The most recommended tour in Budapest!
Learn all about the city’s history and check out major sights including Buda Castle, Inner Pest, Heroes' Square, City Park and more.
Highlights and Themes
- Small-group walking tour
- Soft drink and two homemade Hungarian pastries included
- Innovative stories, interactive participation encouraged
- Overview of Hungarian history and culture
- A visit to Heroes’ Square and City Park with a peek into a bath house
- Inner Pest – Opera, Andrassy, Basilica and Chain Bridge
- Buda Castle District – Royal Palace, Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church
Dates & Times
Year Round – Daily at 10:00 AM
from 1 April to 30 September 2017 14:30 – Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Absolute Tour Center
1065 Budapest, Lazar street 16,
located right behind the Opera House.Conclusion point: Tour ends in the Buda Castle District, near Matthias Church
36 € Adult
34 € Student (with a valid student card)
18 € Child (up to 12 years)
Infants are free up to 2 years
Full Tour Description
Duration: 3.5 hours
Our famous walking tour begins at the iconic Opera House, one of the most inspiring buildings in Budapest. From here we’ll take a short ride on the Millennium metro – the oldest in Europe – out to Heroes’ Square and City Park.
It’s here that the history lesson begins, with a great introduction to Hungary’s long history and rich culture through its different ages and many kings. Next, we’ll stroll through the City Park to visit the Vajdahunyad Castle (outside only), a complex built for the World Fayre in 1896 that displays typical architecture found throughout Hungary.
Next, we’ll make a stop at Széchenyi Baths (with a peek inside when open) to learn about the amazing bath culture this country has to offer. Next, we’ll hop back on the Millennium metro back towards the city center and stop off at the end of Andrassy Boulevard. where you’ll hear about the significance the UNESCO-listed street brought to culture and nobility through Budapest’s history.
Up next is St. Stephen’s Basilica (outside only) for a few photos before we take a break, in a café for a taste of Hungary’s famous pastry called “retes” – a traditional type of strudel. Here guests will each get two homemade pastries and a coffee or soft drink (included in the tour price). After our refreshment break we head down to the riverside to see the famous blue Danube. Here we will take in the spectacular view of Gellert Hill and the Citadel, Buda Hills and the Royal Palace as we cross the river via Budapest’s Chain Bridge.
For the final leg of the tour, we climb the steps up into the Buda Castle District and then wander through the old cobblestone streets and alleys to our finishing point in front of the Matthias Church and Fisherman’s Bastion.
Our walking tours run with small groups and generally do not have more than 15 participants. This makes them interactive and personal and gives you plenty of chances to ask questions and get to know your guide. You can also hit them up for local tips on where to go and what else to do.
We reserve the right to alter and change the tour program without prior notice due to construction, city closures for events, festivals and so on throughout the year.
English speaking guide, coffee or soft drink with 2 homemade pastries, public transport tickets during the tour, many stops for photos and questions.
Entry fees to sights and museums, food and beverages except where noted, transport to the meeting point or from the conclusion point, gratuity/tip.