You will be picked up from your hotel and travel in a coach/mini bus to see some of the major landmarks in the city.
You will start off in the Pest area where you will visit:
• The Opera House: Designed and built in Renaissance style, it is a richly-decorated building and is considered one of the best opera houses in the world.
• Hero’s Square: One of the major squares of Budapest with two important buildings, The Museum of Fine Arts on the left and The Palace of Art (or Art Exhibition Museum) on the right.
• Millennium Memorial: There will be a short photo stop here. The central site of Hero’s Square, the Millennium Memorial has statues of the leaders of the seven tribes that founded Hungary in the 9th century.
Continue to downtown where you will visit:
• Elizabeth Bridge: Connects Buda and Pest across the River Danube.
• View from Gellért Hill: There will be a short photo stop here. Rising steeply above the capital, Gellért Hill (Gellért- hegy) seems like a huge cliff, even though it is only 140 metres (430 feet) above the level of the river. Due to its height, it offers a peerless panorama of the entire city.
• The Castle District: Enjoy a short guided walk of this area.
• Matthias Church: You will see it from the outside. This Gothic-style church was constructed between the 13th and the 15th centuries. Named after the greatest Hungarian king, Matthias Corvinus, many coronations have taken place here.
• Fishermen’s Bastion: It was built as a viewing platform in 1905.
• Margaret Bridge: Connecting Buda and Pest across the Danube, it is the second oldest public bridge in Budapest.
• Parliament: You will see it from the outside. Inspired in part by the Palace of Westminster, its white Neo-Gothic turrets and arches stretch for over 250 metres along the Danube embankment.
The tour ends at Erzsebet Square.