Guided tour

Bucharest: Guided Ceausescu Villa Tour

Bucharest: Guided Ceausescu Villa Tour

From US$ 22.72 per person

Visit one most interesting buildings in Bucharest, the Ceausescu Villa. Whilst there, learn about the history of the building as well as the fascinating life of the last Romanian dictator.

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Duration 45 minutes
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Ceausescu Villa
  • See the family's bedrooms
  • Encounter one of the most curious indoors pools you will have ever seen
  • Walk through the dining room
Full description
Once having arrived in front of the Villa, your staff member will take over. Your tour begins with the dictator's private office, followed by the chess room. Following that, stroll through the villa admiring the bedrooms, family dining room, and the relaxation table. Heading upstairs, encounter another set of bedrooms which belonged to the Ceasescu couple, before you move on to the green house which houses a recreated tropical climate. This climate allows the cultivation of exotic fruits such as bananas and pineapples, including many other fruits which are not indigenous to the country. The owner of the villa was a big fan of exotic birds, which is why the garden was populated by peacocks. Last but not the least, visit the indoor pool, a work which took months to complete. The pool is decorated entirely in blue mosaic and contains flower and animal themes which are reminiscent of those from Ancient Rome. Discover all of this, squeezed into just one house that was far from people eyes. It was a house a where a dictator's family was living the high life, as the rest of the population were starving.
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  • Tickets
  • Host/greeter
  • Guided tour in English
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must fill out a travel information form
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Please meet just outside the main gate on the sidewalk where a staff member will be holding a sign saying "Ceausescu Villa".

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    Not allowed

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    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 33 reviews

    Review summary

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    • Value for money
      4.2/5

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    We really enjoyed the tour. The tour guide received us in front of the villa and then simply handed us over at the entrance. We didn't see him anymore... The actual tour was conducted by the museum staff. The regular tour could have been booked directly on site for significantly less.

    October 3, 2022

    I think this visit would be 10mn longer (45mn --> 55mn) in order to allow the guide in english to speak more slowly. So we'll understand more better, especially when he tells us which important people offers a gift to Ceausescu ( De Gaule, Mao Tse Tung, Gorbatech, ...). Otherwise, it's a very interesting visit, especially the swimming pool.

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    September 1, 2022

    The dictator's house is located in district 000 where all the embassies usually are! The visit to the house was very interesting with a guide in English or Romanian! Inside there is also a small bar and a fantastic garden where you can have a drink, coffee and eat some snacks !! Overall the visit was very satisfying

    April 16, 2022

    Product ID: 370351