We will meet on Batthyány square with the famous baroque church St. Anna and a lot of history. Even legendary Casanova visited this place for getting treatment in one of the thermal spa's. You will take the regional commuter train HEV to O-Buda, or "Old-Buda", presumably the oldest part of Budapest. The Romans built here their town Aquincum. You will be welcomed by the oldest Synagoge from Budapest, which is fully operational and completely renovated. After passing St. Peter and Paul on the way to the district's center and diving under the Arpad Bridge the surprise: Old-Buda, a small village within the City. See the Zichy Palace, which houses the Vasarely Museum with Hungarian Popart. A unique opportunity in Christmas time is an authentic Christmas Market far away from main tourist routes. Local crafted products and culinary experiences are awaiting you. Beside that are additional programs like ice skating. Enjoy the atmosphere and taste a mulled wine. You will be back at Batthány square around 18:30 (6:30 p.m.) There is always some flexibility in the program and possibility for some personalization, but this is depending on the group.
The tour will be usually guided by Thomas, if he is unavailable he will inform you about that in advance and the options. Thomas has a degree in economics, is enthusiastic traveler and licensed tour guide. He is Austrian, docent at the West-Hungarian University and living long time in Budapest. He enjoys quality food and drinks and is operating also the company "Bike & Relax", offering professional bicycle tours. With his bike tours he has reached world wide highest review ratings. Explore with him Budapest, join for an insider trip and learn about the living in Hungary.
The secrets of Batthyány Square, bloody history of a revolution, a womanizer before "Me-Too", baroque St. Anna, the White Cross House, the Four-Season-House, St. Francis and a spectacular view on the Parliament. The Synagoge of Old-Buda, Aquincum, St. Peter & Paul, Main Square and the Holy Trinity Square of Old-Buda, a village within the City. Another highlight is the authentic Christmas Market.