Private tour

Budapest: Life Under Communism Private Tour

4.9 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: FUNGARIAN
Private tour

Budapest: Life Under Communism Private Tour

Activity provider: FUNGARIAN

From US$ 96.10 per person

Travel back in time and experience for yourself what life was like during the communist era in Budapest. This educational lecture and three-hour tour will provide an amazing personal account of everyday life in the 1960s and up to late ‘80s.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French
Pickup included
Your guide will meet you at your accommodation in Budapest. From there, you will make your way to the first stop together. Please inform the local partner where you would like to be picked up.
Private group


  • Receive an overview of how the communist system worked on multiple levels
  • Learn about the details of everyday communist life in Budapest
  • Participate in an personal interactive tour with skilled guides
  • Begin the tour at Bambi Eszpresszó, an emblematic meeting place of the 1980's
Full description
Take this tour and transport yourself back to the previous century for an amazing, interactive presentation of everyday life in the 1960s and through to the late 1980s. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for history buffs, this educational tour will provide an overview of how the system worked and will give a first-hand picture of life back then contrasted with the changes of the past fifty years. Apart from entering this retro world, your skilled guides will highlight how decades of communism have impacted Hungary and the remnants of those bygone years that remain today. The program is conducted by Annamaria and Miklos and starts at Bambi Eszpresszó, a symbolic meeting place of the 1980s.
  • An interactive, personal presentation, as well as some printed materials, notebooks, pens.
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Please dress appropriately to the weather conditions
  • Please let the local partner know if you have any special requests. They will be happy to adapt the tour as much as they can
  • You will get an interactive, personal presentation, as well as some printed materials, notebooks, pens
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 7 reviews

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Excellent tour. Guide picks you up at your hotel. He has a wealth of information, an excellent communication style, and can tailor the tour to the interests and knowledge level of the participants. Also, a chance to ride the public transportation system and see parts of Budapest you might otherwise miss.

April 2, 2022

Super Führung, kompetenter, sympathischer Guide. Die Tour wurde dem Interesse der Gruppe angepasst. Es blieb Zeit zum ehrlichen Dialog. Große Empfehlung, gern wieder.

February 10, 2020


It was a great tour. We saw many interesting sites and loved learning the history.

October 1, 2019

Product ID: 29800