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Behind the Iron Curtain Tour
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Explore what life in Communist Budapest was like on this Budapest tour. Learn the history of Communism in Budapest, including the Red History and World War II, through your professional and English-speaking guide and exhibits.

Relive the history of Budapest within the last 100 years. Your guide will lead you through an exciting tale of historical events, beginning with the Red Terror or Red Hungary following World War I. The Red Terror was the first 120 days of Communism in Hungary led by the worker's party until it was crushed. Continue through history with the start of World War II and the events that led to the war. Experience the installation of a Communist government while seeing the historical points that reflect this period.

As you conclude your sightseeing in the city, you will explore a private exhibit of typical Hungarian life during Socialist times that includes items such as Communist passports, medals, party member books, and much more. You will be enlightened with regard to the 1956 Revolution and how life was behind the Iron Curtain. See exhibits holding numerous real artifacts and relics from this horrific period. Finally, learn how the Iron Curtain fell and gave rise to free elections and democracy.

This tour is the perfect way to discover the details of Hungary's recent Communist past while experiencing the artifacts first-hand.

Tour Size
Tour Type
Cultural, Scenic
Tour Duration
3 Hours
Tour Departs From
Central Budapest. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Activity Level
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
Casual, comfortable clothing and walking shoes are recommended.
Participants will need to be fit for light continuous walking with short breaks for the duration of the tour. Guests must be able to climb 1 flight of stairs with a handrail to visit the exhibition room. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Children ages 2 and younger may attend the tour free of charge.

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