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Budapest: 3-Hour Walking Tour About Communism (Small Group)

4.9 / 5

15 reviews

Activity provider: Budapest Explorers

Budapest: 3-Hour Walking Tour About Communism (Small Group)

Activity provider: Budapest Explorers

From US$ 49.12 per person

Discover Hungary's modern history, focusing on the era of Communism through an expert-led historical commentary including family stories in the heart of Budapest. All questions are welcome.

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Duration 3 hours
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Limited to 10 participants


  • Listen to expert commentary from a historian guide
  • Enjoy a drink in a retro café that has changed little since the 1970s
  • Go on a one-of-a kind walking tour in the heart of Budapest
  • Hear real family stories from the period of Communism
Full description
After meeting on the main square of Pest, Deák tér, the walk starts through one of the most pleasant areas of the city which is dotted with remnants of Communism. Other than bullet holes, the area is full of stories - from WW2 through to the 1956 revolution and then up to 1989/the early 90s. The aim of the tour is to understand the Communist ideology - its arrival, rule, and legacy in Hungary. Besides an expert commentary from a historian guide, personal family stories will be shared to provide a deeper understanding of the hardships and comic moments from the past system. The tour includes a ride on the red subway (M2) and a drink over a chat in a bar that has changed very little since its opening in 1961.
  • Expert guide
  • Drink in a cult retro café
  • Transportation ticket (subway)

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    Meeting point

    In front of Kempinski Hotel on Deák tér (Pest side, Budapest); Budapest, Erzsébet tér 8, 1051 Hungary.

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    4.9 /5

    based on 15 reviews

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    Excellent knowledge. Plenty of discussion and exploring of the political paradoxes and nuances in Hungary as well as our own countries. And all in a very inclusive environment. Very highly recommended for lovers of history, politics, or (just, as if it could be only "just") to help you understand where we are today and why.

    September 21, 2022

    Daniel is an excellent tour guide! There was a lot of thought put into the tour. Daniel was really good at explaining the theory of communism and the different extremities of communism in Hungary. His personal stories really helped me to understand what it must have been like living in a communist country.

    December 26, 2019

    Whereas the Terror Museum covers post WWII through 1956 well, Gabor paints a fuller picture of the events that led up to WWI and through to 2002. While other tourists snap selfies in front of an old Soviet monument (not knowing how Hungarians feel about it), you learn about why it -- and Ronald Reagan -- is still there.

    April 22, 2019

    Product ID: 206754