Budapest Half-Day Tour: Life Behind the Iron Curtain
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 5 hours
per group up to 2
Take a private full-day tour of sites in Budapest that memorialize Hungary’s time behind the Iron Curtain, and learn about life during that era. Visit the Citadella to learn about the siege of Budapest toward the end of World War II, which was the beginning of the story of the country’s occupation. Admire the Liberty Statue, or Freedom Statue, the huge monument erected in 1947 on Gellert Hill. The Liberty Statue was originally dedicated to the Russian troops, and with a pedestal 26 meters high and the statue another 14 meters it is probably the tallest of its kind in Europe. It’s now considered a universal symbol of freedom and is an important feature in the city’s panorama. You’ll also visit the Terror House, a museum dedicated to those who fell victim during the Communist era (audio-guide included). Other monuments that your guide will show you include statues of famous personaliti...
Book a private guide and driver in Budapest for up to 6 people and see the sights you want to see. Traveling in comfortable air-conditioned minivans (other vehicles are available for larger groups on request), you will visit the classic sites of the city, such as the Citadella, Liberty Statue, Buda Castle and more. Learn about life in the imperial city during the days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and discover what life was like behind the Iron Curtain during the Communist era. Go to the Romanesque Matthias Church in front of the Fishermen's Bastion of the Castle District, and get close-up views of its soaring tower. Travel down Andrássy út (Andrássy Avenue), Budapest’s most iconic boulevard. Pause at the vast Heroes’ Square to see the Millennium Memorial. Continue to City Park, part of Budapest’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, and discover the oldest underground train line in the city,...
Take a fascinating full-day tour of Hungary’s capital city, and see all the sights that make Budapest so famous. Visit UNESCO World Heritage monuments, and discover hidden treasures on a tailor-made trip by luxury Mercedes or Audi vehicle. Following a pick-up from your hotel or private residence, explore the history and culture of the city through the eyes of a local guide. Go in search of hidden gems, alongside world-famous attractions, such as Heroes’ Square. Hear stories from Budapest’s tumultuous history, and experience the pleasant atmosphere of its beautiful parks. Go to Szechenyi Baths to marvel at Europe’s largest medicinal baths, and explore picturesque Vajdahunyad Castle. See the opulent State Opera House, and the splendid façade of St. Stephen’s Basilica. Ascend Castle Hill to look at the 700-year-old Matthias Church. Then, enjoy panoramic views from the terrace and towers o...
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Great experience biking through Budapest. Tour was on-time from start to finish. Timing was perfect to even catch the music show at Margaret island. Tour guide, ET, was very knowledgeable about city history and provided recommendations for transportation, food, places to visit and party. Overall good experience and great customer service. Highly recommended. (Thanks ET for the nice tour)
Excellent tour, I loved it. Young guide responsible and skilled has a real historical knowledge. He is also so friendly, as his father too. They have a bike shop. And you can also ask for an electric bike, a bit more expensive, but worth it for some people. Many possibilities. Love these people. So much appreciated and will be back for more tours when I’ll be back in Budapest.
Biking was a pleasant way to experience otherwise quite distant sights of the city. The guide ET was friendly and well informed, the ride safe and refreshing.
The tour was a good mixture of culture, activity and sightseeing. It was really fun and interessting. Best Tour :)
Our guide was very passionate about the history of Budapest.