Born Under The Red Star - The History of Communism in Hungary - Private Tour

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Budapest, HU
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Budapest, HU
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Experience the captivating history of communism in Hungary with the Born Under The Red Star Private Tour. This tour offers a unique opportunity to delve deep into Hungary's Red Past, with storytelling based on vivid memories rather than dusty books. Explore iconic landmarks like the Soviet Heroic Memorial, House of Terror Museum, St. Stephen's Basilica, Szabadsag ter, Hungarian Parliament Building, and the Memorial to the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and War of Independence. Immerse yourself in the fascinating stories of the past and gain a deeper understanding of the struggles and triumphs of the Hungarian people during this era. With a total duration of 180 minutes, this tour promises an unforgettable journey through Hungary's communist history.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 3 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Explore the fascinating history of Communism in Hungary
  • Visit the House of Terror Museum and learn about the dark past
  • See the iconic Hungarian Parliament Building
  • Pay homage to the heroes of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution
  • Immerse yourself in the stories of Hungary's Red Past
  • Coffee and/or tea
  • A retro soda in a Communist-themed bar
  • Maps and further recommendations
  • Hotel/apartment pickup
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

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Experience the vibrant history of communism in Hungary with the captivating "Born Under The Red Star - The History of Communism in Hungary" private tour. This unique tour offers a fresh perspective on Hungary's red past, bringing the stories to life through vivid memories instead of dusty books. Embark on a journey through time as you explore the iconic symbols of communism, such as the hammer, sickle, '56, and the famous trabant cars.

What to Expect?

During this tour, you can expect to delve deep into the history of communism in Hungary. Learn about the rise and fall of communism, the Hungarian uprising of 1956, and the struggles of the Hungarian people under the communist regime. Hear captivating stories and anecdotes that provide a personal insight into this significant period of history.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for history enthusiasts, curious travelers, and anyone interested in understanding the impact of communism on Hungary. Whether you have a deep fascination with political history or simply want to gain a deeper understanding of Hungary's past, this tour is designed to be inclusive and engaging for all.

Why Book This?

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of communism in Hungary through this private tour. What sets this experience apart is the personal touch and authentic storytelling, making it a truly immersive journey. With an experienced guide who knows all the insights of Hungary's communist era, you'll gain a unique perspective on this pivotal period in Hungarian history.

Good to Know

As you embark on this tour, keep in mind that food and drinks are not included unless specified. However, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a retro soda in a Communist-themed bar, adding to the immersive experience. Additionally, maps and further recommendations will be provided to ensure you make the most of your time in Hungary.


Reviews from previous participants highlight the exceptional storytelling and in-depth knowledge of the guide. Travelers rave about the engaging narratives and the ability to truly connect with the history of communism in Hungary. Many express their satisfaction with the personalized nature of the tour, making it a highly recommended experience for anyone interested in this fascinating period of history.

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  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Soviet Heroic Memorial

Situated in a landscaped park, this white obelisk commemorates Russian military who served in WWII.

House of Terror Museum

House of Terror is a museum located at Andrássy út 60 in Budapest, Hungary. It contains exhibits related to the fascist and communist regimes in 20th-century Hungary and is also a memorial to the victims of these regimes, including those detained, interrogated, tortured or killed in the building.

St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)

St. Stephen's Basilica is a Roman Catholic basilica in Budapest, Hungary. It is named in honour of Stephen, the first King of Hungary, whose right hand is housed in the reliquary. It was the sixth largest church building in Hungary before 1920

Szabadsag ter

Liberty Square (Hungarian: Szabadság tér) is a public square located in the Lipótváros neighborhood of Budapest, Hungary. The square is famous for two controversial memorials that commemorate the Hungarian Jewish victims of the Holocaust and the Soviet soldiers that liberated Budapest from the Nazis in 1945 . The United States Embassy in Hungary and the historicist style headquarters of the Hungarian National Bank about the west side of the square

Hungarian Parliament Building

The Hungarian Parliament Building (Hungarian: Országház) which translates to House of the Country or House of the Nation), also known as the Parliament of Budapest after its location, is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, a notable landmark of Hungary and a popular tourist destination in Budapest.

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Memorial to the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and War of Independence

A memorial commemorating the heroes of the 1956 Hungarian uprising against the communist regime.



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The tour was riveting. Many thanks to Norbert whose flexibility and friendliness really enhanced our experience.


Very interesting - lots of good info - our guide took us on the subway - to the Terror Museum Jewish area; thought it was all great!


One of the highlights of our trip to Hungary was this tour! It is always intriguing to view a city as how it was before. I personally gained new knowledge and maybe even more passion towards this subject, as I am already drawn to history. Sending our tour guide the warmest regards.


This tour opened a lot of questions for me but the tour guide never hesitated to answer all of my questions. Thank you for all the patience. This tour was really unique and felt like I was brought back in time. Definitely a learning experience!
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2024-05-18 10:03