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Sightseeing Tours

Gold Hotel Budapest’s staff offers sightseeing tours, programs and activities in Budapest.
You may also choose from our preplanned tours. Click on the tour name and find famous Budapest attactions to visit.

You can also create your own self-guided walking tour here.

Walk starts from Gold Hotel Budapest
1. Walk south to the top of the Gellert Hill. The first stop is the most beautiful view of Budapest on the left hand side.
2. The Citadel and the Liberty statue are the next stop. There is a small history museum inside the Citadel.
3. Walking down the other side of the hill, you will find an interesting Cave Church.
4. Next stop is the famous Gellert Thermal Spa at the bottom of the Gellert Hill. Medical treatments, relaxing massage are available here.
5. Walk through the green Liberty bridge and find the Market Hall on the right. It’s a typical market, but Hungarian souveniers can be bought too.
6. Walk east towards and find the Hungarian National Museum building.
7. Walk north to reach the final stop, the Synagogue building.
Walk starts from Gold Hotel Budapest
1. Walk north and cross the Taban park to reach the Buda Castle area, part of the World Heritage sites.
2. The Rock Hospital is on the left, the National Széchenyi Library’s elevator on the right. Take the lift to get to the Royal Castle area.
3. Here you can visit the Hungarian National Gallery and the Hungarian History Museum. There is a beautiful view of the Danube from the terrace.
4. Walking north from the Royal Castle, the national crowning temple will appear called Matthias Church.
5. Don’t miss the Fishermen’s Bastion on the right with the statue of King Stephen – first King of Hungary.
6. It’s time to walk back to the funicular to get down to the Clark Ádám Square, where the 0 kilometer stone stands.
7. Don’t cross the old Tunnel. Walk the other way accross the Chain Bridge with the 2 lions, the oldest bridge of Hungary.
8. Turn left to see the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Behind the building you will see the most beautiful church in Budapest, the St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
9. Come back to the Danube, walk north to find the beautiful building of the Parliament.
Start from Gold Hotel Budapest
1. Take bus nr. 8 or 112 to get across Elisabeth bridge. The third stop is Ferenciek tere, get off and walk north crossing the large road.
2. The main shopping street is the Váci walking street leads to Vörösmarty square.
3. Try the 100 years old Millennium underground, the first underground in the continent.
4. You may get off at the famous National Opera House or the Terror House with Holocaust memorials.
5. The underground takes you to Heroes’ square with the Millennium Memorial and 2 museums: the Museum of Fine Arts on the left, and Museum of Modern Art on the right.
6. Crossing the Heroe’s square you reach the City Park. There are many things to do: Vajdahunyad Castle, Széchenyi Thermal Spa, Budapest Zoo, Museum of Transportation. Boating or ice skating are also available.
Start from Gold Hotel Budapest
1. Walk west to Bach square, take busz nr 212, at Pethényi street change to bus nr 21A to the final stop. You arrive to the green Normafa, lungs of Budapest.
2. There are several hiking trails to walk. There is the Elisabeth viewpoint with beautiful view of Budapest. The chairlift and the small railway managed by students are all existing programs. This is a great place with children, several playgrounds are waiting for you in the fresh air.
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General information about Budapest

Budapest is the capital and the largest city of Hungary, and one of the largest cities in the European Union.

It’s the country’s political, cultural, commercial, industrial and transportation centre. It has nearly two million inhabitants.

Hungary’s most visited tourist destination is Budapest. It is situated on both banks of the Danube. Pest height of 100-150 meters above sea level, the highest point in the Buda hills 529 meters.

Budapest’s recorded history begins with the Roman town of Aquincum, founded around 89 AD.

The area was occupied around the year 896 by the Magyars, the ancestors of today’s ethnic Hungarians, who a century later founded the kingdom of Hungary.

Mongol invaders came in 1241 ruining all Hungary.
The Ottoman Turks’ conquest of most of Hungary in the 16th century interrupted the cities’ growth for 150 years.

It became a single city with the amalgamation in 1873 of right-bank Buda and Óbuda with Pest on the left bank.

The Austro-Hungarian monarchy was over at the end of the World War I. Hungary lost more than two third of the former kingdom’s territory by the Trianon Peace Agreement, but kept Budapest as the capital of a smaller but sovereign state.

Currency: Hungarian Forint, HUF
Hungarian forint remained in use even after Hungary’s accession to the European Union (2004).
Coins: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200
Banknotes: 500, 1 000, 2 000, 5 000, 10 000, 20 000
Budapest has a continental climate.
The hottest months: July and August. The temperature can reach 30-34 degrees Celsius.
The coldest months: December and January, when thermometer may show minus degrees Celsius.

Central European time zone: GMT + 1 hour.
Between end of March and end of October time zone: GMT +2 hours.
National holidays:
– 1 January
– 15 March
– 1 May
– 20 August
– 23 October

Christian holidays:
– Easter Friday, Monday
– Whit Monday
– All Saints Day (1 November)
– Christmas (25,26 December)

Hungary’s electricity network operates at 230 volts, continental type connectors.
Hungary’s prefix: +36
Budapest prefix: 1
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