1. Hungary
  2. Central Hungary
  3. Budapest
  4. Gellert Hill

Budapest: Gellért Hill Guided Walking Tour

Product ID: 389811
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Explore the peak of Gellert Hill, home to the Liberty Statue and the Citadella. Admire amazing views over Budapest and the Danube.
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Duration: 2 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the peak of Gellert Hill and the Liberty Statue
  • Enjoy the best views of the city on the other side of the Danube
  • Visit the Rock Church with its interesting caves
  • Discover the hidden Philosophers' Garden
Full description
Meet your tour guide at the fountain in front of Hotel Gellert, and head inside the Rock Church. Enjoy a guided tour inside the church to see its rich interior decorated with sculptures and wooden carvings.

Afterwards, admire enjoying fantastic views of the city as you head up the hill. After 10 minutes climbing you will reach the peak of the hill where you will find the impressive Liberty Statue, formerly a Soviet Communist monument). Admire the amazing view from the lookout terrace in front of the statue. 

Next, arrive at the Citadella fortress, built in the middle of the 19th century by the Austrian empire to keep the rebellious Hungarian city under control.

The last part of the tour comprises a downhill walk on the Northern slope of the hill. Explore a hidden treasure in the middle of the forest: the Philosophers' Garden. The garden is home to statues of the most influential thinkers in human history, and offers a perfect place for meditation.

At the end of the tour you will see a 500 year-old Turkish Bath, and walk along the Danube from Elisabeth Bridge to Liberty Bridge. The tour will end at the starting point.
Includes
  • Guided tour with a professional local guide
  • Entry to the Rock Church
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet your tour guide at the white marble fountain building in front of Hotel Gellert. The hotel is opposite the exit of "Szent Gellert ter" M4 metro station.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• You will climb 500 feet (150 meters) on pathways and steps to reach the top of the hill
• The peak might not be accessible during bad weather conditions. In case of rainy weather, the tour will be be postponed to another day

From US$ 45.47 per person

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Product ID: 389811