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Overview
The buildings of a city can unlock its history, if you know where to look. On this walking tour, a guide takes you through the streets of Bucharest and explain how the architecture relates to the Communist era. As you walk, learn about Communism in Romania and how it changed the shape of the city.
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You'll start at
Aleea Dealul Mitropoliei 19
Aleea Dealul Mitropoliei 19, București 030167, RomaniaNear the red-brick bell tower of the Patriarchal church.
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    Patriarchal Cathedral
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 2
    Palatul Bragadiru
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 3
    Palace of Parliament
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Antim Monastery
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 5
    Old Town
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 6
    Revolution Square (Piata Revolutiei)
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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You'll end at
Revolution Square
Piața Revoluției, București, Romania
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Highlights
  • Learn about the history of Communism from your guide
  • Explore neighborhoods that were important during the Communist era
  • View interesting architecture in a variety of styles
  • See the remains of the ruined Uranus neighborhood
What to Expect
Meet your guide in central Bucharest for a walking tour through the city’s Communist history. As you stroll through Bucharest’s streets, learn about the architectural styles and how different regimes influenced the look of the city. Visit neighborhoods untouched by the Communist style and explore the remains of the Uranus neighborhood. Understand how the city looked during the Communist era and learn about the violent end of Romanian Communism in 1989. Your guide will explain the history of Communism as you walk the city. The tour include a short break at a cafe, where you can purchase snacks at your own expense.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Aleea Dealul Mitropoliei 19, București 030167, Romania
Duration
3h
Return Details
Revolution Square, Piața Revoluției, București, Romania
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Parliament
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Solveig A wrote a review Mar 2020
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We had a very interesting tour with Andreea, 3 hours full of information about the communist time, architecture, places and background. very good english, also good to unterstand. A lot of anecdotes of people and places. if you have the time and want to unterstand more about how
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Despoina K wrote a review Feb 2020
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This is the part that I enjoyed most during my stay in Bucharest. Andreea is a very friendly, knowledgeable guide and she will take you to places not possible to discover by yourself. Even if you have only a couple of days available, this tour will give you all you need to know
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Date of experience: February 2020
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pedmust wrote a review Feb 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom10 contributions2 helpful votes
Thanks Andreea for a fantastic tour. Very interesting and gave us a fantastic insight into communism from the perspective of the people. Well worth it and superb value for money. Andreea was the perfect tour guide.
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Ronnie T wrote a review Feb 2020
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This was possibly the best walking tour I've done anywhere. Our guide was very knowledgeable and took our group into parts of the history of the country that still cast a very long shadow, sharing deep knowledge of the topic with personal anecdote in a very powerful way. If you
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Erik C wrote a review Feb 2020
32 contributions3 helpful votes
This is an interesting and good tour. You will walk around Bucharest, and with your excellent guide learn the history of Communism in Bucharest. It's not taught in schools and there isn't a lot of this information in the public domain. It is informative to hear it from
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Date of experience: February 2020
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IuliaO26
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Great tour!
Interesting tour, with a very rich history about the Jewish community in Romania/Bucharest that almost seems eager
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Shersco
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Great tour with Andreea!
Great experience on this tour last Sunday. I really appreciated how we didn't just go to the main sites, but also s
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Mark E
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Religion and History Mash Up
Fascinating tour of Bucharest's intertwined history and religions. Hear stories and see beautiful artistic masterpi
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gryhr
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Communist tour of Bucharest.
With friends I participated in the communist tour of Bucharest. Our guide was Claudia. The tour was very interest
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YuliaMaria
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Learned so much
Really happy with the tour and Cristina. She is very nice and taught us a lot of things. I enjoyed it very much alt
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Adventure378994
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Alternative Bucharest
For a local it is always very interesting to discover other parts of the forgotten history of your own town. A nice
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RachelZ210
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Andreei very good!!
We visited today the Jewish area with andrea and she was really prepared , really nice and patient but mostly very
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NinaFox2007
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Cristina Led an Excellent Tour of Forgotten Jewish Sights in Bucharest
A bargain for the price! Despite the cold and at times light snow, Cristina led five English speaking learners thro
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Adventure378994
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Interesting tour
For a local with some tours already done, it was an interesting and different tour of a non touristic part of Bucha
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Vacationer45459
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Communist Tour with Christina
A very interesting and informative tour. Our Tour Guide Christina was excellent. A worthy experience.
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NYCtravel43206
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Informative tour
We took the communist tour with Andreea and it was really informative. She has personal family experience with the
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conformist70
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Communist tour
Our guide was Marius and his knowledge of the period and the city seems complete! We covered a lot of ground in eve
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Benedicte F
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Out of the ordinary
Marius knowledgeably takes you to places you wouldn't normally pass through. Sometimes beautiful, sometimes wanting
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Wisnovitz
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Great tour with very sweet and friendly guide who really tried
A great experience. I only think we should have been told in advance that the 2 museums are closed on Friday and S
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VoyageurHeureux
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Superb: Intelligent and thoughtful tour and very warm hospitality
This tour and our guide was an unexpected delight and a fantastic way to see and understand Bucharest and its histo
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