- Historical Tour
- 3,5 hrs.
- 12 km
- 12 stops
- Live Guide
Duration: approx. 3,5 hours
Meeting point: 14:00 at Szt. István tér, Basilica
Price: EUR 35,00 / Huf 12500 / GBP 30 (ask for a group discount)
Easy Booking: By email without downpayment or credit card.
Tours only take place upon request and are only guaranteed if you book by email.
Corona Virus update: Bike tours are safe, as we move outdoors and natural distance is kept by the character of a bike tour. No mask required, we want to see your 🙂 . Bikes are disinfected regularly!
What are we going to see?
Join us and dive into a time (not so) long bygone and and certainly not forgotten, when one couldn’t easily take pictures without consequences and the concept of bike paths was still entirely foreign.
Let us show you some of the remarkable reminders of communism spread throughout Budapest: old monuments, prefabricated buildings, and old industries that were widespread and popular in the times of communism. This tour will show you both sides of the Danube, Margaret Island and all the central bridges with amazing views.
To freshen up at the end of the tour, the price includes a refreshment at a cute retro café.
St. Stephens Basilica: History and Puskas, best soccer player in communism
Szabadság Tér: The 1956 Revolution, Soviet Monument
Parliament and Kossuth Square, where the 1956 Revolution against Communist rule started
Margaret island: Communist monument, Palatinus pools – built to relax the working class
Obuda prefabricated buildings: destruction of old buildings, biggest socialist style prefab building of Hungary
Ganz Industrial Museum
Millenáris Park: steel industry until 1989, now a vivid cultural centre
Batthány ter: HEV local train station with historic East Gearman railcars
The Gellért Bath and the Cave Church, which was closed down by the communists
Great Market Hall and former Karl Marx University
Vaci utca: only pedestrian shopping area during communism
Deak Square with the Central Bus Station in Communism, now the Design Terminal