Free tour of Communist Budapest

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Brigitta
Quality Verified Registered on July 16, 2021

I am a Budapest-loving local and I want to share with you my enthusiasm for Budapest. Its special atmosphere that is a combination of history, the colorful culture, the people, and their love of our land. I studied art and history and have worked as a professional guide for years. Spending time with my grandmother, listening to her stories, learning to cook the the traditional recipes was a great inspiration for me. I'd love to show you my beloved city.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Walk with me to learn about the dark years of Communism in Hungary. Have an insider to show you the secrets of the Reds in Budapest. Learn about the brave revolutionists and the hard years of dictatorship. I listened to my grandmother's stories who lived through a century and you can learn what it was like to go to a communist school.
The tour show you around the important landmarks of the communist past.
Highlights of the tour: 

  • Parliament, Liberty square
  • Soviet Memorial, Memorial of 56'
  • Park of Olimpics, Margaret Bridge
  • Nagy Imre Memorial

Tour lasts: 2 hours
Tour starts: St Stephen's Basilica.
End: Margaret Bridge

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  • Meeting point:
    Budapest, Szent István tér 4-5, 1051 ...
    Budapest, Szent István tér 4-5, 1051 Hungary

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Chelsea 08 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
She did a lovely job - we were a small group so we were fortunate to be part of a close audience for the tour. She provided wonderful details and really brought the material, and Budapest, to life for us. We were visiting from Canada and really, really enjoyed the tour! Would 100% happily sign up for another one from this guide, she was lovely.
elisa 05 May 2023

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Travelled alone - May 2023
such a nice and interesting tour. Brigitta is a very good guide, I highly recommend this tour
Tim 28 Apr 2023

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Travelled alone - Apr 2023
Brigitta is faboulous. She was born and raised in Budapest and this is what you se. Very friendly, knows a lot of interesting stories about the city and communism. We were a small group and she made the tour really empathetic. Some small talk, historical informations and pictures from former days. Recommended!
Peter 24 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
We had the pleasure of Brigitta's company for our afternoon tour. She answered all of our questions using local, family knowledge and experiences. She entertained us with a number of jokes and it is the only tour we have taken (amongst many) that ended with a lovely song. Thank you Brigitta for a delightful tour on our final day in Budapest.
Gabr... 04 Mar 2023

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
Briggita was a fantastic tour guide!! I took it at the afternoon and we were a very small group (4) which made it very intimate and fun. Briggita combines history facts with stories and some jokes, but above all I appreciated her for telling about her childhood memories in the context of growing up in a communist country. Her stories were touching and the fact that she shows family objects that she has during the tour also helps to understand more. I think that its very important to have this tour, maybe it's not the most popular content that people are interested in, but this is how you can know and understand much better Hungarians reality. Thank you Brigitta, your tour really marked my trip in Budapest.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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