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Life Under Communism in Budapest - Private Tour provided by Fungarian

Life Under Communism in Budapest - Private Tour

Life Under Communism in Budapest - Private Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
For almost half of the 20th century, Russia’s Soviet leaders controlled the Hungarian government, and traces of these decades under communism are still visible throughout the capital city. Meet an experienced guide who lived during the communist era to learn what everyday life was really like in Budapest at that time, from first-hand tales of navigating Kafkaesque bureaucracy to adventurous descriptions of the black-market economy. After the introductory discussion, participants are taken on a walking tour to highlight relics of the communist era still visible around the city today.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7353P6
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Notebook
  • Souvenir pen
  • Informative handouts
  • Coffee or a soft drink
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Additional food and drink
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can meet you at your hotel or outside Café Kamara, or we can meet every guest at their accommodation and the tour starts from there. Please provide your address in the special requirements box! This Itinerary is a basic outline to this tour that may be a subject to change. Changes may be made in order to personalize the experience. Minor alterations may be made without notification, to ensure the smooth running of the tour. If you would like to follow a precise itinerary of your tour please let us know, and we will happily adapt to your interest.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Notebook
  • Souvenir pen
  • Informative handouts
  • Coffee or a soft drink
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Additional food and drink
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can meet you at your hotel or outside Café Kamara, or we can meet every guest at their accommodation and the tour starts from there. Please provide your address in the special requirements box! This Itinerary is a basic outline to this tour that may be a subject to change. Changes may be made in order to personalize the experience. Minor alterations may be made without notification, to ensure the smooth running of the tour. If you would like to follow a precise itinerary of your tour please let us know, and we will happily adapt to your interest.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 29 Jun. 2020
A note from Life Under Communism in Budapest - Private Tour
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.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Soviet Heroic Memorial
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Szabadsag ter
  • 2
    Kossuth Lajos Square
    Stop: 25 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Hungarian Parliament Building
    Stop: 25 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    March 15 Square (Marcius 15 ter)
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Corvin Mozi
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid)
  • 6
    Szent Gellert Monument
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Bem Jozsef Memorial
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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donna g
Santa Fe, NM59 contributions
Guide was knowledgeable about life under communism. I learned a great deal that I would have never learned or experienced on my own. Great choice if you want to learn more about Hungary's experiences with Soviet occupation .
Written 4 December 2021
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MolnarMiklos
Thak you for your appreciation. Hope to see you again on a different tour by Fungarian.
Written 5 December 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kirkland77
Downingtown, PA153 contributions
Sep. 2019
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 went out of his way to tailor the tour for our interests and was more than happy to answer all of the questions we had along the way. We left with a far greater understanding of the tribulations Hungarians went through during those decades. I can't recommend this tour highly enough for those curious enough to learn about wonderful Budapest and greater Hungary.
Written 19 September 2019
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MolnarMiklos
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
Written 20 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MarieBK
Copenhagen, Denmark2 contributions
Apr. 2019 • Family
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, seeing sights related to communism and the 1956-rebellion that would have been next to impossible to find on our own.
We would, however, recommend basic knowledge about European history prior to this tour though it was no problem for us. Miklos spoke completely unrehearsed and competently, and the tour was a great pleasure for all of us.
Written 24 April 2019
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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
Written 2 July 2019
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ktdailey
Oxford, UK9 contributions
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 information that leave you even more excited to explore Budapest after the tour ends. Miklós also went out of his way to show me how to best navigate the city and pointed me toward the best goulash! Sign up for this tour if you have a chance.
Written 27 March 2019
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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
Written 2 July 2019
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Kerinharrington
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
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 the political system impacted the emotional lives of its citizens. He provided many examples of the freedoms lost by the people of Hungary. It was a very relaxed, yet intense couple of hours where none of our questions were off-limits. Thank you Balazs and Fungarian Tours.
Written 23 September 2018
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MolnarMiklos
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
Written 4 September 2019
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valenob84
valenob84
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A great guide!
I had done two privates tours with Miklos and I really enjoyed them. He loves sharing his knowledge about his count
RB68
RB68
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Great to have a private tour. We walked and chatted at our own pace
The tour took in the three main synagogue and is a walking tour around the Jewish quarter Markos was very knowledga
eileenkay2016
eileenkay2016
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Interesting, smart, fun, recommended
I enjoyed it very much. It was especially good to learn the dramatic events of that day, on the very day - now a na
CyrusTravels2020
CyrusTravels2020
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Fungarian- best tours in Budapest
Excellent experience! We had an amazing time and learned so much on this tour. We highly recommend Fungarian!
kristin w
kristin w
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Best Tour of the Jewish Heritage Area
Amazing experience!!!! A once in a life time enjoyable and educational experience. Guide had so much knowledge. Com
kiya1723
kiya1723
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The most amazing city tour we've ever had
Miklos, our guide, picked us up at our apartment. Once we met, he immediately told us about the district we reside
Suethereal
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
Magnus M
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
Juliana_J_SG
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
ondrakozubek
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
worldtraveler822018
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
worldtraveler822018
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
liz_barton10
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
Nez R
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
Flo-chan1
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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