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  • Budapest: Candlelit Dinner River Cruise with Live Music

    1. Budapest: Candlelit Dinner River Cruise with Live Music

    Spend a magical evening as you feast on a catered candle-lit dinner aboard one of the most elegant and modern cruises in Budapest. Listen to live music, enjoy a festive welcome drink, and admire the city’s sparkling historical sites along the Danube River. Once you board the boat, be led to your table to receive your complimentary welcome drink. Then, sit back and relax as you enjoy your delicious 3 or 4-course dinner while listening to live music performed by local Hungarian artists. As you dine, benefit from retractable windows that ensure the best possible photo opportunities of the iconic Hungarian Parliament, which shines like a topaz jewel at night. Continue along the waters and marvel at the nighttime views of the enchanting Buda Castle, the grand Statue of Liberty, and the impressive Citadella on top of Gellért Hill. Sail past other famous landmarks along the river like Marga...

    Danube cruise seems like a must in Budapest and doing it while eating a delicious dinner makes it a 10x better experience. Defenitely recommend it!

  • Budapest: 3-Hour Grand City Tour and Castle Walk

    2. Budapest: 3-Hour Grand City Tour and Castle Walk

    As your 3-hour Grand City Tour of Budapest begins you’ll pass by the iconic Parliament building before crossing the Danube River by the Margaret Bridge. The coach will take you to the Royal Castle area on the Buda side, where you’ll enjoy a short walk to the Fisherman’s Bastion and to see the exterior of Matthias Church. Next, the tour continues up the Gellért Hill, where you’ll have a photo stop and time to take in the great views over all of Budapest. After this stop the coach will take you across the Elizabeth Bridge and along Andrássy Avenue to Heroes’ Square. Pass by the Opera and St. Stephen’s Basilica on the way back to the Intercontinental Hotel, where the tour ends.

    Elizabeth our tour guide was brilliant! Great to see all the sites. Photo stop opportunities we good too. Highly reccomend.

  • Budapest: Comfortable 3.5-Hour Guided E-Bike Tour

    3. Budapest: Comfortable 3.5-Hour Guided E-Bike Tour

    Explore Budapest, the so-called "Paris of the East," on a comfortable on a brand new e-bike from the leading German manufacturer, Kalkhoff. First up, take in the full-length of the Andrássy Avenue passing the Hungarian State Opera House, the House of Terror, and arrive at Heroes' Square. You can be sure your guide will have all the stories along the way. From Heroes' Square, continue into City Park where you’ll be surprised by a fake castle and the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, the largest and most popular in the city. The trip continues with highlights like the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music and the Jewish Quarter before diving into the downtown area.  See and learn about St. Stephen's Basilica, largest church in Budapest. In the heart of the financial district lies Liberty Square with a bloody history and a disputed Holocaust memorial. From here it is not far to the Hungarian Parliament Bui...

    Excellent activity, our guide spoke English very well, a very nice person and well informed about the history of the city.

  • Budapest: Hop-on Hop-off Ticket with Boat & Walking Tour

    4. Budapest: Hop-on Hop-off Ticket with Boat & Walking Tour

    This sightseeing program is a combination of 3 experiences: the Red and Green hop-on hop-off bus lines, a boat cruise, and a guided walking tour. The ticket is valid for 48 or 72 hours. There are 19 stops on the Red Bus Line route. You’ll have views of the Danube River and the Opera, and at the Oktogon stop you’ll find an abundance of restaurants and cafés. See Heroes' Square with its historical statues and famous museums. Nearby are the Budapest Zoo, the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, the Gundel restaurant, the Vajdahunyad Castle, and many more attractions. The bus stops at the New York Café, Astoria, Chain Bridge (funicular), and then heads up Castle Hill, stopping within walking distance of the Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church, Buda Castle, and other historical sites. You can get off the bus at the Citadel, the highest point in Budapest, and at the Central Market Hall....

    It was really informative and interesting! I was also sick forbsomentime and too unwell to walk a lot so it was perfect to ride the bus and see the sights and hear the history! Thank you!

  • Budapest: Walking Tour of Buda Castle with a Historian

    5. Budapest: Walking Tour of Buda Castle with a Historian

    On this amazing 2.5-hour walking tour, get acquainted with the historical core of Buda, the oldest part of Budapest. Experience more than 1100 years of Hungarian history coming alive in front of you through your history buff tour guide's presentations, and learn all about the local significance of the Buda Castle: a district where thousands of people live and many more go for romantic strolls, enjoying the superb views and lights. You will walk through the winding alleys and experience breathtaking views from the ramparts. Be ready for the fascinating historical stories about Buda Castle from the Middle Ages to World War II.  Explore the whole complex of the Buda Castle District including the Royal Palace, Savoy Terrace, Matthias Fountain, Palace Gardens, Alexander Palace, the Hungarian Presidential Palace, Matthias Church, and get panoramic views of the Parliament & the Pest side from...

    Very interesting tour, allowing to better understand main stages of Hungarian history and to discover it's heritage. Our guide was very nice and provided clear explanations.

  • Budapest: Classic Buda Castle Walking Tour

    6. Budapest: Classic Buda Castle Walking Tour

    Your tour begins at the Holy Trinity Statue, from where you walk around the magnificent Matthias Church - built in the splendid Gothic style of the 15th century. Next to the cathedral you can admire the Fishermen's Bastion, a fantastic fairy tale structure offering the best view over the Danube and the Hungarian Parliament building. After a pleasant walk on the old cobble-stone streets, leave the residential district to travel to the President's Palace and the Royal Palace complexes. Walk around the courtyards and fountains, and look at the proud guards outside the palace. From the royal terraces you can enjoy the the most stunning views of the other side of the city across the majestic Danube River, with full views of its main bridges: Margaret Bridge, Chain Bridge, Elizabeth Bridge, and Liberty Bridge. After walking back from the Royal Palace, explore the other side of the castle. Fr...

    The Hungarian guide showed that she has great knowledge of Hungary’s history and civilisation.

  • Budapest: 4-Hour Guided Bus Tour with River Cruise

    7. Budapest: 4-Hour Guided Bus Tour with River Cruise

    Enjoy our 3-hour live guided city tour with professional guides and then an unforgettable sightseeing cruise on the Danube. Your tour begins with a 3-hour Grand City Tour of Budapest. You will pass by the iconic Parliament building before crossing the Danube River by the Margaret Bridge. The coach will take you to the Royal Castle area on the Buda side, where you will enjoy a short walk to the Fisherman’s Bastion and to see the exterior of Matthias Church. Next, the tour continues up the Gellért Hill, where you will have a photo stop and time to take in the great views over all of Budapest. After this stop the coach will take you across the Elizabeth Bridge and along Andrássy Avenue to Heroes’ Square. Pass by the Opera and St. Stephen’s Basilica on the way back to the Intercontinental Hotel - EUrama office where the bus tour ends in order to start the Danube cruise experience. The boat...

    Our tour guide Attila was amazing. Very informative and very polite. We enjoyed him and the tour very much.

  • Budapest: Guided Tour to the Hospital in the Rock & Castle

    8. Budapest: Guided Tour to the Hospital in the Rock & Castle

    Start at the Holy Trinity Statue, from where you walk around the magnificent Matthias Church. Admire the Fishermen's Bastion, a fantastic fairy tale structure offering the best view over the Danube and the Hungarian Parliament building.  Head to the President's Palace and the Royal Palace complexes and walk around the courtyards and fountains, and look at the proud guards outside the palace.  Walk back from the Royal Palace, and explore the other side of the castle. From the medieval walls, you have an excellent view towards the Buda Hills - the western part of the city with its forests and nature parks.  After the guided walking tour enjoy a few minutes break in the entrance hall of the Hospital in the Rock Museum. Receive a skip-the-line ticket from your tour guide and who will help you to join your scheduled visit to the museum. This will be the most exciting part of your tour. Ha...

    We were really pleased with the service we received from “Tourist Angel”. She was quite knowledgeable and very kind. We learned a lot of fascinating facts about Hungary and its history. We would highly recommend anyone interested to know more about Hungary to get a tour from “Tourist Angel”

  • Budapest Day Trip from Vienna

    9. Budapest Day Trip from Vienna

    Experience the beautiful and historic city of Budapest with a day trip on a comfortable tour bus from Vienna. Take a comfortable ride through the plains of western Hungary to the city of Budapest, located on the scenic banks of the Danube River. Take an informative tour of the Buda and Pest districts, learning about their historical and cultural significance of the Hungarian capital along the way. Admire the most famous sights of the city, such as the majestic Buda Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and symbol of the city. See the Hungarian Parliament Building, a building inspired by the Palace of Westminster, and Heroes’ Square, St. Stephen's Basilica, Matthias Church, and enjoy a visit to Margaret Island as you learn the meanings of these diverse sights from your tour guide. At 17:00, return to Vienna and enjoy a drop off at your hotel.

    Wonderfully knowledgeable guides. It was a pleasure listening to them. We learnt a lot. It would be good to try and catch some more sights on foot. There are 7 hours of touring time,so plenty of opportunity.

  • Budapest: Official Buda Castle Electric Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

    10. Budapest: Official Buda Castle Electric Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

    As you approach the meeting point next to the Chain Bridge, a greeter will welcome you and you can scan your ticket. Once your ticket is controlled, take a seat and enjoy the ride up to the Castle. The shuttle also stops by the best restaurants and bars in the area if you decide to take a break for a snack or refreshment. You can use your ticket a total of three times, allowing you to hop on and off at your leisure. Relax and enjoy the ride while taking in magnificent views of the Buda Castle.  The stops include the following landmarks: Alexander Palace Prime Minister's Office Royal Palace - Hungarian National Gallery National Széchenyi Library Budapest History Museum Ritual Jewish Bath (Mikve) Labyrinth of Budapest Castle Matthias Church Fisherman's Bastion Museum of Music History and Institute for Musicology Hospital in the rock Holy Trinity Statue Maria Magdalena Tower (Buda Tower) ...

    Such an easy and convenient way to get around Buda Castle. You can hop on or off at any of the 4 bus stops. Their might be a queue but there are plenty of busses so you don’t have to wait a lot

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What people are saying about Matthias Church

Overall rating

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based on 632 reviews

Perfect romantic setting with great food and good music❤ Highly recommended. Only minus was that you do not get a non-alcoholic wine / beer on the boat.

Danube cruise seems like a must in Budapest and doing it while eating a delicious dinner makes it a 10x better experience. Defenitely recommend it!

Very friendly staff. The 4-course menu was high quality and very tasty. Price-equivalent ratio excellent. I can absolutely recommend this dinner.

Wonderful tour and optimal explanation of the sights. Highly recommended!

The tour was exactly as advertised with a very knowledgeable tour guide