Communism in Romania: Reality in the XX century (around 4-5 hours)
Price: From 25 EUR / person
Duration: About 4-5 hours
Why choose this: Taking this hald day tour in Bucharest (by foot or by car), you will discover how the communist times worked over the past of capitals culture.
The offer includes: Free entrances in every church + English Speaking guide + Transportation by car;
"We found this to be an informative tour. Our guide was excellent. The tour suited us well - not too intense, but enough information to give us a good understanding of the city, the country and the history."
The experience includes:
- Free entrances in every church;
- English Speaking guide;
- Transportation by air conditioned car;
What is extra:
- Other visits of museums; Parlament Palace (about 8 EUR), House of Ceausescu;
- drinks, food, other expenses.
Attractions: Palace of the Parlament, Uranus quartier, Unirii Boulevard (ex-boulevard of Socialism, Religious edifices saved from demolition (Saint John the Baptiser Church, St. Antim Ivireanul Sinodal Palace, Michael the Great, Domnita Balasa Statue), Revolution Square, Central Commitee, University Square, House of Press, Ceausescu's House (optional)
The guide will pick you up from the hotel or the meeting point you establish before.
The first stop will be in front of the Palace of the Parliament (the Constitution Square) to have a panoramaic view with the second biggest edifice from the world. If you want to visit the Parlament inside, the guide will come with you. After the visit of The Parlament, the group sees the area around the Palace called in the past "Uranus" district/quartier which was almost 100% demolished. Then the driver leads the group on "Champs Elysees" Boulevard and then the tour continues with the visit of some religious edifices that were saved from demolision thanks to the intelligence of mr Eugeniu Iordachescu, an engineer that came up with an unique idea: to move the edifices putting them on railways after digging a hole around the foundation.
The group arrives then in the Revolutiion Square, where can be seen the Central Commitee, the balcony from where Ceausescu used to have speeches (the last one was in december '89) and the Monument of Rebirth. The guide will show you the University Square, the starting point of the riots and then he will accompany you to see The House of Press, the place where the newspapes were created in the communism.
Extra, the guide will ask you if you want to visit the House of Ceausescu family (costs about 7-8 EUR), otherwise he will drop you off in front of a restaurant (adviced by him or chosen by yourself) or ar Hotel.
For tailored or combined tours, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will answer within 12 - 24 hours.
Before `89 the destiny of more than 8 churches was in the hands of the engineer Eugeniu Iordachescu. Taking this half day tour in Bucharest (by foot or by car), you will discover how the communist times worked over the past of capital's culture.
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