Inner City, Budapest

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  • Budapest: Hop-on Hop-off Ticket with Boat & Walking Tour

    1. Budapest: Hop-on Hop-off Ticket with Boat & Walking Tour

    This sightseeing program is a combination of 3 experiences: the Red and Green hop-on hop-off bus lines, a boat cruise, and a guided walking tour. The ticket is valid for 48 or 72 hours. There are 19 stops on the Red Bus Line route. You’ll have views of the Danube River and the Opera, and at the Oktogon stop you’ll find an abundance of restaurants and cafés. See Heroes' Square with its historical statues and famous museums. Nearby are the Budapest Zoo, the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, the Gundel restaurant, the Vajdahunyad Castle, and many more attractions. The bus stops at the New York Café, Astoria, Chain Bridge (funicular), and then heads up Castle Hill, stopping within walking distance of the Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church, Buda Castle, and other historical sites. You can get off the bus at the Citadel, the highest point in Budapest, and at the Central Market Hall....

    It was really informative and interesting! I was also sick forbsomentime and too unwell to walk a lot so it was perfect to ride the bus and see the sights and hear the history! Thank you!

  • Budapest: Classical Music Concert in St Anne's Church

    2. 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: 2-Hour Walking Tour

    3. Budapest: 2-Hour 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 tr...

    It was a pleasant experience! The tour itself was thorough but, most importantly, our guide was very charismatic and knew how to captivate us. We have definitely learned a lot about the Hungarian history.

  • Budapest: Inner City Parish Church and Tower Entry Ticket

    4. Budapest: Inner City Parish Church and Tower Entry Ticket

    Immerse yourself in 2,000 years’ worth of history at the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, located on the Pest side of the Elisabeth Bridge. Enjoy the stunning views of the bridge from the church. Ascend the tower in a glass elevator and enjoy a 360-degree panorama from the top. Admire the church’s combination of architectural styles including Roman, Gothic, and Baroque. Learn about the legends surrounding the Contra Acquincum Fortress, which is said to lie beneath the church and was once a strategic point of the Roman Empire. Hear about the lives of iconic Hungarian historical figures such as St Gellért, who was thrown down in a barrel in the 11th century and was buried at the church. You will also learn about when the church was used as a mosque Turkish occupation of Hungary, and the building's numerous renovations and reconstructions since then.

  • Budapest: Night Tour in Spanish

    5. Budapest: Night Tour in Spanish

    Meet your guide at Erzsébet Square, also known as Sissi Square, built in honor of the beloved Queen of Hungary. Start the tour with a stop under the imposing State Opera of Hungary, considered one of the most magnificent opera houses in the world. After seeing some of the sights of Imperial Budapest, discover the nightlife of the city. Explore District VII where many of the famous ruin bars and fashion venues are located. Here you can enjoy a shot of traditional drink in one of the most popular ruin bars of the district. This tour ends next to the crystalline waters of the Danube on the pier, the perfect place to conclude an evening accompanied by the stars.

  • Budapest Christmas Market Tour with Mulled Wine

    6. 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 hour 30 minute tour your guide will take you to 3 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.

  • All In One 3-Hour Walking Tour with Coffee Stop

    7. 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 s...

    We had Kristina as our tour guide, she was amazing. The history of Budapest/Hungary is fascinating, we really went into the older history of the country, and ended in current day. Our tour guide was friendly informative and the coffee shop/snack was to die for..do it!

  • Budapest: Inner City Walking Tour in German

    8. 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.

  • Budapest: Catholic Church Tour

    9. Budapest: Catholic Church Tour

    Start the tour in front of Saint Stephen's Basilica where you will meet your local guide. Take a guided tour inside the church to see its rich interior covered with gold and decorated with many frescos and sculptures made by the best local artists of the late 19th century. The church is one of Budapest’s highlights, known for its monumental dome and beautiful Neo-Renaissance architecture. See the mysterious relic, the Holy Right, which is the mummified right hand of the first Hungarian king, Saint Stephen, who ruled the country in the 11th century. Saint Stephen is credited with converting much of Hungary to Christianity.  From here, walk to Pest Inner City across Elisabeth Square and Deak Square. See the facade of the main Lutheran Church built in the 19th century. Note the impressive statue of the priest of the church who saved the lives of about 2000 Jewish children during World War ...

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What people are saying about Inner City, Budapest

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 6 reviews

We had a great tour with Ms Eva. Fluent German, very knowledgeable and easy to follow. Eva took us to all the important (and hidden) places on the pest side, went into history details and answered all our questions. Totally recommended!

It was a pleasant experience! The tour itself was thorough but, most importantly, our guide was very charismatic and knew how to captivate us. We have definitely learned a lot about the Hungarian history.

The guided tour offers a good orientation. Very good as a first introduction on the Pest-Side of Budapest. Also a very friendly and qualified guide. Full recommendation.

My tour guide Noémi was extremely knowledgeable and fun , I had a blast and highly recommend ! She went out of her way and answered all my questions! Amazing !

Lots of interesting facts and history, the guide lady was very sweet and answered all my questions. ;)