3 hour guided tour by car (with airport pick up on arrival)
We pick you up at the airport and on the way to town we can give you a brief intro to Budapest, we stop at Heroes square, see the sights of the city park, then drive through downtown with a possible stop at the St Stephens cathedral. We aim for Buda afterwards and see the castle district on foot. Our last stop is the Gellért Hill from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of our capital. This tour is of course possible without an airport pick up too.
Prices: 100€+ parking charges with airport pickup, 80€ +parking charges starting at budaveg or downtown.
Half day walking tour (using public transport)
A beautiful way to discover the treasures of the city in comfortable pace. Because of the size of the city and the countless sights, Budapest can be best discovered in two half-day tours: starting with the Pest side and then visiting the Buda side; for detailed description scroll down. It can be done on one day with a lunch break in the middle…
Price: 70€ for a 3 hour tour
Budapest by night 3 hour guided tour by car
It is like the 3 hour guided tour above, but we just focus on the illuminated sights: Heroes Square, Vajdahunyad Castle,and the Danube Promenade, from where we can enjoy the lovely buildings of the Buda side.Then a little walk in the Castle District, finishing on the Gellért Hill.
Price: 80€ for a 3 hour tour.
Pest side: You will be picked up from our Budaveg apartment and then we set off to discover the city. First we visit the Heroes Square as it gives an excellent setting for a brief introduction to the city’s history. As we are in the City Park already we can show you the other sights as well: the two Museums of Fine Arts, the Art Gallery, the Zoo and the fascinating Vajdahunyad Castle which houses the Agricultural Museum. After that we will take the world’s second oldest metro to get to the downtown area. There you will see the gorgeous Opera House (which can be visited by the way). From there we visit the city’s biggest church, St. Stephen’s Cathedral (pictured), which is not only an amazing building, but also houses Hungary’s most important relic and is an ideal place to tell you more about our first royal dynasty the House of Árpád. There’s a lift to the Cupola from which you can enjoy a fantastic view of the city. We finish our tour with a pleasant stroll in the famous Váci Street area and along the Danube Promenade.
These are the main sights of the Pest side, however there are countless other sights, museums and lovely cafes in which to rest your tired feet. If you wish you can discover the Great Synagogue and the former Ghetto Area, the Central Market Hall or one of the many other museums. Don’t forget that all Budaveg tours are tailored according to your wishes.
We set off to Buda using the tram from the Grand Boulevard and our first site is the famous Lukács Baths, where you will visit the renovated hall and see the marble plaques on the walls from grateful patients from all over the world.
After that we climb Rose Hill to visit the tomb of Gül Baba, one of our most beautiful monuments from the Turkish times. We take the tram again and our next stop is the baroque Castle District which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage.
You will see the beautiful National Archives, the Fisherman’s Bastion and visit the Matthias Church. It’s a splendid area and most of the houses have an interesting story to tell. We walk over to the Royal Palace and on the way we can tell you about some interesting statues, and buildings. You will see the Castle Theatre and the President’s Office – the Alexander Palace. We also check out the art nouveau Matthias Well which has a melancholic story to tell.
From the Castle District you can enjoy a magnificent view of the city. So even standing on the Buda side of the River Danube we can tell you and show you a lot about Pest. You can conclude the day by visiting one of the many museums of the area, such as either the National Gallery, where you can even see some sculptures by Zsofi’s great-grandfather, or the Budapest Historical Museum.