1-Day Private Guided Tour: The Story of 40 Years of Communism in Romania

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From $138.53

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 5 hours

Departs: Bucharest, Bucharest

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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During your private full day tour, you’ll discover the intriguing period of 42 years of communism, highlighting the nostalgia of Romania’s history, experiencing both the positive and negative aspects of Romania’s communist past.

What's Included

Bottle of water and Romanian "communist" snacks

Entrance/Admission at Ceausescu's Mansion Museum - English Tour Guide

Excellent value for money

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Informative, English speaking, friendly private guide for a more personalized experience

Private tour is operated with a guide/driver

Transport by private vehicle

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 16
  • ADULT: Age: 17 - 99

Additional Info

  • Please advise specific requirements, if any
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Specialized infant seats are available

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • 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.

What To Expect

Ceausescu Mansion
You’ll begin your tour with a 10:00 am pickup from your Bucharest hotel/hostel and start our journey back in time to the captivating communism era.

Your private English-speaking guide will take you first to the “Ceausescu Mansion”, also known as the “Spring Palace”, which was for a quarter of a century the private residence of Elena and Nicolae Ceausescu, and of their children, Zoia, Valentin and Nicu. We want you to see how the Romanian dictator lived, not only as a head of state, but more as a person that has his own private life, including his hobbies, regular activities and even his personal art collection.

Next you can enjoy lunch (at your own expense), at a rustic restaurant your guide will recommend, where you can enjoy a traditional Romanian culinary experience.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Palace of Parliament
After having lunch, you’ll return to see the second largest building in the world Parliament’s Palace, home to Romania’s Parliament. If you think ‘BIG’ than you must think about the Parliament’s Palace. The second largest building in the world, People’s Palace remains the masterpiece of the Romanian architectural genius. Its grandeur, shaped by a late neoclassical style will bring you back to the communist period and the overwhelming feeling given by its dimensions will follow you throughout the journey.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Piaka Revolukiei
Your tour will continue to the Revolution Square. The square, which contains buildings such as the National Museum of Art of Romania, the University of Bucharest, and the Memorial of Rebirth, highlight a great deal of Romanian history.

After this full day of touring, you’ll end the tour back at your hotel/hostel, where you’ll have a complete understanding of Bucharest’s history during communist Romania.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

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