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Communist Era Bucharest Tour

București, Romania

From $20.94

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Matching city landmarks to their significance in modern history can be difficult on a self-led tour. Discover Bucharest’s communist history on a private tour led by a local, and hear first-hand accounts of life under the Socialist Republic of Romania as you explore sights such as Revolution Square and the Palace of the Parliament. Choose between a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule.
  • Enjoy a personalized experience on a private tour
  • Gain first-hand insight into life in the Eastern Bloc from your guide
  • Select a morning or afternoon excursion to suit your schedule
  • Explore landmarks including Revolution Square and Parliament Palace

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (centrally located)
  • Private tour
  • Professional guide
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Manuc's Inn
    Hanul lui Manuc, Str. Franceză 62, București 030167, Romania

    Outside Main entrance, Manucs in , 62 Strada Franceza, Old Centre.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Meet at your centrally located hotel or our meeting point, outside main enterance of Manucs Inn, 62 Strada Franceza, in the heart of the Old Centre.

What To Expect

Palace of Parliament (Pass By)

Piaka Revolukiei (Pass By)

Piaka Unirii (Pass By)

Piaka Constitukiei (Pass By)

Palatul CEC (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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16 reviews
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Romainian History
Frank S, Oct 2019
Splendid, information rich walking tour of Bucharest focusing on the Communist period. Alina, our guide was wonderful and covered a lot in 3 hours. Can recommend.
AshleyW6, Oct 2019
I didn’t realize I was booking a private tour and it was fabulous! Alina came to pick us up at the hotel and walked us around the city as she regaled us with stories of the communist regime. She was so knowledgeable and so attuned to any interests we might have. I very much enjoyed this tour and am so glad I decided to take part in it. It was a great learning experience but also allowed us the opportunity to see Bucharest on foot.
A considered evaluation of Communist Romania.
Wendy_S, Sep 2019
Alina was engaging and animated. She was so keen to tell how things really were; the good, the bad and the ugly. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and leaned so much more about Romania's history and the deep complexities of Communist rule! We throughly recommend her!
This tour was so much fun! Claire...
Kevin G, Apr 2018
This tour was so much fun! Claire was so knowledgeable and passionate about the tour, her country and the history of Romania. I have been to Bucharest four times and thought I knew the buildings but Claire pointed out the origins and the history of the building as well as life during the regime. I highly, highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in Romanian history! Claire is very easy to talk to and very open about her country. She presented facts not emotion in the tour. The tour was supposed to last 3 hours but we found ourselves talking on the streets for another half hour. It could have easily gone on. Go sign up and enjoy Claire's tour!
Guide was wonderful, willing and...
dora, Jan 2018
Guide was wonderful, willing and knowledgeable and explained everything perfectly.
We had a delightful morning...
Raphael S, Dec 2017
We had a delightful morning exploring Bucharest's communist past. Our guide was very animated, and gave us a new insight into life under communist rule. I learned a lot about the people of Bucharest during this dark time, as well as how Bucharest was irrevocably changed.
This was a wonderful way to explore...
Beth M, Dec 2017
This was a wonderful way to explore the city and learn about the history of communism and what it was actually like from people to leave under this regime. We had a great experience.
This was by far the most...
Peter M, Sep 2017
This was by far the most illuminating activity in Bucharest. Clare is a wonderful guide, warm and intelligent. She gave us a personal insight into her experience of Communist-era life, as a child and as an adolescent. She told us the positive and negative sides of the experience, for her and for her family. She is full of information, and tried hard to make sure we learnt and understood as much as possible. She encouraged us to ask any question, including personal ones. She met us at our hotel and dropped us back, and made last-minute adjustments to accommodate our interests regardless of the extra time.
Tour very interesting and the person...
Fabrizio C, Aug 2017
Tour very interesting and the person that lead the tour is very knowledgeable and passionate about Romanian history. I did recently in the past also the Nazi tour in Munich so the Communist tour was the perfect match to live both the extreme far policies in the old Europe even if the Communist tour has much more recent history considering that the '89 is in the past but not so much.
This was my favorite tour of the...
HowellL, Aug 2017
This was my favorite tour of the three that I did in Bucharest. My guide met me at my hostel, and we walked to numerous sites. She was amazing. Having grown up during Romania's Communist Era, she had personal stories to share along with the historical facts. The tour was supposed to last three hours, but we talked while walking for four and one half hours. She tries to understand herself the reasons for what happened during this time period, and she offers positive and negative perspectives about this time during Romania's history, I highly recommend that you take this tour if you are interested in learning from a local about this time period and about Romania today.
What a fab trip - our guide really...
Kat_M, May 2016
What a fab trip - our guide really knew her stuff and we walked around Bucharest listening to stories personal and national of the royal and communist eras and what they meant to the people - for and against and reasons why. Very pleased with the tour - prompt pick up and personal service
passeggiata interessante in centro a...
ANDREA A, Mar 2018
passeggiata interessante in centro a Bucarest sotto una fitta nevicata sulle tracce del comunismo rumeno, la guida era molto preparata e trasmetteva passione per il suo lavoro e per la Romania. brava, grazie di tutto.


Product code: 14987P3

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