1 Day Communist Experience
Once considered the “Little Paris” or “Paris of the East”, Bucharest has suddenly gone to a regime of terror with entire neighborhoods removed from the face of the earth, with demolished churches and monstrous buildings built in their places.
This one day tour includes moments and places of the “golden era” of communism but also places where thousands of people have lost their lives for their liberty and for the freedom of the country. Discover the rise and the fall of Ceausescu’s dictatorship!
Start your 1 Day Communist Experience with a stunning building: the House of the Free Press. The building was first known as Flicker's House - ”Casa Scanteii” - named so after the official communist newspaper, The Flicker, which was printed in the premises. You will get to see the communist-looking structure and the story of the tallest building in Bucharest between 1956 and 2007.
Our second stop is at Ceauşescu Mansion (Primaverii Palace), a place with an amazing history of the communist regime. The palace is now a museum that waits for us to explore all his corners. The beauty of this touristic attraction is that we'll get to see how Ceauşescu lived as a man, in his own private life.
It's time for war! Tanks, rockets, and helicopters are waiting for you at The Military Museum - a museum that covers all of the Romanian military history. You will hear the history of our nation from World War I and World War II until the Cold War and the present.
A song says that "All good things come to an end" but also the bad ones and so it was the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu. Our journey continues with a relaxing walk on the Revolution Square - a place where hundreds of thousands of people went out in the street to break down the communist regime. Many of them have paid with their life the price of freedom.
Let's continue our journey with a promenade on the 21 December 1989 Square - a place that is named in honor of those who died during the Romanian Revolution.
Now it's time for you to see the world’s second largest administrative building. Be prepared to let your breath be taken away by the size of this Palace and its huge and amazing rooms.
The Palace of the Parliament - was the most beloved treasure of Ceausescu. Now is one of the most important sightseeing objectives that you can see in Bucharest. Also, here you will admire a complex and amazing architecture and the beautiful traces of the communist regime.
At the end of the day you will get into a story of a wooden bridge, which was transformed in Socialism Victory Avenue, and then you will walk and admire one of the most important boulevards of the city, Unirii Boulevard. It's getting late so I'll let you prepare for the Bucharest night life.
+ Comfortable transportation by private car
+ Hotel pickup and drop-off
+ Certified experienced travel guide
+ Entrance fees
+ Road taxes included
× Meals and drinks
× Souvenirs and personal shopping
- We are to confirm the availability at the time of the booking unless the booking for this day trip is made within 48 h prior departure.
- The day trip takes place with a minimum of 2 persons per booking
- There is a moderate walking distance and stairs, this tour cannot be available for wheelchair travelers or severe walking disabilities.
- The day trip is available all year long ( except the Mondays/ Tuesdays when the National Military Museum is closed). Please dress appropriately, Romania is a temperate country with cold winters and hot summers.
- We kindly request our guests to be ready 10 minutes before departure
- We grant a 30% discount for children below the age of 14
- All tours are private, you will not share this experience with anybody.
- For guided tours in other languages, an online request should be made 72h before departure