Free tour

Life in Communist Bucharest Free Tour

Duration: 3h
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 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 headquarter 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, labor, 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 a 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 

...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 as we are going to walk around 3 hours
  • 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:
    Piața Revoluției, București, Romania
    Piața Revoluției, București, Romania
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    We meet by the Rebirth Memorial in the Revolution Square. Look for our orange umbrella!

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).

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
Having had a previous great experience with another of their Free Tours and hearing about their new Communism Tour we just had to go see what it is about. Totally worth it ! Same great energy we've seen from them, dynamic and full of interesting (and somewhat disturbing) information about the history of the communist regime. Anca did an amazing job !
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Who is this tour for?

Non 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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