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Learn the rich history behind the city of Budapest on this 3.5-hour walking tour. Led by a local guide, you’ll hear about Hungary’s involvement in World War I and II, the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and the demise of the Soviet Union. Along the way, you’ll visit landmarks such as the Parliament Building and Momento Park, as well as an exhibition hall filled with cultural relics. Numbers are limited on this tour to keep the experience as intimate as possible.


  • Recent history that put Hungary on the political map: 1956
  • Revolution, WWI-II, 19th century overview
  • Trip to the Statue Park with private car
  • 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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What You Can Expect

Private Budapest Communist Times & Statue Park Visit Tour

Budapest Communist tour

Your tour will begin with pickup by private vehicle at your hotel. Your guide will then begin to discuss the country’s political history and the influence of the Communist party as you make your way to Momento Park.

This outdoor attraction includes a collection of statues from 1949 to 1989, during the leadership of the Communist party. Among the stony faces you’ll spot leaders such Engles, Lenin, Marx and Béla Kun as you continue on your walk through the park. You’ll also see the Trabant car, a vehicle that enjoyed large popularity among Hungarian families at that time.

Afterward, you’ll return to the center of the city to learn more about the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, the people’s revolt against the Soviet leadership. You’ll pause at Liberty Square to see Budapest’s remaining tribute to the Soviet Union, and hear about politician Imre Nagy, who rebelled against the Soviet government and was executed as a result. See also where significant speeches and protests took place as you head to the Hungarian House of Parliament.

Lastly, you’ll enter an exhibition hall housing artifacts from before the fall of the Iron Curtain. Your guide will point out how families and individuals traveled, and recount stories of the banana lines and black markets. Also on display are registration books for community party members, passports, currency and more.

You’ll end your tour with a deeper understanding of the political history that has shaped both Budapest and Hungary for the last century. Your guide will leave you near the Opera House, with recommendations on how you might like to continue the rest of your day.

Customer Reviews

jose f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Um dos melhores tours da viagem. Quem for a Budapeste e perder este passeio, não gosta de vivenciar os momentos históricos dos lugares onde passeia.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Took this tour with George as a guide. Excellent experience all the way around. Very informative. Thanks for a memorable tour!

Alan R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent tour of Momento Park with additional highlights in the c ity. Tom is an excellent and knowledgeable tour guide. Many surprises. Highly recommended.

Sandra K USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

our guide and driver were above and beyond professional on a rainy day.

beachpebble United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

If you don't go on any other tour, go on this one. We learnt so much and Lazlo was a great guide.

Wayne B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Lazlo was knowledgeable and going by myself, although costly, was well worth it, not only for convenience, but on my own I would not have known how to interpret the statues in Memento Park, nor understand the various buildings and sites I visited. I highly recommend. The Communist statues are designed to intimidate, not to be uplifting. I got to sit in a Trabant!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

An absolute must for anyone interested in the history of this fantastic and beautiful city. Really great value for money

Richard B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great tour guide. Very well informed about Budapest.

Vicki S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This is the best way to see Memento Park as it is a ways out of the city. Our guide was fantastic.

Paula J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Really enjoyed the trip, our guide Zsolt was very well informed and friendly

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