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Spies & Masters - Cold War Walking Tour Budapest


Free ticket for the tour


€ 40.00 Adult / € 40.00 Child

Tours must be booked in advance by phone or email

Zigzag with your guide across the beautiful inner city of Budapest and learn how the Hungarian secret police (AVO) tried to honeytrap, blackmail and compromise Western diplomats and their Hungarian contacts during the dark days of Communism. Come to know about the secret methods of U.S. diplomats and what it meant for them to serve behind the Iron Curtain. 

Feel the history that is still with us behind the renovated facades and trendy shop windows. You'll get to see where it all happened: secret and not so secret locations where spies, agents and diplomats lived, met and conspired, fighting the Cold War in their own way. We'll also visit some important locations of the 1956 Revolution. 

The walking tour is based on four years of personal research including recently declassified dossiers of the AVO and eyewitness accounts of surviving U.S. diplomats. The stories are supported by a private collection of never-seen-before AVO surveillance photos and pictures taken by American diplomats in the 1950s. 

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+36 30 6960647

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Tours run from May to October only.

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