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Váci Street (Váci Utca) Tours

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Váci Street (Váci Utca)
Budapest’s principal shopping street, Váci Street (Váci Utca) runs for almost a mile, right through the heart of Pest. Lined with striking 19th-century buildings, the Grand Boulevard is the place for window shopping and people watching, with a huge selection of designer boutiques, high-street brands, souvenir shops, and cafés.
 
The Basics
The best way to explore the shopping street is to walk its entire length from Central Market Hall in the south to Vorosmarty Square (Vorosmarty Tér) at the northern end. Budapest city tours often include a stroll along Váci Street, and joining a walking tour or Segway tour is an ideal way to get your bearings and discover the street’s architectural highlights.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Váci Street is pedestrianized.
  • Most shops along Váci Street are open Monday to Saturday, from 10am until 7–8pm. Some shops may open on Sundays.
  • Free Wi-Fi hotspots are located on and around Váci Street.
 
How to Get There
Váci Street is within walking distance of attractions, such as St. Stephen’s Square and the Chain Bridge. The closest metro stations are Deak Square (lines M2 and M3) or Vorosmarty Square (line M1).
 
When to Get There
Váci Street, one of Budapest’s busiest streets, is a lively destination at all hours of the day. For shopping, make an early start from Monday to Saturday to avoid the main crowds. In the evening, the restaurants around Vorosmarty Square offer plenty of dining options. Peak season in Budapest is July to August, but during the Christmas season Váci Street is lit up with festive illuminations and Vorosmarty Square hosts a gigantic Christmas market.
 
A Walking Tour of the Pest Side
Linking many Budapest attractions, Vaci Street makes a good place to start your city walking tour. From Central Market Hall, head north to Vorosmarty Square, grabbing coffee at Café Gerbeaud. Then, take a short stroll to Chain Bridge to admire views along the Danube River and the Buda Castle district. Head east to St. Stephen’s Square to appreciate St. Stephen's Basilica, before continuing to Andrassy Avenue, which runs all the way to Heroes’ Square.
Address: Budapest, Hungary
Admission: Free
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17 Tours and Activities to Experience Váci Street (Váci Utca)

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Budapest Christmas Market Tour with Basilica visit & Mulled Wine

Budapest Christmas Market Tour with Basilica visit & Mulled Wine

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Get into the holiday spirit with this 2.5-hour walking tour of Budapest’s Christmas markets. Follow a guide through the city streets to see Andrássy Avenue, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and the Hungarian State Opera House. Afterward, head to the Christmas markets to peruse handmade mementos and Hungarian delicacies. You’ll be treated to a cup of mulled wine at the end of your tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.63
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$58.63
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2-Hour Buda Tour in Budapest

2-Hour Buda Tour in Budapest

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Explore the old Buda side of Budapest on this panoramic and walking tour. After a drive to see the Chain Bridge and cross the Danube River, enjoy a guided stroll around the cobbled Buda Castle District. Learn about the area’s history as you view the Matthias Church and admire the outlook from the Fisherman’s Bastion. Finally, drive up Gellért Hill for panoramic views over the city below. Morning and afternoon departure available.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$21.57
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.71
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Full-Day Budapest Private Tour by Car or by Public Transport with Lunch

Full-Day Budapest Private Tour by Car or by Public Transport with Lunch

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Spend a whole day visiting the best of Budapest in a private car or on public transport for a more local experience. Váci Street and the sights of the Danube are at your disposal as, with the help of a private guide, you discover details that are often missed by other tourists. Even on a tight schedule, you can experience the Hungarian capital to its fullest, visiting as much or as little as you wish.
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  • 8 hours
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$110.73
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Budapest Foodie Tour

Budapest Foodie Tour

Our tour is the perfect combination of sightseeing and great culinary adventures, tasting the most amazing treats of Hungarian cuisine: sweets, snacks, wine, and more. We take you to a ruin bar to see how the Jewish District has formed in the last decades and became the bohemian quarter of the city. Then walk along the colorful Kiraly Street to end up at the Vörösmarty square where we go into a 1800s coffee house. Here you can enjoy a traditional Hungarian cake. Walking down the Váci Street, the main pedestrian area or shopping street, we visit a traditional pastry shop where you can taste the famous Hungarian chimney cake. After the sweets comes some salty: we’ll introduce you to some great pairs of Hungarian paprika sausage accompanied with pickles. Nearby in the Central Market Hall we’ll have the chance to try some of the Hungarian salami, traditional cheesy scones, and strudels. After the Market, the tour ends in a wine bar, where you can enjoy a nice glass of Hungarian wine.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Classic Walk in Budapest Historical Center

Classic Walk in Budapest Historical Center

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Visit the famous monuments of Pest inner city, the central area of the Hungarian capital, guided in English or other languages. The main attractions of the visit are St. Stephen's Basilica and the Hungarian Parliament building. You will see many dramatic monuments of the freedom fights of a brave nation as well as the traces of cruel invasions and dictatorships of the 20th century. You local tour guide will tell you many legends and stories and inform you about Hungarian traditions and various aspects of the life and current situation in Hungary. All questions are welcome and happily answered. The tour lasts 2 hours normally. It is optimal for people who would like to get a general introduction to the city and advices to get their bearings.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Budapest Private City Tour and Christmas Markets

Budapest Private City Tour and Christmas Markets

While in Budapest, check out this private city and Christmas markets tour that gives you a compelling look at the history and culture of the city. First hit the streets with your private guide taking in views of popular attractions of Hungary’s capital, and then make your way to at least three Christmas markets. Shop for gifts (own expense), admire the holiday-themed stalls, and enjoy the company of your group members during this private experience.
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  • 9 hours
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$89.56
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Essential Pest

Essential Pest

My name is Marcell David and I'll be your private tour guide if you prefer to: + Have an experience tailored exclusively to your group with your needs and wishes in mind. + Be picked up and escorted safely back to your hotel. + Avoid the crowds and tourist traps we all know too well. + Have a fluent English speaker by your side, who also happens to be native in the alien language called magyar. ☺ + Eat and drink where the locals do and find the hidden spots only the locals know. + Have the best time possible during your stay in Hungary! - GUARANTEED
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  • 4 to 12 hours
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$166.75
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Budapest at First Glance: 2-hour Downtown Walk

Budapest at First Glance: 2-hour Downtown Walk

The tour starts in the shadow of the magnificent Hungarian State Opera House from where you’ll take a short walk to St Stephen’s Basilica. Admire the beautiful church while your guide gives you a great introduction to Hungary’s rich history through the story of the state founder king, St Stephen. Pose with the Fat Policeman statue on the way to the Danube and at Chain Bridge enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage Panorama over the Buda Castle District with Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion. Stroll on the lively Danube Promenade and be sure to capture pictures with the statue of the Little Prince at Vigado Square. You will follow your guide on the Promenade to the Innercity Parish Church and to the ruins of the old Roman fortress. Head into the busy streets of Pest downtown and wonder at beautiful Art-Nouveau buildings along the way. Enter into one of the hidden local gardens and pass the famous Vaci shopping street on the route to the historical Great Market Hall.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.21
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Amazing Art Nouveau Tour of Budapest II

Amazing Art Nouveau Tour of Budapest II

Hello everyone! My name is Szabi, a native Hungarian and a full-time licensed tour guide in Budapest for several years now. In my Art Nouveau tours of Budapest I would like to introduce you to this outstandingly exceptional style in our capital city. In many cases, Art Nouveau buildings and designs are hidden treasures of Budapest, but if you follow my lead throughout these journeys I can assure that you will get an unexpected overview of the city. Memories have always been important to me. Therefore, I believe they are for everyone; by the end of my tours, I think you will have a cherishable and unforgettable experience in a long time :)
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  • 3 hours
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$45.54
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Private Art Nouveau Tour Budapest

Private Art Nouveau Tour Budapest

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Immerse yourself in the art and architecture of the Hungarian Art Nouveau movement on a private walking tour.  Skip the confusion of public transit and meet your art historian guide in your hotel lobby. Together, you’ll visit the Museum of Applied Arts, Gresham Palace, and more.  Enjoy a complimentary coffee at the House of Hungarian Art Nouveau, before admiring selected architecture throughout the city.
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  • 4 hours
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$294.01
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Withlocals 90 Minutes Kickstart: Safe & Private Budapest Tour w/ a Local Expert

Withlocals 90 Minutes Kickstart: Safe & Private Budapest Tour w/ a Local Expert

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Kick-start your stay in Budapest with this private 90-minute walking tour. Let a personal guide introduce you to Hungary’s capital with a round-up of major sights and hidden gems. See highlights including the National Museum and Central Market Hall, discover the best Danube views, and visit secret, loved-by-locals places often missed by visitors as you learn about the city’s history and architecture. Great for finding Budapest's best bits and gaining your bearings.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$16.78
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$16.78
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Private Day Trip from Bratislava to Budapest

Private Day Trip from Bratislava to Budapest

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Budapest is known for its architecture and culture, and is within driving from Bratislava, ideal for visitors looking to maximize their time in the region. Discover Hungary’s capital on a day trip from Bratislava, visiting landmarks including Gellert Hill, Buda Castle, and Parliament. Travel easily to the city with round-trip transportation by air-conditioned vehicle, and benefit from the undivided attention of your guide with a private trip.
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  • 12 hours
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$211.69
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Budapest: Great Market Hall Culinary Tour

Budapest: Great Market Hall Culinary Tour

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Learn all about Hungary's rich culinary traditions, first hand, with this culinary tour of the iconic Great Market Hall. Your guide will take you from stall to stall, where you can try out local delicacies including salamis, scones, strudels, and pickled foods. You'll even get the chance to try unusual concoctions, from lavender jams to truffle creams.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.45
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Buda Hills 2-Hour Segway Live-Guided Tour

Buda Hills 2-Hour Segway Live-Guided Tour

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Discover Budapest’s best-known attractions all in one tour, and speed around the city with ease, when you explore via Segway. Meet your guide at a time that works best for you—this private tour can be tailored to fit your schedule—and get acquainted with your Segway. Once you feel comfortable, set off and explore. You’ll discover the UNESCO-listed Banks of the Danube, will admire highlights of the Budapest Castle District, will see the Hungarian Parliament Building, will glide past St. Stephen’s Basilica, and much more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.71
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Grand Segway Tour of Budapest - Private Tour with Coffee Stop

Grand Segway Tour of Budapest - Private Tour with Coffee Stop

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Explore the beautiful city of Budapest on a private Segway tour. Discover the city’s main highlights such as Fisherman’s Bastion, the Parliament, the Opera House, St. Stephen’s Basilica and more as you cruise through the streets with ease. Stop along the way for photo opportunities and learn about each location from your informative guide during this 3-hour tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.88
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$89.88
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Budapest Private City Walking Tour

Budapest Private City Walking Tour

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Explore Budapest on a 3-hour private walking tour, seeing the best of Buda and Pest. Walk and ride the metro and Buda funicular (own expense) between the sites, uncover the city’s history, and admire landmarks including Heroes’ Square. Plus, cross the Chain Bridge to see Buda’s Matthias Church and experience bird’s-eye views of the Danube and Parliament from the Fisherman’s Bastion. A break for Budapest’s best-loved ice cream, plus flexible departure times included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.11
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$179.11
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