What To Expect
Learn the history of the city dwellers, the country's culture, tradition and more. We go a long way back From the celtic times through history of the region. Then we will learn about Attila the Hun and his real relation to the modern day Hungarians and the Roman empire and the settlements of Pannonia. Study the 150 years of Ottoman rule/occupation, the struggle to be free and the historical marks it left on the city, the country, the people and the language.
Hear all about the struggle to flourish under the Habsburg empire leading to the great compromise, and then into WWI and the loss of two-thirds of Hungary's territory after the Treaty of Trianon. Understand why Hungary entered WWII with the Nazis, and the effect the WWII battles and sieges had on Budapest.
At the end of the tour we will teach you all about the rise of communism and the Stalinist rule which bled the country of new property and freedoms. The short lived freedom fighting and 1956 revolution, the marches, protests and then the great battles with men versus Soviet tanks fought in the famous street battles. We will go to our own private exhibition room afterwards and you will be introduced to the real features of a Hungarian home through relics to typical furniture and furnishings.
See an extensive collection of many communist related relics, such as red and blue passports, party member's registration book, pins, medals, currency and huge placards to help your understanding of the propaganda we once lived under.
The tour concludes as you learn about the big brother's political changes at Perestroika leading to Hungary eventually running free elections and the change of an era into capitalism and what is today's modern Hungary.
English speaking guide
Coffee or soft drink
2 homemade pastries
Public transportation tickets
Meals and drinks not specified
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
Children under 3 years old are free of charge.
Participants will need to be fit for light continuous walking. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
Tours operate rain or shine.
Tour operators will not be responsible for unforeseen delays or accidents.
All sales are final and non-refundable.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
3 hours and 30 minutes
3 hours and 30 minutes