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The Ashes of Communism - Bucharest Private Tour provided by Unveil Romania

The Ashes of Communism - Bucharest Private Tour

The Ashes of Communism - Bucharest Private Tour
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Tour snapshot
Cover more sights in less time on a history tour
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Benefit from the undivided attention of your guide during a private tour that delves deeper into the Communist history of Romania than other traditional tours. Exploring with a private guide means that you’ll enjoy the freedom to ask questions and tailor your itinerary, as well as receive tailored recommendations to last the rest of your trip.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Learn about the impact of Communism first-hand from a local guide
  • Get tailored recommendations and undivided attention from a private guide
  • A great introduction for history buffs
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Learn about the impact of Communism first-hand from a local guide
  • Get tailored recommendations and undivided attention from a private guide
  • A great introduction for history buffs
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 31145P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Free Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Refreshments
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • For pick-up, please select your hotel from the list or provide an exact address. Your private guide will meet you in the hotel lobby, next to the reception desk. We offer free pick-up & drop-off anywhere in 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
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved (up to 3 Km in total)
  • Slow paced tour with several stops for rest/refreshments
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Free Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Refreshments
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • For pick-up, please select your hotel from the list or provide an exact address. Your private guide will meet you in the hotel lobby, next to the reception desk. We offer free pick-up & drop-off anywhere in Bucharest.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved (up to 3 Km in total)
  • Slow paced tour with several stops for rest/refreshments
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Ateneul Roman
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Piaka Revolukiei
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 3
    University's Square
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 4
    Old Town
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Steve P
London, UK123 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
This is a fantastic way to discover the modern history of Bucharest . Emma our guide was a very articulate and intelligent young woman who used personal family stories to illustrate life under the Ceausescu.The brutality of this regime is told through the voice of youth with hope and positivity .Thank you Emma
Written May 7, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

wilsonkester
San Diego, CA5 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
My wife and I are grateful that we scheduled this tour during our visit to Bucharest. Our guide Emma was excellent, not only providing insight into what life must have been like during the Communist regime, but also effectively putting it into perspective against the remarkable history of Romania.

This is a tour that you really shouldn't miss!
Written September 19, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ptn92
Paris, France4 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
I have visited Romania in the begin of April and I had the beautiful weather in Bucharest. I decided to book the tour Ashes of Communism . My guide is Emma , a talented nice guide. She has a very good skills about her city and she gave me a lot of informations about history of Bucharest under communism. Thanks Emma
Written April 14, 2018
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Samantha R
2 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
AMAZING, could not have had a better tour guide. Mihai was amazing and so funny and so kind and really made the experience amazing
Written May 12, 2022
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Roger A
Eagan8 contributions
Oct 2019
We came to Bucharest two days ago knowing virtually nothing about the city. After taking the Ashes of Communism walking tour, we have a good understanding of how the city evolved, the conditions that existed before the Revolution in 1989, and how life in the city exists now. The tour included visits to a wide variety of buildings of the city but the focus of the tour was usually on how residents' lives were affected by the organizations that used the buildings. Our guide was very personable and knowledgeable. We appreciated that he was willing to adjust the tour to our interests and to share his views on how Romania is responding to life after the Revolution. We enjoyed the tour very much.
Written October 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you Roger for your appreciation - I'm happy that you enjoyed our private walking tour designed around the communist theme. Most of all, I'm happy that you now have some nice memories from Bucharest!
Written October 24, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

pointyendpreferred
Tel Aviv, Israel243 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
It was a pleasure dealing with Mihai to organise our walking tour.
We did a private walking tour that was a mix of the Ashes of Communism and the Belle Epoque architecture tours.

Our guide Emma met us right on time at our hotel.
What a wonderful lady! Emma was a mine of interesting facts, figures and dates. She was funny, warm and bubbly. We really enjoyed not just her skills as a guide but also her delightful personality.

Emma joined us for lunch after our tour. When the bill arrived it turned out she had asked the waiter for a separate bill. What a classy and professional lady. Most guides just assume the customer will pay. We had invited her and she was our guest but she had not expected that. I think that speaks volumes for her.
Written April 12, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

PompeyJim
Portsmouth54 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
My 13 year old son and I booked The Ashes Of Communism tour this December due to us both having in interest in communism and the Cold War. I opted for this tour company due to the many good recommendations and we weren't disappointed.

Our guide, Emma, is an absolute gem. Very passionate about the city and Romania and her knowledge was exceptional. Very friendly, relaxed and her English is impeccable. We learned a great deal during the tour and Emma also recommended places to eat and visit during our time in Bucharest. This tour was much more enjoyable and personal than a group one and allowed us to be more fluid and adaptable if needed. I highly recommend the tour company (and Emma).
Written December 11, 2017
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Rebecca
Prague, Czech Republic1 contribution
Nov 2019 • Friends
We enjoyed our tour immensely. It was the perfect kick off to our 9 day E European River Cruise on the Danube.
Thanks Mihal for such an informative tour. Great job.
Written December 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

WhereIsAlyssa
Santiago, Chile213 contributions
Nov 2019
Myself and a group of 5 others hired Mihai for a private Communism tour. Mihai was great, not only with his knowledge but also in keeping us entertained and with his detailed and patient answers to our questions. Our group spanned about 3 generations and I know we all learned something new not only about Bucharest but about communism in general. Would highly recommend!
Written November 25, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Belle_abroad27
Tuscaloosa, AL16 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
This was our first and our favorite tour while in Romania!! Emma was incredibly knowledgeable on Romanian history, not just Romanian communism!! She answered all our questions and told us a great skybar to go too! Lots of information and picked us up at our hotel which was incredibly convenient! Also showed us the alley with the umbrellas! An instagram lovers dream!! 🇷🇴
Written August 4, 2019
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Thank you for the kind words - I'm happy you enjoyed our Ashes of Communism private tour! Also, thank you for your appreciation for Emma - she really is a great guide and a lovely person!
Written October 24, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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660hunterm
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Excellent Experience
Mihai is an amazing tour guide and anyone coming to Romania should book with him. He is so passionate and informati
denisemcp
denisemcp
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Two tours and bonus
I am so impressed and grateful to have gone on this tour with Mihai. It was a beautiful day, we had no traffic and
OsamaAlawadhi
OsamaAlawadhi
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Excellent tour! Great guide!
Did a great day trip to Peles Palace, Bran Castle and Brasov. Mihai explained everything very well, knew many amazi
teddys2016
teddys2016
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Annual Girls Trip
This private tour was arranged for us my our travel agent, JayWay. We were so pleasantly surprise by Mihai Vatasel
Sandy C
Sandy C
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Amazing Guide! Fantastic Tour!
The highlight of our trip to Bucharest was a day trip to Transylvania with Mihai from Unveil Romania. We visited Pe
HRP70
HRP70
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Wine tasting in Bucharest
This is an outstanding tour at a reasonable price. Our guide, Mihai, was very knowledgeable about the wines and the
MelodytheTraveler
MelodytheTraveler
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Exceptional Bucharest Tour
We had limited time in this interesting city and were so pleased with our guide Michael (Mihai Vataselu) sharing hi
Welshmod
Welshmod
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Brilliant 'Taste of Tranyslvania'
Visited late September 2018 but just found that my original review wasn't listed on the Viator site I booked it thr
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Thank you Mihai!
Booked a Bucharest city tour as well as Peles, Bran Castle & Brasov tour with Mihai. Really funny but very knowle
terrifictrish09
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WE STARTED BUCHAREST WITH A BANG!!!
What a most Fantastic trip!!!!! And we had the BEST guide ever. WE have just returned home to Adelaide . We still
comiles
comiles
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Fascinating
I booked this tour for myself and a friend as a sideline to our trip to Bucharest as we were attending the Summerwe
Michael R
Michael R
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Transylvania
Michael did a far better job than we expected. What a tremendous young man a great value and a wonderful day in rom
Stephen F
Stephen F
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Emma is amazing
The tour was great but Emma our tour guide made it that much better! She was so knowledgeable and friendly. If it w
Philippaf654
Philippaf654
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Amazing guide and tour
We had Emma as our guide. She was extremely knowledgeable about her country as well as the village museum. The wine
Xan S
Xan S
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Lovely Day!
Emma was our tour guide and she was fantastic! Full of knowledge, walked at our speed (never sped past exhibits we
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