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Budapest Parliament 45-Minute Guided Tour

1. Budapest Parliament 45-Minute Guided Tour

On this 45-minute guided tour you’ll visit the interior of the magnificent House of Parliament in Budapest. Built in the Gothic Revival style, it is the third-largest Parliament building in the world. The building was designed by the renowned Hungarian architect, Imre Steindl, whose inspiration was the Palace of Westminster. It stretches along the Pest side of the Danube River from the Chain Bridge to the Margaret Bridge, and is 268 meters in length. Your guide will show you the splendid session room, the richly decorated central staircase, and the great vaulted hall. You’ll have the opportunity to visit the cupola room as well, which houses the Hungarian Crown Jewels and the Hungarian Holy Crown.

Budapest: Wine, Cheese, and Charcuterie Tasting

2. Budapest: Wine, Cheese, and Charcuterie Tasting

Get an introduction to the increasingly wonderful world of Hungarian wine with an annotated wine and cheese tasting experience in Budapest. Sample five top-notch Hungarian wines, paired with a selection of Hungary’s best artisan cheese and charcuterie, The sommelier-led tasting features a carefully curated selection of five great Hungarian wines, which together will give you a broad overview of Hungarian wine, including the history, the major regions, the important varieties, unique characteristics and styles, and promising trends. The final wine in the lineup will be a glass of sweet Tokaj aszú wine, one of the world’s greatest sweet wines (and an essential part of Hungary’s wine story). The tour's focus on indigenous Hungarian grape varieties and unique local styles means that you may taste wines that you have never even heard of before, and may not easily find elsewhere. The cheese and charcuterie are proudly sourced directly from producers. You will taste things such as Mangalica pork sausages, free-range water buffalo salami, smoked duck breast, grey beef sausage, and various styles of cheese.

Budapest: Buda Castle Cave Walking Tour

3. Budapest: Buda Castle Cave Walking Tour

Explore a part of the network of underground tunnels under Castle Hill with your guide. Learn more about the history and role of the cave tunnels and their geology. Admire the natural limestone and the manpower that went into creating this labyrinth cave system. Meet for the cave tour either at Trinity Square (Szentháromság tér) or for the shorter tour option at Dárda Street, where you enter the Buda Castle underground cave system. After a short introduction, you will start your tour and learn about the history of the labyrinth-like of the cave system which once served as wine cellars, bomb shelters, and even a medieval prison. Admire the natural limestone caverns and the 800-year-old man-made cellars in one of the most unique caves of Hungary. The tour is a journey through time during where you will be able to learn a lot about not only the geology of the Buda Castle but also about the combined work of man and nature throughout many centuries.

Budapest: Classic Buda Castle Walking Tour

4. Budapest: Classic Buda Castle Walking Tour

Follow your guide through through the history and sights of the Buda Castle District on this walking tour in Budapest. Hear stories from Hungarian history as you see sights like the President's Palace, the Royal Palace, and the Hungarian Parliament building. Begin your tour at the Baroque Holy Trinity Statue and walk to the 15th century, Gothic Matthias Church. Admire the fairy-tale like Fishermen's Bastion and take in views of the Danube river and the Parliament building from the Neo-Romanesque terraces. Stroll along the old cobble-stone streets to get to the President's Palace and the Royal Palace complexes. Walk around the courtyards and fountains, and look at the proud guards outside the palace.  Marvel at stunning views of the other side of the city across the majestic Danube River from the royal terraces. Capture pictures of views of the Margaret Bridge, the Chain Bridge, the Elizabeth Bridge, and the Liberty Bridge. Visit the other side of the castle and enjoy an excellent view towards the forested Buda Hills from the medieval walls. End your tour near the Holy Trinity Statue where it began. 

Budapest: Original Pub Crawl with Open Bar

5. Budapest: Original Pub Crawl with Open Bar

Visit the best bars in Budapest on a wild night out in the city center, and discover the famous ruin bars along the way. The night includes a 1-hour open bar, drinking games, free shots, and VIP entry to one of the hottest clubs in the city! Meet interesting people from around the world as you join international party lovers on an exploration of Budapest’s nightlife scene. Your fun and helpful guides will show you the best of Budapest at night for a guaranteed great experience. Start the night with a 1-hour open bar. Then, visit several famous ruin bars with different themes. Enjoy free shots and special drink offers throughout the night, and break the ice with lively drinking games. Socialize with fellow travelers, get insider tips from your local guides, and have fun in the most extraordinary bars Budapest can offer. End the night with VIP entrance to one of the best clubs in Budapest, and dance the night away until the wee small hours of the morning.

Budapest: Buda Castle Vampires & Myths Evening Walking Tour

6. Budapest: Buda Castle Vampires & Myths Evening Walking Tour

Away from the crowds of Pest, this informative and educational tour takes you to some of the charming, magical places of the city where Hungarian rulers once toiled deep into the night at the Buda Castle. Hear stories of cruelty and learn the despicable actions of Elizabeth Bathory, the bloody countess. You will also learn how the Romanian prince, Vlad Dracula ended up in the prison of Buda Castle. Join your Gothic-attired guide as they take you on a 2-hour walking tour of the city by night. Learn the history of Old Hungary where, according to legend, "vampires" were born and roamed the streets during this dark period of European history.

Budapest: The Great Synagogue Skip the Line Ticket

7. Budapest: The Great Synagogue Skip the Line Ticket

Skip the lines and head straight to the security check with a guide to start your tour of the Great Synagogue. Visit the Heroes’ Temple, the graveyard, and the Jewish Museum. Honor Holocaust victims at the Emanuel Tree in the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park. Take a guided tour to hear about the history and architecture of the largest synagogue in Europe and the second-largest in the world, as well as the fate of the Hungarian Jews before and after WWII.  Then use your ticket to enter the Hungarian Jewish Museum next to the Synagogue. Admire its red and yellow brick facade combining Romantic style with Moorish elements. Learn about the life of the Jewish people in Hungary through everyday objects.  See the famous Emmanuel Memorial Tree in the Synagogue's backyard. Admire this magnificent weeping willow's small metal leaves engraved with a name of a Holocaust victim and plaques honoring non-Jewish rescuers.  Then, finish your visit the graveyard in the backyard of the Heroes’ Temple, the burial site of those who died in the ghetto during WWII.

Budapest: Alternative Ruin Bar Pub Crawl with VIP Entry

8. Budapest: Alternative Ruin Bar Pub Crawl with VIP Entry

Everyone knows about the vibrant city of Budapest, and its nightlife, but not every traveller has experienced all the rare gems that this city can offer at night. The Alternative Budapest pub crawl is a special invitation to explore the hidden parts of the city. This is not your regular pub crawl! From free shots in some of Budapest’s hidden bars that even locals covet to special treatment in the hidden underground clubs open to locals only, on this crawl, you’ll experience the depths of this fun city like a true local. Expect to meet fun people like yourself, dance the night away, and discover what it’s like to experience Budapest without restrictions. Explore the wild bars filled with locals and enjoy the thrill of skip-the-line access to VIP clubs. This alternative pub crawl is your best bet for exploring Budapest most irregularly. Why choose a boring regular Budapest pub crawl when you can explore the city alternatively. Away from the vicious Budapest tourist crowd, the overly popular bars and the well-known tourist hangout clubs. Dance the night away at an underground club filled with fun-loving locals, see the other side of the ruin bars and enjoy the perks of having a fun tour guide who adds an extra spice to the night with fun stories and memorable laughter. Make this night-out your travel highlight as we dive into the best of Alternative Budapest when the sun sets. The night begins with a 1-hour open bar, alternative music, the chugging of free shots, and an amazing special drink offer as we play exhilarating drinking games.

Budapest: St Stephen's Basilica Tour with Tower Access

9. Budapest: St Stephen's Basilica Tour with Tower Access

Enjoy a guided tour inside St. Stephen's Basilica Tour and tower. Discover its rich gold interior, many frescos, and sculptures made by the best local artists from the late 19th century. See the mummified right hand of the first Hungarian king and take in the views from the panoramic terrace. Meet your guide in front of the basilica and start your guided tour inside the church. Built in the second half of the 19th century, it is one of Budapest’s highlights, known for its monumental dome and beautiful Neo-Renaissance architecture.  See the naturally-mummified right hand of the first Hungarian king, Saint Stephen, who ruled the country in the 11th century and converted Hungarians to Christianity. Learn about the 1,000-year-old Christian history of this nation. Choose either the public or private option and take an elevator to the panoramic terrace around the dome, a lookout point above Budapest. Enter the treasury and history exhibition of the basilica. See several liturgical objects and artworks, including a replica of the crown worn by the kings of Hungary.  Learn about the history of the building and about Cardinal Mindszenty, the leader of the Catholic church who was tortured and imprisoned by the Communist regime.

3-Hour Orientation Walking Tour of Buda and Pest

10. 3-Hour Orientation Walking Tour of Buda and Pest

Enjoy a 3-hour walking tour of the twin cities of Buda and Pest, taking in all the most beautiful views and sights the city has to offer. On the way, you'll get an insider's perspective from a local guide who will answer any questions you might have. Discover the local culture of Budapest, and sample the historic delights of the amazing city.  The walking tour covers sights such as Saint Stephen's Basilica, Elizabeth Square, Matthias Church, Buda Castle, and the Royal Palace.  While the tour is mainly on foot, you will also use public transport to cross the Danube from Pest to the Buda side. Your guide will give you a highly personalized visit. Learn about the city’s long and often turbulent history, as well as its contemporary culture. Perfect for all types of travelers, including older and younger tourists, this is a fantastic way to experience this vibrant city.

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4.6 / 5

based on 8,329 reviews

Without a doubt the greatest Budapest walking tour there is! Educational, fun, unique, and a great way to see the beautiful Castle Hill sites at night. This was my second time doing this tour and whenever back in Budapest I will be attending again!

Very kind and helpful tourist guide. During the whole time apart of the info related with the Basilica, various tips/hints were given about Bidapest in general

An exciting and pleasant cave tour with very good guide. Geological and historical experience - educational and fun.

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

I was really happy with the services, easy and reasonably priced