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  2. Bucharest
  3. Revolution Square, Bucharest

Bucharest: 3-Hour Dark History Tour with a Local

Product ID: 55775
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Explore the darker side of Bucharest on a 3-hour guided tour that delves into the city’s intriguing history. Join a local to learn the city’s fascinating secrets, see one of the most beautiful cemeteries in Romania, visit a former brothel, & much more.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the dark history of Bucharest
  • Hear the stories and legends of the famous prostitutes who stole the hearts of many men
  • Learn the story of a serial killer who terrorized the city in the 1970s
  • Visit one of the most beautiful cemeteries in Romania
  • Get a better sense of the events that helped to shape Romania
Full description
Learn the dark history of Bucharest, starting with a visit to the monumental Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance, built as a reminder of the cruel events that unfolded between 1950 to 1977. Hear about the torture methods used at the deportation camps during the days of communism.

Travel back to the beginning of the 20th century, when Bucharest was known as "Little Paris" for its sexy and sophisticated atmosphere. Stop for a drink inside a former brothel, and hear the story of the serial killer nicknamed the "Vampire of Bucharest" when he terrorized the city between 1970 and 1971.

Visit one of the oldest churches in the city to explore the bloody feuds between the Muslim world and the Christian rules of Romania. End at Bellu Cemetery to look at the amazing funerary architecture and learn more about some of the site's mysteries.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Traditional street snack
  • Metro tickets
  • Refreshment (bottle of water in the summer and coffee or hot chocolate in winter)
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Gratuities for your guide

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet in front of KFC on Piata Romana, near Boulevard General Gheorghe Magheru 28-39, 010336 Bucharest.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Travelers under 16 years of age are not permitted to join this tour
• This tour operates with a maximum group size of 12 people
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 44 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.9/5
Organization
4.9/5
Value for money
4.6/5
Safety
5.0/5

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Urban Adventures Europe

Product ID: 55775