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Private Tour of Budapest & Hungary History with cafe stop

A complete overview of Hungary from the the origins up to modern day!

DURATION: 3,5 hours

All Year Around - daily, 9:30, 15:00

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Learn about Hungary and the Hungarians from the country's origins up to modern day!
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Highlights and Themes

  • Get a historical overview of Hungary
  • Learn about the Hungarians and where they came from
  • Special interest sights with a historical focus
  • Start back in time and travel forward to the modern day
  • Learn about the Romans, Ottomans, Austrians and Russians and their effect in shaping the city we have today
  • Coffee and cake stop

Tour Price

2017 Rates

Group of
1-2 people

Group of
3 people

Group of
4 people

Group over 5 people
Per person rate

Child discount
(3 - 12 yrs)

140 €

170 €

200 €

45 €

25 €

online booking

Inclusions: Private English speaking guide, coffee or soft drink with 2 homemade pastries, public transport tickets during the tour, many stops for photos and questions.

Exclusions: Entry fees to sights and museums, food and beverages except where noted, transport to the meeting point or from the conclusion point, gratuity/tip.

See booking terms, conditions and cancellation points.


All Year Around - daily, 9:30, 15:00

Meeting Point

At your accommodation.
If your accomodation is not centrally located, the the meeting point will be at the Absolute Tour Centre - 1065 Budapest, Lázár utca 16 or at a previously agreed point.


Full Tour Description

Delve into the Hungary's past and learn about the Hungarians, Budapest and the evolution of the city you see today. Your guide will take you on a historical journey from the ancient times of the people who occupied the land known today as Hungary, right up until the modern day.

Discover the history of the people, the country, the state and culture. Starting with a chat about the Celtic times in the region, we'll then learn about Attila the Hun and his real relationship to the modern day Hungarians. Then, we'll talk about the Roman Empire and the settlements of Pannonia. Next comes a look at the 150 years of Ottoman 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 the Great Compromise, and then onto WWI and the loss of two-thirds of Hungary's territory after the Treaty of Trianon. Go on to learn about why Hungary entered WWII with the Nazis, and the effect the WWII battles and sieges had on Budapest.

Towards the end of the tour we teach you all about the rise of Communism and the Stalinist rule which bled the country of new property and freedoms. We'll talk about thhe short lived freedom fighting that went on during the 1956 Revolution,, the marches, protests and the great street battles fought between men and Hungarian tanks. We then go to our own private exhibition room Here we will introduce you to the real features of a Hungarian home through relics to typical furniture and furnishings. Furthermore, we have an extensive collection of many communist related artefacts, such as red and blue passports, party member's registration book, pins, medals, currency and huge placards that will help your understanding of the propaganda we once lived under!

We finish the tour learning about Big Brother's political changes after Perestroika leading to Hungary eventually running free elections and and the transition to capitalism and what is today's modern Hungary.

Booking Terms and Cancellation Points:

  • Discounted pricing: Infant(s) free up to 2 years, children: 3-12 years special price, 13 years and older are charged at student price, student rate will require a valid student ID card when joining the tour.
  • Participants will need to be fit for light continuous walking, for up to 3 hours.
  • Tour goes in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately. Supplier not responsible for unforeseen delays or accidents.
  • Programs cancelled within 72 hours of travel date incur 100% cancellation penalty with no refunds given.
  • No show or non-participation on tour/program will not be refunded.

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