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Rising 140 meters on the west side of the Danube, Gellért Hill is crowned with the fortified hulk of Citadella, which provides one of the best viewpoints in Budapest. From the ramparts there are far-reaching panoramas north to Buda Castle, and down the river to Széchenyi Chain Bridge, St Stephen’s Basilica and the Parliament House. Constructed by occupying Austrian forces in the 1840s, the citadel was loathed by the Hungarians, who tore down its fortified gates when the Austrians eventually left the city in 1897. Its 60 canon placements still remain, as do the six-meter ‘U’-shaped walls of the fort.

During World War II an air raid shelter was built in the Citadella, and this now houses a small museum about the war. In 1956, Soviet troops suppressed the Hungarian rebellion against Communism by firing heavy artillery from the fortress and Russian artillery is still scattered around the complex. Today the fortress encompasses an open-air history exhibition and is one of Budapest’s best free visitor attractions; a mini-village of bars, souvenir stores and restaurants has grown up around it, while the military barracks have been converted into a hotel.

Other sights on UNESCO-listed Gellért Hill include the vast steel Statue of Liberty, built by the Russians in Socialist-Realist style to celebrate victory over the Nazis in the late 1940s. When the Communists finally departed Budapest in 1989, city fathers elected for the statue to remain as a symbol of the Hungary’s troubled past. Halfway up the slope, the underground Cave Church (Sziklatemplom) was built by monks in the 1920s and was requisitioned as a hospital in World War II. It opened again in 1992 after the fall of Communism. Tucked in at the foot of the hill are the famous Gellért spa baths, Secessionist in design and dating from 1918, although a spa has existed on this spot since the mid-17th century.

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Big Bus Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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This Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour of Budapest is one of the easiest ways to get around the city while you’re traveling. Book your 1-, 2-, or 3-day ticket and explore at your own pace. The route stops at many key areas of Budapest, including Heroes’ Square, the Hungarian Parliament Building, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and the Hungarian State Opera House. The bus offers recorded commentary about Budapest's sights in several languages.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes
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Budapest Evening Sightseeing Cruise

Budapest Evening Sightseeing Cruise

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Cruise the Danube River in the evening on a sightseeing cruise through Budapest. With a beverage in hand, take in the famous sights of Budapest along the banks of the river, deemed a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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  • 1 hour
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$10.38
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City Sightseeing Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat Ride

City Sightseeing Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat Ride

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Discover Budapest’s most beloved attractions on a hop-on hop-off bus tour, valid for 24, 48, or 72 hours from the first time of use. Find a seat inside or amid the fresh air of the upper deck, and pass landmarks like the Parliament building, the UNESCO-listed Royal Palace, and the Hungarian State Opera House, hopping on and off whenever you like. For a more comprehensive experience, upgrade your ticket to include a cruise and a night tour.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes to 2 hours 20 minutes
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Budapest Day Trip from Vienna With Hotel Pick-Up

Budapest Day Trip from Vienna With Hotel Pick-Up

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Make the most out of your trip to Europe with a day trip to Budapest from Vienna. Enjoy the scenery of the Hungarian countryside as you travel eastward with your guide. See top attractions when you arrive, including the Parliament Building, Heroes’ Square and the panoramic views of Fisherman’s Bastion. Your day trip to Budapest will conclude with transportation back to Vienna.
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  • 13 hours
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Budapest Tuk Tuk City Tour

Budapest Tuk Tuk City Tour

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Hop into a soft-top tuk-tuk with a driver-guide and explore Budapest by three wheels on this shared tour. Most commonly found in Asia, tuk-tuks are perfect for navigating Budapest’s streets and discovering hidden places inaccessible to bigger vehicles. Breeze by the landmarks, stop for photos, and absorb the atmosphere on a flexible itinerary. Downtown pickup and drop-off included, with a choice of multiple departure times.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Budapest Jewish Heritage Walking Tour

Budapest Jewish Heritage Walking Tour

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Travel through Budapest’s historic Jewish Quarter on a walking tour and learn about the community that remains active there today. See the Kazinczy Street Synagogue, Raul Wallenberg Holocaust Memorial Park, the Jewish Museum and more, as your guide discusses in-depth the Jewish heritage behind the streets that you pass. With two routes to choose from, you’ll hear about the community’s past and the important role that the Jewish culture plays in contemporary Hungarian society.
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  • 3 hours
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Budapest Castle District Walk with Matthias Church Entry
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Budapest Castle District Walk with Matthias Church Entry

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Admire the beautiful Buda Castle District on a walking tour in Budapest. Follow a local guide around the cobblestone streets and hear stories of the city’s rich history. See UNESCO World Heritage sites like the Royal Palace, as well as the lesser-known landmarks such as Sandor Palace. Be sure to capture pictures with family and friends from the panoramic lookout of Fisherman’s Bastion before you head out.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Budapest Danube River Sightseeing Night Cruise by Legenda City Cruises

Budapest Danube River Sightseeing Night Cruise by Legenda City Cruises

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View Budapest’s floodlit landmarks by boat on a Danube River evening cruise. Settle on the glass-enclosed vessel, and admire the cityscapes as you cruise by the UNESCO-listed riverbanks, glass in hand. Admire the Hungarian Parliament and Buda Castle district twinkling with lights, and sail under the illuminated Chain Bridge and other bridges. Your choice of Champagne, wine, beer, soda, or mineral water, Wi-Fi, and onboard film and commentary included.
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  • 1 hour
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Budapest All in One Walking Tour with Cafe Stop
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Budapest All in One Walking Tour with Cafe Stop

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Stretch your legs and see the sights on this Budapest walking tour. Your local guide leads you to the jewels of the city, including UNESCO World Heritage sites like Heroes’ Square, where iconic statues of the Seven Chieftains of the Magyars sit, as well as the beautiful Buda Castle. Take a break with a delicious Hungarian dessert and a hot drink. This walking tour is limited to 10 people, keeping the experience intimate as you discover all that this incredible city has to offer.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Entrance to Széchenyi Spa & Guided Palinka Experience Combo Ticket

Entrance to Széchenyi Spa & Guided Palinka Experience Combo Ticket

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Skip the line at Széchenyi Spa, the largest public bath Budapest with 18 indoor and outdoor pools. Under neo-baroque domes, enjoy full-day access to a handful of steam rooms, saunas, and springs-fed baths. Dip in the impressive outdoor pool or soak up the sauna in the city that is famous for its relaxing baths. This ticket includes your own locker or changing cabin and the option to upgrade your experience with a massage.
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  • 9 hours
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Dinner & Cruise on the Danube in Budapest

Dinner & Cruise on the Danube in Budapest

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Experience the beautiful sights of Budapest on a cruise along the Danube River. See famous landmarks such as the Chain Bridge, which connects the eastern and western sides of the city, as well as Buda Castle. On board you can enjoy wine and Hungarian sparkling wine and a buffet-style dinner included on the cruise, based on the tour option selected. Live music sets the mood as you glide past the capital city’s stunning backdrop.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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Budapest Card

Budapest Card

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Discover Budapest with a 24, 48, 72, 96 or 120-hour Budapest Card, providing discounts, tours and transportation while you explore the city independently. Enjoy free entry to top museums, two complimentary walking tours, admission to the thermal baths and more. Your card also includes discounts at popular restaurants, free public transportation and a guidebook with helpful information about the included services.
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  • 4 days
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Budapest: Night Cruise with Welcome Drink & Audio Guide

Budapest: Night Cruise with Welcome Drink & Audio Guide

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Budapest dazzles at night, so get a romantic new perspective on the Hungarian capital with this popular evening cruise. Glide down the Danube River past illuminated landmarks like the impressive Parliament Building, sparkling bridges, lively Pest promenade, and Buda Castle. Kick off the festive, hour-long voyage with a welcome drink of sparkling wine, and learn about passing sights through recorded English commentary.
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  • 55 minutes
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Budapest ❤️Highlights❤️ Live Guided Segway Tour

Budapest ❤️Highlights❤️ Live Guided Segway Tour

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Round up Budapest’s sights with ease and learn to ride a Segway personal transporter on a private city Segway tour. Choose a departure time to fit your schedule and cruise around Buda and Pest’s landmarks without the inconvenience of walking, catching buses, or jostling with others in a large tour group. Ideal for travelers seeking a quick and fun overview of the city, the tour includes training, equipment, and photos.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Budapest Private Tuk Tuk Half-Day Tour

Budapest Private Tuk Tuk Half-Day Tour

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Add a fun twist to your sightseeing tour in Budapest and see the sights aboard a motorized tuk-tuk. Glide around the Buda Castle District; hop off to take photos of Heroes’ Square, Matthias Church, and the Garden of Philosophy; and see the Chain Bridge, St. Stephen's Basilica, and the Hungarian Parliament building.
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  • 4 hours
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Budapest Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna

Budapest Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna

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Get more out of your time in Vienna by going on an action-packed day trip to Budapest. You’ll have a hassle-free day as round-trip transportation is included. Once you arrive in Budapest, a guide will take you on a tour of the most important city sites, so you won’t need to navigate. Highlights include views from Gellért Hill, Fisherman’s Bastion, the Hungarian Parliament, Heroes’ Square, and St. Stephen's Basilica.
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  • 12 hours
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Budapest Sunset Ride Tour - 2 Hrs

Budapest Sunset Ride Tour - 2 Hrs

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The most romantic segway trip we can offer. Would you like to admire terrific evening sunset view from Citadella? Or to see how the city glows at night? Choose this evening segway tour! Starting from Pest downtown after a proper segway practice session we will take you up the Gellert hill to enjoy the breathtaking sunset. On our way to the hill we will cross stunning Elisabeth Bridge with great view on Gellert waterfall and statue on the Buda side. On the half way up we will make a stop at the Garden of Philosophy, to take a break from rush and noise of the city. Next on our evening Segway journey will be Citadel, one of the highest points in the city with a marvelous view to admire. After the Citadel, we will continue our way to the Buda Castle to observe the evening city glowing in the darkness! Take this evening Segway tour to see beautiful views of Budapest that you won’t forget!
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  • 2 hours
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Moonlight Tour

Moonlight Tour

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For a not-so-typical night tour perfect for admiring Budapest's city lights, this moonlight hot rod adventure lets you take the wheel while you explore the city. You can hop in your mini tour vehicle and join your group to cruise the streets. As you drive around the historic quarters of Budapest, you glide up Andrássy Avenue, see the neo-Gothic Hungarian Parliament Building, cross into Buda to admire the Citadel, and more.
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  • 2 hours
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All-Day (7 hours) PRIVATE City Tour of Budapest With Lunch And Cruise

All-Day (7 hours) PRIVATE City Tour of Budapest With Lunch And Cruise

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Discover the best of Budapest with this full-day private tour. Spend the first part of the day exploring the city by private transport and visiting sites such as City Park, St. Stephen’s Basilica,  Parliament, and the Castle area. After hours of exploring, enjoy a 3-course meal at a local restaurant before hopping aboard a 2-hour cruise along the Danube with a stop at Margaret Island.
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  • 7 hours
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4 hours long private minivan tour in Budapest

4 hours long private minivan tour in Budapest

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Explore the capital of Hungary on a 4-hour private minivan tour through the city. Visit Budapest’s main highlights such as the Parliament Building, the Buda Castle district, Fisherman’s Bastion, the State Opera House and much more. Listen to informative commentary from your private tour guide about the history and culture of Budapest and Hungary as you explore the Buda and Pest sides.
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  • 4 hours
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Private City Tour in Budapest 6 hours

Private City Tour in Budapest 6 hours

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Explore Budapest with your own private guide on a full-day tour that covers the highlights in a short time. Take in landmarks including Heroes' Square, the City Park, Vajdahunyad Castle, Széchenyi Thermal Bath, and the Budapest Zoo. Walk around Buda’s Castle District, get sweeping views from Gellért Hill, stop into Central Market Hall, and see the Jewish Quarter and Dohány Street Synagogue, the largest synagogue in Europe.
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  • 6 hours
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Citadella and Gellert Hill Segway Tour

Citadella and Gellert Hill Segway Tour

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Offering the best view in town, Gellert Hill is the ideal location for photographing the Hungarian capital. But the tiring hike to get there can be time consuming and difficult for many people. Make your journey to the top easy and enjoyable on a 90-minute Segway tour. The scenic route also takes you past some of the city's most popular landmarks, including Elisabeth Bridge, Philosophy Gardens, and the Liberty Statue.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Budapest Private Boat Tour
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Budapest Private Boat Tour

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Navigate around the Hungarian capital city of Budapest on a private boat tour. With a private group of up to 10 people and a dedicated guide, you'll be guaranteed personalized attention and an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 1 hour
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$161.43
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New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise in Budapest

New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise in Budapest

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Ring in the new year right on a casual Danube cruise. Enjoy unlimited beer, house wine, and soft drinks, plus a glass of Champagne when the clock strikes midnight. This New Year's Eve river cruise also includes a buffet of hot and cold appetizers. Along the way, you’ll see the iconic sights of Budapest illuminated at night.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Should I book Citadella tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Citadella can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Citadella 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Citadella costs USD 10.38. Guided Citadella tours start around USD 10.38 per person.
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