The Ultimate Private Full Day Highlights Tour of Budapest

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Location: Budapest
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 7.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size: 10
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights Visit the Great Synagogue
Stroll the leafy Andrássy út boulevard
Enjoy the buzz of Pest, a vibrant cultural hub
Discover Budapest’s stunning array of architectural styles
Admire the scale and finery of the Hungarian Parliament Building
Admire the elegance of St Stephen's Basilica
End your tour at Széchenyi Spa, a colour-rich bathing complex
Summary
Immerse yourself in the heart and soul of Budapest, an elegant river city rich in cultural splendour, storied history and beautiful architecture
Description

In this seven hour tour with private transport, your expert local guide will direct you to some of the most important historical and cultural sites of Budapest.

 - Commence your tour on Castle Hill, which offers phenomenal panoramas of the city
 - Visit the Great Synagogue, Europe’s biggest place of worship for the Jewish faith
 - Stroll the leafy Andrássy út boulevard, passing by the Hungarian National Opera House
 - Enjoy the buzz of Pest, a vibrant cultural hub on the eastern banks of the Danube
 - Discover the significance of the monument at the heart of Heroes' Square
 - Revel in the quietude of Buda and its characterful, storied streets
 - Find out what drove Buda and Pest to unify as one large capital city
 - Discover Budapest’s stunning array of architectural styles, from Turkish era to Art Nouveau
 - Admire the scale and finery of the Hungarian Parliament Building
 - Admire the elegance of St Stephen's Basilica, a neoclassical cathedral
 - Explore the importance of the Danube to Budapest since ancient times
 - End your tour at Széchenyi Spa, a colour-rich bathing complex in Art Nouveau style

Origins of Budapest
 
Budapest is blessed with some truly superb, grand buildings in Gothic, Art Nouveau, Romantic, Neo-Gothic and Turkish era style: a pleasing mix of genres that draws millions of culture buffs to the city each year. The capital of Hungary is the administrative, cultural, economic, educational, financial and trade hub of the nation. The mighty River Danube, broad and sweeping, neatly dissects the city, with the old city of Buda extending into the hills on the west bank and Pest sitting in the lowlands to the east. As Hungary’s largest metropolitan hub, Budapest boasts more diversity in its ethnicity still, combined with the historical legacies of Asiatic conquer, Mongol invasion, Ottoman siege, German control and Soviet rule

From Castle Hill to Heroes’ Square
 
Immerse yourself in the unique character of Budapest with its beautiful buildings, fairytale towers, storied streets, Hungarian culture, quirky communist-era sites and gritty spirit. Stroll some of the streets to access treasures best viewed on foot and journey via luxury transport to the city’s far-flung corners. Your expert local guide will provide a narrative to your exploration of Budapest’s most compelling historical and cultural sites.Visit Castle Hill, an elevated focal point of Budapest’s history that is home to some of the city’s most iconic medieval monuments such as the fairytale towers at the Fisherman’s Bastion and handsome Matthias Church with its royal connections. Prepare to be wowed by the sheer size and scale of the Hungarian Parliament Building, which boasts an eclectic mix mixture of architectural styles. It is here that the Crown of St Stephen, one of the most historically significant Hungarian treasures, is held on behalf of the nation

The St Stephen’s Basilica, an elegant neoclassical cathedral named after the first king of Hungary, is the most sacred of all Catholic church in the country and took 54 years to construct, finally opening in 1905. Similarly impressive is the Great Synagogue, one of the largest places of worship of the Jewish faith in the world. In the Pest area of the city you will be able to admire the National Opera House, a temple of acoustic perfection, in a building of resplendent neo-Renaissance style. Nearby, find Heroes’ Square at the end of Andrássy Street, a neatly paved plaza built in the late 1800’s that is now topped with a monument to Hungarian conquest. Our final stop is the Széchenyi Spa, an Art Nouveau bathing complex of grand decor filled with hot bubbling pools, outside baths and whirlpools. The largest spa baths in Europe, the Széchenyi Spa boasts iconic status in Hungary and is used by people of all ages, including families, for bathing rituals in its spring-fed curative bathhouse. You are free to enjoy the spa at your leisure at the end of the tour

Included A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group
Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
Entry tickets to the Mathias Church, Fisherman's Bastion, Parliament building and Great Synagogue
Excluded Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend local favourites along the way
Gratuities (optional)
Transportation on the day (if required)
Know before you book No transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day
Entry to the Széchneyi Thermal Baths, you are free to enjoy the bathhouse at your own leisure after the tour is over
Know before you go Bring swimming costumes if you would like to enter the spas after the tour
Wear conservative clothing as we will be going into religious building
Please bring comfortable walking shoes
Please bring sunscreen as it gets very hot outside in summer
Please bring plenty of water
Additional Information Not wheelchair accessible
Health Items Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 48 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 10 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Operating Type:

Fixed Times

Season:

Season: From 01-06-2020 To 01-04-2021
Sunday
Monday 09:30
Tuesday 09:30
Wednesday 09:30
Thursday 09:30
Friday 09:30
Saturday

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 47.5016, 19.034419
Address: Szentháromság tér, Budapest, 1014, HU
Notes: At the top of the "Budapest Castle Hill Funicular" outside the green building
Start Location Notes Szentháromság tér, Budapest, 1014, HU
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7025714, -73.99056
Address: 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Notes:
Start Location Notes Szentháromság tér, Budapest, 1014, HU
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

Pricing

Other Information

FAQ

Will there be other people on the tour or is it just us?

All of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.,

Are entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?

In the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

What is your cancellation policy?

On tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

Who do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?

At Touriocity, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

Am I able to book more than one tour?

Absolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

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