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Budapest: 3-Hour Trabant Sightseeing Tour

Budapest: 3-Hour Trabant Sightseeing Tour

From US$ 172.98 per group up to 3

Explore Budapest in an original Trabant in the company of a professional guide. On this unique tour you’ll combine an unsurpassed driving adventure with a 3-hour sightseeing tour of the city that’s reminiscent of the Budapest’s communist past.

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Duration 3 hours
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Limited to 3 participants


  • Drive an authentic Trabant
  • See the sights of communist-era Budapest or enjoy a normal city tour
  • Book an optional airport transfer in a Trabant
Full description
Tour Budapest’s communist-era monuments behind the wheel of an original Trabant! There’s no better way to get into the nostalgia of Budapest’s past than with in an original Trabant 601. More than 3 million Trabants, or paper Jaguars as they’re affectionately known, were manufactured during the time the vehicle was in production. This is the car that features a 2-stroke engine and is said to be made of paper and plastic. Its 26-horsepower engine will take you from 0-60 kilometers per hour in 21 seconds! To drive a Trabant you need to start by checking the fuel dip-stick to ensure that the tank isn’t empty, and then open the fuel tap. After pushing down the clutch pedal, you shift to first gear, and then you’re off. It’s recommended that you visit the Communist Statue Park, the Ecseri flea market, and the typical prefabricated blocks of flats built in the 1970s and 1980s. Alternatively, you can take a more normal tour of the major city attractions. If you’d like to continue your Trabant adventure, you can also book your airport transfer with a Trabant! Please note that in order to drive the Trabant a valid driving license is required.
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    5 /5

    based on 21 reviews

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    Excellent, I highly recommend

    An original way for us to say goodbye to Budapest where we have been living for more than 2 years. Our guide Attila spoke French very well and enhanced this visit with various anecdotes while telling us the history of the highlights of this superb city. Really very nice to do we do not see the 3 hours go by.

    October 12, 2017

    original city tour with a friendly guide

    we appreciated that our guide made the effort to speak French while the tour was offered in either English or German. He started with a presentation of the car and then we toured the city. The guide offered us a few stops, allowing us to take some photos. This visit gives an overview of the main monuments. Everyone then decides to return there for an in-depth visit.

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    November 2, 2016

    Driver and Car made it a fun experience.

    Our driver and guide Miki Budai did an excellent job of showing us the many attractions of Budapest. He was a safe courteous driver and had a great deal of knowledge of the sights and history of Budapest. He also gave us lots of helpful tips which enabled us to enjoy the rest of our stay in Budapest. Highly recommended.

    August 29, 2016

    Product ID: 763