Tour of Communism

Tour information

Join our Tour of Communism which features an English-speaking guide. The tour covers major landmarks and important, historical events that have taken place in the communist history of Bucharest. Learn all about the violent beginnings, the nationalization, forced demolition of thousands of houses, the People’s House (nowadays, the Parliament Palace), the Ceausescu family and their megalomania, and the violent anti-communist revolution of 1989. The tour takes roughly 3.5 hours to cover.

This tour includes:

Guide — Violent beginnings of Communism — Forced nationalization and demolitions — Second largest administrative building in the world — The unfinished academy for the illiterate — Hidden churches — Places of Communist torture and investigation — The fall of Communism in Revolution Square

Traveler Reviews

  • “Communism Run Amok — The Sequel”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on May 26, 2016

    Marx theorized that Capitalism was the exploitation of man by man, but this gripping tour of Bucharest proves indisputably that Communism is just the opposite! Drawing on personal experience and an…

  • “Fascinating tour”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on May 23, 2016

    Very well planned and executed tour by Marius gave an unusual and very informative view of how the soviet period changed the face of Bucharest and the legacy they left which is still causing problems…

  • “The Communist influence”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on May 22, 2016

    Very enlightening. Marius is attentive and answers all inquiries. In addition, he is very knowledgeable as he lived through some of Romania's communist years. A humbling journey through the various…

On arrival

The meeting point is at the Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral. (near Unirii Square).

Things to note

Booking for this tour is recommended to reserve your space specially during high season. This helps us to guarantee you’ll receive a top quality tour!

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From 14:00 to 17:30
Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral. (near Unirii Square)
Бухарест Бухарест RO
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