Private Walking Tour of Pest with Historian

Private Walking Tour of Pest with Historian

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      Budapest, Hungary
      3 Hours
      Moderate
      From (USD)
      $ 253
      • Budapest City Center - Numerous historical and cultural points of interest can be found in the bustling city center, with most of them accessible on foot.
      • Historical Sightseeing - Visit landmarks and areas where the ancient Romans and Celts once settled, including the Inner Parish Church and Contra-Aquincum.
      • Guidance from Local Historian - A knowledgeable local expert will inform you about Budapest’s changing landscape and the role history has played in the city’s transformation.

      Meeting point

      Please meet your guide in front of the Cafe Molnar's Kurtoskalacs Ice Cream Parlor, located at Vaci utca 31, near the Elisabeth Bridge (Erzsebet hid), and behind the Inner City Parish Church. Closest metro stop is Ferenciek Tere (M3 - blue line).

      Helpful hints

      As in many cities, keep your wallet or purse secured and leave the bling behind. In need of retail therapy after your tour? Your guide can advise you where to go in search of that "must have" souvenir to take home. Be sure to have some local currency and a backpack for all your great buys.

      Getting around

      Plan to walk for approximately 2 miles at a gentle pace. This itinerary can be modified for your private group to accommodate wheelchairs and those with limited mobility. Let us know ahead of time at Hello@GoBe.com.

      Activity type

      Walking Tour, Cultural, Scenic, Family Friendly, Private Tour

      Transportation used

      Public transportation may be used from time to time. Have local currency available for tickets. Your tour may involve walking only.

      Included amenities

      Ph.D. or MA-level scholar guide

      Tour ID

      PP-EUR-HUN-BUDA-EN-2007

      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages.

      Special Medical Restriction

      If you use a folding wheelchair, we'll do our best to accommodate you with at least 7 days advanced notice, providing you have someone along to assist you. Email us at Hello@GoBe.com. Accessibility at all venues cannot be guaranteed.

      Special comments

      Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather. If you are running late for your meeting with our guide, we ask that you call to alert us so that we can relay the message to the guide.

      Want to get a solid overview of Budapest? If so, this tour is perfect for you. In the company of a scholar who knows the ins and outs of city life, you will discover a blend of modern and ancient structures, which will give you an insight into the past and present of Hungary's bustling capital. From its rise under foreign rule to the unique identity it now possesses, there is much to be learned on this 3-hour group tour.

      Pest and Buda are two intriguing settlements that stand out on Europe's map. Europe's second-longest river the Danube disconnects Pest from Buda, although the communities combine to create Budapest as we know it today. Primarily, the land was occupied by the ancient Celts and Romans. These Celtic tribes once populated the regions where modern urban planning is most noticeable nowadays. Let your local historian guide you around the settlements and inform you about the origins of each area.

      During your time spent wandering around the city, you will come across multifarious landmarks that tell a story of Pest's past. At the start of the 4th Century, the Romans constructed a fortress, known as Contra-Aquincum. Marvel at the ruins and proceed to  Inner Parish Church. Notice the Gothic architectural style of the church, which is a stark contrast to the Baroque building techniques and Art Nouveau architecture that can be witnessed near Danube's shoreline. End your experience capturing stunning views whilst strolling along a river trail.

      Budapest - The “Pearl of the Danube”

      Home to more thermal springs than any other city on the planet, Budapest is truly a magical place. The world’s third-largest parliament building can be found in the populous metropolis, which is also home to Europe’s oldest subway-line (it is 1,000 years old!) Boasting a lively art and culture scene, Hungary’s capital city is inhabited by 20% of the country’s population.

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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