The Best of Downtown Budapest Audio Tour

Whether it‘s your first time in the Hungarian capital or not, this tour is perfect for you. You‘ll hear fascinating stories and leave with memories of famous sites and local favorites. Set aside 75 minutes to do this Budapest walking tour, as there are plenty of cafés, snack bars, and restaurants on the way.
Details

Nestled along the Danube River lies Budapest, a city steeped in centuries of forgotten tales, surprising stories, and urban legends. On this walking tour, you‘ll discover downtown Budapest‘s rich history, some fun folklore, and the famous stories that shape the city‘s heritage.

Starting at the Statue of Count Gyula Andrássy, you‘ll find out how his exile led to him being known as the Handsome Hanged Hungarian. From there, you‘ll explore the most essential part of the city: the downtown area of Pest, as half the city is known. You‘ll pass several prominent attractions including the Hungarian Parliament Building, St. Stephen‘s Basilica, the Policeman Statue, and the Holocaust Memorial. After circling the Soviet War Memorial, you‘ll stroll down Andrássy Avenue and hear about shopping habits during Hungary’s communist era. You‘ll then pass the Hungarian State Opera and learn about its likeness to its Viennese counterpart before finishing our tour in front of the ornate Budapest Operetta Theatre.

Along the way, you‘ll have a chance to:

• Find out which prime minister was Empress Elisabeth of Austria’s lover
• Discover which embassy the Communists built their secret nuclear shelter beneath
• See a miniature Kermit the Frog statue and hear about Mihály Kolodko‘s tiny sculptures littered around the city
• Learn why you’ll find statues of George H. W. Bush and Ronald Reagan in front of the last standing Soviet monument in
Liberty Square
• Hear about how and where Hungarians used to eat breaded frog legs
• Check out the best strudel house in downtown Budapest
• Spot one of the city‘s Stumbling Stones, and hear about how they commemorate Holocaust victims across Europe
• Immerse yourself in the history of Hungarian music while we walk down the Champs-Elysées of Budapest: Andrássy Avenue

Whether it‘s your first time in the Hungarian capital or not, this tour is perfect for you. You‘ll hear fascinating stories and leave with memories of famous sites and local favorites. Set aside 75 minutes to do this Budapest walking tour, as there are plenty of cafés, snack bars, and restaurants on the way.

Important information

What to bring

• Headphones
• Charged Smartphone
• Downloaded app

Know before you go

• You need to install the VoiceMap smartphone app.
• You can download the tour at any time, before or after your booking date. It’s best to download the tour before you set off for the starting point.
• This tour follows a set route and includes turn-by-turn directions. It works best if you start it in the right place and follow the directions from one location to the next.
• When the download completes, you’ll see a screen with a photo of the starting point and directions to it. The red start button will become active when you are at the starting point.
• This tour is only available in English.

€7
per person
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Online Booking
What is included in activity
Lifetime access to this tour in English
VoiceMap app for Android and iOS
Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
What is not included
Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
Smartphone and headphones
Transportation
Food and drink
Private
1 hour 15 minutes
Mobile ticket
Full refund for cancellations up to 24 hours
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
English
Meeting point
The tour begins at the statue of Count Gyula Andrassy. Easy to find the huge horse rider statue by the Southern end of the Parliament building. There are several cafés close to the café, under the building across the tramway track if you want to get a bottle of water or a quick snack before starting the tour.
What places you will see

• Statue of Count Gyula Andrássy
• Hungarian Parliament Building
• St. Stephen‘s Basilica
• Policeman Statue
• Holocaust Memorial
• Soviet War Memorial
• Andrássy Avenue
• Hungarian State Opera
• Budapest Operetta Theatre

Reviews by travellers
Natasha
it Was great! I really enjoyed it
about 18 hours ago
€7
per person
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Sign up and get a 5% discount on any activity
By sending this form, i accept Terms of service and agree to the processing of my personal data in accordance with the Personal data processing policy.
Route details changed.
More info
Sign in
Sign up
Please fill in the required fields
By sending this form, i accept Terms of service and agree to the processing of my personal data in accordance with the Personal data processing policy.
Restore password Sign in
Restore password
Please list e-mail or phone number linked to your account to receive restore password link.
Sign up Sign in
To improve the service Alle! uses cookies. By continuing browsing, you agree to their use. By continuing using our website you agree with Terms of use and Privacy policy.
Close