Art & History
1 year ago
Discover the stunning beauty of Budapest on a morning tour which will take you to all the important sites and landmarks of this magnificent city as you get a brief overview of the last 1000 years of Hungarian history. Starting at the Chain Bridge, you will pass by the beautiful Parliament building and will take the Margaret Bridge to drive over to the Buda side. The first stop of you tour will be at the Castle District, where you will go on a short walk to see the main attractions in the area. Then you will walk to Matthias Church situated in front of the Fishermen’s Bastion, a neo-Gothic/Romanesque terrace built on the Buda bank with 7 towers representing the 7 tribes which settled in the area. Next, you will cross the Elisabeth Bridge to Pest to check out the famous Central Market Hall, followed by the largest Synagogue in Europe and the City Park. You will pass by Europe’s largest thermal spa and the Amusement Park, after which you will stop at Heroes’ Square. Lastly, you will take the Andrássy Avenue to downtown Pest, passing by the Opera House and the St. Stephen’s Basilica on your way.
Delve into the warm culture, old traditions and rich history of Budapest while your guide shows you everything you need to see in this bustling city, split by the Danube River. After getting picked up from your hotel, you will go on a walking tour in City Park to see the main attractions such as Heroes' Square, the famous Széchenyi Thermal Bath and the stunning Vajdahunyad Castle. Next, you will go to Andrássy Avenue which is one of Budapest’s most famous boulevards, on the way to the beautiful Opera House and the Synagogue of Dohány Street. Then you will head to St. Stephen’s Basilica before checking out the stunning House of Parliament perched on the side of the river. Afterwards, you will go on another walking tour, this time in the Castle District on the Buda side where you will see the main attractions of the area including the Matthias Church and the impressive Fishermen's Bastion. Before ending the tour, you will arrive at Gellért Hill (Citadel), where you will find breathtaking views of the entire city stretched along the banks of the Danube, so make sure you bring a camera along.
Explore all that Buda has to offer on this amazing 2-hour tour which will give you a quick introduction to all the important sites and landmarks of this stunning city. You will start off at the Chain Bridge which connects the Buda side to Pest across the Danube River. Next, you will pass by the exquisite House of Parliament, which is the 3rd largest Parliament building in the world, before crossing the Danube to the Buda side on the Margaret Bridge. Once you get to the Castle District, you will go on a short walk to see the main attractions of the area such as the Matthias Church and the Fishermen’s Bastion, before going up to the Gellért Hill (Citadel). Situated at the altitude of 235 m (771 ft), this hill overlooks the river with breathtaking views of the entire city and the Budapest skyline, so don’t forget to bring a camera! The tour will end at the city center, next to Váci Utca, which is one of the most famous pedestrian streets in central Budapest, filled with restaurants and shops for all tastes.
Take a walk around the picturesque riverside town of Szentendre, known as the Painters’ Town, on this unique tour. Built on medieval ruins, this small baroque town lies at the mouth of the Danube Bend and has become a popular destination for visitors and locals alike. Here you will go on a walking tour along the cobbled narrow streets, passing baroque houses and churches within the historical center. You will also try lángos, a delicious Hungarian specialty of fried flatbread with different toppings such as sour cream with grated cheese, powdered sugar or different types of jam. After your tour, you could go shopping or on an optional visit to some of the town's museums such as the famous Margit Kovács Ceramic Museum or the Confectionery Museum with marzipan figures. You could also browse around or buy some gifts and souvenirs before returning to Budapest by boat (depending on the time of your travel).
Take in the breathtaking views of Esztergom, Visegrád and Szentendre as you sail along the Danube River and delve into Hungary’s rich history on this one-of-a-kind tour. Your first stop will be at Esztergom, the former capital of Hungary which lies across from Slovakia and is the center of the Catholic Church. Here you will visit the largest cathedral in Hungary - the Esztergom Basilica, which is dedicated to Saint Adalbert and Saint Mary of the Assumption and is the burial place of famous cardinals like József Mindszenty. Afterwards, you will stop at Visegrád, a small castle town where a new fortification was constructed in the mid-13th C on top of a hill, offering fascinating panoramic views of the Danube valley. You will have time to grab lunch or go on an optional tour of the castle before heading to Szentendre, a picturesque village known for its rich artistic heritage. You will go on a walking tour along the cobbled narrow streets and baroque houses, after which you could go on an optional visit to some of the museums such as the famous Margit Kovács Ceramic Museum or the Confectionery Museum with intricately-made marzipan figures. Depending on the season, you will return to Budapest by boat.