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Bucharest: Private Communism Tour with Ceausescu Mansion

1. Bucharest: Private Communism Tour with Ceausescu Mansion

Learn all about Romania's communist history on this private tour through Bucharest. Start your tour at the Palace of Parliament, the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon. Learn how dangerous and damaging the totalitarian regime was in Romania at this influential site. Next, visit the Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum. See traditional homes and how Romanian villagers to have built ecological and sustainable environments in their backyards.  See Victory Avenue, a boulevard with communist buildings where you can also admire French architecture. Make a stop at Revolution Square and learn about the Romanian Revolution in December 1989. Visit Ceausescu Mansion, the private residence of Nicolae and Elena Ceauşescu and their children for a quarter of a century (1965-1989), during their communist rule in Romania. Finish up your tour with drop-off back at your hotel or the airport.

Bucharest: Private Historical Tour with Dracula's Grave

2. Bucharest: Private Historical Tour with Dracula's Grave

Why miss out on any of Bucharest's major attractions when you can see them all on this full-day tour? And to cap it all off, visit the monastery on the green island in Snagov Lake, where the tomb of Dracula/Vlad Tepes is located. Benefit from a customizable itinerary and private guide. 40 minutes outside of Bucharest on a verdant island is the final resting place of the legendary Dracula. Head there and explore the site while you hear about the history. Visit the National Village Museum and learn what it meant for Romanian villagers to have built a sustainable environment in their backyards. See the iconic Arch of Triumph. At the Palace of Parliament or People’s House, learn about the implications and consequences of the communist regime in Romania. Here you will have the chance to see the second-largest administrative building on the planet, after the Pentagon. Peruse the Romanian Athenaeum. On Victory Avenue, prepare to be amazed by the historical contradictions: on one side, the Royal Palace, and on the other, the Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party and the Revolution Square, where Ceausescu fled the country by helicopter. See old Orthodox churches, enveloped in an aura of mystery, a music store, as well as casinos, bohemian restaurants, museums, theaters, tea shops, gift shops — where you can purchase some memorabilia —, and much more along the way. Go back in time at Revolution Square to the moment where the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was ousted, leaving behind a great fortune and a suite of controversies. Your guide will shed some light on this important moment in history. Patriarchate Hill is a small hill in Bucharest and an important historic, cultural, architectural, religious, and touristic location. Visit Ceauşescu Mansion, once the private residence of Nicolae and Elena Ceauşescu and their children. End the tour with hotel drop-off.

Bucharest: Communism and Ceauşescu’s History Private Tour

3. Bucharest: Communism and Ceauşescu’s History Private Tour

Palace of Parliament: In Bucharest City Tour at the Palace of Parliament or People’s House – you will learn how dangerous and damaging a totalitarian regime like communism can be for a nation. You will feel small seeing what pointless opulence and megalomania “the sleep of reason” can create. Imagine you have the chance to see the second largest administrative building on the planet, after the Pentagon, and that it will be an experience you will be able to share with your grandchildren. Ceausescu Mansion: The “Ceauşescu Mansion” was for a quarter of a century (1965-1989) the private residence of Nicolae and Elena Ceauşescu and of their children, Nicu, Zoia, and Valentin. Built in the mid-1960s and known at the time as the “Spring Palace”, the mansion was enlarged between 1970 and 1972. The preferred choice for the design of the Ceauşescu family’s residence was Aron Grimberg-Solari (born 1928). The architecture of the palace is complemented by landscaping conceived by the architect Robert Woll (who was also the main furniture designer for the house) and the landscape engineer Teodosiu. Museum of Communism (ferestroika): This is the building, now museum, where Nicolae Ceaușescu and his wife were tried and executed. It is now old, dilapidated, and not maintained very well or used except for the area of the trial. Entry cost was 8 ron and there is an addition charge to take photos. The rooms are very small and you can tell by the furniture it was a very poor country in 1989. It appears they do not want to glamorize the event or persons as there were limited photos. There is a room where they checked President Ceausescu and his wife medically before the trial. There is room with the tables and chairs that the trial was in. There are two chairs in a corner where they sat. The other tables were used for the defense, prosecutors and guards. There is a room with the beds where they ate and slept. You can go outside and see the area where they stood them up and used automatic weapons to kill them. There were no trees there at that time as now. Revolution Square: One of the most important place when we talk about Romanian Revolution, December 1989!

Bucharest: Private History of Communism Van Tour

4. Bucharest: Private History of Communism Van Tour

Dive into Bucharest's past on a private guided van tour of the city's Communist era. See its famous Communist sights and grand architecture as you sit back in the comfort of your own car or minivan. Marvel at other, non-Communist sights, enjoying what Bucharest looks like today. Enjoy a relaxed pickup from your hotel or accommodation in Bucharest and set off on your full-day historical journey. Listen to your driver/guide recount stories of the city's Communist past as you make your way to its sights. On your tour, make your way to Victory Avenue, one of Bucharest's oldest and most famous streets. See Revolution Square, the Romanian Athenaeum, the Palace of the Parliament, and more. Taking a step away from Communism, feel spooked visiting the grave of Dracula at the Snagov Monastery. Or enjoy the regal architecture of the House of Ceauşescu, the former 80-room home of President Ceauşescu. Best of all, speak with your guide and decide your itinerary along the way.

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What people are saying about House of Ceauşescu

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 9 reviews

I really liked this tour, first the guide who gave me the ticket called me so we could find each other easily and then on the inside, I truly believe this tour was worth it! The palace guide knew the history perfectly, for every object and event that happened in the house and conveys it in a fun way, while leaving us time to take photos! The house is amazing on the inside, truly a must see!

Perfect, very interesting and informative. Our guide Nicoleta was perfect and made us discover Bucharest in a very nice way.