Tipsy Lenin Tour from Budapest
The Tipsy Lenin Tour is a complex tour with lot of experiences. You first visit the very popular Statue Park which is an outstanding outdoor exhibition of the communist era statues, which were removed from Budapest after the collapse of communism. Your guide will explain how communism started in Hungary including the reasons and the effects. Learn how the Hungarian people lived in the communist dictatorship, listen to interesting stories about jammed radio stations, banana lines, black markets and illegal unemployment. See the monumental communist statues of persons like Marx and Engels, Lenin and others. Your guide will explain what the statues are about, what they symbolize, what propaganda they were spreading.
After the Statue Park the tour continues to the nearby Budapest wine cellar system which is one of the largest in the world, with a length of more than 30 kilometres inside of a limestone hill. The history of the wine cellar system goes back to more than 250 years and you can see very old wood curved oak casks, including the third largest oak cask of the world, the famous blessed Saint Stephan cask. The guided walk inside the cellar system takes 30 to 40 minutes and you can also learn about wine making and ask questions. After the walk you will visit a wine tasting room, used for wine competitions and auctions and taste 10 to 12 special Hungarian wine from different regions. Try the most famous dessert wine of Hungary, Tokay, and the red wine Bull's Blood and learn about the way the make them. This is an interactive wine tasting for 1 to 1.5 hours and here you can talk to other travellers, share stories, learn and have fun. Includes unlimited wine and after the wine tasting your guide will accompany you to the minibus and drive you back to the meeting point of the tour.
May 01 to October 31
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Departure Point: Tour departs from Erzsebet ter (square) at the steps of Godor club, behind the pool. This is next to Deak ter, the junction of all metro lines.
Departure Time: 11:00am
Hotel Pickup: Not provided
- Transport by minibus
- Live guide
- All inclusive (ticket, wine tasting and nibbles)
- Optional gratuity
- This tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance of your travel date
- Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
- Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
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