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Private Art Nouveau Budapest Tour

1. Private Art Nouveau Budapest Tour

During the tour you will get to see the breathtaking pieces of architecture in a style that started to flourish towards the end of the 1900’s. In merely 20 years numerous masterpieces were constructed according to the various branches of the Secessionist Movement present in Europe. Viennese Secession, Jugendstil, French and Belgian Art Nouveau and finally for the first time, a real “National Style” was also born: the Hungarian Art Nouveau. Among these beautiful edifices you will get the chance to admire Gresham Palace, the Hungarian National Treasury, the Museum of Applied Arts, and much more than you could ever find in a guidebook. A coffee stop with marvelous Art Nouveau scenery is also included in the tour. To start the tour, meet your private guide at a previously arranged place (your hotel, apartment, or any other spot in the city). Since it is a customized tour, the route may vary according to the meeting point, although the best spot to start this tour is the Museum of Applied Arts, the masterpiece of Ödön Lechner who is often referred to as the Hungarian Gaudí. Following a pleasant walk take a short tram ride back to the city center where most of our famous Art Nouveau buildings can be found. After having observed several modern constructions of the style around Váci street, pop into the Gresham Palace to enjoy the luxurious atmosphere of the past and the present. Reaching Liberty Square, you can’t miss taking a coffee break in the House of Hungarian Art Nouveau that has a private collection of the time. Finally, explore the square as all of the buildings are from the same period. Last but not least admire the Hungarian State Treasury and its unforgettable rooftop that is invisible from street level nevertheless you will get close to it.

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Budapest: Inner City Walking Tour in German

2. Budapest: Inner City Walking Tour in German

Discover the most iconic locations in Budapest on this walking tour of the inner city of Pest. Start your tour with a stroll through Elizabeth Park and see Budapest Eye, the largest Ferris wheel in Europe. After a short walk, 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 statue of Mr. Safe, which 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, pay a visit to the poignant Shoes on the Danube Bank monument or enjoy a stroll along the banks of the river.

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Budapest: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

3. Budapest: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

Receive a warm welcome to Budapest with a private tour that will kick off your time in the city in the best way possible. Discover main attractions and landmarks like the National Museum and Váci street in only 90 minutes. Get up-to-date tips on where locals like to grab a bite and unwind, or what about a unique family-owned restaurant in a local hotspot? On this private tour, your local guide will make sure you see Budapest like a local. Your guide will have all your questions covered and will give you a city orientation to get you acquainted with Budapest to help you enjoy the rest of your stay to the fullest.

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Budapest 3-Hour Private Walking Tour with Route Options

4. Budapest 3-Hour Private Walking Tour with Route Options

Explore Budapest on a guided walking tour with a choice of 4 routes. You can decide the best way to discover the gems of the Hungarian capital on a 3-hour guided walk. Pick one of the following options: A. Pest Downtown: This tour includes Parliament, St. Stephen’s Basilica (the second-largest cathedral in Hungary), Liberty Square, and the Central Market Hall (the largest covered market hall in Europe). B. Castle District: Visit the former Royal Palace (now the National Library and National Gallery), Alexander Palace (now the office of the President of the Republic), Castle Theater, the Fishermen's Bastion, and Matthias Church. C. Jewish Quarter: See Europe's largest synagogue, the Jewish Museum, Jewish Cemetery, Raoul Wallenberg Holocaust Memorial Park, and more. D. City Shopping Tour: Look for treasures and special buys in the Central Market Hall, along Váci Street and Fashion Street, and at the city’s shopping malls. A professional guide will help you design a route to meet your interests. The use of public transport may also be recommended in certain instances.

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Budapest: Christmas Church Tour

5. Budapest: Christmas Church Tour

Start the tour in front of Saint Stephen's Basilica where you will meet your local guide. Take a guided tour inside the church to see its rich interior covered with gold and decorated with many frescos and sculptures made by the best local artists of the late 19th century. The church is one of Budapest’s highlights, known for its monumental dome and beautiful Neo-Renaissance architecture. See the mysterious relic, the Holy Right, which is the mummified right hand of the first Hungarian king, Saint Stephen, who ruled the country in the 11th century. Saint Stephen is credited with converting much of Hungary to Christianity.  From here, walk to Pest Inner City across Elisabeth Square and Deak Square. See the facade of the main Lutheran Church built in the 19th century. Note the impressive statue of the priest of the church who saved the lives of about 2000 Jewish children during World War 2. Make your way through the historic Old Town area and arrive at Saint Anne's Church, the Baroque gem Budapest. This church has been preserved since the 18th Century and features amazing ornaments, a huge organ, stunning altarpieces, a rich wooden pulpit, and various carvings. On the facade of the church, see the marble sculpture of Christ. Next, make your way to the Danube riverbank. Here you will find the oldest Catholic church of Pest, the Medieval-Gothic Great Blessed Queen Church. This church has hosted many royal weddings throughout the centuries. Once inside the church, discover Roman ruins, former Medieval foundations, colorful fresco fragments from the 14th Century, and amazing Renaissance marble carvings from the early 1500's. Finish the tour in the most famous shopping street in the city, Vaci utca. End up at the famous Christmas Market (from November till 1 January) and hear about the rich Christmas traditions of Hungary..

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Private Day Trip to Budapest from Vienna

6. Private Day Trip to Budapest from Vienna

Famous for its gypsy music and turn of the century architecture, the twin towns of Buda and Pest that became the single city of Budapest, and capital of Hungary, is just 2 hours from Vienna, making it an easy and fascinating destination for an away day. On this 12-hour tour, you will cross the Hungarian border and drive through the lowlands. Upon arrival in Budapest, a local guide will take you on a comprehensive 3-hour city tour, covering the main sights. Drive to the top of the Gellert Hill, towering over the Danube, and get unparalleled city views. Then, visit Buda's medieval castle district, including Trinity Square, the Gothic Matyas Church and famous Fisherman’s Bastion, as well as Buda Castle. Crossing the chain bridge to Pest, visit St. Stephen's Basilica, named after the patron saint of Hungary and containing the nation's most important Christian reliquary - King Stephen's right hand! Travel down elegant Andrassy Avenue and busy Vaci Street to reach the city center, where lunch reservations can be made for you at a typical restaurant. Spend the afternoon at leisure shopping in Pest's lively center. Or bring your bathing suit and ask your driver to take you to one of Budapest's famous thermal baths, where you can soak the afternoon away. If you plan to stay in Budapest overnight, your driver will drop you off at your city hotel, making for a hassle-free transfer and tour option. Otherwise, they will drive you back to Vienna for your hotel drop off.

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What people are saying about Vaci Street

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 95 reviews

More than we bargained for

We booked a 4 hour tour to begin at 10:00 am. The night before, the guide called us to say she wanted to start at 1:00 so that could take the English language guided tour of the Music Academy. We agreed, and that turned out to be well worth the change. The guide appeared to select places to visit as we went along and was able to take us inside several buildings to see special places. Our 4 hour tour turned into 5.5 hours. The guide was excellent, knowledgeable, and as I found out later, a specialist in Art History. The only negative was that we paid for an all-day metro ticket but only used the metro once and her website indicated that the metro ticket would be included in the tour price. We would go again with this tour guide and would recommend her to others.

Super great tour tailored to our interests

A really great tour from a very nice and competent tour guide, who gave us detailed and committed information on all our questions and to whom it was noted that he enjoyed showing guests his city. Anytime and with great pleasure again. A really great thing. Many Thanks.

We had Kristina as our tour guide, she was amazing. The history of Budapest/Hungary is fascinating, we really went into the older history of the country, and ended in current day. Our tour guide was friendly informative and the coffee shop/snack was to die for..do it!

George was a great guide. His knowledge of Budapest is very thorough and knows a lot of interesting facts and tidbits. George was ready to go wherever I wanted and was interested in what I wanted to see and know Well with the time and money

Gabor was very knowledgeable on history and an excellent guide who customised our tour