- Historical walking tour of Budapest
- Hear about Hungary's history during the tumultuous 20th century
- Explore the Buda Castle District and visit Fisherman’s Bastion
- Walk through Budapest's inner Pest area
- Learn about everyday life in Hungary during communism
- Maximum of 15 participants ensures a more personalized experience
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What You Can Expect
Visit Fisherman’s Bastion, a turreted, Gothic-style terrace on Castle Hill, near Matthias Church. This popular attraction offers wonderful views of the city and the Danube River – make sure your camera is fully charged! Walk up the towers and admire the views while you hear about the bastion’s history, which dates back to 1899.
Next, follow your guide through inner Pest to see historical sights like Freedom Square and the statue of Imre Nagy, the leader of the 1956 uprising. You'll also see old shrapnel marks on the buildings near Parliament.
Your tour ends at the local tour operator’s office, where you’ll enjoy a private exhibition of communist-era life. Enter the exhibition room, set up like a communist flat, and learn about life during socialism and communism. See authentic relics like passports, party member books, medals, awards and more.
Throughout your tour, you’ll receive an overall view of how communism started, how Big Brother told Hungarians what to do and what not to do, and what life was like behind the Iron Curtain. Learn interesting details like how children were raised, how and where families could travel, how long it took to get a passport, and other fascinating experiences from black markets to banana lines.
Very interesting especially the visit to the mock up of the Communist era appartment
Coming from the West and having little experience with communism, we appreciated the wealth of info provided in this tour. I especially appreciated the first hand knowledge of our tour guide who grew up under the communist regime.