Budapest at First Glance: 2-hour Downtown Walk

The tour starts in the shadow of the magnificent Hungarian State Opera House from where you’ll take a short walk to St Stephen’s Basilica. Admire the beautiful church while your guide gives you a great introduction to Hungary’s rich history through the story of the state founder king, St Stephen.

Pose with the Fat Policeman statue on the way to the Danube and at Chain Bridge enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage Panorama over the Buda Castle District with Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion.

Stroll on the lively Danube Promenade and be sure to capture pictures with the statue of the Little Prince at Vigado Square. You will follow your guide on the Promenade to the Innercity Parish Church and to the ruins of the old Roman fortress.

Head into the busy streets of Pest downtown and wonder at beautiful Art-Nouveau buildings along the way. Enter into one of the hidden local gardens and pass the famous Vaci shopping street on the route to the historical Great Market Hall.

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  • What's included :
    • English speaking licensed tour guide
    What's excluded :
    • Entry fees to sights and museums
    • Food and drink
    • Pick-up and drop-off
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Absolute Tours, Budapest, Lázár u. 16, 1065 Hungary

    Start point of the tour

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), Szent Istvan ter 1, Budapest 1051 Hungary

    On St Stephen's Square guests will learn about the history of Hungary

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Fat Policeman Statue, Zryinyi Utca, Budapest Hungary

    Photo stop on the pedestrian zone of Budapest

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Elizabeth Square, Erzsebet ter near Deák Ferenc tér, Budapest 1051 Hungary

    Central Square of Budapest downtown.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Vorosmarty Square (Vorosmarty ter), Vorosmarty ter, Budapest Hungary

    Nice square in Budapest downtown with the famous Cafe Gerbeaud

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Szechenyi Lanchid, Budapest 1051 Hungary

    The oldest bridge of Hungary with lot of history and nice view over the Buda Castle District

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: District V / Inner City, District V / Inner City, Budapest, Central Hungary

    Walk through the downtown of Budapest

    Stop At: Little Princess Statue, Danube Promenade, Budapest Hungary

    A well known and beloved small statue at the river Danube with view over the Buda Castle. It is an ideal photo stop.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Vigado Square (Vigado ter), Vigado Ter, Budapest Hungary

    Pest Redoute of entertainment and performances

    Stop At: March 15 Square (Marcius 15 ter), Budapest Hungary

    A square on the Danube Promenade with lot of history and the ruins of an old Roman fort.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Budapest, Ferenciek tere, Hungary

    Busy square in Pest downtown with beautiful examples of Art Nouveau architecture

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Karolyi Garden, Ferenczy Istvan u. 1053, Budapest Hungary

    A local hidden garden in the downtown where locals go.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: University Church, Papnoevelde utca 5-7, Budapest 1056 Hungary

    Nice baroque church in downtown.

    Pass By: Saint George Martyr Serbian Orthodox Church, Veres Palne utca 32, Budapest 1053 Hungary

    A small hidden orthodox church with a garden next to Vaci Street

    Pass By: Vaci Street, Vaci St, Budapest 1056 Hungary

    Busy shopping street of Budapest

    Pass By: Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), Vamhaz Korut, Budapest Hungary

    The tour concludes at the bridge and the famous market hall. Beautiful views over the Gellert Hill and the Danube.

    Stop At: Central Market Hall, Vamhaz korut, 1-3, Budapest 1093 Hungary

    The tour concludes at the famous market hall.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Absolute Tours, Budapest, Lázár u. 16, 1065 Hungary
    Departure Time :
    10:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Central Market Hall, Budapest, Vámház krt. 1-3, 1093 Hungary
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Market Hall tasting is not recommended for nut allergy sufferers and vegans.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Group size is maximum 15 people per departure. Mask is compulsory indoors and on public transport. No need to mask outdoors when social distance measures of 1.5 meters are kept. No headphones provided, the guide keeps distance but will not wear a mask outdoors. Please have your own mask with you.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Absolute Tours

Activity ID: V-2336P72

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