Classic Buda & Pest Highlights

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Tour Number

Activity Level

241686


Categories

Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Walking tour in Buda & Pest


Are you a first time visitor? Then this tour is definitely for you.
Take this in-depth historical tour to get to know the major sights of Budapest. Take a ride on the cutest and oldest underground in Europe, enjoy the spectacular view from the top of St. Stephen's Basilica, visit the Vadahunyad Castle and the famous Szechenyi Spa located in the City Park just behind Heroes's Square. We stop for lunch and/or coffee then go over to Buda. Have a pleasant walk in the Buda Castle District, get to know the story of Matthias Church, the Fishermen's Bastion and of course the Palace. Enjoy the fabolous view of Pest, all our bridges and even the Citadel.
As we walk along the streets I'll tell you stories about WW2, the Communist era, the 1956 Freedom Fights and of course the Golden Age of Hungary. I'll also show you photos to make your trip to our past more memorable.

Itinerary

Meet you at your hotel. (please let me know which one you're staying at). The tour includes the famous must see sights including the St Stephen's Basilica, Heroes' Square, Szechenyi Bath. Have a pleasant stroll in the City Park with a visit to Vajdahunyad Castle and enjoy a nice cup of coffee by the lake. We continue on to the royal Buda side where we'll visit the Palace, Matthias Church and of course the Fishermen's Bastion followed by more beautiful hidden sights. The tour finishes in the Buda Castle area or if you wish I can accompany you back to your hotel.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Hotel

End location: The Buda Castle District or if you wish I can accompany you back to your hotel.

Duration: 6 hours

Transportation

Public transport and walking

What’s Included

Organising an informative afternoon tour and my personal guiding.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

5000 HUF - Entrance ticket to St.Stephen's Basilica, Matthias Church plus transportation tickets (bus, underground) -
buying a day ticket is the best deal. It costs 3300HUF and covers a max of 5 people on all methods of public transportation.

What’s Extra

Any food and beverages, souvenirs

A Recent Review of this tour

Rita's extensive knowledge of the city's history as well as current developments meant we received an excellent overview of Budapest. The mix of walking the streets and catching public transport (including the fantastic old tube line) gave us a feel of being a local while continually learning about the interesting evolution of one of great cities of the world. Without a true local like Rita we would not have had the truly excellent experience that we did.
Neil Bigg

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