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During our TRABANT ride we’ll discover the most important monuments of our Communist past: Soviet Army Memorials, an abandoned factory, and the Memento Park. I’d like you to become familiar with 40 years of Communist dictatorship in Hungary. A private Budapest TRABANT tour and many childhood memories to share with you.

Let me introduce you the TRABANT, one of the masterpieces manufactured in the Communist block. It’s hard to believe that families – including my own family – had to wait 7-8 years for a smoky and noisy TRABANT car even in the 1980’s.

Something you might consider a symbolic icon of the Communist bloc actually represents my childhood. I grew up during the Communist era and I’d be really happy to share my experiences with you. I’ll show you a different Budapest, not the shiny and colorful city that you can see on the pages of the travel magazines but the neighborhoods where the time has stopped 30 years ago, where you can still see remains of our Communist past.

I’ll tell you about our history re-written several times and about the Communist era and the political changes seen from a child’s perspective. We’ll see monuments remembering the 1956 revolution.

We’ll drive all around the city center, the 8th and 9th districts. I’ll then show you the House of Terror, the former headquarters of the Hungarian secret police. We’ll also see the neglected factories of the Csepel island, and the exptremely monumental statues of the Memento Park. We’ll end the tour with admiring the magnificent view from the top of the Gellért hill.

INCLUDED
Tour guiding in English
Transportation in Trabant
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees

All the above tours are private tours for you and for your family and friends only. The prices are for a group of maximum 2 people. Please let me know if you need a quote for more people.

Would you please contact me if you experience problems with your booking or if you’d like to book a tour on a day when I’m not available.

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I’ll meet you in the hotel lobby.
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We’ll drive around the city center of Budapest, I’ll show you the House of Terror and the Liberty square neighborhood.
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I’ll show you around the 8th and 9th district of Pest where you’ll see the remains of our Communist past.
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Let me take you to the Csepel Factory, the old working class borough with several factories, where the time has stopped 30 years ago.
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We’ll visit the Memento Park so that I can show you the statues of our Communist heroes.
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I’ll show you a Soviet Army Memorial and the amazing view from the top of the Gellért hill.
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We’ll return to your hotel.

Tour Reviews

January 7, 2018

Julia was an absolutely wonderful tour guide. I toured with her for several days and did her Trabant tour, Jewish Quarter, Buda & Pest tours, and the Foodie tour. All were delightful. Julia was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Budapest and was always prompt and courteous. I cant recommend her enough. If I ever return to Budapest I’d definitely get another tour with Julia.

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