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Private Bucharest Communist Tour with the People's House and Ceausescu Residence provided by Rolandia

Private Bucharest Communist Tour with the People's House and Ceausescu Residence

Private Bucharest Communist Tour with the People's House and Ceausescu Residence
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6–8 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    6–8 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Destroying almost 6 square kilometers (4 miles) of buildings in the heart of the city , taking down the statues of the Romanian Kings and removing their stone-carved portraits from the Arch of Triomphe, these are just a few of the decisions that reshaped Bucharest and transformed it during the Communist Era, called the Golden Era by the fanatics. The communist regime left a powerful mark on the whole Eastern Bloc, even though one of Europe’s last dictators, Nicolae Ceausescu was taken down from power more than 30 years ago. The traces of communism are still clearly visible throughout the city. Catch a glimpse of how the Communist era shaped Romania in a historic tour of Bucharest. Visit metro stations and apartment buildings from that period and get a better understanding of how people lived their daily lives under the Ceausescu regime. Your tour includes a visit to the Palace of the Parliament and to the Ceausescu Residential Palace.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 12254P6
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transportation with a modern vehicle
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Parliament
  • Entry/Admission - Ceaușescu Mansion
Exclusions
  • Photography fee for the Palace of the Parliament
  • Lunch (approx. €13/person)
  • Personal expenses
Duration
6–8 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from any hotel in Bucharest
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Reservations for the Bucharest tour are made at least 48 hours in advance
  • Pick-up point: in front of your hotel
  • Departure: 10:00 AM
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Transportation with a modern vehicle
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Parliament
  • Entry/Admission - Ceaușescu Mansion
Exclusions
  • Photography fee for the Palace of the Parliament
  • Lunch (approx. €13/person)
  • Personal expenses
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from any hotel in Bucharest
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Reservations for the Bucharest tour are made at least 48 hours in advance
  • Pick-up point: in front of your hotel
  • Departure: 10:00 AM
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Mihai bravu 486
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Palace of Parliament
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Ceausescu Mansion
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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isobel357
Wellingborough, UK9 contributions
Oct 2021
My Husband and I had a wonderful day and extremely interesting private tour with Mikaela. She was very knowledgeable about the Communist era and of Romanian History and Culture in general. Having excellent English we learnt so much from this excellent guide, leaving us inspired to read and learn even more about Romania. Mikaela was also very friendly and kind about my walking issues. She spotted places for me to sit down regularly. A huge thankyou from us both, we would highly recommend this tour and Rolandia as a company.
Written 28 October 2021
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MarcoGiulianno
Rome, Italy1 contribution
Strongly recommended if you want to know more about the history of communism in Romania. What makes the tour particularly fascinating was the passion of my guide Cristi that explained the particularities of communism in Romania and the realities from nowadays.
Written 3 February 2020
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Ethan Lee
Sydney, Australia9 contributions
Jun 2019
My grandparents are from China, and they lived under communism, but what I found out in Bucharest do the help of Ciprian exceed my expectation. It's incredible how the Romanian people survived 45 years under a totalitarian regim — a great history lesson for the new generation. Bucharest is not an impressive city, but Ciprian's excellent commentaries and the visit to the Palace of the Parliament, followed by Ceausescu Mansion, are a must for the visitors that have only one day in Bucharest.
Written 29 December 2019
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Thierry L
Langrune-sur-Mer, France21 contributions
Jul 2019
I've learnt a lot of things about the communist period. The guide was just perfect.
How impressive the Parliament and Ceausescu's villa are!
Written 17 July 2019
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Hi Thierry, Thank you very much for your review! We appreciate you took the time to review this trip and we hope you return to Romania to see more! Warmest regards, Ioana
Written 17 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Trev
1 contribution
May 2019 • Couples
Our guide was great and answered all our questions and gave thoughtful insights into the things we saw.
Written 18 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Good day, Thank you so much for your review, your feedback is important to us and we will keep doing the same good job in the future!
Written 23 May 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Djafari A
Bucharest, Romania78 contributions
Second biggest building in the world (after pentagone)... So it s THE MUST DO thing in Bucharest. Extraordinary building
Written 7 October 2018
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Dear Djafari, Thank you very much for your review! We hope you enjoyed the rest of the tour also! Regards, Ioana
Written 9 October 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

clueyandjohn
Bury St. Edmunds, UK123 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Our guide, Cristi, met us at our hotel and took us off for our tour. We had a very informative day and Cristi was very knowledgeable. We had lunch in the old town at the oldest brewery in Bucharest which itself was interesting and provided a good lunch. The Palace of Parliament and the Spring Palace were real eye openers as to the grandiose plans of the Ceausescus, however much you read when you see it in reality, it really bings it home. A long day but an excellent tour - thank you Cristi.
Written 22 September 2018
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Good day, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed this tour! If you're travelling to Romania again, don't hesitate to call us. We'll make sure Cristi will be your tour guide again! Best regards!
Written 9 October 2018
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Mario C
3 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
We were picked up from the Hotel. Nicu, a very friendly person took us around the important sites of the Communist Era. A very interesting and informative tour. Not worth missing. We were even given a bottle to mineral water because it was so hot, which was very much appreciated. Rolandia Travel is very professional. Thank you very much for a wonderful experience.
Written 8 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Mario, Thank you very much for your review! Profesionality is one of the aspects of our culture, and we do our best to respect everyone's standards! We hope that you'll be back soon, to discover more of our beautiful Romania. Regards, Rolandia Team
Written 9 October 2018
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Jeff L
Atyrau, Kazakhstan18 contributions
I booked the private Communist history tour of Bucharest and had Florin as my guide. I highly recommend both the tour and the guide. Florin was very knowledgeable and was able to piece together the various places we visited into a nice coherent story.

Booking online with Rolandia was also very easy - which isn't the norm for travels and tours in Romania so I've found out. After ordering online, they followed up with an email to confirm the hotel pickup.

Overall, I highly recommend both Rolandia and Florin. Thanks to both!
Written 18 June 2018
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Dearest Jeff, Thank you very much for taking your time to share your thoughts on this tour! We hope this tour helped you understand our communist times, and also gave you good understanding of the present. Thank you again for choosing Rolandia! Warmest regards, Ioana
Written 5 July 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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