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Budapest Communist Landmarks Tour with a Historian Guide

by Insight Cities
per traveller Price is £51
Duration: 3h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • A visit to Kossuth Square & its revolutionary monuments

  • Site of the historic 1956 uprising at Bem József Square

  • Insight into Budapest's unique “goulash communism”

  • Ferenc Puskás Stadium, the former People's Stadium

  • A quick & informative ride on board “Stalin's trolley buses”

Highlights

  • A visit to Kossuth Square & its revolutionary monuments

  • Site of the historic 1956 uprising at Bem József Square

  • Insight into Budapest's unique “goulash communism”

  • Ferenc Puskás Stadium, the former People's Stadium

  • A quick & informative ride on board “Stalin's trolley buses”

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10:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 3h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is £50.15, taxes included

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2:00 PM, Tour in English

Duration 3h

Live Commentary in English.

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Budapest Communist Landmarks Tour with a Historian Guide

Activity Location

Budapest

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Bambi Eszpresszó

    Frankel Leó út 2/4

    Budapest 1027


Description

Get to know the world of Hungarian communism with a walk to the Cold War-era landmarks and monuments built around Budapest. This tour highlights the legacy of Stalinism and Kadarism in city life as you get an up-close look at the enduring symbols of life in the Warsaw Pact.

You start next to the public plaza of Bem József Square, where the 1956 revolution against Communist rule began. From here, a underground ride takes you to Kossuth Square, where you can see the monuments in front of the Hungarian Parliament, and then to Freedom Square. Get a look at 4 structures that symbolise the Cold War: the United States embassy, a monument to the Soviet army, a statue of Ronald Reagan, and the entrance to a secret atomic bomb shelter.

Next, you return to the underground for a ride to the housing estates at the edge of the city. Check out a communist-era shopping centre on your way to Ferenc Puskás Stadium, built after World War II as the People's Stadium and still sporting its traditional socialist imagery. From there, see how “Stalin's trolley buses” got their name on a ride to Dozsa György Street, a regular site of May Day parades, and compare the site with historic photos to see for yourself how the city has changed.

Your tour's last stop is at the House of Terror, a museum hosted in the former headquarters of the secret police during both the fascist and Stalinist eras. Complete with a piece of the Berlin Wall displayed outside, the site stands as a reminder of totalitarian oppression as your tour comes to an end.


Inclusions

  • Guided walking tour of Budapest with a historian guide

  • Live commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Tram and metro tickets


Know Before You Book

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place

  • Maximum group size is 6 people.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Budapest Communist Landmarks Tour with a Historian Guide ratings based on 2 verified reviews

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5 out of 5

5/5 1 Dec 2019

Our guide Andras was excellent - took us on a tour of the city sharing lots of stories and history - learned a lot and very interesting.