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Budapest: Hungarian Folklore Dance Performance & Concert

1. Budapest: Hungarian Folklore Dance Performance & Concert

Hungary is a country known for the art of folk dancing. It boasts its own college dedicated to the study of folk dances, and you can see this expertise firsthand during a 1.5-hour folk performance. You will witness a varied repertoire of music and dance by the Rajkó Folk Ensemble. Through the dance-theater performance, you will witness a fascinating insight into the costumes, music, and dance heritage of Hungary and its former empire. Revel at this inspiring and talented collective of artists who have entertained all over the world. Each concert starts at night and consists of two halves of 40-45 minutes, with a break for intermission. Founded in 1950 the Rajkó Folk Ensemble's members have been dedicated to staging authentic Hungarian folk dances and preserving Hungarian folk traditions as a professional folk ensemble for more than 70 years. The choreography is based on authentic dances, some collected from isolated villages and dating back hundreds of years.

From Budapest: Gödöllő Palace of Queen Elisabeth Tour

2. From Budapest: Gödöllő Palace of Queen Elisabeth Tour

Gödöllő is a town situated in Pest County, about 30 kilometers northeast from Budapest. This city is home to the Palace that was originally built for the aristocratic Grassalkovich family. Later Franz Josef, the Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary, along with his wife Elisabeth, used the Palace as their residency. Enjoy a guided tour through this fascinating historical site with transportation from Budapest. Guests can see the greatest Baroque castle in Hungary. Enjoy an exclusive tour through the impressive interior of the Palace. The area of the permanent exhibition includes the grand staircase, the entrance hall, the little dining hall, pantry and the rooms of the era of the Grassalkoviches and Royal Family. After touring the interior, guests can take a walk in the Royal Garden seeing the pavilion and landscaped gardens. Afterwards enjoy a coffee or a tea at the palace café (extra charge). After having free time in the garden you’ll be transferred back to Budapest City Center.

Jewish Budapest: 3-Hour Small Group Tour with Historian

3. Jewish Budapest: 3-Hour Small Group Tour with Historian

Discover one of the most popular areas of inner Pest. The 7th district is where Jewish culture has bloomed for over 200 years and today hosts the largest and most active Jewish community of Eastern Europe. As a highlight of the tour, visit the Rumbach Street Synagogue and discover the neighborhood of the Dohány Street Synagogue, which is the largest in Europe and one of the largest synagogues in the world.  Walk through the Jewish Quarter, on the streets of the former Ghetto, which hosts synagogues, monuments, kosher restaurants, and kosher shops. Hear local stories of this neighborhood and about Budapest. During your walk, visit the Carl Lutz Memorial, dedicated to one of the Righteous Among the Nations, who is also known as Hungary’s Schindler. Then pass by the lively Gozsdu Passage and visit the Rumbach Street Synagogue, built in 1872 by Viennese architect Otto Wagner. Apart from the largest Synagogue of Europe, and the other two most important Synagogues, hear local tips about the ruin pubs and nightlife. Learn about the street art and other secrets of Elizabeth Town.

From Budapest: Danube Bend Day Trip in English

4. From Budapest: Danube Bend Day Trip in English

On this unforgettable tour along the Blue Danube you will make scenic stops in Visegrád, Esztergom, and Szentendre. In Visegrád: walk close the 750 year-old stones of the former Royal Residence (entrance fee not included). Learn about life in the Middle Ages, and enjoy the fascinating panorama of the Danube valley. At Esztergom, the northern gate of Budapest, stands the center of the Catholic Church. Visit the largest cathedral in Hungary which is also the burial place of the country's most famous cardinals such as Primate József Mindszenty. Afterwards, glance across the river and enjoy the view over Slovakia. On the way back stop by the artist's village of Szentendre. It is a small baroque city at the gate of the Danube Bend, at the meeting place of the river Danube and the Pilis mountains, situated in a beautiful natural environment. Walk around the baroque settlement, built on medieval ruins and go up the narrow streets to the panorama point and look out over the Danube. Enjoy the special atmosphere of this village. Boat ride available only on Saturdays between May and September.

Lake Balaton and Herend 9-Hour Tour from Budapest

5. Lake Balaton and Herend 9-Hour Tour from Budapest

This 9-hour tour from Budapest takes you on a discovery of Herend and Lake Balaton. You first head to Herend, where you will visit the world’s largest porcelain manufacture, founded in 1826. After a guided tour through the rooms you'll be treated to a coffee and can choose to go shopping. Next you will drive to Lake Balaton, the largest freshwater lake in Central Europe, and see the abbey founded in 1055 on the Tihany Peninsula. After a lunch break and some leisure time you'll go to Balatonfüred, home to the oldest spa in Hungary, where you can walk along the famous promenade. At the end of the tour you'll return to Budapest.

Budapest: Memento Park Ticket

6. Budapest: Memento Park Ticket

Discover gigantic monuments of the communist dictatorship and learn the history of this era in Hungary. At the end of the communist era, all statutes were removed from the streets of Budapest and set up in this park as a reminder of the era. Memento Park portrays the fall of communism in a unique way. On arrival, you will see Stalin's enormous grandstand, a replica of the one that used to stand in the former Parade square where Socialist holidays were celebrated by the leaders of the party and the state. You can also learn about the historical background by exploring the photo exhibition and watching the documentary titled "The Life of an Agent." The park isn't all serious either. You can always pose for a selfie with the statue of Lenin or some Soviet Red Army soldiers.

Budapest: Street Art Tour

7. Budapest: Street Art Tour

Nothing gives you a better insight into the cultural undercurrents of contemporary Budapest than its street art. Dive into a scene that’s been boldly growing and consistently pushing creative boundaries over the last few years on a walking tour where you will gain an insider's perspective on the city's history, culture, and politics. The bulk of this tour will be spent looking at murals, graffiti, and other forms of street art. The more you explore, the more you’ll find, dotted around the otherwise bare walls of the city’s Jewish Quarter. But you're not just here to take photos. Benefit from a discussion of each piece, in which you will get familiarized with the themes, socio-political context, and artists behind the artworks. With local artists dominating the scene – and using their work to celebrate the ideas, values, and ways of life that locals are passionate about – you’ll find yourself getting an accidental lesson in history and culture. Our small group tours are limited to 8 people, so you’ll have plenty of chances to ask questions and get local tips. 

From Budapest: Half-Day Tour to Szentendre

8. From Budapest: Half-Day Tour to Szentendre

Discover the picturesque artists’ village, Szentendre, on this half-day tour from Budapest. Just a 25-minute drive from Budapest, the small baroque village lies in the beautiful natural setting at the gate of the Danube Bend, where the Danube River meets the Pilis Hills. At Szentendre, wander around the sights of the Baroque settlement, built on medieval ruins, walk up the narrow streets to the panorama point, and simply enjoy the special atmosphere of the village. You will have the chance to sample the delicious Lángos (fried Hungarian flat bread), head off for a bit of shopping, or visit any of the famous museums in the city (entrance fees not included). During the summer (between 1st May and 30th September) the tour returns to Budapest on the Danube by boat.

From Budapest: Szentendre Artists' Village Tour

9. From Budapest: Szentendre Artists' Village Tour

Take a break from bustling Budapest and visit the relaxed artists' village of Szentendre, north of the city. Take a look at the open-air exhibition featuring work by young Hungarian artists, then wander along the twisting, cobblestone alleys. Soak up the relaxing atmosphere in an outdoor café. Climb the nearby hill for stunning views of colorful rooftops nestled along the river. Marvel at life-sized marzipan sculptures in the Marzipan Museum. After a guided tour you will have the opportunity to visit other museums in the town, or bargain for souvenirs in the tiny boutique stores. During the summer season, between April 29 and October 2 on weekends, you'll return to Budapest on the Danube by boat. During winter, you'll return to the city center of Budapest by bus.

From Budapest: Gödöllő Royal Palace Tour

10. From Budapest: Gödöllő Royal Palace Tour

Just 30 minutes outside of Budapest, set in the lush Hungarian countryside, is the beautiful Royal Palace of Gödöllő, one of the extravagant residences of the former Austrian Emperors. The former residence of the Hapsburg emperors is the second largest Baroque Palace in the world and is one of the largest and most important examples of Hungarian architecture. Elisabeth, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, who was fondly called 'Sissi', and Francis Joseph I lived here in the late 19th century. The royal couple stayed in Gödöllő mainly in autumn and spring, and revived and invested in the agricultural town in which the palace is set. The elegant royal complex is now open to visitors, and this tour will take you inside the restored palace for a glimpse into the lavish lifestyle of the emperors. You'll visit the palace museum and will be guided through the 26–hectare English garden of the palace. As you explore the immense and brilliantly decorated estate, your guide will let you in on the secrets of the private life, lovers, and hidden doors and rooms of the royal couple. You'll have the opportunity for a coffee break on the grounds before heading back to central Budapest.

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What people are saying about Budapest

Excellent performance, dancers and musicians were very talented and proffessionals. The show happens so fast as you don't get bored and at the end you want more and more. The venue is at good location and the staff is kind and respectful.

Superb show, what a nice surprise from this folk group. Do not hesitate, you will have a good time in their company.

Really interesting and exciting performance, both music and dance.

Very friendly and nice and knowledgeable. My guide was Katalin

Tons of energy and great musicianship. I loved the show.