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Budapest: Scenic Tuk Tuk Tour

1. Budapest: Scenic Tuk Tuk Tour

Start out in the heart of Budapest and head to the top of Gellért Hill on a 2-hour tuk tuk tour. See the Citadel, the Philosopher's Garden, the Castle Garden Bazaar, the Chain Bridge, the Gresham Palace and lots more. Sit back and enjoy the commentary by your driver/guide as you take in the best of Budapest. If you've already chosen the places you’d like to visit, or want some suggestions, the tuk tuk driver will be happy to accommodate and show you the beauty of Budapest. The tuk tuk is equipped with a tablet for access to PocketGuide, the audio tour app, free of charge. And of course, you can also download it to your phone.

Budapest City Discovery Tour

2. Budapest City Discovery Tour

Discover all the most important sights of Hungary's capital on this comprehensive tour. The best way to discover the city is by bus, and you will be amazed at how much you learn in just 3 hours. Along the beautiful banks of the Danube, Budapest is home to many architectural treasures. Visit the famous Opera House, known as one of the most beautiful in the world, Heroes Square, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and more. Take a walk through the Castle District and marvel at the most romantic pedestrian sector of Budapest. Here you will visit sites such as Buda Castle, St. George Square, and the historical residential section. Next, move on to Matthias Church, the 2nd-largest church of medieval Buda, constructed in a florid late Gothic style. At Fisherman's Bastion, view a magnificent panorama of the city from above, including Margaret Island and Gellért Hill. The 7 towers represent the 7 Hungarian tribes that settled in the Carpathians in 896.

Budapest: 3-Hour Walking Tour of Pest with a Historian

3. Budapest: 3-Hour Walking Tour of Pest with a Historian

On this amazing 3-hour walking tour, discover the essence of Pest, the Eastern and younger side of Budapest. Learn about the history of Pest, about the different mentality of Pest and Buda residents, and receive an account of how is it to live there today. Your guide is not afraid to answer any question and enter any topic about Budapest and Hungary. Explore the inner city of Budapest and visit various places including the Danube Promenade, the Art Nouveau splendor of Gresham Palace, the historic Academy of Sciences, the cobblestones of Zrínyi street, Saint Stephen's Basilica, Andrássy Street, Hungarian State Opera, and the Millenium Underground. Discover 1000 years of Hungarian history at Hero's Square. As an added bonus to round off your experience, enjoy a delicious coffee in a coffee house.

Budapest City Tour by Bike

4. Budapest City Tour by Bike

There is no better way to see the city's beautiful sites and learn the history of Budapest than by bike. Spend a relaxing day touring both sides of the Danube with a small group and familiarize yourself with the best of what the city has to offer. Meet at the Cityrama office, very close to the parliament building, for a brief introduction before heading out to explore the city. While crusing around the city you will visit some of the capital's most historic sites including the parliament building, the Castle District, Matthias Church, Fishermen’s Bastion, and the Labyrinth of Buda Castle. Continue on towards Alexander Palace and the Royal Palace. Once in Pest, bike to Gresham Palace, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, St.Stephen’s Basilica, and Liberty Square . On route to Heroe’s Square you will pass by Andrassy Avenue, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2002. Notable spots along this street include the Opera House and the House of Terror which commemorates the two main oppressive regimes in Hungary, fascism and communism. The tour ends downtown after our final stop at the city park.

Budapest: Half-Day Private Car Tour

5. Budapest: Half-Day Private Car Tour

You can see the most important sights of Budapest during this 4-hour long tour. This program is recommended for those who have only a short time, want to explore the city alone, or need an orientation. During such a city tour you can decide what you want to see more thoroughly and where you want to go back to. Sightseeing by car is more comfortable and less tiring and allows more time to spend in all places. The suggested highlights include Heroes' Square, Széchenyi Spa, Vajdahunyad Castle, Andrássy Avenue, State Opera House, St. Stephen's Basilica, Liberty Square, House of Parliament, Chain Bridge, National Museum, Synagogue, old historical town with tight streets of the Castle District, Fisherman's Bastion, Royal Palace, Matthias Church, and the spectacular view from the Gellért Hill (Citadel).

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What people are saying about Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 84 reviews

The tuk tuk tour was a most unique and enjoyable way to see the highlights of Budapest. We have done many bus tours in the past and decided to try something a little different. We were not disappointed. We managed to cover a lot of ground in just over 2 hours and we saw other tourists watching us with envy.

Our driver was super friendly and very knowledgeable. He discussed where we wanted to go before setting off, just to make sure we weren’t going somewhere we’d already seen. Arranging pick up/drop off was nice and straightforward as well. We had a fab tuk tuk tour of the city and would highly recommend.

Super recommended !! An excellent experience to know Budapest, its history as well as to travel small corners. I would definitely take it again! The super friendly guide, knows a lot, drives well and also takes photos

A very professional and kind driver who was very helpful and gave advice This tour was amazing and we could see all we wanted A must do in Budapest

What I loved the most was my guide’s deep historical knowledge - he knew EVERYTHING I asked about.