3-hour Budapest City Walking Tour:
Stroll across the streets of Budapest with a local guide on this 3-hour tour. Greet your guide at Absolute Tour Center, located on Lázár Street in central Budapest. Beginning at the Hungarian State Opera House, youll hop on the metro for a quick ride out to City Park, beloved by locals and visitors alike, and Heroes Square. There youll see the impressive statues of Hungarys most important national leaders.
After taking a walk through the park, youll come to the Vajdahunyad Castle, constructed in 1896 as part of the Millennial Exhibition, which celebrated 1,000 years since the Hungarian Conquest of the Carpathian Basin. Your next stop will be the popular Szechenyi Spa, Europes largest thermal bath, before taking the metro back into the city center.
From there, youll encounter the neo-classical structure of St. Stephens Basilica, one of the two tallest buildings in Budapest. Afterward, take a load off your feet in a Hungarian cafe where you can relax with a hot drink and two delicious pastries included in the price of your ticket.
After your snack, youll continue along the cobblestone streets towards the Danube Promenade, taking in the panorama of Gellert Hill and the Citadel, while snapping a photo of the Chain Bridge.
Youll conclude your tour in the Buda Castle District, where you can take the last of your photos from the stunning lookout at Fisherman's Bastion.
3-hour Art and Culture Budapest Walking Tour:
Shy away from the usual tourist stops on this 3-hour walking experience with a local guide, and get an inside look at Budapests alternative culture. Greet your guide at Deak Square in front of the Lutheran Church step.
Youll first scout out the synagogues in the Jewish Quarter, hidden slightly from view. Next, head to some of Budapests most impressive street art galleries to immerse yourself in the underground art scene, before making a quick stop at a cool coffeehouse (own expense) and photo gallery. Then, travel to the place where the underground scene started, learn the stories of how the art world kept alive under the communist leadership. Each tour route is different depending on what is happening in the city, but youll visit a mixture of arts and culture centers, abandoned synagogues, independent galleries, community spaces, music venues
Please note: In an effort to visit the most up-to-date and exciting artistic venues, the itinerary details are subject to change.