Day 1 Budapest
This tour starts at 10am, but the tour guide will pick you up from the hotel earlier. After all the guests have been picked up, we will begin this tour at the Chain Bridge. First, we will drive over the Margaret Bridge into Buda. In the Castle District, we will take a short walk to explore the area, reaching Matthias Church and the Fisherman's Bastion, where we will be able to see a beautiful panorama. Next, we will drive to Gellert Hill, the location of the Citadella, which will provide us with the most spectacular view of the city. Crossing the river into Pest, we will see the famous Great Market Hall, followed by the Dohany Street Synagogue, the largest in Europe. In City Park we will pass the largest thermal spa in Europe, the Szechenyi Medicinal Bath, and the Budapest Zoo and Botanical Gardens. After stopping in Heroes Square, where we can see statues of the most famous Hungarian kings and dukes, we will take Andrassy Avenue back to downtown Pest, passing by the State Opera House and St. Stephen's Basilica. We will finish our excursion with a guided tour of the impressive neo-gothic Hungarian Parliament Building. We will end the tour in the city center. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.