We have many kind of programme facilities including sightseeing bus tours in Budapest but even in the country side, walking tours, river cruises. You can explore the hidden places in the heart of Budapest like ruin pubs, secret gardens, visit the local restaurants to try out the famouse and delicious Hungarian dishes. Or have fun in the escape rooms, enjoy the night life of Budapest in various pubs, bars, than chill in the famous baths of Budapest, have relaxing massage even in your apartment.
All of these are just at your fingertips at the Reception. Ask our receptionists’ assistance to get more information of these programmes, to book table in the restaurants, to book appointment for the escape rooms, massage or to buy the tickets for any kind of programme.
Programmes in Budapest
CITY SIGHTSEEING BUS SERVICE AROUND BUDAPEST
If you are curious about the main and most important sights of Budapest and would like to learn a little bit about them while having the freedom of choosing whether you would like to stay wonder around or to go on to the next attraction, City sightseeing bus service is just perfect for you!
Tickets are valid for 1/2/3 days and can be used on buses as many times as you wish!
– 3 bus lines and a ship cruise
– 20 languages available on the buses (audioguide)
– english and german live guides on the boats
– some cupons which can be used in other places to get discount
FAMOUS BATHS OF BUDAPEST
Budapest holds the little “City of Spas” since the year 1934, as it has more thermal and medicinal water springs than an other capital city in the world. For anyone visiting our beautiful capital it’s a must to try some of these as it is a truly remarkable experience.
The two biggest baths are Széchenyi Bath and Gellért Bath.
– it has over 18 pools (indoor and outdoor)
– massages and medical services are available
– variety of massage services are offered in the bath
– open every day from 9am to 10pm
– it has over 10 pools (indoor and outdoor)
– massages and medical services are available
– variety of massage services are offered in the bath
– opens every day from 9am to 8pm
LEGENDA RIVER CRUISE ON THE DANUBE
Legenda offers both Sightseeing Cruises and romantic Dinner Cruises on their high quality, fully glass covered ships with beautiful view over the Danube, Castle, Chain Bridge and Citadel.
– 1 h 10 m long daytime sightseeing cruise
– 30-language audio-guide
– 1 glass of drink
– Free wifi on board
– 1h 30 min free time on Margaret Island (only in the summer time on day time cruises)
Legenda is also offering Dinner Cruises (A’la Carte and Dinner Package), for more information, please contact our reception!
DOCK 8A DAY AND NIGHT BOAT CRUISE
You can reach the boat within 24 hours for unlimited rides either in the downtown or at Margaret Island. Combine your ticket with the Hop on Hop off bus ticket to get discount!
Private Tours Around Hungary
If you are the lucky traveller who has more than a few days in our capital, you can not only discover Budapest but Hungary as well. It is actually easier than you would tink, you just can reserve a tour to basically anywhere you would like. Professional guides, well experienced drivers and organizers will take care that you have a wonderful time.
Some of the most populat destinations: Lake Balaton, Wine Regions of Etyek, Herend (where the famous porcelain is made), Hortobágy (grand mere of the county), Danube Bend, Gödöllő and many, many more… (please note that the availability of the tours to the countryside may be seasonal)
How to travel in Budapest by public transportation?
Budapest’s network of public transport services includes buses, trolleybuses, trams, underground trains (metro) and above-ground suburban trains (HÉV). Trams are probably most scenic way to get around the city and the main lines you will need to use are 2, 4, 6, 47 and the 49. The first runs along the Danube, whereas lines 4 and 6 represent the busiest lines in Europe and run around the Grand Boulvard (Körút). Lines 47 and 49 depart from Deák Ferenc square and run over Szabadság Bridge into Buda. Tickets must be bought before boarding and are avaible at underground stations and from vending machines at many bus and tram stops.
A new ticket has to be validated at the beginning of each journey. Insert it into the slot in the small orange box situated near the doors of buses, trolleybuses, trams and suburban trains and before escalators at metro stations. Ticket inspectors can ack to see tickets and passes on any vehicle and every and anywhere on the underground system, including after you have got off. Being unable to present the ticket may result you being slapped with a fine of up to 18.000 HUF.
What you can do to avoid the fine and inconveniences during your holiday while you can save money?
Buy the BUDAPEST CARDS, the official city pass at our Reception!
There are available cards for 24H, 48H, 72H, 72H Junior, 72H Plus, 96H and 120H. You can use any public transportation for unlimited time within the chosen period with the card. And next to it, you will have a long list of places where you can also use your card to get FREE or 10-50% discount from the entrance tickets.
For more detailed information please contact our colleagues at the Reception.
TOP 10 SIGHTS OF OUR WONDERFUL BUDAPEST
1 / BUDAPEST PARLIAMENT
The Hungarian Parliament Building (Hungarian: Országház, which translates to House of the Country) is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, one of Europe’s oldest legislative buildings, a notable landmark of Hungary and a popular tourist destination of Budapest. It lies in Lajos Kossuth Square, on the bank of the Danube, in Budapest. It is currently the largest building in Hungary.
As the millennial celebrations of 1896 approached, the nation’s demand for representation chanelled the conception of a unique Parliament building. The Palace of Westminster in part inspired the design, but a well-known Hungarian architect, Imre Steindl, laid out the plans in their entirety.
The building stretches 268 meters in its length along the Danube bank. Ornamented with white neo-gothic turrets and arches, it forms the most outstanding landmark of the Pest sidehorizon. Statues o Hungarian monarchs and military commanders decorate the outer walls. The unique interior design includes huge halls, over 12,5 miles of corridors, a 96 meters high central dome, and 691 rooms. When the Parliament is not in session, all these can be visited ( cameras are allowed); tours are offered in English, French, German, Russian, Hebrew, Japanese, Italian and Spanish.
2 / ST STEPHENS’S BASILICA
St. Stephen’s Basilica is a Roman Catholic basilica in Budapest, Hungary. It is named in honour of Stephen, the first King of Hungary (975-1038), whose mummified fist is housed in the reliquary. This is the most important church building in Hungary, one of the most significant tourist attractions and the third highest building in Hungary.
3 / HEROE’S SQUARE
Andrássy avenue starts out at Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út, opposite the Basilica. This beautiful, two and- a-half kilometre (1.5 mi) long avenue was contructed at the end of the last century almost simultaneously from both ends; the resuling row of buildings, mainly neo-Renaisance and neo-Baroque, thus gives an impression of unity. The avenue is now full with famous international fashion stores.
The Heroe’s square is one of the most visited sights of the Hungarian capital, it is situated in front of the City Park, at the end of the Andrássy Avenue, a World Heritage site.
At the two sides the representative buildings of the Museum of Fine Arts and the Art Gallery both worth a visit. Since the last couple of years, the two museums have been competing for the attention of visitors with high standard temporary exhibitions.
4 / ROYAL PALACE
The Royal Palace is one of the most significant building of Budapest, also Hungary with it’s beautiful site that is part of the World Heritage since 1987. The building is located on top of the Castle Hill, and it is hosting the NationalSzéchenyi Library and the National Gallery and is connected to the “ Várkert Bazár (Castle Garden Bazaar)”, that oftern gives place to events such as the Crafts Festival or Wine Festival.
5 / CASTLE DISTRICT
The Fishermen’s Bastion is one ofe the most popular spots of the Castle District with visitors, as it offers a grand panorama of almost the entire city. It is situated ac the eastern side of Castle Hill, and can be reached from the centre of the district, Szentháromság tér (Trinity Square). The Castle District worth a visit for it’s building’s unique architecture, medival athmosphere and natural environment.
The Castle District is easy to get by BUS 16, that is leaving directly from Deák Ferenc Square.
6 / VÁCI STREET & DANUBE PROMENADE
Váci Street is The bustling walking area of the downtown offering famous cafés, terraces, elegant shops, boutiques and theatres. Not to mention the view of the Castle from the Danube Promenade, that is located in between the Elisabeth Bridge and famous Chain Bridge.
7 / BUDAPEST STATE OPERA
The neo-renaissance building is a pearl of architecture, the lavish inner decoration reflects elegance and splendour. Guided tours are organised every afternoon. A performancce is an unforgettable experience too.
8 / GELLÉRT HILL & THE CITADEL
For the best panorama of Budapest, Gellért Hill definitely worth a visit. The old fortress and the statue of Liberty can be seen from far, they are an important part of the cityscape. By the Gellért Hill, you can find the Hotel Gellért, a very specious building in which the Gellért Thermal Bath is located. That is one of the biggest apas and it’s architecture is very impressive.
9 / CITY PARK
The largest green area of Budapest conceals the Castle of Vajdahunyad, the Széchenyi thermal bath (which is the biggest thermal bath in Europe), and the Zoo. It is a beloved corner of the city for walking and relaxing.
Tickets to Széchenyi Bath (also Gellért Bath) are available at our reception. Do not hesitate to ask for information.
10 / CENTRAL MARKET HALL
The Great Market Hall or Central Market HALL on Fővám Tér in the 9th district, is the largest indoor market in Budapest. It was built in 1896 and designed by Samu Pecz. On the ground-floor you can find a variety of goods, mainly groceries, on the first floor some eateries and souvenir shops. For an inside view of Hungarian Suisine, we strongly recommed you to check out this great market!
Market Hall is open every day from 6am except for Sundays. For some information on our cuisine and main dishes, look up this guide’s section on Tradicional Food.
+1 / MARGARET ISLAND
Árpád Bridge to the north, and Margaret Bridge to the south connect Margaret Island with the city. The island is 2.5 km (1.4 mi) long, 500 m (550 yards) wide, and it covers 255 acres (see map 4/b). In contrast to similar islands in other great cities, this one has not been built over, but has remained a huge park in the heart of the city. In the Middle Ages cloisters were built on the “Rabbit’s Island”, as it ws then called at the beginning of the nineteenth century members of the royal family living in Buda transformed it into a landscape garden. By the turn of the century it had become a health resort owing to its therapeutic springs.