Budapest in One Day Top Attractions


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Budapest in One Day Top Attractions

The Best of Budapest in One Day

With this itinerary you can see the top attractions of Budapest and be sure that you have covered all of the most important sites. The itinerary takes you easily from attraction to attraction and includes must-see sites like the Chain Bridge, House of Parliament, St Stephens Basilica, National Opera House and the Central Market. It also leaves time to enjoy one of the city’s world-class museums the Hungarian National Museum.

Budapest, one of Europe’s most densely populated cities, and certainly one of its prettiest, is packed with places of cultural and historical importance, making this a traveler’s dream destination. Located on the Danube River, Budapest also has no less than 80 geothermal springs which attract visitors from far and wide who come seeking their healing qualities. Budapest’s most important sights seem almost too numerous to mention. Perhaps the best place to begin a trip to this city is to visit the Hungarian National Museum, housed in a neoclassic building, and holding one of the most important collections of historical artefacts and artworks. The magnificence of the Royal Palace has to be seen to be believed. Established in the middle of the 13th century, the opulent palace is now home to the Castle Museum, the National Szechenyi Library and the Hungarian National Gallery. Christianity has always played an important part in Budapest’s history, and its influence can be seen in cathedrals such as the Basilica of St Stephen with great views from the top of its dome. Budapest was once home to over 200,000 Jews, one of the largest Jewish communities in the world, and their rich heritage can be seen through the stunning Great Synagogue in Romantic and Moorish style, and the Jewish Quarter located in the city center. To commemorate the tragic fate of Budapest’s Jews during the Holocaust (where over half of the population was murdered), the Shoes on the Danube memorial on the Pest embankment is a must-see. Other city attractions include Momento Park, a socialist inspired collection of statues, busts and plaques of famous people in history such as Lenin and Karl Marx. The House of Terror is not for the faint-hearted. Once the headquarters of the secret police, this building features reconstructed prison cells and rooms where so many activists were tortured during the last century.

This plan takes into consideration the fact that card holders skip most of the infamous long lines, which means that you can actually do and see more.

If you enjoy Walking or Biking, and Budapest All in One Walking Tour and Budapest Night Stroll and Boat Cruise are great ways to explore Budapest.

House of Parliament

The governing powers of Hungary are housed in the third largest parliament building in the world. A competition was held to find a suitable design for the building and it was won by Imre Steindl who completed the building in 1904. His design was inspired by the English House of Parliament.


 National Opera House

The ornate Opera House is designed in the Neo-Renaissance style and is located on elegant Andrassy Avenue. The building was designed by Miklos Ybl for the Millennium celebrations of 1900. It took 9 years to build and was completed in 1884. The sumptuous design includes 7kg of gold used in the ... read more. National Opera House is part of the Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by Bus and Boat. This tour is an extremely convenient way to get to know Budapest.

 St Stephens Basilica

One of Budapest's greatest landmarks is this beautiful church which stands on the Pest side of the city. The church construction was completed in 1906 having taken 50 years to build. The long construction period accounts for the eclectic style of the architecture. St Stephens Basilica offers some great shows and concerts. A popular one is Budapest St Stephen's Basilica Organ Concert with Optional Danube River Dinner Cruise.

The Chain Bridge

The Chain Bridge is a 19th century suspension bridge which spans the Danube River connecting the Pest and Buda sides of the city. The Chain Bridge was the first permanent bridge crossing the Danube in Budapest. Before that people had to use a ferry or go as far as Vienna for the nearest ...

Central Market

The Central or Great Market Hall in Budapest was originally constructed in 1897. It is located on the bank of the Danube in Fovam Square near the Liberty Bridge. The market building was designed by Samu Pecz and is the largest indoor market in the city. Central Market is part of the Budapest All in One Walking Tour. If you enjoy walking or biking this will be a wonderful experience for you.

National Museum

This museum highlights the history, art and archaeology of Hungary and is housed in a distinctive Neo-Classical building. This is the country's oldest museum, founded in 1802. The museum building dates back to 1847 and was designed by Mihaly Pollack. National Museum is part of Budapest Danube River Dinner Cruise. An enjoyable way to experience Budapest.

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Be part of this great experience and sign up for our private Heviz geothermal Lake and Wellness Tour.This is Europe's biggest geothermal heated lake with all year around bathing and wellness facilities since the water temperature always stays between 26-38 degrees Celsius even during the coldest winter months. With various massages, sauna, wellness and mud bath you will surely be rejuvenated inside out. The lake is situated near the western end of Lake Balaton with adjacent spa baths both outdoor and indoor. It makes a great relaxing place to go swimming and unwind.This is a whole day tour with private, English speaking driver leaving from your Budapest Hotel.





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