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Budapest: Public Transport Private Tour

1. Budapest: Public Transport Private Tour

Meet locals, save on taxi costs and use public transport! Budapest features a remarkably comprehensive and efficient public transportation system. To truly experience Hungary’s capital the way that locals do, there is no better way than getting around the city by tram, bus, metro and even ferryboat. Budapest has an excellent public transport system including eleven means of transport, and some of them, like the cogwheel railway or the boat, are quite exotic. During this 2.5-hour tour you cannot only try five different means of transport but also get a guided tour of the city in a special way. This tour offers a real-life experience - get to know Budapest and its dwellers as they live their everyday life.

Budapest Adventure Sightseeing Bike Tour

2. Budapest Adventure Sightseeing Bike Tour

Start this tour with quality KTM cross bikes with 24 gears in the heart of Budapest's Jewish District. See the beautiful Opera, the Basilica, the Parliament and the Danube Bank. Then you cross the Margit-Bridge to the Buda-side, following the Danube. You turn to Városmajor and take the legendary Cog Railway - an experience in itself. The train takes you with your bike in approx. 20 minutes up the hill. You leave at the final station and continue on your bike for approx. 4km before you reach János Hill and take a break. Then it's time for a meal or the option to see Elisabeth lookout and the incredible view over Budapest. You start the downhill part on a paved road, closed to traffic, through the forest to János-Hill and from there back to the busy city. Enjoy this nice forest ride in the clear air! You make a turn around the Castle Hill - enjoy the view of Budapest castle then pass the newly renovated Royal Gardens before you reach the Danube and return to the bike shop. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes nearby to try after your tour.

Budapest: 1956 Revolution Memorial Private Tour

3. Budapest: 1956 Revolution Memorial Private Tour

Discover one of the most significant periods in Hungarian history by learning about the Revolution of 1956. With your guide, explore sites of historical significance and learn about the communist era of Hungary. Historians still argue what to call the events that were triggered by a peaceful solidarity rally of Hungarian students with the Polish people on October 23rd, 1956. It has been described as a rebellion, revolt, uprising, popular uprising, revolution, counter-revolution, or War of Independence. Visit the site of Bloody Thursday in Kossuth Lajos Square, Budapest. Little is known about the exact numbers of revolutionaries who were killed, but it ranges between 22 and 1000 or so people. See the former party headquarters of the Hungarian communist government. Make a stop at the statue of Imre Nagy the Prime Minister of Hungary, and leader of the Revolution, who was executed for treason in 1958 by Soviet forces. Visit Bem Square where 200,000 Hungarian students protested against Soviet rule in 1956 followed by a coffee in the iconic Bambi café. Go to the statue of revolutionary Sándor Petöfi a focal point where political gatherings took place in 1956, and still do to this day. See the building of the Hungarian Radio, one of the epicentres of fighting in 1956 - it was from here revolutionaries begged for help from the world.

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What people are saying about Budapest

Unieke fantastische leerrijke ervaring

Thomas was very friendly, pleasant and very profesional. He took us around in the city and to the suburbs. Because of his knowledge we have learn a lot of interesting things about the history of Hungary at every stop we had. And outside the city we biked up and downhill and it was very exciting and sporty. We have spent a very nice time with our bike trip and for sure we would recommend this adventure. It was well worth the money.

Patient, professional and personable. Guide was more than willing to take me anywhere for as long as needed. It was so good to go to the top of Buda Castle hill and the Citadel hill without any riding on an exellator. I'll do it again and again...

Miklos has an encyclopedic knowledge of the players and events of Hungarian communism. He's a teacher, complete with a handout at the end. This tour is more than a Cliffs Notes version and we learned a lot.

Awesome guide, super experience

We did this trip our second day in Budapest. Because of certain circumstances our guide had to do an alternitive route, but he did it like a real professional. Totally worth the money!

We came out to work in Budapest and on a weekend off we booked this tour. So worth it! We loved the whole experience!!