Pest side stories with a Historian

Cultural & Theme Tours in Lake Balaton & Southern Transdanubia

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On this amazing 3-hour walking tour, discover the essence of Pest, the Eastern and younger side of Budapest. Learn about the history of Pest, about the different mentality of Pest and Buda residents, and receive an account of how is it to live there today. Your guide is not afraid to answer any question and enter any topic about Budapest and Hungary.Explore the inner city of Budapest and visit various places including the Danube Promenade, the Art Nouveau splendor of Gresham Palace, the historic Academy of Sciences, the cobblestones of Zrínyi street, Saint Stephen's Basilica, Andrássy Street, Hungarian State Opera, and the Millenium Underground. Discover 1000 years of Hungarian history at Hero's Square. As an added bonus to round off your experience, enjoy a delicious coffee in a coffee house.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Elizabeth Square, Budapest, Central HungaryFormer market square, former Stalin square and bus station, now a young, party area with interesting statues and sitesDuration: 20 minutesStop At: St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), Budapest, Central HungaryThe largest church in Budapest. If the group is interested, we enterDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Heroes' Square, Budapest, Central HungaryHeroes' Square: a perfect spot for an introduction into more than 1100 years of Hungarian history. One of the main sites of the city.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), Budapest, Central HungaryA lesser visited, very interesting site: a medieval looking castle that was built in 1896: get to know why and how!Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Andrassy Avenue, Budapest, Central HungaryThe pride of Budapestians, a UNESCO world heritage site since 2002Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Vorosmarty Square (Vorosmarty ter), Budapest, Central HungaryIconic central square, focusing on commerce, high-end products in the very heart of historical PestDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Millennium Underground, Budapest, Central HungaryThe oldest underground on the European continentDuration: 30 minutes

What’s included

  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Subway tickets
  • Young, well educated, enthusiastic, personal guide
  • Small group (max. 10 guests)

What’s not included