3 Best Budapest Alternative Tours 2021 - Best Tours in Budapest

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Spies & Masters: Cold War Tour of Budapest
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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30 EUR

Spies & Masters: Cold War Tour of Budapest

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Zigzag with me across the city and learn how the Hungarian secret police (ÁVO) tried to honeytrap, blackmail, and compromise Western diplomats and their Hungarian contacts during the dark days of communism. Feel the history that’s still with us behind the renovated façades and trendy shop windows.
From
30 EUR
Travel around Budapest in 15 statues
Tour ∙ 2.5 hrs
 ∙ From 
15 EUR

Travel around Budapest in 15 statues

Wandering through the streets and squares of Budapest you will come across a number of statues and memorials. What do these statues tell us about Budapest, its past, its present, and why not, its future?
From
15 EUR
Bloody Tales from within the Castle Walls (Kings, Vampires and Killers)
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
 ∙ From 
18 EUR

Bloody Tales from within the Castle Walls (Kings, Vampires and Killers)

This tour takes you to the charming and most intimate places of the city of Budapest: the Buda castle courts. A journey into the dark history of XV and XVII century, with stories of Battles, Vampires and Myths that lie between fantasy and chilling truth.
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18 EUR

Customer feedback about Alternative Tours in Budapest

Rating 4.9 based on 8 reviews

Great tour!
The tour was very interesting and thorough! One of the best tours I have ever been on. I felt very welcomed and would recommed this tour to anybody!
Spies & Masters: Cold War Tour of Budapest
Fascinating and insightful
Ivan is a great guide - hugely knowledgable on the subject and has some fascinating stories to bring to life the cold war era as you walk around beautiful Budapest.

From the beginning, Ivan had us hooked with tales of the people involved on both sides and how the various move and counter-move activities between the East and West played out - honey-traps, bribery and general coercion tactics.

If you are interested in a unique way to explore the city, absorb the history of the cold war and how it affected Budapest whilst having genuinely interesting conversations about people and politics (including the current state of European affairs (Brexit, Orban, popularism etc.) - you'll be in good hands with Ivan.
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Don’t miss this experience
This tour is a one of a kind experience using first source material. Photos and stories of Cold War Budapest as seen through the eyes of US embassy and military personnel. The material Ivan has found along with the interviews he has done will leave you with a much deeper understanding of the 1956 uprising as well as how the Russians and Americans conducted intelligence operations during the 1950s and 60s. This is truly an insider view and should not be missed.
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Even if I am not an expert or very enthusiastic about the topic, I really enjoyed this tour. Why? Because, opposite to what happens in most of the tours, I didn't just hear a general story but a bunch of incredible spy stories in the locations they took place. The guide is also very friendly and you can see how passionate he is about the topic.
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I found the tour historically accurate and extremely engaging. Ivan knows how to tell stories. You'll laugh, you'll think, you'll be amazed by normal people who stood up for their beliefs during difficult times and you'll feel pity for the ones forced to sell out in order to survive
Spies & Masters: Cold War Tour of Budapest
Facinating
We found the tour very informative. Our tour guide, Ivan, was easy going and personable and generous with his time and information.
Would definitely recommend and may even sign up again for a second tour.
There’s lots of interesting material to learn about.
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Ivan has a great story to tell
Spies & Masters: Cold War Tour of Budapest
Ivan was a fantastic guide! He was well versed in the subject and tailored the tour to our needs!
Spies & Masters: Cold War Tour of Budapest

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