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Budapest: Classical Music Concert in St Anne's Church

1. Budapest: Classical Music Concert in St Anne's Church

Visit Saint Anne's Roman Catholic Church and listen to the world-famous compositions of artists such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Vivaldi. Completed in 1761 by the Servite Order, the church retains much of its original design and is perfect for classical music performances. Listen to the excellent artists from the Danube String Orchestra and choose from the two different seating categories, depending on your preferences. The program for the concert is the following: • J. Pachelbel - Canon • A. Vivaldi - Gloria • T. Albinoni - Adagio • F. Schubert - Ave Maria • W.A. Mozart - Church Sonate in D major Ave Verum • Saint-Saens - The Swan • W.A. Mozart - Alleluja • A. Vivaldi - The Four Seasons - Summer, Winter, Spring, Autumn

Budapest: City Center Walking Tour

2. Budapest: City Center Walking Tour

Discover the most iconic locations in Budapest on this walking tour of the inner city of Pest. Start your stroll in Marcius 15 Square and admire the Gothic Medieval cathedral of the Great Blessed Lady. Walk along the Duna Corso river promenade and enjoy the beautiful view over the Danube, its bridges, and the Castle of Buda on the opposite side. Pass by the spectacular dance palace Pesti Vigado, and see the historical Gerbeaud Cafe in Vorosmarty Square. Take a stroll through Elizabeth Park and see Budapest Eye, the largest Ferris wheel in Europe. After a short walk, you will 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 cute statue of Mr. Safe who 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, you can pay a visit to the poignant Shoes on the Danube Bank monument or enjoy a stroll along the banks of the river.

Budapest Christmas Market Tour with Mulled Wine

3. Budapest Christmas Market Tour with Mulled Wine

Get a local point of view on Budapest’s Christmas traditions and culture while seeing some of the inner city’s top sights. On this 2.5-hour tour, your guide will take you to two Christmas markets where you’ll find Hungarian handicrafts, trinkets, souvenirs, and local foods and sweets on offer. Along the way you’ll see the Opera House, Andrassy Boulevard, and St. Stephen’s Basilica. Enjoy a guided visit to the basilica, and see the impressive Holy Right Chapel. You’ll have the option of admiring the holiday decorations inside the basilica and around the square. At the end of the tour there’s hot mulled wine waiting for you! Your guide will leave you in Vorosmarty Square, the site of the city’s biggest Christmas market, so that you can do some holiday shopping on your own.

Budapest: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

4. Budapest: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Download a vibrant MP3 Self-Guided Audio Tour combined with a fully detailed map of the area of your tour. Welcome to Budapest, the Queen of the Danube. There are many different landmarks to see in this beautiful city, including Heroes' Square, with its its iconic statue complex featuring the seven chieftains of the Magyars, and the fascinating House of Terror with exhibits related to the communist and fascist regimes in 20th-century Hungary. You will also see: The magnficent St Stephen's Basilica, with is superb stained glass windows and an interior full of splendid artworks The Budapest Opera house, one of the finest opera houses in the world The Great Synagogue and Jewish Museum The Hungarian National Museum The massive Central Market Hall Váci út Vorosmarty ter Szechenyi Istvan ter There are many fascinating sights to see in Budapest. There is something for everyone. Your tour. Your way.

Budapest: Inner City Walking Tour in German

5. 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.

All In One 3-Hour Walking Tour with Coffee Stop

6. All In One 3-Hour Walking Tour with Coffee Stop

Experience everything Budapest has to offer on this packed walking tour. The tour begins at the Opera House, then take a short ride on the Millennium metro to Heroes Square' and Budapest's city park. Once there you will learn about Hungarian history and culture through the line of kings displayed in chronological order. Then, walk through the park to visit Vajdahunyad Castle, a complex built for the World Expo in 1896. Afterwards, stop by Szechenyi Bath House to learn about the country's unique bathing culture. Hop back on the metro and stop by Andrassy Blvd. Next, continue toward Elizabeth Square and St. Stephen’s Basilica before taking a break in a café for a taste of Hungary’s most famous pastry. Once refreshed, take a trip toward the downtown area with a stop at Vaci Street and Vorosmarty Square. Finally, climb the steps up to the Royal Palace and walk through the old cobblestone streets toward the finishing point in front of the Matthias Church and Fisherman’s Bastion.

Budapest: History of Sissi Era Private Tour

7. Budapest: History of Sissi Era Private Tour

Dive deep into Budapest's history and embark on a journey of stories with your local guide. See a mix of highlights and sights such as the Elizabeth Bridge, Opera House, and Matthias Church. Relive one of the most important historical events in Budapest and the impact from then to now. Your guide, an expert on the subject, will keep you entertained while you gain insights you won't find in any history book. Your local guide will make you feel like you are taking a trip into the past that has shaped the city we see today.

Budapest: Downtown Budapest Smartphone Audio Guide

8. Budapest: Downtown Budapest Smartphone Audio Guide

Discover Budapest through the main monuments of the city center and also through some Hungarian art, history, and gastronomy... The only thing you need to explore for 1h30? Your smartphone! The voice of a local guide will guide you throughout the visit and the stories will be triggered automatically as you go along. Start your tour whenever you want, alone or with friends, far from tourist groups... During this audio-guided tour of about 1h30, you will start at the banks of the Danube where a tour of the city awaits you. You will discover the Marguerite Bridge, the Chain Bridge and the origin of the birth of the city of Budapest. At your feet, you will notice the presence of many bronze shoes, witnesses of the Second World War, a very sad period for the country. Continue your journey to the front of the Budapest Parliament, a sumptuous 19th century building. Continue to discover the history and many anecdotes about the city through different places and buildings: Kolodko statue, monument of Soviet soldiers, Freedom Square etc. Learn more about Hungarian gastronomy and pass by institutions such as the House of Strudel or Gerbeaud. A short stop at a terrace or a shop, a small craving? Resume the visit when you want, right where you paused. It's impossible to get lost. The guide provides clear audio directions and a map indicates clear directions to follow in real time. And if you take a wrong turn, the integrated geo-localization feature will get you back on track in no time! customize your itinerary as you wish, relax and enjoy a fun and entertaining tour of Castle district, at your own pace. Then enjoy a nice walk along the Danube and finish your stroll in front of the main covered market of the capital.

Budapest: Self-Guided Bike Tour to Szentendre with Return

9. Budapest: Self-Guided Bike Tour to Szentendre with Return

Explore Budapest and Szentendre on this self-guided bike tour. Bike through the Jewish Quarter, see the quaint village of Szentendre, and return to town by boat or train. Pick up your bike in Budapest and begin your self-guided journey. Cycle through the historic Jewish Quarter, passing the massive Dohany Synagogue. Continue through the city center to reach the Danube River. Follow marked paths and scenic routes to see St. Stephen's Basilica, the Financial District, and Liberty Square before reaching the Parliament. Take a quick break to enjoy a stunning view of the river bank before continuing over Margaret Bridge to reach Margarete Island. Cross the island to the north. Pass under Arpad Bridge to reach a bike path leading to the Old Town of Buda. Bike along the old cobblestone streets through historic buildings before reaching the Danube Bicycle Trail. Follow the path through a magical forest and pass Lupa Lake, an artificial lake with crystal clear water. If you wish, stop for a quick swim to cool off (entry fee not included). Continue on a newly built bike path to Szentendre, an idyllic city on the banks of the Danube River. Explore the town on foot, stopping to relax on a sandy beach or enjoying a drink or meal at one of the many local bars and restaurants. Once you've explored Szentendre, bring your bike back to Bupadest. From Friday to Saturday, hop on a boat at 5:00 P.M. back to town. During the week, take a regional train.

Budapest: Inner City Private Walking Tour of Pest

10. Budapest: Inner City Private Walking Tour of Pest

We will start in front of the Hungarian Parliament Building. We will walk through Liberty square (Szabadság tér) to St. Stephen's Basilica - (visit ot the church upon request, entrance fee in 2022 1200 HUF/person). We will continue to explore the historical centre of Pest: Andrássy Avenue, the Opera House, Liszt Ferenc square, the magnificent building of the Hungarian Academy of Music, Király street, Erzsébet square, Vörösmarty square and the famous Váci street.

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What people are saying about Inner City, Budapest

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 344 reviews

Our tour guide was Veronica, and we really enjoyed the places she took us, as well as her detailed knowledge of Hungarian and European history. She could answer any questions we had, and was genuinely excited about showing us around the city.

The guide was extremely knowledgeable and made the walk very interesting. It gave us a good overview of the city and helped us learn our way around and also gave us ideas on other things she suggested we visit.

Excellent introduction to landmark moments of local history, and also a good way to remember the highlights of Hungarian and European history relevant to the objectives seen during the tour.

Timely and easy to find meeting place Courteous, friendly knowledgeable guide.

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