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Bucharest Communist-Era History Private Tour Including Spring Palace Visit and Ticket

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    In the morning, your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel (or from the requested location) in Bucharest. In the first part of the day, we will visit some of the metro stations built during the Communist regime, which will help us discover the architectural style of that period, as well as better understand the plans that Nicolae Ceausescu had for Bucharest.

    Before visiting the Palace of the Parliament, we will journey into a local neighborhood built especially for the working class. Here, you will get to see how regular people lived their lives under the regime. The Palace of the Parliament is one of the largest buildings in the world, and it is often regarded as the crown jewel of Ceausescu's dictatorship. Also known as the House of the People, the magnificent building was erected as part of a larger project called "Project Bucharest". After his visit to North Korea in 1971, Nicolae Ceausescu was inspired by the capital city of Pyongyang and decided to give Bucharest a look worthy of a dictator.

    Our last landmark is none other than the Ceausescu Residential Palace, known as the Palace of Spring (Palatul Primăverii). This is the place where the Ceausescu couple lived most of their life. The Palace was built between 1964 and 1965 in a Neo-Classical/Neo-Late Rennaissance style, and it is equipped with luxurious furniture. After Ceausescu's rule ended, the palace was used as a VIP residence for official delegations and foreign presidents, but it was turned into a museum in 2016.
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    Reviewed July 17, 2019

    I've learnt a lot of things about the communist period. The guide was just perfect. How impressive the Parliament and Ceausescu's villa are!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Thierry L
    rolandia, Manager at Rolandia, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2019

    Hi Thierry, Thank you very much for your review! We appreciate you took the time to review this trip and we hope you return to Romania to see more! Warmest regards, Ioana

    Reviewed May 17, 2019

    Our guide was great and answered all our questions and gave thoughtful insights into the things we saw.

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank trwcan
    rolandia, Manager at Rolandia, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2019

    Good day, Thank you so much for your review, your feedback is important to us and we will keep doing the same good job in the future!

    Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

    Second biggest building in the world (after pentagone)... So it s THE MUST DO thing in Bucharest. Extraordinary building

    Thank djafaria
    Nicu A, Manager at Rolandia, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

    Dear Djafari, Thank you very much for your review! We hope you enjoyed the rest of the tour also! Regards, Ioana

    Reviewed September 22, 2018

    Our guide, Cristi, met us at our hotel and took us off for our tour. We had a very informative day and Cristi was very knowledgeable. We had lunch in the old town at the oldest brewery in Bucharest which itself was interesting and provided...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank clueyandjohn
    Nicu A, Manager at Rolandia, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

    Good day, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed this tour! If you're travelling to Romania again, don't hesitate to call us. We'll make sure Cristi will be your tour guide again! Best regards!

    Reviewed September 8, 2018

    We were picked up from the Hotel. Nicu, a very friendly person took us around the important sites of the Communist Era. A very interesting and informative tour. Not worth missing. We were even given a bottle to mineral water because it was so hot,...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank Mario C
    Nicu A, Manager at Rolandia, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

    Dear Mario, Thank you very much for your review! Profesionality is one of the aspects of our culture, and we do our best to respect everyone's standards! We hope that you'll be back soon, to discover more of our beautiful Romania. Regards, Rolandia Team

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    November 13, 2018|
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    Is the inside tour of the parliament included on this tour?
    Key Details
    • Palace of Parliament Rolandia
    • Duration: 6h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, French, Spanish
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