Full-day Sightseeing Exploration
During this general one-day tour we will visit all the famous sights and monuments while delving into local culture.
Sights we visit:
- Inner City and Danube bank
- Buda Castle with Matthias Church, Fishermen's Bastion, the Royal palace and the amazing city views
- Andrassy Avenue & City Park
- Saint Stephen's Basilica (inside visit)
- Liberty Square and the Parliament
- Jewish Quarter and Great Synagogue
During the tour you can learn your Hungarian survival dictionary and experience local tastes during a lunch break in a place visited by locals (lunch time can be added as an extra to the tour time).
We can follow a flexible itinerary depending on the starting point.
We can spend the morning in Buda Castle visiting the Royal Palace, Matthias Church, Fishermen's Bastion enjoying the panoramic view of the Danube and its bridges. Then we can take a bus or walk down to cross the Chain Bridge and go to the Pest side. Here we will visit Saint Stephen' Basilica and walk to Liberty Square with a glimpse of Hungarian Art Nouveau architecture. A lunch break is possible in this area.
During the afternoon we will walk around the Parliament and recall the events of Communism and the 1956 national revolution. From there we can take a tram and go for a shopping in the Central Market Hall (Sunday closed). After a walk to the Great Synagogue and the Jewish quarter, we can take the old metro and visit Heroes' Square, the City Park, its Romantic castle and Szechenyi termal bath. We will take the metro back to the city exploring Andrassy Avenue and the Opera Theatre. Our tour will end up in the inner city tourist center.
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).
End location: On request.
Duration: 8 hours
We can have an optional lunch break added to the tour time for no extra charge.
The tour is a combination of walking and using public transport including bus and subway. You can experience how locals are moving in the city.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
8500 HUF - in total
6000 HUF/person can be estimated for lunch, desserts, drinks.
For the public transport tickets you can calculate 2100 HUF (6 tickets, 350 HUF/ticket)
200 HUF/person are needed for the entrance fee to Saint Stephen's Basilica.
On request we can visit other attractions inside for extra charge: Matthias Church (1200 HUf/person, often closed on Saturdays), Parliament (5200 HUF/person, tickets are not always available on the spot), the Great Synagogue (4000 HUF/person, closed on Saturdays).
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.
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We spent the entire day with Adam and loved every minute of it. He is very knowledgeable about the history of Budapest. We enjoyed walking the city with him and he taught us how to get around on the public transportation. And an added bonus was he knew where to find all the clean restrooms...I would highly recommend him as your guide!