7 Days for a Communism Tour in Romania

Price: From 470 EUR

Duration: 7 days

Why choose this: Do you want to hear unique experiences full of emotions together with nature landscapes, stories of the tourist objectives and famous cities? Choose to discover the history of the communism era by visiting the places that still speak about the false ideology of the twentieth century. The journey takes place in the historical regions of Transylvania, Bucovina and Maramures.

The offer includes: 6 nights Accommodation + Half Board or Full Board Treatment Driver and Guide + Documentaries



Day 1. Bucharest - Fort 13 Jilava – Râmnicu Sărat Prison – Târgu Ocna Prison

Day 2. TârguOcna - Red Lake - Bicaz Gorges - Bucovina - Painted Monasteries

Day 3. Bucovina - Museum of Memory and Victims in the Communism of Sighet - Barsana Monastery – the Merry Cemetery of Sapanta - Maramures

Day 4. Maramures - Cavnic mines - Cluj - Aiud prison and Aiud monastery

Day 5. Aiud - Turda Salt Mine - Alba Iulia - Sibiu

Day 6. Sibiu - Transfagarasan / Olt Valley - Pitești prison

Day 7. Pitesti - Bucharest




Description of the speech


 The Romanian Socialist Republic refers to the period of Romanian history in which the government was dominated by the Romanian Communist Party, founded on May 8, 1921 and overthrown at the end of December 1989 by the Romanian Revolution. The first years of communist rule in Romania were marked by repeated changes and many arrests and imprisons. In all the ministries there were Soviet "advisers", who directly related to Moscow and held all the real decision-making powers. The whole company was pervaded by undercover agents and secret police informants. The existing prisons were filled with "political" prisoners and a new system of camps and prisons for forced labor was created, designed on the Soviet model of the Gulags invented by Tsar Ivan the Terrible. The useless project of excavation of the Danube Canal - Black Sea served as a pretext for the construction of several fields of work, where many people died. Among the most famous prison camps were Sighet, Gherla, Pitesti and Aiud; forced works were also established in the aluminum mines at the Danube Delta. The Pitesti prison was the epicenter of a particular communist "experiment" of the time.

Sighetu Marmaiei is the northern city in Romania, with fifty thousand inhabitants, with its heart rooted in churches of more denominations, the Catholic one (derived from the Hungarian presence), the reformed one, therefore Calvinist, which has seen passages of power. in the second half of the sixteenth century, a synagogue farther from the center, and of course orthodox ones. The outskirts of the city border with Ukraine, with the vast and sparsely populated trans-Carpathian region. For many years during the twentieth century, before the independence of Ukraine and the fall of communism throughout the region, this border meant the Soviets over their heads. To the west of this territory, the Maramures, the city of Satu Mare looks towards Hungary (and by air from here Budapest is closer to Bucharest). Beautiful region, the Maramures, with peasant and popular traditions still alive, wooden villages lined by roads, woods and lush rivers, agriculture still dominated by manual and animal labor.

Rates  double room:

For groups>19 persons through Tourism Agencies, check the prices in the PDF format  catalog

 For 18 people: about 470 EUR / person 

For 8 people: 500 EUR / person

 For 6 people: 580 EUR / person 

For 4 people: 675 EUR / person

 For 2 persons: EUR 920 / person 

Single room supplement: 120 EUR / person 

The experience includes:

  • Transfers Airport - Hotel / Hotel - Airport, based on flights;
  • Transport in modern car / buses with air conditioning / heating;
  • Professional guide who speaks English throughout the trip;
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off;
  • Accommodation 6 nights in 3*/4* structures;
  • Half board treatment;
  • Traveler fees;
  • Non-stop assistance Soca Tour Romania.


Which is extra:

  • Entries to the museums; about 45 EUR / person; possibly tips;
  • Other expenses and drinks. For full board, calculate 15 EUR / Lunch with 3 dishes and water included.




Bank Account at BancaTransilvania:  RO77BTRLEURCRT0327720601 (SWIFT Code: BTRLRO22)                           Name: SOKA TOUR SRL-D

Nota Bene:

For small private groups, to reduce costs, choose overnight stays in houses or apartments, without mealst: consider reduction 15 EUR / night / person. 

For groups via Travel Agencies, send us an e-mail for a correct quote or check the catalog by clicking here.

Ask us for the number of people registered for the desired period, to offer you the correct price, based on the number of participants. 

To add services or change the itinerary by changing some tourist objectives located on the route, contact us by e-mail or by phone. 

For extra night pre / post tour with half board, we charge a supplement of 50 EUR / person in a double room. 

At the time of booking, you pay a deposit of at least 25%; the balance is paid cash (USD, EUR or LEI) on arrival or by bank transfer before arrival. 

Check the accommodations we work with on the Internet / Google. We only work with good-quality, centrally listed accommodations on Google. 

Click here to open the conditions and details for booking. 

Click here to view the periods with guaranteed departures that have at least 2/4 people in the group. Ask us about the departure situation, maybe it is not updated. 

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The order of visits can be changed according to the choice of the guide or tourists, based on opening or closing times, weather conditions, etc. 

If you want to travel in total autonomy, we send you a quote, including a rented car, a catalog with the objectives to visit and their history, the circuit map, accommodations, non-stop assistance.


Keywords: Bucharest | Fort 13 Jilava | Prison Râmnicu Sărat | Prison Târgu Ocna | Lacu Rosu (Lake) | Bicaz Valley | Bukovina | Painted Monasteries – Prison and Museum Sighet – Barsana Monastery – Merry Cemetery from Sapanta - Cavnic Mines | Cluj | Aiud Prison and Monastery | Turda Salt Mine | Alba Iulia | Sibiu | Transfagarasan | Prison Pitești | Bucharest.