Explore the Red heritage and life in communism with the help of a private guide
Explore the main communist landmarks, like the impressive House of the People - now the Palace of the Parliament, the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon!
Let yourself surrounded with socialist architecture and learn about interesting and sometimes delicate subjects, feeling free to ask questions such as:
- What was day-to-day life like in the communist period in Romania?
- How did the communists come to power in Romania?
- Are Romanians nostalgic about their communist past?
- The 1989 Romanian Revolution was broad casted live all over the world and ended with the execution of the dictator couple Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu. But was it really a revolution after all?
Explore the answers to all these questions while visiting the key sites associated with the Communist regime in Bucharest!
*** The tour can be customized to include comfortable transportation with air conditioning for larger groups. Please write me and I will come back to you asap with the tailor-made tour!
Revolution Square - the main site of the Romanian Revolution of '89
(Former Central Committee of the Communist Party, Rebirth Memorial dedicated to the Martyrs of the Revolution, Former Securitate Offices)
Spring Palace (Primaverii Palace) - former residence of the Ceausescu family
Palace of the Parliament - still known to locals as the House of the People
Union Square / Civic Center, Constitution Square and Victory of Socialism Boulevard
Churches moved during the communist systematization process
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel lobby
End location: Your hotel lobby
Duration: 6 hours
The Spring Palace is not open for visits on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Walking tour in Revolution Square and Civic Center (Constitution Square). Leisurely walk on flat terrain, with many short breaks during the tour.
Uber/taxi transportation in between the major communist heritage landmarks.
Licensed English speaking guide
Transportation by Uber/taxi in between main landmarks
Permanent assistance during tour
Local recommendations for your Bucharest stay
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 RON - roughly 22 USD for an optional refreshment, a lunch break and and museum entrance fees.
Museum entrances and optional photo tax.
The Palace of the Parliament has their own guides for the interior visits.
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