Reds in Budapest! Communism from a local's perspective

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
  • Accepts electronic payment
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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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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Budapest, Szent István tér 4-5, 1051 ...
    Budapest, Szent István tér 4-5, 1051 Hungary
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    I will be at the stairs in front of the St Stephen's Basilicawith a blue umbrella

  • 1
    Outside visit
    St. Stephen's Basilica

    What was religious life in communism?

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Liberty Square

    Soviet Memorial, Communist Bunker, Reagan Statue

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Kossuth Lajos Square

    56 Revolution memorial place

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Hungarian Parliament Building

    56 revolution memorial

  • 5
    Outside visit

    Nagy Imre Memorial

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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Ann 22 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
This tour is not meant to be fun, but highly educational and Bridget’s knowledge of communism in Hungary is very extensive.
Matt 19 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Brigitta’s Reds tour was the highlight of our trip to Budapest. She brought Hungary’s complex history alive with thoughtful and often humorous personal insights. She had carefully curated fascinating artefacts to show us making it even more memorable. We could have listened to her all day!
Rachel 19 Apr 2024
San Francisco

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Amazing tour, really great way to start off our trip here in Budapest with some darker side and history, buildings and landmarks, local food tips! She was full of knowledge and presented it with jokes!
Melanie 03 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
A really interesting tour with some personal stories. A very friendly and knowledgeable guide
kitty 29 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Really enjoyed the tour! A great insight into communist Hungary
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 30 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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