Life in Communist Bucharest

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Basic Information
Total time
2 hours 45 minutes
English, Spanish (check the calendar for availabilities)
„Pay what you wish” tours do not have a fixed price. It is up to you to evaluate your guide’s work and reward it. Some people give 10€, others 50€ depending on their satisfaction and abilities.
Meeting point
Revolution Square by the Rebirth Memorial. Look for our orange umbrella!Go to map
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Discover the main landmarks of communist history in Bucharest with our passionate local guides. We will start the tour in the Revolution Square by the former headquarters of the Romanian Communist Party and continue off the beaten path to see another face of Bucharest that we do not show on the other tours we offer.

During the walking tour we will share stories of communism in Romania, pros and cons of the period, the relation between the communist regime and religion, industry, labour, economy, culture and everyday life of the people. We try to be objective in presentation, but share true family stories and bring “nostalgic” items of the period.

We’ll walk from the Revolution square to the Jewish quarter and end the tour in front of Parliament Palace. Be prepared to explore the city in an almost 3-hour long walk while exploring life under the socialist regime and visiting sites that played a role in communist days.

On the tour, we cover sights and attractions such as:

  • Revolution Square

  • Former Headquarters of the Communist Party

  • University of Architecture

  • Coral Synagogue

  • Bucharest Court of Appeal

  • Palace of Parliament

Meeting Point
Revolution Square by the Rebirth Memorial. Look for our orange umbrella!

Booking is obligatory. Our pay as you wish tours are designed for individual travellers and small groups. We don’t accept parties of more than 7 people on them. If you travel in a party of 8 or more (school groups, bigger groups of friends etc.), please choose a paid option, if it's available, or book a Private Tour. For more information on the latter, please contact us.

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
10 months ago

What an amazing experience! The guide shared a lot of informations and answered many question.

Life in Communist Bucharest takes you through the most important events in Romania recent history and makes you understand the struggle they have been through. Totally recommended!


Totally recommended!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
10 months ago

The tour is great. You can learn much about the history/city but it’s not overwhelming or boring at all 😉 Elena is a wonderful guide – funny, knowledgeable and open-minded. We remembered a lot after the tour and enjoyed it very much!

Piotr and Łukasz

Nice tour full of details!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
11 months ago

Super nice tour with Anca, it was amazing to listen stories and tips about the life in Communist period. I recommend to join this tour!


Amazing tour

Rated 5.0 out of 5
12 months ago

Elena was our tour guide. She was on time for the start of the meeting and made everyone feel welcome start away. Her knowledge and passion of her city is commendable and my friend and I enjoyed our tour. Would definitely recommend Elena and the tour to anyone


the tour didn't happen even if it was possible to book it online

Rated 1.0 out of 5
1 year ago

Best to just call them to ask whether the tour is happening or not, clearly the website is not updated. We were 4 people who came there for nothing..


This tour is also available as
a Private Tour.

Private tour