Visit Bucharest in a communist tour | Behind The Iron Curtain

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7-hour Bucharest communist city tour

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    City Tours
  • Activity Level Fairly Easy

All about the Visit Bucharest in a communist tour | Behind The Iron Curtain.

27 years after discarding Europe’s the last dictator, certain parts of Bucharest have preserved, to some extent, the atmosphere of those days. We’ll tour through the most striking remnants of the heyday of Romanian communism and learn new, truly fascinating details on life back then.

  • Palace of the Parliament
  • Primaverii Palace, the Ceausescu Residential Palace
  • Communist neighbourhood
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Transport with a modern, well-equipped car, minibus or coach
  • English speaking guide (German and French speaking guides are available on request)
  • Entrance fees (The Palace of the Parliament excluding photography fee, Cotroceni Palace, Primaverii Palace, Museum of the Romanian Peasant).
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Lunch (approx. 12 € / person)
  • Personal expense
  1. Itinerary Discovering Bucharest

    Almost 30 years ago the communist era ended in Romania, but its marks are visible to this day. Visit Bucharest for an insightful one-day tour through the city streets and discover how the lives of Romanian people looked like under the Ceausescu Regime.

    Your tour will start with pick-up from the hotel reception, from where we will head towards the metro station. There you’ll be able to see the first elements of the communist era.

    Our next stop will be at a communist neighborhood built especially for the working class. Here you’ll find out how people lived their daily lives and how they created work-life balance.

    The third stop is at the famous Palace of the Parliament, one of the world’s largest buildings. Discover what inspired Ceausescu to build it and what story it hides. Did you know that its construction was part of a larger project called “Project Bucharest”?

    The fourth and final stop is at the home of the Ceausescu couple, the Ceausescu Residential Palace. Here you will see how the famous couple lived their lives and you’ll also be able to find out more about their history.

    The Residential Palace can only be visited fromWednesday to Sunday between 10:00 and 18:00, so take that into consideration when booking your trip.


    Reservations for the Bucharest tour are made at least 48 hours in advance.
    Pick-up point: in front of your hotel.
    Departure time: 10:00 AM
    Trip duration: 7 hours

    For shared trips have in consideration a delay of 30 minutes.
    Groups larger than 10 people will receive special discounts.

By default, the tour is organized in English, but it can be organized in French and German upon request.

We will pick you up from the hotel, or from the requested location.

The tour starts at 10:00.

Overall Rating
Blanca M
Reviewed On 20/05/2016

I have visited Romania a lot of times and saw most of the villages and the rural destinations, but this was the first time I have truly visited Bucharest and I must say I was impressed by this communism city tour. I heard a saying that Bucharest is severely underrated, and it's true. I saw Ceausescu's megalomania. I was quite sad after I visited it because I listened to the way it was built, and all the gray period during communism. Now I understand it, and I see it with other eyes. This tour was exactly what I needed it, it was complex; it has history, feeling, beautiful sights and most important it remained in my mind, it made me think about it.