Visit the Parliament Palace, the grandiose project built during the Communist times by Nicolae Ceausescu- Eastern Europe’ last tyrant. Drive by Ceausescu’s Villa in Primaverii District and understand better how the dictator’s family was living. Stop in Revolution Square and get a unique lecture about the last days of communism. Visit the Military Unit in Targoviste where the dictator and his wife spent their last days, where trialed and executed.
Today we are going to explore recent Romanian history and find out the true face of a very intriguing character: Nicolae Ceausescu. Our professional guide will give you a lecture about the communist times in Romanian and the rise and fall of its most beloved son. Find out how Ceausescu rose to power and turned from a loved and popular leader to the totalitarian dictator who pushed the whole country into darkness.
We will make an extensive stop at the former HQ of Ceausescu, learn about the Romanian Revolution and then see the actual villa where he was living in Bucharest.
Also in order to get to know who he really was we are going to visit his greatest achievement: the Parliament Palace. Discover the second largest building in the world- formerly known as the People’s Palace. Take an in-depth tour together with a professional English speaking guide from the Parliament in order to get the full taste of the heritage of Ceausescu.
After we finish learning about his life, we are going to speak about his downfall and eventual death. In order to get the right picture we are going to drive north, to the old capital of Wallachia, Targoviste. Here we are going to learn about the last hours of the dictatorial couple, at the very military unit where they were prosecuted and executed.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Professional guide
- Bottled water
- Free Wi-fi in all our vehicles
- Transport by private vehicle
- Entrance fees to all the above mentioned sites
- Photo fees
- Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
- Between 1 January and 30 June 2019, visits to the Palace of Parliament are restricted due to the fact that Romania has the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. During this period, Primaverii Palace (House of Ceausescu) will be visited.
Eastern European Experience, the organizing tourism agency will not be held liable if the places visited are closed without prior notice.