Explore the darker side of the history of Bucharest in this tour. This is the real deal - not the cheap thrills made by Hollywood professionals.
What to Expect
Start your adventure in the city center and visit The Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance, a reminder of the cruel events that unfolded between 1950-1977. Learn about Communist torture methods that were used in the hundreds of deportation camps and prisons across the country.
Next, leave the Golden Age behind and travel back in time to the beginning of the 20th century to find out all about the sexy times that Bucharest had before the Communist Regime took hold. In 1927, around 12.000 prostitutes and escorts were working in Romania.
A stop for a drink is always welcomed and inside a former brothel you'll hear the story of an unknown individual who would use a hammer to attack waitresses who were alone and returning from work. He struck after midnight during unusual weather conditions such as snowstorms, heavy rain, high winds, the freezing cold or fog. It was a Romanian serial killer, dubbed "The Vampire of Bucharest". He terrorized Bucharest between 1970-1971.
After finishing your drinks, walk even further back in time to the Dark Ages. Stop by Saint George's Church, one of the oldest churches in Bucharest, where you'll hear all about the bloody feuds between the Muslim world and the Christian rules of Romania. Beheadings, ambushes, treachery, martyrs and false gods - the Dark Ages had it all.
Finish the tour inside Bellu Cemetery, the first modern graveyard in the city and a place filled with love stories, unique architecture, and sometimes even mysteries waiting to be resolved.
- Subway transportation
What's Not Included
- Drinks and food purchased at bars/restaurants