The “Last Days of Communism” Tour
Meeting point: In front of your hotel
Departure hour: 09:00 AM
Operating days: Tuesday to Sunday
Duration: 4 hours
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 the 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.
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 depends on your hotel’s location, but it 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).
- 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.
|English speaking guide||Yes||-|
|Transport in air-conditioned car/van||Yes||-|
|Hotel pick up/drop off||Yes||-|
|Personal expenses (alcohol, souvenirs, etc.)||No||-|