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It has been 20 years since the Berlin Wall came down, but one communist achievement still lives on – the Trabant. A product of the former East German auto making industry, the Trabant was the most common vehicle in the communist bloc. Despite its lackluster performance and smoky two-stroke engine, the car is regarded with affection as a symbol of the fall of communism. Feeling adventurous? Rent a Trabant in Budapest!
Rent-A-Trabant Kft. offers Trabant rentals, Budapest sightseeing and out of Budapest Trabant tours, team building, track races, tresure hunts, Trabant transfers and other tailor made programs, including wine tours to the Etyek-Buda Wine Region.
Pre-registration is required for all Rent-A-Trabant tours and we have made it easy to reserve your spot using the form below.
Classic Trabant Tour
During the Classic Tour you'll have a chance to see Budapest's most popular sights and learn how to drive the mighty Trabant, the two-stroke 'marvel' of a car that used to be the most common vehicle in the communist bloc. The route includes most major sights of Budapest, such as the Parliament Building, Heroes' Square, Andrássy Avenue, Chain Bridge, and the Citadel.
Duration: 2-3 hours
Price per car: EUR 150 (the Trabant fits 1-3 people)
Price includes: 3-hour city tour with a Trabant, 1 guide/car, how to drive a Trabant lesson, and fuel for 100 km
Visiting Memento Park
The Classic Trabant Tour can be combined with a visit to Memento Park where old gigantic statues of Hungary's Communist period (1949-1989) are exhibited. You can see sculptures of Lenin, Marx, Engels and several Hungarian Communist leaders. The tour takes about 0,5-1 hour and the entrance fee is an additional EUR 5 per person.
Wine tasting in the Etyek-Buda Wine Region
Additionally, the Classic Tour can be combined with a short wine tour to the Etyek-Buda Wine Region. You can enjoy a sommelier guided cellar tour, a selection of local wine and a 3-course traditional Hungarian dinner. The tour takes 2 hours and the tasting costs an additional EUR 25 per person.
Retro Trabant Tour
This city discovery tour takes you back to the 70's and 80's. It starts with some refreshments at one of the few bars that survived the various waves of modernization. You'll then set-out on a tour of what remains of the communist urban landscape and architecture in Budapest. During your drive around the city, there'll be plenty of opportunity to check out vintage shops, browse through artifacts, and get to know retro Hungarian brands. Next, you'll take a Trabant ride to Memento Park, a Communist-themed outdoor museum. The tour ends with a Hungarian Fröccs (wine-spritzer) in one of Budapest's most famous 'ruin pubs'.
Duration: 3-hour guided tour (by Trabant and on-foot)
Price per car: EUR 180 (the Trabant fits 1-3 people)
Price includes: coffee in a retro bar, 1 guide/car, how to drive a Trabant lesson, fuel for 100 km, and one Fröccs
Note: entrance fee to Memento Park is an additional EUR 5 per person
- A visit to the Ecseri Flea Market to hunt for some communist relics (free of charge)
- A ‘CCCP’ pizza at the Marxim pub (EUR 6 per person)
Gastro, Design and Thermal Bath Tour
This tour features many attractions Budapest is famous for: historic sights, traditional Hungarian dishes, the emerging Hungarian design scene, the oldest 'ruin pub' and one of the most famous thermal baths - and all this with a Trabant! The tour starts by visiting the main landmarks in Budapest (including the Parliament Building, Chain Bridge, Buda Castle and the Citadel), followed by a visit to the Central Market Hall. Here, you can taste Lángos, a delicious deep fried flat bread. Next up you'll visit some boutiques and design studios to get acquainted with contemporary Hungarian fashion and design. Then you'll visit Budapest's oldest ruin pub. The tour ends at the famous Széchenyi Thermal Baths where you can relax and enjoy the healing waters.
Duration: about 6 hours
Price per car: EUR 190 (the Trabant fits 1-3 people)
Price includes: 2-hour city tour with a Trabant, visit to the Central Market Hall, 1-hour walking tour, Hungarian Fröccs (wine-spritzer) at a famous 'ruin pub', 1 guide/car, how to drive a Trabant lesson, and fuel for 100 km
Note: entrance fee to Széchenyi Baths is extra
During this program you can discover Hungary's countryside and enjoy a whole day driving a Trabant on your own. First, you’ll learn how to drive a Trabant, then let the Treasure Hunt begin! The ride leads trough medieval towns and scenic routes.
Duration: 3-4 hours
Price per car: EUR 135 (the Trabant fits 1-4 people)
Price includes: treasure hunt instructions, how to drive a Trabant lesson, and fuel for 100 km
Note: there is no guide, you drive around on your own
Maneuver your way through Rent A Trabant’s paintball field! The venue, a 10,000-square-meter ex-socialist compound, is home to several indoor and outdoor playing fields, including a rally course. Enjoy driving around in a Trabant, playing paintball in professional gear. A free add-on sightseeing tour to Szentendre is also available. Soviet Paintball is unlike any other paintball experience.
Duration: 3-4 hours
Price per car: EUR 130 (the Trabant fits 1-4 people), the paintball equipment costs an additional EUR 25 per person
Price includes: how to drive a Trabant lesson and fuel for 100 km
Minimum participants: 4 people
- 1-hour sightseeing tour of Szentendre (free of charge)
Reserve Your Rent-A-Trabant Tour
We have partnered with Rent-A-Trabant to make it easy to reserve a spot in one of their tours. Simply fill out the form below and Rent-A-Trabant will respond directly.
Rent-A-Trabant's Contact Info:
Phone: (+36-30) 946-3484