George was an excellent tour guide. See Tripadvisor for my detailed review. Enjoy!
david p United States of ...
Our guide Laszlo was very knowledgeable about the subject and easy to understand. There were only 3 in the group. The tour started in the basement reviewing some artifacts, news articles, and photos from the time period very interesting. We then walked around Pest where he explained the historical significance of various buildings, statues, and monuments. Our tour ended at the Parliament building at the memorial for the 1956 Revolution. The memorial is extremely well done and emotionally moving a must-see. Very good tour over all.
This tour was excellent. Our guide spent time explaining everyday life from the communist era in a mock up living room reminiscent of that time. The living room included games, books and other items of the day. We then went on a walking tour of the city to see sights relevant to communism and George, our guide, explained everything in detail at each stop. We learned a lot about that period of time for Hungary. He answered all of our questions thoroughly. He was an expert on this time period and it showed through his knowledge and enthusiasm. A great tour!!!
I would highly recommend this tour to everyone and the cost is very reasonable for what you get.
Sara United States of ...
The second afternoon we were in Budapest, we did the Communism, Revolution, WWI, and WWII tour with Tomas. We were the only people signed up for the tour, so Tomas was happy to cater it to our personal interests. He took us back in time to Communist Budapest with photos, books, relics, soda, and other mementos of the past. Being huge history nerds, we monopolized his time and peppered him with questions. His passion for Budapest and history was palpable, and there wasn't a question that stumped him. When we finally emerged from communist Budapest, he took us on a walking tour of the city and shared more about the current events and modern-day Budapest. Our only regret was when we finished the tour and that we didn't have more time in Budapest. We will definitely be back though.
George is a fantastic guide with a deep knowledge of his city and the events that have shaped current day Budapest. He knows a lot about history and politics and he is eager to share his passion. Take advantage of the amazing opportunity to learn everything you can from him.
The tour was outstanding and the young man who was our tour guide was excellent. He was extremely knowledgable and you coud see he loved his work. He was fun to be with. My wife and I thought this was one of our best Viator tours. We learned quite a lot about Hungary during World Wars I and II as well as during the communist occupation. And we saw a number of historical sites including a mock up of a home in the early 70's to feel what living under communism in Hungary was like.
This tour exceeded my expectations. The tour starting point was easy to locate. The tour guide was terrific and I learned a lot from him. He was very responsive to questions. At the conclusion of the tour, he made sure that I got on the correct subway train in the correct direction so that I could get back to my hotel. I definitely recommend this tour.
Jamie S United Kingdom
One of the most in depth and interesting tours I've ever down.
I was the only person on this tour and was a bit worried but within 5 min of meeting my guide George felt really at ease.
Tour started in a mock up of a 1960's living room where I was shown and explained the items around me and an in-depth insight to Hungary's history past and present then out on to the streets of Budapest to learn and see about the area.
The guide George was exceptionally Knowledgeable and he was very proud and passionate about his heritage and made the tour that much more personal.
Next time I'm in Budapest I will most definitely be using this company again worth every penny and time I even got a fantastic gift at the end of my tour.
Thanks once again for a fantastic afternoon
Our Guide was the most interesting person we met in Budapest. Knowledgable, accurate, involved etc. A real education into the Hungarian peoples struggle for independance and freedom.
Our guide Robert was fantastic. Can't recommend this tour highly enough!
Extremely interesting in-depth overview of Hungary trapped in a vise between Germany and Russia in the 40's. Life for Hungarians was mighty tough. Ex-teacher was an excellent tour guide with great knowledge and good flow of English language.
Excellent guide, Zsolt, who incorporated some interesting activities into the tour. He established the context first and then showed us many of the relevant sights. This was also a useful introduction to Budapest in general.
Excellent tour with tour guide Robert Wallenstein. He spent all afternoon with us and gave us so much information. We saw sites we never would have found on our own. Would highly recommend this tour!
You do not have enough stars to rate this tour. Absolutely, positively, outstanding. The young lady is the best. She explained the history and background of Budapest re the past century. As it impacted her family, she was fully informed of all that had occurred.
After our talk, we went to see several monuments. She gave me the background of the monuments which
i would never have known about without her explanation. Then she took me for a ride on the Metro.
i had my choice of several places to go on the tour. I had see the Jewish synagogue prior to the tour or that could have been one of our stops.
I was the only person on the tour so I could ask any questions. She was very, very knowledgeable and shared a great deal of information.
I learned so much. If you are at all interested in the background of this wonderful city take this tour.
The guide is the best you will ever have.
This is a definite must do if your interested in history etc but if you can i would go see the terror haz first or after as for me it completes the picture of what went on
Rennie S United Kingdom
Great tour. The guide made it - giving her own personal experiences. Unfortunately only had 20 mins to look into museum - not enough time.
As I was the only participant of that tour, I really enjoyed it, especially as your guide explained it in German, English and nevertheless gave me the opportunity to practise my hungarian,too. I learnt a lot of the history of your country and I followed the tour crack one day later for photos.
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.
A bit long in the 'Communist era apartment'.
The tour leader was knowledgeable and had excellent English. Unfortunately our tour leader was competing with the noise of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft for the Red Bull show and it was often difficult to hear her over the noise.
I thought to tour was very good. My only two concerns were with the structure and the price. Once we left the tour company building after a very good introduction to Hungary, there was no real order to what we saw or discuss. Maybe it's not possible to construct a linear narrative of 20th-century Hungary for this type of walking tour, since it's based on what is publicly accessible. But at times we were jumping back and forth through history. I thought 62 was too much for the tour. I've done 3-hour tours in other cities on specific subjects and they don't cost this much.
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