Experience Budapest from a Special Historical Perspective
Follow me to hear stories from one of the darker periods of Hungarian history and discover the heroes and villains of World War II, Nazism, the Cold War occupation, the 1956 Uprising against the Soviet oppression and the entire Communist era, to Hungary's transition to parliamentary democracy in the late 1980s.
This walking tour will present Budapest in a special way, where the historical perspective is narrowed to the ups and downs of the 20th century.
As my grandfather was born during the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy's time more than a 100 years ago, my dad lived through WWII and the 1956 freedom fight, and I myself was born in an era when Hungary was still under Soviet occupation, I have a lot of personal stories to tell you during this tour!
Imre Nagy Memorial - The Houses of Parliament - 1956 Uprising Venues near Parliament - The Shoe Memorial - Ronald Reagan's Statue - Liberty Square - Soviet War Memorial - USA Embassy Building - Carl Lutz Memorial - Monument to the Victims of German Occupation of Hungary - F4 (Cold War) Bunker Entrance - "Trabant" Bar - Old Royal Palace Quarter - President's Office - Prime Minister's Office - World War II Memorial Field - World War II Underground Emergency Hospital (inside visit) - Cold War Bunker (inside visit). This itinerary requires 4 hours.
However, it is possible to extend this tour (another 2 hours in a private car) to cover the sights of the "Memento Park" where you can see gigantic Communist statues of Lenin, Stalin and other characters removed from the streets of Budapest in the 1990s, AND the Communist-Imposed Liberation Monument (also known as the Statue of Liberty) on the top of Gellért Hill. If interested, please request this extension in advance!
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port (Any port according to client ship's position), Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port (Any port according to client ship's position), Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 4 hours
It is a walking tour which covers a distance of approximately 3 miles. Public transportation is also used during the tour.
- Guiding Services
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
No cash is needed for this tour
- Personal Expenses
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This was a comprehensive look at Budapest from World War II through the cold war. It was very informative and give a completely different look at Budapest. We learned so much and really enjoyed this tour a lot. We highly recommend it if you have any interest in World War II or the Soviet occupation afterwards. This gives you a whole new appreciation of what the people went through.