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

Budapest: Communism Tour with Café Stop

Product ID: 136454
Learn about everyday life in Budapest during the days of communism, when people drove Trabant cars and drank spirits at work. Hear about the black market and the infamous queues to buy bananas, and visit sites where revolutionary action took place.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Learn the in-depth communist history of Hungary
  • Visit a unique exhibition about life in Budapest during the days of communism
  • Hear about historical events that put Hungary on the map
  • Walk to the Parliament and Liberty Square Soviet Memorial
  • Enjoy a refreshment stop in a retro lounge
Full description
Journey back in time and learn what life was like in Budapest during the 50 years of communist rule. Hear what it was like to live behind the Iron Curtain and how the residents negotiated everyday events, such as how to get a passport. 

Visit a private exhibition room with relics and an extensive collection of communist artifacts, and learn more about events such as the 1956 Revolution. Listen to tales of the first protests in the fight back against an unethical regime.

Follow your guide to areas where the action happened, including Liberty Square and the memorial to Imre Nagy, who defied the leaders in Soviet Moscow to end on the gallows 2 years later.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Refreshment stop
  • Visit to a private exhibition room
What’s Not Included
  • Entry fees to sights and museums
  • Transportation to the meeting point or from the end point
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide at 16 Lázár Street, 1065 Budapest, right behind the Opera House.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Please note that to visit the exhibition room you will be required to climb 1 flight of stairs (there is a handrail)
• You need to be fit for light continuous walking for up to 2 hours
• This tour operates in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately
• The tour program is subject to change without prior notice due to construction or city closures for events, festivals, and other events
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.7 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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The experience was great. But I don't think it was worth the $60 for the tour.

September 3, 2019

Very interesting and useful

The guide kept an 11 year old and a 17 year old engaged during this tour. Very good overview of the history of Hungary.

August 28, 2018

Interesting walk within the area of communism

Nice walk with the knowledgeable guide George! Communism in Hungary and Budapest was interesting to hear about. But every story has an end. And coffee and a tradition hungarian desert at the Trabant 60 was great! Thumps up for George and Absolute Tours

March 27, 2018

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Absolute Tours

Product ID: 136454