Small-group tour of communist Budapest
History & heritage tours

Small-group tour of communist Budapest

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours
Do this because
  • Learn in-depth communist history of Hungary
  • Hear facts about the recent history that put Hungary on the political map: 1956 Revolution, WWI-II, 19th century overview
  • Visit a unique exhibition of how life was back then and see how people lived under the big brother
What to expect

Written and raved about in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal and other major newspapers, this tour takes you on a journey back to the times about how life was like in Hungary during the 50 years of communism.

You will hear a summary of how it all started, how big brother was the one telling what to do and what not to do. You’ll learn about how life was like behind the iron curtain. How children were brought up, how families lived, how and where people traveled, how long it took to get a passport and many other interesting experiences from black markets to banana lines.

One of the highlighted themes of the tour is the 1956 revolution and the number of events that led to it, such as the War of Independence, Great Compromise, WWI and WWII, that gave huge significance to the meaning behind the Hungarian quest for freedom. Some of the stops during the tour will be about the Liberty Square and the Parliament area.

Also included on the tour is a visit to a private exhibition room, where you will be introduced to the real features of a Hungarian home through relics to typical furniture and furnishings. Furthermore we have an extensive collection of many communist related artifacts and relics, such as red and blue passports, party member’s registration book, pins, medals, currency and huge placards to help your understanding of the propaganda once surrounding the Hungarians.

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What's included
  • English speaking expert guide
  • Refreshment stop with drink and snack
  • Visit to a private exhibition room
What's not included
  • Entry fees to sights and museums
  • Transport
  • Tips
Reduced price

Students ages 13-26: reduced price with a valid student ID

Where

Budapest, Lázár u. 16, 1065 Hungary

Meeting point:

Meet your guide at Absolute Tour Center. Address: 1065 Budapest, Lázár utca 16. (just behind the Opera House).

What to remember
  • Participants will need to be fit for light continuous walking for up to 3 hours
  • Tour goes in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately.
  • Not recommended to children under age 12
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When
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday at 2.30pm
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Provider
Absolute Tours
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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