1. Hungary
  2. Central Hungary
  3. Budapest
  4. Szabadsag Square

Budapest: 1956 Revolution Memorial Private Tour

Product ID: 308078
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Hungary closed its borders for internationals (except for Czech, Polish and Slovak citizens) starting from Tuesday, September 1, with some exemptions such as for diplomatic visits and other emergency cases. The entry ban will remain effective till at least 1st October 2020.
Learn about the events of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 that shook not only the communist Eastern Bloc, but also had a lasting effect on world politics.
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Russian

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Meet at your accommodation and the tour starts from there. Please provide your address in the special requirements box.

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  • Visit the site of Bloody Thursday in Kossuth Lajos Square
  • Have coffee in the iconic Bambi café.
  • Visit Bem Square which was a focal point of the 1956 Revolution
Full description
Discover one of the most significant periods in Hungarian history by learning about the Revolution of 1956. With your guide, explore sites of historical significance and learn about the communist era of Hungary. Historians still argue what to call the events that were triggered by a peaceful solidarity rally of Hungarian students with the Polish people on October 23rd, 1956. It has been described as a rebellion, revolt, uprising, popular uprising, revolution, counter-revolution, or War of Independence.

Visit the site of Bloody Thursday in Kossuth Lajos Square, Budapest. Little is known about the exact numbers of revolutionaries who were killed, but it ranges between 22 and 1000 or so people. See the former party headquarters of the Hungarian communist government. Make a stop at the statue of Imre Nagy the Prime Minister of Hungary, and leader of the Revolution, who was executed for treason in 1958 by Soviet forces.

Visit Bem Square where 200,000 Hungarian students protested against Soviet rule in 1956 followed by a coffee in the iconic Bambi café. Go to the statue of revolutionary Sándor Petöfi a focal point where political gatherings took place in 1956, and still do to this day. See the building of the Hungarian Radio, one of the epicentres of fighting in 1956 - it was from here revolutionaries begged for help from the world.
  • Handouts
  • A communism-related souvenir
  • Free drink, and a light snack.
  • Hotel pickup
What’s Not Included
  • Public transportation costs
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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  • Weather-appropriate clothing
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• This tour is available in English, German, Russian, and French

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Product ID: 308078