Guided tour

Bucharest: Guided Ceausescu Villa Tour

4.3 / 5

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Bucharest: Guided Ceausescu Villa Tour

From US$ 24.90 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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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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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Flash photography
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    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 3 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      4.5/5
    • Value for money
      3.3/5
    • Safety
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    I really liked this tour, first the guide who gave me the ticket called me so we could find each other easily and then on the inside, I truly believe this tour was worth it! The palace guide knew the history perfectly, for every object and event that happened in the house and conveys it in a fun way, while leaving us time to take photos! The house is amazing on the inside, truly a must see!

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    November 21, 2021

    The villa is definitely worth seeing. But I would have liked more time and a smaller group size for it. The guide unloved his text with poor pronunciation.

    July 31, 2021

    November 10, 2021

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    Product ID: 370351