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Budapest: 1.5-Hour Fun Segway Sightseeing

1. Budapest: 1.5-Hour Fun Segway Sightseeing

Your 1.5-hour Downtown Segway Tour starts with a training session. Your experienced tour guide will help you get used to the Segway and how to control it. Get the hang of it, and set off exploring Downtown, the historic district of the city. See attractions like the Hungarian Parliament, St. Stephen Basilica, Liberty Square, the Hungarian State Opera, the Shoes on the Danube Memorial, the 'Central Park' of Budapest's Downtown - Erzsébet square, and Chain Bridge. Glide along the waterfront, have fun, and enjoy your speedy Segway, pausing to take in stunning views of the Buda Castle and Fisherman's Bastion as well as the Chain Bridge. Tour is a private tour to keep the experience intimate as you glide past each historical site, hearing entertaining anecdotes and facts about the history of Budapest. Your guide will give you plenty of photo-ops, stopping frequently at the most instagramable spots, and they will introduce you to the most interesting stories about Budapest and even real Budapest experts will learn a lot.

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Budapest: Comfortable 3.5-Hour Guided E-Bike Tour

2. Budapest: Comfortable 3.5-Hour Guided E-Bike Tour

Explore Budapest, the so-called "Paris of the East," on a comfortable on a brand new e-bike from the leading German manufacturer, Kalkhoff. First up, take in the full-length of the Andrássy Avenue passing the Hungarian State Opera House, the House of Terror, and arrive at Heroes' Square. You can be sure your guide will have all the stories along the way. From Heroes' Square, continue into City Park where you’ll be surprised by a fake castle and the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, the largest and most popular in the city. The trip continues with highlights like the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music and the Jewish Quarter before diving into the downtown area.  See and learn about St. Stephen's Basilica, largest church in Budapest. In the heart of the financial district lies Liberty Square with a bloody history and a disputed Holocaust memorial. From here it is not far to the Hungarian Parliament Building, a landmark in Budapest. Next, reach the Danube River with a breathtaking view on the Buda side of the city. Cross Margaret Bridge using a nice bicycle lane and arrive at Buda and EuroVelo 6, an international bicycle way along the Danube River. Ride down to Batthyany-Square, take a picture of the parliament across the river, and continue to Széchenyi Chain Bridge, from where you will start to climb Castle Hill. Here the electric support of your bike will show its strength. Admire Matthias Church and the Fisherman's Bastion before returning to the Shoes on the Danube Bank and passing the historical Rudas Bath. At Gellért Hill, see the famous Gellért Thermal Bath cross back to Pest via Liberty Bridge, the most popular bridge in Budapest. Do not miss the Central Market Hall and the Hungarian National Museum before you reach the Dohány Street Synagogue, the final stop on the tour before you return to the starting point of the tour.

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Budapest: E-Bike Guided Tour and Castle Hill

3. Budapest: E-Bike Guided Tour and Castle Hill

Explore the beautiful city of Budapest in the most relaxed way possible, by E-bike. Follow your local, enthusiastic guide to some of the most famous sights in the city and learn interesting facts about each location.  Ride your bike to the Chain Bridge and climb up to the stunning Castle Hill, where you can experience incredible views over the city. Descend back down to the Danube and journey alongside the famous river. Spend some time on Margaret Island, before you visit the Hungarian Parliament Building. Travel to Freedom Square and admire St. Stephen's Basilica. Venture down Andrassy Avenue and view the Hungarian State Opera House and the House of Terror on the way. End your tour at Hősök tere, one of the major squares in Budapest, and spend some time in City Park before you return to the office. 

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Budapest: History of Sissi Era Private Tour

4. Budapest: History of Sissi Era Private Tour

Dive deep into Budapest's history and embark on a journey of stories with your local guide. See a mix of highlights and sights such as the Elizabeth Bridge, Opera House, and Matthias Church. Relive one of the most important historical events in Budapest and the impact from then to now. Your guide, an expert on the subject, will keep you entertained while you gain insights you won't find in any history book. Your local guide will make you feel like you are taking a trip into the past that has shaped the city we see today.

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Budapest City Discovery Tour

5. Budapest City Discovery Tour

Discover all the most important sights of Hungary's capital on this comprehensive tour. The best way to discover the city is by bus, and you will be amazed at how much you learn in just 3 hours. Along the beautiful banks of the Danube, Budapest is home to many architectural treasures. Visit the famous Opera House, known as one of the most beautiful in the world, Heroes Square, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and more. Take a walk through the Castle District and marvel at the most romantic pedestrian sector of Budapest. Here you will visit sites such as Buda Castle, St. George Square, and the historical residential section. Next, move on to Matthias Church, the 2nd-largest church of medieval Buda, constructed in a florid late Gothic style. At Fisherman's Bastion, view a magnificent panorama of the city from above, including Margaret Island and Gellért Hill. The 7 towers represent the 7 Hungarian tribes that settled in the Carpathians in 896.

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Budapest: TukTuk Tour with Zwack Unicum Distillery Tour

6. Budapest: TukTuk Tour with Zwack Unicum Distillery Tour

See all the spectacular sights of Budapest and take a distillery tour, all while cruising in a TukTuk. After being picked up from your hotel, you’ll be off and motoring in your TukTuk. As you roll through the city streets you’ll see some of Pest’s most famous locales including St.Stephen's Basilica, Hungarian State Opera House, Heroes Square, Széchenyi Spa, the old Jewish District, and the Great Market Hall. Hop off the TukTuk and take 1-hour guided tour of the Zwack Distillery and Museum. The Zwack distillery is the oldest distillery in the capital, and unicum herbal liqueur is regarded as a national drink. Take a swig of this iconic herbal liquor during a tasting. After the tour, see all the sights there are to see on the Buda side. Check out the secessionist Gellért Bath, the Philosopher’s Garden, the Castle Garden Bazaar, the Castle District, the Matthias Church, and the Fisherman’s Bastions.

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Budapest: Private City Tuk-Tuk Tour & Boat Cruise

7. Budapest: Private City Tuk-Tuk Tour & Boat Cruise

This tour takes you to see the famous sights of Budapest, such as the Andrássy Avenue, old Jewish District, Gellért Baths, Citadel, Castle District, Margaret Bridge and the Government District and Parliament. Your tuk-tuk driver is also your personal guide, so sit back and enjoy his stories and insights as he takes you on a tour catered to your interests, temperament and pace. Every tuk-tuk is equipped with a tablet to give passengers access to PocketGuide, the audio tour application. Other sites on this tour include the Hungarian State Opera House, Heroes' Square, Széchenyi Spa, Great Synagogue, Petite Paris, Great Market Hall, Liberty Bridge, Philosopher's Garden, Castle Garden Bazaar, Chain Bridge and Matthias Church and Fisherman's Bastion. Following the Tuk-Tuk tour, enjoy a 1-hour and 10-minute boat tour along the River Danube. Relax and watch as the city's sights float by.

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Budapest: Private 4-Hour Walking Tour with a Local

8. Budapest: Private 4-Hour Walking Tour with a Local

Discover Budapest on a flexible private walking tour that can be completely tailored to your interests. Spend a half-day with your personal guide, who will meet you at your Budapest hotel at an agreed time. You can see hidden gems as well as the most beautiful sights of the capital, such as Heroes’ Square. You might choose to hunt for antiques, learn about the city’s architecture, or head off on a gastronomic expedition. Hear about the tumultuous history of the city and the nation. Enjoy the pleasant atmosphere and the beautiful parks. See the amazing Szechenyi Bath and the picturesque Vajdahunyad Castle. Travel by the first subway line in continental Europe and stop at the gorgeous State Opera House to hear some interesting facts and stories about the building. Admire the splendid architecture St. Stephen's Basilica, the 2nd-largest church in Hungary. See the sights of Castle Hill, such as the 700-year-old Matthias Church, and the Fisherman’s Bastion with its 7 towers and terrace overlooking Pest. Take a public bus from the Castle District and travel with your guide up Gellért Hill. Learn about the legend of Bishop Gellért, and the history of the Citadel and the Statue of Liberty. From the top of Gellért Hill you’ll enjoy a spectacular panorama of the city. After walking down the hill you’ll see the Art Nouveau architecture of the Gellert baths. Don’t miss the Great Market Hall, the largest indoor market in the city. Take advantage of this unique tour, seeing and doing what interests you most!

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Budapest: Private Walking Tour

9. Budapest: Private Walking Tour

To start the tour, meet your private guide at a previously arranged place (your hotel, apartment, or any other spot in the city). Since it is a customized tour, the route may vary according to the meeting point, but nevertheless the tour in all cases includes Heroes' Square, the City Park, Andrássy Boulevard, the State Opera House, St. Stephen's Basilica, and the Castle Hill. The tour lasts around 3.5-4 hours, and includes a coffee or a soft drink in one of the city's most beautiful historical cafes. It also includes a ride on the Millenium Underground between the City Park and the coffee break. This is the perfect way to see all of the highlights of Budapest.

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Budapest: Night Tour in Spanish

10. Budapest: Night Tour in Spanish

Meet your guide at Erzsébet Square, also known as Sissi Square, built in honor of the beloved Queen of Hungary. Start the tour with a stop under the imposing State Opera of Hungary, considered one of the most magnificent opera houses in the world. After seeing some of the sights of Imperial Budapest, discover the nightlife of the city. Explore District VII where many of the famous ruin bars and fashion venues are located. Here you can enjoy a shot of traditional drink in one of the most popular ruin bars of the district. This tour ends next to the crystalline waters of the Danube on the pier, the perfect place to conclude an evening accompanied by the stars.

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What people are saying about Hungarian State Opera House

Overall rating

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based on 338 reviews

The bike was fantastic...David was just the best guide...thank you we had 2 lovely Texas girls with us..we were even a half an hour late couldn't find the meet up..they made such an effort to catch us up thank you

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and tailored our visit to our must see sites. This was a fabulous taster of things to see in Budapest and an unique of seeing these.

Arash, our tour guide, was great: well informed, patient, and very welcoming. That on top of the fun from the Segway. Highly recommended.

Wonderful experience, we were priviliged to see a lot of the biggest attractions. The tour guide was great.

Really good fun. Had a very good tour from Arrash. Would definitely recommend for anyone visiting Budapest.