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Budapest: 3-Hour Live Guided Sightseeing Tour

1. Budapest: 3-Hour Live Guided Sightseeing Tour

Learn about 1,000 years of Hungarian history as you see the city's most important sites! This 3-hour guided city tour begins at the Chain Bridge. On the drive to the Buda side of the Danube, you’ll pass by the spectacular Parliament Building and cross the River by the Margaret Bridge. Your first stop is in the Castle District for a short walk to see the area’s main attractions. You’ll visit Matthias Church and the Fishermen’s Bastion, the perfect spot for enjoying spectacular views of the surrounding area. Following your visit to the Castle District, the tour continues with a drive to the Citadel atop Gellért Hill. You’ll marvel at the panoramic views of the city from here. You’ll then travel over the Elizabeth Bridge to the Pest side to see the famous Central Market Hall and Europe’s largest synagogue, followed by a drive to the city park. Along the way, pass the largest thermal spa in Europe and the Budapest Zoo, then stop at Heroes’ Square, where you’ll find statues of famed Hungarian kings and dukes. The tour continues from here down Andrássy Avenue to downtown Pest, passing the Opera House and St. Stephen’s Basilica.

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Budapest Half-Day Tour: Life Behind the Iron Curtain

2. Budapest Half-Day Tour: Life Behind the Iron Curtain

Take a private full-day tour of sites in Budapest that memorialize Hungary’s time behind the Iron Curtain, and learn about life during that era. Visit the Citadella to learn about the siege of Budapest toward the end of World War II, which was the beginning of the story of the country’s occupation. Admire the Liberty Statue, or Freedom Statue, the huge monument erected in 1947 on Gellert Hill. The Liberty Statue was originally dedicated to the Russian troops, and with a pedestal 26 meters high and the statue another 14 meters it is probably the tallest of its kind in Europe. It’s now considered a universal symbol of freedom and is an important feature in the city’s panorama. You’ll also visit the Terror House, a museum dedicated to those who fell victim during the Communist era (audio-guide included). Other monuments that your guide will show you include statues of famous personalities of the era, including Marx, Lenin, and Ostapenko. The Memorial of the Hungarian-Soviet Friendship, and many others erected from 1945-1989, were relocated from the city to the open-air museum of Memento Park. The collection of 42 pieces includes the 6-meter-high statue of the Liberation Army Soldier as well. Finish the tour with a more joyful memory of the era with a ride on the Children’s Railway in the Buda hills. Originally known as the Pioneer’s Railway, it opened in 1949, operated by children aged 10-14 years.

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From Budapest: Danube Bend Full-Day Private Tour with Lunch

3. From Budapest: Danube Bend Full-Day Private Tour with Lunch

This 8-hour private tour departs from Budapest by air-conditioned minibus to explore 3 pearls of the Danube Bend. One of the most famous rivers in the world, the River Danube flows for 1,785 miles through the European continent, passing some of its most majestic cities. In Hungary, a curve in the river near the city of Visegrád has been given the name the Danube Bend. Flanked by the Transdanubian Mountains on one side and the North Hungarian Mountains on the other, it is a spectacular region rich in forests and limestone caves and home to an abundant viticulture On this tour you will explore 3 historic places of the Danube Bend with your personal guide. Drive to the handsome city of Esztergom, former capital of Hungary from the 10th to the 13th-Century and situated on the border with Slovakia. Its cathedral, the Esztergom Basilica, is the largest church in Hungary. Continue to Visegrád, a small castle town on the right bank of the Danube. Here you will explore the remains of the Royal Palace and visit the citadel of Visegrád Castle. Take some souvenir photos of the Danube Bend from the castle’s fantastic elevated vantage point. You will enjoy a 3-course lunch in a local restaurant at Visegrád before continuing to the medieval town of Szentendre. Well known for its art scene, you will stroll through the charming streets, lined with contemporary art galleries, craft shops and boutique stores. From May through the end of September, you can return to Budapest from Szentendre on a boat cruise along the Danube if required. The boat leaves Szentendre at 17:00. There is no boat on Monday. The boat cruise is optional, so you can decide it on the spot, whether to return by boat or by car with your tour guide. 

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Budapest: Half-Day Highlights Small Group Private Tour

4. Budapest: Half-Day Highlights Small Group Private Tour

Book a private guide and driver in Budapest for up to 6 people and see the sights you want to see. Traveling in comfortable air-conditioned minivans (other vehicles are available for larger groups on request), you will visit the classic sites of the city, such as the Citadella, Liberty Statue, Buda Castle and more. Learn about life in the imperial city during the days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and discover what life was like behind the Iron Curtain during the Communist era. Go to the Romanesque Matthias Church in front of the Fishermen's Bastion of the Castle District, and get close-up views of its soaring tower. Travel down Andrássy út (Andrássy Avenue), Budapest’s most iconic boulevard. Pause at the vast Heroes’ Square to see the Millennium Memorial. Continue to City Park, part of Budapest’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, and discover the oldest underground train line in the city, part of the 2nd oldest underground system in the world.

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Budapest in a Day Private Luxury Sightseeing Tour

5. Budapest in a Day Private Luxury Sightseeing Tour

Take a fascinating full-day tour of Hungary’s capital city, and see all the sights that make Budapest so famous. Visit UNESCO World Heritage monuments, and discover hidden treasures on a tailor-made trip by luxury Mercedes or Audi vehicle. Following a pick-up from your hotel or private residence, explore the history and culture of the city through the eyes of a local guide. Go in search of hidden gems, alongside world-famous attractions, such as Heroes’ Square. Hear stories from Budapest’s tumultuous history, and experience the pleasant atmosphere of its beautiful parks. Go to Szechenyi Baths to marvel at Europe’s largest medicinal baths, and explore picturesque Vajdahunyad Castle. See the opulent State Opera House, and the splendid façade of St. Stephen’s Basilica. Ascend Castle Hill to look at the 700-year-old Matthias Church. Then, enjoy panoramic views from the terrace and towers of the Fisherman’s Bastion. Get a spectacular panorama of the River Danube and the Pest side at the summit of Gellert Hill. Learn the legend of Bishop Gellért, and the history of the citadel and Statue of Liberty. Transfer back to the city center to visit the largest indoor market in Budapest. Along the way, enjoy a traditional lunch, and some free time to shop. In the afternoon, explore the Jewish Quarter to see Europe’s largest synagogue. Then, transfer back to your hotel in style.

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What people are saying about Citadella

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4.4 / 5

based on 2,489 reviews

On arrival we were met in the tourist office by 3 of the most sullen girls I’ve ever come across. Not good as the first impression can make or break the whole day. A smile and pleasant manner go a long way. However, the tour was excellent as was Robert our guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of Hungarian history. The mini bus was comfortable and warm, which was great as it was a chilly day. Would recommend this activity when in Budapest. Just go straight on the bus though not via the tourist office.

Very nice tour with many interesting facts from very skilled guide. If you are coming for 2-3 days to Budapest, take it as a first thing you will do to orient yourself in the city. Many thanks to Gregory, he was a great guide!

Perfect size small mini bus with great driver/guide. Saw all the sights of Buda and Pest and we were given all relevant information and history which added to our enjoyment. Highly recommend this tour and company.

My luck was to have a very very good guide (woman), the visit was very pleasant not at a run, the person took the time to explain my different monuments and the history of the country

We greatly enjoyed the trip. It provided an excellent overview of Budapest & Attila was a great Guide.