In the morning, your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel (or from the requested location) in Bucharest. In the first part of the day, we will visit some of the metro stations built during the Communist regime, which will help us discover the architectural style of that period, as well as better understand the plans that Nicolae Ceausescu had for Bucharest.
Before visiting the Palace of the Parliament, we will journey into a local neighborhood built especially for the working class. Here, you will get to see how regular people lived their lives under the regime. The Palace of the Parliament is one of the largest buildings in the world, and it is often regarded as the crown jewel of Ceausescu's dictatorship. Also known as the House of the People, the magnificent building was erected as part of a larger project called "Project Bucharest". After his visit to North Korea in 1971, Nicolae Ceausescu was inspired by the capital city of Pyongyang and decided to give Bucharest a look worthy of a dictator.
Our last landmark is none other than the Ceausescu Residential Palace, known as the Palace of Spring (Palatul Primăverii). This is the place where the Ceausescu couple lived most of their life. The Palace was built between 1964 and 1965 in a Neo-Classical/Neo-Late Rennaissance style, and it is equipped with luxurious furniture. After Ceausescu's rule ended, the palace was used as a VIP residence for official delegations and foreign presidents, but it was turned into a museum in 2016.