Budapest: Grand City Tour with Parliament Visit

Budapest: Grand City Tour with Parliament Visit

From £37.57 per person

See the highlights of Budapest and visit continental Europe’s largest Parliament building. You’ll tour Buda’s Castle District, take in the views from Gellért Hill, stop at Heroes’ Square, and see Hungary’s Crown Jewels during this half-day tour.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a walk in Buda’s Castle District
  • Visit Gellért Hill for spectacular views of the city
  • See famous Heroes’ Square in central Pest, with its statues of Hungarian kings and dukes
  • Enjoy a bilingual guided tour of the interior of the Parliament and see the Hungarian Crown Jewels
Full description
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. The tour continues with a drive to the Citadel atop Gellért Hill, where you’ll marvel at the panoramic views of the city. You’ll then travel across the Elizabeth Bridge to the Pest side to see the famous Central Market Hall and Europe’s largest synagogue, followed by a 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. At the Parliament Building, you’ll get off the bus 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 have the opportunity to see the cupola room as well, which houses the Crown Jewels and the Hungarian Holy Crown.
Includes
  • Entrance fee to Parliament
  • Professional, bilingual guide
  • 1-hour House of Parliament tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    • You must bring your ID card/passport to enter the Parliament Building.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.2 /5

    based on 464 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.1/5
    • Safety
      4.6/5
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    The visit to the parliament was canceled the same day due to the decision of the Hungarian government to close it to the public (due to the coronavirus). On the other hand, the visit, in French, of the city went very well in the presence of a friendly and very professional guide.

    21 March 2020

    The tour itself was informative but the a/c in van didn’t work and it was stifling since windows didn’t open. Also we joined the group at Grey Line office where we caught the bus but tour left across the street from our hotel—could have saved us the 30 min walk and bus ride to the van had we known. Pretty good on basic tour and guide was quite good.

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    19 June 2019

    Greatr overview of the city

    Robert was a good driver and tour leader. He was extremely knowledgeable. There were only 4 of us on the English tour. The directions took us to the storefront to meet and then go to the 'meeting' place. The storefront was a 20 minute walk from our hotel and the meeting place was a 2 minute walk. We should be given both locations on the ticket so we can go to the location of our choice. Loved the Parliament building and was glad we made the tour as those not on a tour had difficulty getting in. The French group, which was the same size had both a driver and guide, and that would have been better as there were a couple of places he stayed with the car and could have explained a lot more had he been with us ,

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    16 March 2019

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