best activities in Budapest

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1HISTORIC BUDAPEST FREE TOUR (2.5 hour)

Budapest Parliament

This Historic 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 and monuments (St Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest Parliament, Chain Bridge,…):

Information Free Tour and Booking – click here

2SKIP-THE-LINE TICKET FOR SZÉCHENYI BATHS

budapest baths szechenyi

Enjoy fast and easy skip-the-line spa entrance at the Budapest’s largest thermal spring bath complex!

Information and skip-the-line ticket Széchenyi Bath – click here

3BUDAPEST SIGHTSEEING CRUISE

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A sightseeing cruise in Budapest on the Danube will allow you to admire many unmissable sites such as Buda Castle, St. Matthias Church, the Hungarian parliament and the various bridges between Pest and Buda (duration 45mn – 70mn).

For Cruise information in Budapest – click here

4BUDAPEST DINNER CRUISE – best sellers activities in Budapest

cruise on budapest on Danube

Enjoy a Danube river cruise with dinner and live music of local hungarian artists!
(duration 2,5 hours)

Information Dinner Cruise and ticket – click here 

5BUDAPEST PARLIAMENT 45-Minute GUIDED TOUR

Budapest Parliament

Take a guided tour of Hungary’s Parliament, the third-largest Parliament building in the world and discover the Hungarian Crown Jewels and the Hungarian Holy Crown!

Budapest Parliament 45-Minute Guided Tour ticket – click here

6AIRPORT TRANSFER WITH DRIVER AND FIXED PRICE

airport driver

Book in advance a driver who for up to 4 passengers offers to take you to your address in Budapest with fixed rate including tip regardless of traffic. The driver will wait for you in the arrivals hall for 1 hour from the actual flight landing time.

Information about airport transfer with driver and booking – click here

7TICKET FOR GELLÉRT THERMAL BATHS

Discover a Budapest institution since 1918, the Gellért thermal baths and their incredible Art-deco architecture! Fifteen indoor and outdoor pools, saunas, steam rooms and massages await you:

Information and ticket for Gellért bath – click here

8BUDAPEST BUS TOUR – best sellers activities in Budapest

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Enjoy splendid views of Budapest with a sightseeing Bus tour!
Hop on and off at any stops! Explore Budapest at your own pace.

Information Bus Tour and ticket – click here

9CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERTS IN ST. STEPHEN’S BASILICA

budapest basilica

Listen to an unique Organ Concert in the beautiful neo-classical St. Stephen’s Basilica!

Information Concert and ticket – click here

10Buda Castle Free Tour (2,5h)

Budapest castle

Explore one of Budapest’s most emblematic monuments on this free guided tour of Buda Castle and discover the secrets of the former residence of the Hungarian royal family.

Information Buda castle Free Tour and Booking – click here

11Shared Airport Shuttle Bus Transfer

shuttle budapest airport

Take a quick and hassle-free shared shuttle service from the Budapest Airport to Budapest city center. Get dropped off at your chosen address in central Budapest.
From 10,5€ per person.

Information Shuttle airport transfer and ticket – click here

123-HOUR LIVE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR!

Enjoy a 3-hour guided tour of Budapest and learn the highlights of a thousand years of Hungarian history. Visit the Castle District, Heroes’ Square, enjoy the views from Gellért Hill, see the famous Central Market Hall and much more!

Information and Ticket – Budapest 3-Hour Guided Sightseeing Tour –
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13THE GREAT SYNAGOGUE – best sellers activities in Budapest

The Great Synagogue in Budapest
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Discover Hungarian Jewish history and heritage with this fascinating visit of the Budapest Great Synagogue, the 2nd largest in the world. Avoid the long queues to visit the synagogue with skip-the-line tickets. Guided visits included!

Information The Great Synagogue and ticket skip-the-line – click here

14THE HUNGARIAN NATIONAL OPERA

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With a capacity of 1200 seats, the National Opera of Budapest inaugurated in 1884 is an iconic place of the Hungarian capital to discover absolutely by its architectural beauty and the quality of its representations!

For informations and tickets National Opera – click here

15BUDAPEST OPERA HOUSE GUIDED TOUR

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Discover the second largest stage in Europe on this guided tour of the Hungarian State Opera House, a must-see on your trip to Budapest!
A tour of the Opera House of about 60 minutes starts daily at 13.30, 15.00 and 16.30 in English. Booking in advance strongly recommended.

Information Opera House Guided Tour and booking – click here 

16HUNGARIAN CUISINE TASTING PROGRAM

Hungarian cusine tasting

Experience the true flavor of Budapest with this culinary tasting program in downtown Budapest. Sample Hungarian specialties and learn about Hungarian cuisine from your expert local guide.

For informations and booking – click here

17CAVING IN BUDAPEST

Embark on an exhilarating adventure in the Pálvölgyi Caves of Budapest. With the help of a guide experience the thrill of underground exploration by climbing, crawling and manoeuvring in tight spaces. This unique 2.5-3h activity accepts a maximum of 10 participants:

Caving Experience Information and Booking – click here

18Buda castle: History and Myths Evening Walking Tour

Buda Castle Evening Tour
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Join your Gothic-attired guide as they take you on a 2-hour walking tour of the city by night. Learn the history of Old Hungary where, according to legend, “vampires” were born and roamed the streets during this dark period of European history.

Buda Castle: History & Myths Evening Walking Tour Information
and Booking  – click here

19Budapest RiverRide the Floating Bus, Sightseeing on Land and Water

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You can do the sightseeing of Budapest on land and also on water, thanks to a special floating bus! With the same vehicle you can explore all the important sites of the city!

Informations floating Bus and Tickets – click here

20Medieval dinner and show

Medieval dinner Budapest
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Spend an evening in the heart of Budapest enjoying a medieval Hungarian dinner in a warm setting and atmosphere. Be entertained by a show that includes swordsmen, jugglers and belly dancers, all accompanied by music. A fun and festive experience with several menus available:

Medieval Dinner Show information and booking – click here

Discover also other concerts, ballets and opera in Budapest in our ‘Calendar’ section on this link where upcoming festivals and shows are listed.