Explore the cosmopolitan quarter of Pest on a 2-hour, small-group walking tour, led by a local guide. As you admire UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Heroes’ Square and Andrássy Avenue, you’ll learn about Budapest and its millennia-old history. Besides the well-known sights, the tour also takes in some tucked-away treasures that many visitors miss. Numbers are limited to 15 for a personalized tour.
Make your own way to Pest to start your walking tour around the neighborhood. From your guide, you’ll learn how Budapest once existed as two separate cities — Buda and Pest — before they were unified as the country’s capital.
Explore Heroes’ Square, a UNESCO site, which is decorated with grandiose colonnades and a striking statue of the Archangel Gabriel. Learn how the square was built for millennial celebrations as you pose for photos, and admire the greenery of Budapest’s City Park.
Walk along Andrássy Avenue, a street famous for its 19th-century architecture. One of the earliest subways in Europe, the Millennium Railway, runs beneath it. Along your route, you’ll stop for snacks, and discover some of Pest’s lesser-visited sites that are loved by the locals.
After admiring the Hungarian State Opera House, take a look inside St. Stephen’s Basilica, which was named after the country’s first king. Your 2-hour tour then finishes with a stop by the Hungarian Parliament building to learn about its neo-Gothic architecture.