1. Hungarian Parliament Building: The Parliament Building is the largest building in Hungary since its completion and the third largest parliament in the world. Tourists from all over the world flock here to admire the gothic-revival style architecture, baroque statues and paintings. There are 691 properly furnished rooms, one of the most popular of which is the sixteen-sided central hall. While in the Parliament don’t forget to see the Hungarian Crown, Staircase XVII, Dome Hall, Grand Stairway and the Old Upper House Hall, Upper House Lobby and the Hungarian Parliament Museum all recounting the fascinating history of Hungary’s political past.
Location: Budapest, Kossuth Lajos tér 1-3, 1055 Hungary
Timings: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Price: INR 1590.
Best Time to Visit: March to May, September to November
2. Heroes’ Square: Immersed in contemporary Hungarian history and a witness to major political events, Heroes’s square is the most important square in Hungary. The most significant structure in the square is the Millenium Monument completed in 1905 that commemorates the founding of Hungary in 1896 and its thousand year history hence. It is a 36 metre high column crowned by Archangel Gabriel and framed on both sides by colonnade structures with statues depicting the seven chieftains of the Magyars who founded Hungary. There are also other tourist attractions within the square such as the Kunsthalle Budapest or the Budapest Hall of Art, the Memorial Stone of Heroes and the Museum of Fine Arts housing the largest collection of art in Hungary and considered the best Museum in the country. All Budapest tours are incomplete without a visit to the Heroes' Square.
Location: Andrassy Avenue Next to City Park in the VI. District, Budapest 1062 Hungary
Best time to visit: Night time, March to May, September to November
3. Castle Hill: Castle Hill cosily sits on the hilly west side of the Buda side of Budapest replete with historical structures, Baroque houses, cafes and beautiful panoramic views of an old and preserved district. It is one of the main attractions of Budapest holiday packages with a long list of things to see and experience. Strolling along the crooked cobblestone streets you will reach the magnificent Buda Castle which was once the residence of Hungarian Kings. The Matthias Fountain within the Palace premises is an exquisite sight that cannot be missed. You can also walk to the Sandor Palace and watch the elaborate Changing of the Guards. The Trinity column, embellished with statues of little angels in Trinity square commemorates the end of the plague epidemic. Another important tourist attraction is the Matthias church that has hosted many coronations since the 13th century and is one of the most important churches in Hungary.
Location: Budapest, Hungary (West side of Danube River)
Best Time to Visit: April to September
4. Great Synagogue: Constructed between 1844 and 1859, the Great Synagogue in Dohány street is one of the most stunning offerings of Budapest tour Packages. It is the second largest (after New York) and one of the most beautiful synagogues in the world built in a style reminiscent of Byzantine-Moorish architecture and can accommodate up to 3000 people. Inside, the main attractions are a central rose window and an organ dating back to 1902. The Hungarian Jewish Museum and archives within the synagogue include items such as a Jewish headstone from the 3rd century and a handwritten book of the local Burial Society from the late 18th century. In the north, the names of hundreds of victims of the Holocaust are inscribed on the Holocaust Tree of Life Memorial.
Location: Dohány utca 2-8. in district VII., at an angle to Károly körút, between Deák tér and Astoria
Timing: 10:00 AM to 3:30PM
Price: INR 1190
5. Andrássy Avenue: The 2.5 km long Andrássy Avenue is one of the most beautiful and culture infested boulevards in the Budapest tours. It starts at Heroes’ square and stretches as far as the St. Stephen’s Basilica. The most awe-inspiring buildings that line up this avenue are the Hungarian State Opera House and the Liszt Ferenc Music Academy. A walk through this beautiful tree-lined estate reveals the city’s most expensive real-estate comprising neo-renaissance and neo-baroque villas and mansions dating back to the 19th century. Along the way, you can also visit Pesti Broadway, the theatre quarter of Budapest and drop in to Alexandra Book Café and try the Bookcafe cake. In 2002 it became a world heritage site.
Location: Andrassy ut, Budapest 1061 Hungary
6. City Park: City Park is one of the first parks in the world to be open to the public. This is the place where the people of Budapest escape the city life. This park also has the largest artificial ice surface in Europe and is the centre of the Hungarian Bandy. This 302 acre park has its main entrance at the Heroes’ Square, one of the world heritage sites. The famous Budapest spa, Széchenyi, is also located here. The main attractions of the park are the Vajdahunyad Castle and the Museum of Hungarian agriculture. It is one of the main tourist diversions of the Budapest holiday packages as it is ideal for a family getaway offering something for all ages, young and old.
Location: Budapest, Kós Károly stny., 1146 Hungary
Best Time To Visit: Round the year, preferably 8am to 6 pm
7. St. Stephen’s Basilica: One of the most representative buildings of the unmatched architecture of Hungary is St. Stephen’s Basilica. It is one of the most significant sites covered in the Budapest tours offered by us. It is considered to be the most important church in Hungary and no building in the country can be constructed higher than this Basilica which stands at a height of 96m. One of the most lavish sites is the beautiful artwork in the interior of the dome with many windows that let the sunlight increase its beauty in manifolds. The rooftop of the basilica offers a marvellous panoramic view of the city of Budapest beneath. Click Here to Book: St Stephens Basilica Tickets With Guide, Budapest
Location: Budapest, Szent István tér 1, 1051 Hungary
Timing: Tuesday to Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Price: INR 238
8. Margaret Island: No Budapest holiday packages are complete without spending some leisurely time in Margaret Island. A 2.5 km long small island floating in the middle of Danube between Margaret Bridge and Árpád Bridge is the greenest core to be found in the city. Barring a few, there are almost no buildings on the island. It is a tucked away serene island ideal to spend time with families, loved ones or even solo. The island provides many recreational facilities along with promenades, benches, cycling and jogging tracks, a water park, a petting zoo, and even a musical fountain that comes to life four times a day.
Timing: 6:00 PM to 9:00PM
Location: Budapest, 1138 Hungary
Best time to Visit: June-August
9. House of Terror: Towards the end of the Second World War in 1944, the Hungarian Nazi party took over Budapest and made this building their headquarters. The Nazis tortured and killed hundreds of Jews in the cellar beneath the street and ordered them to throw their bodies in the river, while they sat in lavish offices upstairs. The situation worsened when the Nazis were replaced by the soviet AVH. This building was converted and opened as a museum in 2002 and it tells the long and excruciating history of the Nazi and communist rule over Hungary. The experience is just not informative but extremely emotional which makes it one of the most important parts of the Budapest packages offered by us. Click here to Book: House of Terror Guided Tour in Budapest
Price: INR 715
Location: Budapest, Andrássy út 60, 1062 Hungary
Timing: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
10. The Hungarian State Opera House: The Hungarian State Opera House is the ideal venue to indulge in some opulence made completely affordable by our Budapest tour packages. With gold leaf embellishments, sprawling marble, grand staircases, eye-catching hand-painted frescoes, beautiful archways and doorways, this century old limestone structure provides ample photography opportunities to take home the grandeur. The most breath-taking sight is the round ceiling of the auditorium bedecked by a fresco with a stunning chandelier at its centre.
Location: Budapest, Andrássy út 22, 1061 Hungary
Price: INR 692