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Budapest Private Hammer & Sickle Communist Tour with Cafe Stop

Go back to the good old times when we drove Trabants, drank spirits at work, lived in block flats, stood in banana lines, had two passports, coupon books, no TV on Mondays and no freedom of speech!


Duration:
3 hours

When:
Select available date & time in Booking Calendar below

Highlights and Themes

  • Private walking tour with accommodation pick-up
  • Explore Hungarian life and culture under Communism
  • Catch the speeches of 1956, the protests, marches, witness and relive the Soviet Invasion through different areas of the city
  • Hear of the events that led to the fall of the Iron Curtain
  • Refreshment stop in a retro lounge

Meeting Point

At your centrally located accommodation or Absolute Tour Center - 1065 Budapest, Lazar Street 16., located right behind the Opera House.
Conclusion point: City center, close to transport links.

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Inclusions

  • English speaking expert guide
  • Refreshment stop with drink and snack
  • Meet on location or accommodation pick-up

Exclusions

  • Entry fees to sights and museums
  • Transport to the meeting point or from the conclusion point
  • Gratuity/tip

Know before you go

  • Participants will need to be fit for light continuous walking, for up to 2 hours.
  • Tour goes in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately.
  • Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund. No show or non-participation on the tour will not be refunded.
  • Not recommended to infants

Full Tour Description

The Hammer and Sickle Tour – the way it was comrade! Written about in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and other major newspapers. On this tour we'll take you on a journey back through time to show you how life was like during our 50 years of Communism.

We summarize how this Hungarian revolution started, how Big Brother told us what to do and what not to do. And we'll teach you about how life was like behind the Iron Curtain. You'll find out how children were brought up, how families lived, how we traveled and where we could travel. Come and discover how long it took to get a passport and many other interesting experiences from black markets to banana line.

The 1956 Hungarian revolution which is one of the main themes of the tour. Later we'll take an in depth look at the newly appointed Communist government after World War II. They put in place the conditions that led to the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. You'll hear stories of the first protests and marches and the first shootings and killings. We'll take you through some of the major areas where all the action happened. Learn of his part in the Hungarian revolution as well as the significance of Liberty Square and the last remaining tribute to the Soviet Union. Another stop will be the Hungarian Parliament where the first shots were fired, which instigated the revolt to take up arms. The 1956 Uprising was a short-lived battle on the streets. But many Hungarians maintained thoughts of freedom from Communism. 

We have an extensive collection of many communist related artifacts and 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 includes refreshment stop in a retro lounge.

 

 

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