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Budapest: Private Communism Walking Tour with Museum Entry

Activity provider: Absolute Tours

Budapest: Private Communism Walking Tour with Museum Entry

Activity provider: Absolute Tours

From US$ 203.55 per person

Learn about everyday life in Budapest during the days of communism, when people drove Trabant cars and drank spirits at work. Hear about the black market and the infamous queues to buy bananas, and visit sites where revolutionary action took place.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Meet your guide at the reception desk of your hotel or in front of the building for private residence pickup locations.
Private group


  • Learn the in-depth communist history of Hungary
  • Visit a unique exhibition about life in Budapest during the days of communism
  • Hear about historical events that put Hungary on the map
  • Walk to the Parliament and Liberty Square Soviet Memorial
  • Gain knowledge and interesting insight from your guide
Full description

Journey back in time and learn what life was like in Budapest during the 50 years of communist rule. Hear what it was like to live behind the Iron Curtain and how the residents negotiated everyday events, such as how to get a passport.  Visit a unique museum exhibition with relics and an extensive collection of communist artifacts, and learn more about events such as the 1956 Revolution. Listen to tales of the first protests in the fight back against an unethical regime. Follow your guide to areas where the action happened, including Liberty Square and the memorial to Imre Nagy, who defied the leaders in Soviet Moscow to end on the gallows 2 years later.

  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup on foot
  • Public transportation tickets
  • Entry to Budapest Retro Interactive Museum
  • Hotel drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • This tour involves 2 hours of continuous walking
  • The tour operates in all weather conditions
  • The tour program is subject to change without prior notice due to construction or city closures for events and festivals
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 4 reviews

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This tour was fantastic. The guide was very knowledgeable about Hungarian history and explained things in an interesting, conversational manner. I highly recommend this tour.

July 11, 2022

The experience was great. But I don't think it was worth the $60 for the tour.

September 3, 2019

Very interesting and useful

The guide kept an 11 year old and a 17 year old engaged during this tour. Very good overview of the history of Hungary.

August 28, 2018

Product ID: 136454