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Life Under Communism in Budapest - Private Tour provided by Fungarian

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Life Under Communism in Budapest - Private Tour

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
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  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 29/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Our team is committed to keep the potential risk close to zero, as a customisable private tour provider with great knowledge of the city we can always find the way to satisfy our guest deepest interest, while carefully maintaining all the required safety measures.
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Updated 29/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
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  • 1
    Soviet Heroic Memorial
    Stop: 20 minutes
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    Pass by
    Szabadsag Ter
  • 2
    Kossuth Lajos Square
    Stop: 25 minutes
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  • 3
    Hungarian Parliament Building
    Stop: 25 minutes
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  • 4
    March 15 Square (Marcius 15 ter)
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 5
    Corvin Mozi
    Stop: 30 minutes
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    Pass by
    Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid)
  • 6
    Szent Gellert Monument
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 7
    Bem Jozsef Memorial
    Stop: 30 minutes
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Duration
3h
Inclusions
  • Notebook
  • Souvenir pen
  • Informative handouts
  • Coffee or a soft drink
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Additional food and drink
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
7Reviews
2Q&A
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kirkland77 wrote a review Sep. 2019
Downingtown, Pennsylvania153 contributions26 helpful votes
My wife and I recently took the Life Under Communism tour and met Miklos, the owner/operator. He was everything one would want in a guide into the complex history of Hungary during its years under communism. His engaging manner and teacher's temperament was refreshing. He
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from MolnarMiklos, Owner at Life Under Communism in Budapest - Private Tour
Responded 20 Sep. 2019
Thank you so much for your inspiring remarks. It's very interesting that after the archives have been open, we are more knowledgable on what went on behind the scenes. I came to the conclusion that both parties (East and West) need to re-evaluate what they had thought the truth was. I hope you'll visit again and we can continue where we left off. Miklos
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MarieBK wrote a review Apr. 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark2 contributions1 helpful vote
We - a family with parents in their 50's and children early 20's - hugely enjoyed the communism walking 'tour'. Miklos is extremely knowledgeable, humorous and happy to share insider knowledge about communism as well as life in Hungary today. We were for a trip around the city,
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from Miklos M, Owner at Life Under Communism in Budapest - Private Tour
Responded 2 Jul. 2019
Kære Marie, So nice of you to appreciate the short time we spent together. It's sort of paradoxical that even after 30 years of its collapse, Communism still "strikes back". You were a wonderful and knowledgable audience and I hope you will come back to Budapest for an intellectually lighter experience. All my love to the whole family. Tak. Miklós
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ktdailey wrote a review Mar. 2019
Oxford, United Kingdom9 contributions6 helpful votes
This was a highly informative and enjoyable tour that I would recommend to anyone visiting Budapest. A teacher at heart, Miklós provided me with a great framework for understanding the history of the city and its people. He shares many funny stories and fascinating pieces of
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Response from Miklos M, Owner at Life Under Communism in Budapest - Private Tour
Responded 2 Jul. 2019
Thank you for your recommendation. We consider it our mission to gain the proper reputation for our wonderful city and our unknown cultural heritage we are so proud of. Hope to host you again in the future. Miklós
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Kerinharrington wrote a review Sep. 2018
Sydney, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
Our group of 3 met with Balazs for this unforgettable tour which gave us an insight into how ordinary people lived their lives under the communist regime. Balazs was very knowledgeable with regard to the historical events which lead to Hungary’s communist rule, as well as how
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Response from MolnarMiklos, Owner at Life Under Communism in Budapest - Private Tour
Responded 4 Sep. 2019
Dear Kerinha, Thank you for your kind words. It's a comforting feeling for us that people from the "FREE world" are interested in what we went through and what we were deprived of during an era with a political system that was forced on the Hungarian people due to the Yalta agreement. Best, Miklós and Balázs
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Suethereal
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Submersion in European history and art through the tour of beautiful Budapest - unique experience!
I have signed my 14 year-old daughter and her same age friend up for this tour as a fun end-of-summer activity. Mi
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Magnus M
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Professional guiding for the truly interested visitor
I have used Fungarian services twice and I can really recommend them. This time I went with my daughter (11 years o
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Juliana_J_SG
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Budapest in a Nutshell
First of all, we have to mention that our guide, Miklós, was wonderful. He is so accommodating, knowledgeable and f
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ondrakozubek
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Great place for buying local food
Typical marketplace with lot of local products. Don’t forget to stop by butchers’ stores and taste mangalica sausag
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worldtraveler822018
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Great
A great day again. Found unique items from the communist period in Hungary. The market and shops had good finds. Th
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worldtraveler822018
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Great
Great tour as usual. Thanks Miklos! It was a great day seeing the children’s railway as well as a typical communis
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liz_barton10
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A Tour in Detail
I was the only one in the tour that chilly March day in Budapest. Miklos was delighted that I knew something of the
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Nez R
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Revolution
I always wanted to hear about Hungarian revolution from someone local. Thank you for the chance. I got a total view
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Flo-chan1
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MIKLÓS THE MAESTRO!
What a fantastic language class and tour. It's a private option so you don't feel silly practicing a new language i
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LIBA01
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Much fun with the fungarian language class
The language class was very cool. The teacher Barna made the language exciting to learn and with some little pieces
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globetrotterfamily17
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A warm introduction to an amazing country and language
In our first visit to Budapest (and hopefully not the last one!), on our sons' initiative we decided to book a two
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R0ckygirl
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Informative, pleasant way to discover Budapest , its history and language.
We booked a private tour with Micklos. We were looking for a comprehensive overview of the history and language of
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belleombre
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Splendid Day
Miklos and his team together gave a fascinating and informed insight into all things Hungarian. I was fortunate eno
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Elijah R
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Amazing people
Had a wonderful time with the nicest Tourguides! Highly recommend Learnt a lot about Budapest and was able to make
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Lunamorningstar
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Budapest Class trip 2019
I had a wonderful time with the amazing Fungarian team. They were really delightful, the goulash was amazing and th
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