Recent Searches
Clear

Communist tour of Bucharest

|
Badge of Excellence
|
București, Romania
Communist tour of Bucharest

From $25.85

Price varies by group size

Lowest Price Guarantee

Select Date and Travelers

Number of travelers
0 Adults1 Adult2 Adults3 Adults4 Adults5 Adults6 Adults7 Adults8 Adults9 Adults10 Adults11 Adults12 Adults13 Adults14 Adults15 Adults
Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance. Learn more
Loading available options...


Safety measures
icon3 hours  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Trace the rise and fall of Communism in Romania on this walking tour of Bucharest. Learn how the Communist Party and the dictator Ceausescu seized power, controlled dissent and demolished huge swaths of the city to create distinctive architectural monuments. Visit political memorials and Communist-era landmarks to see how the regime and subsequent 1989 revolution have left a permanent mark on the city.
  • Communist history walking tour in Bucharest
  • Learn about the rise and fall of the Romanian dictator Ceacsescu
  • Visit Communist-era landmarks to see the regime's distinctive architectural style
  • Hear stories about daily life under Communist rule
  • Visit political memorials and sites that played a key role in the 1989 revolution
Saved to wishlist!
Professional guide
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Aleea Dealul Mitropoliei 19 , Aleea Dealul Mitropoliei 19, București 030167, Romania

Near the red-brick bell tower of the Patriarchal church.

Revolution Square , Piața Revoluției, București, Romania
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Good Living
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Communist tour of Bucharest?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Communist tour of Bucharest.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Communist tour of Bucharest?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Communist tour of Bucharest.

Traveler Photos

See More
See More

Reviews

5.0
star-5
298 Reviews
2 stars
0

Reviews by Viator travelers

We perform checks on reviews

Showing 1-10 of 298 reviews
star-5
Great tour of the history of communism in Romania
Suzette_T
, Apr 2022
Our guide, Elena, with her energy, teaching style, photos to add to the history of what we were were seeing and knowledge of past and present history made this an amazing tour. Easy to find the starting point, a stop for refreshments. I was tentative about booking a 3 hour walking tour but Elena made it feel like like only an hour and the walking the route was easy and not rushed.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for joining our Communist tour of Bucharest, and for your kind review. All the best, Good Living Team
star-4
Great tour
Simon_M
, Mar 2022
Great tour. Really interesting learning the history and a great way to see the city. Extra words to make 100 characters.....
star-5
3hrs was quality info on the communist histroy of Romania
Fawad_K
, Mar 2022
Cristina is a great guide. Following the group dynamics, providing historical facts as well as a different understandings and impacts on a different society groups allowing active participation and interaction of the group ! On top of professionalism super friendly and easy going personality! She led the tour so passionately that only after the tour ended, we realised that we were freezing (temp dropped to 1 degree).
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for joining our Communist tour of Bucharest, and for your kind review. All the best, Good Living Team
star-5
Outstanding
Conor_F
, Feb 2022
I don't think it's possible to truly begin to understand modern Bucharest without understanding its history. I have an interest in history and politics, but I'm particularly interested in how authoritarianism comes about. Eastern Europe as a whole has lots of stories to tell, but on this tour, my guide Cristina was able to tell me the story of Bucharest and Romania. She explained the relevant history of the city in a very engaging manner over a few hours, bringing me to many important landmarks, where we were able to talk about different aspects of the effects of communism on the country. Cristina has a wealth of knowledge about the history of Bucharest, and I cannot recommend this tour enough to anybody visiting the city. Thank you!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for joining our Communist tour of Bucharest, and for your kind review. All the best, Good Living Team
star-5
A great tour- well worth it.
Caroline_R
, Feb 2022
Cristina was a very personable and knowledgeable guide who gave a great insight into the communist years of Bucharest and wider areas. The tour was interesting and well designed. We visited key areas that illustrate how communism shaped the city. It was very balanced and thought provoking. I’m very glad I did it.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for joining our Communist tour of Bucharest, and for your kind review. All the best, Good Living Team
star-5
Excellent tour, Christina...
Callie_W
, Jan 2022
Excellent tour, Christina was very knowledgeable and engaging, and presented the information from several angles. This tour was One of our highlights from our time in Bucharest. Highly recommend!!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for joining our Communist tour of Bucharest, and for your kind review. All the best, Good Living Team
star-5
My favorite tour in Bucharest
Trishina_R
, Jan 2022
My husband and I loved this experience. Cristina offered so much information, as this tour answers so many questions that I feel many people have when they come to Bucharest. Thought provoking and inspirational. I highly recommend everyone come and experience this tour while they are visiting. Thank you Cristina! <3
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hi Thrishina, Thank you for joining our Communist tour of Bucharest, and for your kind words. All the best, Good Living Team
star-5
To understand Bucharest...
Alexandra_H
, Nov 2021
To understand Bucharest you have to do this tour! It is very interesting and complete The guide was great and full of knowledge, you could ask her any questions and she was always pleased to answer
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you for joining the Communist tour of Bucharest, and for your kind review. All the best, The Good Living team
star-5
Balanced and Informative
Andrew_C
, Oct 2021
Cristina was incredibly accommodating and very friendly. She brought us through the early stages of communism in Romania, right through to the modern day - stopping at various points at the city that denoted key instances. It's a great way to see Bucharest, particularly if you're interested in politics.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for joining the Communist tour and for the kind review. All the best, The Good Living Team
star-4
good, but a bit one-sided
Kristoffer_H
, Oct 2021
The tour was interesting but a bit one-sided. A lot of the typical "horrors of communism" without a single word about anything positive about the period. I realize that Ceausescu was one of the worst communist leaders in the communist bloc so it's hard to say anything good. Still, I'd like to know from a Marxist perspective why Ceausescu lived like a king, abused his people and betrayed the cause of Marxism-Leninism.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hello, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear you found the tour to be a bit one-sided, but we admit that there are very few positive things that can be mentioned about the Communist period in Romania, considering this country had one of the most brutal totalitarian regimes in the Eastern Bloc. Normally, we do have one stop near Caru' cu Bere restaurant, where we explain why dictator Ceausescu was perceived so favorably internally and by Western democracies in the 1960s and 1970s. Besides this, a few other positive effects of Communism in Romania are, arguably: 1. the elimination of illiteracy (virtually all citizens received at least some very basic form of education for free) 2. building of infrastructure projects (highways, metro, Danube-Black See Canal), unfortunately with huge human costs (political prisoners and other forms of forced labor were often employed) 3. improvement of living conditions for the working class (unfortunately, at the expense of architectural heritage and private property in Romania) So even the positive aspects of Communism are shadowed by their side-effects. We encourage other visitors who take this tour to explicitly ask about any positive aspects of Communism in Romania; our guides can explain some of these aspects in great detail. All the best, Marius
star-5
Interesting and informative Tour
Venu_S
, Sep 2021
Highly recommend this tour as a brilliant start to seeing Bucharest. Our guide Andrea was so informative and gave us a lot of insight into how communism affected ordinary people. Also able to appreciate the architecture and buildings.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for joining the Communist tour and for the kind review. All the best, The Good Living Team
star-5
Exceptional experience and value!
Randy_P
, Aug 2021
This was an amazing experience! The guide was so knowledgeable but also very clear with her speaking. We saw so many different areas, buildings, neighborhoods, etc. and they were all very interesting to learn about. Also, the guide had a whole binder of photos that showed the areas in the past and pictures of the people who had something to do with the area, building, neighborhood, etc. The entire tour was way better than I could have ever expected and the value for the experience was exceptional!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hi, Thank for joining the Communist tour, and for the kind words. All the best, Good Living team
star-5
Great tour!
Michael_V
, Jul 2021
Great tour by a true insider. Strongly recommend anyone visiting Bucharest to sign for this tour.tanks
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you for joining our Communist tour, and for your very kind words. All the best, The Good Living Team
star-5
Great experience!
Enric_T
, Aug 2020
Cristina has been a fantastic guide! The tour it's a must in order to learn not just about the recent history of the country but also how all it has shaped their actual society.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you for joining our Communist tour, and for your very kind words. All the best, The Good Living Team
star-5
Great tour!
Marco_F
, Jun 2020
Our guide had a huge knowledge about the history of Bucharest in general. Thank you, we really enjoyed the tour.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you for joining our Communist tour, and for your very kind words. All the best, The Good Living Team
star-5
Really cool
Nicholas_M
, Mar 2020
Really a great tour. Andrea the guide was awesome and it was really cool to hear some of the details from her experience. It was interesting to see some of the building and ruins from the communist error
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you for joining our Communist tour, and for your very kind words. All the best, Good Living Team
star-5
Fascinating and thought provoking.
Richard_S
, Mar 2020
One of the best tours we have had. Cristina was our guide and not only did we get a feel for the recent history of the country, but also for the sense of personal pain that many Romanians still feel today in the difficult transition to a democratic society.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you for joining our Communist tour, and for your very kind words. All the best, Good Living Team
star-5
Bucharest and communism with Andrea
scubahaggis
, Feb 2020
Great tour with Andrea, the tour followed a timeline and she painted a good picture of life in Bucharest over the last 100 years. As a guide you could not ask for better than Andrea 5* plus 👍
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you for joining the Communist tour, and for your kind review. All the best, Marius & Andreea
star-5
Incredible!
Thomas_W
, Jan 2020
Tour was led my Andrea who was friendly and extremely knowledgeable. We saw so many cool things and were able to discuss all aspects of communism. Best tour I’ve ever done.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you for joining the Communist tour, and for your kind review. All the best, Marius & Andreea
star-5
Highlight of the trip
KDGBeirut
, Jan 2020
Cristina was a wonderful guide. She was very knowledgeable and answered every question we had. We got to learn about the communist history and see many historic spots. Even though it was cold, we walked and didn't feel the time pass.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you for joining the Communist tour, and for your kind review. All the best, Marius & Cristina

Why you are seeing these recommendations

Compare Similar Experiences

Current
Communist tour of Bucharest
Communist tour of Bucharest

star-5298

3 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$25.85

star-51

4 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$60.99

star-573

3 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$26.88

star-516

3 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$19.89

star-515

4 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$46.66

star-525

4 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$66.16

star-59

4 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$46.52

star-511

4 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$40.32

star-4.57

3 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$42.42
Why you are seeing these recommendations

Explore Similar Things to Do

Why you are seeing these recommendations