A Day in Budapest: Private Tour with Tickets Included
Budapest, Hungary’s capital and the largest city on the River Danube became famous for its spectacular architecture, rich cultural heritage, vast Parliament building, impressive synagogues, delicious local cuisine, and for being the world’s top Spa destination! The 19th-Century Chaine Bridge connects the hilly Old Town of Buda with the flat but vibrant district of Pest. On your full-day tour, your expert local guide will show you some of the most important historical and cultural sites of Budapest - and not to mention some truly breathtaking views.
On your private tour, you will:
- Commence your tour at Heroes' Square by the iconic Millennium Monument with statues featuring the Seven chieftains of the Magyars as well as the Memorial Stone of Heroes.
- Visit two of Europe’s most important synagogues at Dohány Street Synagogue and Rumbach Street Synagogue (if open at the time of the tour);
- Admire the elegance of St Stephen's Basilica, a neoclassical cathedral (tickets included) named for the first King of Hungary;
- See the scale and opulence of the Hungarian Parliament Building - which contains the Crown of St Stephen;
- Discover Budapest’s stunning array of architectural styles, from the Turkish era to Art Nouveau;
- Enjoy the buzz of Pest, a vibrant cultural hub on the eastern banks of the Danube;
- Take a well-deserved, relaxing lunch break at Bisztró Csárda (Lunch not included);
- Head to Buda District and enjoy the calm and historic vibe of Buda with its characterful streets;
- Find out what drove Buda and Pest to unify as one large capital city;
- Walk up to Castle Hill, which offers phenomenal panoramic views of the city and over the river;
- Learn about the Buda Castle, by the imposing equestrian Statue of Prince Eugene of Savoy;
- Visit the Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church with tickets included;
- End your tour at Fisherman's Bastion where you are free to enjoy the panoramic views of the city at your leisure.
Explore the beautiful city of Budapest, a great city of the Renaissance, situated majestically on the Danube River. Budapest is famous for its stunning array of architecture and fairytale towers displayed extravagantly all over the city from the castle to the opulent parliament building; for its abundance of luxury thermal spas and vast network of underground caves; for its gastronomy; and for its rich artistic and cultural heritage.
Budapest is the cultural, political, and economic hub of Hungary. The mighty Danube River neatly dissects the city, with the old town of Buda extending into the hills on the west bank and Pest sitting in the lowlands to the east. As Hungary’s largest city, Budapest is multi-cultural and multi-ethnic thanks to its long and complex history beginning with the Romans, and the legacies of the Asiatic conquest, Mongol invasion, Ottoman siege, German control, and Soviet rule. Your guide will talk you through the many trials and tribulations of the city, and the story of how Buda and Pest were eventually united as one city.
Enjoy exploring both sides of the city; start at the Heroes' Square and learn about the iconic Millennium Monument with statues featuring the Seven chieftains of the Magyars as well as the Memorial Stone of Heroes. Walk around trendy Pest home to the largest Parliament building in the world, its height is matched by the imposing St Stephen’s Basilica, and the Great Synagogue is also one of the largest places of worship for the Jewish faith in the world.
Then head across the river to the old town of Buda, with spectacular views from the castle. Enter Matthias Church and end your tour at Fisherman’s Bastion where you can admire the panoramic views at your leisure.