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Communist Walking Tour of Budapest Led by Historian provided by Insight Cities Budapest

Communist Walking Tour of Budapest Led by Historian

Communist Walking Tour of Budapest Led by Historian
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With the help of a historian, this 3 hour walking tour allows you to grasp the “goulash communism” of Budapest’s decades under totalitarianism, the soft dictatorship in which Hungarians had certain liberties in exchange for obedience on major issues. Learn why, for all the suffering of Budapest’s citizens under the communist regime, Hungary was called “the happiest barrack in the Soviet Bloc.”
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  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10847P55
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • 3-hour guided walk in the company of a historian
Exclusions
  • Your guide will help you to purchase Budapest Tram and Metro tickets if you do not already have a visitor pass
  • Entry/Admission - House of Terror Museum
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Budapest, Frankel Leó út 2-4, 1027 Hungary Please meet your guide outside cafe Bambi Eszpresszó, Frankel Leó út 2/4, 1027 Budapest
  • House of Terror, Budapest, Andrássy út 60, 1062 Hungary We conclude outside the House of Terror, the imposing museum housed in the former headquarters of the communist secret services. (The exhibit within is not included in the tour, but it is the perfect endpoint for those interested in delving deeper into Hungary’s Cold War experience).
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Your tour guides are expert local historians and enthusiastic hosts who love helping travelers from all over discover Budapest.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • 3-hour guided walk in the company of a historian
Exclusions
  • Your guide will help you to purchase Budapest Tram and Metro tickets if you do not already have a visitor pass
  • Entry/Admission - House of Terror Museum
Departure details
  • Budapest, Frankel Leó út 2-4, 1027 Hungary Please meet your guide outside cafe Bambi Eszpresszó, Frankel Leó út 2/4, 1027 Budapest
  • House of Terror, Budapest, Andrássy út 60, 1062 Hungary We conclude outside the House of Terror, the imposing museum housed in the former headquarters of the communist secret services. (The exhibit within is not included in the tour, but it is the perfect endpoint for those interested in delving deeper into Hungary’s Cold War experience).
Duration
3h
Return details
  • House of Terror, Budapest, Andrássy út 60, 1062 Hungary We conclude outside the House of Terror, the imposing museum housed in the former headquarters of the communist secret services. (The exhibit within is not included in the tour, but it is the perfect endpoint for those interested in delving deeper into Hungary’s Cold War experience).
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Your tour guides are expert local historians and enthusiastic hosts who love helping travelers from all over discover Budapest.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Frankel Leó út 2-4
    Budapest, Frankel Leó út 2-4, 1027 Hungary
    Please meet your guide outside cafe Bambi Eszpresszó, Frankel Leó út 2/4, 1027 Budapest
    See address & details
  • 1
    Hungarian Parliament Building
    Stop: 25 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    House of Terror Museum
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Stade Puskas Ferenc
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Ronald Reagan Statue
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Kossuth Lajos Square
    Stop: 25 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    House of Terror
    Budapest, Andrássy út 60, 1062 Hungary
    We conclude outside the House of Terror, the imposing museum housed in the former headquarters of the communist secret services. (The exhibit within is not included in the tour, but it is the perfect endpoint for those interested in delving deeper into Hungary’s Cold War experience).
    See address & details
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carefree b
sussex6 contributions
A great tour.
Nov 2021
A great tour. In three hours Balint gave us far more than just an insight of life under soviet rule. Informative throughout, Balint utilised the efficient public transport system to move us quickly around the city, enabling us to see as much as possible. Viewing the 'commie blocks' was a highlight. Starting at a soviet cafe (where we ate prior to the tour) and finishing at the House of Terror meant that we able to squeeze even more into the half day.
Balint works hard to ensure that you hear and see the maximum. We all thoroughly enjoyed this informative tour.
Thank you Balint.
Written 14 November 2021
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Vicki B
Pflugerville, TX30 contributions
Communism tour of Budapest
Oct 2021 • Friends
Very informative and he was accurate in his history! Very wonderful tour! Started on time and answered questions as needed.
Written 8 October 2021
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Armin Parsen
1 contribution
Excellent tour and storytelling
Aug 2020 • Couples
Balint was an excellent storyteller, the tour as a whole was a great experience. Definitely recommended tour!
Written 18 August 2020
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InsightCities
Thanks for the positive feedback! Hoping to see you again on Insight Cities tours in Budapest, Prague, Berlin, Vienna and Salzburg. We are really proud of our network of personable historian guides in Central Europe.
Written 21 August 2020
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Goldylookingclart
141 contributions
Communist era Walking Tour
Met our guide Andras in a communist era cafe which set the scene for a two hour light hearted but thorough immersion into the socialist world of post war Hungary.
Andras eluded to the social, economic ,environmental and political experience that for better or for worse was to dominate Hungary’s citizens in this controlling political scene.
We enjoyed going into the Police HQ and parliamentary quarter and the anecdotes which were balanced and informative.
I highly recommend Andras as a guide and the tour in general.
Written 27 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
InsightCities
Thanks so much for reviewing the tour and the encouragement. Insight Cities is a network of expert historian guides and we all take a lot of joy in opening up our cities to travelers. It is wonderful to be touring our first local groups since the pandemic this week and we look forward to welcoming back travelers from overseas. Hope to see you in the future on Insight Cities tours in Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, Berlin and the city we launch this year, Munich.
Written 29 June 2020
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alanh45953
Henderson, NV833 contributions
Do it
Sep 2019
Hi. The best way to see and get immersed in the culture and history of this city is with a local historical guide that lives here.
Written 9 December 2019
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Compass733483
3 contributions
Communist Walking Tour
Jun 2019 • Couples
Our guide, Andras, is totally knowledgeable in the history of Communism and how it has played out in Hungary. We visited areas where we wouldn’t think to go to. He distinguished the various “warring” factions and their effect on Hungary. And he was very patient in answering our questions. Great tour and tour guide!
Written 8 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Beautiful city!! Especially enjoyed Szuza's, our tour guide, insight into the history because she is a native of
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Kata Was An Excellent, Knowledgeable, Intelligent, Enthusiastic, Friendly and Fun Tour Guide
The tour with Kata was much better than I could have imagined. My Wife and I learned so much because Kata was extr
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Excellent overview
The street art was our favorite. Very informative tour. We also enjoyed the architecture, Jewish sites and ruin ba
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Very nice orientation walk. Absolutely not boring.
Because of the small group eveverybody could ask individual questions. Guide was very competent. Highly recommended
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Top shelf guiding
The description of the tour says it all "undivided attention". Our guide Balint was wonderful! We have traveled e
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Best Highlight of Our Trip to Budapest - an InsightCities Tour!
I have used InsightCities guides on many of my trips. When I knew I was going to Budapest with my daughter, I immed
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Great educative tour with unconstrained knowledge
With Bálint we‘ve had a wonderful tour guide, who was very knowledgable and well prepared. The tour was even adapte
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I had approached Insight Cities for tours of 3 major art nouveau cities in Central Europe: Prague, Budapest and Vie
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Excellent tour company
Excellent guides who provided all of us with a deep knowledge and appreciation for the site’s visited
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Great tour company
Incredible in-depth walking tour that provided historical insights and deep knowledge of the site’s visited.
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My favorite part of this walking tour was that it felt like a university class, with sprawling academic discussions
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Such an amazing way to see Budapest. University-level academic discussions along a walking tour that featured sites
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An unexpected gem!
The Communist Budapest tour was surprusingly informative and enjoyable! I was talked into it by my friend and I was
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Excellent tour
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