A charming and elegant capital, Budapest, sits either side of the mighty Danube River and offers a fantastic mix of history and culture, from the architecture of Buda, to the boulevards of Pest, famous cuisine to thermal baths. UNESCO has recognized the embankment area of the Danube, Castle District and the Andrássy Avenue area as World Heritage Sites, and these are a part of your city break which cannot be missed.
We offer optional morning or afternoon panorama city tour in Budapest with guide and air conditioned vehicle, including pick up from the hotel.
Departure is from Hotel Intercontinental or from your downtown hotel. We cross the Elisabeth Bridge to Buda side. From the Citadel on top of Gellért Hill, you can experience a wonderful panoramic view of Budapest (photo stop).
We move to neighbouring Castle Hill, the seat of the Hungarian kings from the 14th century. We have a nice walking in the Castle District which is home of the Fishermen’s Bastion and the neo-gothic Matthias Church (at the 4 hours tour we walk to Sándor (Presidential) Palace and to the Royal Palace courts).
We descend to the foot of the hill and pass along the Danube Promenade, the romantic Castle Garden Bazaar, the iconic Chain Bridge and marvel at the House of Parliament across the river (short photo stop).
While crossing over to the Pest side on Margaret (Margit) bridge we discover Margaret (Margit) Island, a green garden of the city.
We continue on the Grand Boulevard the Pest side and pass by the Western (Nyugati) Railway Station built by the Eiffel company.
We drive to the City park to have a short walk around where you may see the imposing Heroes’ Square with the Millennium Monument, Museum of Fine Arts and Art Gallery, the nearby Vajdahunyad Castle, the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, the largest thermal bath in Central Europe.
We drive along the Andrássy Avenue- where you can see the State Opera House and then the Basilica from outside and arrive to Hotel Intercontinental or to your downtown hotel.