St Stephen's Basilica Tour

Discover the most important sights in Budapest on a guided city tour. Visit the main attractions on both sides of the Danube, such as Central Market Hall, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and Castle District.
Mini group
1 hrs 30 min
Group size up to 10 persons
Mobile ticket
Full refund for cancellations up to 24 hours
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
What is included in activity
Skip-the-line entry to the Basilica
Guided tour of the church
Entry to the panoramic terrace and treasury
What is not included
Guided tour of the panoramic terrace and treasury

This option includes entrance to church, tower and treasury. The guided tour is only in the church. After the guided tour your guide will give you tickets to the tower and treasury, and you can visit these on your own. Not suitable for wheelchair users.

Explore St. Stephen's Basilica, one of Budapest’s highlights, known for its monumental dome and beautiful Neo-Renaissance architecture. Find a perfect spot to admire the lavishly decorated exterior and discover its history on a guided tour inside the church.

Meet your tour guide in front of the ticket office and start your guided tour to explore St. Stephen's Basilica. Discover its rich gold interior, many frescoes, and sculptures made by the renowned artists of the late 19th century.

See the Holy Right, the naturally mummified right hand of the first Hungarian king, Saint Stephen,who ruled the country in the 11th century and converted Hungarians to Christianity. Learn about the 1,000-year-old Christian history of this nation.

Take an elevator to the panoramic terrace around the dome, a lookout point above Budapest. Enjoy a 360-degree view of the whole city.

Climb a few steps inside the Southern Tower and explore the Treasury and Basilica exhibition. See several liturgical objects and artworks, including a replica of the crown worn by the kings of Hungary.

Learn about the history of the building and about Cardinal Mindszenty, the Catholic church leader of the 1950s and 1960s who was tortured and imprisoned by the Communist regime.

Important information:

Not allowed:

• Shorts
• Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go:

• The church is closed on some special occasions like wedding ceremonies.
• Please wear clothes appropriate for a church (no sleeveless tops, short skirts or shorts); men should uncover their heads.
• It is forbidden to eat, drink, or smoke in the church area.
• To reach the dome panorama terrace there are 2 elevators: a bigger one in the lower part and a smaller one in the upper part of the building; instead of using the second smaller elevator you may climb about 200 steps to reach the top of the dome, in case there are too many people waiting for the elevator.
• Make sure to check the option descriptions to see which tours are limited mobility and wheelchair accessible.

in a mini-group
Small group
There will be a maximum of 10 members in the group with you
More benefit
It will cost less than an individual one, but will pass in the same comfort
Guide near
In a small group, you will get more attention from the guide
per person
Online Booking
Adult (Age 16-99)
per person
Children (Age 7-15)
per person
Infant (Age 6 and younger)
per person
For any payment method you must book a ticket through the booking form below and receive confirmation by e-mail and (or) SMS.
Activity schedule

Everyday at 13:00

What places you will see

• St Stephen's Basilica

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 3 hours in advance.
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Directions to meet your guide

Budapest, Szent István tér 2, 1051 Hungary

How long your tour will be
1 hrs 30 min
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