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Darkside Tour of Bucharest

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    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 the Communistic torture methods that were used in the hundreds of deportation camps and prison across the country.

    Next, leave the Golden Age behind and travel back in time in the beginning of the 20th century to find out all about the scandalous times that Bucharest had before the Communist Regime took power. In 1927, around 12.000 prostitutes and escorts were working in Romania. Among them, there were ladies of night such as the beautiful gypsy dancer, Zaraza.

    We will stop inside a former brothel to tell you the story of an unknown individual who would attack alone waitresses returning from work. This serial killer was known as "The Vampire of Bucharest", a terror on the streets between 1970 and 1971!

    Finish grand inside the Bellu Cemetery, the first modern graveyard in the city and a place filled with love stories, unique architecture and even mysteries waiting to be resolved.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    KFC Leonida, Bulevardul General Gheorghe Magheru 28-30, București 010325, Romania
    Departure Time
    3:00 PM
    Return Details
    Revolution Square, Piața Revoluției, București, Romania
    • Street Snack
    • 1 refreshment (summer) OR 1 hot drink (winter)
    • Local guide
    • Subway transportation
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not recommended for child aged 15 and under
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Another excellent tour from urban adventures. Bogdan was the guide a mine of information about historic and contemporary Bucharest very helpful and entertaining on all features of the city. The tour centered on the major cemetery and those who are buried there but also covered
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    The tour was very nice and our guide Dana was super cool and funny. We learned a lot about Bucarest and Romania and its interesting history. Thanks for the recommendations, the restaurant La Mama was excellent!
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    Response from Doru1980, General Manager at Darkside Tour of Bucharest
    Responded 1 week ago
    "Hey Alban, thanks for your kind feedback! I'm really glad you enjoyed the tour and the restaurant! All the best, Dana"
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    We had a great day touring Bucarest with our awesome host Bogdan. He’s super fun and knowledgeable and taught us a lot about Romanian culture and history. We enjoyed seeing the beautiful cemetery and hearing all of the legends. He took us out for drinks in the old town
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    Andra was an excellent guide and kept us engaged throughout the whole tour. This is a must if you are in Bucharest and have an interest in history. It was such a memorable time, walking through the graveyard as well as going to key places where the Romanian revolution happened.
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    Response from Doru1980, Guest Relations Manager at Darkside Tour of Bucharest
    Responded 1 week ago
    "Hey, thanks so much for this great review, the pleasure was all mine. Sweet Travelers inside the cemetery is my favourite sandwich! Big hugs, Andra"
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    I had a fantastic time with our tour guide, Andra. In this tour she tells you all about the gritty details of Bucharest’s history
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    Response from Doru1980, General Manager at Darkside Tour of Bucharest
    Responded 1 week ago
    Hello and many thanks for the review! Yup, as gritty as possible while giggling as much as possible. That's a good description of the tour and...myself. Big warm hug, Andra'
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