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  • Budapest: Life Under Communism Private Tour

    1. Budapest: Life Under Communism Private Tour

    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.

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

  • Budapest: Inner City Walking Tour in German

    2. Budapest: Inner City Walking Tour in German

    Discover the most iconic locations in Budapest on this walking tour of the inner city of Pest. Start your tour with a stroll through Elizabeth Park and see Budapest Eye, the largest Ferris wheel in Europe. After a short walk, arrive at one of the highlights of the tour: St Stephen’s Basilica, with its monumental dome and colonnade. Continue through the traditional pedestrian streets of the city and see the statue of Mr. Safe, which will definitely make you smile. Next, arrive at Liberty Square, where you will learn about Budapest's traumatic past as a center of Nazi occupation and Communist oppression. Finish your tour in Kossuth Square and admire the sights surrounding the majestic Hungarian Parliament building. Hear stories of dictatorship and the 1956 revolution. Afterwards, pay a visit to the poignant Shoes on the Danube Bank monument or enjoy a stroll along the banks of the river.

  • Budapest: 1956 Revolution Memorial Private Tour

    3. Budapest: 1956 Revolution Memorial Private Tour

    Discover one of the most significant periods in Hungarian history by learning about the Revolution of 1956. With your guide, explore sites of historical significance and learn about the communist era of Hungary. Historians still argue what to call the events that were triggered by a peaceful solidarity rally of Hungarian students with the Polish people on October 23rd, 1956. It has been described as a rebellion, revolt, uprising, popular uprising, revolution, counter-revolution, or War of Independence. Visit the site of Bloody Thursday in Kossuth Lajos Square, Budapest. Little is known about the exact numbers of revolutionaries who were killed, but it ranges between 22 and 1000 or so people. See the former party headquarters of the Hungarian communist government. Make a stop at the statue of Imre Nagy the Prime Minister of Hungary, and leader of the Revolution, who was executed for trea...

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What people are saying about Kossuth Lajos Square

Great guide, competent, personable guide. The tour has been tailored to the interests of the group. There was time for honest dialogue. Great recommendation, gladly again.

Authentic history not learned in America text books.

Tour guide was knowledgeable, shared personal experiences during the Hungarian Communist era and was so kind! Very enjoyable tour. Highly recommended!

Reactivity of guide following the reservation. Very accomodating. Modular course according to the expectations. Very interesting exchanges.

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