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City walks in Budapest

Visitors to Budapest are lucky, since they can reach the capital’s most beautiful places and most interesting attractions even on foot. However, if you’d like to know a bit more about where exactly you are and get to know the history of the wonderful heritage buildings or concealed secrets on small hidden streets, it’s worth joining a city walk and exploring the city with the help of experienced guides.

A repository of curiosities opens before you if you join the city sightseeing tours organised by Cityrama. If you’d like to wander around on the Pest side of the Danube, there’s a guided tour in English awaiting you from 10.00 am every day at Molnár’s Kürtőskalács Café; leaving together from there, you can visit, among other places, St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Parliament, and even Vásárcsarnok on Hold Street, which is full of excellent restaurants.

The Buda side has plenty of attractions, too, so it would be a shame to miss out on the walking city tour (also in English) which leaves at 2.00 pm every day. Starting from Szentháromság Square, you can learn a lot during the walk about Matthias Church, the story of the building at Halászbástya, and the former residents of the Royal Palace, too. And if you already have a Budapest Card, you can join both tours for free, and you don’t even have to register; you just have to show up at the meeting point at the specified time.

Nova Fairy Tales -Budapest Small Group Walking Tour promises a magical experience if you’d like to explore Budapest’s attractions in a more intimate mood, in a small group, or even as a couple. They place emphasis on personal experiences and a comfortable pace during their walking tours, bicycle city sightseeing programs and tasting tours, so if big crowds and a fast pace is not for you, it’s worth exploring the city with their guidance. Budapest Card owners even get a 30% discount on the tour prices.

A unique atmosphere comes over anyone who takes a walk in the Jewish quarter in the 7th district. However, if you’d like to know more about the history of the synagogue on DohányStreet, hear about Raoul Wallenberg’s heroic life, and know more about the everyday life of Jews living in Budapest, all you need to do is buy a ticket for the Jewish heritage tour. There are walks every day except for Saturdays and Jewish religious holidays, and if you’d like to buy a ticket 10% cheaper, you only need to acquire a Budapest Card.

The urbango team offers all adventurous explorers uninterrupted recreation and real active relaxation. All you need is a smartphone to let the treasure hunt begin – in English, if required. An email with a secret address, a package full of treasure-hunting equipment, and all that’s left to do is to explore more and more stations by solving riddles, while walking through Budapest’s most beautiful places. This adventurous city sightseeing is guaranteed to be the favourite of families and groups of friends, since you can only complete the mission by working together to solve the puzzles.

Busy downtown area, pulsing crowd – if you long for some tranquillity after the city bustle, it’s worth heading for the Puskás memorial tour and Etyek wine tasting tour, organised by EUrama. It’s a mandatory program for sports fans, since you not only get to view the world-famous soccer player’s relics during the tour, but you can also sit on the Pancho Arena bench named after Ferenc Puskás. After the soccer history tour, a lovely train on a narrow-gauge railway takes you to Etyek, where you can finish the day with wine-tasting and the sight of picturesque grapevines.

Don’t forget your Budapest Card at home this time, either, since it gives you a discount from the ticket price here, too!

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