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Private Tour of Budapest & Hungary History with Cafe Stop

Magpie ID: DHJNAR
Location: Budapest
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 210 minutes

Currency: GBP
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Budapest
Summary

Take an in-depth historical walking tour of Budapest with a private guide and see key locations and cultural artifacts from Hungary's communist era. Your expert guide will explain Hungary's turbulent recent history-from the rule of Big Brother to the fall of the Iron Curtain. 

Description
Visit the area surrounding the Hungarian Parliament Building and hear stories about WWI, WWII, the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Walk along the streets of Budapest and stop at a private exhibition space to get an idea of daily life under communist rule.
A complete overview of Hungary and the Hungarians from the the origins up to modern day!
Visit the area surrounding the Hungarian Parliament Building and hear stories about WWI, WWII, the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Walk along the streets of Budapest and stop at a private exhibition space to get an idea of daily life under communist rule.
A complete overview of Hungary and the Hungarians from the the origins up to modern day!

Delve into the past of Hungary and the Hungarians, Budapest and the evolution of the city you see today. Your guide takes you on a historical journey from the ancient times of the people who occupied the land known today as Hungary, right up until the modern day.
 
Discover the history of the people, the country and state and culture. From the Celtic times through history of the region. Learn about Attila the Hun and his real relation to the modern day Hungarians. The Roman empire and the settlements of Pannonia. The 150 years of Ottoman rule/occupation, the struggle to be free and the historical marks it left on the city, the country, the people and the language.

Hear all about the struggle to flourish under the Habsburg empire leading to the great compromise, and then into WWI and the loss of two-thirds of Hungary's territory after the Treaty of Trianon. Go on to learn about why Hungary entered WWII with the Nazis, and the effect the WWII battles and sieges had on Budapest.

Towards the end of the tour we teach you all about the rise of communism and the Stalinist rule which bled the country of new property and freedoms. The short lived freedom fighting and 1956 revolution, the marches, protests and then the great battles with men versus Soviet tanks fought in the famous street battles. We then go to our own private exhibition room where we will introduce you to the real features of a Hungarian home through relics to typical furniture and furnishings. Furthermore we have an extensive collection of many communist related relics, such as red and blue passports, party member's registration book, pins, medals, currency and huge placards to help your understanding of the propaganda we once lived under!

We finish the tour learning about big brother's political changes at Perestroika leading to Hungary eventually running free elections and the change of an era into capitalism and what is today's modern Hungary.

Commentary English: Guide
Included
Private English speaking guide
Coffee or soft drink with 2 homemade pastries
Public transport tickets during the tour
Many stops for photos and questions
Excluded
Entry fees to sights and museums
Food and beverages except where noted
Transport to the meeting point or from the conclusion point
Gratuity/tip
Know before you book Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Participants will need to be fit for light continuous walking, for up to 3 hours
Important notice: Visiting the exhibition room requires the ability to climb one story of stairs (with handrail)
Supplier not responsible for unforeseen delays or accidents
Know before you go Tour goes in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately.
Additional Information

Operating Info:

Booking Cut-off No booking cut-off applies
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Location

Type: Starts location
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Address: Your Central Budapest Hotel, Budapest, HU
Notes:
Start Location Notes Your Central Budapest Hotel, Budapest, HU

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Pricing

PRICING RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 18-64 years £39.42 Available on request

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