Explore Budapest in a different way

A city with such variety and versatility can of course be explored in many different ways. Since the central area is quite small almost everything important can be reached on foot.

From the Chain Bridge you can get to Heroes' Square in about 30 minutes or to the Castle District in 10 minutes. It is even faster if you cycle along the newly built bike lanes. Several companies offer bike rentals and guided tours. If you feel like a boat ride, the options include the floating amphibious bus River Ride, a private speedboat, the public boat lines, excursion boats, party boats and night cruises with dinner and live music.

There are plenty of exciting means of transport to choose from. You'll have a superb view on the city from tram #2 and the funicular in the Castle District. Whether you choose a Segway, an electric scooter, or a motorcycle tour, you can move through the town quickly. If you feel like living retro you can discover the city with Old-timers and Trabants.

Theme-based tours have recently become popular. You can also choose from culinary tours, design fashion tours, Jewish tours, pub crawls, night tours, "Secrets of Budapest" tours, ghost tours, gardens and parks tours, or "Budapest of Records". Sightseeing doesn't even have to cost anything: free walking tours leave daily at 10:30 and 14:30 from the Lion Fountain at Vörösmarty square in the center of Pest.

If you long for art and culture, you can explore more than 70 museums, as well as the fine architecture of the Opera House and concert halls. The Bartók Béla Concert Hall has phenomenal acoustics and lies within the walls of the elegant Palace of Arts, which has won several important architectural prizes. In the Concert Hall of the Music Academy you can listen to the most delightful sounds in a marvelous Art Nouveau setting, and at the Opera House follow in the footsteps of Queen Elisabeth „Sisi" and Gustav Mahler.