Hammer & Sickle Tour (DB2)

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Hammer & Sickle Communist Times Tour – 3.5 hours (DB2)

The way it was comrade!

  1. Bits of communist History of Hungary
  2. Buda castle area, history of occupation.
  3. World War I with Red Hungary – 120 days of communism
  4. World War II – Nazi take over, Deportation
  5. Start of communism to how we lived during communism
  6. Visit to private exhibition room
  7. 1956 Revolution insight
  8. Free Exhibition on how life was under the iron curtain with real life artifacts and relics
  9. Fall of the Iron Curtain, free elections and promotion to democracy
  10. Communist History of Hungary

The Hammer and Sickle tour - the way it was comrade! Written and raved about in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal and other major newspapers around the world. This tour takes you on a journey back to the times about how life was like during our 50 years of communism in Hungary with the events before, during and after all building Hungary as we see it today through the occupations!

An in-depth overview of the Buda Castle district, with a walk through the area of the historical occupations of Hungary. Red History WWI – the short lived worker’s party revolution that led to the first 120 days of communist rule, before being crushed.

WWII & 1956 Revolution – Starting with a tour of the Castle district we drop back in time, visit the Fishermans Bastion and talk about the history and events that lead to the start of WWII and the installation of a communist government. After delving through the history we walk through significant areas in inner Pest that reflect the historical points and sites.




Communism Real Life facts and items in a private exhibition room – After various sightseeing stops in the city we will visit a private exhibition of how life was like during the socialist times. Here you see a realistic room filled with items from everyday use with emphasis on a collection of socialist and communist elements such as passports, party member books, medals, awards and much more.


We summarize how it (communism) all started here, how big brother told us what to do and what not to do. We will teach you about how life was like behind the iron curtain. How children were brought up, what families lived like, how we could travel, where we could travel, how long it took to get a passport and many other interesting experiences from black markets to banana lines.

Our walking tours are small and generally do not have more than 15 participants, making them interactive and personal and giving you plenty of chances to ask questions and get to know your guide.


1 February 2014 - 31 January 2015 - 14:30 daily

Minimum 2 people required per booking


3 hours

Meeting Point

From 2013 Feb 1st Meeting point: Buda Castle District I, Szentháromság tér 7-8.

Conclusion Point

Tour ends at our tour center behind the Opera House


Private English speaking guide, entry to Budapest castle district’s Fishermans Bastion, entry to private exhibition room about communist times.


Food and beverages, gratuity/tip.

Infant Policy


Children Policy

Kids with paying adult 17 yrs and younger free

Terms / Info

Ability to climb 1 flight of stairs (10-12), walk continuously at reasonable pace for 2-3 hrs with frequent stops. Tour goes in all weather conditions, not responsible for unforeseen delays or accidents.
Booking Terms and Cancellation Points: Programs cancelled within 3 days of travel date incur 100% cancellation penalty where no refunds for any reasons are given. No show or non-participation on tour/program is considered non-refundable for any reason.

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