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Budapest at First Glance: 2-hour Downtown Walk provided by Absolute Tours

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Budapest at First Glance: 2-hour Downtown Walk

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Budapest at First Glance: 2-hour Downtown Walk
Group size is maximum 15 people per departure. Mask is compulsory indoors and on public transport. No need to mask outdoors when social distance measures of 1.5 meters are kept. No headphones provided, the guide keeps distance but will not wear a mask outdoors. Please have your own mask with you.
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Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
The tour starts in the shadow of the magnificent Hungarian State Opera House from where you’ll take a short walk to St Stephen’s Basilica. Admire the beautiful church while your guide gives you a great introduction to Hungary’s rich history through the story of the state founder king, St Stephen. Pose with the Fat Policeman statue on the way to the Danube and at Chain Bridge enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage Panorama over the Buda Castle District with Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion. Stroll on the lively Danube Promenade and be sure to capture pictures with the statue of the Little Prince at Vigado Square. You will follow your guide on the Promenade to the Innercity Parish Church and to the ruins of the old Roman fortress. Head into the busy streets of Pest downtown and wonder at beautiful Art-Nouveau buildings along the way. Enter into one of the hidden local gardens and pass the famous Vaci shopping street on the route to the historical Great Market Hall.
  • You'll start at
    Absolute Tours
    Budapest, Lázár u. 16, 1065 Hungary
    Absolute Tour Center, 1065 Budapest, Lazar utca 16, behind the Opera House
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  • 1
    Absolute Tours
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 2
    St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    The Fat Policeman Statue
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 4
    Elizabeth Square
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 5
    Vorosmarty Square (Vorosmarty ter)
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 6
    Szechenyi Lanchid
    Stop: 5 minutes
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    Pass by
    District V / Inner City
  • 7
    Little Princess Statue
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Vigado Square (Vigado ter)
  • 8
    March 15 Square (Marcius 15 ter)
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 9
    Ferenciek tere
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 10
    Karolyi Garden
    Stop: 5 minutes
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    Pass by
    University Church
    Saint George Martyr Serbian Orthodox Church
    Vaci Street
    Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid)
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Important Information
Departure Point
Absolute Tours, Budapest, Lázár u. 16, 1065 Hungary
Return Details
Central Market Hall, Budapest, Vámház krt. 1-3, 1093 Hungary
  • English speaking licensed tour guide
  • Entry fees to sights and museums
  • Food and drink
  • Pick-up and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Market Hall tasting is not recommended for nut allergy sufferers and vegans.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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  • Duration: 2h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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