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Walking tour – Explore the city on foot

The aim of our walking tours is to make you discover and experience our city through the eyes of an insider and to be informed by a native Hungarian about the past and current affairs of the city. We’d like to tell you all the history behind our bridges, buildings and statues, but most importantly I would like you to have fun and return home from Hungary with great memories.

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Walking tour

Walking tour: A historical journey

Embark on a captivating walking tour, starting your journey at Deák tér, the vibrant heart of the city, and concluding in the ancient Buda Castle District. This walking tour in Budapest not only highlights the architectural marvels and lush green spaces but also delves deeply into the rich history and cultural fabric of Budapest. Experience the unique charm of a walking tour Budapest offers, as you explore its historical treasures on foot.

Starting point: Deák tér and the Millennium Underground

Your walking tour begins at Deák tér, right in front of the majestic Lutheran Church. Here, you’ll step aboard the Millennium Underground, the oldest metro line on the continent and a historical marvel of Budapest. As this part of your walking tour transports you towards Heroes’ Square, reflect on the many who have taken this route since its inception in 1896, each journey a step back in time.

The Millenium Underground of Budapest
Heroes’ square

First Stop: Heroes’ Square and the Echoes of the past

Upon arriving at Heroes’ Square during your walking tour, you are welcomed by the grand Millennium Monument, a tribute to Hungary’s millennium-long history. Stand among the statues of the kings and warriors who shaped Hungary, experiencing the unique historical insights this tour provides. Feel the weight of history in the air, making this square not just a historical site but a portal to the storied past of these mighty rulers.

Stroll through City Park to Vajdahunyad Castle

Leaving Heroes’ Square, you’ll venture through the verdant City Park, a tranquil oasis within the city. As your walking tour continues, you arrive at Vajdahunyad Castle. Explore its eclectic architecture – a blend of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque – each reflecting a different era of Hungary’s diverse history. Each stone and turret at the castle has a story to tell, narrating tales from medieval times to today.

Vajdahunyad castle
Széchenyi Thermal bath

A peek into Széchenyi Baths

Next on your walking tour, visit the Széchenyi Baths, one of the largest spa complexes in Europe. Discover the integral part of local lifestyle – the bath culture, richly supported by Budapest’s thermal waters. The baths not only offer a place for relaxation but also act as a vibrant social hub, echoing with stories from the past.

Journey back via Millennium Metro to the Opera House

Board the Millennium Metro once more, heading towards the city center with a planned stop at the Opera House. Here, uncover the tales behind the grandeur of Andrássy Avenue and the Opera House itself, a central point of cultural life in Budapest. Since its opening in 1884, it has hosted numerous operas and ballets, enriching your walking tour experience with historical insights.

Opera house
St.Stephen’s Basilica

Visiting St. Stephen’s Basilica

Continue your walking tour to St. Stephen’s Basilica, where you’ll be captivated by its majestic facade. Although the visit is only external, St. Stephen’s Basilica remains a monumental testament to Hungary’s religious devotion and architectural splendor, proudly housing the revered relic of St. Stephen, the nation’s founding king.

Coffee break with a Taste of Hungary

Enjoy a leisurely coffee break at a nearby café during your tour. Here, you’ll savor traditional Hungarian desserts and coffee, offering a perfect moment to reflect on your walking tour journey so far and reenergize for the rest of the adventure.

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Parliament

Liberty Square and the Parliament Building

Continue your Budapest walking tour to Liberty Square, where you’ll absorb stories from Hungary’s 20th-century history, including poignant tales from the communist era. As you arrive at the Parliament Building, marvel at its architectural splendor and its significant role in Hungarian politics. Enjoy breathtaking views across the Danube, capturing sights of the Buda Castle, Matthias Church, and the Royal Palace.

Crossing the Danube and climbing to Buda Castle District

Continue your tour as you cross the Danube via the M2 metro line, making your way up into the Buda Castle District. This final leg is a picturesque stroll through cobblestone streets, leading you to historical landmarks like Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion. Here, at the journey’s end on this walking tour, bask in panoramic city views, embracing the landmarks and legends that define Hungary’s capital. This historical walk connects you with Budapest’s past in a profound and personal way, promising lasting insights and memories.

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Interactive walking tour with a local english-speaking (licensed) guide

Heroes

Heroes’ Square and City Park and have a look into a spa

Basilica

Peek at the Opera, Andrassy Avenue and St Stephen’s Basilica

Parliament

Stories about communist times on Liberty Square and walk to the Parliament

Church

Enjoy the view from Fisherman’s Bastion and see Matthias Church

Coffee

Coffee and traditional hungarian dessert is included

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Walking tour prices

Adult: 48 euro

Student: 45 euro

Child: 25 euro

Duration. 3,5 hour

Inclusions

English speaking guide, pick-up, coffee or soft drink with Hungarian dessert, public transport tickets during the tour.

Exclusions

Drop-off and transport from the conclusion point.

Know before you book to walking tour

You will need to be fit for light continuous walking, for up to 3 hours.

Tour goes in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

Cancelling between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50% cancellation fee.

Should you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100% cancellation fee.

Contact us for more information, or any of your questions

Photoshoot at Matthias Church