1. Hungary
  2. Central Hungary
  3. Budapest
  4. Citadella

Budapest: Grand City Tour with Parliament Visit

Product ID: 737
See the highlights of Budapest and visit continental Europe’s largest Parliament building. You’ll tour Buda’s Castle District, take in the views from Gellért Hill, stop at Heroes’ Square, and see Hungary’s Crown Jewels during this half-day tour.
About this activity
Duration: 4.5 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Ticket confirmation within 48 hours
Once purchased, you’ll receive booking confirmation from the tour operator.
Live tour guide
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a walk in Buda’s Castle District
  • Visit Gellért Hill for spectacular views of the city
  • See famous Heroes’ Square in central Pest, with its statues of Hungarian kings and dukes
  • Enjoy a bilingual guided tour of the interior of the Parliament and see the Hungarian Crown Jewels
Full description
Your first stop on this bilingual guided city tour of Budapest is in the Castle District for a short walk to see the area’s main attractions. You’ll visit Matthias Church and the Fishermen’s Bastion, the perfect spot for enjoying spectacular views of the surrounding area.

The tour continues with a drive to the Citadel atop Gellért Hill, where you’ll marvel at the panoramic views of the city. You’ll then travel across the Elizabeth Bridge to the Pest side to see the famous Central Market Hall and Europe’s largest synagogue, followed by a drive to the city park.

Along the way, you’ll pass the largest thermal spa in Europe and the Budapest Zoo, and then stop at Heroes’ Square, where you’ll find statues of famed Hungarian kings and dukes. The tour continues from here down Andrássy Avenue to downtown Pest, passing the Opera House and St. Stephen’s Basilica.

At the Parliament Building, you’ll get off the bus again for a 1-hour guided tour. Designed by the renowned Hungarian architect, Imre Steindl, the building was inspired in part by the Palace of Westminster and is the largest Parliament building in the world. Inside, see the splendid session room, the richly decorated central staircase, and the great vaulted hall. You’ll have the opportunity to see the cupola room as well, which houses the Crown Jewels and the Hungarian Holy Crown.
Includes
  • Entrance fee to Parliament
  • Professional, bilingual guide
  • 1-hour House of Parliament tour
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Cityrama and Gray Line Travel Agency

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
You must bring your ID card/passport to enter the Parliament Building.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 464 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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The tour itself was informative but the a/c in van didn’t work and it was stifling since windows didn’t open. Also we joined the group at Grey Line office where we caught the bus but tour left across the street from our hotel—could have saved us the 30 min walk and bus ride to the van had we known. Pretty good on basic tour and guide was quite good.

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June 19, 2019

Greatr overview of the city

Robert was a good driver and tour leader. He was extremely knowledgeable. There were only 4 of us on the English tour. The directions took us to the storefront to meet and then go to the 'meeting' place. The storefront was a 20 minute walk from our hotel and the meeting place was a 2 minute walk. We should be given both locations on the ticket so we can go to the location of our choice. Loved the Parliament building and was glad we made the tour as those not on a tour had difficulty getting in. The French group, which was the same size had both a driver and guide, and that would have been better as there were a couple of places he stayed with the car and could have explained a lot more had he been with us ,

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March 16, 2019

If you only have 1 day- this is a great tour.

that was NOT A PRIVATE TOUR as advertised. It’s was 7 in our group and many more joined us on a tour. Also, thebus didn’t pick us up at the hotel, we had to walk pretty far to it’s location and get transferred to another bus for actual tour, and our tour was in 2 languages, because half of the bus was of Italians. Overall walk and transfer killed about 1 hour. Not very professional and misadvertised.

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July 31, 2018

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