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Private Walking Tour of Communist Bucharest provided by Uncover Romania

Private Walking Tour of Communist Bucharest

Private Walking Tour of Communist Bucharest
4.5
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$92.95
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
7h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    7h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Book a private and complete 7 hours tour of communist Bucharest. You will get to know the whole history of the Communist Party, from its illegal days to its violent seizing of power, its main leaders, the critical decisions and their consequences while visiting the key landmarks the regime left behind. This is mainly a walking tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10233P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private vehicle on some parts of the itinerary
  • Hotel pickup for groups of maximum 3 people
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Ateneul Român
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Parliament
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We meet clients at all hotels from central Bucharest.
  • Bucharest, Bucharest
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private vehicle on some parts of the itinerary
  • Hotel pickup for groups of maximum 3 people
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Ateneul Român
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Parliament
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We meet clients at all hotels from central Bucharest.
  • Bucharest, Bucharest
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Bucharest
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    University's Square
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Piaka Revolukiei
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Ateneul Roman
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Ceausescu Mansion
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Palace of Parliament
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    Manastirea Antim
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Mihai Voda Monastery
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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natguy10
Toronto, Canada16 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
We had an amazing and very informative tour and I strongly recommend it to anyone in Romania. It provided a very detailed explanation of a part of modern world history that is not frequently talked about. The itinerary is full of interesting sites and we were able to see so much. All the sites are important to the topic and very interesting to visit. All relevant background information about the topic was given, as well as many touching stories of average peoples experience during Communist Romania. Anyone who would take the tour would strongly enjoy, appreciate and learn a lot from this tour, weather or not they know a lot about Communist Romania before taking the tour. Diana, who was our guide, was very friendly, very well informed and very helpful. She explained the background and context of relevant political events very well. She explained the relevance of each site we saw very clearly and with great detail. She answered all of our questions very well, helping us to know a lot more about the topic. She also gave very helpful advice about directions, and good lunch dishes where we went for lunch. This trip would have been amazing with anyone but she made it even better.
Written July 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We enjoy so much showing Bucharest to curious and enthusiast travelers like you. We hope the rest of your time in Romania was amazing.
Written July 23, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GMYQR
Regina, Canada30 contributions
My husband and I booked this unique, experiential walking tour of the darker 1980s Ceaușescu-era in Romania's history. Diana was our guide for the day. A keen and well-studied historian, Diana is a fountain of knowledge, as well as continuously inquisitive. She brought the history of Communism to life in this full-day tour, taking us back in time to the embryonic beginnings of Communism in Romania. We were fortunate to begin our tour inside the spectacular Atheneum concert hall, where a music rehearsal was taking place. The importance of the Atheneum, and how its surround of historical frescoes evaded Communist re-painting, was brought to life. I will ensure there are no spoilers in my review, as I want to encourage as many people as possible to take this unique tour. From there, it was on to Revolution Square and environ, as Diana took us through the steps leading up to the 1989 Revolution. Included in the tour itinerary was a visit to the home of the Ceaușescu's, only opened since 2016. From there, it was on to the Militar neighborhood, where we visited the living-museum experience of Ferestroika. Originally, we had hoped to visit the Palace of Parliament - Ceaușescu's gargantuan megalomaniac construction project - but it was closed for private meetings. So Diana offered us the substitute of the Ferestroika tour (for which you can also read my review here on TripAdvisor). This whole day was one I will carry for the rest of my life...it was so deeply thought-provoking, emotionally and viscerally connected, and intellectually stimulating. Couldn't help thinking at times - given how the political climate is shifting around the world at this moment in our own history - if we, as humans, might not be learning from our past. Highly, highly recommended! If I could award this more than 5-stars, I definitely would!!
Written June 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Greg, Thank you for this wonderful review. I will always remember this tour. It's a privilege meeting people with fascinating life stories and such strong connections to Romania. All the best, Diana
Written July 23, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Darko A
Malmö, Sweden19 contributions
Oct 2018
I expected a little bit more from this tour and not only the huge rooms and the balcony. I thought they were going to show us the underground's and tunnels but no.
Written February 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, Unfortunately, it's not up to us how the Parliament staff organizes the guided visits. Please consider that our 7 hours tour of Communist Bucharest includes more than this visit, and it's not our fault that this institution chooses to only open a small part of the monument to the public. Best, Diana
Written June 19, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Art V
Washington DC, DC9 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
My wife and I cannot recommend this private tour enough! Our guide, Diana, was personable, punctual, and extremely insightful. You will learn a lot about life under Communist rule in Romania (especially during Ceausescu's dictatorship). All of the sights were visually and historically fascinating. If you book the tour on a day when Primaverii Palace (Ceausescu's home) is closed, be sure to schedule time to see it while in Bucharest. The home richly embodies the lifestyle and aspirations of the dictator and his family. On the tour you will visit Primaverii Palace, Palace of the Parliament, the Athenaeum, "hidden" churches, and other important landmarks. While you can technically see these places on your own, there is nothing like having someone intimate with the culture and history of Bucharest to give you context, share personal stories, and answer any questions you may have. Again, my wife and I highly encourage you to book this tour. You won't be disappointed. Thank you, Diana, for a wonderful experience!
Written August 18, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Art, Thank you so much. It was great meeting you and your wife. I hope you had an amazing time touring the former communist countries. Good luck with your project and hope to see you again in Romania.
Written August 20, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chris M
Liverpool, UK37 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
my guide Diana went above and beyond what I was expecting of the tour. she was great in her knowledge not just of the city but Romania has whole, and did not mind answering questions in regards to all of Romanians history and culture. with a focus mainly on the communist era of Bucharest. the highlights for me where seeing revolution square and seeing Ceaușescuc house. and it ending on the balcony on the parliament. defiantly worth the price!!
Written April 7, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks, Chris. I enjoyed a lot our tour last week. I'm sure you'll visit all the countries on your list. Hope you'll come back to Romania also.
Written April 10, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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