The Hammer and Sickle tour, the way it was comrade! Written and raved about in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal and other major newspapers around the world, this tour takes you on a journey back to the times about how life was like during our 50 years of communism in Hungary with the events before, during and after all building Hungary as we see it today through the occupations!
This is an in-depth overview of the Buda Castle district, with a walk through the area of the historical occupations of Hungary.
Red History WWI - the short lived worker's party revolution that led to the first 120 days of communist rule, before being crushed.
WWII and 1956 Revolution - Starting with a tour of the Castle district we drop back in time, visit the Fisherman's Bastion and talk about the history and events that lead to the start of WWII and the installation of a communist government. After delving through the history we walk through significant areas in inner Pest that reflect the historical points and sites.
Communism Real Life facts and items in a private exhibition room - After various sightseeing stops in the city we will visit a private exhibition of how life was like during the socialist times. Here we see a realistic room filled with items from everyday use with emphasis on a collection of socialist and communist elements such as passports, party member books, medals, awards and much more.
We summarize how it (communism) all started here, how big brother told us what to do and what not to do. We'll teach you about how life was like behind the iron curtain. How children were brought up, what families lived like, how we could travel, where we could travel, how long it took to get a passport and many other interesting experiences from black markets to banana lines.
- Bits of communist History of Hungary
- Buda castle area, history of occupation
- World War I with Red Hungary: 120 days of Communism
- World War II: Nazi take over, Deportation of Hungarian Jews to concentration camps
- Start of communism to how we lived during Communism
- Visit to private exhibition room
- 1956 Revolution insight
- Free exhibition on how life was under the iron curtain with real life artifacts and relics
- Fall of the Iron Curtain, free elections and promotion to democracy
- Private English-speaking guide
- Entry to Budapest Castle district's Fisherman's Bastion
- Entry to exhibition room
- Pick-up option
- Meals and drinks
- Tips and gratuities
- Personal expenses
- Optional activity costs
- Children below 18 years old are free of charge provided they are accompanied by a paying adult.
- Tour goes in all weather conditions. The tour operator is not responsible for unforeseen delays or accidents.
- The walking tours are small and generally do not have more than 15 participants, making them interactive and personal and giving you plenty of chances to ask questions and get to know your guide.
- Participants must have the ability to climb 1 flight of stairs (10-12), walk continuously at reasonable pace for 2 to 3 hours with frequent stops.
-Tour duration is between 3 to 3.5 hours.
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