Learn about the origins and influence of Pest, the side of Budapest east of the Danube River. First settled by the Celts and the Romans, Pest features a rich history that your scholar and guide will tell you about throughout a 3-hour walk past key sights.
What to Expect
Budapest, one of the most fascinating cities in Europe, is the combination of 2 unique settlements, Buda and Pest. This 3-hour guided walking tour takes you to discover the mix of ancient and modern throughout Pest, the settlement on the eastern side of the Danube River. Discover the eclectic and complex history of a nation whose culture has lasted throughout the centuries in spite of many attempts at foreign rule.
Your tour will primarily focus on the development of Pest's downtown area. Your guide is a scholar who will provide you with detailed descriptions of Pest's history and people. Learn about the origins of Pest, including the remnants of Celts and Romans. Here you can see the Contra-Aquincum, old Roman fortifications, and the oldest building in Pest, the Inner Parish Church.
Depending on the group's interests, you may walk the trail along the Danube, featuring breathtaking views, or delve into the development of arts and literature throughout the city. Also discover Art Nouveau and Baroque architecture in Budapest before meandering north, to discuss the contemporary history of Pest.
Your tour completes near St. Stephen's Basilica in the vicinity of the Central European University, which is a symbol of transformation and new learning in post-Soviet Hungary.
- 3-hour guided walking tour
- Visit St. Stephen's Basilica, Freedom Square, House of Parliament, and Chain Bridge
- Professional guide
What's Not Included
- Food and beverages
- Gratuity (optional)
Know Before You Go
Children under 13 are not allowed on the shared group tour. Children are encouraged to participate on private tours.
The tour can be canceled up to 48 hours prior to the walk with an 85% refund. Within 48 hours all reservations are final and cannot be refunded.
Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather. If you are running late for your meeting with our docent, we ask that you call to alert us so that we can relay the message to the docent. No shows are treated as last-minute cancelations and are non-refundable. Cancelations within 2 business days need to be made directly with our local offices by calling them directly (or on the emergency number provided). Cancelations made via email or by calling our U.S. 800 number may not be honored.