Communism to Democracy with Private Guide and entrance to House of Terror Museum

Magpie ID: GADTPC
API Provider: Rezdy and Redeam
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Location: Budapest
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 2.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size: 10
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights Commence your tour outside the Parliament House and learn the backdrop of Hungarian politics
Visit the Memorial to the 1956 Revolution
Continue your journey through Liberty Square and hear stories of Hungary's Communist past
Explore a collection of retro bars and butcher shops as you wander through the central district
Finish your tour at the House of Terror Museum
Summary
Track the rise and fall of Communism with a local guide who experienced it first-hand
Description

This private walking tour through central Pest will take you through the Hungarian political history of the twenty-first century

 - Commence your tour outside the Parliament House, where you will learn the backdrop of Hungarian politics in the preceding centuries
 - Visit the Memorial to the 1956 Revolution, which subsequently led to the rule of the communists for nearly four decades
 - Continue your journey through Liberty Square and hear stories of Hungary's Communist past
 - Explore a collection of retro bars and butcher shops as you wander through the central district while discussing life under communist rule
 - Finish your tour at the House of Terror Museum (entrance tickets included), where you will see remnants of the Iron Curtain
 - Your guide will depart with you at the museum before you enter, having laid the context for you to enjoy the museum with the complexity and nuance of the country's history

This experience chronologies the turbulent history of communism within Hungary, navigating through the rise and fall of this political regime. Discover how the scars of communism are scattered across the city – through architecture and memorialisation – and form a unique understanding of Hungarian politics.When the Second World War drew to a close, Hungary was a democratic country with several parties for three years, and thereafter declared a People’s Republic, when socialist ideals announced the nation’s goals. By 1950, nationalisation meant the state-controlled a majority of the economy, causing friction between the people and the government. This tumultuous relationship culminated in the 1956 revolution, in which it became clear that Hungary’s unique political structure demanded an individualised form of communism. During the 1960s to the late 80s, Goulash Communism was born, but Hungary faced a transition to western-style democracy in 1989. Since, the country became a parliamentary republic, joined NATO in 1999, and integrated with the EU in 2004

On your tour, you will spend two hours with a private guide journeying through the complex history which led to the rise and fall of communism in Hungary. At the end of your tour, your guide will part with you at the House of Terror Museum after helping you purchase tickets (included). Then, visit the museum at your own pace as you delve into the history of Hungary's two reigns of terror

Included Entrance to the House of Terror Museum
A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group
Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
Excluded Cost of transportation on the day. Your guide will accompany you in a taxi or by public transport
Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend local favourites along the way
Gratuities (optional)
Know before you book This is a walking tour
Cost of transportation on the day is not included. Your guide will accompany you in a taxi or by public transport
Know before you go Please bring comfortable walking shoes
Please bring any medical requirements you need throughout the day
In summer, please remember to bring a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water
Additional Information Not wheelchair accessible
Health Items Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 48 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 10 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Operating Type:

Fixed Times

Season:

Season: From 01-06-2020 To 01-04-2021
Sunday 09:00, 14:00
Monday
Tuesday 09:00, 14:00
Wednesday 09:00, 14:00
Thursday 09:00, 14:00
Friday 09:00, 14:00
Saturday

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 47.508775, 19.045905
Address: István Tisza Monument, Kossuth Lajos tér 16, Budapest, 1055, HU
Notes:
Start Location Notes István Tisza Monument, Kossuth Lajos tér 16, Budapest, 1055, HU
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7025714, -73.99056
Address: 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Notes:
Start Location Notes István Tisza Monument, Kossuth Lajos tér 16, Budapest, 1055, HU
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

Pricing

Other Information

FAQ

Will there be other people on the tour or is it just us?

All of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.,

Are entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?

In the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

What is your cancellation policy?

On tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

Who do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?

At Travel Curious, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

Am I able to book more than one tour?

Absolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

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