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Budapest: Classic Buda Castle Walking Tour

1. Budapest: Classic Buda Castle Walking Tour

Your tour begins at the Holy Trinity Statue, from where you walk around the magnificent Matthias Church - built in the splendid Gothic style of the 15th century. Next to the cathedral you can admire the Fishermen's Bastion, a fantastic fairy tale structure offering the best view over the Danube and the Hungarian Parliament building. After a pleasant walk on the old cobble-stone streets, leave the residential district to travel to the President's Palace and the Royal Palace complexes. Walk around the courtyards and fountains, and look at the proud guards outside the palace. From the royal terraces you can enjoy the the most stunning views of the other side of the city across the majestic Danube River, with full views of its main bridges: Margaret Bridge, Chain Bridge, Elizabeth Bridge, and Liberty Bridge. After walking back from the Royal Palace, explore the other side of the castle. From the medieval walls you have an excellent view towards the Buda Hills - the western part of the city with its forests and nature parks. Your tour later ends at the tour starting point at the Holy Trinity Statue, in front of the Matthias Church.

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Original Budapest Pub Crawl and VIP Club Entrance

2. Original Budapest Pub Crawl and VIP Club Entrance

Visit the best bars in Budapest on a wild night out in the city center, and discover the famous ruin bars along the way. The night includes a 1-hour open bar, drinking games, free shots, and VIP entry to one of the hottest clubs in the city! Meet interesting people from around the world as you join international party lovers on an exploration of Budapest’s nightlife scene. Your fun and helpful guides will show you the best of Budapest at night for a guaranteed great experience. Start the night with a 1-hour open bar. Then, visit several famous ruin bars with different themes. Enjoy free shots and special drink offers throughout the night, and break the ice with lively drinking games. Socialize with fellow travelers, get insider tips from your local guides, and have fun in the most extraordinary bars Budapest can offer. End the night with VIP entrance to one of the best clubs in Budapest, and dance the night away until the wee small hours of the morning.

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Budapest: Wine, Cheese, and Charcuterie Tasting

3. Budapest: Wine, Cheese, and Charcuterie Tasting

There is no better combination than good wine and cheese - this tasting brings the two together. This annotated tasting experience features five top-notch Hungarian wines, paired with a selection of Hungary’s best artisan cheese and charcuterie, which will introduce you to the increasingly wonderful world of Hungarian wine. The sommelier-led tasting features a carefully curated selection of five great Hungarian wines, which together will give you a broad overview of Hungarian wine, including the history, the major regions, the important varieties, unique characteristics and styles, and promising trends. The final wine in the lineup will be a glass of sweet Tokaj aszú wine, one of the world’s greatest sweet wines (and an essential part of Hungary’s wine story). The tour's focus on indigenous Hungarian grape varieties and unique local styles, means that you may taste wines which you have never even heard of before, and may not easily find elsewhere. The cheese and charcuterie are proudly sourced directly from producers. You will taste things such as mangalica pork sausages, free-range water buffalo salami, smoked duck breast, grey beef sausage, and various styles of cheese.

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Budapest: House of Terror Guided Tour

4. Budapest: House of Terror Guided Tour

Visit the House of Terror, built in memory of the victims of the fascist and communist dictatorships in Hungary, with a knowledgeable guide to learn more about the dark events that took place here at the helm of the Hungarian secret police. Gain a better understanding from Hungary's complex political background through the exhibits focusing on the 1950s and the brutality that followed the 1956 uprising. Meet your guide in front of the entrance of the building, which was once the seat of AVO (State Protection Authority). Walk through the museum together and learn about Hungary during WWII and the Nazi rule then leading to the Soviet Communist occupation. Th exhibits demonstrate how everyday life was organised under the terror of Communist secret police, how their staff members were recruited, how the general elections were falsified, how the propaganda machinery worked, and all political opposition was oppressed. Next you will see the main interrogation and torture chamber of the building, which remained untouched since the 1950s despite the multiple reconstructions of the building. See many documents of the life and economy of the 1950s: the food quota ticket system, the practice of compulsory deliveries and terror against the peasantry. The exhibition leads you to the office room of the dreaded director of the State Protection Authority, with his original desk restored. Go through the "Justice room" to see the process of politically organised show trials against people who were declared enemies of the regime.  The most horrific part of the building is the basement, where a part of the original prison cells were faithfully restored. See the various special rooms: a "wet cell", a "fox hole", a detention cell, a torture chamber and an execution room with a gallow. The last part of the exhibition shows the 1956 national revolution against Soviet occupation and Communist rule, and its consequences, the retaliation and mass emigration. Finally, you will see the Hall of Tears commemorating all of the victims, the Perpetrators' Wall and a memorial of the Soviet troops leaving Hungary in 1991.

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Buda Castle: History & Myths Evening Walking Tour

5. Buda Castle: History & Myths Evening Walking Tour

Away from the crowds of Pest, this informative and educational tour takes you to some of the charming, magical places of the city where Hungarian rulers once toiled deep into the night at the Buda Castle. Hear stories of cruelty and learn the despicable actions of Elizabeth Bathory, the bloody countess. You will also learn how the Romanian prince, Vlad Dracula ended up in the prison of Buda Castle. Join your Gothic-attired guide as they take you on a 2-hour walking tour of the city by night. Learn the history of Old Hungary where, according to legend, "vampires" were born and roamed the streets during this dark period of European history.

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From Budapest: Gödöllő Royal Sissi Guided Tour

6. From Budapest: Gödöllő Royal Sissi Guided Tour

Your 4-hour tour begins with a drive from Budapest to Gödöllö, site of the former summer residence of Queen Elisabeth, who was known as Sissi. This palace is the second-largest Baroque chateau in the world, and an estate that has preserved the atmosphere of 19th century royal splendor. Led by your knowledgeable guide, you’ll enjoy a tour of the renovated castle, and walk along the same hallways, on the same staircases, and through the lovely park as the Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary. At the end of your guided tour, you’ll be transferred back to your central Budapest hotel.

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3-Hour Orientation Walking Tour of Buda and Pest

7. 3-Hour Orientation Walking Tour of Buda and Pest

Enjoy a 3-hour walking tour of the twin cities of Buda and Pest, taking in all the most beautiful views and sights the city has to offer. On the way you'll get an insider's perspective from a local guide who will answer any questions you might have. Discover the local culture of Budapest, and sample the historic delights of the amazing city. The walking tour covers sights such as Saint Stephen's Basilica, Elizabeth Square, Matthias Church, and Buda Castle, as well as the Royal Palace. While the tour is mainly on foot, you will also use the public transport to cross the Danube from Pest to the Buda side. Your guide will give you a highly personalized visit. Learn about the city’s long and often turbulent history, as well as its contemporary culture. Perfect for all types of traveler, including older and younger tourists, this is a fantastic way to experience this vibrant city.

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Budapest: Hungarian Cuisine Tasting Program

8. Budapest: Hungarian Cuisine Tasting Program

Experience Hungarian cuisine beyond goulash, discover what ingredients locals buy for their dishes and what their tips and tricks are for using them with this program.  After meeting your expert local guide, set off on a journey of culinary exploration. Learn about the history of Hungarian cuisine in a central location and sample local delicacies, including charcuterie, artisan bread, spicy sauce and "sweet snails". Get to know about traditional and new-wave coffeehouses, street-food places, market halls and current trends in Hungarian gastronomy from your expert local guide.

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Budapest: 4-Hour Guided Bus Tour with River Cruise

9. Budapest: 4-Hour Guided Bus Tour with River Cruise

Enjoy our 3-hour live guided city tour with professional guides and then an unforgettable sightseeing cruise on the Danube. Your tour begins with a 3-hour Grand City Tour of Budapest. You will pass by the iconic Parliament building before crossing the Danube River by the Margaret Bridge. The coach will take you to the Royal Castle area on the Buda side, where you will enjoy a short walk to the Fisherman’s Bastion and to see the exterior of Matthias Church. Next, the tour continues up the Gellért Hill, where you will have a photo stop and time to take in the great views over all of Budapest. After this stop the coach will take you across the Elizabeth Bridge and along Andrássy Avenue to Heroes’ Square. Pass by the Opera and St. Stephen’s Basilica on the way back to the Intercontinental Hotel - EUrama office where the bus tour ends in order to start the Danube cruise experience. The boat tour departs from dock 6 MAHART and includes 1 stop. Passing by the imposing building of the Parliament you can admire the panorama of the Margaret Island. The Castle District – the Royal Castle - the Matthias Church & the Fisherman’s Bastion are located on the Castle Hill, the Liberty Monument and the Citadel are on the Gellert Hill. Continuing the tour in the southern direction you can see the bridges of Budapest, the National Theatre, the Palace of Arts. Getting back you can see the universities of Budapest, the Central Market Hall. The tour ends in the city center.

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Budapest: 2-Hour Walking Tour

10. Budapest: 2-Hour Walking Tour

Discover the most iconic locations in Budapest on this walking tour of the inner city of Pest. Start your stroll in Marcius 15 Square and admire the Gothic Medieval cathedral of the Great Blessed Lady. Walk along the Duna Corso river promenade and enjoy the beautiful view over the Danube, its bridges, and the Castle of Buda on the opposite side. Pass by the spectacular dance palace Pesti Vigado, and see the historical Gerbeaud Cafe in Vorosmarty Square. Take a stroll through Elizabeth Park and see Budapest Eye, the largest Ferris wheel in Europe. After a short walk, you will arrive at one of the highlights of the tour: St Stephen’s Basilica, with its monumental dome and colonnade.  Continue through the traditional pedestrian streets of the city and see the cute statue of Mr. Safe who will definitely make you smile. Next, arrive at Liberty Square where you will learn about Budapest's traumatic past as a center of Nazi occupation and Communist oppression.  Finish your tour in Kossuth Square and admire the sights surrounding the majestic Hungarian Parliament building. Hear stories of dictatorship and the 1956 revolution. Afterwards, you can pay a visit to the poignant Shoes on the Danube Bank monument or enjoy a stroll along the banks of the river.

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What people are saying about Budapest

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We had Delia as our private guide and we cannot say enough wonderful things about her! Not only was she extremely kind and well-informed, she was patient, accommodating, and extremely intelligent. Dalia new history of Budapest in debth, she eagerly shared all of her knowledge with us! we highly recommend her for any tour of Budapest ❤️

Daniel gave a super tour bringing alive life in Budapest under communism. He was incredibly knowledgeable and personable. I can't say enough good things about him.

Gabriel was a very knowledgeable, articulate and fun guide. He gave us a detailed and interesting tour. We highly recommend him for your castle district tour.

It was really good , really informative and interesting , the guide was very friendly . So if you are visiting Budapest this Guide is a must :)

Haunting but well worth visiting. Great informative guide.