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Budapest: Classical Music Concert in St Anne's Church

1. Budapest: Classical Music Concert in St Anne's Church

Visit Saint Anne's Roman Catholic Church and listen to the world-famous compositions of artists such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Vivaldi. Completed in 1761 by the Servite Order, the church retains much of its original design and is perfect for classical music performances. Listen to the excellent artists from the Danube String Orchestra and choose from the two different seating categories, depending on your preferences. The program for the concert is the following: • J. Pachelbel - Canon • A. Vivaldi - Gloria • T. Albinoni - Adagio • F. Schubert - Ave Maria • W.A. Mozart - Church Sonate in D major Ave Verum • Saint-Saens - The Swan • W.A. Mozart - Alleluja • A. Vivaldi - The Four Seasons - Summer, Winter, Spring, Autumn

Budapest: City Center Walking Tour

2. Budapest: City Center 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.

Budapest: Inner City Parish Church and Tower Entry Ticket

3. Budapest: Inner City Parish Church and Tower Entry Ticket

Immerse yourself in 2,000 years’ worth of history at the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, located on the Pest side of the Elisabeth Bridge. Enjoy the stunning views of the bridge from the church. Ascend the tower in a glass elevator and enjoy a 360-degree panorama from the top. Admire the church’s combination of architectural styles including Roman, Gothic, and Baroque. Learn about the legends surrounding the Contra Acquincum Fortress, which is said to lie beneath the church and was once a strategic point of the Roman Empire. Hear about the lives of iconic Hungarian historical figures such as St Gellért, who was thrown down in a barrel in the 11th century and was buried at the church. You will also learn about when the church was used as a mosque Turkish occupation of Hungary, and the building's numerous renovations and reconstructions since then.

Budapest: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

4. Budapest: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Download a vibrant MP3 Self-Guided Audio Tour combined with a fully detailed map of the area of your tour. Welcome to Budapest, the Queen of the Danube. There are many different landmarks to see in this beautiful city, including Heroes' Square, with its its iconic statue complex featuring the seven chieftains of the Magyars, and the fascinating House of Terror with exhibits related to the communist and fascist regimes in 20th-century Hungary. You will also see: The magnficent St Stephen's Basilica, with is superb stained glass windows and an interior full of splendid artworks The Budapest Opera house, one of the finest opera houses in the world The Great Synagogue and Jewish Museum The Hungarian National Museum The massive Central Market Hall Váci út Vorosmarty ter Szechenyi Istvan ter There are many fascinating sights to see in Budapest. There is something for everyone. Your tour. Your way.

Budapest: Inner City Walking Tour in German

5. Budapest: Inner City Walking Tour in German

Discover the most iconic locations in Budapest on this walking tour of the inner city of Pest. Start your tour with a stroll through Elizabeth Park and see Budapest Eye, the largest Ferris wheel in Europe. After a short walk, 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 statue of Mr. Safe, which 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, pay a visit to the poignant Shoes on the Danube Bank monument or enjoy a stroll along the banks of the river.

Budapest Christmas Market Tour with Mulled Wine

6. Budapest Christmas Market Tour with Mulled Wine

Get a local point of view on Budapest’s Christmas traditions and culture while seeing some of the inner city’s top sights. On this 2.5-hour tour, your guide will take you to two Christmas markets where you’ll find Hungarian handicrafts, trinkets, souvenirs, and local foods and sweets on offer. Along the way you’ll see the Opera House, Andrassy Boulevard, and St. Stephen’s Basilica. Enjoy a guided visit to the basilica, and see the impressive Holy Right Chapel. You’ll have the option of admiring the holiday decorations inside the basilica and around the square. At the end of the tour there’s hot mulled wine waiting for you! Your guide will leave you in Vorosmarty Square, the site of the city’s biggest Christmas market, so that you can do some holiday shopping on your own.

Budapest: History of Sissi Era Private Tour

7. Budapest: History of Sissi Era Private Tour

Dive deep into Budapest's history and embark on a journey of stories with your local guide. See a mix of highlights and sights such as the Elizabeth Bridge, Opera House, and Matthias Church. Relive one of the most important historical events in Budapest and the impact from then to now. Your guide, an expert on the subject, will keep you entertained while you gain insights you won't find in any history book. Your local guide will make you feel like you are taking a trip into the past that has shaped the city we see today.

All In One 3-Hour Walking Tour with Coffee Stop

8. All In One 3-Hour Walking Tour with Coffee Stop

Experience everything Budapest has to offer on this packed walking tour. The tour begins at the Opera House, then take a short ride on the Millennium metro to Heroes Square' and Budapest's city park. Once there you will learn about Hungarian history and culture through the line of kings displayed in chronological order. Then, walk through the park to visit Vajdahunyad Castle, a complex built for the World Expo in 1896. Afterwards, stop by Szechenyi Bath House to learn about the country's unique bathing culture. Hop back on the metro and stop by Andrassy Blvd. Next, continue toward Elizabeth Square and St. Stephen’s Basilica before taking a break in a café for a taste of Hungary’s most famous pastry. Once refreshed, take a trip toward the downtown area with a stop at Vaci Street and Vorosmarty Square. Finally, climb the steps up to the Royal Palace and walk through the old cobblestone streets toward the finishing point in front of the Matthias Church and Fisherman’s Bastion.

Budapest: Night Tour in Spanish

9. Budapest: Night Tour in Spanish

Meet your guide at Erzsébet Square, also known as Sissi Square, built in honor of the beloved Queen of Hungary. Start the tour with a stop under the imposing State Opera of Hungary, considered one of the most magnificent opera houses in the world. After seeing some of the sights of Imperial Budapest, discover the nightlife of the city. Explore District VII where many of the famous ruin bars and fashion venues are located. Here you can enjoy a shot of traditional drink in one of the most popular ruin bars of the district. This tour ends next to the crystalline waters of the Danube on the pier, the perfect place to conclude an evening accompanied by the stars.

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What people are saying about Inner City, Budapest

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 264 reviews

Our tour guide Naomi, provided a interesting and informative tour of our first visit to the beautiful Budapest. It was a wonderful welcome to the city and its culture. All our questions were fully answered, the whole experience was relaxed and not at all hurried, I never felt pressured to move on to the next point before being ready to do so. Thank you to our expert guide who worked so hard to make our trip a pleasure. Very highly recommended, and great value for money.

We really enjoyed our tour of Budapest. Our guide good time to walk us along the river, explaining both Buda and Pest as well as many of the differences. We walked into a beautiful hotel, which used to be a beautiful shopping area and had a simply exquisite ceiling. She explained a great deal about what life was like when she was younger, and under communist rule.

Absolutely brilliant. What a nice warm lovely lady showed us round . Totally full of knowledge and put us at ease straight away. There was only my wife and I but she was great. Thank you from Nick and Kerry in the UK

Lena, the guide that took the tour through the city was great. Saw all the interesting and historical spots. Great tour to get to know a bit of Budapest and to enjoy the vibe of the city. Can recommend.

Very knowledgeable guide, that knew so much about the history of Hungary and Budapest which was fascinating. Goes into great detail so tour does last longer. About 2.5 hours.