Communist History Tour with House of Terror Option

Travel back in time to the 45-year long Communist period in Hungary under Soviet military occupation with one of these exciting guided tour options. Meet your tour guide and begin a historical walk from the magnificent Hungarian Parliament, where you will see dramatic monuments, including the one commemorating the many victims of the red dictatorship.
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2 hrs
Group size up to 10 persons
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Travel back in time to the 45-year long Communist period in Hungary under Soviet military occupation with one of these exciting guided tour options.

Choose the morning or the afternoon walking tour options which are identical for their first part as both tours start as a Communism-themed walking tour accross central Budapest. Meet your tour guide and begin a historical walk from the magnificent Hungarian Parliament, where you will see dramatic monuments, including the one commemorating the many victims of the red dictatorship. Continue to Liberty Square, where you will find the Soviet Liberation Memorial, the last Communist monument of the city in its original place. See the famous windows of Budapest, where Hungary's anti-Communist Catholic Church leader Cardinal Mindszenty spent the many years of his exile. Explore the ventilation channels of a secret underground nuclear bunker built in the years of the Cold War. Hear about and see sites of the Hungarian anti-Soviet revolution of 1956.

Choosing the morning walking tour option, after the walk be invited to a 1-hour guided visit in Budapest Retro Center. This unique collection displays street views, typical vehicles, the astronauts of the Soviet-Hungarian space flight, real interior home designs, and thousands of objects from the period of the 1960-1980. The exhibition is arranged over 3 floors in a fun and interactive way. Dress as a Communist comrade, or you can try to be a TV news presenter of the time.

Choosing the afternoon walking tour option, enhance your experience with an additional ticket to the House of Terror Museum and uncover the secrets of the former seat of AVO State Protection Police (the local version of the Soviet KGB) as you visit the site on your own. See how it was faithfully restored to commemorate the many victims of the most brutal period of Communist dictatorship of the 1940s and 50s.

As a third option, select a guided tour in the House of Terror Museum. Follow your tour guide to learn about Hungary from WWII through Nazi rule to Soviet Communist occupation. You will be guided around the life and economy of the 1950s, interrogation and torture cells, the office room of the dreaded director, hear the stories and see the memories of mass deportations, labor camps and political trials, the brave 1956 revolution and its consequences, leading to the end of Communism in 1989.

Important information

Know before you go

• The tour is not provided by the museum. The tour guide is an autonomous professional, not an employee of the museum
• Please do not look for your ticket in the ticket office. You will receive it from your tour guide

This
excursion
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Small group
There will be a maximum of 10 members in the group with you
More benefit
It will cost less than an individual one, but will pass in the same comfort
Guide near
In a small group, you will get more attention from the guide
from €95
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What is included in activity

• Professional tour guide
• Communist-themed walking tour (if the Communist History Walking Tour option is selected)
• Entry ticket to Budapest Retro Experience Center or House of Terror Museum (depending on option selected)

What places you will see

• Hungarian Parliament
• Liberty Square
• the Soviet Liberation Memorial
• Budapest Retro Center
• the House of Terror Museum

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Languages in what activity is performed
English
Directions to meet your guide

Budapest, Kossuth Lajos tér, 1055 Hungary

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Debra
Excellent tour, really enjoyed Flora as the guide she was friendly and very insightful, answering any question. Excellent tour
4 months ago
Donna
Flora was great - very knowledgeable. The house of terror was weak
4 months ago
Alison
The walking tour was very interesting, I didn't get much from the museum experience but our tour guide did his best to explain the significant elements
4 months ago
Penny
Tour-Guide war sehr nett und hat sich bemüht, unsere Fragen zu beantworten. Wir hatten Spass zusammen und können die Tour auf jeden Fall empfehlen!
4 months ago
Christel
We were very late because a previous tour ran out of time but our guide was waiting for us.
4 months ago
Teresa
The information given to us was fantastic.
4 months ago
Eric
Adam was a wonderful guide - informative and had a great historical knowledge. He very generously shared his personal experiences of growing up under a Communist regime. We went to the Communist retro museum afterwards, which was so interesting and so much fun! Highly recommended.
4 months ago
Pascale
Our guide Noémie was truly exceptional. She was able to explain to us in French the whole history of Nazism and Communism on Hungarian life and the terrible repercussions of these dictatorships. The Museum of Terror is an edifying historical testimony that should not be missed. I think that without Noémi's explanations we would not have fully appreciated the impact of these terrible events… I strongly advise you to live this extraordinary experience.
4 months ago
Anthony
Our tour was fantastic, the guide with her local knowledge was very incitful given a first hand account. Exceptional day thank you.
4 months ago
Mathew
amazing, veronica was very knowledgeable on the communism history of hungary and WW2
4 months ago
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