Meet a guide and small-group at a central location near the Elisabeth Bridge, the start your walking tour at the beginning, with a bit of Pest history. Visit the ruins of the old Roman fortifications, the Contra-Aquincum, then continue to the Inner-City Parish Church, the oldest building in Budapest.
Head to the Danube River for a walk along the water, talking about Budapest history and architecture along the way. You’ll pass the Chain Bridge, the perfect place to cover Hungarian identity and contemporary politics, then learn about the re-naming of public spaces in the city, including the monument of Freedom Square.
Finish the tour at St. Stephen’s Basilica, a Roman Catholic landmark named for the earliest King of Hungary who ruled the country into the 11th century. You’ll be near the Central European University, and conclude your walk with a conversation about life after the Soviets, and the future of the country.