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Sightseeing trips in Budapest

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2/28/2011 1:00 AM

Its unique atmosphere, the sights of the Danube River, the surrounding mountains and hills and the wonderful architectural spots will amaze everybody.

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Feel free to ask the Eurama guides about history, nature, Hungarian society or anything else actually. Trust your sightseeing trips on the expert group of Eurama, you will not be disappointed.

Castle District

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1014 Budapest, Várnegyed

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Our first stop is definitely the Houses of Parliament, the symbol of Hungarian democracy. The Parliament, which is the biggest and the most ambiguous legislative building in the world.

We continue by crossing the Danube, because there is beautiful scenery for both Buda and Pest side from the Margaret Bridge. is a romantic rest area and a pleasure ground, which is quite popular among locals. On Buda side, you can have a nice walk in the Castle district, where you can admire the most beautiful neo-Gothic style church of Hungary, the . According to the records Stephen I, the first Hungarian king founded this church back in 1015. Nearby the Church, there is the neo-Romanesque style Fisherman’s Bastion, where you can take pleasure in the sight of the Danube, the , the and the Pest side of the city.

Our next stop is the at the top of the Gellért Hill, where you can enjoy the fascinating panorama of the busy city below. After getting back to Pest side, we continue our way among the crowded stores of the downtown. The last place to stop is the biggest and the most significant square of Budapest, the , which is a real photo spot. In a narrow sense, the square itself is the site of the Millenium Memorial, which was raised for the thousandth anniversary of Árpád’s conquest of Hungary. is surrounded by two important buildings, the and the Kunsthalle

with more than a hundred thousand pieces of art.
You can discover the sunny side of the city in the nearby city Park, which is the site of the , or the biggest traditional medical bath of Europe, the . is opposite the Bath, which represents the major architectural artistic styles. Last, but not least you will find the outdoor skating rink, which is now under construction.

Our bus tour continues on the trendy street of the city, on , which is a Unesco World heritage site. Besides the palaces and villas of the avenue, you will also find the and the here. Our bus turns towards and our tour ends in front of right next to the where it departed.

Note: If you have any further questions, requests or comments on your Budapest stay, please let our staff know about them. The citybus sightseeing can be combined with the Parliament tour.

Note: Tourists are not permitted to visit the Parliament on national commemoration days or official visits. For further information, please call Eurama info-line. The citybus sightseeing can be combined with the Parliament tour.

Photo: Bódis Krisztián - We Love Budapest

Citadella

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1118 Budapest, Citadella sétány 1.

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Budapest becomes a “City of Lights” at sunset. Brightly lit boulevards, beautiful promenades, sparkling squares, the shining Castle district, the astonishing panorama from the Citadel provide such a unique experience. You won’t see these beauties of the city during the day. Discover the wonders of Budapest by night. Spend a great evening in a traditionally Hungarian surrounding; enjoy the fiery dances and the excellent live music. On your way to a romantic restaurant, your guide will show you the characteristics of the capital at night. The restaurant is at the top of the highest hills of Buda, since the view is best from there. There is a three-course meal with excellent Hungarian wines after a welcome drink. Original Hungarian folk dance and live Gipsy music provide the perfect experience for you.

Note: After the evening trip, you are taken back to your hotel. If you feel like discovering the city by night, visit a casino or a party on your own; do not hesitate to ask for advice from your guide.

Our next stop is the wonderful Jewish Museum, where you are able to see some basic everyday objects of individuals besides the religious relics. There is a special room for showing the discriminative Jewish Laws that were in force between 1938 and 1945. You can also see Holocaust and the liberation here. The Jewish Cemetery in the courtyard of the Synagogue reminds us of the terrible incidents of the Second World War. After a short walk in the Jewish district, our tour ends in the orthodox quarter where you can enjoy a real kosher meal, or you can visit the Orthodox Church.

Photo: Balkányi László - We Love Budapest

Hop on – Hop off Bus Tour

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If you feel like sightseeing on your own, choose our Hop on – Hop off tours. Choose one out of the fifteen stops, hop on the bus and listen to the audio guide available in 16 languages. You cannot be lost and you can hop off at the main sightseeing places.
Get off at Dísz Square and have a walk in the , visit the Fishermen’s Bastion and the Matthias Church, you can enjoy the panorama of the busy city from a bird’s-eye view from the .

Watch an exhibition in the at or freshen up in the pools of the . Do not worry; you still have enough time because tickets are valid for 24 hours. In case of buying a ticket today, you are able to use it the next day until the time of purchase .
You can admire every hidden part of the villas on , while listening to their stories. Without a break, the tour takes two hours, but you can hop on and hop off the bus as many times as you wish. During the sightseeing, you can rely on our hostesses.

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