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Sightseeing in Budapest

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Key Information:
Group Size: 4 - 8 people
Destination: Budapest
Season: January - December
Languages: English, German
Minimum Cost: 120 US Dollar (USD) Per trip
Maximum Cost: 510 US Dollar (USD) Per trip

- Sightseeing in Budapest;

* Half-day tour: View to Buda from Pest: river Danube, Chain Bridge, Castle Hill, Parliament, Kossuth Square, Andrassy Avenue, Heroes' Square, View to Pest from the Citadel on Gellert Hill, Castle District: Fishermen's Bastion, Matthias Church;

* One-day tour: Opera House, Basilica of St. Stephan or Great Synagogue, Central Market Hall, downtown (Vaci utca);

* Two half-days: Parliament, Kossuth Square, Andrassy Avenue, Heroes' Square, Opera House, Basilica of St. Stephan or Great Synagogue, Central Market Hall, downtown Pest - View to Pest from the Citadel on Gellert Hill, Castle District: Fishermen's Bastion, Matthias Church, Hilton, Russwurm Café;

- Tours in Hungary;

* Szentendre and Danube Bend - The Danube Bend (Dunakanyar), a string of small riverside towns just north of Budapest, is a popular excursion spot for travelers. The Danube enters Hungary from the northwest. Just after Esztergom, about 40km (25 miles) north of Budapest, the river swings abruptly south. This is the start of the Danube Bend region. The delightful towns along the snaking Bend - in particular Szentendre, Visegrad, and Esztergom - can easily be seen on day trips from Budapest since they're all within a couple of hours of the city.

* Gödöllõ and Royal Palace - The former Summer-Residence of Queen Elisabeth in Gödöllõ is one of the largest baroque palaces in Hungary. Empress Elisabeth, the much-admired, beautiful Sisi, who was famous for her modern thinking spent 2000 nights here, more than in Shönnbrunn. The Palace regained its past splendour in 1996. It has 26 completely renovated rooms, providing a home for a unique introduction to the interior of royal suites in Hungary. This is the scene of the lives of the Emperor Francis Joseph and his wife Empress Elisabeth, who spent blissful times here, mostly in autumn and spring. During the tour there is an interior visit followed by a walk through the park.

* Lake Balaton and Herend - Balaton, the largest freshwater lake of Hungary and Central Europe is a popular holiday spot. It extends in a length of 77 km in the middle of the country's western part. The shallow waters and sandy beaches of the southern bank are excellent for bathing: it can be specifically recommended for those arriving there with children. The cooler, deeper waters of the northern bank are excellent for water sports, above all for sailing. - The Abbey church with its two church towers looks upon the lake from the top of the small volcanic hill of Tihany. In the Open Air Museum of Folk Art a typical dwelling house and a pottery workshop can be seen. Siófok, the capital city of the southern bank will be visited for short and after taking the ferry, we walk in Tihany and visit the Porcelan Manufacture in Herend.

* Hollókõ and Eger - The village with most beautiful surroundings in the Cserhát area in one of the long valleys between two hills has preserved unique ethnographic and folk art values. The architecture of houses has preserved the nicest Palóc traditions with their street facades of protruding hipped roofs, eaves, ridges, and gabled roofs. Sundays and holidays at Hollókõ are still interesting sights to see. The Turks left Eger for good in 1687. Turkish buildings, mosques, baths, and minarets greatly changed the appearance of the town. Viniculture on the surrounding hill slopes, dating back to several centuries, as well as the famous wines, are significant factors of Eger's business life. "Bikavér" and "Leányka", the famous wines of Eger with special bouquet, are offered at cellars and restaurants of unique atmosphere. The touristic attraction of the town is increased by its developed baths culture besides historic monuments.

Notes:
Without entrance fees and meals;
Prices vary according to the tours by car or by minivan.