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.