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  1. Hungary
  2. Central Hungary
  3. Budapest

Budapest: 3-Hour Historic Sissi Era Private Tour

Product ID: 118441
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Go off the beaten path to explore remarkable historical landmarks of the city. Come to a better understanding of how major events in history shaped the Hungarian capital, hear all the local stories and visit must-see spots significant to the Sissi era.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Hungarian
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn insights into Sissi's life
  • Admire the architecture of the Sissi era
  • Learn about a significant Hungarian poet
  • Visit places where Sissi spent time
  • Discover local hidden gems
  • Ride on the ancient millennium metro
Full description
Go back in time and take a walk down memory lane to Budapest’s famous Sisi era. During this tour, your private guide will show you the historical landmarks of the city. Hear stories about Queen Elisabeth, wife of the Habsburg Emperor Franz Joseph and free spirited icon of the 20th century. Discover how Sisi’s affection for Hungary shaped Budapest in many ways. As you stroll the city like a local, your guide will take you off the beaten paths. Embark on a timeless millennium metro journey on Europe’s first underground that runs below many of the city’s most imposing monuments. 

See one of Budapest’s most iconic bridges and hear all about its history. Find out the fascinating story what happened after the German troops bombed it during World War II. Take in the stunning view over the city and feel free to ask your host any burning questions before heading to the next stop. Check out a 1046 Roman style church that has been reconstructed many times. Admire its unique architectural blend of Roman, Gothic and Renaissance styles. Make your way to the statue of the famous Sándor Petőfi, a significant poet in Hungarian literature. Find out how he played an important role in the revolution of 1848. Don’t forget about the iconic Concert Hall in the heart of Müpa Budapest. The impressive building is hard to miss and is designed with the feel of a Gothic cathedral. Stroll from one gem to another but not before checking out the city’s coffee culture that thrived in the 19th century. 

Step foot into Sisssi’s favorite cafe in town. Did you know that everyone who counted at that time visited this place regularly, including the Habsburg royal family? Now, it’s your turn to enjoy the smell of coffee and admire its elegant decor, crystal chandeliers and silk carpeted walls. Stroll through the avenue that was built based on the model of the French Avenue des Champs-Élysées and make your way to the city’s most favorite all season park. Did you know that Sisi used to ride her horse here while the aristocrats hunted for small animals? Take a break and enjoy a coffee in the gorgeous courtyard of a restaurant founded in 1894. Rumor has it that one of Sisi’s lovers owned it. Cap off your private tour at the church where Elisabeth was crowned. The knowledgeable local hosts can’t wait to show you Budapest’s past in a local way.
Includes
  • Private tour
  • Local guide
  • Walking tour
  • Tea, coffee or soft drink
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up/ drop-off
  • Extra food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Entrance of Platan Grill.

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Product ID: 118441