Bucharest, Romania
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clock-o4 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Skip the impersonal tourist excursions and enjoy an individualized experience on a private tour that explores the rise and fall of the Socialist Republic of Romania and its impact on the city itself. Visit landmarks including the Centrul Civic and the Old City, and listen as your guide shares insight into their architecture and symbolism. Save time finding a meeting point with hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Enjoy the personalized nature of a private tour
  • See the physical remnants of the communist era
  • Learn about the impact of communist rule on the city from your guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are included for a seamless experience

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k
, Oct 2018

Our Guide, Michael, gave us the history of Romania and the events in history that lead up to Communism and the events in Bucharest in a very interesting narrative.

S
, May 2017

It was great! I enjoyed the walk through the historic points and a nice break coffee in the front the famous restaurant. The Guide is great!

P
, Feb 2017

In rather diffucult winter conditions, snow, ice and salt!, I had an excellent walk with my local guide Mihai Vataselu. I learnt so much about the history and the background of Bucharest and not at least about what happened during the last year of communism. We walked down the old main street Calea Victoriei packed with historic buildings and events from the revolution. His knowledge and presentation were outstanding. The tour could not follow the original plans, as I was there during the big demonstrations in February. The People's Palace was therefore closed for visitors. But for Mihai it was no problem to improvise and include other elements in the tour. He was an enthusiastic guide and a very pleasant company

A
, Jun 2016

Thanks for a well-documented communist tour of Bucharest! Mihai, the guide, structured the tour like a story that explained the various stages of the communist era, but also the history behind the attractions and the social life of the era. I liked the fact that the guide also brought along some old photos and magazines which helped a lot in visualizing the struggle of the people in the 80s and how Bucharest used to look before the severe demolitions.

I would definitely recommend Mihai as a tour guide if you get the chance to visit Bucharest!


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