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Bucharest - The Ashes of Communism

The Ashes of Communism

(129 reviews)
City Centre, Bucharest, Romania
45 mins

About the tour

Romania is the only country in the former Iron Curtain where people paid with their lives in a bloody Revolution in 1989 for freedom and democracy. This virtual tour will take us through all of the major aspects regarding life under communist rule in Romania from August 1944 to December 1989. Of course, trying to gather the story of over 40 years of communism within the tour is a challenge but we are ready to offer you the most interesting facts about the Communist era. Your guide will share real life experiences, while walking around the House of People building (the second largest in the world) and by the People's Salvation Cathedral.

Meet your local guide


Since Mihai started guiding back in 2016 he knew this was for him. And he feels so lucky that he found this vocation within himself. Mihai has always been very much attracted by all the WW1 & WW2 documentaries on History Channel and still is nowadays. Having the opportunity to share the history, the still living traditions and the beauty of his country to travellers from all over the world is like a dream come true. Mihai has a bachelors degree in engineering, while his hobbies are history, the trips in the nature, playing sports and spending time with his family

Mihai has been guiding since Mar 2016

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Bucharest with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Bucharest. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Catherine M.

09 April 2021

Thank you for a clear picture of what it was like for Romania living under such difficult conditions.

Diane B.

08 April 2021

Very Interesting

T D.

08 April 2021

Very interesting and informative tour!

pat m.

28 March 2021

Super !!!

Moyra (🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 West Coast Scotland) C.

27 March 2021

This was an excellent tour but also a very emotional one. I’m ashamed to admit I didn’t realise what was going on in Romania during Communist times. Such a sad history. Mihai is an excellent tour guide full of knowledge and well informed of the history of the area. I’ve been on a few of his tours now and he’s excellent in all of them.

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