19th Century Splendor of the Imperial City: Budapest Virtual Tour

Take a virtual journey across the city of Budapest and discover how the twin cities were united.

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Join us for a special virtual tour of Budapest with a local expert guide with over 20 years of experience and ask questions as you journey across the city. Time travel from Roman times to Modern Day in the city. During the tour, you'll learn about the foundation of Hungary and the Hungarian Parliament. Discover why it's called the "Paris of the East" and the unification of Buda and Pest. Hear all about the 19th century golden age of Budapest under the Habsburg rule and the dual monarchy.

Tour Details
  • Interactive Virtual Tour
  • Explore The City of Budapest
  • The Imperial City
  • Local Expert Guide
  • Visit The Hungarian Parliament
  • Learn All About the History and Culture
  • Discover Iconic Sites Across the City
  • Live Q&A
  • Tips & Recommendations for Visiting

Coming up next: February 27th at 2 pm EST.

Did you know that Budapest was only united from the two parts, Buda and Pest in 1873? In those days of the golden age – under Habsburg rule - the Hungarian capital was rivaling with Vienna and there was no cost high enough to show off the wealth, the skills, the talent and the beauty throughout the breathtaking architecture of the city? Would you like to hear about the continent’s first metro line that was opened in 1896? Find out how Budapest evolved to be a thriving, vibrant, cosmopolitan metropolis!

This 60 minute Budapest experience includes:

  • An expert licensed Budapest Guide fluent in English

  • A 1-hour online experience touring the Hungarian Parliament, St. Stephen Basilica and Heroes Square

  • A live Q&A session to answer any questions regarding the content and visiting Budapest

Buda & Pest – the twin cities

Find out who occupied the land of today’s Hungary before the Hungarians. What happened when the Hungarian tribes arrived here? How Hungary fought for its independence over the centuries!

Hungarian Parliament

How come that Hungary - a country of 10 million inhabitants today - features the third largest Parliament building in the whole world? The Hungarian Houses of Parliament is the biggest building of Hungary and is much more than just the home of legislation, but it is a very important symbol of national integrity, sovereignty, and the aim to be independent in the 19th century. The great Hungarian architect – Imre Steindl – was inspired by many other European buildings – among others – the British Parliament. If you would like to see breathtaking hallways, grandiose staircases, paintings, statues, colorful stained-glass windows, golden leaves, and marble columns - it is all there! The Parliament is also the home of the Holy Crown of Hungary, together with the Coronation Jewels.

St. Stephen Basilica

The largest church of Budapest was named after the founder of Hungary, King St. Stephen, who founded Hungary in 1000. His historical role is inevitable, he has established the Hungarian state, meanwhile converted Hungarians to the Roman Catholic religion. The church is in line with the 19th-century eclectic style, comprising several styles from the past. The strong historical roots based on the Catholic religion are symbolized through several historical figures of Hungary! Who is depicted on the main altar? Whose relic is kept in the church? Find out!

Heroes’ Square and the City Park

How do you celebrate properly a country’s 1000 years birthday? Build breathtaking, brand new buildings, create elegant boulevards and avenues, throw in curiosities such as underground, giant monuments and host a world’s fair! That was how the millennium was celebrated in Hungary in 1896. The center of the festivities was Heroes’ Square, which features statues of the most outstanding historical figures of the 1000 years of Hungarian history. City Park hosted the Millennium Fair for which 600 exhibition halls were built.

What you get with this tour
An English-Speaking Expert Licensed Budapest Guide
A 1-hour online experience touring the Hungarian Parliament, St. Stephen Basilica, and Heroes Square
A live Q&A session to answer any questions regarding the content and visiting Budapest
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1/31/2021
Excellent

Excellent guided tour including a lot of history and many beautiful buildings. Andrea Makkay did a wonderful job!

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Marie Andree Lortie
1/18/2021
Great way to see the world!

We loved the tour of Budapest. I would have liked less facts and more places to see and hear about. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and had an outstanding way of presenting her ideas to us. Very interesting. Maybe it would be a good idea to bring in information about food and family connections, etc.

1/15/2021
Andrea Makkay is the BEST tour guide we have had

The virtual tour of 19th century Budapest was excellent but even more do because our guide Andrea Makkay was top notch. We give her seven out of five stars. Excellent factual, historic and visual presentation with a lot of personality and charisma. Thank you!

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