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About Budapest

Budapest is the capital of Hungary. The river Danube runs through the middle of the metropolis of two million, dividing hilly Buda with its narrow cobbled streets and mixture of medieval and neo-classical buildings from the Pest plain with its wide avenues and boulevards. Because of the picturesque panorama offered by the river and its bridges, the Parliament, the imposing Royal Castle, Fishermen's Bastion and the impressive Danube Embankment, UNESCO placed this site on the World Heritage list.

 

The guests will find side by side the remains of fortresses and buildings from Roman times, still operating Turkish baths, Gothic and Baroque buildings, and the incredibly rich Art Noveau architectural heritage. There is no other capital city in the world with close to 100 thermal springs and 12 medicinal baths within its boundaries, where 19 million gallons of thermal water rise to the surface every day.
It is a city where the pleasing harmony of different architectural styles and superb structures, the cafés, gastronomy and culture are combined with legendary hospitality and blend into an unforgettable experience for visitors.

 

The official website of Budapest Tourism

 

 

Tours and Excursions

 


Parliament Tour

 

Take the opportunity to visit the impressive House of Parliament – after a walk around Hungary’s largest building, we visit the magnificent neo-gothic Parliament (Home of the Holy Crown of Hungary) with guidance through the splendid session room, the impressive staircase and the wonderful Great Vaulted Hall.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Departure: every day 09:30 and 13:15

Price: EUR 26/person



Danube Legend


You are invited to an hour’s panoramic boat ride at night on the Danube. Glass in hand you will be able to experience how the legends of Budapest come alive. Look behind the walls of the Royal Palace, the Parliament, the bridges, and other splendid sights all bathed in light.
Duration: 1 hour
Departure: every day 20:15 21:00 21:30 22:15
Price: EUR 22/person

Hop on Hop off City Tour

 

The ticket is valid for the RED and YELLOW Bus Line which are audio guided in 20 languages and the BLUE Boat Line audio guided in English and German. Ticket is valid on the day of the first departure. Next day FREE.

The RED Line departs every 30 minutes from József nádor tér, the YELLOW Line every hour from Erzsébet tér, the BLUE Boat Line also every hour from Vigadó tér, Pier 11. You can hop on and hop off in 25 bus and 3 boat stops.

Price: EUR 19/person

 

Classic Art Nouveau Tour


We invite every architecturelover for a classic Art Nouveau tour. Join our guided walk, learn about the history of the masterpieces of Art Nouveau architecture and take in the atmosphere of our turn of the century coffee houses.

In the Lipót District we will let you into the world of our noblemen and their famous architects. Your guide will take you around in the city centre and show you all those more than 100-year-old buildings that were built in terms of the new age. You will have the opportunity to adore the ornamental aspect of their fronts and enjoy stories about the background of this new style. As some of the main stops of the itinerary, the group will pass by the beautiful pedestrian Váci Street, the Gresham Palace right in front of the imposing Chain Bridge, the Ice Buffet and its famous Parisian Court, the Hungarian Royal Post Savings Bank and the Bedő House, which is now the Museum of Art Nouveau.

Date and time: 28 June 2014, 4 pm
Duration: 2hours
Staring place: the Parliament (after the Closing Ceremony)
Price: EUR 15/person (rate is valid for at least 10 participants/tour)
Organized by budapestUNDERGUIDE



Jewish Budapest Tour

The Jewish Quarter of Budapest in the 7th district is probably most famous for the Great Synagogue, the largest synagogue of Europe and the second largest one in the world. There is much more to see and learn in this densely populated area,which used to be mostly Jewish before WWII: amazing history, charming atmosphere and many bars representing the so-called alternative scene of Budapest. Your guide will be an expert on the Jewish heritage of the city and will show you hidden places that even the locals do not know about, such as the remains of the ghetto wall. You can learn about how Jews keep their traditions alive and in the meantime you can discover the famous ruin pubs, one of the beautiful and unique market halls, not to mention the little shops of Hungarian designers and their exclusive products. You will also pass by the 60-year-old Frölich Pastry Shop, which offers traditional Hungarian-Jewish baked goods. And of course you cannot leave without visiting the Rumbach Synagogue!


Date and time: 26 June 2014, 6 pm
Duration: 2hours
Staring place: the conference venue
Price: EUR 15/person (rate is valid for at least 10 participants/tour)
Organized by budapestUNDERGUIDE



Minorities of Budapest Tour


If you sometimes feel a bit confused about the number of ethnic groups and nations in East-Central Europe,don't worry! It is really complicated and has always been. Join us for a walk to help you peak into thesituation in downtown. Budapest has several ethnic groups, butthe most important oneisthe Gypsies.You will take a walk in the 8th district, whichis famous for its ethnicities: Chinese, Arabic, African people,Romanians, Bulgarians, Greeks, Armenians, Ukrainians, Ruthenians, Slovaks, etc. Anywhere you go, you will hear different languages.

Tavaszmező Street is a main spot for Romanies, there is the so-called Gypsy Parliament, along with the RomaArt Centre, where visitors are welcome for exhibitions on Romany art. The guide will tell youurban legends and take you to all those spots where you can see and understand how thesepeople live their everyday life. You can meet residents, amazing musicians and a lovely lady who has a special wayto let these two cultures closer.

Date and time: 26 June 2014, 6 pm
Duration: 2hours
Staring place: the conference venue
Price: EUR 15/person (rate is valid for at least 10 participants/tour)
Organized by budapestUNDERGUIDE

 



Tipsy Budapest Tour


In the evening join the Tipsy Budapest tour, a sightseeing tour withsome light pub-crawling. You do nothave to do anything else just whatBudapesters do: visit the mostinteresting spots of the fascinatingJewish District, have a fewdrinks at the cool ruin bars, listen tothe interesting stories of your guide about our past and present, and don’t forget, you can ask all those questions you haven’t asked yet. You will see how students, young moms, hard workers and the older generation enjoy musicand drink Fröccs or Pálinka at tables under the walls which are full of photos of young artists.


Date and time: 26 June 2014, 8 pm
Duration: 2hours
Staring place: the conference venue
Price: EUR 26/person (rate is valid for at least 10 participants/tour, services include one drink/person)
Organized by budapestUNDERGUIDE


Information on further tour and excursion opportunities are available at the registration desk.

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