In our first visit to Budapest (and hopefully not the last one!), on our sons' initiative we decided to book a two hours' class of Hungarian language. Wonderful Miklós turned it into a fully-fledged guided tour through the language, the history of the country, the...More
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Search Budapest’s treasure trove of antiques, art and artifacts on a 3-hour tour of the Ecseri Flea Market. Buzzing with eclectic energy, wander the stalls with your guide to find anything from communist relics to furniture and vintage fashion. Your guide will help you communicate with the cast of Hungarian characters sitting behind each stall and provide knowledgeable commentary on many of the items you peruse. Refuel with a complimentary coffee and lángos, a savory Hungarian treat, before exploring some more for fun mementos to bring home.
Learn about life behind the Iron Curtain on this 3-hour tour of Budapest. Led by a local guide, you’ll hear first-hand accounts of the era’s black-market economy, the effects of the Kremlin and the imprint left on Budapest after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Meet for an introductory discussion over coffee at Bambi Presszó café, considered by many as the last city stronghold of communist culture. Then take a walking tour to see evidence of the communist era still visible around the city today.
Get acquainted with Budapest’s highlights—and enjoy an intimate way to explore the city—on this private, full-day tour. Meet your guide at your Budapest hotel, and set off on foot and via public transportation. You’ll discover many of the city’s key landmarks and will admire its wealth of art nouveau architecture. Following breaks for coffee and lunch, you’ll venture to District VII: the city’s historical Jewish District, and now one of its trendiest neighborhoods. Finish the tour with a stop at a distinctive ruin bar.
Explore the history and culture behind Budapest’s Jewish Quarter on a 3-hour walking tour. Led by a local guide, discover the area’s famous synagogues and monuments. Learn the complex history of the Jewish community in the events leading up to World War II and beyond. Pause for a piece of complimentary cake and coffee at the Fröchlich Confectionery. Your guide will also provide handouts and a notebook to record your observations, leaving you with a richer understanding of Jewish culture in Budapest by the end of the tour.
In 1956, Budapest presided over the Hungarian Uprising—a revolution against Soviet rule that was quickly crushed. With this private tour, visit the sites and hear about the rebellion in a depth hard to replicate if touring alone. Check out squares and districts where protests were held, and hear testimonies that capture the events and Soviet repression with an intensity you wouldn’t experience independently. Refreshments and hotel pickup are included.
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