Obsessive decade/ Revolutions of 1989/Ceaușescu's cult of personality
Communist Bucharest Tour
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. Also you will visit two both the Parliament Palace and the Ceausescu Residence.
Besides this, you will hear true stories about life under communism. Understand 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!
Get a deep insight into Bucharest’s Communist era on a full day private tour by car
Visit 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
Private car tour
for small group – family or couples
Private minibus tour
for medium group – no more than 8 people
7 – 8 Hours
Daily – flexible but the sooner the better!
Hotel pickup & drop-off
English, German, Spanish, Italian, French
Parliament Palace (inside visit)
Primaverii Palace (inside visit)
Victory of Socialism Blvd
Casa Radio building
Patriarchal Cathedral (inside visit)
Free Press House – former Communist propaganda building
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
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 tumultuous history during World War II followed by the Communist Party takeover. In addition, find out shocking details about what life was like under communism for the Bucharest locals. 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 communist memorabilia and go to the places built during communism.
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 Residence (inside visit) is located in a posh Northern neighborhood of Bucharest. It served as the main residence of the Ceausescu family. Here you can experience extravagant interiors and understand how a communist dictator 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. That is why a stop here takes you back in time to the communist era.
The hidden churches of Bucharest are the few structures to survive the demolition frenzy from the communist days. For example, a visit in the beautiful Patriarchal Church is included. Besides this, the churches are a testimony of how Bucharest looked like in its earlier times.
Piata Unirii with splendid fountains designed during the Ceausescu regime. Furthermore, here is the former Victory of Socialism Boulevard, an imposing avenue considered the socialist version of the Champs Elysees in Paris.
Free Press House is a grandiose building in the Stalinist style of Socialist realism. This structure had housed Bucharest’s printing presses and newsrooms that used to serve the communist propaganda.
Revolution Square is where the communist regime began and ended. This is where Ceausescu had his last speech and fled the crowd during the Revolution of 1989.
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)
110 €/ person
75 €/ person
60 €/ person
50 €/ person
Prices for minibus (max 8/pers)
4 - 5 people
70 €/ person
65 €/ person
60 €/ person
55 €/ person
Entrance tickets included to: Parliament Palace and Primaverii Palace
For groups bigger than 8 people, please contact us for a personalized offer