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Citadella Tours

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Citadella
Rising 140 meters on the west side of the Danube, Gellért Hill is crowned with the fortified hulk of Citadella, which provides one of the best viewpoints in Budapest. From the ramparts there are far-reaching panoramas north to Buda Castle, and down the river to Széchenyi Chain Bridge, St Stephen’s Basilica and the Parliament House. Constructed by occupying Austrian forces in the 1840s, the citadel was loathed by the Hungarians, who tore down its fortified gates when the Austrians eventually left the city in 1897. Its 60 canon placements still remain, as do the six-meter ‘U’-shaped walls of the fort.

During World War II an air raid shelter was built in the Citadella, and this now houses a small museum about the war. In 1956, Soviet troops suppressed the Hungarian rebellion against Communism by firing heavy artillery from the fortress and Russian artillery is still scattered around the complex. Today the fortress encompasses an open-air history exhibition and is one of Budapest’s best free visitor attractions; a mini-village of bars, souvenir stores and restaurants has grown up around it, while the military barracks have been converted into a hotel. 

Other sights on UNESCO-listed Gellért Hill include the vast steel Statue of Liberty, built by the Russians in Socialist-Realist style to celebrate victory over the Nazis in the late 1940s. When the Communists finally departed Budapest in 1989, city fathers elected for the statue to remain as a symbol of the Hungary’s troubled past. Halfway up the slope, the underground Cave Church (Sziklatemplom) was built by monks in the 1920s and was requisitioned as a hospital in World War II. It opened again in 1992 after the fall of Communism. Tucked in at the foot of the hill are the famous Gellért spa baths, Secessionist in design and dating from 1918, although a spa has existed on this spot since the mid-17th century. 

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The site is located a 15-minute, way-marked walk up from Gellért Tér on the Danube; you will see views of Budapest unroll as you climb. Otherwise, take bus no. 27 right up to the Citadella from Moricz Zsigmond Tér. Admission is free.
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Budapest By Night & Hungarian Dance Performance with Dinner&Wine

Budapest By Night & Hungarian Dance Performance with Dinner&Wine

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Enjoy a traditional Hungarian evening of song, dance, food, and wine at this folklore dinner-show in Budapest. After hotel pickup, travel to an old-style restaurant in the city and savor a 3-course dinner of classic Hungarian dishes served with wine. Then, watch a folklore show of national dance, song, and live music before admiring panoramic views of the city lights from Gellert Hill and a return transfer to your hotel or Danube river port.
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  • 4 hours
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$79.09
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$79.09

Budapest Sightseeing Tour by Land and Water

Budapest Sightseeing Tour by Land and Water

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See the best of Budapest by land and by water on a floating bus tour. Begin on the capital city’s streets, snapping photos of top attractions as you drive past St. Stephen’s Basilica, Buda Castle, and the Grand Synagogue. Then take a splash into the Danube, as your amphibious coach continues the tour along the river, passing landmarks such as Parliament, Chain Bridge and more.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$13.18
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Big Bus Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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This Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour of Budapest is one of the easiest ways to get around the city while you’re traveling. Book your night tour, 1-, 2-, or 3-day ticket and explore at your own pace. The route stops at many key areas of Budapest, including Heroes’ Square, the Hungarian Parliament Building, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and the Hungarian State Opera House. The bus offers free onboard Wi-Fi and recorded commentary about Budapest's sights in several languages.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes
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$20.37
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Budapest Parliament Visit and 3-hour City Tour

Budapest Parliament Visit and 3-hour City Tour

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Explore the largest building in Hungary on this half-day sightseeing tour of Budapest with entry to the Parliament House. This excursion includes the price of admission, a guided city tour and pickup from your hotel. Over the course of the trip you’ll see the famous lookout towers of Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church, Heroes’ Square and more. Don’t forget to catch a glimpse of the Holy Crown of Hungary while you’re inside Parliament.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$61.91
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Budapest Evening Sightseeing Cruise

Budapest Evening Sightseeing Cruise

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Cruise the Danube River in the evening on a sightseeing cruise through Budapest. With a beverage in hand, take in the famous sights of Budapest along the banks of the river, deemed a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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  • 1 hour
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$10.79
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City Sightseeing Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat Ride

City Sightseeing Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat Ride

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Discover Budapest’s most beloved attractions on a hop-on hop-off bus tour, valid for 24, 48, or 72 hours from the first time of use. Find a seat inside or amid the fresh air of the upper deck, and pass landmarks like the Parliament building, the UNESCO-listed Royal Palace, and the Hungarian State Opera House, hopping on and off whenever you like. For a more comprehensive experience, upgrade your ticket to include a cruise and a night tour.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes to 2 hours 20 minutes
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$17.38
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Budapest Private Tuk Tuk Half-Day Tour

Budapest Private Tuk Tuk Half-Day Tour

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Add a fun twist to your sightseeing tour in Budapest and see the sights aboard a motorized tuk-tuk. Glide around the Buda Castle District; hop off to take photos of Heroes’ Square, Matthias Church, and the Garden of Philosophy; and see the Chain Bridge, St. Stephen's Basilica, and the Hungarian Parliament building.
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  • 4 hours
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$144.92
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Budapest Tuk Tuk City Tour

Budapest Tuk Tuk City Tour

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Hop into a soft-top tuk-tuk with a driver-guide and explore Budapest by three wheels on this shared tour. Most commonly found in Asia, tuk-tuks are perfect for navigating Budapest’s streets and discovering hidden places inaccessible to bigger vehicles. Breeze by the landmarks, stop for photos, and absorb the atmosphere on a flexible itinerary. Downtown pickup and drop-off included, with a choice of multiple departure times.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$95.27
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Budapest: Night Cruise on the Danube with Guaranteed Seats

Budapest: Night Cruise on the Danube with Guaranteed Seats

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Budapest dazzles at night, so get a romantic new perspective on the Hungarian capital with this popular evening cruise. Glide down the Danube River past illuminated landmarks like the impressive Parliament Building, sparkling bridges, lively Pest promenade, and Buda Castle. Kick off the festive, hour-long voyage with a welcome drink of sparkling wine, and learn about passing sights through recorded English commentary.
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  • 55 minutes
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$17.98
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Private City Tour in Budapest 6 hours

Private City Tour in Budapest 6 hours

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Explore Budapest with your own private guide on a full-day tour that covers the highlights in a short time. Take in landmarks including Heroes' Square, the City Park, Vajdahunyad Castle, Széchenyi Thermal Bath, and the Budapest Zoo. Walk around Buda’s Castle District, get sweeping views from Gellért Hill, stop into Central Market Hall, and see the Jewish Quarter and Dohány Street Synagogue, the largest synagogue in Europe.
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  • 6 hours
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$195.40
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Private City Tour in Budapest with the interior visit of the Parliament -5 hours

Private City Tour in Budapest with the interior visit of the Parliament -5 hours

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Explore the highlights of Budapest during a private half-day tour that includes a guided tour of the monumental Hungarian Parliament Building. See landmarks in the Castle Quarter and Gellért Hill (Citadel), and check out Matthias Church, the Central Market in Pest, the City Park, and the largest synagogue in Europe: Dohány Street Synagogue. View St. Stephen’s Basilica and Heroes' Square before visiting the Hungarian Parliament Building.
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  • 5 hours
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$179.11
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2.5-Hour Budapest Highlights Guided Segway Tour

2.5-Hour Budapest Highlights Guided Segway Tour

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Round up Budapest’s sights with ease and learn to ride a Segway personal transporter on a private city Segway tour. Choose a departure time to fit your schedule and cruise around Buda and Pest’s landmarks without the inconvenience of walking, catching buses, or jostling with others in a large tour group. Ideal for travelers seeking a quick and fun overview of the city, the tour includes training, equipment, and photos.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private City Tour in Budapest 4 hours

Private City Tour in Budapest 4 hours

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Discover the sights of Budapest on this private half-day city tour with a guide. Highlights include Heroes' Square, one of the city’s major squares; the Citadel; Buda Castle (admission included); and more. Also see the Hungarian Parliament Building in Kossuth Lajos Square. Be sure to provide contact information in case the driver needs to locate you.
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  • 4 hours
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$152.25
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All-Day (7 hours) PRIVATE City Tour of Budapest With Lunch And Cruise

All-Day (7 hours) PRIVATE City Tour of Budapest With Lunch And Cruise

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Maximize your time in Budapest on a comprehensive semi-private day tour. The day includes hotel pickup and drop-off, enabling you to focus on the sights rather than organizing your own transportation. The comfortable bus tour of the main attractions, such as the Castle District and City Park, is followed by a traditional three-course lunch. Once you’ve eaten your fill, see the city from the best possible vantage point on a two-hour cruise along the Danube with your guide.
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  • 8 hours
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Private Segway Tour in Gellert Hill with a GoPro Camera

Private Segway Tour in Gellert Hill with a GoPro Camera

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Would you like to enjoy the city almost from bird’s eye view? Tired of walking and don’t know how reach the highest point in Budapest? Sunset-sunrise lover? This segway tour provides a perfect mixture of adrenaline and stunning views! Starting from Pests downtown we will take you up Gellert hill and back, almost in no time. On our way to the hill we will cross Elisabeth Bridge with great view on Gellert waterfall and statue. On the half way up we will make a stop at the Garden of Philosophy, to take a break from rush and noise of the city. And of course the pearl of this tour, breathtaking panoramas of both Buda and Pest sides form the top of Gellert hill.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$52.11
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$52.11

4 hours long private minivan tour in Budapest

4 hours long private minivan tour in Budapest

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Explore the capital of Hungary on a 4-hour private minivan tour through the city. Visit Budapest’s main highlights such as the Parliament Building, the Buda Castle district, Fisherman’s Bastion, the State Opera House and much more. Listen to informative commentary from your private tour guide about the history and culture of Budapest and Hungary as you explore the Buda and Pest sides.
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  • 4 hours
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$284.96
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Budapest Solo Tour - Discover the city on a TukTuk with you private guide

Budapest Solo Tour - Discover the city on a TukTuk with you private guide

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Spend two to three hours getting to know Budapest on a private Tuk-Tuk tour around Budapest.  Your driver will collect you from any central location before setting off to see the sights. Pause the ride at any point to snap a photo of attractions including the Chain Bridge and Buda Castle.  Feel free to request a special route, so you can see specific places that interest you.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$143.57
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Full day private Budapest tour by car/ minivan

Full day private Budapest tour by car/ minivan

You can see the most important sights also of the Pest and the Buda side during this 8 hour long tour. This time is enough to explore the city more deeply and get a lot of information about Hungarian history, culture, arts, politics, gastronomy, people - and about anything what you want. Sightseeing by car is more comfortable and less tiring - and allows more time to spend in all places. If you are more in number than 3, I can arrange a minivan or a bus.
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  • 8 hours
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$162.83
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 Private Budapest city tour with a daytime Danube river cruise

Private Budapest city tour with a daytime Danube river cruise

Take a 6 hours informative private city tour with a perfect guide and then enjoy a lovely coffee and cake stop . This professional sightseeing tour makes the perfect introduction for the first time visitor to Budapest. During the bus, walking and cruise tour, you'll visit 4 unforgettable stops with coffee and cake included. Visit the top Budapest attractions: St Stephen’s Basilica, Heroes’ Square and Gellért Hill Admire the UNESCO-listed Buda Castle area and stunning views from the Fisherman’s Bastion Hear about the 1,000-year history of Hungary’s capital from our professional guide Enjoy a lovely daytime cruise on the Danube with a drink This informative tour includes the following sights: City Park – Heroes Square, Zoo, Circus, Széchenyi Bath, Vajdahunyad Castle Andrássy Street, Opera house St. Stephen’s Basilica , Parliament (outside) Jewish quarter ,Chain bridge Castle area - Matthias Church, Fishermen’s Bastion – entrance tickets not included Citadel-Gellert hill
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  • 6 hours
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Budapest all in one: private 6 hours city tour& cruise, private airport transfer

Budapest all in one: private 6 hours city tour& cruise, private airport transfer

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Take a 6 hours informative private city tour with a perfect guide and a one way private airport transportation package Take a stress free and punctual private transfer during your stay in Budapest. Cruise under the Chain bridge and make amazing photos from the river During the citytour and cruise, you'll visit 4 unforgettable stops Visit the top Budapest attractions with us such as St Stephen’s Basilica,Heroes’ Square and Gellért Hill on a private city tour Admire the UNESCO-listed Buda Castle area and stunning views from the Fisherman’s Bastion Hear about the 1,000-year history of Hungary’s capital from our professional guide This half day sightseeing tour makes the perfect introduction for the first time visitor to Budapest. City tour itinerary: City Park – Heroes Square, Zoo, Circus, Széchenyi Bath, Vajdahunyad Castle Andrássy Street St. Stephen’s Basilica , Parliament (outside) Chain bridge Castle area - Matthias Church, Fishermen’s Bastion Citadel-Gellert hill
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  • 6 hours
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$251.67
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Budapest 6 hours PRIVATE city tour with culinary walk in the Central Market Hall

Budapest 6 hours PRIVATE city tour with culinary walk in the Central Market Hall

Take a 6 hours informative private city tour with a perfect guide and taste some Snacks (included) - Hungarian bites with typical local ingredients in the Central Market hall During the citytour and culinary walk, you'll visit 4 unforgettable stops Visit the top Budapest attractions with us such as St Stephen’s Basilica,Heroes’ Square and Gellért Hill on a private city tour Admire the UNESCO-listed Buda Castle area and stunning views from the Fisherman’s Bastion Hear about the 1,000-year history of Budapest and about the famous Hungarian cuisine from our professional guide This 6 hours sightseeing tour makes the perfect introduction for the first time visitor to Budapest. City tour itinerary: City Park – Heroes Square, Zoo, Circus, Széchenyi Bath, Vajdahunyad Castle Andrássy Street St. Stephen’s Basilica , Parliament (outside) Chain bridge Castle area - Matthias Church, Fishermen’s Bastion Citadel-Gellert hill Central Market hall
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  • 6 hours
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$209.72
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$209.72
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PRIVATE (7 hours) Budapest and Szentendre city tour with lunch and winetasting

PRIVATE (7 hours) Budapest and Szentendre city tour with lunch and winetasting

Take a 7 hours informative private city tour in Budapest and Szentendre cities with a perfect guide and then enjoy an amazing lunch with wine tasting. During the bus and walk tour, you'll visit 5 unforgettable stops with lunch included. Admire the UNESCO-listed Buda Castle area and stunning views from the Fisherman’s Bastion Hear about the 1,000-year history of Hungary’s capital from our professional guide Wander around the narrow streets of the Baroque Old Town of Szentendre (Danube bend) Taste and learn about Hungarian wine from an expert sommelier This informative tour includes the following sights: City Park – Heroes Square, Zoo, Circus, Széchenyi Bath, Vajdahunyad Castle Andrássy Street (Opera, Puppet Theatre, House of Terror Museum) St. Stephen’s Basilica , Parliament (outside) Jewish quarter ,Chain bridge Castle area - Matthias Church, Fishermen’s Bastion – entrance tickets not included Citadel-Gellert hill Szentendre city - Artist village in the Danube bend area
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  • 7 hours
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$99.47
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6 hours Private City Tour of Budapest With Winetasting and Danube evening cruise

6 hours Private City Tour of Budapest With Winetasting and Danube evening cruise

Make the most of your day!!! Take a memorable half day private Budapest tour with a perfect guide and enjoy an afternoon winetasting with snacks. Join our 5 hours informative private city tour and  after the tour take the great opportunity to learn and taste Hungarian wines. Nice atmosphere, good and cured sausages and a tasty selection of cheese with a lovely 1,5 hours winetasting guided by a sommelier. Visit the top Budapest attractions with us such as St Stephen’s Basilica, Heroes’ Square and Gellért Hill on a private city tour Admire the UNESCO-listed Buda Castle area and stunning views from the Fisherman’s Bastion  Hear about the 1,000-year history of Hungary’s capital from our professional guide After winetasting join us for a one hour incomparable Danube River Evening cruise and enjoy the wonderful night lit river side attractions in Budapest city.
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  • 6 hours
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$113.98
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Private Budapest Sightseeing Tour: Royal Castle, Heroes Square, Chain Bridge

Private Budapest Sightseeing Tour: Royal Castle, Heroes Square, Chain Bridge

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Discover the UNESCO-listed landmarks and royal palaces of Budapest on this private 3-hour sightseeing tour. Accompanied by a private guide, check off attractions such as the Royal Castle, Heroes Square, the Chain Bridge, and St. Stephen Basilica; stroll around City Park; and browse the stalls at the Great Central Market Hall. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 3 hours
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$211.69
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All-Day (7 hours) PRIVATE City Tour of Budapest With Lunch And Cruise

All-Day (7 hours) PRIVATE City Tour of Budapest With Lunch And Cruise

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Discover the best of Budapest with this full-day private tour. Spend the first part of the day exploring the city by private transport and visiting sites such as City Park, St. Stephen’s Basilica,  Parliament, and the Castle area. After hours of exploring, enjoy a 3-course meal at a local restaurant before hopping aboard a 2-hour cruise along the Danube with a stop at Margaret Island.
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  • 7 hours
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Should I book Citadella tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Citadella can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 72 Citadella tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Citadella 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Citadella costs USD 79.09. Guided Citadella tours start around USD 79.09 per person. See all 72 Citadella tickets and tours on Viator.
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