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Contemporary Budapest Free Tour

This Contemporary Budapest Free Tour will take you through the southern part of the Austro-Hungarian capital while you learn about the most important events during the 19th and 20th centuries.

This Contemporary Budapest Free Tour will take you through the southern part of the Austro-Hungarian capital while you learn about the most important events during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Contemporary Budapest Free Tour

We'll meet at the time of your choice or at the indicated time at Mádach Imre Tér square. From this point, we'll start our tour of contemporary Budapest.

The tour will start by walking up to St. Stephen's Basilica to learn about the history of this beautiful neoclassical church and enjoy its imposing twin towers.

We'll pass in front of famous locations such as Freedom Square, the statue of officer Harry Hill Bandholtz and a Cold War bunker to learn more about the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the role of Budapest during the war conflicts of the Contemporary Age.

We'll then stroll along the banks of the Danube River, to admire the Chain Bridge, the Shoe Monument and a breathtaking view of the Buda Castle. We'll also see some highlights of the Budapest Parliament. If you look closely you'll see the shrapnel marks on its façade from the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.

The next stop will be at Kiskörút, the oldest boulevard in the city, and then we'll stop in front of a small fragment of the medieval wall where we'll see the damage caused by the great flood of 1838.

Our last stop will be in front of the Hungarian National Museum. On its steps, you'll find a plaque in honour of Sándor Petőfi. Here we'll end our tour after a 2 hour 30 minute walk.

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Price

Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Covid-19 Measures

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A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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Duration

2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking guide

Not included

Tram ticket: 350 Ft (US$ 0.80) per person

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Where does the activity end?

Mádach Imre Tér Square

Museo Nacional Húngaro.

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Where does the activity end?

Museo Nacional Húngaro.