Guided tour

Bucharest: Guided Ceausescu Villa Tour

Bucharest: Guided Ceausescu Villa Tour

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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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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Flash photography
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 14 reviews

    Review summary

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    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

    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

    Fascinating house but bad guide. He spoke too fast and uninvolved. He just wanted out of there, it felt like.

    May 25, 2022

    Product ID: 370351