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Private Walking Tour of Communist Bucharest

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    Stop At: Piata Universitatii, Bucharest Romania

    Next to the Revolution Square, this is the other memorial space of the violent events that led to the fall of communism in Romania in December 1989.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Revolution Square (Piata Revolutiei), Calea Victoriei Boulevard, Bucharest Romania

    The Revolution Square is not only the place of the violent Romanian Revolution from December 1989, but also the space where two distinct parts of the country's history clash: the royal past and the communist dictatorship.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Romanian Athenaeum (Ateneul Roman), Str. Franklin 1, Bucharest Romania

    This 19th-century monument is one of the must-see attractions of Bucharest. A testimony of the Romanian love for classical music, the Atheneum is a splendid historical monument featuring an impressive 75 meters fresco in the concert hall.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ceausescu Mansion, Bulevardul Primaverii No.50 District 1, Bucharest 011975 Romania

    The former residence of communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Palace of Parliament, Strada Izvor 2-4, Bucharest 050711 Romania

    Locally known as the House of the People, the Palace of the Parliament is the most famous landmark of Romania’s communist period and the second largest administrative building in the world.

    The construction is truly monumental with more than 1,000 rooms with hand-made decorations from the finest and most expensive materials, including 1 million cubic meters of marble and 3,5 tonnes of crystal.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Constitution Square, Bucharest Romania

    The heart of the communist civic center.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Antim Monastery, Strada Mitropolit Antim Ivireanu 29, Bucharest 040111 Romania

    One of the churches saved from communist demolitions after being moved from its original location.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Mihai Voda Monastery, Strada Sapientei 4, Bucharest 050133 Romania

    One of the churches saved from communist demolitions after being moved from its original location.

    Duration: 20 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Bucharest, Bucharest

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We meet clients at all hotels from central Bucharest.
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional guide
    • Transport by private vehicle on some parts of the itinerary
    • Hotel pickup for groups of maximum 3 people
    • Food and drinks
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Romanian Athenaeum (Ateneul Roman)
    • Entry/Admission - Palace of Parliament
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • 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
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 20 July 2019

    We had an amazing and very informative tour and I strongly recommend it to anyone in Romania. It provided a very detailed explanation of a part of modern world history that is not frequently talked about. The itinerary is full of interesting sites and we...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank natguy10
    Diana C, Manager at Uncover Romania, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2019

    Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We enjoy so much showing Bucharest to curious and enthusiast travelers like you. We hope the rest of your time in Romania was amazing.

    Reviewed 28 June 2019 via mobile

    My husband and I booked this unique, experiential walking tour of the darker 1980s Ceaușescu-era in Romania's history. Diana was our guide for the day. A keen and well-studied historian, Diana is a fountain of knowledge, as well as continuously inquisitive. She brought the history...More

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    Diana C, Manager at Uncover Romania, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2019

    Dear Greg, Thank you for this wonderful review. I will always remember this tour. It's a privilege meeting people with fascinating life stories and such strong connections to Romania. All the best, Diana

    Reviewed 13 February 2019

    I expected a little bit more from this tour and not only the huge rooms and the balcony. I thought they were going to show us the underground's and tunnels but no.More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank DrDagg
    Diana C, Manager at Uncover Romania, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2019

    Hello, Unfortunately, it's not up to us how the Parliament staff organizes the guided visits. Please consider that our 7 hours tour of Communist Bucharest includes more than this visit, and it's not our fault that this institution chooses to only open a small part...More

    Reviewed 18 August 2018

    My wife and I cannot recommend this private tour enough! Our guide, Diana, was personable, punctual, and extremely insightful. You will learn a lot about life under Communist rule in Romania (especially during Ceausescu's dictatorship). All of the sights were visually and historically fascinating. If...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank Art V
    Diana C, Manager at Uncover Romania, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

    Hello Art, Thank you so much. It was great meeting you and your wife. I hope you had an amazing time touring the former communist countries. Good luck with your project and hope to see you again in Romania.

    Reviewed 7 April 2018

    my guide Diana went above and beyond what I was expecting of the tour. she was great in her knowledge not just of the city but Romania has whole, and did not mind answering questions in regards to all of Romanians history and culture. with...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    Thank V5369XWchrism
    Diana C, Manager at Uncover Romania, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

    Thanks, Chris. I enjoyed a lot our tour last week. I'm sure you'll visit all the countries on your list. Hope you'll come back to Romania also.

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