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  • Budapest: E-Bike Guided Tour and Castle Hill

    1. Budapest: E-Bike Guided Tour and Castle Hill

    Explore the beautiful city of Budapest in the most relaxed way possible, by E-bike. Follow your local, enthusiastic guide to some of the most famous sights in the city and learn interesting facts about each location.  Ride your bike to the Chain Bridge and climb up to the stunning Castle Hill, where you can experience incredible views over the city. Descend back down to the Danube and journey alongside the famous river. Spend some time on Margaret Island, before you visit the Hungarian Parliament Building. Travel to Freedom Square and admire St. Stephen's Basilica. Venture down Andrassy Avenue and view the Hungarian State Opera House and the House of Terror on the way. End your tour at Hősök tere, one of the major squares in Budapest, and spend some time in City Park before you return to the office. 

    This was a fantastic way to see Budapest highlights and get a general overview for the city. Our guide, Andy, was very knowledgeable about the history of the city/ country, a lot of incidental information. The ride was easy, we had e bikes and they were comfortable and easy to ride, not much effort at all. The tour was one of the best we have been on. Would definitely recommend this company/ tour. Thanks Andy, great afternoon!!

  • Budapest: Comfortable 3.5-Hour Guided E-Bike Tour

    2. Budapest: Comfortable 3.5-Hour Guided E-Bike Tour

    Explore Budapest, the so-called "Paris of the East," on a comfortable on a brand new e-bike from the leading German manufacturer, Kalkhoff. First up, take in the full-length of the Andrássy Avenue passing the Hungarian State Opera House, the House of Terror, and arrive at Heroes' Square. You can be sure your guide will have all the stories along the way. From Heroes' Square, continue into City Park where you’ll be surprised by a fake castle and the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, the largest and most popular in the city. The trip continues with highlights like the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music and the Jewish Quarter before diving into the downtown area.  See and learn about St. Stephen's Basilica, largest church in Budapest. In the heart of the financial district lies Liberty Square with a bloody history and a disputed Holocaust memorial. From here it is not far to the Hungarian Parliament Bui...

    Excellent activity, our guide spoke English very well, a very nice person and well informed about the history of the city.

  • Budapest: House of Terror Guided Tour

    3. Budapest: House of Terror Guided Tour

    Visit the House of Terror, built in memory of the victims of the fascist and communist dictatorships in Hungary, with a knowledgeable guide to learn more about the dark events that took place here at the helm of the Hungarian secret police. Gain a better understanding from Hungary's complex political background through the exhibits focusing on the 1950s and the brutality that followed the 1956 uprising. Meet your guide in front of the entrance of the building, which was once the seat of AVO (State Protection Authority). Walk through the museum together and learn about Hungary during WWII and the Nazi rule then leading to the Soviet Communist occupation. Th exhibits demonstrate how everyday life was organised under the terror of Communist secret police, how their staff members were recruited, how the general elections were falsified, how the propaganda machinery worked, and all political...

  • Budapest: Haunted Budapest Exploration Game & Tour

    4. Budapest: Haunted Budapest Exploration Game & Tour

    Follow the clues in the app and discover Dracula’s Castle, the House of Terror, the Haunted House, and many other haunted landmarks around Budapest. Read fascinating stories about the different destinations you are led to and uncover events that took place in them, as well as the people who used to live or work there. The quest can be played at any hour but it is recommended that you try it at night, for the full haunted experience. It will take between 1 and 2 hours to complete but there is no time limit so you can finish it at your own pace.  Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions so you will not need a map or GPS. When you get the correct answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. You will not need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and you are ready to go on a haunted adventure. For larger groups, one person c...

    My 13 years old daughter and me had wonderful time during this activity where we had the chance to visit very interesting points of the city such as the city park, the house of horror, the castle etc and to notice many details. We finally spent 2,5 hours full of entertainment and although we walked a lot in a very cold evening we wanted to finish all the questions. The last question was difficult to find so he had to ask for help and the person who was responsible for this was very helpful. Interesting concept!!!!

  • Budapest Half-Day Tour: Life Behind the Iron Curtain

    5. Budapest Half-Day Tour: Life Behind the Iron Curtain

    Take a private full-day tour of sites in Budapest that memorialize Hungary’s time behind the Iron Curtain, and learn about life during that era. Visit the Citadella to learn about the siege of Budapest toward the end of World War II, which was the beginning of the story of the country’s occupation. Admire the Liberty Statue, or Freedom Statue, the huge monument erected in 1947 on Gellert Hill. The Liberty Statue was originally dedicated to the Russian troops, and with a pedestal 26 meters high and the statue another 14 meters it is probably the tallest of its kind in Europe. It’s now considered a universal symbol of freedom and is an important feature in the city’s panorama. You’ll also visit the Terror House, a museum dedicated to those who fell victim during the Communist era (audio-guide included). Other monuments that your guide will show you include statues of famous personaliti...

  • Budapest Private Guided 3-Hour City Tour by Bus

    6. Budapest Private Guided 3-Hour City Tour by Bus

    See the main sights on both parts of the river in Budapest. Walk around the Castle District, enjoy the view from the Citadel, drive along the Andrássy Avenue to Heroes’ Square, passing by many of the sights of the city. Your tour starts after pick-up from your hotel. On the Buda side, stop in the Castle District and during a short walk you will see the main attractions of the area. Walk to the Matthias Church and to the Fisherman’s Bastion. The Gellért Hill (Citadel) provides the most spectacular view of Budapest. On the Pest side, you can see Parliament, St. Stephens Basilica and many other sights. On the way to the Heroes’ Square you can see Adrássy Avenue with the Opera House, the House of Terror and many luxury shops. After that, the drive continues to the City Park. You will pass by the Vajdahunyad Castle, Europe’s largest thermal spa (Széchenyi Bath) and the Budapest Zoo and the ...

  • Communist Budapest: 3-Hour Walk with a Historian

    7. Communist Budapest: 3-Hour Walk with a Historian

    The 3-hour Communist Budapest tour takes you to the sites of crucial events during the strange decades of oppression as well as progress. You’ll get a glimpse into daily life during this era. Start at Bem József Square, where the first large demonstration of the 1956 uprising was held. See a coffeehouse that has retained its original interior from the 1960s. From there, you’ll take the metro to Kossuth Square, and in front of Parliament see the monuments that bear witness to the political and armed conflicts that took place during the 1956 revolution. Take a short walk to Freedom Square, where the Cold War is symbolized by 4 stone structures: the U.S. embassy, a monument to the Soviet army, a statue of President Ronald Reagan, and the entrance to a secret atomic shelter. The metro will take you to one of the 1970s housing estates at the edge of the city center. The housing blocks may ...

    A fascinating guide to the city by an historian who really knows his stuff. This felt like an insider's view of Budapest and it was the highlight of my trip. I would strongly recommend this tour.

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What people are saying about House of Terror

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 13 reviews

It was my first E-Bike-Sightseeing and I can highly recommend! My Guide E.T. was just great, we had a lot of fun biking throug buda and pest. his knowledge was hudge and he shared a lot of interesting stories about hungarian history, buuldings, views, culture, lifestyle, queens kings and heroes, and also broweries. he also had a lot of tips for going out and what to taste. the little break in a bar on the margarethen-insel was very nice.

Hello, the three of us had a very varied and beautiful exploration tour with Thomas. Absolutely safe and stress-free, we were able to drive to almost all the sights and enjoy the different views. Thomas has a lot to report on all stations and on the history of Hungary and Budapest, so we were able to combine everything well, a real recommendation with top 5 stars Stephan

Excellent activity, our guide spoke English very well, a very nice person and well informed about the history of the city.

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Friendly. professional and knowledgeable.

Wonderful tour and optimal explanation of the sights. Highly recommended!