Guided tour

Bucharest: Communist Bike Tour

4.9 / 5

7 reviews

Bucharest: Communist Bike Tour

From US$ 44.14 per person

Explore the culture and architecture of Bucharest on this 4-hour bike ride through the city. Learn about the city's communist history on this guided tour through local neighborhoods whilst stopping to visit architectural and historical landmarks.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Cycle to the first Romanian parliament
  • Sightsee through a neighborhood built for the communist elites during the Stalin era
  • See the biggest unfinished communist urban project, Casa Radio
  • Visit Revolution Square
Full description
Your bike tour will begin in Bucharest's old city center, with a few highlights from your guide about the major role which the communist era had in ruining this historical part of the city. Coral Temple will be the next stop, because the Jewish community were among the initiators of the communist movement in the early in 1920s. The tour will continue at the site of the communist bomb attack against the democratic Romanian government, the first Romanian parliament. After the communist movement, the tour will advance to the period right after the second World War when Romania ended up being occupied by the Soviet Union for 12 years. This stage the tour will pass through the neighborhood where the Russian army generals who were in charge for the ruling of the country lived. The last stage of the tour will pass by the biggest unfinished communist building, the National History Museum. This museum consists of buildings that were completely reshaped by the communist regime during their flourishing times. Your last stop will be in front of the Communist Central Committee, where Ceusescu held his last speech and where the Revolution started in December 1989.
Includes
  • Live guide
  • Bikes
  • Helmets
  • Bike locks
  • Food and beverages
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet just across from the restaurant Hanu' Berarilor (Casa Oprea Soare)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • Bikes and bike locks are included
  • Food and beverages are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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Had an informative and entertaining morning with our guide Horia on this tour. While designed as a tour on Bucharest's communist era, Horia also covered a host of other topics ranging from the city's founding days, to the role of the Orthodox church, to city life today. For anyone feeling comfortable riding a bicycle in dense city traffic the extended action range is well worth the effort. Recommended!

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June 30, 2021

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Alex is extremely knowledgeable about Romanian history. He delivers the tour in excellent English. We enjoyed the tour very much and highly recommend it.

October 21, 2019

compared to walking tours you will be able to see much more. highly recommended option for those who feel secure enough while riding a bike in tight places.

October 9, 2018

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