9. Grand Budapest Scooter Tour
Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities in the world thanks to its privileged geographic position on the two banks of the river Danube dividing the city into two major parts Buda and Pest which are connected with elegant bridges. Pest is renowned for its great 19th-century architecture created during the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Buda is famous for its medieval castle and astonishing panoramic views. On this tour, you will see all the iconic landmarks of both Buda and Pest and you will also enjoy the most astonishing views of the city. Grand Budapest Scooter Tour is our signature tour that we recommend to all first-time visitors.
In the first part of the tour, we explore the Pest side renowned for its great 19th-century architecture, the legacy of the Austro Hungarian Empire. We drive through Budapest’s Champs Elysees, the World heritage Andrassy Avenue and view the Opera House. We visit Heroes’ Square, the largest and most imposing square in Budapest and view the Millennium Monument, the national pantheon of great Hungarian kings and learn about the 1000-year history of Hungary in a nutshell. We take a tour of the neighbouring City Park and view the Zoo, the Great Circus, the Széchenyi Thermal Bath and Vajdahunyad Castle. We visit St Stephen's Basilica, the largest church in Budapest and the magnificent Hungarian Parliament building, one of the gothic-revival masterpieces in the world. In the second part of the tour, we explore the Buda side famous for its medieval castle and astonishing panoramic views. We take a tour through the cobblestone streets of the historic Buda Castle District and visit the 700-year old iconic Matthias Church and Fisherman’s Bastion, the most famous lookout in Budapest where you will enjoy an astonishing view of the city. At last, we drive up to Gellert Hill, the most famous vantage point in the city, view the Citadel and the Liberty Statue and admire the unparalleled view of Budapest.