Historic Budapest: Sissi Era Private Tour

Private & Custom Tours in Hungary

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Go off-the-beaten path to explore remarkable historical landmarks of the city. Come to a better understanding of how major events in history shaped the Hungarian capital. Hear all the local stories and visit must-see spots significant to the Sissi era.
Go back in time and take a walk down memory lane of Budapest’s famous Sisi era. During this tour your private guide will show you historical landmarks of the city. You’ll hear stories about Queen Elisabeth, wife of Habsburg Emperor Franz Joseph and free spirited icon of the 20th century. Discover how Sisi’s affection for Hungary has shaped Budapest in many ways. As you stroll the city like a local, your guide will take you off-the beaten paths. Embark on a timeless Millennium Metro journey on Europe’s very first underground that runs below many of the city’s most imposing monuments. See one of Budapest’s most iconic bridges and hear all about its history. What happened after the German troops bombed it during World War II? Find out its fascinating story. Take in the stunning view over the city and feel free to ask your host any burning questions before heading to the next stops. Check out a 1046 Roman style church that has been reconstructed many times. Make your way to the statue of the famous Sándor Petőfi a significant poet in Hungarian literature. Find out how he played an important role in the revolution in 1848. Don’t forget about the iconic Concert Hall in the heart of the Müpa Budapest. The impressive building is hard to miss and is designed with the feel of a gothic cathedral. Stroll from one gem to another: the Opera House, but not before checking out the city’s coffee culture that thrived in the 19th century. Stroll through the avenue that was built based on the model of the French Avenue des Champs-Élysées and make your way to the city’s most favorite all-season park.Take a break and enjoy a coffee in the gorgeous courtyard of a restaurant founded in 1894. Rumor has it that one of Sisi’s lovers owned it. Cap off your private tour at the church where Elisabeth was crowned. Meeting Point: Entrance of Platan GrillStop 1: See the Statue of Sissi in all of her Queen-like gloryStop 2: Walk over the bridge named after Queen Elizabeth herselfStop 3: See the 1046 Roman style Parish church that has been frequently reconstructedStop 4: Hear the stories of an influential poet next to the statue of Sándor PetőfiStep 5: Wander along the Danube river until you are confronted with Budapest's magnificent and historic concert hallStop 6: Stop at one of Budapest's bustling squares to see one of the most famous cafe's during the sissy eraStop 7: Take the metro to Budapest's prestigious and beautiful opera houseStop 8: Visit Városliget Park where Sissi would have been found horse ridingStop 9: Time for a break at Gundel Restaurant, one of Budapest's finest and famous RestaurantsStop 10: Take a ride to the Buda side of town and see the crowning church of Sissi herselfEnd the tour: At the castle area allowing you to get refreshments and explore further

What’s included

  • Private Tour
  • Local Guide 
  • Walking Tour 
  • Tea/ Coffee or Soft Drink 

What’s not included

  • Hotel Pick-up/ Drop-off
  • Food 
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