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Hungary's communist era, 'life in the most merry barrack', private tour by car!

Hungary's communist era, 'life in the most merry barrack', private tour by car!

By Budapest Bug - Day Tours
Step back in time to the days of life behind the Iron Curtain on this private tour of Budapest. Learn the story behind the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and how it was tragically crushed. Visit the Citadella where the story of communism in Hungary began, see the monumental Soviet statues in Memento Park, the memorials of the victims near to the Hungarian Parliament, and the House of Terror. Inside visit of House of Terror Budapest is not included! As a more joyful memory of the era visit the Retro Museum Budapest, a newly opened interactive exhibition wish tells how ordinary lifa was behind the Iron Curtain, in the most merry barrack, Hungary!
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 0-99
Duration: 4h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: German, English, Italian, French, Spanish

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transfers in the city
  • Private tour guide
  • entry into Memento Park, when asked
  • Entry/Admission - Memento Park
What's not included
  • Entry/Admission - House of Terror Museum

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • any hotels, accomodations, railway stations, ports, or agreed place can serve as a pick up point
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • MAHART PassNave Passenger Shipping Company. Vigadó Square ship station, Budapest, Budapest Batthyány tér - Budapest Vigadó tér, 1051 Hungary
      Additional pickup options
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
      • Budapest, Széchenyi István tér, 1051 Hungary
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Infant seats available
        • Service animals allowed
        • Near public transportation
        • Stroller accessible
        • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
        • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
        • Wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 20948P50

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 20948P50

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