Our city has an exciting history, amazing views and architecture, a flourishing cultural life and refreshing thermal baths. A comprehensive tour with coffee and lunch breaks in charming cafés and restaurants.
Proposed programme for a complete day
In case you can dedicate only half a day to the tour it can be shortened accordingly.
Starting point: city centre or your hotel
Short walk along the Andrássy Avenue, our most beatiful boulevard, recognised as a World Heritage Site, with the Millenium Underground running under it – the first underground line in continental Europe
Some of the interesting sights on the avenue:
- Opera House – a great architectural piece of art and one of our most important musical centres
- Theatre District – a small area including some exquisite theatres, the Moulin Rouge, the Operetta Theatre, the Academy of Music, and many charming cafés and good restaurants.
- House of Terror – a very interesting museum about the dark moments of the 20th century, with a monument of the “Iron Curtain” and a piece of the Berlin Wall.
Heroes’ Square – Budapest’s most symbolic square, presenting thousand years of Hungarian history
City Park – a large park with impressive sycamore trees hosting among others
- Vajdahunyad Castle – showing the evolution of Hungarian architecture through the centuries in a fairy tale-like atmosphere; one of my favourite places in Budapest:-)
- Széchenyi Bath – one of the largest thermal spas in Europe
After returning to the city centre we visit the St Stephan’s Basilica – the largest church in Budapest, with an amazing view from the terrace running around its dome
Coffee and cake break
Jewish District – We take a short walk in one of the most flourishing areas of Budapest, and have a glimpse into the past and present of the neighbourhood.
Optional visit in the Great Synagogue
We cross the Danube and start discovering the hilly Buda side.
Citadella and Statue of Liberty – We climb to the top of the Gellért hill and reach the Statue of Liberty, one of the symbols of Budapest. You can enjoy an amazing view of the city from this beautiful and green area.
Castle District – We will get inspired by the narrow streets, old houses and the historical atmosphere of this neighbourhood that was once a dwelling place for our kings. Our walk includes among others the Matthias Church, the Fishermen’s Bastion and the courtyards of the Royal Castle.
Optional visit in the Matthias Church
Chain Bridge – We return towards the city centre across the Chain Bridge: our oldest permanent bridge, another beautiful symbol of the city.
Hungarian Parliament – At our last stop we will be marveling at the largest building of our country
We can finish the tour with another coffee and cake or with a dinner in a nice restaurant.
Includes: full-day tour guiding
Price: 150 EUR / group (up until 7 persons)
Includes: full-day tour guiding, coffee/tea and cake stop, lunch, entrance to a beautifully renovated Turkish Bath, 24-hour travel card
Price: 240 EUR / 2 persons, 330 EUR / 4 persons (ask for a quote in case of different group size)
Please contact me for any further details.