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The Untold Stories of Communist Bucharest

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    Stop At: Palace of Parliament, Strada Izvor 2-4, Bucharest 050711 Romania

    You will find out the amazing facts about The Palace of Parliament, why and how it was built and all about Ceausescu's crazy dream. We do not enter inside the building.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Romanian Academy House, Calea 13 Septembrie 13, București, Romania

    Built at the same time with the Parliament in order to please the wife of the dictator, that was dreaming to become the lead scientist of the country even though she was low educated.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Palatul Bragadiru, Calea Rahovei 147-153, Bucharest 050892 Romania

    Find out the story of the rich man Bragadiru and how all his goods and businesses were confiscated by communists. This was applied to all businesses in the '50s, they all became state owned.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Antim Monastery, Strada Mitropolit Antim Ivireanu 29, Bucharest 040111 Romania

    A monastery built in 18th century, that escaped from the demolition done during communism and a part of it was actually moved entirely just to fulfill the big plans of the dictator.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Bulevardul Unirii 14, București 030167, Romania

    The boulevard that was built in front of the Palace of Parliament and all his secrets.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Revolution Square (Piata Revolutiei), Calea Victoriei Boulevard, Bucharest Romania

    The place where Ceausescu had his last speech and where the revolution started in Bucharest on 21st of December 1989.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: University of Bucharest, Bulevardul Regina Elisabeta 4-12, București 030018, Romania

    The small square next to the University bears the name of 21st of December 1989, because this is where most part of the Romanian revolution took place. Find out the details about post communist Romania and the mistakes that we made on our way to democracy.

    Duration: 15 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Bulevardul Unirii 1-3, București 040101, Romania
    Departure Time
    3:00 PM
    Return Details
    Revolution Square, Piața Revoluției, București, Romania
    • English or Spanish speaking guide
    • Small things to taste
    • An authentic souvenir as a present
    • Money back guarantee 100%
    • Drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
    • Gratuities for the guide
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Maximum 15 people group. Please book at least 12 hours in advance.
    • The tour takes place with a minimum of 2 people.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Our guide, Andrada, was really nice. She gave us such a lot of information and stories and insights that no questions were left unanswered (though she asked several times :-)). She also showed real interest in the people of the group and what stories they could contribute. A
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    Andrada was an amazing guide and pulled out all the stops. She gave such a detailed history of Communist Romania and was really friendly and engaging. The tour lasted three hours (even though there were only two in the group), but it didn't feel that long as we stopped for
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    It was my first time in Bucharest so I thought the best way to get to know the city is with a guide, obviously. Adrian was our guide and trust me, you just can not find a better one. He sound like a native english speaker. He was funny and full of knowledge about the city in its
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    I love this tour so much this tour out guide Andrada is the most friendly person I've ever met. 100 percent recommend it.
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    Our tour with Andrada was terrific, both enlightening and entertaining. My wife and I took the tour on our first day in Bucharest, and it was three hours very well spent. Not only did we learn a great deal about the recent history of Romania, but we also discussed aspects of
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