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Lives of Hungarians under Communism & Capitalism Free Budapest Tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on March 03, 2020

Our team is made up of talented, professional locals that speak several foreign languages and are not only highly motivated, unquenchable enthusiastic, and critical but also radiate great charisma. We are legally registered. Our motto is: Join as a Traveller, leave as a Friend!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Get a personal and realistic insight into what life in Hungary was like after the Second World War, during Communism, and what has happened since.

Our Communist tour of Budapest provides our guests with an interesting first-hand account of life before and after the Iron Curtain was present and it helps to understand the local way of living, you do not only see the city from a tourist’s viewpoint.

The walk starts with a historical summary and then our local guides and the undercover stories reveal interesting facts about traveling, housing, education, media, propaganda, sport, healthcare, religion, and economy under Communism and they compare this with the post-Communist era as well.

The tour provides a clear picture of what everybody over 30 years lived through and how it affects the current attitudes of locals. Not a lot of time has passed since Communism ended in Hungary, only one generation has grown up since the regime change which happened in 1989 peacefully and it takes a lot more time to change the thinking and attitude of people.

Major sights we are passing by:

  • Liberty Square with Cold War Memorials
  • Hungarian Parliament
  • 1956 exhibition lounge
  • Secret Bunker
  • St. Stephen's Basilica
  • and much more.


Joining our tour has loads of benefits. These stories are 100% ours. At the end of our tours, we do not run away.  You have plenty of time to ask questions and make the most out of your travel experience!  

Join as a Traveller, leave as a Friend!

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  • Meeting point:
    Budapest, Budapest Erzsébet tér Budap...
    Budapest, Budapest Erzsébet tér Budapest Eye, 1051 Hungary
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    Tour meets 10 meters from Budapest Eye ferris wheel. Our tour guides are wearing royal blue uniform T-shirt or coat.

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

29 ratings
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4.88
Fun
4.8
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4.77
Quality
4.96
Route
4.65
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Anne 14 Sep 2022
Lemvig
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022
Very informative tour with an enthusiastic guide, Gabor. Be aware that there is a lot of talking and not so much walking on this tour, so you should be prepared to stand/sit down and listen a lot.
Javier 05 Sep 2022
Verified booking
Travelled in group - Sep 2022
Gabor fue un guía fantástico. Muy considerado con respondernos cualquier pregunta y que no nos fatigaramos por el calor. Sus experiencias de vida en la Budapest comunista y post comunista fueron realmente interesantes.
Navdeep 04 Sep 2022
Oakland
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Travelled alone - Aug 2022
Fantastic tour from a woman with firsthand experience of living under communism in Eastern Europe. Loved every minute!
Fede... 02 Sep 2022
Vimercate
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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022
bellissimo tour con guida che aveva vissuto i suoi prima anni di vita nella Budapest comunista! molto coinvolgente ed interessante!
DAVID 27 Aug 2022
Sydney
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Travelled alone - Aug 2022
It was a great tour. I thought I knew a lot about Communism in Hungary but I learnt so much. And it was so great hearing from people who lived through the final years of it. EXCELLENT
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Who is this tour for?

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

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people 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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