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Budapest: 2-Hour Walking Tour

1. 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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Budapest: Comfortable 3.5-Hour Guided E-Bike Tour

2. Budapest: Comfortable 3.5-Hour Guided E-Bike Tour

Explore Budapest, the so-called "Paris of the East," on a comfortable on a brand new e-bike from the leading German manufacturer, Kalkhoff. First up, take in the full-length of the Andrássy Avenue passing the Hungarian State Opera House, the House of Terror, and arrive at Heroes' Square. You can be sure your guide will have all the stories along the way. From Heroes' Square, continue into City Park where you’ll be surprised by a fake castle and the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, the largest and most popular in the city. The trip continues with highlights like the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music and the Jewish Quarter before diving into the downtown area.  See and learn about St. Stephen's Basilica, largest church in Budapest. In the heart of the financial district lies Liberty Square with a bloody history and a disputed Holocaust memorial. From here it is not far to the Hungarian Parliament Building, a landmark in Budapest. Next, reach the Danube River with a breathtaking view on the Buda side of the city. Cross Margaret Bridge using a nice bicycle lane and arrive at Buda and EuroVelo 6, an international bicycle way along the Danube River. Ride down to Batthyany-Square, take a picture of the parliament across the river, and continue to Széchenyi Chain Bridge, from where you will start to climb Castle Hill. Here the electric support of your bike will show its strength. Admire Matthias Church and the Fisherman's Bastion before returning to the Shoes on the Danube Bank and passing the historical Rudas Bath. At Gellért Hill, see the famous Gellért Thermal Bath cross back to Pest via Liberty Bridge, the most popular bridge in Budapest. Do not miss the Central Market Hall and the Hungarian National Museum before you reach the Dohány Street Synagogue, the final stop on the tour before you return to the starting point of the tour.

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Private Art Nouveau Budapest Tour

3. Private Art Nouveau Budapest Tour

During the tour you will get to see the breathtaking pieces of architecture in a style that started to flourish towards the end of the 1900’s. In merely 20 years numerous masterpieces were constructed according to the various branches of the Secessionist Movement present in Europe. Viennese Secession, Jugendstil, French and Belgian Art Nouveau and finally for the first time, a real “National Style” was also born: the Hungarian Art Nouveau. Among these beautiful edifices you will get the chance to admire Gresham Palace, the Hungarian National Treasury, the Museum of Applied Arts, and much more than you could ever find in a guidebook. A coffee stop with marvelous Art Nouveau scenery is also included in the tour. To start the tour, meet your private guide at a previously arranged place (your hotel, apartment, or any other spot in the city). Since it is a customized tour, the route may vary according to the meeting point, although the best spot to start this tour is the Museum of Applied Arts, the masterpiece of Ödön Lechner who is often referred to as the Hungarian Gaudí. Following a pleasant walk take a short tram ride back to the city center where most of our famous Art Nouveau buildings can be found. After having observed several modern constructions of the style around Váci street, pop into the Gresham Palace to enjoy the luxurious atmosphere of the past and the present. Reaching Liberty Square, you can’t miss taking a coffee break in the House of Hungarian Art Nouveau that has a private collection of the time. Finally, explore the square as all of the buildings are from the same period. Last but not least admire the Hungarian State Treasury and its unforgettable rooftop that is invisible from street level nevertheless you will get close to it.

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Discover Budapest: 2 Hour Small Group Bike Tour

4. Discover Budapest: 2 Hour Small Group Bike Tour

Cycle through Budapest past the most important and significant sites of the city on this fun and relaxing half-day bike tour. Instead of overloading your mind with dates and numbers our tour guides will bring the city alive with interesting anecdotes and tales of Budapest. The tour will begin by bringing you to Szabadsag Tér (Liberty Square). Here you will see a huge monument remembering the Soviet Army. You will feel the spirit of revolutions, riots and history. The tour continues to the Hungarian Parliament, a huge neo-gothic building with 28 staircases, which are more than 20km long. From here you will get your first view of the beautiful Danube. Continue to Andrassy Street, the boulevard of Budapest where you will find the most beautiful buildings and exclusive shops of Pest. The tour will pass Nagymezö Utca, the Broadway of Budapest. This street is full of bars, clubs, and theaters, and we will advise you on the best places for a night out in Budapest. Next the tour will take you through Hôsök Tere or Heroes Square, then walk to the city park Városliget, where you will have the chance to relax in the Vajdahunyad Castle, with its gardens and green areas. When we hop on our bikes again you will see the world famous Szechenyi Thermal Bath, the Fun Park, and the Budapest Zoo. The tour will return to the Basilika through small winding streets where you will get a real sense of old Budapest. You will see old buildings, damaged during the civil war, and discover the hidden corners of this wonderful city. You will pass The Big Synagogue, Nagy Zsinagóga, which is the biggest in Europe.

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Budapest Full-Day Private Guide Services

5. Budapest Full-Day Private Guide Services

Book a private guide in Budapest and see the sights you want to see. Suitable for everyone, from individual travellers to coach parties, tours can explore the classic sites of the city, or be themed around subjects from Hungarian history to culture, gastronomy, adventure, and even programs designed especially for ladies. A guide will assist you to get the most out of your day. For first-time visitors, a Budapest highlights tour can include all or some of the historic monuments of Liberty Square, the Citadella, Buda Castle, Heroes’ Square and Café Gerbaud. Alternatively, concentrate on a specific area, such as the 13th-century Castle District or the Great Market Hall. Theme your tour based on Hungarian cuisine, or life behind the Iron Curtain. Learn how to capture the monuments using your digital camera, or visit one of the city’s thermal spas. Guides speak English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Hungarian, and on request can also be arranged in Polish, Russian and Czech. They specializes in incentive tours for business and leisure travelers, and can put together a full-day itinerary based on culture, wine, soft adventure, and more.

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Budapest: Inner City Walking Tour in German

6. 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.

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Budapest: Life Under Communism Private Tour

7. Budapest: Life Under Communism Private Tour

Take this tour and transport yourself back to the previous century for an amazing, interactive presentation of everyday life in the 1960s and through to the late 1980s. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for history buffs, this educational tour will provide an overview of how the system worked and will give a first-hand picture of life back then contrasted with the changes of the past fifty years. Apart from entering this retro world, your skilled guides will highlight how decades of communism have impacted Hungary and the remnants of those bygone years that remain today. The program is conducted by Annamaria and Miklos and starts at Bambi Eszpresszó, a symbolic meeting place of the 1980s.

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Budapest's Highlights by Bike with Goulash Meal

8. Budapest's Highlights by Bike with Goulash Meal

Discover Budapest's most attractive sites by bike including Andrássy Avenue, Heroes' Square, Széchenyi Thermal bath, St.Stephen Basilica, Chain Bridge, the Houses of Parliament, Margaret Island, and much more. Visit breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Sites with local English-speaking guides on 15 different scenic stops. Learn about the city of Budapest and the people that call the Hungarian city home. By the end of the tour, you will have a thorough understanding of Hungarians and their lifestyle. Digest Budapest's exciting history through entertaining stories and savor the city's appetizing cuisine. Exploring Budapest by bike is a great way to orientate yourself in the city, whether it's the beginning of your stay or the end of it. End the tour with an unforgettable Hungarian goulash in a cozy restaurant.

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Budapest 3-Hour Private Walking Tour with Route Options

9. Budapest 3-Hour Private Walking Tour with Route Options

Explore Budapest on a guided walking tour with a choice of 4 routes. You can decide the best way to discover the gems of the Hungarian capital on a 3-hour guided walk. Pick one of the following options: A. Pest Downtown: This tour includes Parliament, St. Stephen’s Basilica (the second-largest cathedral in Hungary), Liberty Square, and the Central Market Hall (the largest covered market hall in Europe). B. Castle District: Visit the former Royal Palace (now the National Library and National Gallery), Alexander Palace (now the office of the President of the Republic), Castle Theater, the Fishermen's Bastion, and Matthias Church. C. Jewish Quarter: See Europe's largest synagogue, the Jewish Museum, Jewish Cemetery, Raoul Wallenberg Holocaust Memorial Park, and more. D. City Shopping Tour: Look for treasures and special buys in the Central Market Hall, along Váci Street and Fashion Street, and at the city’s shopping malls. A professional guide will help you design a route to meet your interests. The use of public transport may also be recommended in certain instances.

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Budapest: Guided Walking Tour of Pest

10. Budapest: Guided Walking Tour of Pest

Get an up-close and personal view of Budapest's beautiful architecture, 19th-century buildings, and hidden alleyways on this guided walking tour around Pest. See the main attractions of the Pest side as well as the lesser-known sights of the city. After meeting your guide, walk to sights including St. Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest’s largest cathedral, and Chain Bridge, Budapest’s oldest suspension bridge. Stroll along the Danube Bank, House of Hungarian Art Nouveau, Hungarian Parliament, Liberty Square, and more. Learn the history behind all the places you visit.

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What people are saying about Szabadsag Square

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4.7 / 5

based on 791 reviews

We booked this to orientate ourselves at the beginning of our mini break, and to give us some background on Budapest. The tour was great and a very small ‘small group bike tour’ as we were the only two on it, which was great. The pace of the tour and the balance of cycling and stopping to chat about the area etc was perfect and we learnt a lot about Hungary and Budapest from our guide.

Miklos has an encyclopedic knowledge of the players and events of Hungarian communism. He's a teacher, complete with a handout at the end. This tour is more than a Cliffs Notes version and we learned a lot.

Wonderful experience, we were priviliged to see a lot of the biggest attractions. The tour guide was great.

Iva is very knowledgeable and being a local is very passionate about Hungarian and Budapest history.

excellent way to discover the city th guide was very proffesional and nice we had a lot of fun