Your private guide will meet you in central Budapest to begin your tour with some safety tips. Be sure to mention sights that you definitely don’t want to miss, as the tour can be structured around your interests. Then, you’re off! Your guide will narrate as you go, filling in the rich history and culture of the streets around you.
Wheel past the bustling shops of Andrassy Avenue and the stately Opera House. You’ll see the iconic statues of Heroes’ Square and the bordering green landscape of City Park. While in the park, spot top attractions such as the Széchenyi Baths, one of Europe’s largest spas and a key part of Budapest’s thriving bath culture. Nearby is also the Vajdahunyad Castle, designed in the varied architectural styles common to historic Hungary, including Baroque, Romanesque, Gothic and Tudor.
Next, pedal to grand structure of St. Stephen’s Basilica, now a popular spot for classical concerts thanks to its acoustics. Then travel along the Danube Promenade to admire Margaret Island and the Chain Bridge.
After heading across the river, you’ll come to the Buda side of the city, home to the Royal Palace. Bike up to the Castle District to hear the history behind this cobblestoned quarter. You’ll also admire the colorful tiled roof of Matthias Church and, of course, the Royal Palace itself. The last stop in Buda will be at Fisherman’s Bastion, a prime spot for taking photos of Pest stretched out down below.
Then rest your legs briefly with a hot beverage and Hungarian treat before crossing back over to Pest to see the Great Market Hall and the Hungarian National Museum. You’ll also see the Great Synagogue before returning to your original departure point to conclude your tour.