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Hungarian Parliament guided visit

Visit the magnificent House of Parliament, the 3rd largest Parliament building in the world. During this tour, you will have the chance to see the very richly decorated Staircase and the Cupola Room, where the Hungarian Crown Jewels and the Hungarian Holy Crown can be found.

Explore the interior of the Hungarian Parliament with a professional, local guide. Learn interesting facts about the country’s history and about why the cross on the top of the Hungarian crown is not straight.

During this tour, you will have the chance to visit the main Staircase framed by statues, stained glass windows and rich, decorative frescoes. The Dome Hall houses the Hungarian Holy Crown and the Coronation Insignia, among the oldest coronation regalia in Europe. The highlight of the tour is the Old Upper House Hall. After visiting the Session Room, the tour ends at the Parliament.

Hungarian Parliament guided visit

Budapest Széchenyi spa skip-the-line entrance

Enjoy fast track access to Europe’s largest thermal bath Széchenyi. The complex includes 3 outdoor and 15 indoor pools, saunas, steam rooms and aroma massage services. Relaxing activity Massage services are also available on the spot. The pools are regulated at various temperatures and the outdoor activity pool has a jacuzzi and a whirlpool. Other services include massages, sundeck and restaurant.

Budapest Széchenyi spa skip-the-line entrance

Budapest Card for free museums, tours and transportation

  • Get unlimited access to the public transport of Budapest
  • Get free entry to the city’s top museums and art galleries
  • Enjoy free guided city tours
  • Take advantage of 10-50% discounts in more than 100 places all over the city

Budapest Card for free museums, tours and transportation

Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour through Budapest including free activities

 

  • See Budapest on a comfortable hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Enjoy free activities included in your ticket
  • Choose between three different options

 

hop-on hop-off tour through Budapest

3-Hour guided city tour of Budapest

Discover the sights in Budapest with a professional tour guide. Visit the city’s main sights on both parts of the river in Budapest. Walk around the Castle District, enjoy the view from the Citadell, and drive along Andrássy Avenue, reaching Heroes’ Square while passing many of the city’s greatest landmarks.

This tour will start from the Chain Bridge, passing by the Parliament and taking the Margaret Bridge over to Buda. You’ll stop in the Castle District (Matthias Church and Fishermen’s Bastion) and then drive to the top of the Gellért Hill (Citadel) where you’ll be shown the most spectacular view Budapest has to offer.

You’ll be taken to Pest and you’ll drive through the downtown area (Central Market Hall, Synagogue), after which you’ll stop at the Heroes’ Square (City Park). You’ll later visit Andrássy Avenue, past the Opera House and the St Stephen’s Basilica, and the tour ends in the city centre

3-Hour guided city tour of Budapest

Budapest city tour plus Danube river cruise

  • Discover the highlights of Budapest including the Citadel
  • Enjoy a boat tour on the beautiful Danube river
  • See the city’s attractions on both sides of the Danube

Budapest city tour plus Danube river cruise

Danube River Cruise with Dinner and Piano Battle Show

This experience units the best sides of Budapest – river, night and music. Enjoy a sightseeing cruise by night on the Danube through the beautiful illuminated city. On a luxurious catamaran you will be served a delicious 4 course menu and entertained with an amazing piano battle show that pleases both eyes and ears. And to start the evening, you can choose between a hungarian “pálinka” or a glass of sparkling wine. Don’t miss the charme of the Hungarian capital.

Danube River Cruise with Dinner and Piano Battle Show

Guided visit of the royal palace of Queen Sisi

Follow the footprints of the famous Empress Sisi and explore Gödöllo Palace, the former summer residence of Queen Elisabeth (Sisi) and Francis Joseph. These walls whisper of the secret stories of her life… Come and listen to them and experience the charming and mysterious historical atmosphere.

Visit the beautiful Baroque Palace in Gödöllo! After only a 30-minute drive from the local partners office, you’ll arrive at the former summer residence of Queen Elisabeth (Sisi) and Francis Joseph (Habsburg Emperor and Hungarian King 1867-1916).

The visit of the museum and the tour through the garden of the Chateau, gives you a glimpse of the times under the Austro-Hungarian Empire. You will become acquainted with the secrets of their private life, hidden doors, rooms and lovers of the royal couple. You’ll have the chance to take a coffee break (optional, not included). This tour ends at the city center.

Guided visit of the royal palace of Queen Sisi

River cruise through Budapest with dinner and folklore show

Enjoy the unique world of traditional Hungarian music and dance. Combine your experience with a relaxing boat trip along the famous Danube river on one of our luxurious catamarans, marvel at the panorama of the illuminated city and have a tasty dinner! We pay special attention to make you familiar with Hungarian culture and taste thanks to our program and menu.

Our luxurious catamaran has been designed ad hoc to set up complex events. Thanks to the beautifully lighted stage and the spacious restaurant, the entertainment is guaranteed in every detail.

The 3 hours long river cruise is a perfect opportunity to discover the important historical and cultural monuments of Budapest and the banks of the Danube which are part of the World Heritage sites.

River cruise through Budapest with dinner and folklore show

Danube bend excursion from Budapest

  • Learn about the history of Hungary visiting its villages
  • Visit the largest basilica in Hungary, Esztergom
  • Walk upon 750 year-old stones of the formal Royal Residence
  • Drift along the Danube River as you return to Budapest by boat

Danube bend excursion from Budapest

Szentendre Artists’ Village

Walk along the cobbled narrow streets and taste the Hungarian speciality, so called “Lángos” (fried Hungarian flat bread). After the guided tour you can also visit some museums (for example the famous Margit Kovács Ceramic Museum or the Confectionery Museum with marzipan figures), or you can buy some typical Hungarian souvenirs. Enjoy the one hour long boat tour from Szentendre back to Budapest (May – September). Szentendre is a small baroque city built on medieval ruins, located at the gate of the Danube Bend. The town is considered to be the Artist’s Village or the Painters’ Town (the bus ride to Szentendre takes approximately 30 minutes). Due to the Mediterranean atmosphere and proximity to Budapest, it is a popular place among locals and visitors as well.

The tour ends in the city centre (pier) – in case of low water or flood, and during winter time the tour returns to Budapest by bus.

Szentendre Artists’ Village

Budapest by night: tour with dinner and Hungarian folklore show

Visit the illuminated ‘Paris of the East’ and spend a memorable evening in a traditional Hungarian restaurant! Enjoy the folk dance show, the gipsy music and the tasty dishes. After dinner admire a view of the city, lit up at night, from the top of the Gellért Hill

Visit the illuminated ‘Paris of the East’ and spend an enjoyable evening in a traditional restaurant in the hills of Buda! You’ll be served a traditional Hungarian three-course menu accompanied with wine.

During the dinner you can enjoy a colorful Folklore Show Programme with dancers – dressed in folk costumes – and Gipsy Music. Next we drive around the illuminated city and stop on top of the Gellért Hill (Citadel), the most spectacular viewpoint of Budapest. The tour ends at your hotel.

Budapest by night: tour with dinner and Hungarian folklore show

3-hour tour of Buda Castle with a historian

  • Visit Buda Castle, an ancient seat of royal power
  • Gaze upon the ornate Matthias Church
  • Wander along the quaint streets of Castle Hill
  • See the remains of a Middle Age synagogue
  • Explore the home of an 18th-century pharmacist

3-hour tour of Buda Castle with a historian

Small-group tour of communist Budapest

Written and raved about in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal and other major newspapers, this tour takes you on a journey back to the times about how life was like in Hungary during the 50 years of communism.

You will hear a summary of how it all started, how big brother was the one telling what to do and what not to do. You’ll learn about how life was like behind the iron curtain. How children were brought up, how families lived, how and where people traveled, how long it took to get a passport and many other interesting experiences from black markets to banana lines.

One of the highlighted themes of the tour is the 1956 revolution and the number of events that led to it, such as the War of Independence, Great Compromise, WWI and WWII, that gave huge significance to the meaning behind the Hungarian quest for freedom. Some of the stops during the tour will be about the Liberty Square and the Parliament area.

Also included on the tour is a visit to a private exhibition room, where you will be introduced to the real features of a Hungarian home through relics to typical furniture and furnishings. Furthermore we have an extensive collection of many communist related artifacts and relics, such as red and blue passports, party member’s registration book, pins, medals, currency and huge placards to help your understanding of the propaganda once surrounding the Hungarians.

Small-group tour of communist Budapest

Budapest all-in-one walking tour

  • Get an overview of Hungarian history and culture on this small group walking tour
  • Visit Heroes’ Square and City Park and have a peek into a bathhouse
  • Enjoy a soft drink and two homemade Hungarian dessert on a break
  • See some of the most famous sights of Budapest, such as the Fisherman’s Bastion, Heroes’ Square and many others

Budapest all-in-one walking tour

Budapest all-in-one electric bike tour

  • Learn about Hungarian history on Heroes’ Square and City Park
  • Visit Buda Castle area with Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church
  • Take a break during the tour and enjoy a soft drink or coffee and desserts

Budapest all-in-one electric bike tour

A Journey through Jewish Budapest with a Historian

  • Learn about the extensive history of Budapest’s Jewish community
  • Explore the Óbuda synagogue
  • Visit the Dohány Synagogue
  • Walk through little Hasidic shtibls and Sephardic­rite prayer houses

A Journey through Jewish Budapest with a Historian

Eat Hungary – gourmet walking tour

Discover Hungarian cuisine with 8 different tastings of authentic mouthwatering specialties during a guided walking tour through the heart of downtown Pest and the Jewish Quarter. Eat your way around Budapest! A foodie revolution has swept through the city in recent years and brought with it Michelin star gourmet restaurants, reinvented market halls, street vendors, elegant cafes and quirkey food trucks. On the Eat Hungary tour not only do you get a perfect day of eating with the help of a knowledgable local guide, but you’ll also learn a little bit about Hungarian history, traditions and culture along the way. You guide will take you off the beaten path to local eateries and shops not frequented by all the regular tourists. The tour begins at the Cityrama office with a Welcome ‘Túró Rudi’ (a chilled chocolate covered dessert) and stops at Belvárosi Piac the downtown market hall on Hold utca (NOT to be confused with the Central Market Hall), local butcher shop, cheese shop, traditional restaurants and finally a neighborhood pub for a taste of locally made artisanal beer. There is a little something for everyone on this delicious tour!

Eat Hungary – gourmet walking tour

Budapest castle district walking tour

Get a historical overview of the Buda Castle district, with a private walk through the small cobblestone streets and squares. Feel the medieval history around you, when your guide will lead you through the castle area and the historical points and tell you about the roles it played throughout the Hungarian history.

This tour takes you back in time, and tells you how the Castle Hill was originally built and designed. How the whole area was used over the centuries by many different cultures and nations. Walk through these major historical points and learn how the castle district survived and helped its inhabitants defend and live through invasions and occupations for centuries. Learn the secrets of the Buda castle hill!

During this tour you will see the major areas of Royal Palace, Presidential palace, Disz Square, Holy Trinity Square, Hess Andras Square and Fisherman’s Bastion. We’ll also show you around inside the Matthias Church and tell its stories and legends. You will also take a break for coffee and cake in a cosy Café of the Castle District.

Budapest castle district walking tour

Budapest Cave Walk

Many people know that Hungary is a country blessed with an abundance of thermal springs. But only few people are aware, that these same medicinal waters have carved a deep and intricate cave system under the city over the course of millions of years.

You start with a visit to Szemlő-hegyi Cave known as “the under ground flower garden of Budapest”, a tribute to the spectacular formations of pisolite and gypsum crystals. Because the caves enjoy a steady temperature of 12 degrees Celsius, with dust and allergen free air, along with 100% humidity, at it lowest level there is a respiratory sanatorium.

Then take a walk to the next site, Pál-völgyi Cave. It’s the longest cave system in Hungary at around 31 km and known for its lofty passageways and great level differences. Audiophiles take note as you will experience the famous Theatre Hall, renowned as an echo chamber with its impressive acoustics. The tour concludes with a peek at the quarry from one of the caves many hidden exits.

Budapest Cave Walk

Budapest street food experience with craft beer tasting

Explore Budapest and its cuisine with a local guide. During your walking tour you’ll visit a local market in downtown Budapest and sampling different fares of some traditional Hungarian food producers. Along the way, you’ll hear stories of how Hungarian families cook or make their favorite traditional dishes. Also you’ll have a chance to see how locals make ‘lángos’, the very special fried bread that is much loved in Central Europe.

Wandering in downtown Budapest the tour visits a sweet shop, cheese specialist, a butcher for tasting some sausages and pickles and a shop for tasting the chimney cake.

Because Hungarians love their meat served with a side of to go with it, the tour includes a visit to a local butcher’s shop. From a selection of fine cold cut products, you can indulge in various types served with a delicious selection of pickled vegetables. Throughout this culinary journey, your guide will explain the traditions, customs and unforgettable stories of how much Hungarians love to eat!

Your tour concludes with a tasting of different craft beers at a local pub. Whilst there, your guide will fill you in on the background with Hungarian beers along with some exciting stories connected to the country’s history.

Budapest street food experience with craft beer tasting

Trabant city tour of Budapest

Explore Budapest in a Trabant! This is the authentic Trabant city tour with professional driver/guide. Anytime and anywhere you want, Trabant car is the one and only true tangible legacy of the Communist era. Either you can do an “ordinary” city tour to see the top attractions of Budapest or you have the opportunity to see the “communist face” of Budapest. Come and see the giant statues at Memento Park and learn more about Hungarian life during the previous political system. Doing a Trabant Tour is a unique way to see the sights. Book your private Trabant tour now and do not forget to bring your valid driving licence with you. After a short training, you can drive the Trabant car yourself!

Trabant city tour of Budapest