
LanguageEnglish
Max. no. of guests12
Starts at10:30
Walking distance7 km / 4.3 miles

Life under communism meant that scarcity of products, staying in line to buy food, low gas pressure and limited access to TV shows was the normality. Learn how people were managing to live considering these poor conditions.

On our itinerary, you will see the main communist tourist attractions like: Palace of Parliament, Revolution square, headquarter of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, but also others that will be a total surprise.

A stop in front of the Palace of Parliament (the megalomaniac project of the great leader Nicolae Ceausescu) is a must for a communist tour in Bucharest.
Curious about the leader’s decision to demolish an entire neighborhood just to build this impressive building and its impact on Romanian’s lives? Let’s discover the hidden stories.

As we move further, the tour will unlock the fascinating stories of the past. And the Revolution Square will reveal you the memories of bloody days and the fall of the communist dictatorship.

Since we like food, you will enjoy small bites: a snack and 2 communist sweets that will give you a taste of the communist era.

This tour has a bit of everything: fun facts, cultural insights, small bites of typical communist food and all that sprinkled with history. And maybe we have left some things to surprise and delight you.

A tour that you should not miss if you want to learn more about communism and how it changed the lives of many Romanians.

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Meeting point: Piata Unirii (Unirii Square) Corner of H&M at Magazinul Unirea/Unirea Shopping Center, Bucharest

Unirea Shopping Center | Magazinul Unirea Unirea Shopping Center | Magazinul Unirea Bucharest

Duration:  4 h
Language: English
Max. no. of guests: 12
Walking distance: 7 km / 4.3 miles
This tour is child friendly (please consider the walking distance)
Drop off: Piata Universitatii (Universitatii square)

What is included:

  • Professional services from a certified, local guide
  • Small bites of typical communist daily food: a snack, sweets and a coffee
  • Mostly it is a walking tour, but where necessary, there will be transportation by metro

What is not included:

  • Additional food and drinks
  • Personal shopping and souvenirs
  • Main landmarks like Parliament’s Palace will be seen from the outside. In case you want to include a visit inside as well, we recommend you to ask for a full day private tour.

Important notice
Where possible, in case of allergies, we replace the products with other choices.
Please make sure you mention in the booking form any allergies that you are aware of.

Universitatii Square Bucharest
Palace of Parliament.Former People's House
View on Sala Palatului and Royal Palace Bucharest
Communist Party Central Committee headquarter Bucharest
Romanian dessert