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Budapest Explorer Sightseeing Tour

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Key facts

Where: Budapest , Hungary Duration: 3 hours

Highlights

  • Discover local Budapest travel highlights and World Heritage sites
  • Ride the continent′s oldest subway
  • Admire the waterfront from a city tram
  • Experience the atmosphere of a Budapest market
  • Stroll along Andrassy Avenue
  • Explore Franz Liszt′s old neighborhood

Overview

Take a Budapest tour with a difference as you uncover the icons and little known gems that dot this city!

As you explore the capital by tram, foot and metro, you’ll stop by some of the most stunning areas and sightseeing highlights from atmospheric Andrassy Avenue to the Heroes’ Square. You’ll walk in the footsteps of Franz Liszt and pay a visit to a little known Hungarian market to experience the real heart of this historic city.

You’ll visit the first department store in Budapest, adorned with ceiling frescos painted by one of the city’s most famous artists. Then you’ll weave through narrow streets to reach a traditional market.

Andrassy Avenue, lined with atmospheric cafés, restaurants, theatres and several boutiques, is a great place to linger and soak up the atmosphere of the city.

Itinerary

On the Budapest Explorer Sightseeing Tour, you’ll get to know the real Hungary through its beautiful capital city. An English speaking guide will accompany you on this tour of Budapest on foot and by local transport.

The adventure begins when you make your way to the V. District, Margaret Bridge, Pest side, Tram stop no 2. You’ll climb aboard a city tram for a ride along the riverbank while soaking up views of the Castle District’s most stunning landmarks, including Matthias Church, Fishermen’s Bastion and the Royal Palace.

You’ll pass by the front of the Parliament House, one of Europe’s oldest legislative buildings. Have a closer look at the lions guarding Chain Bridge, which spans the River Danube and connects Buda and Pest together.

We continue our Budapest walking tour as we learn about the history and stories behind some of the beautiful buildings spanning Andrassy Avenue. We’ll call into Budapest’s very first department store, adorned with ceiling frescos painted by one of its most famous artists, before weaving through the narrow streets to reach a traditional market. Located well off the tourist trail, this is a slice of real Hungarian life and is a great place to sample some tasty local fruits.

We’ll explore the old neighborhood of Franz Liszt, Hungary’s famous composer, before leaving the city centre behind to continue our tour of Budapest by jumping on the Metro. This is continental Europe’s oldest underground, the second oldest system of its kind in the world, and its iconic Line 1 was opened by Franz Joseph, Austro-Hungarian Emperor, back in 1896.

Our Budapest tour then visits City Park to spend some time exploring this scenic location. We’ll admire the wealth of beautiful buildings surrounding the park and learn about the statues adorning Heroes’ Square at the main entrance. We’ll walk beneath the shadow of the villa houses surrounding the park, before getting onboard the underground again to end this day tour in Budapest at the Opera House.

The tour concludes at the Opera House. From here, you will need to make your own arrangements to get back to your accommodation.

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My wife & I weren't sure what to expect as far as number of participants. It turned out that there was only one other couple booked at the same time as us & they didn't turn up... Philip J McNab

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily except Tuesday and Sunday

Duration

3 hours

Start time

Start time: 0930h (09:30am)
Duration: 3 hours

Meeting point

Please make your way to V. District, Margaret Bridge, Pest side, Tram stop no 2.
Please report at the meeting point 10 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

Opera House

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Inclusions

  • Local transportation (tram and metro)
  • Walking tour
  • English speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks

Do/Dont's

Don’t forget to bring a camera! Wear comfortable shoes and casual clothing for walking.

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Please note

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.

Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip – though not compulsory – is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
  • This is a small group tour. The maximum number of guests is 12.
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