Visit Bucharest | Discover Romania behind The Iron Curtain

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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.

  • Trip type: City tours
  • Duration: 1 days
  • From Bucharest to Bucharest
Price from40 €
Available fromMay 2016
Available untilDecember 2019

Need help? Call us: +40 317 800 236 or contact us directly

Day 1 : Itinerary

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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 mixed their work-life with family-life.

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 does it hide. 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 life and you’ll also be able to find out more about their history.

You can visit it between Wednesday and Sunday starting with 10:00 until 18:00.


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
Duration: 7 hours

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

Palace of the Parliament
Ceausescu Palace – The home of the former Romanian dictator
Bucharest – Discover the capital of Romania

Guaranteed Departures

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What's included

  • 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).

What's not included

  • Lunch (approx. 12 € / person)
  • Personal expense


Tour reviews

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