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Budapest: Grand City Tour with Parliament Visit

1. Budapest: Grand City Tour with Parliament Visit

Your first stop on this bilingual guided city tour of Budapest is in the Castle District for a short walk to see the area’s main attractions. You’ll visit Matthias Church and the Fishermen’s Bastion, the perfect spot for enjoying spectacular views of the surrounding area. Travel across the Elizabeth Bridge to the Pest side to see the exterior of the famous Central Market Hall and Europe’s largest synagogue. Then, drive to the city park. Along the way, you’ll pass the largest thermal spa in Europe and the Budapest Zoo, and then stop at Heroes’ Square, where you’ll find statues of famed Hungarian kings and dukes. The tour continues from here down Andrássy Avenue to downtown Pest, passing the Opera House and St. Stephen’s Basilica. You’ll get off the bus at the Parliament Building again for a 1-hour guided tour. Designed by the renowned Hungarian architect Imre Steindl, the building was inspired in part by the Palace of Westminster and is the largest Parliament building in the world. Inside, see the splendid session room, the richly decorated central staircase, and the great vaulted hall. You’ll also see the cupola room, which houses the Crown Jewels and the Hungarian Holy Crown.

Budapest: 4-Hour Guided Bus Tour with River Cruise

2. Budapest: 4-Hour Guided Bus Tour with River Cruise

Enjoy our 3-hour live guided city tour with professional guides and then an unforgettable sightseeing cruise on the Danube. Your tour begins with a 3-hour Grand City Tour of Budapest. You will pass by the iconic Parliament building before crossing the Danube River by the Margaret Bridge. The coach will take you to the Royal Castle area on the Buda side, where you will enjoy a short walk to the Fisherman’s Bastion and to see the exterior of Matthias Church. Next, the tour continues up the Gellért Hill, where you will have a photo stop and time to take in the great views over all of Budapest. After this stop the coach will take you across the Elizabeth Bridge and along Andrássy Avenue to Heroes’ Square. Pass by the Opera and St. Stephen’s Basilica on the way back to the Intercontinental Hotel - EUrama office where the bus tour ends in order to start the Danube cruise experience. The boat tour departs from dock 6 MAHART and includes 1 stop. Passing by the imposing building of the Parliament you can admire the panorama of the Margaret Island. The Castle District – the Royal Castle - the Matthias Church & the Fisherman’s Bastion are located on the Castle Hill, the Liberty Monument and the Citadel are on the Gellert Hill. Continuing the tour in the southern direction you can see the bridges of Budapest, the National Theatre, the Palace of Arts. Getting back you can see the universities of Budapest, the Central Market Hall. The tour ends in the city center.

Budapest: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

3. Budapest: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

Eat your way through Budapest's culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour leaves every foodie satisfied. Enjoy a bite of the ultimate classics Chimney cake and Lángos and taste them in their authentic, local flavor. Each tasting is typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by your local guide passionate about food.  Visit Szimpla Kert, Great Market Hall, and The Great Synagogue plus other remarkable spots in between food stops and hear about their history and cultural relevance from your knowledgeable guide. 

Budapest: Live Music Cruise with Glass of Premium Prosecco

4. Budapest: Live Music Cruise with Glass of Premium Prosecco

Cruise through downtown Budapest on the Danube River during a sightseeing cruise paired with some catchy tunes by a live music trio. Discover the Hungarian capital’s most important buildings while enjoying a glass of premium Prosecco or orange juice. Step aboard the fully refurbished sightseeing ship, and soak up the modern yet classic décor that has retained the luxurious feel of the ’60s and ’70s. Find a seat that suits you best, stay cozy in the enclosed deck, or get some fresh air on the open terrace. Use your phone to scan QR codes on the ship to reveal information about the famous landmarks you see along the way. You can also purchase additional drinks from the stylish onboard bar. Take some fantastic photos from the water no matter what time of day you sail. Cruise beneath 6 of Budapest's bridges and admire views of notable buildings, including the illuminated Hungarian Parliament Building. Your tour finishes back at the meeting point.

Discover Budapest: Private 3- or 4-Hour Tour by Car

5. Discover Budapest: Private 3- or 4-Hour Tour by Car

Enjoy a private guided tour of the stunning city of Budapest, and get to know the city’s secular history as you visit both the Buda and Pest sides. Begin the day in the city downtown, and cross the Széchenyi Chain Bridge to visit the hilly Buda side. Walk through the beautiful Castle District the Gothic-style Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion. Continue the tour with a drive up the next hill to the lush Gellért Hill, and admire the Citadel on the top before continuing the tour to the Pest quarter on the east side of the river. Visit the Central Market Hall to discover the freshest Hungarian food, and then continue on to the National Museum and the Jewish Quarter. Next, take the Andrássy Avenue pass by the fascinating State Opera House, stopping for a visit at the impressive Heroes' Square. Continue on with a walk through City Park, pass Vajdahunyad Castle, and visit St. Stephen’s Basilica. End the tour at the city center after a visit to Kossuth Square and the Hungarian Parliament. The drop-off point is your choice!

Budapest: Private Half-Day Walking Tour

6. Budapest: Private Half-Day Walking Tour

See the most important sights of Budapest during this 4-hour-long tour. The program is recommended for those who only have a short time, or want to explore the city alone and just require an orientation. During such a city tour, you can decide what you want to see more thoroughly, where you want to go back to or you can simply measure the distances.   Highlights in the tour include Andrássy Avenue, the State Opera House, St. Stephen's Basilica, Liberty Square, the House of Parliament, the Chain Bridge, and the Central Market Hall.

Budapest: Food and Wine Tastings Tour

7. Budapest: Food and Wine Tastings Tour

Get acquainted with Hungarian food and marvel at all the produce at the large Central Market Hall. Learn the history of the building and discuss the food culture of Hungary with your guide. Hear how the locals use ingredients such as pork fat, paprika and goose liver. Then, venture into the surrounding neighborhoods and visit a spice shop, kosher bakery, coffee house, candy producer or artisan chocolate shop, depending on the day of the week. Sample typical dishes at a butcher's shop and go to a traditional patisserie to taste the elegant cakes. End with a wine tasting of 3 essential wines from the different wine regions of Hungary.

Budapest: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

8. Budapest: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

Receive a warm welcome to Budapest with a private tour that will kick off your time in the city in the best way possible. Discover main attractions and landmarks like the National Museum and Váci street in only 90 minutes. Get up-to-date tips on where locals like to grab a bite and unwind, or what about a unique family-owned restaurant in a local hotspot? On this private tour, your local guide will make sure you see Budapest like a local. Your guide will have all your questions covered and will give you a city orientation to get you acquainted with Budapest to help you enjoy the rest of your stay to the fullest.

Budapest: 3-Hour Live Guided Sightseeing Tour

9. Budapest: 3-Hour Live Guided Sightseeing Tour

Learn about 1,000 years of Hungarian history as you see the city's most important sites! This 3-hour guided city tour begins at our Sightseeing office. On the drive to the Buda side of the Danube, you will see all major attractions along the river Danube. Your first stop is in the Castle District for a short walk to see the area’s main attractions. You’ll visit Matthias Church and the Fishermen’s Bastion (entrance fee not included) , the perfect spot for enjoying spectacular views of the surrounding area. Crossing Elizabeth Bridge to the Pest side we pass by the famous Central Market Hall and Europe’s largest synagogue, followed by a drive to the City Park. Along the way, pass the largest thermal spa in Europe and the Budapest Zoo, then stop at Heroes’ Square, where you’ll find statues of famed Hungarian kings. The tour continues from here down Andrássy Avenue to downtown Pest, passing the Opera House and St. Stephen’s Basilica.

Budapest: Private Sightseeing Tour

10. Budapest: Private Sightseeing Tour

This tour will show you the most beautiful sights of Budapest in the company of a personal guide. Discover the amazing history of Budapest from the comfort of an air-conditioned car or minivan and a guide who can speak English, German, French, Italian or Spanish. Choose the language that suits you and start your tour with a hotel and pick-up and drive to one of the most striking city bridges in Pest. You will visit Central Market Hall and explore the Jewish Quarter to see the largest synagogue in Europe. Take in the magnificent Elisabeth Square, the former Stock Exchange Palace and the splendid Parliament building. You will also discover the largest medicinal bath in Europe at Széchenyi Bath and pause at Heroes’ Square. Drive to the center of Pest along Andrássy Avenue, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the House of Terror and State Opera House. Continue with a visit to St Stephen’s Basilica, the largest church in Budapest. Then it is up the Buda hills to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the castle district and panoramic views as you explore Buda Castle, Alexander Palace and Dísz Square. The next stop is Gellért Hill, home to the Statue of Liberty, where you can enjoy one of the most incredible vistas in Europe. On the way down you will pass Gellért Hotel and the Thermal Spa, getting personal attention from your private guide in your native language. You can start and end this exclusive tour at a time and place to suit, making it one of the most flexible ways to see the remarkable city of Budapest at your own convenience.

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What people are saying about Central Market Hall

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based on 2,111 reviews

We did the tour on 5/1/2023 and still write "live from Budapest" we will say goodbye tomorrow. First of all we want to thank our Italian-speaking Hungarian guide Adriana (very knowledgeable, helpful and nice!) from whom we learned many things about the modern life of the Hungarians even beyond the simple explanation of the guided tour. We also thank our driver who is also very kind, friendly and helpful (he doesn't drive in the "Neapolitan" way like most of the drivers in Budapest and I say this as a Neapolitan! ;-). The private tour is customizable (we had already seen the day before eg the market and the ghetto) and stress-free. We decided the meeting place by email (contacted by the company) The mini-van, which was waiting for us, was elegant and clean (it was like being in those American movies! :-) We had fun, got on well and it was a great experience! Salvatore/Celeste/Annachiara was a real pleasure

A lovely experience. The live music was the highlight of the night. The boat ride was very smooth and the boat looks and feels luxurious. Great customer service from all the staff, especially the waitress. Also, excellent Prosecco and mulled wine. Definitely recommend and so glad I chose this over the other options.

Impressive inside staircase and hallways. Was not expecting the regal or grandeur of those red carpeted staircases. It doesn’t have the elegant decor like Versailles, but we’ll worth a tour to see the inside of this beautiful building.

Worth a try. Had a great experience with a reasonable cost during the night. Interior was old school classic style and you can have good spots to capture pictures and have a great view.

It was a very nice boat trip. I can only recommend.