Free tour

From Monarchy to Communism Free Tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on August 10, 2018

Walkabout Free Tours are the perfect choice to make the most of your time in Bucharest! We are the first free tour in town. With more than 10 years experience in the guiding industry, we will show you all the must-see-sites and hidden gems of our wonderful and exciting city while having fun. Join us for a memorable tour of Bucharest history, culture, and attractions.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Discover a hidden world of palaces, elegance and intriguing stories with our passionate local guides. We will journey in time from the moment that Romania became a Monarchy to the dark times of communism and the bloody revolution. 

The monarchy shaped Bucharest in a unique way compared to any other city in Romania and today’s urban vibes are bringing it back to life. The “belle epoque” period is the most fascinating of all, bringing impressive architecture that should not be missed during your stay in Bucharest.

Join us to discover the best of Bucharest with our free tour ‘From Monarchy to Communism’!

On the tour, we cover the most important sights and attractions such as

  • Victory Avenue
  • Palace of the National Military Circle
  • Palace of the Telephones
  • Victory and English Passage
  • Romanian Atheneum
  • Palace Music Hall
  • Royal Palace
  • Revolution square

...and MANY more hidden gems and curiosities that most locals don't even know!


  • This tour is organized by Walkabout Free Tours, the first free tour in town.  
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing and bring a bottle of water
  • Cost: the tours are tip-based so you can pay whatever you think is appropriate at the end of the tour.

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  • Meeting point:
    Bulevardul Regina Elisabeta, Bucureșt...
    Bulevardul Regina Elisabeta, București, Romania
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    In front of the National Military Club, by the flag. For the location click on the below photo or add on google maps the text Walkabout Free Tour - From Monarchy to Communism

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Lucy 27 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Elena did such a fantastic tour of Bucharest with great visuals and compelling content and also humorous. If you are in Bucharest for a short amount of time and want to learn a lot in 2 hours take this tour!
Bettina 21 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Elena is a skilled guide and the tour was super interesting and educational. She has great knowledge of her country’s history an politics and is happy to answer questions on topics not covered by the tour's content. I can absolutely recommend this tour
Andrea 20 Nov 2022
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
Julian (Alex) was really friendly and he showed us a different side of Bucharest apart from the touristic area. He provided very interesting info and he kept going despite being a very small group and the rain which was really appreciated since I only had a couple of hours to explore Bucharest - thanks!!!
Natalie 20 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Never knew there was so much complicated history of Bucharest and Romania as a whole! It was pouring down with rain but Julian was great and managed to keep the momentum going throughout. Great tour! Thank you.
Ruth 19 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Great tour, learnt so much and thoroughly enjoyed it . Thanks!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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