Private tour

Bucharest: Communist Tour including Ceausescu Residence

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Activity provider: Rolandia

Bucharest: Communist Tour including Ceausescu Residence

Activity provider: Rolandia

From US$ 140.97 per person

Discover the impact of the communist era in Romania’s capital city, Bucharest, on a 1-day tour. Tour through the most striking remnants of Romanian communism and learn new, truly fascinating details about life back then.

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Duration 7 hours
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  • Visit the Palace of the Parliament and discover the story behind it
  • Enjoy hassle-free transportation by car or minibus
  • Visit buildings from the communist period such as metro stations
  • Discover how people lived their life by visiting a neighbourhood built for the working class
  • Visit the Spring Palace, the residential Palace of the Ceausescu family
Full description
The tour will start with a pick-up from your hotel reception in order to visit a couple of the metro stations built during the communist period.  Afterwards, head towards a neighbourhood built by the Romanian dictator especially for the working class in order to discover how the people of Romania lived their daily lives, followed by a visit to the Palace of the Parliament. The building was completed in 1997 and was part of a larger project of Ceausescu to rebuild the capital city entitled ‘Project Bucharest’. The final destination of the tour is the residential Ceausescu Palace, better known as the Spring Palace (Palatul Primaverii). This is where the famous Ceausescu couple lived their lives. 
  • Transport with a modern, well-equipped car, minibus or coach
  • English-speaking guide with Spanish, French and German guides on request
  • Entrance fees (The Palace of the Parliament excluding photography fee; Ceausescu House)
  • Lunch
  • Personal expense
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Reservations for the Bucharest tour must be made at least 48 hours in advance
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • The Spring Palace can be visited between Wednesday and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • For shared trips, please be aware that there may be a delay of up to 30 minutes
  • Groups larger than 10 people will receive special discounts
  • From January 1 to June 30, 2019, the Palace of the Parliament will host the works of the Romanian Presidency at the Council of the European Union, and we cannot guarantee the possibility of visiting it. In case you cannot visit it during the tour, it will be replaced with another attraction or you will get a refund if you prefer.
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4.7 /5

based on 9 reviews

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With Claudia we had a great tour guide who knew a lot about Bucharest and the time of the rule under Ceausescu. Stops on the tour (including) Revolution Square, visit to the Ceausescu private residence, Roma flower market, visit to Parliament, nature reserve on the outskirts of Bucharest (only viewed from the skyscraper due to weather conditions), synagogue (from outside), North Station and a trip with the old subway (erected by Ceausescu). Highly recommended tour

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May 21, 2019

Learned a lot

June 9, 2019


Nicoletta was wonderful. Very educated and informative. The whole tour was a delight.

October 7, 2017

Product ID: 55269