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Budapest: Christmas Church Tour

1. Budapest: Christmas 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 2. Make your way through the historic Old Town area and arrive at Saint Anne's Church, the Baroque gem Budapest. This church has been preserved since the 18th Century and features amazing ornaments, a huge organ, stunning altarpieces, a rich wooden pulpit, and various carvings. On the facade of the church, see the marble sculpture of Christ. Next, make your way to the Danube riverbank. Here you will find the oldest Catholic church of Pest, the Medieval-Gothic Great Blessed Queen Church. This church has hosted many royal weddings throughout the centuries. Once inside the church, discover Roman ruins, former Medieval foundations, colorful fresco fragments from the 14th Century, and amazing Renaissance marble carvings from the early 1500's. Finish the tour in the most famous shopping street in the city, Vaci utca. End up at the famous Christmas Market (from November till 1 January) and hear about the rich Christmas traditions of Hungary..

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What people are saying about Inner City, Budapest

This was a wonderful way to see some of the main attractions of the city. Our guide Orsi was terrific; extremely knowledgeable & friendly and I would recommend her in a heartbeat! While it is a 3 hour walking tour, the pace and terrain is easygoing. I would not hesitate to use them again for another tour :)

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!

It was a fantastic way to see a number of parts of Buda and Pest - particularly Pest. Rebecca, our guide, was animated, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and engaging. I would strongly recommend this tour.

Very Enjoyable

We were.very impressed with our Tour Guide Reka very relaxing & had a lot of Knowledge about Budapest such a pleasant Girl very Friendly , we learnt a lot of the History .

Great informative tour

George, was an amazing guide. He was extremely well informed, entertaining and eager to share his knowledge.