Hi! I’m Ivan, a 37 year old freelance journalist and author with a passion about history & Budapest and a dislike towards trivial or banal things – even during a city tour.

After years of research I have recently finished writing a book about the activities of the U.S. Legation (Embassy) in Hungary in the darkest days of Communism, from 1945 till the aftermath of the 1956 Revolution – so if you are interested in never heard before spy stories and a gripping tale of a Cold War struggle set in post-war Budapest, while actually seeing where all those things took place, I’ll be happy to show you around. I promise you will see the beautiful landmarks of the city as well in the meantime.

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And of course, we don’t have to talk about the Cold War exclusively all the time if you also have some other things in mind – you can ask me about Mr Orbán, the alternative scene of Budapest, the culture, the cuisine, the Roman times or even Hungarian football. I want to make your experience conforming to your needs, so feel free to contact me if you have special requests. If you feel very lost in the city, we can also meet at your hotel or wherever you are staying instead of the proposed starting point at Libery Square.

Hope to see you soon!

Contact me through this form or directly to historicaltoursbudapest@gmail.com if:

  • you want to book a tour
  • you have any questions
  • you have a special request / specific location you would like to visit