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Budapest: The Great Synagogue Skip the Line Ticket

1. Budapest: The Great Synagogue Skip the Line Ticket

Skip the lines and head straight to the security check with a guide to start your tour of the Great Synagogue. Visit the Heroes’ Temple, the graveyard, and the Jewish Museum. Honor Holocaust victims at the Emanuel Tree in the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park. Take a guided tour to hear about the history and architecture of the largest synagogue in Europe and the second-largest in the world, as well as the fate of the Hungarian Jews before and after WWII.  Then use your ticket to enter the Hungarian Jewish Museum next to the Synagogue. Admire its red and yellow brick facade combining Romantic style with Moorish elements. Learn about the life of the Jewish people in Hungary through everyday objects.  See the famous Emmanuel Memorial Tree in the Synagogue's backyard. Admire this magnificent weeping willow's small metal leaves engraved with a name of a Holocaust victim and plaques honoring non-Jewish rescuers.  Then, finish your visit the graveyard in the backyard of the Heroes’ Temple, the burial site of those who died in the ghetto during WWII.

Budapest: City Center Walking Tour

2. Budapest: City Center Walking Tour

Discover the most iconic locations in Budapest on this walking tour of the inner city of Pest. Start your stroll in Marcius 15 Square and admire the Gothic Medieval cathedral of the Great Blessed Lady. Walk along the Duna Corso river promenade and enjoy the beautiful view over the Danube, its bridges, and the Castle of Buda on the opposite side. Pass by the spectacular dance palace Pesti Vigado, and see the historical Gerbeaud Cafe in Vorosmarty Square. Take a stroll through Elizabeth Park and see Budapest Eye, the largest Ferris wheel in Europe. After a short walk, you will arrive at one of the highlights of the tour: St Stephen’s Basilica, with its monumental dome and colonnade.  Continue through the traditional pedestrian streets of the city and see the cute statue of Mr. Safe who will definitely make you smile. Next, arrive at Liberty Square where you will learn about Budapest's traumatic past as a center of Nazi occupation and Communist oppression.  Finish your tour in Kossuth Square and admire the sights surrounding the majestic Hungarian Parliament building. Hear stories of dictatorship and the 1956 revolution. Afterwards, you can pay a visit to the poignant Shoes on the Danube Bank monument or enjoy a stroll along the banks of the river.

Budapest: Guided Tour to the Hospital in the Rock & Castle

3. Budapest: Guided Tour to the Hospital in the Rock & Castle

Start at the Holy Trinity Statue, from where you walk around the magnificent Matthias Church. Admire the Fishermen's Bastion, a fantastic fairy tale structure offering the best view over the Danube and the Hungarian Parliament building.  Head to the President's Palace and the Royal Palace complexes and walk around the courtyards and fountains, and look at the proud guards outside the palace.  Walk back from the Royal Palace, and explore the other side of the castle. From the medieval walls, you have an excellent view towards the Buda Hills - the western part of the city with its forests and nature parks.  After the guided walking tour enjoy a few minutes break in the entrance hall of the Hospital in the Rock Museum. Receive a skip-the-line ticket from your tour guide and who will help you to join your scheduled visit to the museum. This will be the most exciting part of your tour. Have a 1-hour guided tour in the "Hospital in the Rock" WW2 underground bunker museum. This place used to be a secret military hospital hidden deep down below the Buda Castle. The hospital is part of a system of natural caves and tunnels, that stretches over nearly six miles. The museum that is located in the old rooms of the hospital was established to preserve its rich history.  See many rooms exhibiting hundreds of lifelike wax figures and showing you the story of the underground hospital, that was then turned into an atomic bunker during World War 2. Follow your guide through the tunnels of this place and get a feeling of what life during these times, especially as a wounded soldier must have looked like.

Budapest: Buda Castle Walking Tour in German

4. Budapest: Buda Castle Walking Tour in German

Feel the historical atmosphere of the oldest district of Budapest. Walk along the Buda Castle District, see the major places of interest and explore hidden gems whilst hearing stories of Hungarian history. Begin your tour at the Holy Trinity Statue, from where you will walk around the magnificent Matthias Church. Admire the Fishermen's Bastion, a fantastic fairy tale structure offering the best view over the Danube, and the Hungarian Parliament building. Listen to many stories and legends about the history of this beautiful town from your German-speaking local tour guide. Leave the residential district to travel to the President's Palace and the Royal Palace complexes. Walk around the courtyards and fountains, and look at the proud guards outside the palace. Get stunning views across the majestic Danube River, with full views of its main bridges: Margaret Bridge, Chain Bridge, Elizabeth Bridge, and Liberty Bridge. Explore the other side of the castle. From the medieval walls you have an excellent view towards the Buda Hills - the western part of the city with its forests and nature parks. End your tour at the starting point back at the Holy Trinity Statue, in front of the Matthias Church.

Budapest Private 3-Hour Jewish Heritage Tour

5. Budapest Private 3-Hour Jewish Heritage Tour

Learn about the past and present of Jewish Budapest on a tour that will help you gain a better understanding of the city's Jewish heritage. During this 3-hour guided sightseeing tour you’ll see the most important Jewish monuments in the Hungarian capital and visit the world's second-largest synagogue. Take a walk with your guide through the former Jewish ghetto, visit the Dohány Street Synagogue, and tour the interior of the Jewish Museum. Afterwards you’ll see the famous Tree of Life, Temple of Heroes, and the Cemetery in the Jewish Garden. Following this short walk you’ll stop to enjoy coffee and cake at a local pastry shop, before the tour ends in the Jewish Quarter.

Budapest: Inner City Walking Tour in German

6. Budapest: Inner City Walking Tour in German

Discover the most iconic locations in Budapest on this walking tour of the inner city of Pest. Start your tour with a stroll through Elizabeth Park and see Budapest Eye, the largest Ferris wheel in Europe. After a short walk, arrive at one of the highlights of the tour: St Stephen’s Basilica, with its monumental dome and colonnade. Continue through the traditional pedestrian streets of the city and see the statue of Mr. Safe, which will definitely make you smile. Next, arrive at Liberty Square, where you will learn about Budapest's traumatic past as a center of Nazi occupation and Communist oppression. Finish your tour in Kossuth Square and admire the sights surrounding the majestic Hungarian Parliament building. Hear stories of dictatorship and the 1956 revolution. Afterwards, pay a visit to the poignant Shoes on the Danube Bank monument or enjoy a stroll along the banks of the river.

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Es gibt jede Stunde Führungen in Deutscher Sprache die sehr informativ sind. Diese beginnen in der Synagoge. Wir haben den Fehler gemacht und zuerst auf eigene Faust das Areal besichtigt und dann die Führung mitgemacht. Sehr empfehlenswert aber auch ziemlich ergreifend.

Fantastic Tour! Veronika was very knowledgeable and she patiently answered all the questions during the tour! I highly recomend the Budapest tour if you ever visit this beautiful city. Thank you!

Unfortunately I didn’t take the guided tour and I really wish I would have. There was so much information I feel that I missed out on. It was extremely interesting and emotional for me

Ακριβό εισιτήριο αλλά αξίζει το γεγονός ότι περιλαμβάνεται ξενάγηση σε διάφορες γλώσσες. Είναι πολύ καλά οργανωμένοι. Είχε ενδιαφέρον.

Super cool walking tour and amazing guide! Cheers!