Welcome to Budapest! If you're in Budapest for a short while, this tour is perfect for you!
This is your Budapest crash course! Bike your way through history and beauty of Budapest!
About the Budapest Highlights Tour
The fastest fun first introduction to Budapest is our 2-hour highlight bike-tour of the center.
Situated on both banks of the Danube, Budapest encompasses the colorful hills of Buda and the wide boulevards of Pest. A treasure trove for architect and history lovers. The city showcases an abundance of architectural styles starting from baroque, neoclassical, Eclectic to art nouveau, enough to impress anyone.
Our route is anything except monotone!
We will visit the Central Market Hall, the biggest market hall in the city, the famous Parliament building, and next we’ll gaze upon, arguably the most beautiful basilica in Eastern Europe – St Stephen’s Basilica.
How do we top that? By taking you to Budapest’s biggest bathhouse, a Transylvanian castle and a time wheel! Come and see what else we have planned for you!
Your tour guide will tell you all about the most interesting parts of Budapest’s rich past and also share some useful tips on how to spend the rest of your time in Budapest: what restaurants and bars to visit or avoid etc.
The tour starts at our shop behind the Fovam Ter, in Veres Palne U. 44. It is easy to reach by Tram 2 or green metro M4 (station Fovam Ter) or blue metro M3 (station Kalvin Ter).
- Starting time: Daily at 10 am
- Duration: 2 hours – 2,5 hours
- Price: 22 Euro pp
- Info: Min. number of guests is 2
A small square in a quiet corner of a busy part of the city crowded with students. In the evening you will find the same student with bottles of wine instead of books.
A plot of green in between the Danube, Andrassy and busy Kiraly street. From here you we’ll head for Budapest’s most beautiful avenue which is even protected as Unesco World Heritage.
Although it was very nice of Empire Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary to sponsor the construction of the opera in Budapest, it had it downside; he didn’t want it to be bigger than the one in Vienna. So although smaller, it is still a very beautiful building, both on the inside as the outside.
Try everything that Hungarian food and drinks have to offer straight from your local farmer. Without the tourists and tourist prices from the Central Market Hall.
The largest working time wheel in the world. Find out why this symbolic monument is disliked by many local Hungarians.
What is a Transylvanian castle doing in the center of Budapest? This mix-of-styles building was never planned to still be there, luckily for us it stayed. And if you look carefully you might see Count Dracula somewhere too…
Take a look at Budapests’ biggest bathhouse. The famous spa culture is perfect to relax, bath and swim during the entire year in the many different areas, from 80 degrees saunas to ice-cold baths.
This impressive square with its many great statues was built in 1896 to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of the Hungarian Conquest. Surrounded by the Hungarian heroes and leaders of the battle in 896 is Archangel Gabriel on a 36 meter high column overlooking Budapest. Oh, and don’t forget to look left and right when you’re there to see the Museum of Fine Arts and the Hall of Arts!
St. Stephen’s Basilica
Possibly the most beautiful basilica in Eastern Europe and for sure one of the most impressive buildings in Budapest. Construction started in 1851 but was only completed in 1905, due to the collapse of the main dome during the construction. The dome collapsed again during the Second World War but rest assure: it is safe to visit now!
What do Ronald Reagan, a Soviet monument and the American Embassy have in common? They all are on the same square!
Although Hungary is not the biggest nation in the world it has one of the biggest (and most beautiful?) Parliament-buildings you can find on this planet.
Central Market Hall
Breakfast, lunch, dinner or just hungry? Check out the biggest market hall in the city and fill your stomach and less your thirst!