Essential Budapest Tour: Blood and Freedom

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Tour Number

Activity Level

14128


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
The whole tour is accessible for wheelcahir users.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Hungarian (fluent), Italian (advanced)

Personal style, child and wheelchair friendly easy walk


Explore with me the most spectacular monuments of the inner parts of Budapest. Touching stories of "blood and freedom", sites of faith, resistance and the 1956 revolution. My personal stories about the Communist dictatorship, when I was in school. A dramatic trip through the Basilica to the Parliament.

Tailored for those who want something more than hearing about facts and viewing touristy sights. Ideal even for families with small children, for wheelchair users who can not cope stairs on other tours, or for elderly people who walk slow.

Itinerary

We can start at the market hall and walk along the historical shopping street and the Danube bank where we can see 2000-year old Roman ruins. From there we go to Deak ter (Deak Sq. ) watching the Lutheran Church and the statue of a priest who saved children during the Holocaust. Then we walk to St. Stephen Basilica, the 3rd biggest Catholic church of the world when built. (It is accessible with wheelchair from the side entrance. )

In the second part of the tour, we visit the two largest squares of the center: Szabadsag ter (Freedom Sq. ) and Kossuth ter, the square around the Parliament building. On Freedom Square, we visit the Miracolous Fountain (in use from spring to autumn) and the last Soviet Communist memorial. We finish at the Parliament, visiting the statue of the martyr prime minister and various memorials of our national revolutions. You will hear about the Communist dictatorship and how we fought in the 1956 revolution.

During the tour we can stop for tasting the best strudel of the city.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: On request.
Pick up is possible at your hotel if it is located in central Budapest (max. 2 miles from the center).
If not otherwise requested, I suggest meeting in Deak Square (M1, M2, M3 metro stops), in front of the white church - in case or rain at the metro entrance building.

End location: in Kossuth Square, in front of the Parliament building - I can also accompany you back to anywhere in the city center

Duration: 4 hours

Transportation

only walking

What’s Included

personal tour guide service during the duration of the tour

Estimated Local Cash Needed

1000 HUF - Optional price of cake and drink in typical pastry shop during the washroom stop

What’s Extra

Tickets for the public transport
Entrance fees to Matthias Church (4 USD/person) and St. Stephen's Basilica (1 USD/person)
Tasting a typical village cake in a pastry shop (~1.5 USD/piece)

Restrictions

My tours are only by walking and using public transportation. While I'm not a driver, I can arrange private car/van for you if needed.

A Recent Review of this tour

Unbelievably professional tour guide. He really knows the city and his background of the history of Budapest and Hungary is outstanding. He went out of his way to modify the tour to meet our needs and took us to places we didn't know existed. Best of all, he took us to a "locals" restaurant and it was great. Can't say enough good things about Adam.
Fred Berger

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