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What To Expect
The Absolute Walk is more than just churches and castles! Recommended by all the major guidebooks, our walking tour begins at the Opera House where we take a short ride on the Millennium metro out to the Heroes' Square and City Park.
There we learn about Hungarian history and culture through the line of kings displayed in chronicle order. After we walk through the park to visit the Vajdahunyad Castle (outside) complex built for the world EXPO in 1896 displaying typical Hungarian architecture used.
Next is a stop at Szechenyi bath house (peek inside when open) to learn about the amazing bath culture this country has to offer. Next we take the Millennium metro back towards the city center and stop off at the end of Andrassy Blvd where we learn about the significance of the street brought to culture and nobility.
Next we continue to see the big areas of Deak Square and Elizabeth Square then over to the St. Stephen's Basilica (a peek inside when open) and then we take a break in a cafe for a taste of Hungary's famous pastry called "retes" which is a strudel. Enjoy two pastries and a coffee or mineral water (included in the tour price).
After our refreshment break we head towards the center stopping Vaci walking street and Vorsomarthy Square then down to the riverside's famous Danube Promenade. Here we will look at the spectacular view of Gellert hill and the Citadel, Buda Hills and the Buda Castle District as we walk along it.
We stop at the Vigado (outside) the former municipal hall with loads of historical stories and then a picturesque photo opportunity is in order with the little princess before crossing the famous Chain Bridge.
For the final part of the tour we climb the steps up to the Buda Castle District to the Royal Palace (outside) and then walk through the old cobble stone streets and alleys to our finishing point in front of the Matthias church and Fisherman's Bastion.
At the conclusion of the tour the guide will help you with ideas, directions and more!
Hungarian History and Culture
Heroes' Sq and City Park with a peek into the bath house
Inner Pest - Opera, Basilica, Synagogue
Walking District - Vaci St, Danube Promenade, Chain Bridge
Private English speaking guide
Public transport tickets during tour when applicable
Stops for photos and questions
Drink (choice of coffee, cappuccino, tea or mineral water)
Entrance fees to sights and museums
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
Children below 3 years old are free of charge.
This tour ends in the Buda Castle District near Matthias church.
Participants will need to be fit for light continuous walking with short breaks up to 3 hours.
Tour goes in all weather conditions, not responsible for unforeseen delays or accidents.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
2 or 3 hours
2 hours and 30 minutes