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Travel back through time on a 3-hour history tour of Budapest by foot. As you walk, your guide will narrate the country’s rich history, from the 1956 Revolution to the fall of the Iron Curtain and everything in between. Take in stories of World War I and II as you pass the Parliament Building and visit a private exhibition hall to witness cultural relics along with communist propaganda. This small group walking tour is limited to 15 people to ensure a personalized experience with your guide.
  • Recent history that put Hungary on the political map: 1956 Revolution, WWI-II, 19th century overview
  • Visit our own unique exhibition of how life was back then (display of furniture, artifacts, readers, relics)
  • 1956 Speeches, Protests, Marches and Soviet invasion areas
  • Life and culture and how we lived under big brother
  • Prelude to freedom with fall of the Iron Curtain

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Your 3-hour walking tour will begin at the Hungarian Opera House in central Budapest. Your guide will initiate your trip back through time by discussing Hungary’s role in World War I and II, as well as the 1956 Revolution against the communist government and its Soviet policies.

The Revolution of 1956 continues to be honored every year on October 23, marking the culmination of the Hungarian quest for freedom.  Your guide will take you through significant landmarks where protests, speeches and marches took place. A stop at Liberty Square will offer a glimpse at the city’s final tribute to the Soviet Union.

Additionally, you’ll hear stories about life behind the Iron Curtain – how families lived, the great difficulties of travel and many other interesting facts and anecdotes, from black markets to banana lines.

You’ll also have the opportunity to travel to a private exhibition hall to study cultural artifacts and communist propaganda, such as red and blue passports, party member registration books, currency, medals and more.

Your guide will then take you to the impressive structure of the Parliament building, where the first shots of the 1956 Revolution were fired. You’ll learn about the important Hungarian figure Imre Nagy, a communist best known for defying the Soviet leaders in Moscow and executed for treason as a result.

As your tour concludes in central Budapest, you’ll have a clearer sense of the last century of history that has shaped both the capital city and its country today.


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, Jul 2018

This tour was really informative and provided a rich back ground on the rich and interesting history of not just Budapest but Hungry as well. Tour starts with some quick historical background, what life was like under Communism using their extensive library of materials. The walking portion brings to the locations of the momentous events, and has some surprises. Great use of your time - brings relevance to the rest of your stay

, Jul 2018

We learned a lot on this tour and felt that our tour guide was both extremely knowledgeable and focused on what we wanted to get out of the tour the most. Thank you for offering such an informative tour.

, Jun 2018

Recommended tour in budapest.

, Apr 2018

Our guide, Bogata, was super. She was very personable and extremely knowledgeable. She really cared that we had a great tour. Would highly recommend the tour and Bogata.

, Jan 2018

This was great tour. We were the only two on our tour which was great as we could ask questions and really have an informative discussion on the topic. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to learn a bit about the modern history of Hungary.

, Sep 2017

Saw Liberty Square, the Parliament Buildings all three competition winners and the underground 1956 memorial museum. Also had a tram ride. Bogada gave a very informative view of Hungarian history from WWI and the implications today . There were just the two of us, and the tour ran 3 hours. I would highly recommend it.

, Aug 2017

It was Only me. I think he did his best, even spent more time with me. I feel bad I forgot to tip him.We didn't walk outside much, mostly in the tour agent office. I don't really recommend this tour, because you can find a free communism walking tour, and you will learn much more than in this one!

, Jun 2017

The start was a bit different started in the basement of the Segway office, but otherwise and informative tour

, May 2017

Very informative and worthwhile for the history buff. Recommended.

, Apr 2017

Tomas gave us a fascinating insight both into the dark elements of Hungarian communism and fascism, along with the gems of joy and hope under the regimes, such as board games and childhood scrapbooks. Despite at times freezing weather, Tomas was incredibly enthusiastic. He was superbly knowledgable about his subject. This is an outstanding tour.

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