Communist Tour of Bucharest

Romania has been a communist country for more than 40 years, between 1948 and December 1989. Nicolae Ceausescu became the General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party in 1965 and the president of Socialist Republic of Romania in 1974. 15 years later, he was removed from power and executed after a violent revolution during the winter of 1989. While nowadays Romania is a democracy, the communist period remained interesting as well as controversial.

          

 

Itinerary for the Communist Tour of Bucharest (4 hours)

Follow us on this trip through Bucharest to reveal the “great accomplishments of the golden era” and to hear the story of people who built it. You will see the first communist building in Bucharest, the Revolution Square with the balcony where the dictator gave his last speech, the majestic “House of People” and the former residence of the presidential couple.

The itinerary of the Communist Tour of Bucharest will include: Free Press Square – The Arch of Triumph – Victoriei Square – Calea Victoriei – Revolution Square (Romanian Atheneum, Revolution’s Memorial) – The Palace of Parliament – Union Square – University Square – Romana Square – Victoriei Square – Charles de Gaulle Square  – Primaverii Palace (the former residence of the dictator).

Important

  • The exact times for the visits to the Parliament Palace and Primaverii Palace are decided by these institutions only (based on their scheduled groups) and it is out of our control; Therefore the tour may take more or less than the specified duration.
  • At the Parliament Palace we will book the standard visit (1 hour);
  • In order to visit the Parliament Palace an original ID is mandatory;
  • The visits are not guaranteed as these institutions are sometimes closed for Meetings and Conferences.

 

Tour type                        group shared tour by minibus/bus

Price                              44 Euro per adult

Operating Days            22, 23 and 26 October 2019

Starting time                 10:00 AM and 15:00 PM

Duration                         Around 4 hours

Departure point             Pick-up & drop-off at InterContinental Hotel

Language                       English

Included                         Transport by minibus/bus with pick-up and drop-off at your hotel, English speaking guide, Entrance fee at Primaverii Palace, Entrance fee at the Parliament Palace

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