BTrip Bucharest Tours

Communist Bucharest Tour

by car

Immerse yourself in Bucharest’s not so distant communist past with the help of an experienced local guide.

You will drive around the whole city to explore the most important communist structures and to visit two buildings: the Parliament Palace and Ceausescu House.

 

Besides this, you will hear true stories about life under communism, Ceausescu’s oppressive regime and about the feared Romanian secret police (Securitate).

Incredible facts, unbelievable stories, outrageous secrets and all of them true. On this tour you discover find them all!

Highlights

Get a deep insight into Bucharest’s Communist era on a full day private tour by car

Visit the interior of the second largest administrative building in the world – the Parliament Palace (tickets included)

Discover how a communist dictator lived on a visit of the Ceausescu House (tickets included)

Hear personal stories about life behind the Iron Curtain from a professional guide

See authentic Communist memorabilia, as well as images and videos from the age

Learn all about the history of the Communist period in Romania

Private tour ensures personalized attention from the guide

Tour types

Private car tour

for small group – family or couples

Private minibus tour

for medium group – no more than 8 people

Tour details

Duration

7 – 8 Hours

Availability

Every Day

Starting time

Daily – flexible but the sooner the better!

Hotel pickup

and drop-off are included

Language

English, German, Spanish, Italian, French

Tour sights

Parliament Palace (inside visit)

Primaverii Palace (inside visit)

Revolution Square

Victory of Socialism Blvd

Piata Unirii

Casa Radio building

Patriarchal Cathedral (inside visit)

Communist neighborhoods 

Free Press House   – former Communist propaganda building

What’s included?

Pick up and drop off at the hotel

Private tour by modern air conditioned vehicle

Tickets to Parliament Palace and Primaverii Palace

Traditional Romanian alcoholic drink – Palinca

Water during the car ride

Snacks typical for the Communist era

Local professional guide

Traditional Romanian souvenir for each person

What’s excluded?

Food and other drinks

What you can expect

Communist Bucharest Tour by car is set up as an immersive full-day experience that will show you all aspects of this oppressive regime.
You will learn about Bucharest’s tumultous history during World War II and after the takeover by the Communist Party. In addition, you will find out many shocking details about what life was like under communism while going to the socialist neighborhoods.
But most importantly, you will discover how one man – Nicolae Ceausescu – shaped the destiny of Romania throughout his rule.

The tour is intended not just as a historical account, but as a lively experience. That is why you will hear many personal stories, see a variety of objects from those times and go to places built under communism where few things have changed.

On this Communist Bucharest tour you will see the main communist sights in Bucharest, such as:

The Palace of the Parliament (inside visit) is the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon. It is also the most expensive administrative building. The interiors impress through their size and luxury: vast amounts of marble, crystal chandeliers, gold leaf details, heavy carpets and velvet curtains.

The Primaverii Palace or Ceausescu House (inside visit) located in a posh Northern neighborhood of Bucharest served as the main residence of the Ceausescu family. Here you can experience the house’s extravagant interiors and understand how a communist dictator’s lived.

Communist neighborhoods surround all of Bucharest’s center because the city doubled in size and population during the communist regime. Since then, little has changed in the architecture of these places, so a stop here among the grey structures will take you back in time to the communist era.

The hidden churches of Bucharest, such as the medieval Patriarchal Churche (Inside Visit), are the few structures to fortunately survive the demolition frenzy from the communist days. Besides this, the churches are a testimony of how Bucharest looked like in its earlier times.

Piata Unirii with the splendid fountains designed during the Ceausescu regime and the former Victory of Socialism Boulevard (today’s Union Boulevard), an imposing avenue which was considered the socialist version of the famous Champs Elysees.

Free Press House is a grandiose building from the 1950s in the Stalinist style of Socialist realism. This structure had housed all of Bucharest’s printing presses and newsrooms that used to serve the communist propaganda.

Revolution Square is where the communist regime began and where it all ended with Ceausescu’s flight from the Central Committee building on December 22 during the Revolution of 1989.

Tour Prices

Dear guests!
Our policy is to offer the best quality tours at the most competitive prices.
That is why we are highly flexible in setting up the meeting point, starting time and language for our private tours.

Prices for a Sedan car (max 4/pers)

  • 1 people

    110 €/ person
  • 2 people

    75 €/ person
  • 3 people

    60 €/ person
  • 4 people

    50 €/ person

Prices for minibus (max 8/pers)

  • 4 - 5 people

    70 €/ person
  • 6 people

    65 €/ person
  • 7 people

    60 €/ person
  • 8 people

    55 €/ person

Entrance tickets included to: Parliament Palace and Primaverii Palace

For groups bigger than 8 people, please contact us for a personalized offer

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