The Last Days of Communism - shared - 4 hours

From EUR 39

Romania has been a communist country for more than 40 years, between 1948 and December 1989. Nicolae Ceausescu became the General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party in 1965 and the president of Socialist Republic of Romania in 1974. 15 years later, he was removed from power and executed after a violent revolution during the winter of 1989. While nowadays Romania is a democracy, the communist period remained interesting as well as controversial.

Follow us on this trip through Bucharest to reveal the “great accomplishments of the golden era” and to hear the story of people who built it. You will see the first communist building in Bucharest, the Revolution Square with the balcony where the dictator gave his last speech, the majestic “House of People” and Primaverii Palace - the former residence of the presidential couple.

The itinerary depends on your hotel’s location, but it will include: Free Press Square – The Arch of Triumph – Victoriei Square – Calea Victoriei – Revolution Square (Romanian Atheneum, Revolution’s Memorial) – The Palace of Parliament – Union Square – University Square – Romana Square – Victoriei Square – Charles de Gaulle Square  – Primaverii Palace (the former residence of the dictator).

Starting Time: 09:00 (the exact time of pick-up to be communicated one day before the tour by calling +40 735 525 710)

Duration: 4 hours

Languages: English

Included:

- Transport by car/minibus (pick-up/drop-off at the hotel)
- English speaking guide/driver

Not included:
- Entrance fees to the Parliament Palace & Primaverii Palace

Important:

- The exact times for the visits to the Parliament Palace and Primaverii Palace are decided by these institutions only (based on their scheduled groups) and it is out of our control; Therefore the tour may take more or less than the specified duration.

- At the Parliament Palace we will book the standard visit (1 hour);

- In order to visit the Parliament Palace an original ID is mandatory;

- The visits are not guaranteed as these institutions are sometimes closed for Meetings and Conferences.

Note:  TravelMaker, as the company which organizes the trip, is not responsible if the visited sites are closed without prior notice and for any reason at the moment you arrive.

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The itinerary depends on your hotel’s location, but it will include: Free Press Square – The Arch of Triumph – Victoriei Square – Calea Victoriei – Revolution Square (Romanian Atheneum, Revolution’s Memorial) – The Palace of Parliament – Union Square – University Square – Romana Square – Victoriei Square – Charles de Gaulle Square  – Primaverii Palace (the former residence of the dictator).

Highlights

Palace of the Parliament, dominates the city and it is one of the largest building in the world

Primaverii Palace - "Palace of the spring" has been the residence of Ceausescu's family up to the end of the communism in Romania

Revolution square is one of the most important squares in Bucharest and the place where the Bucharest revolution started in December 1989

Route

  1. Bucharest
  2. Piața Presei Libere
  3. Piața Arcul de Triumf
  4. Piața Victoriei
  5. Piața Revoluției
  6. 2-4
  7. Piața Unirii
  8. 3
  9. Piata Romana
  10. 50