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Bucharest Communist History Tour

Get a Glimpse of the City's Darkest Period


Bucharest in the 21st century is a great city to live in, with a trendy food and drink scene, hipster neighbourhoods, and impressive architecture that rivals the likes of Paris and Berlin. Yet in the late 1980s, Bucharest was a place of despair, in the grips of a mass uprising. Take a tour with a local to find out what life was like here behind the iron curtain. See for yourself the impact that various occupiers have had over the years and re-live the emotion of the revolution and the fall of an egotistical dictator.

Communism in Bucharest Tour Highlights

  • Add another dimension to your Bucharest stay by getting unique insight into what life was like here under communist rule
  • Admire grand palaces and belle époque architecture alongside soviet-style tower blocks and modern skyscrapers
  • Visit Nicolae Ceausescu’s house and discover where the political elite lived during the communist ‘golden era’

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, covrig street snack, entrance fee to the rooftop of the Parliament (when available), and transportation during the tour via private car.

Exclusions: Entrance to Primaverii Palace (Ceausescu’s house), transportation to and from the meeting point, additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Meeting point: In Revolution Square in front of the Carol I statue. (It’s the only horse statue in the square.). View on Google Maps.
  • Starting time: 10.00 AM
  • Ending point: Victoria Square.