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Budapest: City Center Walking Tour

1. Budapest: City Center 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.

Budapest's Highlights by Bike

2. Budapest's Highlights by Bike

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 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.

Budapest: Private City Tour by Vintage Royal Car

3. Budapest: Private City Tour by Vintage Royal Car

Get to know the sights, landmarks, bridges, and buildings of the Hungarian capital on a private tour. Feel the thrill of cruising the city's streets in a classic vintage vehicle and in the company of your own driver-guide. Hop in a beautiful vintage car for a tour of Budapest with a difference. Sit back and relax in a stylish vehicle as you glide through Budapest. Have peace of mind knowing that the classic car is also equipped with a state-of-the-art environmentally friendly engine. See the city's sights speed past with simple commentary from your drive-guide. Enjoy sitting in an interior made from high-end materials such as leather, metal, and chrome as you go. Marvel at iconic sights like Deák Ferenc square, the Elizabeth Bridge, and Buda Castle. View the Fisherman's Bastion, Margaret Bridge, and the Hungarian Parliament. 

Budapest: Private Walking Tour in the Pest Side

4. Budapest: Private Walking Tour in the Pest Side

Get a perfect insight into Budapest's history, development, and main attractions. Visit Heroe's Square, a UNESCO World Site, Millenium Monument, City Park, Andrassy street, Szechenyi Bath, St. Stephen Basilica, Budapest Eye, Dunacorso Promenade, and Downtown of Pest. Hear great stories of a great city from your guide and after visiting St. Stephen Basilica, head up to a terrace to admire the views and take great photos of the 360-degree panorama of Budapest.

Top sights of Pest downtown on e-scooters incl. Parliament

5. Top sights of Pest downtown on e-scooters incl. Parliament

Feel the downtown vibe! Grandiose and scenic boulevards, elegant, 19th-century buildings and beautiful views from the Danube Bank... Visit the most famous landmarks of the Pest side, such as the Saint Stephen's Basilica, the Parliament and the famous Shoes Memorial in a fun and comfortable way. Understand the stories behind the fascinating buildings and capture your pictures at the most visited monuments of the city centre.

Budapest: Guided Walking Tour with a Local

6. Budapest: Guided Walking Tour with a Local

The group meets Fővám Square Budapest opposite of the Grand Market Hall on the other side of the Small Ringroad. The first part is visit the interior of Grand Market Hall Budapest. After that we walk through the small secret streets of the old town of Pest. Our next destination is the National Museum and its park where we can discuss the Hungarian history. Later we pass by the Grand Synagogue in Dohány Street where we can learn more about Hungarian Jewish history. The next attraction to see is the St. Stephen Basilica to get aquianted with Hungarian Christianity and the building in general. From here we walk to Liberty Square, the most controversial area of Budapest to see the Soviet Memorial statue. The end of the tour is near to the Hungarian Parliament. From here the tour guide helps the group with useful ideas, recommendations and a bit of an orientation where to go and what to do.

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What people are saying about Budapest Eye

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 272 reviews

Our tour guide was Veronica, and we really enjoyed the places she took us, as well as her detailed knowledge of Hungarian and European history. She could answer any questions we had, and was genuinely excited about showing us around the city.

The guide was extremely knowledgeable and made the walk very interesting. It gave us a good overview of the city and helped us learn our way around and also gave us ideas on other things she suggested we visit.

Excellent introduction to landmark moments of local history, and also a good way to remember the highlights of Hungarian and European history relevant to the objectives seen during the tour.

A good and informative guide but for someone from central EU or some knowledge of EU history this could be a bit redundant but there is still enough trivia.

Great tour for a high-level overview of the city's culture and history.