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Communist Tour of Bucharest

  • Full Day
  • Departure On Request
  • Jan 05’ - Dec 20'
  • Private Tour
  • Starting Point: Bucharest
  • Pickup & Drop Off: Hotel
  • The price applies for a minimum of 2 persons/trip.
  • EXTRA DISCOUNTs apply for more than 3 persons/trip. For details, send us an Enquiry !
What to Expect

This tour is suitable for those who want to discover the history of more than 40 years under the communist rule.
You will learn about the dictator’s life, Nicolae Ceausescu and you will visit & explore the most important Communist-era landmarks with their distinctive architectural style, the legacy of the regime.
You will also have the opportunity to hear stories about daily life and see how people used to live back then, by visiting a market and an apartment located in a typical communist flat building communist neighborhood.


  • Visit the largest & the most famous market during communism, Obor Market.
  • Visit the former residence of the Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, the 80-room Primaverii Palace.
  • Visit the world’s second largest administrative building after the Pentagon, the Palace of Parliament.
  • Explore important Communist- era landmarks: the Free Press House (Casa Scanteii), the former Boulevard of Socialist Victory, the ruins of the intended Museum of Socialism Achievements, Unirii Square.
  • Enjoy an authentic visit to a typical communist apartment offering a peek into the daily life of a Romanian family during Ceausescu’s dictatorship (drink included).

Price Includes

  • Pick up/drop off from/to your hotel in Bucharest.
  • Private car/minivan, with English speaking guide-driver.
  • Entrance fees: Primaverii Palace, Parliament Palace.
  • 1 metro ticket.
  • Guided visit of a typical communist apartment (1 drink included).

Price Excludes

  • Meals.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage (other than stated).
  • Photo/video fees at museums.
  • Tipping and personal expenses.


08:30 → Pick up from your hotel, then depart to market.
09:00 → Visit Obor, the most famous market and mall during the communist times, then go to the northern part of the city.
10:00 → See Casa Scanteii (now Free Press House), built in Soviet realism architecture in 1956.
11:00 → Visit Palatul Primaverii, former residence of Ceausescu (closed on Monday).
13:30 → Go to Piata Muncii and from there up on the former Boulevard of Socialist Victory. 
15:00 → Stop in Unirii Square, see St. John the New Church that on May 30, 1986 was translated from the main street for 23 m and hidden in between blocks of flats.
15:30 → Visit Casa Poporului (People’s House), currently the Parliament Palace.
17:00 → Go to Uranus area, a part of Bucharest that was almost completely demolished during the construction of the new Civic Center and People’s House.
17:30 → Take metro to Militari district, a typical communist workers’ neighborhood.
18:30 →Visit an average communist apartment, try a cup of blended coffee widely known by then as Nechezol (chickpeas and some coffee).
19:30 → Arrival at your hotel in Bucharest. End of the tour.

Overnight: – | Meals: –  


• Exact Tours is not responsible if the visited sites during the tour are closed without prior notice and for any reason at the moment you arrive.
• The program may change due to national and local events.
• The tour is organized taking into account the official schedule of the sites in 2020.