The way it was comrade! 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, how Big Brother told us what to do and what not to do.
- Private walking tour with licensed guide
- Discover the history of WW II and Communism in Hungary
- Visit Liberty Square with the Monument to the Soviet Red Army
- Hear of the events of 1956 Revolution at the Parliament
- See the Shoes on the Danube Bank
- Admission to Budapest Retro Interactive Museum to learn about everyday life behind the Iron Curtain
Group of 1-2 people: 220 €
Group of 3 people: 270 €
Group of 4 people: 316 €
Over 5 people: 69 € / person
At your accommodation
Conclusion point: City center
English speaking guide, guide pick-up, public transport tickets if needed, entry and guided walk in Budapest Retro Interactive Museum, tea/coffee or soft drink
Know before you book
- Not recommended to children under age 12
- Your will need to be fit for light continuous walking, for up to 2 hours.
- Tour runs in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
Full Tour Description
The Hammer and Sickle Tour – the way it was comrade! 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 summarise how this Hungarian revolution started, how Big Brother told us what to do and what not to do.
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.
The Budapest Retro Interactive Museum’s exhibition displays thousands of special objects: many communist related artefacts and relics, such as passports, party member’s registration book, pins, medals, currency and huge placards to help your understanding of the propaganda we once lived under. We’ll teach you about what life was like behind the Iron Curtain. You’ll find out how children were brought up, how families lived, how we travelled 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 lines. Your guide will walk you through the exhibition and explain the stories behind the artifacts.