Bucharest Communist Bike Tour

Tour Overview

The communist regime in Romania definitely was the most oppressive in Central and Eastern Europe, leaving deep marks in all that concerns different social aspects like economy, religion, architecture and culture.

  • Old Town - the fall of the bourgeoisie class
  • The Jews and Communism beginnings
  • The new Civic Center - Socialist Victory Blv.
  • Bomb attack at the first Parliament
  • 100k people displaced - Parliament Palace
  • Reinventing history and the Academy
  • Uranus neighborhood - Leftovers
  • Life in communist dormitory neighborhoods
  • More equals than others - the Colonel Quartet
  • Communist Propaganda on the Fascist Gov.
  • Unfinished - Communist History Museum
  • The rise and fall of a dictator
  • Central Communist committee - Last Speech
  • Democracy with second rank communists

 

Tour Detailed Description

Ceausescu's regime is considered to be the most opressive of all the communist regimes in the Eastern Bloc, very similar to the Kim dynasty in North Korea, which made his rule in Romania like no other...

Communism started right after the Second World War with 12 years of Russian occupation, at Yalta where Churchil traded Romania for Greece. From that moment everything went gradually crazy.

You will see all this right from the beginning of the tour by visiting the second biggest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon, Ceausescu's Palace or People's Palace how Ceausescu was calling it. A huge project that during construction was consuming 5 to 6 percent of Romania's GDP. 

Right after, you will see a hidden neighborhood, that was built for the Party elites, in the 1950's, during the times of Stalin.  You will have the oportunity to see the contrasts between the housing projects built for the common people and the communists.

After a sightseeing stop at the biggest unfinished communist construction site, planned to be turned into a mall in capitalist times, you will finish the tour at the Revolution Square where Ceausescu hold his last speech in front of the people.

What’s included

  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Bikes and lockers
  • Helmets on demand

Duration 4 - 4.5 hours

Starts every day at 11:00

For minimum 7 person groups you can choose your starting hour

€  39 Euro/person