Lives of Hungarians Under Communist and Capitalist system

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Budapest, Budapest

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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We lived through Communist Hungary and give you a very balanced and detailed explanation of Hungarian Communism and post Communism with the pros and cons of life before and after Communism.
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.
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 we tell you the undercover stories. We also reveal interesting facts about traveling, housing, religious life, education, media, propaganda, sport, healthcare, religion, economy under Communism and we compare this with the post-Communist era as well. The tour provides a clear picture about what everybody over 40 years lived through and how it affects current attitudes of locals.

What's Included

booking fee

What's Not Included

tips to your tour guide

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 1 - 5
  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 16
  • YOUTH: Age: 17 - 25
  • ADULT: Age: 26 - 60
  • SENIOR: Age: 61 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Ferris Wheel of Budapest
Our fully licensed tour guide will meet you in 20 meters from Budapest Eye. We tell you more information about the following 2 hour tour itinerary, the major sights along the way. Your tour guide will provide a 15 minute interactive history lesson about Hungarian and Central European Communism.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

You will hear stories about incoming and outgoing travelling from Hungary, see the basic travel documents and learn about the fabolous Communist car types and other means of transportation in depth.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)
You will learn here about the difficulties of each denominations during the Communism and how religious life varied family by family.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

District V / Inner City
We speak about housing, health care, education, media culture and propaganda, sport and the Olympic Games in Communism and post - Communism and explain you why some people have nostalgy for Communism.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Szabadsag ter
We show you both controversial monuments together with the emergency exit of F4 military nuclear bunker, some urban art guerilla statues, the second most guarded building in Budapest that gave shelter for a prominent Hungarian person over 15 years.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Hungarian Parliament Building
You will learn about 1956 uprising in depth, see the bullet holes on the facade of some residential buildings around the Parliament. You will learn about the heroes of 1956 and stories about experiencing the Revolution of 1956 and the Communism as a child.

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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