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Budapest Explorer Sightseeing Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Regale in the magnetic and eventful history of the Papacy and the Vatican with this private tour
  • Discover the secrets behind Budapest’s iconic landmarks, with a local
  • Lose yourself in the history of the winding streets of Castle District, which dates back to the 13th century
  • Soak up the atmosphere of a beloved mid-19th century local pastry shop
  • Admire the Parliament building and the view of the waterfront from the top of Castle Hill
  • Overview
    Take a Budapest tour with a difference as you uncover the icons and little known gems that dot this city!

    As you explore the capital by tram, foot and metro, you’ll stop by some of the most stunning areas and sightseeing highlights. Enjoy the small architectural details prevalent in the Castle District and hear tales of former inhabitants and owners of the houses

    You’ll visit the first department store in Budapest, adorned with ceiling frescos painted by one of the city’s most famous artists. Then you’ll weave through narrow streets to reach a traditional market.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Daily except Tuesday and Sunday

    Duration

    2.5-3 hours

    Start time

    09:30am

    Meeting Point

    Please make your way to Inside the Széll Kálmán tér Metro Station (Metro line 2 - red line) at the top of the escalator.
    Please report at the meeting point 10 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    Matthias Church (1014 Budapest, Szentháromság tér 2)

    Itinerary

    On the Budapest Explorer Sightseeing Tour, you’ll get to know the real Hungary through its beautiful capital city. An English speaking guide will accompany you on this tour of Budapest on foot and by local transport.

    The adventure begins when you make your way to Inside the Széll Kálmán tér Metro Station (Metro line 2 - red line) at the top of the escalator. You’ll climb aboard a Minibus for a ride along the riverbank while soaking up views of the Castle District’s most stunning landmarks, including Matthias Church and the Royal Palace.

    Pass by historical buildings that seem to be silent and sleepy, but just wait until your guide tells you stories from behind the walls! Enjoy the small architectural details prevalent in the Castle District and hear tales of former inhabitants and owners of the houses.

    Next up on your Budapest tour, you’ll pass by the oldest confectionary shop of the city and visit the first private art gallery of Hungary.

    After taking a walk around the Royal Palace and admiring the breath-taking view from the hilltop, we’ll walk back to the residential part of the Castle District. Here, we have time for a surprising discovery in the Hotel Hilton before our Budapest tour comes to an end at Matthias Church, one of the most beautiful buildings in the city.

    At the end of your tour your guide will give you some local tips on where to go to enjoy a glass of wine or lunch in the district.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Local transportation (tram and metro)
    • Walking tour
    • English speaking guide
    • Entrance ticket to Matthias Church
    • A small sample of local food specialties

    Exclusions

    • Food and drinks
  • Please note

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.

    Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Please wear comfortable shoes as this tour involves fair amount of walking.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip – though not compulsory – is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.This is a small group tour. The maximum number of guests is 12.
  • Customer Reviews
    • Excellent guide!

      My wife & I weren't sure what to expect as far as number of participants. It turned out that there was only one other couple booked at the same time as us & they didn't turn up...

      Philip J McNab, Australia, 29/Sep/2013